Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
--C.S. Lewis--

Monday, January 5, 2009


Remember how, back when McCain named Palin as his veep, a bunch of "unanswered questions" surfaced that all turned out to be...what's the word...oh, yeah, not true. Things like forcing victims to pay for rape kits, belonging to the Alaska Independence Party, asking about banning books, etc. All of the accusations turned out to have a less solid basis in fact than the Dennis Kucinich's run-in with a UFO. Yet it didn't stop people in the press from mindlessly repeating the mantra that Palin "wasn't properly vetted" and pondering what this meant about McCain. Now that Obama's nominee for Commerce Secretary is stepping down amidst a grand-jury investigation, think any of those folks will suggest the same things about him? Yeah, didn't think so...