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Re: [ga] The North American DNSO BoD chair

On Wed, Oct 13, 1999 at 09:33:21AM +0200, Roberto Gaetano wrote:
> > 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...
> Thank you for giving me credit for the idea, but I think it is not deserved.
> Several people were thinking that the GA (i.e. the "ordinary people", that
> are not part of any constituency - yet) should have a more active role in
> the DNSO (maybe you too?).

I recall you making the specific suggestion.  

Yes, I have been an advocate for the idea that the GA should be be
an at-large constituency, and I have argued for an at-large
constituency since Barcelona.

However, the scheme of trying to use the nomination process as a way
to finesse the vote is purely divisive, and has had the effect of
further polarizing the GA vs the Constituencies, and therefore,
ultimately, marginalizing the GA.

Kent Crispin                               "Do good, and you'll be
kent@songbird.com                           lonesome." -- Mark Twain