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Re: Confirming vs. second-guessing

2008-03-16 18:32:02

Spencer Dawkins wrote:
I have misunderstood before, but one point of view I've heard expressed was 

- NomCom is supposed to choose the best candidate, while

- the confirming body is supposed to make sure NomCom chose a good candidate

That sounds like exactly the opposite of a rational sequence.

Nomcom's always do an early filter against clear inadequacy.  If that leaves no 
candidates, they search for more.

This is like doing late-stage reviews, after a working group has been operating 
for two years, and raising strategic concerns about their entire apporach:  
issues, but at the wrong time.


   Dave Crocker
   Brandenburg InternetWorking
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