Quiet rooms

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Jan 13 18:36:11 UTC 2012

At 1/13/2012 01:06 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>I thought the whole point of "quiet rooms" is /not/ to have discussions

Not how I remember the purpose of "The Cone of Silence".  (My
authority: viewing, and Wikipedia.)

I think the whole point is to have discussions only the ins (perhaps
the 1%?) can hear -- in the Romney instance, to keep them away from
the voters.  I hadn't noticed this phrase before, but rather
revealing about him, I think.


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