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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-28-05 02:23 PM
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37. this isn't about incontrovertible proof
It's about the fact that the 43/37 argument stinks. Call me crazy, but I think if you are pushing for an investigation, it is helpful to distinguish between your better arguments and your worse arguments.

If you had been handed the proportionally-spaced memo, would you have said, "Hmm, this looks fishy -- we had better practice addition by subtraction"? or would you have said, "Cool, let's pile it all on and see what sticks"? The truth is that the proportionally-spaced memo was used to distract attention from the fact that (AFAIK) basically everything in the Bush-AWOL story was true.

It is of course a waste of time to argue with people who just don't care whether their arguments make sense to folks who actually study polling. Maybe it doesn't even matter -- 43/37 is more subtly awful than a forged memo, maybe it will actually work.

How am I trying to block an investigation? how do I delay an investigation by pointing out that a bad argument is bad? that is such a weak excuse for an argument, and you use it over and over and over again. If you don't have an argument, why do you use that one? I am mystified.
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