From Boy on a Bike, commenting on the MP expenses scandal and their lame excuses..
"It's a bit rich to criticise a poor system when you're in charge of it.
If the system allows poor behaviour, it does not mean that you should conduct yourself badly. Those with morals could still conduct themselves without reproach whilst those around them were drowning in the trough of expenses.
It's like finding a wallet full of cash in a park. Do you pocket the cash or hand it in? By the sounds of things, most of the Cabinet would trouser the cash and then criticise the Police for failing to find it."