Perhaps not. We have all those cabinet officials saying they had not yet read the Arizona immigration law they were criticizing, and incorrectly characterizing.
Now we have Law Professor Ann Althouse all over The Washington Post for mischaracterizing the Texas School Board curriculum changes.
The reason these kinds of thing are important is that we count on our officials for truthful information, unslanted—or at least I think we do. Well, at least I hope we do.
Regards — Cliff