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one wonders: are mainstream politicians totally clueless about the effect of infrastructure improvements in one sector on traffic volume, or just cynical when speaking about climate protection?
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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed May 28th, 2008 at 06:21:58 PM EST
I suspect that it comes from the particular mindset you need to be a succesful politician. I don't think projecting forward dispassionately to a range of consequences, both preffered and is a strong part of their character.

They're seagull managers (fly around, shit on everything, fly off) rather than people who ever have to live with the consequences of activities (beyond the inconvenience of electoral defeat).

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu May 29th, 2008 at 09:55:20 AM EST
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