Not that we didn’t know already.
Get ready to shatter all your idealistic illusions about how government works.
HAHAHAHAHAHA! Damn, that’s funny. You gotta…wait, what? You’re SERIOUS?
A forthcoming book called The Confessions of Congressman X, purportedly written by a sitting (and rumored to be Democratic) congressman, promises to be an anonymous revelation of everything terrible you’ve always suspected about America’s representatives in Washington.
They have a few quotes from the book, which I’ll let you click on over to read. They’re exactly what you’d expect, if you know anything at all about what kind of government we really have. I’ll content myself with lifting just one here:
It’s far easier than you think to manipulate a nation of naive, self-absorbed sheep who crave instant gratification.
Oh, I don’t know about all that, seeing as how I think it’s pretty damned easy–so easy even a professional politician can do it.