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Re: DINOSAUR digest 777



In a message dated 95-12-23 16:56:19 EST, MarsSaxMan@aol.com writes:

>Error in politics occurs when a politician makes a coherent, defined, and 
>testable pronouncement. (Such pronouncements, when made by a politician, 
>are inevitably unsupported by facts and thus demonstrably false.) 
>Needless to say, this type of statement occurs with such infrequency as 
>to be virtually negligible, but the category _does_ exist.

Good point. I would, however, argue that the moment a politician does this,
he is, at least at that moment, not engaged in politics. On the other hand,
if you are of the opinion that _everything_ a politician does is politics,
then you are perfectly correct.