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Self-Interest Is Bad?

Enough with the hectoring.

Jul 21, 2008, Vol. 13, No. 42 • By ANDREW FERGUSON
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For now, of course, each of the two men, McCain and Obama, points to himself as an exemplar of service--even as he avoids his family, neglects his job, and hands his everyday obligations over to poorly paid subordinates, all so he can fulfill his lifelong ambition of becoming the most powerful and celebrated man in the world. What do you know: They think their self-interest is a cause greater than their self-interest. Funny how that happens.

Andrew Ferguson is a senior editor at THE WEEKLY STANDARD.