I had a really witty post idea but in doing the search to come up with the quotes, I found that somebody had already written it. Credit given where credit is due. Go take a look here. (I would have added a quote about Bernard Kerik, but he added one about Vladimir Putin, which I missed the first time around).
My friend Robert also has a good take on what this all means - he even cites C.S. Lewis, so I know he can't be far from the truth.