Tonight's online poll from CNN's fearmonger of outsourcing asks whether Democratic Party chairman Howard Dean is brash, bold, outrageous, or effective.
What the hell is that supposed to mean? Not only are online polls unscientific, but these choices make no sense. Dean could be any possible combination of those four adjectives; they're not mutually exclusive. In fact, Merriam-Webster Online lists the second synonym for "brash" as "foolishly adventurous or bold."