It is not a new notion that politicians are crooks and liars.
This idea has been around as long as our great republic.
Which may have everything to do with the current political climate. The easiest place to start is the four indictments and ninety-one felony counts facing the presumptive Republican nominee for "president." In all his egomaniacal bluster, he insists that these court appearances are keeping him from standing in front of his indoctrinated followers babbling about whatever passes between his remaining synapses. This, he insists is "election interference!"
Oh dear. Heaven forbid that he should want to clear his good name.
If he had one.
Then there's the case, or shall I say cases, of George Santos. Mister Santos is a demonstrable liar and currently under his own thick blanket of accusations. These include Conspiracy, Wire Fraud, False Statements, Falsification of Records, Aggravated Identity Theft, and Credit Card Fraud. The House of Representatives held a vote to expel him from the halls of Congress, but that effort failed when thirty-one Democrats voted to save the Republican from New York's Third District. Which is pretty interesting since the initial move to give him the boot came from his fellow New York Republicans who are very interested in distancing themselves from the mountain of crime this political newbie has generated.
Which is also why the Republicans continue to try to make the Hunter Biden laptop trick work. Four years of tireless effort on their part along with their media arm, Faux News, has failed to create any impeachable offenses for Hunter's father, but it has provided some rather colorful exhibits provided by everyone's favorite astronomer, Marjorie Taylor "Three Names" Greene. And while we're on the subject of Ms. Three Names, she doesn't spare her GOP Housemates. She referred to her former pal Lauren "Hot Shot" Boebert as “vaping groping Lauren” and Texas representative Chip "Ahoy" Roy as "Colonel Sanders." Not that there's anything necessarily illegal about resembling a fried chicken magnate, but the jury continues to ponder this and other questions as the beat goes on.