Re: Do people in "high places" tend to rationalize improper conduct?Nov 7th, 2010
Bush kept up the front as long as he could, but then the info leaked ... and I cannot remember the names of the husband/wife undercover CIA couple that leaked the info ... but they made it pretty clear that they had reported prior to the US attacking Iraq that there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Bush claims that he had a epiphany in a drunken stupor where God told him to run the country. I guess he took that to heart and assumed that he was doing God's will, regardless of truth or ethics.
Bush, knowing the truth, went on to lie to everyone to promote his own agenda. I see Williams in the same class ... a guy that put on a facade of being a decent, honest, loyal man ... all the while screwing everyone he could and hoping that no one caught on.
Back to the original premise, I'm with those who believe we all rationalize our behaviours and the difference in our indiscretions lays in our opportunities to commit them. Most of us are limited to the examples Tenpenny gave. Those that aren't make headlines when they give in to temptation and get caught.