Saturday, December 6, 2008
The Future of Politics?
I hate politics for so many reasons, but mainly because I don't think anyone ever tells the truth, or at least the whole truth. Not many of us are able to live a life telling half or less-than-half truths, yet people who are running for office seemingly get away with saying whatever the hell they want.
Of course, in the Blog Era, there are now watch dogs everywhere. From the Swift Boat team that torpedoed John Kerry to the Price is Right staff that felt it was necessary for us to know how much Sarah Palin's handbags cost, it's getting crazy out there.
And today when I think back to Bill Clinton's famous "I did not inhale" comment, for some reason, I think of Matt Leinart. I think of the Cardinals Party-going QB because I wonder if, in the future, candidates will be nailed Jackass Style in the middle of campaigns with pictures taken with cellphones during their college or post-college years.
Based on the politicians of the past (and present), it's a pretty good bet that we're not going to be choosing between altar boys, nor would we want to be choosing between altar boys. So, can we look forward to Gotcha photos in 2020? I say without a doubt.
Thankfully, and I've told all my friends this, I did not go to college during the digital era. Because while today I can admit I once had a mustache and a mullet (1983), to my knowledge there's not a single photo out there to prove it.