The Problem With Gibson by Dave Weaver

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Post March 23, 2010, 07:37:28 PM

The Problem With Gibson by Dave Weaver

This one did much to confirm my suspicions that many politicians and their handlers are a Budweiser short of a six-pack.

Daniels, the Governor's man, trusts Gibson, a sorry soul with a head full of defective nanobots. to mentally keep said Governor from fouling up in a debate.

Gkbson, a man with an axe to grind. succeeds in firing off a grand mal seizure in the Governor's wired-up brain.

The audience laughs? Nobody thinks to dial 911 for a paramedic.

In stead of a seizure, wouldn't it be more interesting to induce the Governor to all of a sudden startm trlling the truth?

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Post March 24, 2010, 04:36:42 PM

Too Republican

This story is a great mix of humor, sci fi, and politics. I really enjoyed it. There's a good mix between dialog and action. Its political view is way left - I like it. Should someone have called 911? - sure...after...a...while...
Really, sounds like Joe Biden could use a mind-reader following him around, 24-7. Say it ain't so, Joe!
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Post March 24, 2010, 06:38:51 PM

As opposed to Dubya?

I told the author that I thought this story was based on the rumors (unproven) that a suspiciously rectangular bulge between Dubya's shoulder blades during one of the debates was a wireless receiver so he could receive coaching from his handlers (instead of thinking for himself). If the Republicans (or any party) could have a telepath monitoring their candidate during public appearances to prevent gaffes, don't you think they would?

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Post April 03, 2010, 07:55:28 AM

Loved it! Short, sweet and to the point! I'm a democrat but do like some Republicans on a local level. That is, city politics. Of course in a smaller town like the old saying goes 'Everyone knows everyone else.'

If I were a Canadian, I would hate the American Republican party! During many Republican campaigns, they blast the Canadian---in fact, out right lie about them---when it has to do with gun control and health care. Then they order Canada to purchased Jet Fighters in an amount that is dictated by the U.S. Air Force! As far as I’m concerned---and some will blast me over this one---Canadians should be able to vote in American elections. We dictate to them and they have no representation in the U.S.
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Post April 03, 2010, 10:37:02 AM

What made this one great for me was the implication that, as Gibson blocked the politician's empty platitudes, there was nothing left to replace them with -- not one sincere or original thought in there at all!
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Post April 12, 2010, 01:19:33 PM

The real problem with Gibson is he's shortsighted. He can't or refuses to take advantage of his ability. There should be a parade of (mostly nefarious) individuals eager to take advantage of his clairvoyance.

Definitely a strong political undercurrent. I was surprised only a couple political comments from the readers, as these type of stories often digress into political discussions.

Overall, I liked the story, but I believe there was potential for more.
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