Maybe this is just a difference in how we view life, but I consider mocking what a person says to be the same as mocking a person. Perhaps there's a distinction that I'm missing.
Well, it is the apology for those remarks that I am missing...
But no, RitaA, you are incorrect
Now here is a simple little illustration for you to help you understand:
1. Spanky, that was a stupid thing to say.
2. Spanky you are stupid.
You see, in #1, above, the comment is directed at what was said, whereas, in #2, the comment characterizes the speaker.
And, what you failed to observe (and unfairly mischaracterized), was that my comments were CLEARLY directed at policy...and did NOT...in any way, characterize anyone who subscribed to those views.
No. I disagree. And I think that your
comment was unfair, unecessary and entirely inappropriate, as well.
In any case, committees of all kinds are formed in government and even the private sector so people can meet to discuss issues that are deemed important.
Well, yes...but even for people who have not served in governement...the cliche of let's form a committee is just a pretty well-worn joke...as I think most people reading this will recognize.
And my point is that when you suggest that you are actually accomplishing something by forming a committee...is when people with sense and real world experience start laughing.