Monday, October 13, 2008
When reading political news
3 weeks out from the election, I have a bit of advice:
Remember -- in any election -- if it happens, it's not accidental.
Nothing -- repeat, nothing -- in politics outside of a local school board race happens unexpectedly, or accidentally.
If it seems accidental, you were intended to think it was accidental.
If it was a surprise, it was engineered so you'd think it a surprise.
If the news was released at 3 a.m., it was done with the intention that you would ignore it.
Remember this in the next 3 weeks. I don't begrudge politicians lying. It's a big part of their job. But it doesn't mean you have to believe the lies.