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Did I ever consider working for a politician? ANY
YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING!!! ME? <ROTFL>
First, you are probably right; Gore's team is behind in
the spin race and could use some help, as far as that
goes. Obviously he can't afford the pros that Bush's
team has. They only do it because we are not skeptical
enough or cynical enough about spin. We take their
quotes too often at face value.
But look, I'm an artist, so of course I understand spin
the construction (or deconstuction) of meaning. At the
simple cost of the loss of any partivcular faith I
might have had in meaning in the first place. It is one
learnable skill available to all along the path towards
becoming an artist.
I am not, however, particularly political, I have no
interest at all in controlling people or societies or
in the totally antique, zero-sum, adversarial, conflict
our two (or is it four) parties engage in. Win/Lose is
a dumb paradigm. George Washington was correct.
Political Partys are a bad idea. The institution of
politics has a
poor record in the long term. All gains are eventually
paid for in
losses of a greater degree.
Anything can be persuasively made to mean or stand for
any other thing or quality. Politicans learn the same
--- often hiring artists of various stripes to add the
and most persuasive touches. It's something artists do
As an artist I play with these things to expose their
mechanism and not to persuade anyone that "Art is the
I expect that nobody thought my manipulation was
to persuade anyone of anything other than that
truncating someone's words or removing them from their
alter their significance. Call it performance art.
(you are SUCH a tease Leah! I can't resist "playing"
with you. VBG)
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