October 22nd, 2004

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From the Mercury News by way of Boingboing...

I am not commenting on the article, I’m just encouraging the use of the phrase “cognitive dissonance”.

Poll shows that Bush supporters lie to themselves to feel better: reg. req. link (boo!)

“A majority of supporters of President Bush mistakenly believe that the President supports the Kyoto global-warming treaty, the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, the International Criminal Court, and the treaty banning land mines, when he in fact opposes them. A majority of Bush supporters also think that most of the people on the world hope the President is re-elected. This is not the case.”

“Apparently, to avoid this cognitive dissonance, Bush supporters suppress awareness of unsettling information.”

Also, “apparently” looks really funny when spelled correctly.