Either the moon is made of green cheese or it is not.
But, I think what the previous poster was saying -- extending the politician/cheese analogy to the reducio ad absurdam, and a little more to the point:
What's the dark side of the moon made of? The face we see may look like green cheese, but what's behind it?
Which is more in line with the presumed theme of the book. How long a leash do you want to give your average political representative, when lobbyist dollars and sweetheart deals with local developers are at issue? (And all those sales tax pennies start adding up to real money, depleting the budget of your local government, so somebody's going to have to make up the difference?)