In British business terms, “pig in a poke” translates to “Caveat Emptor.” A poke is a small sack or bag. “BUYER BEWARE” isn’t a common phrase in American politics, but maybe it should be. A pig that’s in a poke might turn out to be no pig at all.
San Fran Nan, the Wicked Queen of the Left Coast, delivered a speech at the 2010 Legislative Conference for the National Association of Counties. Amidst all the fawning and sighing about BarryO and their vision of a socialist utopia in our homeland, is THIS sentence, which caused me to put down the dishcloth, dry my hands, and make haste for this computer:
“But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.”
Oh, dear God, she really said that. Really. And you can bet your little blue booties and your next tax hike that she meant every single syllable.
The rest of her bilge water can be read here.