Years ago, I worked with a software developer from the Ukraine. We were talking about something related to Russian politicians, and he abruptly looked at me and said: “They’re all creem-een-als.” Those of you who’ve known Eastern European emigres or read their materials know that they possess a certain biting wit. But this guy wasn’t joking. He meant it. He’d seen it. At the time, I laughed it off as hopeless cynicism.
Now I think I finally understand. I’ve really come to see politicians as largely a criminal class. Here’s yet another example.
There’s really no difference between this congresswoman and a thug in an alley with a switchblade.