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    Politicians admitting mistakes: Good move or bad move?

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    Re: Politicians admitting mistakes: Good move or bad move?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Politicians admitting mistakes: Good move or bad move?
    Consistently a bad move in terms of acquiring and keeping one's position, but the right spin can flip it into a gain. Usually only a marginal gain though, as there is always an opposition willing to capitalize on any admission of failure with their own spin.

    In a politically enlightened culture, it can be a good way to clear the air and redirect focus and energies to the future. The excessive self-indulgence of modern life has killed the maturity necessary to maintain such a culture, but that's how it works in theory.
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    Re: Politicians admitting mistakes: Good move or bad move?

    Admitting a mistake can be a good move #or a bad move it depends on how well you spin it and how well the oppsotion spins it. What is more important is that a politician learns from mistakes and does not repeat them, All to often they refuse to not only admit a mistake but also to change course as they think this will be seen as either an admission of the mistake or a sign of weakness (basically they are afraid of being attacked by the opposition). Thus in attempts to avoid bad press or political costs they continue to do things they know are wrong/dont work etc.
    Some do change course but never admit the mistake and use flowery language to explain the change in policy. this is the most important bit IMHO learn and adjust is more important than saying oopsie my bad. People want results. All to often all we get is words.
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    Re: Politicians admitting mistakes: Good move or bad move?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Politicians admitting mistakes: Good move or bad move?
    Bad move. this is 'merica, we don't make mistakes.
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    Re: Politicians admitting mistakes: Good move or bad move?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    Bad move. this is 'merica, we don't make mistakes.
    Its spelled America not `merica
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    Re: Politicians admitting mistakes: Good move or bad move?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quag View Post
    Its spelled America not `merica
    No mistake was made. That altered comma is obviously a nazi, and a communist.
    Last edited by Surtr; 08-07-12 at 09:29 PM.
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    Re: Politicians admitting mistakes: Good move or bad move?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    No mistake was made. That altered comma is obviously a nazi, and a communist.
    possibly an fundemantal islamic jew as well.
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    Re: Politicians admitting mistakes: Good move or bad move?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quag View Post
    possibly an fundemantal islamic jew as well.
    Worse, it's... Kenyan dun dun dunnnnn
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    Re: Politicians admitting mistakes: Good move or bad move?

    good move. the scientific method involves modifying a hypothesis in light of new data.

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