On the subject of the President’s visit to Graceland today, The Corpuscle had a few words about the humanizing of our government:
Yes, that’s right. What of it? Government should (that word again!) be a moral enterprise. It should be honest. It should be competent. It should look to the welfare of the nation. It should be generally better at what it does than the rest of us generally are at what we do.
For the sake of egalitarian democracy, our future political leaders should be aspiring to join a club that wouldn’t let the rest of us through the door, not because we don’t have the money to get in, or the right connections, but because most of us don’t have the competency chops to get the work of governing a nation done in an honest, intelligent, and responsible manner.
As if sent to prove the point, Ted Stevens says this from the Senate floor about net neutrality:
I just the other day got, an internet was sent by my staff at 10 o’clock in the morning on Friday and I just got it yesterday. Why?
Because it got tangled up with all these things going on the internet commercially.
I really think Ted Stevens needs to stop being such a policy wonk and start getting real with the people.