Re: Political policymaking
Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> I think I'd tend to lean the other way if I _had_ to choose
> sides ;-). While I agree with the sentiment that we need a process to
> break deadlocks, I think we can come up with a less cumbersome
> process than this (reminds me of the US senate rules [apropos which:
> what on earth is the logic behind a filibuster?]).
What, you never saw "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington"?
AFAIK, filibusting is a debate gag method as, once recognised by the chair,
the Senator is not required to yield the follow to an opponent as long as
he/she has something to say. Note that Senate rules do *not* require that
something to be meaningful.
"Normality is a statistical illusion." -- me
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