Oscar Wilde once said: “We are never more true to ourselves than when we are inconsistent.” By that rule, Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) is a man of rare self-awareness.
As you know, Senator Dorgan has been pushing open borders for prescription drugs. He successfully tacked his importation legislation onto the Senate’s drug safety bill last week. (See Importation Acceleration.)
So let’s play fill-in-the blanks. Here’s an actual quote from the Senator’s own May 3, 2007, press release regarding Country of Origin Labeling (COOL):
“Consumers have the right to know where their [product] is coming from, and to make their own decision - fully informed decisions - about whether they want to be [consuming products from country], under the current circumstances.”
Consuming products from country
(a) putting beef from Canada on their table
(b) swallowing drugs diverted from Bulgaria, which is #84 on the Corruption Perceptions Index
Alas, the correct answer is (a).
May I humbly suggest the following magnet for the Senator's fridge?