It's been said that a gaffe is accidentally telling the truth. For a real-world example, I give you Brendan Daly.
Nearly all of the 11 Democrats who voted against the economic stimulus package Wednesday had an incentive other than the plan’s hefty price tag: Nine of them hold districts carried by John McCain in 2008.
While none cited that fact when explaining why they bucked President Barack Obama and House Democratic leaders, there is little doubt that the conservative nature of their seats colored their votes.
“The speaker has said many times that the members are representative of their district,” said Brendan Daly, a spokesman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “Many of the districts are more conservative, and they campaigned on fiscal responsibility, and we understand that.”
If you were wondering if the "stimulus" bill was fiscally responsible, now you know for sure.