You never really played soccer. ;)
the wise communicator will dumb down the message for his audience... however, in this case, I don't think it was absolutely necessary... so i can't help but question his wisdom. This is only my personal opinion :tongue:Astronuc said:Well the umpire analogy does strike me as something a 'good ol' boy' or 'bubba' would say.
But then I have heard a lot of high level politicians and corporate managers who talk exactly like that. :yuck:
Perhaps... but perhaps you never really played basketball?kyleb said:You never really played soccer. ;)
Sorry, but I recently met someone from that side of the argument and this is what they seriously believe.loseyourname said:You know, not to say there might not be legitimate concerns about Roberts, but you're sounding a bit like the people who campaigned against Al Smith in '28 because he was Catholic, saying the pope would be put in charge of the US.
They already have the executive and legislative Branch's of the US government. With Roberts, and according to http://www.suntimes.com/output/novak/cst-edt-novak12.htmlPriscilla [Broken] Priscilla Owens to replace O'Conner, they will have the Judicial branch.June 20 issue - In 1988, the arrival of the religious right and social conservatism as formidable and entwined forces in the Republican Party was signaled when Pat Robertson received 25 percent of the vote in the Iowa presidential nominating caucuses, second to Bob Dole's 37 percent.
I don't want a gun held to my head.loseyourname said:Then again, I don't worry about anything. Hold a gun to my head and I'll give you a hundred reasons that I should remain calm and optimistic.
http://www.tnr.com/doc.mhtml?i=w050912&s=frank091405 [Broken]T. A. Frank said:There's no doubt that Roberts is dreadfully intelligent, and he's lucid to the point of creepiness. (One commentator pointed out that Roberts doesn't say "um.") There's also little doubt that he's nearly everything liberals fear. What stood out most about Roberts yesterday, however, was that he's a Washington specimen of the most distilled variety. He seems to have known since the age of two that he wished to be on the Supreme Court. He seems to have done nothing, ever, that would compromise this vision. His worldview seems to be untempered by failure and snugly confined within acceptable party lines. Most important, he knows how to say nothing at great length--which, these days, is an essential skill. It's unfortunate that we consistently reward public officials who play it entirely safe, but we can hardly blame them for noticing. Honesty can be costly, which may explain why there's nothing more fascinating than candor. It may also explain why there's nothing more boring than the Roberts confirmation hearings.