Just to update you, though, Nannying Tyrants has found that their one-eyed skewing of the truth extends further than that.
Then, we have the sad antipodean 60s throwback blowhard trying to defend the indefensible with some lame reference to a 2008 message board where members of the American public responded to an online poll open to, err, the public ...
... despite his own side of professionals actively perverting matters elsewhere themselves.
You see, they - who are paid for by your taxes - are allowed to interfere wherever they choose and to cheat, game and obstruct due consultative process at every turn. You, however, must shut the fuck up and not object to anything they waste your money on.
Hypocrisy simply isn't a strong enough word for people as unscrupulous as these.