Peggy Noonan is out with her latest column, one in which she laments the cynicism of the populace. It’s an interesting take for a former Reagan speechwriter to complain that American’s don’t believe in government these days. Much of the cynicism can be laid at the feet of both parties and it’s an unfortunate state that these days, most competent people want nothing to do with politics. This was the best line:
Everyone knows what the word spin means; people use it in normal conversation. Everyone knows what going negative is; they talk about it on Real Housewives. Political technicians always think they’re magicians whose genius few apprehend, but Americans now always know where the magician hid the rabbit. And we shouldn’t be so proud of our skepticism, which has become our cynicism. Someday we’ll be told something true that we need to know and we won’t believe that, either.