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Monkey Turbo
Sep 8, 2001
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Well, you'd hardly expect the government to arrange & pay for someone to criticise them surely?

It's not as if they are stopping him travelling, they're just not paying him to...
 

manimal

Ociffer Tackleberry
Feb 27, 2002
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umm...no kidding. nothing that hasn't been done in the past with any other administration.
would the southern baptist convention send a gay/lesbian rights activist to speak at a foreign convention?
seems common sense to me.
 

sanjuro

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Sep 13, 2004
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manimal said:
umm...no kidding. nothing that hasn't been done in the past with any other administration.
would the southern baptist convention send a gay/lesbian rights activist to speak at a foreign convention?
seems common sense to me.
I think the key is this test is not for official diplomats, but private citizens who might be invited to speak by the State Department.

I noticed they compared this to a Reagan policy, which had Walter Cronkite, Coretta Scott King and economist John Kenneth Galbraith on a blacklist.

Barack Obama is a Democratic Senator who lived in Indonesia, and he was invited by our embassy there to speak. What his problem?