Thursday, March 25, 2010

Against the Wind

In the Political Irony department.

Did you ever notice that politicians seem to always disdain those of their fellows that they view as too susceptible to the fickle winds of public opinion? I might have to go look into this, because I'm pretty sure that one of the very same people who are now allegedly hopping mad that passage of the health care overhaul bills "goes against the will of the people" has, at some point in their career, been one of those politicians who vowed not to let themselves be blown about by polls.

(Of course, the truth of the matter is that politicians are usually saying "I promise not to be swayed by opinion polls that would lead me to vote in ways that you, random member of the audience, don't like," which usually means that they'll studiously ignore anyone who voted for someone else.)

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