Indeed, the Post article is really a critique of Hillary Clinton for not doing enough to supply fellow Democrats with thoughts not their own to parrot on national TV. She’s shirking some of the basics of public deception! Is she really ready to run? Had Team Clinton acted to supply political allies with typical talking points, the article wouldn’t have been written. No one would’ve thought it newsworthy.

This post by Conor Friedersdorf is especially interesting because of the way it points out, brings to consciousness, a nearly-universal betrayal of responsibility that almost everyone knows about but — and this is Conor’s point — rarely considers.