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DrBB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:25 PM
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My letter in tomorrow's NYTimes!!! (Re: Safire, Leak-gate)
Just got another LTE accepted by the Times. I think this makes 7 or 8 now over the last few years. A fairly edgy one this time, too, relative to the limits of what I think they'll accept. Getting pretty good at hitting that mark, I guess.

Here 'tis:

To the Editor:
Despite William Safire's witty disquisition on ``leakmanship'' (``Who's Shallow Throat?,'' column, Oct. 6), I remain confused. Either former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV's original report about the Niger yellowcake story was accurate, or it wasn't.

If it was, the administration certainly should have wanted to know about it. If it wasn't, someone should be able to present empirical evidence to the contrary.

Attacking the messenger -- or his wife -- amounts to nothing more than an effort to muddy the waters.

That the administration has been reduced to such tactics only demonstrates that the facts are not susceptible to legitimate dispute. It also bespeaks a moral cowardice and a petty vindictiveness that puts the true character of the administration and its apologists on display.


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helleborient Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:27 PM
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1. Congrats!!!
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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:28 PM
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2. Do you know what date it will be in?
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DrBB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:41 PM
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9. Should be in tomorrow
...though they never promise--you can always get bumped. But that has never happened to me so far.
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DrBB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:42 PM
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10. Should be in tomorrow
...though they never promise--you can always get bumped. But that has never happened to me so far.
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:30 PM
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3. Great letter.
I'll look for it in the print edition.
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wellstone_democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:30 PM
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4. elegant
beautiful job
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:30 PM
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5. What's your secret?
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DrBB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:54 PM
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13. Well, actually
...there are a couple of things. Obviously keeping it short is key, and persistance--I must've sent 5 or 10 for every one I've gotten in. But the hardest part is that it has to have wit but it can't overstep a certain line. You can be pretty harsh but you have to finesse it--they don't like zingers.
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:32 PM
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6. Excellent Letter!
Succinct and to the point. Congratulations!
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:36 PM
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7. You're right on message!
Congrats on having your letter published! Articles always tell so much about the writer. Your letter reflected well on you!
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Wickerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:36 PM
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8. Telling it like it is DrBB
glad you are on our side!

congrats
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Gloria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:44 PM
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11. Congratualtions!!!
I once got a letter to the Sports Editor printed...ranting about the lack of coverage of soccer (The Cosmos).

Not nearly as impressive as one to the main editorial page!!!!
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central scrutinizer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:47 PM
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12. damn, I wish I could write that well
great job
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:55 PM
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14. Zing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Alright now, we gotta take your lead and keep this up! Great writing-clear, concise and TO THE POINT!
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DrBB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:15 PM
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15. Okay, I promise I'll only do this once
I.e., give it a vanity :kick:

I'm allowed one, right?
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:31 PM
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17. take two...
you earned it. ;)))))
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mumon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:18 PM
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16. It also reveals William Safire
to have too much semen squirted onto his face.
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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:45 PM
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18. Beautiful..
thanks for sharing and congrats. I just got a call from my local paper verifying I wrote an LTE on the same subject. It'll be my 4th letter published in a little over a year. Here's a toast to our efforts and let's all keep working that drip.
:toast: :D
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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-03 12:52 PM
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19. Kick!
Saw the article in todays NYT.

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HFishbine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-03 12:59 PM
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20. Excellent!
Absolutely superb. So much said with so few words.
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