Doing the Laundry

To suppose, as we all suppose, that we could be rich and not behave as the rich behave, is like supposing that we could drink all day and keep absolutely sober.

Logan Pearsall Smith

This quote was the lead to Lewis H. Lapham’s editorial in the May issue of Harper’s on how we are inconsistent in punishing our public figures.  We vilify Tiger Woods for his sexual indiscretions, but fail to prosecute George Bush for his criminal invasion of Iraq.


  1. You guys vilified GW for about 7 of his 8 years in office & still do today!

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