Monday, June 26, 2006

More on Division

I asked the question below because it really seems as if there's no consistency for when news stories assert that issues are "dividing the country" and when they aren't. During Schiavopalooza it was regularly claimed that the issue "divided the country" with the Mayor of Loonyville going so far as claiming, "There's something about this issue, this Schiavo issue, that's divided America more than any other that I‘ve experienced."

Almost every issues divides the country, in that some people fall on one side and some people on the other. In the case of Schiavo, which was hailed as a very "divisive" issue, in one poll an astounding 82% of people said the feds should stay out of it. Yet, somehow, the issue "divided America."