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  •  Dayton is the only good guy on the dais (4.00)
    Well, except, maybe, for some of the other staffers.

    Lott was going to adjourn the hearing when they called a vote on the Senate floor rather than recess and reconvene, but Dayton went up to him and basically whispered in his ear and made him recess.    Dayton had not had a chance to ask any questions yet.  So we're waiting for everyone to get back now.  I have pictures on my Treo and will upload them as soon as I get to a decently fast connection.

    Piss off Frank Luntz: don't use Republican issue frames like "Social Security crisis."

    by DC Pol Sci on Tue Jun 21, 2005 at 08:37:04 AM PDT

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    •  you're good, DC (none)
      thanks for being there.

      Looks like you're not missing the history here.

      It could be a small but important brick in the edifice of our undoing.

      Be all that you can be: Work for peace - - Jesus (Mt.5:9)

      by Upstream Review on Tue Jun 21, 2005 at 08:57:44 AM PDT

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    •  Great work DC Pl Sci (none)
      Except I would say that Professor Ted Selker (Caltech/MIT Voter Technology Project) is making sense ("that paper trails are just as subject to hacking as "audio" trails, which just tell the voter how s/he voted").

      Appears that the "frame" is to set up a straw man of an ATM type throw-away "receipt" versus no audit trail whatsoever!  Then they will "conclude" that the ATM bits of paper are pointless, BUT they will recommend them anyway to show that they have bent over backwards to please the tinhat crowd!

      EDUCATE THE PUBLIC!

      "The American people now understand we have a problem." George W. Bush, Galveston, Texas, April 26, 2005

      by BornOn911 on Tue Jun 21, 2005 at 10:26:57 AM PDT

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      •  Not "on the dais." (none)
        Only the Senators sit on the dais.  The witnesses are at the witness table.  But I do agree with you that Selker does make some sense.  Still, I think a paper trail (perhaps in addition to whatever other kind of trail one wants to invent) proved its utility beyond any real doubt in the Washington State governor's race this year.

        Piss off Frank Luntz: don't use Republican issue frames like "Social Security crisis."

        by DC Pol Sci on Tue Jun 21, 2005 at 11:01:49 AM PDT

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