- Sep 12, 2009
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Huh? Certainly you can't be this obtuse. Yes, our elected officials make the call but you think they sit in a room by themselves and come up with what they're going to do based on advice from one source? They consult all sorts of people: doctors, scientists, economists, business owners, department heads, etc. Hell, I'd bet trainers had some input as far as the football decision. So a college president, (who isn't elected) or a governor is asked for a rationale about what he or she decided and they can't cite the advice they were given? That's not exactly copping out. I can think of one elected official, come to think of it, who does sit in a room by himself and make the call. But even he relies on input from different areas: you know, Pillow Guy, Hannity, son-in-law, Roger Stone and so on.Take a mulligan, again.
Doctors and scientists aren’t elected officials who get to make policy. They provide input in one area. Our elected officials have to make the tough calls and weigh all aspects of society. Deflecting this responsibility to the medical community is a cop out.