19 years ago
of an issue that is being contested before the courts, and officially
request comment on those issues. Would it not look like they are trying to
make tracks fast to cover their butts? Why get this kind of stigma...
better to "go with what you've got" and not rock the boat too much...
Maybe I am a little slow, but it just dawned on me today... it was a "catch
Here, NAR and TRA have been expressing/requesting subjective silence in
order to not give the other side any ammunition.
But that was blown to bits by this simple little request, embedded in other
Here's the catch: we the interested parties start submitting all our
reasons, basically "fleshing out" most everything our "side" possibly could
defend with. Now, with all of these opinions submitted legally and now in
their hands, they can (and probably will) flesh out anything that can be
used against the issue.
BUT, if we didn't answer, then they have more power to enforce the malformed
controls, as we would not show dissent; "we tried to get comment...".
It was a perfect catch 22, and they didn't lose a lot of face doing it.
"What are they going to try to use?"
"I don't know... we don't we ask them... and if they won't talk, then we've
got them anyway."
~Duane "maybe I am just up in the night" Phillips.