Monday, October 10, 2011

Truth Quotient Rankings - Politicos

In the only recent change of TQ ranking Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid leapfrogged Sarah Palin by virtue of a single slightly-more-true-than-not statement. Reid is, however, in no danger of escaping Panderers Row anytime soon. That would require a truly unprecedented string of true or mostly true statements.

The big news is the addition of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont to the rankings. Sanders debuts with a respectable TQ of 1.00, which means, unlike most politicians, his statements are as good a predictor of the truth as a coin flip. Like Ron Paul, Bernie has a habit of making insightful and sometimes outrageous statements that often as not turn out to be true. As the first avowed socialist in the U.S. Senate, Bernie Sanders brings a refreshingly different perspective to the American political scene. To the consternation of conservatives everywhere Vermont voters' heads did not explode at the thought of electing a democratic socialist to political office. He has served Vermont as mayor of Burlington, U.S. Representative for 8 terms, and since 2006 U.S. Senator. Even more vexing for conservatives, Vermont does not seem to have suffered any detectable damage from its scary flirtation with demon socialism.

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