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    Sit and spin

    New rule! New rule! It’s improper for legislators to vote on any issue that wasn’t an explicit plank in their campaign platform. I don’t think many US congresscritters mentioned military responses to terrorism in the election cycle before 9/11, but you didn’t hear the right squawking when they voted to authorize them, even most of those who represented leftist urban enclaves. Yes, I know–that was an emergency, and it was at the national level. But that’s all the more reason to conclude that Connecticut voters have had ample time to register their opinions on civil unions with Hartford.

    2 Responses to “Sit and spin”

    1. John says:

      Not to mention I elect politicians to be leaders, not conduct opinion polls and act like a human plebiscite. Not that many of them warrant such trust, but such is the theory of representative democracy.

    2. Sean Kinsell says:

      No fooling. Sometimes it’s a mystery to me how society keeps running at all.

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