Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Dr. Jared Ball responds

Because I have set this blog up so that only I can write pieces here, those I write about are left to make reply, if they are so inclined. I am sure there is some way to allow the general public to create primary posts here, but I have no idea how.

As a result, those I write about are left to submit comments (thank you!) and hope others check out their comments.

Most of the time I let the comments sit where they are. Sometimes I take the comment and turn it into a primary post. That's what I am doing here.

This was posted by Dr. Jared Ball. Out of respect for his right to post on at least something of a level field, I'll make my comment to his message in the comment section. Here's what he wrote in reply to my message:

Interesting how little of this post actually has to do with who i am. Yes, I have a Ph.D. but nobody familiar with my work, academic or otherwise, could possibly suggest this is something that separates me (or is even taken seriously by me) from those 85% i am supposedly removed from. Of course, this author, knowing very little about me, can say nothing about me, my work or the fact that if a qualified woman – who is a member of the party – runs or is nominated ill gladly support her. Ive said as much about either Cynthia McKinney or Elaine Brown (for instance). But deal with me, who i am and why im running before dismissing my rightful attempt to gain the party's nomination, that is, if you are genuinely interested in building a party.

Jared Ball
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Well, all I can say is that I reported accurately what I got from the Green Institute, which is intimately associated with the utter failure known as the Cobb/LaMarche campaign.

The text was FULL of "Dr. Jared Ball", and that, it seems to me, is reason enough to believe that *they* think that separates you from the rest of the great unwashed. No doubt many, if not a huge majority, of Greens agree that this is a major qualification. I do not.

And, if you would look Dr. Jared Ball, you would see literally HUNDREDS of posts here, and dozens of posts elsewhere, and dozens of essays written for on and offline publications extolling the value of the Green Party, so I hope you'll forgive me for believing that I am in fact interested in building the Green Party. I don't dismiss your right to seek the party nod. I only question it's value. I can't for the life of me imagine how you, or any of the other current nomination seekers, can help me grow the Green Party here in South Carolina.
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