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  •  I disagree. (0+ / 0-)

    First, that would be a fantastic opportunity to introduce millions to the Willingham case.

    No need to lay out the facts.  One question: Why did you reject the new evidence on Willingham?  And maybe one follow-up.

    I didn't care for math, but when I first understood the concept of finding the slope of a curve at a point, I wanted to grab the first girl I saw and kiss her with wild abandon, just like in that WW II photo.

    by dov12348 on Thu Sep 08, 2011 at 11:42:14 AM PDT

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    •  it would unfortunately be a disservice to the (0+ / 0-)

      other candidates.  Being ignored is worse than being attacked.  He'll have to go on meet the press eventually, and there David Gregory better damn well grill him on the facts of this case.

      "This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind[.]" -- Robert F. Kennedy

      by Loge on Thu Sep 08, 2011 at 12:00:37 PM PDT

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      •  I don't follow. (0+ / 0-)

        Nobody's being ignored.  The question is asked, Perry gives some bullshit response; one follow-up; Perry gives another bullshit response - then we move on.

        How would that take any more time than what was asked and answered?

        This whole exchange might just take one minute or less.  But then millions will see Perry as just one more evader or liar.

        I didn't care for math, but when I first understood the concept of finding the slope of a curve at a point, I wanted to grab the first girl I saw and kiss her with wild abandon, just like in that WW II photo.

        by dov12348 on Thu Sep 08, 2011 at 12:26:00 PM PDT

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        •  as they already saw . . . (0+ / 0-)

          i agree the follow up should have been better, but i'd ask it more specifically at his governing philosophy.  Willingham is just the one we know about.  That he botched the case is evident, but letting him argue something or other on the facts of the case as he understood them doesn't quite reach to the point of clarifying why he didn't care enough to take new scientific evidence into account.  On some level he already answered it -- he doesn't think it's his job.  But why he thinks that is the question i want the answer to, not why he didn't deviate from his general philosophy in a particular instance.

          "This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind[.]" -- Robert F. Kennedy

          by Loge on Thu Sep 08, 2011 at 01:12:29 PM PDT

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          •  We can agree to disagree. (0+ / 0-)

            Everything Brian did was F for fail.  An average 14-year-old could have handled it properly.

            I didn't care for math, but when I first understood the concept of finding the slope of a curve at a point, I wanted to grab the first girl I saw and kiss her with wild abandon, just like in that WW II photo.

            by dov12348 on Thu Sep 08, 2011 at 05:45:54 PM PDT

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      •  I do take back what I said about Brian. (0+ / 0-)

        After all, he could have been ordered to stay away from the Willingham case.

        I didn't care for math, but when I first understood the concept of finding the slope of a curve at a point, I wanted to grab the first girl I saw and kiss her with wild abandon, just like in that WW II photo.

        by dov12348 on Thu Sep 08, 2011 at 12:40:10 PM PDT

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