Monday, November 22, 2010

A Dark Humor Pervades US Politics

By Don Monkerud
November 22, 2010

A U.S. senator has an affair with the treasurer of his election campaign and political action committee. He then gives her a no-interest loan of $40,000, and pays $15,000 for her children's private school tuition. After their affair becomes public, he fires her, gives her husband a lucrative lobbying job to keep him quiet, and his parents give her $100,000 as a "gift."

Read on.

1 comment:

Kevin Ryan said...

Cathleen Black's biggest professional accomplishment was the 2006 "Popular Mechanics" response to the 9-11 truth movement.

She replaced the editorial staff of the magazine with some dubious characters who were promoted as experts in all aspects of terrorism, engineering, and science. It turned out that they were, instead, simply propagandists.

The funny thing is that many people bought the idea that the truth about 9-11 was a matter of popularity, as the name of that glossy magazine of gadgetry suggested.

Dark humor, indeed.