A RANT BASED ON NEWS OF THE PAST FEW DAYS–PLEASE ADD YOUR FAVORITES OR PREACH FORGIVENESS
Larry Craig and the people who want to place him in the Idaho Hall of Fame cheapen the “honor” for all who follow.
Sandy Berger, who stole highly classified documents from the National Archives, and lied to investigators, is now an adviser to presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. News reports say his security clearance has been suspended until September 2008…if a guy will lie and steal from his government should NOT have a security clearance.
Former Boise Mayor Brent Coles is featured on the cover of a local slick magazine which pretty much blames good journalists “seeking ratings” as the reason for his demise. He is off probation for his crimes and is trying to reinvent himself by telling a reporter he made a mistake: he should have fired some of those on his staff!!
Atlantic City Mayor Robert Levy has disappeared and is expected to resign after getting caught falsifying military records and taking a pension he apparently did not deserve.
Look at Barry Bonds and his steroid induced home run record–Mickey, the Babe and Hank hardly compare.
Then there is the betrayal of track star and liar Marion Jones who got religion of some sort and returned her ill gotten Olympic medals after the steroid use became public.
Not to be outdone, Floyd Landis has lost his 2006 Tour de France bicycling title as organizers of the event no longer consider him the winner–another doping victim.
Canyon County was in disarray over paying the prosecutor’s son for more than a year to not work after kiddy porn pictures were apparently found on his computer.
There are almost daily reports of “attempted child enticement” acts throughout the valley as children flee motorists offering them rides.
Even the Boy Scouts of America seek to cover up a history of abuse of two dozen kids by a Scout Leader. It happened in Idaho Falls and the scouting organization got the records sealed.
Catholic Churches are spending millions defending perverted priests and settling decades of abuse charges.
Britney Spears is featured nightly on TV doing something outrageous to her children or cavorting in a drug induced stupor.
All these high profile people have one thing in common: They are NOT victims. They have brought fame and shame upon themselves and made it just a little harder for decent people to have faith in sports, government, politics, religion, or their fellow man.
It is nice to “forgive,” but in most of these cases the bad guys are repeat offenders, were previously caught, yet there are many who tolerate and excuse such acts.
We are a city, county, state, and nation in dire need of HONEST leaders at all levels.
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