I see a difference between duping people on the street into signing a petition to ban dihydrogen monoxide and the leader of a political party 'absolutely supporting' a ban.
The average person on the street just will not make the connection between a very technical sounding term like 'dihydrogen monoxide' and H20 (water) and so will not see through the ruse. I think this is understandable, though regrettable, and can be forgiven.
It's appalling, however, when a political leader falls for this. Its shows a basic lack of due diligence and fact checking. It certainly casts doubt over all their other pronouncements.
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