Thursday, September 11, 2008

Voting your self interest

Joseph Bottum at First Things ..

Over at the law professors’ blog, the Volokh Conspiracy, they’re discussing the question of why political donations from lawyers are running so strongly in favor of Obama.

One commentator offers this explanation, “Could it be that most highly educated people agree with Obama, are aghast at Bush’s policies, and are afraid that McCain will continue on the same path as Bush?”

Seems obvious enough to me: Senator Obama has promised more taxes, [1] more government. This means a whole bunch of work for lawyers.

It's enlightened self-interest.

[1] But never for me or thee, always someone else.
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