Saturday, March 5, 2011
Nixon: Did his actions create the seemingly Moral President?
This can be good or bad: On the one hand, the president is being held to a higher moral standard or at least he is being pressured to watch his actions and to not act so lewd in public, creating this image of morality. On the other hand, the president is having lower positioned people make statements and leak things to the public because he can't be heard saying certain things. Meaning, since he is being scrupulously watched, he has to have more deniablity and as a result will lie and be in favor of having other people do his dirty work... It sort of makes him "morally false"...
I can't think which is better.