Promises, promises

Politicians make a lot of promises. Journalists sometimes track them. And political scientists have found that these promises are actually quite predictive for what elected officials try to accomplish.

But, really, this picture is brilliant. Enjoy.


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Amy Fried

About Amy Fried

Amy Fried loves Maine's sense of community and the wonderful mix of culture and outdoor recreation. She loves politics in three ways: as an analytical political scientist, a devoted political junkie and a citizen who believes politics matters for people's lives. Fried is Professor of Political Science at the University of Maine and the faculty advisor to the UMaine College Republicans. Fried's views are her own and do not represent those of her employer or any group to which she belongs.