Peder D4

Discussion of politics and other odious things

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Political Dynasties

Why are political dynasties ok?

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton defended American political dynasties — including her own — arguing some families may just have a “predisposition” to become presidents.
In an interview published Tuesday with Der Spiegel, Clinton batted down the notion that a succession of Bushes and Clintons in the White House would turn American politics into a monarchy.
“We had two Roosevelts,” the former secretary of state told the German publication. “We had two Adams. It may be that certain families just have a sense of commitment or even a predisposition to want to be in politics.”
 I'd like to see someone defend this type of sentiment and then explain to me how inequality is a prime problem for our country.  Oh, I have no doubt that the same person could do both, but they'd have to sacrifice intellectual honesty to do so.