Misunderstanding "Pols are Pols. . ."
My friends at corrente misunderstand what I mean by my refrain "pols are pols . . .":
In the thread to lambert's post "Hello to all that" I cited comments from TalkLeft to the effect that officeholders' principles belong at home, not at the office. Anne, whose comments at TL are the reason I read that site, responded:I hate the “pols will be pols” framing, mostly because it just absolves them of any responsibility for their actions [. . .]
Let me first say that I too enjoy Anne's comments, but she mistakes my meaning. Let me quote again from the post from which the phrase originates:
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