17097Re: Santorum evokes Tolkien
- Oct 26, 2006--- In email@example.com, "Carl F. Hostetter" <Aelfwine@...>
> He simply meant that by waging the War on Terror in Iraq, we'reIn the opinion of the Friendly Neighborhood Mythsoc List
> keeping it from having to be waged here.
> What is unclear to me is the point of pretending that he meant
> something other than he did, or even more mysterious, of using this
> list as a forum for partisan political discussion.
Administrator, it is relevant to the list to mention that a member of
Congress referred to Lord of the Rings, it is relevant to the list for
list members to discuss this in the context of what Tolkien said about
applicability, and it is relevant (though silly) to point out that a
real person's name is similar in spelling to one of Tolkien's
If the discussion had wandered into discussing whether or not the U.S.
ought to be in Iraq, I would have considered that partisan political
debate and irrelvant to the list. However, I have not seen that happen
Friendly Neighborhood Mythsoc List Administrator
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