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.....Council polygraphs off to inauspicious start
"Concerns about council members' stress levels being raised by questions from reporters before the sessions — and possibly skewing the results — led to the location for the test being switched twice. "
But hey, council members (with the exception of Diane Bellamy-Small, who flips the bird to polygraph tests and local media) set themselves up for elevated stress levels.
This was a bad idea, period. When politicians try to appear honest, they end up looking silly. The best example I can think of is President Clinton's proclamation that he would oversee the "most ethical administration in history." Red flag right there.
That's why I vote Republican: No pretext of honesty whatsoever.