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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-05-04 01:38 PM
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6. Yes, it's "plausible" -- if only because it fits so neatly
into our own preconceptions and prejudices. That's a red flag for me. The fact that this article has gotten so much attention when there is NO way to confirm its credibility speaks to the power of belief systems over rationality -- people are glomming onto this piece because they WANT to believe it, not because its demonstrably factual.

Sure, it could be true. But it could just as easily have been totally made up by someone with the same antipathy toward bush* that the rest of us feel.

I'd say skepticism is the better part of valor here. Unless and until a real and identifable "White House aide" makes a clean break from her/his masters and comes out publicly, we ought to remain wary of being played for suckers.

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