It’s best expressed by this story attributed to an “Old Jew of Galicia,” which is the epigraph for Nobel Prize winner (when it meant something) Czeslaw Milosz’ The Captive Mind (1951):
When someone is 55% right, that’s very good and there’s no use wrangling. And if someone’s 60% right, it’s wonderful, it’s great good luck and let him thank God. But what’s to be said about 75% right? Wise people say this is suspicious. Well, and what about 100% right? Whoever says he is 100% right is a fanatic, a thug and the worst kind of rascal.
Makes sense to me, oh Galician.
When Biden said that the stimulus plan had 30% chance of failing, most attacked him. I thought for once a politician is being semi-honest. The percentage is probably considerably higher than that. But, in truth, nobody knows.