Talk:Paul Allen Panks
To be fair, the "promose" that Paul wrote could have been a mis-spelling of "propose" rather than "promise"; that was how this reporter read the original post. Something as arguable as this probably shouldn't be presented as fact. -- Breathing-meat
- Assuming that the original quote is from Paul and that it did contained the misspelling shown, then it is both fair and truthful to reproduce the misspelling. Considering that Paulpanks later edited the page (check the history) to add the second quote himself, I also assume that Paul himself has no objections to the first quote being there, or it being presented as it is. So I'm currently inclined to let it stay.
That's not to say that I particularly want those quotes there; my reaction when I saw the first quote added to the page by Nascgi was "ick". No other author currently has quotes on his or her page, and these quotes aren't exactly the most flattering. However, I also see it as a vote for quotes in general, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.
I'd also like to take this opportunity to reproduce a quote from Brian Mulroney (a former Canadian Prime Minister), recently printed in the September 19, 2005 issue of Maclean's, on the topic of being quoted:
"I don't want a puff job. I find myself so goddamn frustrated, as a modern student of history, wanting to know what was the guy really like? Did he get laid? Did he look after his family? Did he swear? Did he get drunk? I've always said that if I were lucky enough to be in that position of prime minister, I would not object at all to people reading about my warts and my failings. They're part of me. So, as I say, I don't want a puff job."Perhaps our Mr. Panks feels the same way? -- David Welbourn 12:21, 16 Sep 2005 (Central Daylight Time)