One's votes can be inconsistent with one's record

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Sep 20 21:45:58 UTC 2012

At 9/20/2012 02:13 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>They mean the record of stated positions. For example, he claims to be
>pro-choice, but votes routinely with the opposite camp.

Well, you can claim (or record) what they meant, but to me "record"
is not "claims".  Or even "statements".  Either of which would be
more on target and understandable.


>     VS-)
>On 9/20/2012 1:34 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:
>>A headline, supplied no doubt by a Boston Globe editor, for a letter
>>to the editor today:
>>"Brown's votes fly in face of his record on women's issues"
>>And I always thought a politician's votes *were* his record.
>The American Dialect Society -

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