Embed from Getty Images Honesty is a very important quality in a politician, though a rare one. Same thing goes for journalists. The mainstream media has always been in the pockets of Democratic candidates and are more than happy to bend over backwards to protect their favored politicians from opponents. So, it’s pretty bad when a satire piece gets closer to reality than the media. A new article for The Onion is on one side hilarious and the other, depressing, in the sense that it is more honest than actual journalists behave. It is a commentary meant to be read as if Hillary Clinton was the author. It’s titled, “If I Could Be Just Completely Honest For A Second, I Believe Exactly What You Believe.” It’s a comedic take on a very real issue: Clinton is a chameleon and will say anything to get elected. Where she hasn’t flipped, she’s flopped and on a variety of issues, from the War in Iraq to same-sex marriage. However, Clinton, with help from her lap dog media, never quite gets outed as clearly as she does by The Onion’s satirical writers. What if Clinton, or the media, was really this honest: The best policies for our nation don’t always fit into a tidy sound bite, and a candidate’s words inevitably get distorted by the media frenzy that surrounds presidential races. So let me take a moment to set the record straight once and for all and be completely honest with you about where I stand on the issues: I strongly and firmly believe all the same things you believe. Our next president needs to be someone who’s forthright, transparent, and unafraid to speak the truth. That’s why I think it’s important to use this opportunity to be as candid as possible about my most passionately held views. When I look at the most pressing domestic and international challenges facing America today, I continue to think, as I always have, exactly what you do. These are my core convictions. My driving principles. Sad but true. You have to read the whole thing and have a good laugh, but there is a takeaway. Honesty is just the tip of the iceberg. Politicians aren’t supposed to make promises to do something for us or convince us that they will lead us into the future. They’re supposed to do the will of the people and be led by us. They need to stop trying to persuade us how to vote and listen and do what we ask of them. Politicians will never get us out of the mess they’ve created. That’s up to us as voters.