"Is their blood thicker [than ours]?"
It is not that their blood is thicker or redder. It's just that they have so much on their hands. In the end, nothing will help these people. They will all stand judgement and be condemned.
Gov't Panel Rejects Making MKs Responsible to Public
(IsraelNN.com) A ministerial committee Monday rejected a proposal that would make Cabinet ministers, Knesset Members and other public officials personally responsible for public issues in which they are involved. The current law assigning personal responsibility applies only to mayors and heads of regional councils.
Adi Eldar, director of the Union of Local Authorities in Israel and mayor of Karmiel, charged that if making ministers and MKs responsible is appropriate, the same attitude should apply to local leaders. "Ministers worry about protecting themselves... What are they afraid of?" he asked. "Is their blood thicker [than ours]?"