Wednesday, August 9

Cynical? Yeah, Right.

On one of the Sunday Morning news shows the panelists were bemoaning the fact that 20-34 year old males who get their news from watching The Daily Show tend to be cynical about politicians.

And what, exactly, is wrong with that?

Sure, we'd all like to believe that politicians are dedicated public servants who are only interested in the betterment of society and the nation.

We'd all like to believe that George W. Bush is a wily good ol' boy with a secret plan to fix up the Middle East, too.

But as we enter our 20-34 years we outgrow our belief in fairy tales.

Face it, there are only 3 things that a politician really believes in:

1. Getting re-elected.
2. Getting re-elected.
3. Getting re-elected.

Of course, I suppose if you're a politician you have to believe that it is only through re-election that you can accomplish the betterment of society and the nation.

The problem is getting Jon Stewart to believe it too.

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