Let’s face it, politicians are the kind of people who if you let them walk your dog, you deserve to be arrested for animal cruelty. So the idea that Boris and his chums hosted a drunken bash while the rest of Britain was locked down doesn’t really surprise me. Argentina’s president did the same thing. So did dozens upon dozens of USA politicians.
As we’ll remind the six people + one cow + one squirrel who are regular readers of this degenerate blog, people who get into modern politics are not normal people. They can’t possibly be so. In this era of by the second mass hysteria where everything they say and do is picked apart, one way or the other, no normal person would subject themselves to this and/or if they did they would be changed forever and not in a good way.
This then leads to desensitization. If 48% of the populace hates you no matter what you do, and 48% will love you regardless, then all of a sudden you feel like you can get away with just about anything. Plus almost all modern politicians are already rich millionaires. So you got the arrogant, entitled rich personality trait tacked onto it too.
The days where Washington was expected to furnish the presidential mansion on his own dime, or where Jefferson answered the White House door himself, or where Grant would just randomly walk around DC, alone, because he felt like it are long gone. Politicians do not live or exist in the same world we do. Which is why scandal haunts them, they’re generally hypocrites, and allow themselves to indulge in standards that would get us normal people put in jail. But since they all want to stay in the club, they protect each other, politicians surely look out for their own.
This is why Boris probably won’t get the hook today. For you see, the people judging his fate are not normal people like you or I (PS I am not normal). His judges are politicians who are just like him. And by their own standards, this is just another Monday. The rules do not apply to them. And it could be their turn during the next scandal. So it’s best to protect their own. Plus Boris might still have some electoral magic left in him, and political power talks.
So I say let Boris shine them on. It doesn’t matter. He should show up and start swigging directly from a bottle of Pimm’s. And drunkenly slur his speech, “What? Whaaatttrrreee you looking at?!!!” Go for it Boris, go for the gold standard!
But who knows, maybe he does get the hook? We’ll see.