[lit-ideas] Re: The winner has already been selected?

  • From: Judy Evans <judithevans001@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Phil Enns" <phil.enns@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2004 20:30:50 +0000

Friday, December 3, 2004, 7:56:24 PM, Phil Enns wrote:

PE> The problem with the Ukraine is that both candidates are unsavory characters
PE> who indulged in election fraud.

Yes, that's a problem. There are others, the East-West split among them.

PE> On Judy Evans' account, what makes one politician the 'wrong' politician is
PE> the fact that the US supported the other fellow.  

Right. You got it. Well, you nearly got it.  For me, what makes one candidate 
the "wrong" candidate -- in the terms of this thread -- is that the US supports 
him or her.  

What makes one politician the wrong candidate, for me, is quite another matter.

Are only you allowed to use commas in this manner?  Are only your commas to be 
so understood?  Did you have to learn to be both so oblivious to others' usage 
and so bloody patronising, or did it just happen?

Boring redundant patronising paragraph below retained

This is obviously
PE> circular: A is the right politician because the US supports A; the US
PE> supports A because A is the right politician.  And we are none the clearer
PE> on what it means for a person to be the 'wrong' politician.

 Judy Evans, Cardiff, UK   

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