I still haven't figured out why giving out the office number of an elected official is a crime to some of you.
Funny, I can't figure out why the operators of that Nuremberg website listing the names, numbers, photos, DOB, SSN, addresses, and lists of family members of OB-GYNs that perform(ed) abortions would be accused of anything but healthy debate and discourse. Okay, that's a bit of a stretch comparison, but as dchase pointed out, your referenced post started out seeming very much like an invitation to complain to them, not so much in a "let's have a healthy discourse" way. I'll give you credit that you pulled back later in that thread- including offering your own number- but the point remains that it seemed like a cheap, partisan Freeper-esque thing to do, to try to coordinate a phone-based attack on an elected representative for voicing a theory that you didn't agree with only because it attacks your boy. A theory that, as it turns out, was rooted in a great deal of truth. Had this thread been posted as "New story reveals revbrian was wrong to attack Meehan. His office number is ...", I suspect you'd feel that wasn't something easily mistaken as simply an invitation for people to contact you and tell they respect your opinion and the hard work you do.posted by hincandenza at 3:50 PM on September 27, 2001
Anyhoo, it's been suggested that since other presidents have overruled the SS to make that public appearance of strength and not being intimidated during a time of crisis, Bush was a wuss for running scared while Rome burned. I don't agree, actually- in this case, it seems prudent to ensure the President is kept out of harms way until a full sense of what is being attacked becomes apparent, and Bush overriding it wouldn't send a message of strength, it would just be risky. I mean, no one would criticize those in the second WTC building for evacuating before that second plane hit, before anyone even knew it was a terrorist attack much less what was targeted. Given that, though, why the hell did they lie about it- other than it seems to have become ingrained as a neurotically habitual thing that the Bush Corp does, always lying or spinning about their widdle boy to make him seem more presidential. Even if holgate's hypothesis holds water, it seems the best tack would have been to diffuse it as a criticism altogether, with perfectly reasonable explanations rather than some hokum about secret codes and threats.posted by hincandenza at 7:34 PM on September 27, 2001
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