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  •  great post (3.50)
    Thanks for posting this, DH. I haven't felt this intellectually stimulated all week.

    And to those of you who are apologists for Nader, geez, it's not like responsibility should be considered such a scarce commodity. I think Nader should take responsibility for the results of the 2000 election, Gore should take responsibility for the results of the 2000 election, Bush should, the other Bush should, Katharine Harris should, people who didn't vote should, etc., etc. Everyone should. There's no moral fact of the matter, and taking responsibility for something doesn't establish one. It just means you have the sense to consider that, of all the identifiable causes of an event, one of them involved you. And the character not to dodge that reality.

    •  Great (none)
      This:

      "And to those of you who are apologists for Nader, geez, it's not like responsibility should be considered such a scarce commodity."

      Is very funny, but also very true.  

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