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Re: Heath Ledger Dead - News Accounts
« Reply #60 on: January 23, 2008, 02:17:52 pm »
i am planning to mentally ignore any statement coming from "a source" (vs. a real person)
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Re: Heath Ledger Dead - News Accounts
« Reply #61 on: January 23, 2008, 02:25:30 pm »
From CNN.com:

In light of Ledger's death, President Bush on Wednesday postponed an event surrounding the launch of a public-service ad campaign warning against the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

"We thought it would be better to postpone the event rather than run the risk of anyone thinking that we were being opportunistic in highlighting the issue," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said.



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Re: Heath Ledger Dead - News Accounts
« Reply #62 on: January 23, 2008, 02:34:24 pm »
From CNN.com:

In light of Ledger's death, President Bush on Wednesday postponed an event surrounding the launch of a public-service ad campaign warning against the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

"We thought it would be better to postpone the event rather than run the risk of anyone thinking that we were being opportunistic in highlighting the issue," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said.





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Re: Heath Ledger Dead - News Accounts
« Reply #63 on: January 23, 2008, 02:35:05 pm »
From CNN.com:

In light of Ledger's death, President Bush on Wednesday postponed an event surrounding the launch of a public-service ad campaign warning against the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

"We thought it would be better to postpone the event rather than run the risk of anyone thinking that we were being opportunistic in highlighting the issue," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said.




How damn condescending can he get

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Re: Heath Ledger Dead - News Accounts
« Reply #64 on: January 23, 2008, 02:39:44 pm »
she. Dana Perino is a woman.
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Re: Heath Ledger Dead - News Accounts
« Reply #65 on: January 23, 2008, 02:40:12 pm »
she. Dana Perino is a woman.

I was referring to GWB

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Re: Heath Ledger Dead - News Accounts
« Reply #66 on: January 23, 2008, 03:01:39 pm »
I don't know ... maybe I'm missing something, and I hate GWB as much as the next person, but I thought the gesture seemed appropriate.


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Re: Heath Ledger Dead - News Accounts
« Reply #67 on: January 23, 2008, 03:22:59 pm »
I don't know ... maybe I'm missing something, and I hate GWB as much as the next person, but I thought the gesture seemed appropriate.



I'm not quite getting how that was condescending, either.

OTOH, if they had gone through with the launch of the campaign, the word I would have used would not have been opportunistic. It would have been insensitive.
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Re: Heath Ledger Dead - News Accounts
« Reply #68 on: January 23, 2008, 03:24:41 pm »
I don't know ... maybe I'm missing something, and I hate GWB as much as the next person, but I thought the gesture seemed appropriate.



We don't know what happened yet.  It's an assumption that they are making.

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Re: Heath Ledger Dead - News Accounts
« Reply #69 on: January 23, 2008, 03:29:07 pm »
We don't know what happened yet.  It's an assumption that they are making.

I don't know that they're assuming anything; perhaps they're just thinking that, given the news reports, the subject would be on people's minds.