Pray for us sinners

Dear Mr. Holbert:
Superbly written and poignant column (“Shelby ad takin’ voters for fools,” Jan. 7, 2016). The Washington establishment can be characterized as a Narrenschiff (“A Ship of Fools,” Sebastian Brandt, 1492).

They are deranged, demented, oblivious and frivolous, wandering aimlessly with the prevailing winds — unhinged, unmoored and unanchored. God have mercy upon us, one and all.

Charles B. Rodning