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  •  Would it be just a "white" lie? (4.00)
    I always figured a white lie was along the lines of a "kindness" lie (Q. How do you like my new haircut? A.Looks good - as opposed to make's you look like a dog's breakfast) or a "keep the family/group peace" lie (Q.Isn't aunt Kate just a sweetie? A.She's quite a woman, alright - as opposed to personally I think she's a B on wheels).

    If we take this government business seriously then claiming to be a constituent when you really aren't is more than a little fudgy. Also, on the flip side I'm not sure I'd appreciate you leaning on my elected representative when I want him/her to be representing my interests. (Hypothetical, since at the moment my Sens. don't).

    Just a little more food for your first diary ("Maybe a topic for a separate diary "How far do we go to get what we want?" etc?")

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    by Catte Nappe on Fri Jan 27, 2006 at 04:26:14 PM PST

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    •  Good point (4.00)
      You're right...I can see where there is a potential for abuse, and I suppose we'd have to question how much of that sort of thing already goes on ("freeping a senator", so to speak), especially since you can already get city and zip info so easily online. Besides, how many overworked and underpaid staffers are really going to take the time to verify that everyone is who they say they are?

      Oy! To be a Republican and have everything in nice crisp black and white ("Damn the ethics, full speed ahead!")

      Now my head hurts...

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