Tuesday, August 03, 2004

It's official: new CNN quick vote proves 49% of random Americans are idiots.

From the latest CNN quick vote here: "Do you agree with Howard Dean's suggestion that the latest terror alert may be politically motivated?"

Now, read that question carefully: it's asking whether the alerts may be politically motivated, nothing more. And given that this is asking only whether it's possible, the answer would seem to be a no-brainer: of course it's possible. It might not be true, the evidence might not be overwhelming or, for some, even persuasive. But there's no possible way to deny that it may be related to nothing but politics.

Which is, of course, why 49% of those responding said no. Lord, I wish I had a snappy punchline for this, but it's just too depressing.

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