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  •  Not saying it isn't huge. (1+ / 0-)
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    Gorette

    I mean that it is less emotional in that it is still happening, and you don't give way to your emotion during an on-going crisis. At least, that's my opinion. I'm enraged too, but I don't want to see that rage at BP or anyone discussed in Washington until after this is over. The time for rage and blame is later.

    •  Then why was I crying today, when I was (2+ / 0-)
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      shpilk, berrieh

      listening to biologist on tv today? Normally I don't cry at all. Dolphins are dying and that kills me. I'm just saying some of us are emotional about this. But in general I suppose you are right, berrieh.

      you (Repubs) lie down with "Nazi"-chanters, you get up with a responsibility for what they might do. -David Corn

      by Gorette on Sun May 30, 2010 at 10:03:47 AM PDT

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      •  It is sad. As someone who loves the Gulf... (2+ / 0-)
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        DemFromCT, Gorette

        ...and spent her summers there, I totally hear you on that one. Don't confuse me saying the President shouldn't be presenting a particularly emotional response with saying that people have no reason to feel emotional.

        Feeling emotional and acting from emotion? Two very different things. As observers who can't do anything about it, I think it's only natural we feel more emotional -- or succumb to the emotion more -- than the people charged with doing stuff. (Being good in a crisis means not succumbing to emotion, etc.)

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