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  •  Don't think Pauli has "caught" anything. (4+ / 0-)
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    Willard and Paul are brothers under the skin.  They're both instinct-driven self-centered people who see themselves in others, but without recognition.
    McCain is another one.
    indeed, there's quite a few and, because of their affinity for imitation and repetition, they actually make fairly good spokes-persons, depending on how much text they can retain and regurgitate at any one time. If they're on stage too long and they have to "wing" it, that's when problems arise.

    A Barack Obama, who constructs or outlines his own speeches is unfathomable to the "monkey see, monkey do" contingent. They have memory, a trait mockingbirds can also claim, but their information processing powers are poor. They have a hard time dealing with 'how' and 'why.' Although they understand these words signal a question when used in discourse, they don't know how to answer with any level of accuracy.  So, they spout non-sequiturs, whose relationship is, at best, peripheral.  Sort of on the level of the things in your junk drawer being related by being in the junk drawer together.

    If these people don't have to think and are praised when they merely regurgitate, as some of our educational systems expect, they do exceedingly well. And I don't mean these observations to be mean-spirited. People who remember everything they've ever read are very useful, sort of like Google.  But, also like using Google, one has to know what one is looking for and give it meaning.

    Willard's forte = "catch 'n' cage". He's not into "catch and release."

    by hannah on Thu Aug 16, 2012 at 02:36:35 AM PDT

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