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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Time to Learn From Other's Mistakes

Make no mistake: I'm a Jim Webb supporter.

However, today's press conference referring to several objectionable things Mr. Webb wrote over 25 years ago about women in the armed forces should be an opportunity to show that the Webb campaign has learned some lessons from watching the Allen campaign's all thumb's response to the M-word incident.

1. Mr. Webb should immediately accept responsibility for what he wrote.
2. Mr. Webb should apologize.
3. Mr. Webb should, in some way, try to make amends or highlight other things he has done/said that are pro-women in the 25+ years since he wrote these things.
4. Mr. Webb should move on to discussing more substantive issues and preparing for the upcoming debates.

Neither Jim Webb nor proxies in his campaign should:

1. Blame the media. This just kept George "Welcome to America" Allen on the receiving end of bad press.
2. Say, "This may be bad but Allen has done worse!" Don't screw with moral equivalence. (See the result of 1. Blame the media.) If you want to compare voting record or policy etc, fine, but no ad hominem crap.
3. Dwell on this. Move on, nothing to see here.

In summation, be upfront, take responsibility, be contrite. It's the right thing to do.

PS: I have a good friend who is a Naval Officer and happens to be female. I know she does a damn good job. Women who choose to defend our country shouldn't have to put up with frat boy crap and Mr. Webb should say so.

Make no mistake: I'm a Jim Webb supporter.

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Comments on "Time to Learn From Other's Mistakes"


Blogger Riley, Not O'Reilly said ... (4:40 PM) : 

Jim Webb -- One of the finest minds of the 6th Century.


Blogger Robb said ... (4:53 PM) : 

Wow, one of the A-Team here on my humble site.

I forget, are you Faceman or Howlin' Mad Murdock?


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