9 July 2004 - trust the stupid

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If we trust the stupid, it is not that they are less likely to lie, it’s that we’re more likely to be able to catch them at it. And for the air defense of Washington DC, isn’t that what matters?

clue:

“Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man.” — Bertrand Russell

Last month the Capitol building was evacuated for fear of an innocent aircraft. But don’t worry, all the glitches were ironed out of the system months ago.

give me a clue so sweet and true

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