Lately I've been hearing a lot of local election ads on the radio and television, and I find it fascinating how it's often acceptable for politicians to be exceptionally vague and hand-wavy in their rhetoric.
"Our town lost a lot of jobs last year. If you elect me, I will create more jobs! Vote for Bob Smith."
(How will you create more jobs? What is your methodology? Which sector will you create jobs in? Will you do the job creation, or will it be your staff? Where's your 4-year project plan?)
I think it's only fair. Given how harsh many of these politicians are on science funding, it should be reasonable to turn the tables.