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March 30, 2007

HR 1401

I've written about this on American Thinker today. However, let me point out an error in my own writing here (I've informed the editor at AT about it, and hope he will run the correction).

The link I provided for HR 1401 says that Republicans cast the "nay" votes, while the text in my article says that Democrats voted "nay." Embarrassed? You bet. I definitely regret the error. But my criticism that anyone would object to the provisional language that passengers reporting suspicious behavior be protected from lawsuits still stands.

This is what's great about the Internet. My goof was pointed out to me by a reader, and for that I am appreciative.

UPDATE: Donald W., the reader who pointed out the error, wrote again with more clarification. Here's the text of his e-mail:

I don't see this as a goof. Your point was correct, but it seems the
link or the source you cited possibly had an error.

At a different site (http://michellemalkin.com/archives/007189.htm)
there is enough information provided to track down the details at
cspan.org and find the relevant text:

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/C?r110:./temp/~r110TIWQbg

You can search for "IMMUNITY FOR REPORTING SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITIES" to
find the appropriate place in the text.

A bit farther into the text indicates that a Mr. King demanded a
recorded vote on the motion to recommit (Roll No. 200
), and in this case the
noes were all votes by Democrats.

The goof seems to be on the part of the www.govtrack.us site. I see the
AT editor has corrected the page, but it appears to be an edit, as
opposed to what I would call a noted correction (i.e., this was
incorrect, this is the correction).

I sure feel better, and I appreciate the time Donald took to write me!

UPDATE II: AT has the correct link up now. It goes to show that it's important to check and double-check so that the correct information goes out!

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Posted by Pam Meister at 07:57 AM | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0) | Government
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Maybe the fault is in link. It says that Bennie Thompson D- MS voted aye, also contrary to your post. Could it be one of those creatively worded amendments where yes means no???

Posted by: Ellie at March 30, 2007 08:51 AM

Possibly. But the bottom line is, I should have been more careful in my research...

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted by: Pam at March 30, 2007 09:14 AM

I enjoyed the American Thinker post and I would leave a Trackback here, if I could.

Posted by: joe-6-pack at March 30, 2007 09:47 AM


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