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Trent Lott, closet Democrat?

2001-06-25 17:34:00+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Who'd o' thunk? Trent Lott appears to be a closet Democrat. Lott against Bush plan to cut corporate welfare and for fetal stem cell research.

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:58+00 by: sethg

Yet another shining example of Hall's Third Rule of Politics: Constituency always outweighs consistency.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:59+00 by: Dan Lyke

Which "Hall"? I did a few web searches and came up with nothing definitive.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:59+00 by: sethg

I got Hall's Three Rules from a friend's .sig file many years ago, and I don't know where he got them from. In full, they are:

  1. The voters want fewer taxes and more spending.
  2. Citizens want honest government until they want something fixed.
  3. Constituency always outweighs consistency; for example, conservatives will vote for social spending, and liberals for defense spending, in their own districts.