Don't say/ Words you're gonna regret - Alan Parsons Project
Water cannon, anyone?
Seems that during this current voting season, the truth, in many instances, has taken a backseat to embellishment.
To be fair, some voters like being lied to, apparently. Hard choices are hard to make, so some candidates make a habit of providing easy solutions to complicated issues.
But that doesn't mean the rest of us should swallow this.
This election included discussions on minimum wage stances, who is unqualified, who is dangerous, the importance of the size of one's hands and tax returns.
What next? Outlawing skinny jeans because they are too, well, skinny?
Welcome to my water cannon concept.
At all campaign stops and speeches, there should be a water cannon pointed at the stage.
These cannons would be manned by fact checkers chosen by an independent commission.
Each time a candidate would misspeak, tell a lie or exaggerate the truth, a water cannon would soak the speaker.
Each accumulating lie during a speech would require more water.
So at the end of a speech, if a candidate was soaking wet, that would be a sure sign of a poor prospect for office.