Free Washington Metro Station paper The Politico exists for one reason: To sell advertising to D.C. lobbying firms and interest groups so that D.C. government professionals will see the ads while flipping through the tabloid on the way to work. “Oh,” the cubicle-bound factotum with the graduate degree in public policy will mumble to him/herself between fantasies of having sex with Ke$ha and/or the cast of Twilight, “Saudi Arabia is leading the way in something or other.” But the Politico also pretends that this same “D.C. Elite” is somehow separate/different from “the exact demographic of The Politico.” That’s why this new poll is such big news: Educated, employed white-collar Washington seems to have a rosier view of things than uneducated, unemployed blue-collar America At Large. Shouldn’t Sarah Palin just become president, because of this?
Politico commissioned some survey of 1,011 Americans and another 227 “D.C. Elitists.” But how do you tell the difference? Counting teeth?
To qualify as a Washington elite for the poll, respondents must live within the D.C. metro area, earn more than $75,000 per year, have at least a college degree and be involved in the political process or work on key political issues or policy decisions.
Washington elites seem conscious of the fact that they have a different point of view than the rest of the country, as 74 percent said they have felt the current economic downturn less than most Americans.
So yeah, counting teeth.
The biggest crime of these mincing prancing cosmopolitan-sipping communist fruits who only stop exercising and fornicating long enough to go to Whole Foods and get a “hot rock massage” is that they aren’t impressed enough with Sarah Palin and the Teabaggers, even though Sarah Palin has won more than 500 national elections and the Tea Party represents a solid 100% of the American Electorate.
In their opinions on policy and politicians ranging from President Barack Obama to Sarah Palin, elites in Washington have a strikingly divergent outlook from the rest of the nation, according to a new POLITICO poll released Monday.
How different? Experts say D.C. Elites have opinions that are strikingly similar to other educated, employed people in cities across the nation. When will the Politico kill this nation’s evil elitists and let Sarah Palin’s Twitter be the Politico? [Politico]Related