Discussion Topic: On Political Posers, Cowboys, and Chickenhawks

That Vermont Gov. James Douglas showed up at a stream bank on the state's opening day of trout season and had an assistant bait his hook seems to have touched a nerve with Rutland Herald writer Dennis Jensen:

_I think this speaks volumes about what is wrong with the people we elect to lead us. We get had, again and again, by people in elected office who pretend to be something they are not. . . .

And it's not just Douglas. . . We elected a president who struts around like a cowboy who just jumped off the meanest bull in the rodeo. . . .

Washington is full of phony sunshine patriots, Chickenhawks like Dick Cheney who seem to love making war plans, but who did everything in their power to avoid serving in Vietnam. . . .

Our elected officials go on the record opposing homosexual rights, then get caught in gay encounters. We have governors and senators who talk tough on prostitution, then get their faces plastered on Page One for shacking up with hookers. Phonies, hypocrites, liars. . . .

What the hell has happened to us?_

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