Saturday, February 9, 2008
Apples and Oranges
Comparing apples and oranges must be a required course for candidates in order to run for office. Here is a quick example. http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/myrtle_beach_blarney.html Huckabee continues to tout the roads as a great accomplishment. However just listening to the words should raise red flags. Going from worst to most improved doesn't mean anything. Going from worst to 4th worst is not something most people would brag about (apples). But comparing it to improvement (oranges) makes it more palatable. Of course if you start out at the very bottom, there is plenty of room for improvement. So what the truth is, is that the roads in Arkansas were awful before Huckabee, after Huckabee they are still awful, just not as much.