Monday, November 19, 2007

Platitudes 101

Could there be a more meaningless, bullshit* response from last week's Democratic presidential debate on CNN than this one?

"I support comprehensive immigration reform."

Translation: "The last thing I want is for the American people to be made aware of my real position on the issue. Next planted question, please."

It ranks right up there with "I support common-sense gun control laws." and "I will fight for affordable healthcare for all."

* So, needless to say, it was the official "position" of pretty much every candidate on the stage that night.