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Depending on what sorts of connections you would count to come up with your
Palin number, couldn't we all be considered as having Palin numbers of 3 now
(with the exception of James) since we are part of INSNA which has a member
with a Palin number of 2? ....strength of weak ties and all :-)
Jenine K. Harris, Ph.D.
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Saint Louis University School of Public Health
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On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 1:54 PM, David Krackhardt <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> If my Palin number were 2, I think I'd kill myself. -David
> David Krackhardt, Professor of Organizations, Executive Editor of JoSS
> Heinz School of Public Policy and Management, and
> The Tepper School of Business
> Carnegie Mellon University
> Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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> James Fowler wrote:
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>> Well, I think they both are salient:
>> the media has investigated Obama for buying his house from indicted
>> political fundraiser Tony Rezko and they have investigated McCain for buying
>> too many houses (as an academic, I too lose count of how many houses I own
>> and the media was also quite interested in who Bill Clinton kissed (now
>> *that's* a lot of collaboration) and now who Sarah Palin's daughter kissed
>> (Bill swears it wasn't him).
>> so from their point of view, a past connection could mean a current,
>> hidden connection, and thus current influence....
>> but, yes, that way of viewing the world asymptotes all of us towards
>> having a Palin number of 2!
>> James H. Fowler
>> On Sep 15, 2008, at 3:02 AM, Blyden Potts wrote:
>> The most interesting question here IMO is: Which kinds of compound
>>> relations have political salience?
>>> I would imagine that buying your house from a person who had a personal
>>> relationship with the candidate would have not have any appreciable impact
>>> on voting behavior or political ideology. Does the relation "buying a house
>>> from" or any compound relation stemming from that direct relation have any
>>> impact on one's politics? Does it make your politics more similar to Palin's
>>> than they otherwise be? Or do you find yourself more likely to vote for her
>>> on account of your closeness? OTOH if you were close friends with someone
>>> who had been intimate with her that seems more likely to matter. Also the
>>> direction of that impact, of each relation, could be either positive or
>>> Timing would seem to be a factor. Your relation to the house seller is in
>>> the past, and his relation to Palin is in the past, so you only have a Palin
>>> number of 2 if you consider relations in cumulative time. Wouldn't your
>>> current Palin number matter more?
>>> I used to be 2 steps from Jesse Ventura, and when I was there was some
>>> minor active political influence that came across those two links, but now
>>> my Ventura number must be at least 3, and I no longer get that active
>>> political influence. I'm no longer even sure what the path distance may be.
>>> Across all time my Ventura number would still be two, but clearly the impact
>>> has changed.
>>> Blyden Potts
>>> -----Original Message-----
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>>> Behalf Of James Fowler
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>>> Subject: me, Paul Erdos, and Sara Palin
>>> I bought my house from a man who kissed Sara Palin.
>>> All sorts of interesting questions arise.
>>> *In high school was Palin as prolific in "collaborating" as Erdos was
>>> at publishing?
>>> *Could this be a factor behind "the Palin bump?"
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