I received an E-mail recently from someone who wrote “NOT FOR PUBLICATION” at the top of the E-mail. I will honor the person’s request not to publish the E-mail, even though it suggests I’m becoming a “shrill bastard.” In the future, I will not consider myself bound by such statements. I’m not saying that I’m going to publish E-mails that I receive; I have better things to do than to publish emails, and the few readers I have aren’t interested in my hate mail anyway.
However, I’m not going to feel bound by a unilateral inscription on the top of an Email. So don’t think that writing “NOT FOR PUBLICATION” gives you license to say things you won’t be held accountable for. If you have something to harsh to say and you want to say it anonymously I have my comments set so that you can do so. I don’t delete comments, no matter how critical they are. So feel free to wail away over there. Perhaps you’ll find that other people agree with you, and I’m sure that will make you feel better. Thanks.