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It’s Hard to Be a Politician…

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Hmm…so hard to understand…I wonder why in the world the public would presume that politicians lie to us?

“In this presumption of guilt culture, which is what has come about in Washington in the last 10 or 15 years, there must be a sense of anger there and an inability to manage the facts,” said Lanny J. Davis, a lawyer in Washington who was brought into the Clinton White House to help deal with the multiple investigations of that administration. “It’s hard to imagine how bad it is. You sit at your desk and you know what the facts are, but you can’t get them out to the public because the lawyers tell you you can’t – or if you can, the noise from the presumption of guilt culture overwhelms the facts.”

The noise from the “presumption of guilt culture”? How could anyon hear the noise from the presumption of guilt culture over the cacophony of lies?

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it’s a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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  • You are my breathing in, I have few blogs and infrequently run out from post :). “Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.” by E. B. White.

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