Look back here for an earlier post about Bootleggers and Baptists.
Go here for another great example. We must save the Everglades ! Or bail out U.S. Sugar.
"The most important part of the (Bootleggers and Baptists) theory for me is not that politics makes strange bedfellows–it’s that special interests use the high-minded moral high ground folks to hide their theft."
- Russ Roberts of Cafe Hayek
(Note to Nick in California....Is this why the government needs to hire expensive publicists? Or do the politicians come up with this reasoning on their own?)