You're certainly entitled to believe that - I won't stand in your way. :)
I just know that having taught at the university level myself, there is absolutely no way I kept up on all but more than a VERY small % of the articles that came out in my field. I simply didn't have time. :)
Voting with the majority on this particular bill would not have endeared him with American Psychological Association - a group he probably plans to be active in again. And his wife is most likely a current active member. So that could be one plausible reason for the "present" and knowing that it was going to pass anyway. However, he is supposed to be representing his constituents - not his professional alliances. So he should go down either way.
I well understand time constraints on reading publications in reference to your profession - but there would have been a lot of "talk around the cooler" on this particular study.
Thank you for allowing me my opinion and have a good day. :o)
Do you have the honesty to call it what it was, a special interest vote of "present"? He is simply a liberal college professor that is to much of a coward to piss off his special interest supporters. Not to mention it might offend some of his previous clients in Ohio State penal institutes!
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