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Of course, if honesty from politicians were my absolute litmus test, I couldn't vote for anyone at all.

The standard by which politicians judge truth: the short-term political benefit to themselves minus the present value of the long-term political harm from being found out.

"Short-term" means up to and including the next election. "Long-term" means the election after that.
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