The writer had some good points on Scott but was downgraded by the East German judge for a hard-to-read website and a questionable command of the language, i.e. principal vs. principle.
You could add ‘sound byte’ vs. ‘sound bite’ in there as well.
After the legislature Republicans indicated that the Medicare proposal was going nowhere I wondered if there had been a deal between Scott and the Republicans in the legislature. I hope that is the case.