The plot against common sense

By AL DIAMON  |  July 18, 2012

Oh wait, that's not what you're thinking.

You're thinking Cornell du Houx is about as credible in his denials of stalking as Summers is on abortion.

Cornell du Houx told the Bangor Daily he only signed off on all that stuff because "I was so fed up that I just wanted it to end."

He also said that early next year, he intends to go on active duty in the US Navy (Cornell du Houx is an ex-Marine), which prefers that its male officers not be involved in messy court cases that might result in female subordinates feeling thoroughly creeped out in their presence. And he added that he might want to resume his political career someday, possibly by running for his current seat as soon as 2014, by which time his constituents would undoubtedly have forgotten all about this weird little escapade. (Of course, no future opponent would ever stoop so low as to refresh their memories.)

I suppose there are truth-seekers out there who wish the likes of Cornell du Houx and Summers were exceptions to the general rule concerning lying for political purposes. I also suppose there are those beer drinkers who wish Budweiser or Miller made an even lower-calorie brew, one with so little alcohol in it that the very act of consuming the stuff increases your sobriety.

But water without fermented malt isn't really beer, and politics without blatant falsehoods would be duller than middle school civics class. Also, quieter than the Summers campaign when asked about the candidate's conflicting statements on abortion.

In the end, beer needs malt, politics needs liars, and I need both to keep these columns coming.

Du Houx's on first? Answers (and other insults) may be emailed to me at aldiamon@herniahill.net.

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