Michael Totten

The Unbearable Lightness of Scandals

Here’s a shocker.

WASHINGTON – John Kerry’s protests against the Vietnam War and President Bush’s wartime service in the National Guard generate disapproval largely among people who already have made up their minds against that particular candidate, according to a national poll released Friday.

The scandal mongers are surely trying to win over independents by smearing the other guy. It doesn’t work, obviously, but it does make the outraged feel superior. Political sleaze seems to me a strange form of emotional therapy, but hey, go with whatever works for ya. It had better feel good, because it wastes everyone else’s time.