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AND THEN I WROTE . . . THINGS THAT DO NOT EXIST: ZOMBIES, SPACE ALIENS, PRIVACY An Open Letter to Debbie and Draymond EDWIN COHEN Dear Debbie and Draymond (and to the readers of ALIVE MAGAZINE): You gotta be kidding! Did you really expect something put out into electronic space to remain between yourself and the intended recipient? Debbie, you are obviously a bright, accomplished person and a U. S. Representative in Congress. In addition you are a most attractive woman, and I confess that I especially kvell about one aspect of your background (Wasserman Schultz + Cohen = MOTs or Members of the Tribe). You organized, unfortunately without the credit you deserved, a four day national committee conference that came off beautifully (I personally would like to have a little more spontaneity other than from Bernie’s people). You obviously have a dynamic brain between your lovely ears, but are you really so naïve (dumb) as to believe that electronic information goes from just one person to just one other person without the Russians, the Chinese, and 726 teen age boys with severe acne reading it? Everyone who has ever been on a nominating committee, whether it be with a small local organization or a gigantic national committee, has their favorite candidates for whatever position, but if they are smart, they do not publicize their choice or certainly do not send it out for international consumption. That is why Roberts’ Rules of Order specifically states that a member of a nominating committee cannot be a nominee. On the Internet! Oy, Debbie! Debbie! Draymond, you, as you well know, are a magnificent, championship caliber, all-Pro basketball player. As one who in his younger days enjoyed playing the game, I realize that in addition to your natural advantages of height, speed, and coordination, you had and have the discipline and desire to achieve at the highest level of the sport. (Discipline and I were total strangers.) Do you really think the entire world, however, is interested in seeing pictures of your private parts? Oh, it was an accident! Sure. Perhaps (come on) you are really so naïve (dumb) as to believe that electronic information goes from just one person to just one other person. As a professional athlete, you must realize that in ten years you will be a has-been; an over-the-hill jock. Do you think that any reasonable school board would hire you to coach their children? (Reasonable and School Board are probably contradictory terms. As Mark Twain said over a century ago, “For


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