for the Pols
people make a public commitment, their own ideas
really change in support of what they commit
themselves to. It's called cognitive
dissonance. The mind tries to support what
one's already said. It's a psychological
process that someone may not even be aware of.
With every politician, once he or she has made
that public statement, his or her own personal
viewpoints shift to supporting it. So in the
process of trying to work something out, it's
good not to make a line in the sand immediately
because it becomes very difficult to be flexible
and compromise. A compromise is something
neither side is ever satisfied with.