Sunday, October 25, 2015

Why Clinton gets a Pass

Photo: Mariomassone

There once was a politician who was bored as he sat on the Hill watching the village sheep. To amuse himself he took a great breath and sang out, "Scandal! Scandal! The President is sexually harassing the interns!" The village sheep came running up the Hill to help the politician impeach the President but when they arrived at the Hill, they found no scandal. The politician laughed at the sight of their angry faces.  "Don't cry 'Scandal', politician," said the village sheep, "when there's no Scandal!" They went grumbling back down the Hill. 

Later, the politician sang out again, "Corruption! Corruption! The Congressman is taking illegal campaign contributions!" To his naughty delight, he watched the village sheep run up the Hill to help him drive the corruption away.  When the village sheep saw no corruption they sternly said, "Save your frightened song for when there is really something wrong! Don't cry 'Corruption' when there is NO corruption!" But the politician just grinned and watched them go grumbling down the Hill once more. 

Later, he saw an embassy overrun by protesters. Alarmed, he leaped to his feet and sang out as loudly as he could, "Mismanagement! Mismanagement!" But the village sheep thought he was trying to fool them again, and so they didn't come.  At sunset, everyone wondered why the politician hadn't returned to the village with their benefit checks. They went up the Hill to find the politician. They found him weeping. "There really was Mismanagement here! The embassy was overrun and four were killed! I cried out, "Mismanagement!" Why didn't you come?" 

An old Supreme Court Justice tried to comfort the politician as they walked back to the village. "We'll help you find out what went wrong," he said, putting his arm around the politician, 

"Nobody believes a liar...even when he is telling the truth!"

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