NationStates Jolt Archive

Scandal Rocks Bodies Without Organs's Government!

Bodies Without Organs
07-11-2003, 03:58
I'm wondering if it would be sensible to add a fourth option to this issue. At present the closest choice is:

"Whoa, whoa, hey, now..." argues Senator Peggy Christmas. "What happened to Mr. Lotsalovin is no different than affairs that happen all over Bodies Without Organs every day! Before you know it, they'll be after YOUR sexual history! I think what we need to do is take the public attention off of it somehow, perhaps by... oh, I don't know... giving them a tax cut! That'll divert their attention from this momentary distraction just long enough for Mr. Lotsalovin's divorce process to end!"

How about adding an option which would state:

"Well, now, both Mr Lotsalovin and his secretary are consenting adults, and surely it is up to them to decide what they want to get up to in their spare time. As long as no political favours were carried out, I fail to see the relevance of this to the smooth running of the government.", says Eliza Chopek.

This would be in line with some of the resposnes that have occured in France to such sexual scandals. It is fairly close to the option above, but the oprion above carries the implciation that whatever Lotsalovin and his secretary were up to is somehow wrong. Maybe it could give a small increase to Civil Liberties, but no other effect, other than possibly a slight down wards adjustment in a religious index.
Kinky bunnies
07-11-2003, 07:30
support +1
07-11-2003, 07:35
sounds reasonable to me. I believe there are a lot of people who have this opinion.
07-11-2003, 15:55
I like it, but one thing, , as I was told there, they weren't going to be making changes to current/new issues.
09-11-2003, 01:58
Is this particularly different from the option of sipmly dismissing the issue? Or is the idea that the government publicly issues a statement that they don't believe it's anyone's business?

(Basically, I'm always happy to dismiss issues if I think that the best option is to ignore whatever supposed problem the issue introduces. You needn't think of it as opting out of the game; you can think of it as your government deciding not to deal with the issue.)