posted on Sep, 16 2008 @ 08:29 PM
I am writing this thread, not to talk about the current state of ATS, nor the campaign that is currently underway for President of the U.S.A.
Please remain on topic.
A quick background;
Last night, I met my girlfriend's roommate, a graduate student who was gone for the summer on a geological study. We only had a minute together, and
she explained that she would be gone until "after the election". Figuring it was about Sen. Barrack Obama, I merely asked what she was campaigning
She shocked me by saying that one of her parents (I won't say gender) was running for U.S. Senate!
Now, I have deliberately omitted the state, but I will say it is a VERY high profile campaign, against a very high profile Republican.
I am not a Republican, per say, but I definitely support the candidate in question, as oddly enough, I have actually worked with, and spent time
with, that Senator in my youth.
So why this thread, and what is my point?
Well, this Sen. That I have known in the past, is under attack from many outside groups that are seeking the seat by spreading lies and
Although I would never come on this board and use any information, I wonder if I have a duty or right to maybe share harming information (about the
candidates child's lifestyle), if only to counter the effects of dirty politicking on the left. (in this case)
Is it "okay" because of my relationship to the Senator in question?
Is it "okay" due to the current false attacks against the Senator?
The truth is, as most of you may already know, I would never do this. But the rush to Alaska has proven that such information can be damaging, and
those that may see the "overall good" in such a release would abdicate guilt in such an underhanded act.
[edit on 16-9-2008 by jasonjnelson]