Posted: 12/28/12 16:53, Edited: 12/28/12 17:07
by Dave Mindeman
MPR has this Poligraph segment which supposedly checks out the validity of politician's statements. Let's take a look at something they check out about Congressman Kline....
Second Congressional District Rep. John Kline is among those that are skeptical a new (assault weapons) ban would work. He told MPR News that it's not clear the first ban was all that effective.
"It's not clear -- you'd have to go back and do an in-depth analysis -- that that resulted in a safer America," he said.
And the Verdict?
Kline is correct that the data are mixed.
Kline is correct? That the data is unclear? That there is no way to be sure?
Of course he's correct. He didn't say anything.
Any person off the street can take virtually any statement and say the data is unclear and be considered to correct.
Geez, Poligraph. At least look for a defined position. Of course, if that be the case, Poligraph would probably never check on Kline at all.
He has no defined positions.
Will somebody ask him about the farm bill? Please?