There’s a memorable scene in Lawrence of Arabia between Omar Sharif’s character “Sherif Ali” and Arthur Kennedy, who plays “Jackson Bentley”, a thinly disguised version of one of the real-life Lawrence’s biggest promoters, American journalist Lowell Thomas:
Bentley: What are you learning from this?
Sherif Ali: Politics.
Bentley: You’ll be a democracy in this country? You gonna have a parliament?
Sherif Ali: I will tell you that when I have a country.
Did I answer well?
Bentley: You answered without saying anything. That’s politics.
With that in mind, watch Robin Carnahan, a liberal secretary of state (and would-be US senator) from the centerist midwestern state of Missouri dissemble for nearly three minutes without saying anything about PelosiCare or the Stupak Amendment:
On the other hand, you can understand her reluctance to put her cards on the table: “Pelosi: Jail time “very fair” for failing to buy your patriotic ObamaCare coverage.”