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Thursday, December 23, 2004

Teachers More Honest Than Judges?

That's what people believe, according to the Gallup survey of the professions. Here's the abstract (full article requires $ subscription):

Pharmacists are more ethical than priests, teachers beat judges in honesty - and no one is less trustworthy than car salesmen, according to the annual Gallup survey of professions. Nurses were named the most ethical and honest professionals - a position they've held for five out of the past six years. In 2001 they were beaten by firefighters after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Also, you can read the entire Gallup release here (30-day free trial available).
So much for "honest as a judge"! or is the phrase, "drunk as a judge"?

update: that last link was supposed to refer to this:
Defendant: I was drunk as a judge when I committed the offense.
Judge: The expression is "sober as a judge". Don't you mean "drunk as a lord"?
Defendant: Yes, my lord.

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