George Santos is a true American archetype: the snake-oil salesman. It’s a story as old as this country, though the truth pretty much ends there. I’m just waiting for this guy to announce he’s a four-time champion of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. For his part, the freshman congressman from New York has admitted to “embellishing” some things, though he’s also said he’s “done nothing unethical,” and where-oh-where did he get the idea that completely shameless behavior could be an asset in our politics today? The mystery abounds, just as further mysteries do with regard to the specifics of who George Santos is and where he came from.