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Thread #65707   Message #1086704
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
05-Jan-04 - 07:27 PM
Thread Name: BS: Snitch-Gate Heatin' Up, Mr. Rove....
Subject: RE: BS: Snitch-Gate Heatin' Up, Mr. Rove....
Is there any evidence that ordinary voters anywhere take much notice of evidence that some politician or public servant has been caught lying or cheating or stealing?

After all, if you start from the assumption that those kinds of things are what they mostly do all the time anyway, which many people do, all that scandals do is demonstrate that some of them aren't as good at getting away with it as others. It could even be suggested that getting caught might sometimes indicate the people concerned are a bit less practised at it than the others, and maybe even less of a crook...