Arlen Specter wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post which opened thus:
I am supporting the economic stimulus package for one simple reason: The country cannot afford not to take action.
Now, either Specter is a fool, or he is insulting us. I’ll be gracious, and assume the latter. Let me rephrase him: “I support eating doggie-poo, for just one reason: we have to eat something.” Yes, folks, he’s being just that logical. And he thinks you won’t notice.
What he should be saying, very loudly so as to pressure the Democrats into doing the right thing is: “The country cannot afford to take the wrong action!” Or, perhaps, with his favored double negative, “The country cannot afford not to take the correct action. Let’s make sure we get this right!”
“Logic. What do they teach in schools these days?” (The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe)