Every once in a while I will read something that someone said and it will leave me so gobsmacked that I spent the next few minutes just staring at the screen in disbelief while a bit of drool emerges and slides down my chin. Charles Koch of the infamous Koch Brothers managed to do just that in an interview with the CBS Sunday morning talk show. This is simply a staggering bit of self-delusion:
MASON: But do you think it’s healthy for the system that so much money is coming out of a relatively small group of people?
KOCH: Listen, if I didn’t think it was healthy or fair I wouldn’t do it, because what we’re after is to fight against special interests.
MASON: Some people would look at you and say you’re a special interest.
KOCH: Well, yeah but my interest is just as its been in business, is what will help people improve their lives? And to get rid of these special interests, that’s the whole thing that drives me.
My flabber is truly gasted.