Here’s one cool thing about being a politician: You can make up shit about little people, like accusing them of being cokeheads even if the white powder they were caught with was in fact aspirin.
So if you hold elected office, go ahead and commit slander. No problem.
If the victim of your lie sues, you’ll never even feel it, because you have a taxpayer-funded cadre of lawyers at the ready to defend your dick moves; and if you lose, those same taxpayers will be on the hook for the financial judgment.
It’s good to be the king.
Rogier is a Dutch-born, New-England-dwelling multi-media maven (OK, a writer and photographer) whose dead-tree publishing credits include the New York Times, Wired, Rolling Stone, Playboy, and Reason.