reiber at gmail.com
Fri Jan 25 02:22:53 PST 2008
> o You requested me to do a rather _huge_ amount of writing work,
> requesting that I post it here, and saying that you were making
> that request as president.
Rick, if you don't mind, what were the details of this request? What
did Ed ask you to write? Also, in an earlier email, Ed wrote:
> Rick, you said that there were things you wanted to do, but would not
> unless and until duly authorized. Do you want to keep them on hold?
Would you mind sharing what those things are that he's mentioning that
you want to do?
> o On the Volunteers list, I made my point a little clearer, in case
> it had somehow been lost. I said:
> I'm just picturing Bruce, Alvin, or some other candidate
> asking me why I unilaterally ignored their candidacies, and
> realised I have no good answer. If that seems highhanded
> for any reason, imagine your and Bruce's situations to be
> reversed, and reconsider.
If I were in your shoes, and Bruce or Alvin or anyone else approached
me asking something like that, I'd simply reply that I was the
listadmin/sysadmin, and not the "candidate list holder" or in any way
able to ignore or not ignore someone's candidacy.
Maybe I'm oversimplifying things?
> I have to wonder: _Did_ you imagine what it was like if Bruce had
> asked me to disregard your candidacy? _Did_ you reconsider the ethical
> dilemma you were trying to land me in?
Rick, again, I'm wondering what the pertinence is of whether you
personally do or don't regard or disregard someone's candidacy.
> I'm non-plussed. Should I have told you "no"? If neither "yes" nor
> "no" was OK, should I have gone with "mu"?
Maybe you should have asked someone else for advice on how to proceed?
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