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February 19, 2009

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So the complaint is that there wasn't money "earmarked" for Katrina recovery?

I thought "earmarks BAD!"

"it" is an interesting word, because it has the power to neutralize what would otherwise be seen as criminal behavior

"it" can represent a phenomenon of nature

"We didn't know that it would happen"

"it was determined by board members"

"no one could have known that it was about to happen"

"even the brightest and the best couldn't see it coming"

"you must believe that if we knew it was going to happen we would have averted it"

the above is referred to as the double "it"

"of course we realize now, but we couldn't possibly have know it then"

"market forces and it were the reason for the collapse"

another neutralizing word the sheds responsibility is the word "we"

"we worked tirelessly on it until we discovered there was no rememdy for it"

"we agreed that something needed to be done, but we didn't know what it should be"

no one was responsible for the global economic collapse, because we decided that it was out of our control"

another technique is to discuss "it" as if it is in the past rather than ongoing

"we did the best we could to avert it"

Convenient, isn't it?

the right always wins. if not by winning, by whining.

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