For those who don't regularly read a newspaper that carries George Will's column (and I suspect you are many . . . I get him in the esteemed New York Post), today's column, on democrats now opposing campaign finance reform, begins as follows:
"In 'Murder in the the Cathedral,' T.S. Eliot, a better poet than moral philosopher, has a character says,
'The last temptation is the
To do the right thing for the
Actually, in Washington it is good enough when people do the right thing for *any* reason."
Will has other fish to fry, and probably didn't care much, in this context, about Eliot's point: the "treason" at issue is not against the persons affected by the action -- most of whom presumably benefit from "the right thing" -- but rather against the actor, whose moral state is Eliot's concern.
Ah, well; thought y'all might find it of interest.