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Monday, March 23, 2009

No Longer a Game

Is it just me, or has there been the level of accountability within the US risen drastically in the past few months? I know we are going through rough times and all that, but I can’t remember the last time a comedy talk show host has challenged an entire network’s credibility and agenda.

And that’s just the tip. It’s almost as though the floodgates have been opened in many areas. People are coming out with the truth. People are showing a little skepticism. This all seems quite novel to me after the age of Bush – an era of excuses and fast talking that seems to be rapidly dissipating.

Maddoff was caught. The general consensus, without hesitation, seems to be ‘let him burn.’

And he should.

The House of Representatives took less than a week to respond to the ludicrous bonus structure that was going to pay Executives of Fannie Mae and AIG over $165 million. Now they will only see ten percent of that.

And it only continues; more examples of this accountability spill over from our new, shiny administration. Tom Daschle was vehemently removed after revealing his post congressional, under the table lobbying stint. Nancy Killefer withdrew her own nomination after personal ‘tax stuff.’ Timothy Geithner squeezed through despite more tax issues, but now draws heavy flack for his poor management of companies like AIG and faces a potential pink slip.

America’s favorite past time continues to endure a perpetually worsening upheaval. Can things get any worse?

Yeah, they definitely can. The calm comes after the storm. And with accountability like this, I can’t help but look forward to the moral potential that America will gain and retain after more time like this. Remember – it’s only been about 60 days.

And like John Stewart said, “This isn’t a ****ing game.”

Not anymore it isn’t.


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