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    Re: What a day...
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Sunday October 28 2001, @07:25AM (#3212)
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    And no sooner do I write that than I read that Joe Sims can sleep well at night, no doubt secure in the knowledge that, unlike politicos like former US President Clinton and Ira Magaziner who suffer from:
    the short-term perspective of some in the political process who know they are not going to be around to have to deal with the consequences of something that seems politically attractive at the time
    Joe Sims and Mike Roberts aren't weighted down with such side effects of democracy, they're in for the long haul. Being neither elected nor appointed, their positions apparently exist through divine right.

    I suppose their dissing of Clinton and Magaziner is intended to play well (and perhaps does) with the current administration. Such discussions, secret by necessity, probably go something like this: ICANN works fine, to the extent that some critics say it doesn't, the blame for that falls on the former administration. Give Joe Sims and Mike Roberts carte blanche to do as they please without pesky requirements for transparency or consensus or votes or any of those old-fangled notions of democracy and the bits will continue to run on time. They're playing a dangerous game here, what if they're wrong? -g

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