As per usual, my weekend soundtrack was brought to me by NPR. And every half hour I got to hear Hilary Clinton talk about her plan to roll back the gas tax.
I'll admit, I don't have the exact quotes here - I'll try to find them - but the gist of her soundbite on Sunday News Talkshows was thus: "No one made a stink when Congress gave a break to Bear Stears. Now that I want to authorize a break, there's all this bru-ha-ha."
So what's she's saying is, in essence: no one argued when one bad decision was made. So they shouldn't argue when another one is made. Especially since I'm in favor of this bad decision.
Now, it's been a long time since I took my logic class in college. (Hey, it counted toward the math requirement and was more interesting than geometry). But Hil's arguement sounds, at best, a little dodgy to me. She isn't propping up her decision with rationale and facts in favor of the tax relief.She's just saying: no one argued with Congress last week, don't argue with Congress this week.
Does this make anyone else nervous?