Yessir, we even trust them shady car salesmen more'n we trust the good fellers an' gals we send up the river t' Ottywa or t' the mayor's office or t' Queens Park. We elected 'em. Why can't we trust 'em?
Politicians and automobile vendors continued to fare poorly in a poll of the most admired professions, while firefighters, nurses and farmers still were among the most trusted.
The Leger Marketing poll conducted March 1-8 suggested that 16 per cent of Canadians trusted politicians, two percentage points higher than their level in a similar poll a year ago.
Car salespeople were trusted by 18 per cent, one point down from last year.
I reckon we got ourselves t' blame. With polyticians an' car salesmen alike, they jest tell us what we wanna hear. Car salesman tells us a pie in the sky story how it's a great little buggy an' the price is right. Polyticians's always gettin' up on stumps an' promisin' pies up in the sky if we'd only cast our vote in their direction. If they din't lie to us we'd never elect 'em an' we'd never buy a car from 'em. We make 'em lie an' then we blame 'em fer doin' it.
Kinda funny, too, folks trust polyticians more this year than they did last year. Shee-it! AdScam's all over the news an' trust in polyticians is goin' up.
Looks like everybuddy trusts the firemen, nurses an' farmers. I reckon that's on accounta we don't make 'em lie to us.