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Re: [ga] withdrawal of candidacy

Well, I hate to say it, but that's pretty typical: feigned indignance to beg
off from any meaningful response.  It's a tiresome ploy in these circles...

Sotiris Sotiropoulos

----- Original Message -----
From: Cade,Marilyn S - LGA <mcade@att.com>
To: 'Sotiropoulos' <sotiris@hermesnetwork.com>; 'Patrick Corliss'
<patrick@quad.net.au>; Harald Tveit Alvestrand <harald@Alvestrand.no>
Cc: Roberto Gaetano <ga_chair@hotmail.com>; Jonathan Weinberg
<weinberg@mail.msen.com>; Eric Dierker <Eric@hi-tek.com>; Danny Younger
<webmaster@babybows.com>; [GA] <ga@dnso.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2001 9:55 PM
Subject: RE: [ga] withdrawal of candidacy

> I think you mistook my message -- this election deserved a number of
> candidates, as well as all the quality of candidates which it got...
> "choice".
> Lots of participants on this list... I suspect that few would describe me
> "apathetic"... :-)  But maybe there is someone...?
> I could have sat by and not endorsed the candidates, thus perhaps, if
> weren't sufficient endorsement, lending some question to the election. I
> didn't do that, and made an effort to ensure that all candidates had
> endorsements, so there would be no other challenge.  You seem not to
> acknowledge that and to be critical ... not sure how I make any
> in that case.
> so, reluctantly, signing off from further discussions on this issue.
> Marilyn
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sotiropoulos [mailto:sotiris@hermesnetwork.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2001 9:35 PM
> To: Cade,Marilyn S - LGA; 'Patrick Corliss'; Harald Tveit Alvestrand
> Cc: Roberto Gaetano; Jonathan Weinberg; Eric Dierker; Danny Younger;
> [GA]
> Subject: Re: [ga] withdrawal of candidacy
> Cade,Marilyn S - LGA  wrote:
> > Without any comment on votes, given that I endorsed all four candidates
> > ensure that there could be a valid election, I am somewhat concerned.
> To be frank, I am more than `somewhat' concerned that you (and certain
> others) are concerned about this.  The election is valid.  I never heard
> an election being called off because a nominee ditched... never.
> > Without a fourth candidate, I probably would have worked harder to
> > someone to run.  That might be true of others, as well.
> So basically, your "apathy" in this process was due to regarding Jon
> Weinberg as the "sure thing"... I wonder what you'd have posted had he run
> and *not* won?  Marilyn, have you ever laid bets at the horse track, or on
> roulette wheel?  Life is surely a strange scenario... especially when
> don't go our way, eh?  This is surely not meant to be a serious post, is
> > This is in no way a commentary on the candidates who are standing, but
> more
> > a comment on other things.
> Such as?  Please be specific... I for one would definitely like to know
> these "things" are?
> >Everyone who is standing has made a considerable
> > effort to organize themselves/their work/etc. so they can offer to take
> > the considerable work of chair, c-chair.
> I am glad you think so.  Therefore, you don't really have a problem with
> continuing the election, right?
> > We are all obviously learning as we build...
> Some lessons are more painful than others:  Fact of life.
> If this election is called off, this will be the surest sign of complete
> corruption of the GA.  I cannot, and will not countenance any such
> The election must continue as there are still 3 candidates to be decided
> from.
> I am greatly disturbed and disappointed that some people believe
> I will not vote in another election should this one be cancelled, and I
> others who feel the same to act accordingly.  Will my lack of voting cause
> concern?  Somehow I doubt it...
> Sotiris Sotiropoulos
>         Individual

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