by Jack Reeves
In too many instances, though, I detect that so-called public servants, self-cloaked in 'for-the-public-good,' are self-servants.
Because our national political system contains a significant number of determined-to-survive egos, self-interest and its consequences can and do adversely affect the rest of us.
What causes the great difference between two Kentucky-raised Republicans, Abraham Lincoln and Sen. Mitch McConnell? Lincoln preserved a strong federal government; McConnell champions what cost Lincoln his life: states' rights.
I suggest that advocating smaller government enables the senator to channel his ego and its interests. He doesn't need the job. Worth perhaps $33 million, he's the 12th wealthiest senator.
Thursday, McConnell urged extension of the Bush tax cuts. I can't help being angry and cynical.
Jack has a graduate degree in psychology and taught it.