Loughnerian logic again
Polistra observed earlier
that Jared Loughner's allegedly weird syllogisms are much less weird than the "logic" followed by our ruling class.
Nice neat example tonight.
NBC News anchor talking about Libya with Embedded General McCaffrey.
Anchor asks a good question: "Is this a war?"
EG McCaffrey answers, apparently dead serious: "Nope, couldn't be. If it was a war, the War Powers Act of 1973 would have been invoked."
Not quite a syllogism, but certainly a shibboleth. If this makes sense to you, then you are undoubtedly a member of the DC ruling class. If this is totally incomprehensible to you, then you are human.
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A more down-home version of the exchange would be like this:
Cop: "License and registration, sir. I clocked you at 95 in a 35 zone."
Driver: "Nope, couldn't be. If I was going 95, I would have been speeding. I wasn't speeding, so I couldn't have been going 95."
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