[percy-l] The West Wing's comment on Biblical contradictions
Patrick P. Lynch
padraig at well.com
Fri Aug 15 02:18:30 EDT 2003
In context of this particular show it needs to be recognized that she
was the only reporter not standing in a group that were, by protocol
to the office of the President, supposed to stand. She was doing so
to make a political statement. His issue is not about her personally
but about respect for the office itself, as I see it.
>Did you read Karey's clip from the West wing? The Bartlett
>character is my idea of a smug, self satisfied prick -- "in this
>bldg when the president stands nobody sits..." Gimme a break -- an
>abuse of power. Plain and simple. It's one thing to challenge
>authority from a position of weakness (however juvenile); but to
>weild power smugly is -- well, it's not something that pleases me.
>Nobody needs a smart ass rebuke about "respect" from the most
>powerful man in the world. Just the opposite is called for -- some
>show of humility and restraint. That's my take. But obviously
>others see the Bartlett character differently. That's what makes
>this discussion so much fun for me. Steve and Karey seem to both
>like this Bartlett character but disagree about about his theology
>-- I tend to agree more with Karey's theology than with Steve's
>(though both know a whole lot more about the Bible than I do) but I
>disagree with both of them about this Bartlett fellow.
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Patrick Lynch (padraig at well.com and padrai6 at comcast.net)
"Is it the water or the wave?" John Fowles, -The Magus-
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