|Madison protest sign 2/26/11. Photo courtesy Melissa Ryan|
But it is dangerous and misleading to focus overly-much on the elected official who got caught this time. People like Walker--and the man he thought he was speaking to--are simply giving us a brief view of The New Normal--corruption that finds willing hosts in both parties and at all levels of government. They're giving us a glimpse at the corrupt process that has killed our republic and left the rest of us clambering over its dead body with hand-lettered signs made out of old pizza boxes.
Listen to Lawrence Lessig: