On Glissando Skids

Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“As corrupting as political power may be, not everyone is corrupted by it, at least not to the same grievous extent. Yet, even if one starts out with some measure of integrity and good intentions, the longer one is entrenched in power, the more likely one is to lose one’s way. Little by little, and then in leaps and bounds, one goes along to get along, learning to appreciate the perks of power and the advantages of cooperating with party bosses, forgetting one’s desire to buck the establishment and always do the right thing. Within just five years, formerly fiscally conservative U.S. Senators Jim Risch and Mike Crapo, both Republicans ‘representing’ Idaho, started swerving toward the abyss. Now they’re on glissando skids.” (09/02/21)