Absolute Trust: Absolute Foolishness

Humans are difficult to trust. In fact, none of us are trustworthy 100% of the time. Yes, some come much closer than others, but the bottom line is that we are quite flawed, even when those flaws are small or largely not apparent to those who know us well.

Then, there is remarkable statement from a man who really should know better:

House Speaker John Boehner says he “absolutely” trusts President Barack Obama – not that they don’t have their differences.

Nothing like a little bi-partisan trust between colleagues. Mr. Boehner has spent too long in the swamp and it shows.

2 thoughts on “Absolute Trust: Absolute Foolishness

  1. One must expect politicians to either (1) say some dumb things with irksome regularity; and (2) dissemble for the public in the pursuit of other objectives.

    Mr. Boehner’s statement reflects, I think, both.

    1. Had to laugh on your no. 1. That is certainly true for politicians and even people in general. “In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin.”

      Many years ago, I was told that a diplomat was a man whose goal in life was to successfully lie on behalf of his country. Perhaps our politicians are simply in training to be diplomats one day.

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