In today’s get underground reporter Jake McGee asked Ralph Nader:
Do you think John Walters [ONDCP “Drug Czar”] is insane?
Now personally, I think the answer is “No. Walters knows what he’s doing.”
However, I think the question is particularly good in that it’s polite. It’s a nice thing to do — asking if insanity might be an explanation for his actions — rather than immediately jumping to the only other possibility: that he’s a corrupt liar and a destructive force in American life who is only interested in furthering a special interest polital agenda, even at the expense of the lives of some of the most vulnerable in our society.
Yes, it’s a polite question.