Friday, August 12, 2005

NARAL drops Roberts Ad

In the interest of fairness since the dropping of the ad will probably not get as much media coverage as deciding to play the ad. From todays Washington Post linked above:

In a response to Specter, NARAL President Nancy Keenan reiterated the group's opposition to Roberts's confirmation and said she regretted that the ad had been misconstrued. "Unfortunately, the debate over that advertisement has become a distraction from the serious discussion we hoped to have with the American public," she said.

Thank you, while I don't think the ad should have been played in the first place? At least it was pulled.

3 comments:

Hooda Thunkit said...

"misconstrued."

An "interesting" characterization...

Yes, the "ad" was pulled, but first, it was played.

Because of this hit and run tactic, I'd characterize this as sniping, but, YMMV.

A despicable action regardless of who does it.

So the question is, is civil discourse (on the national level) really dead?

Lisa Renee said...

HT, I think for some of us we still have the ability to have civil discourse, look at some of the blogs and Toledo Talk as an example.

But I'd say the art of civil discourse is a becoming a dying skill, one hopefully that will be revived, as long as we keep talking even when we disagree? There is hope.

(dusting off my rose colored glasses)

:-)

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