Amses: The new poster boy | Perspective | – Barre Montpelier Times Argus

We’ve got to assume the plethora of disingenuous politicians did not just slither out of the Earth’s crust like prehistoric life forms abruptly jolted into consciousness at some obscure biomedical research facility. Officeholder veracity has long been suspect. Half a century ago, Lenny Bruce explained: “There’s no crooked politicians … there’s never a lie because there’s never any truth.”

While “never” might be an exaggeration, the political class has rarely been considered a bastion of honesty, frequently held up as a sterling example of the opposite.

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