Politicians around the world have a reputation for being dishonest.
This is particularly true in Argentina, where cynicism about public life seems to have no boundaries. Politicians here are vilified constantly. Even those who were once adored are now scorned.
But for Argentine readers, especially, it’s important to note that it’s not only local politicians that have reputations for being less than completely transparent.
As this hilarious video points out, U.S. politicians too have long been the butt of many jokes related to honesty, or the lack thereof.
Of course, not all politicians are bad. Many are honest, hard-working patriots dedicated to public service. I have worked for two such people, a U.S. senator and a Member of Parliament in the UK.
For those who don’t know him, Johnny Carson was a legendary American comedian. He was best known for hosting the Tonight Show for 30 years from 1962 through 1992.
*Hat Tip to JDF for this.