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

victor steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 20 22:08:24 UTC 2012

"He has a record of speaking out on women's issues" sounds perfectly
natural to me. And "he" need not be a politician with a voting record or a
politician at all.


On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 5:45 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:

> 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.
> Joel

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