Saturday, April 17, 2004

Political Apathy or Hubris?

New Mexico Republican Senator Pete Domenici lost his wallet in a trip to Albuquerque last month. Whoever got ahold of his wallet went to town on his credit cards to the tune of $800. Here is what the Senator had to say about it:

"Geez, you thought everyone knew me," Domenici said.

Now, I don't know what type of crack one would need to be smoking to believe that 'regular people' actually know the names of their state representatives, but this quote by Domenici shows one of two things: 1) Complete lack of touch with reality, or 2) Complete self-centeredness. Or, perhaps, a good dose of both.