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  •  I really don't think we'd want surfers (none)
    This is for the "non-pro" speechwriter like Kyle B who has written something powerful and would like to see his/her words delivered. And the reward is you get to see which pols' organizations have "bid" on your speech, pick the "winner" and negotiate changes to the language.

    And as for the media classifying this as a form of cheating ... well wouldn't that be the old pot and the kettle thing. I can't tell you how many one-of-a-kind "white papers" my old MarComm teams used to craft for specific tech journalists so that they could steal huge paragraphs verbatim and pass off the analyses as their own. I mean, after all, what is a press release? Just a way of allowing journalists to be a little lazy.

    "You don't lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case." - Ken Kesey

    by Glinda on Sun Jan 23, 2005 at 07:26:02 AM PST

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    •  Check out my sig (4.00)
      for my opinions on the Republicans classifying this as cheating.

      In my opinion projects like this would be a counter to the conservative think-tank machine, where speeches gets written and policies get formulated and language gets crafted. I think of it in a way as an analogy to writers of free and open-source software. If we can't get software -- or in this case, politics -- that doesn't suck from the professional providers, we're just going to have to go out and create it ourselves.

      I've figured out how to know what the Republicans are up to. Just listen to what they accuse the Democrats of doing. -- Me

      by Our Man In Redmond on Sun Jan 23, 2005 at 08:33:30 AM PST

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      •  Loved this comment! (none)
        I'll definitely check out your opinions.

        Diaries or Comments or both?

        "You don't lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case." - Ken Kesey

        by Glinda on Sun Jan 23, 2005 at 11:31:51 AM PST

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