[eDebate] Debate quote found

Jean-Paul Lacy lacyjp
Wed Nov 1 12:40:53 CST 2006

Thank God Rumsfeld doesn't pick the debate topic.

--JP Lacy
lacyjp at wfu.edu

At 01:28 PM 11/1/2006, Tara Tate wrote:
>Thanks to Alex H. from Western Illinois U. for finding the quote about the
>high school debate topic...several backchannels requested that I pass it
>along if I found it.  Here is the information:
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>This is something I found that was said by Donald Rumsfeld:
>"You can help our country adjust. I used to think one of the most powerful
>individuals in America was the person who could select the annual high
>school debate topic. Think of the power -- to set the agenda, and determine
>what millions of high school students will study, read about, think about,
>talk about with friends, discuss with their teachers, and debate with their
>parents and siblings over dinner."
>I am not sure if this is what you were looking for.  Hope it helps.
>Alex Heuer
>Western Illinois Debate
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