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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:23 PM
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How do officials who quit their jobs, like Palin, make "policy statements"?
I really want to know. Ever since Palin released, on Facebook, that nonsense about her kid having to stand in front of a death panel, people have been claiming her words are a policy statement.

Policy statements don't come from the mouths of people with no power, like Sarah Palin.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:25 PM
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1. She doesn't speak English. She speak Gibberish. It's a language only
the right-temporal-lobe-damaged can understand.
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canetoad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:49 PM
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4. She has a
di-neuronal, mono-synaptic brain

:rofl:
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:29 PM
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2. In Palin's own words,
"Screw political correctness." She'll do whatever she wants, she'll say whatever she wants, and she'll call it a "policy statement," if she damn well wants to. The woman doesn't know boundaries.
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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:36 PM
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3. you have touched on a larger point. What is considered authority.
Edited on Sat Aug-08-09 10:44 PM by RandomThoughts
If someone says something many times people listen because they say it. I think that is wrong, I think comments should hold their own authority, they should not require a status of the speaker because they contain, if correct, their own credibility because they make sense. And are backed up by feeling, thinking, and logic. In the same respect, if they do not, no matter who says them they should be discarded.

Its not the speaker but the ideas that matter, unfortunately many times people get things right a few times in a row, or are liked for other reasons, and so what they say is thought correct for those reasons. But what someone says is not the same thing as who the person is. And who a person is does not make what they say always correct.

Much of what we see on TV and even the media is people given authority without there comments having credibility.


(Edit: However this post is in contradiction to an earlier post saying people should disclose sponsors. The reason for that contradiction is that people paid to post, spoken of in the other post, are presenting an image of numbers of support. While each comment could be held on its own merit, as stated in this post, a paid poster would be repeated above just one person posting, so the need for disclosure would move it back from money buying an image of consensus to it being shown many posters are actually the opinion of one person paying a large group to repeat the comments, lowering its presumed consensus value.)

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1handclapn Donating Member (61 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:50 PM
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5. they never had any "Policies"...only "Agenda's"..distruction of Constitution/Federal Government.. ..
Edited on Sat Aug-08-09 10:50 PM by 1handclapn
replacing Government with Theocratic Dominionism
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:52 PM
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6. Palin is just like a loudspeaker for the gop or neocons or whoever it is
filling her head with crap. She gets quoted. Even after people found out she is an illiterate idiot. So expect her handlers to use her as a weapon.
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Pharlo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:59 PM
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7. Well, wait until Wm Shatner and the congo drums
get done with her 'policy statement'. Suddenly, it won't seem so 'policy statementy'.
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