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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Blind faith

First, the obvious declaration: despite the accusations of rabid Republicans, there are reasons for secrets in government.

That said, here's the less-shocking disclosure that members of the US House of Representatives -- Democrat and Republican -- don't read what is in classified intelligence bills. It's not just intelligence bills that go unread too.

But the Catch 22 that surrounds the effort to be a responsible member of Congress (yes, an oxymoron) tells you more about the sad state of partisan politics and government in the United States today.

Reminds of the line about how you get people to vote Republican: keep 'em young and stupid.


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