Saturday, January 10, 2004

When in doubt, cry "strawman"

RBC cries "strawman" over my needling him on the sanctity of contract:

Not sure if this is "building a strawman" or "grasping at straws." Either way, it's straw-related. I can’t find where I actually said government contracts were "unacceptable."

RBC should really pay more attention to what he writes, then. In response to the claim that Air Emirates was contractually bound to provide specialist meals, he said:

That’s fine if the owner of the airways and landing rights was a private entity.

Implying that it wasn't fine if it was the government. But I'm glad to see that this is not what he intended to say, and that he thinks contracts to (for example) obey NZ anti-discrimination law are binding.