Couldn’t have said it better…

By Adam | June 21, 2006

I stumbled upon this quote this morning…

“When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.”
  – George Bernard Shaw

Ok, so I didn’t exactly stumble upon it as much as had it served up hot and fresh in my Google Quote of the Day widget. Regardless of how this tasty nugget came to me, it still made me think (which, as previously discussed, can be a scary thing).

How often do our leaders claim to be doing their duty when they commit actions that are clearly a) something to be ashamed of and b) considered somewhat “stupid” by the mass populace? It woudl seem to me that this means a vast majority of our leaders are “stupid.” Hey, I didn’t make the observation… blame Mr. Shaw.

So… the next time your city leaders commit $8 bazillion dollars to a no-bid sewer construction product or a government official decides to piss in the Wheaties of a crazed nuke-wielding foreign leader… don’t get mad or anger… pity the fool, as it’s not our fault they are stupid.

Topics: Misc., Politics | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “Couldn’t have said it better…”

Chris Says:
July 11th, 2006 at 1:42 pm

It may not be our fault that our leaders are so stupid, but it is our fault they are our leaders.

xerocube Says:
July 11th, 2006 at 1:49 pm

You know, Chris… You have a point.

We need to get people more active in the polls to elect “better” leaders. How do we go about this?