It is intellectual laziness to say, as some noisy people do, that “all politicians are crooks.”
No one who speaks in absolutes should be taken seriously.
Still, it is extraordinarily troubling to see the conviction of Grovetown City Councilman Sonny McDowell on federal bribery charges. Not because it provides anecdotal proof of political dishonesty to the loud, lazy thinkers, but because it is undeniable that Sonny is a good man.
He also, at the moment, is a convicted felon. Those two things are pretty hard to square up. It just doesn’t fit.