November 14, 2007

Confusing Quote of the Day

“While I believe in the right to free speech, to me that doesn’t give anyone the right to criticize one’s leader at a foreign venue in a totally nonpolitical event,”
-Robert S. Wolff, one of the country’s pre-eminent bridge players
So, what he's saying is that having the right to do something doesn't give you the right to do that same thing.

Oh, in case you were wondering, he's talking about the incident last month in which one of the winners of the World Bridge Championship held up a sign that said "WE DID NOT VOTE FOR BUSH" at the awards ceremony. For doing so, these women face -among other things- a year long suspension from the United States Bridge Federation and associated bridge competitions (which is their livehood as professional card players). The Federation also wants them to formally apologize, preform 200 hours of community service, and accept a one year probationary period before being accepted back to competitions. Overreact much?


Anonymous said...

You can voice your opinion to Jan Martel, President of the USBF at:

Postal Address
1511 Portola Street
CA 95616 Davis
+1-530-758 4088
+1-901-398 7754
Web site


the unbeatable kid said...

wow. thanks stranger. who was that masked man (who found this post and provided relevant information in less than 2 hours of my posting)?