Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Blunders & labels

In politics ...

A "blunder" is conduct that a politician cannot defend, ignore, or endure without cost. Such as Sen. Kerry's reference to Mary Cheney.

A "label" is attached to something unpopular that a politician cannot deny, defend or abandon. Such as Sen. Kerry's flip-flopping on issues that the structural conflicts within his party force him to straddle.