June 28, 2006
The political is the personal
Greg in TX22 notes Tom DeLay's shifting rationales for why he cut and run in CD22. I'm sure if someone were to ask him again in a couple of months, he'd have another explanation for it.
Posted by Charles Kuffner on June 28, 2006 to Election 2006
It is somewhat disingenuous to tweak someone for having multiple rationales for a complex personal decision. Humans are arbitrarily complicated beings; we do almost nothing for only one reason and almost everything for a complex of reasons whose relative importance is difficult to measure and subject to reinterpretation.
Compare a skateboard punk: Is he doing something stupid for the adrenaline rush, or to impress a girl, and how will he answer when you ask him?