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Thread #84262   Message #1560178
Posted By: Bunnahabhain
09-Sep-05 - 08:32 PM
Thread Name: BS: Abuse of words
Subject: RE: BS: Abuse of words
This evasiveness and refusal to copy the question asked correctly, answering instead some other imagined question,

You've answered your own question. It's simple evaisiveness. Politicians want to answer the question they'd like, rather than the question they actually got. Doesn't work nearly so well if the questioner has the oppotunity and desire to follow up until they get an answer. It's not nutsiness, it's deliberate.