Monday, August 13, 2012

Quote of the day


From Victor Davis Hanson:

From Eliot Spitzer to Elizabeth Warren to Fareed Zakaria — what is wrong with our elites? Do they assume that because they are on record for the proverbial people, or because they have been branded with an Ivy League degree, or because they are habitués of the centers of power between New York and Washington, or because they write for the old (but now money-losing) blue-chip brands (Time magazine, the New York Times, etc.), or because we see them on public and cable TV, or because they rule us from the highest echelons of government that they are exempt from the sorts of common ethical constraints that the rest of us must adhere to — at least if a society as sophisticated as ours is to work?

(italics, ours)

Forgive us our pitch fork-wielding democratic bent, but we've been wondering for years when it was the shine was going to come off that penny of two generations of Americans matriculating through those institutions that have drove this country into a ditch.

Oh, and do yourself a favor and read the whole thing, Hanson is on one.

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