BVC-CHAT: Not so funny,
while being sadly hilarious (Matthew K. Irwin)
Matthew K. Irwin
m.k.irwin at neo.tamu.edu
Wed Oct 27 14:35:13 CDT 2004
Thanks for commenting. At least you have convictions. If however, as you
say, "repeated gaffs are evidence of incompetence in one or more ways," and
yet you will "vote for him deliberately," then you deliberately vote for
incompetence--by your logic. I'm not sure I'd profess that publicly, but our
constitution indeed affords us the freedom to profess publicly virtually
anything we desire, so express away. How about his [in]ability to THINK in
the moment? Would that dissuade you? (We can talk later about how
chronically using "be" verbs--say, three times in one
sentence--characterizes inefficient and lifeless prose).
You assist in directing the writing center? Hmm.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter England" <pengland70 at yahoo.com>
To: <bvc-chat at philebus.tamu.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 1:09 PM
Subject: BVC-CHAT RE: Not so funny,while being sadly hilarious (Matthew K.
> Oh, come on. An occasional slip might be an
> indication of an unspoken thought, but repeated gaffs
> are evidence of incompetence in one or more ways, and
> I think Bush is just a lousy speaker, much like
> Eisenhower or Washington.
> Yes, I will vote for him deliberately, and I hope that
> all Americans who vote do so with deliberation. I
> will not, however, vote based on his ability to speak
> in the moment, just as I would not vote for an actor
> based on his or her looks.
> Peter England
> Assistant Director
> Texas A&M University Writing Center
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