Re: Fwd: Ms. Tobi's overheated rhetoric

From: David Jefferson <d_jefferson_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Sat Nov 03 2007 - 19:12:06 CDT

Bev,

I said nothing whatsoever personal about Ms. Tobi. I criticized only
what she wrote and how she wrote it.
You will not find anything I said that applies an adjective to her.
The terms "overheated rhetoric" and
"bombastic" clearly refer to what she wrote yesterday. Her writing,
not her. And I stand by that critique.
There is nothing unprofessional about that.

I do not know Ms. Tobi at all. I don't doubt that she is a terrific
person, just as you say. She no doubt has
done many valuable things. I'd be happy to meet her and have a beer
with her; I am sure I would like her.
But everyone is responsible for everything they write. No one gets a
pass.

David

On Nov 3, 2007, at 4:48 PM, Bev Harris wrote:

> To David Jefferson,
>
> I hope you will stop referring to Nancy Tobi using perjorative
> adjectives like
> "bombastic" and "overheated." It seems that many in the scientific
> community
> like to say the most horrible things about others, personal attacks
> that are
> highly unprofessional in tone -- yet this is the very behavior you
> accuse
> others of.
>
> I was extremely disappointed to see the tone of your
> characterization of Tobi,
> who I find to be a deeply spiritual, analytical, and honorable
> person who
> brings important insights, particularly in her Ponzi Scheme analogy
> for the
> federal certification process and her constitutional approach to the
> EAC. I
> hope you'll elevate your rhetoric to issues rather than engaging in
> personal
> attacks.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Bev Harris
>
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