Friday, November 07, 2008

From The Department Of Useless Statistics

David Brooks (although I have heard other conservatives blather on about this too as they try to discourage any change in governing philosophy) writes today: Only 17 percent of Americans trust the government to do the right thing most or all of the time, according to an October New York Times/CBS News poll. Gee, I wonder why? Maybe this number will change if they have a government, that you know, believes in government.
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  1. Nah, they feel the same way about presidents they like. It's crazy.

  2. "Nah, they feel the same way about presidents they like."


    "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'"

    Different ethos from up here.

  3. Mind you, a crushing majority of my American friends have attitudes a lot closer to Canadians than that traditional American ethos.

    But we are all eggheaded intellectuals.