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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Buh-Bye, Bob

Bob Menendez is not going to get any tears from me.  He is a product of the corrupt Hudson County Machine.  My guess is that his crimes are fairly minor, less than Don Young's ongoing cycle of corruption.  In fact, hopefully the charges against Menendez are part of a larger effort to bring corrupt officials into court.

I don't think this is a sophisticated case of "nut cutting" whereby the Obama Administration is going after a critic of its Cuba and Iran policy.

But Menendez certainly didn't win himself any allies at the other end of the Pennsylvania Avenue.  He has few friends left in the Democratic party when it comes to foreign policy and he's the ranking freaking member of the committee.

New Jersey is and always has been the cesspool of American politics, competing with Louisiana for the most corrupt state for the last 100 years.  This is surprising to exactly no one.

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