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hedda_foil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-05 10:42 AM
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11. Howard Dean explained it in a speech I attended.
He said that most politicians are risk averse late adopters, but that when they change they do it very rapidly. That's as good an explanation as any for how they've behaved and what they're doing now. What it boils down to is that most of the people we elect are not leaders.
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  -Why does it take politicians YEARS to figure out what we see in seconds? garybeck  Nov-04-05 10:26 AM   #0 
  - They saw it too.  Cactus44   Nov-04-05 10:28 AM   #1 
  - If that's the case, it's no excuse.  garybeck   Nov-04-05 10:30 AM   #3 
  - You're right, but it's even worse than that!  Orrex   Nov-04-05 10:34 AM   #5 
  - I'm with you! It's time to stand up for what you believe.  samdogmom   Nov-04-05 10:42 AM   #12 
     - Unfortunately a lot of people around here insist that the pol  Jackpine Radical   Nov-04-05 10:52 AM   #14 
        - True. But I have the utmost respect for Sen. Feingold.  samdogmom   Nov-04-05 12:51 PM   #18 
           - I'm with you all the way on Russ.  Jackpine Radical   Nov-04-05 02:00 PM   #20 
  - By not saying anything they created that atmosphere themselves  JVS   Nov-04-05 10:58 AM   #17 
  - Exactly! And the lack of balls isn't only present on the DEM side of  ElectroPrincess   Nov-04-05 01:01 PM   #19 
  - Either ignorance, or pure politcs  MadisonProgressive   Nov-04-05 10:29 AM   #2 
  - they see it all just as fast as we do. when it become PUBLIC...  unblock   Nov-04-05 10:32 AM   #4 
  - they gave him the power.  garybeck   Nov-04-05 10:38 AM   #8 
  - It's because they have to have proof  zalinda   Nov-04-05 10:34 AM   #6 
  - proof was there. they ignored it.  garybeck   Nov-04-05 10:39 AM   #10 
  - It's not a question of figuring it ou it's a question of ACTING  noahmijo   Nov-04-05 10:35 AM   #7 
  - Forest.... Trees....  Dora   Nov-04-05 10:39 AM   #9 
  - Howard Dean explained it in a speech I attended.  hedda_foil   Nov-04-05 10:42 AM   #11 
  - The MSM creates a "narrative"  CJCRANE   Nov-04-05 10:46 AM   #13 
  - What about the report of the Senate Committee on Intelligence  fjc   Nov-04-05 10:55 AM   #15 
  - You only have limited visibility when your head's UP YOUR ASS!  Village Idiot   Nov-04-05 10:55 AM   #16 
  - They may see it, but won't say anything without some convincing  Humor_In_Cuneiform   Nov-04-05 02:16 PM   #21 
 

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