Not many politicians are willing to give it to you straight, no chaser. Even fewer are willing to say anything that can't be carefully turned into a campaign-commercial ready sound bite. It's all about saying the right
things to pacify the American electorate - which usually results in telling Americans what they think we want to hear versus the actual truth.
That's why despite his not having a chance in hell of getting the nomination, I appreciate former Alaskan Senator Mike Gravel for leveling with Americans. Click here
to see the video in which Mike says the following:
"I'm prepared to tell you that Americans are getting fatter and dumber. I have no problem saying that.""I've also said that Americans are going to get the government they deserve. And so if things are going bad, just remember who put these people in power."
The Cynical Ones.