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July Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-04 10:54 AM
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46. I wouldn't want Schilling to be afraid to state his opinion;
however, I felt that he was taking advantage of the win and his important role in it to influence voters. To me, he was a bit over the line, although I'd have less of a problem with his appearing with Bush and stating his support for him, which is something celebrities supporting both candidates have done. If someone asked him in an interview about his political views, I'd also have no objection.

Of course he's free to think and say what he wants, but he picked a poor moment and politicized a nonpolitical event. And when you do something like that, the rest of us are free to respond. In other words, we must all be prepared for unintended effects when we exercise our right to freely state our opinions, which are never offered in a vacuum.

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