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Re: [ga] The North American DNSO BoD chair

On 13-Oct-99 Kent Crispin wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 12, 1999 at 08:59:24PM -0700, Mark C. Langston wrote:
>> ...had better be Karl Auerbach.  With 40+ supporters, he has
>> twice the
>> support of any other regional candidate.
> Sorry, that doesn't follow.  All it indicates is that people who
> support Karl took Roberto's idea to mind, and that most of the
> rest
> didn't.  According to the *actual* rules of the game, 10
> supporting
> messages were all that were required, and after that there is no
> need
> to send in any more.  So therefore, if your favorite candidate
> has 
> already got more than 10, no need for you to act...

There is no such rule. 

>> For The NC to ignore this would be a travesty.
> No, it is *absolutely necessary* for them to ignore it.  If they
> did
> not, it would penalize those who took the rules at face value. 
> (And
> I *know* what a stickler you are for following the rules.)

If they ignore the strong statement of support that the sheer
number of seconds means, then they ignore it at the peril of
disenfranchising the GA members.

The "rules" only said that a member had to have at least 10
statements of support.  There was no maximum, and nothing that
indicated that they desired no further supportive statements when
it reached 10.

To imply otherwise is quite frankly nothing more than an attempt to
minimize the impact of such a broad statement by the GA in support
of a candidate.  What motive could you have for that, Kent? 
Hmm..one wouldn't have to go far to locate it.

The NC can only ignore the GA so far.  

Funny how you flip flop on this, arguing that the GA is strong, and
has a voice, then when it doesn't suit your own purpose, arguing
that it is weak, and that its voice has no real impact.

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