This is an excerpt from a book I just finished titled:
Scandalgate: Exposing America's Moral Deficit Disorder
by Kenneth J. Brown
This quote is discussing the practices of the Clinton Administration during the Monica Lewinsky scandal and I thought it is particulary true about politics in general, even still today.
"Bludgeon your opponent. Win at all costs. Truth doesn't matter. Survival does. Whatever it takes to outlast your opponent is all that matters. Winning isn't everything. It's the only thing.
Welcome to the postmodern world."