Wednesday, March 17, 2010
C-Span has just uploaded more than 20 years of Congress caught on tape. As hard as it has been for politicians to pretend to consistency, this will make it impossible. A feast for bloggers if there ever was one.
By the time the gotcha brigade has gone through this treasure trove, everybody will seem a hypocrite. Whether that will make voters even more bitter and cynical or teach them the deeper point that arguments ought to be considered on their merits rather than according to the consistency of the advocate is a different and ultimately more important question. Me, I'm with Oscar Wilde.