Alt on Mary Landrieu and Miguel Estrada
Posted by Peter W. Schramm
Robert Alt has a good piece on National Review Online titled ¿Cómo
Se Dice Liar? about Mary Landrieus duplicitous use of Miguel Estrada in a campaign ad.
10:53 AM / February 14, 2003
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To Senor Alt I say muy bien. You ripped her a new one and she deserved it.
This simply proves that Bill Clinton did leave a legacy.
Mary Landrieu is a politician therefore she is duplicitous. In a sense I almost respect the fact that she would stick up for some of her (no doubt radical) liberal beliefs, rather than cater to the interests of those who elected her. If you follow the link you will arrive at a book review of "Hypocrisy and integrity" put out by none other than the Ashbrook Center (1998). The book involves a comparison of Rousseau and Machiavelli.
"Arguing that hypocrisy can be constructive and that strictly principled behavior can be destructive, she explores the full range of ethical choices by brilliantly distinguishing among the varieties of hypocrisy and integrity."
I havent read the book(but I plan on doing so), and in the end I have no real desire to defend the senator from Louisiana.(but, I do think that questions of principle/ideology should trump stated political goals of race/diversity.)Questions of consistency, hypocrisy and integrity are the most interesting ones in all of politics.