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7. Murray: You claim Senator Brandon has accepted gifts from lobbyists. You are wrong to make this criticism. That it is motivated by personal dislike is shown by the fact that you deliberately avoid criticizing other politicians who have done what you accuse Senator Brandon of doing.

Jan: You are right that I dislike Senator Brandon, but just because I have not criticized the same failing in others doesn't' mean you can excuse the senator's offense.

If Murray and Jane are both sincere in what they say, then it can properly be concluded that they agree that

(A) Senator Brandon has accepted gifts from lobbyists

(B) It is wrong for politicians to accept gifts from lobbyists

(C) Jane's criticism of Senator Brandon is motivated only by personal dislike

(D) Senator Brandon should be criticized for accepting gifts from lobbyists

(E) One or more politicians have accepted gifts from lobbyists
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2004, 12:00
B

Only B is the common point between Jan and Murray's argument.
Murray says, Jan does not "critize" other politicians for the same doings.
Jan says, "...you can't excuse senator's offense"
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2004, 13:01
what's wrong with A. both agrees to it :fight
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2004, 13:03
dj, i didn't see your response before posting mine.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2004, 13:13
Geethu wrote:
Why not A ?


Murray only objects to Jan's criticisim, but that does not mean the Murray also accepts that Senator Brandon has accepted gifts from lobbyists.
The argument given in the premises holds even if Murray believes that Brandon has not taken gifts.

So, I think B is the best
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2004, 13:16
Murray:You claim Senator Brandon has accepted gifts from lobbyists...you deliberately avoid criticizing other politicians who have done what you accuse Senator Brandon of doing.

Jan: You are right that I dislike Senator Brandon, but just because I have not criticized the same failing in others doesn't mean you can excuse the senator's offense.

Jan does not dispute that she claims Brandon has accepted gifts. She implicitly acknowledges that she made this allegation in her rebuttal.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2004, 13:17
B is wrong because Murray does not claim to be opposed to accepting gifts...
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2004, 13:21
E could be true. But... will E be the conclusion for this argument.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2004, 13:23
Hi stoolfi,

I hate you for being right. E is correct.

Anand.

Let us eliminate A and B amoung A,B and E.

You claim Senator Brandon has accepted gifts from lobbyists
Juan might just be accusing Senator Brandon becaus eof dislike
you deliberately avoid criticizing other politicians who have done what you accuse Senator Brandon of doing.

Juan might come out say.
"Well I dislike Brandon and let us assume that he has taken gifts then just because I dont accuse other senators does not mean he is right"
A can be taken out now.
B goes to extreme saying taking gifts from lobbysts is always wrong. Taking gifts is just quoted as a common action thought to have been commited by two parties in question.

This leaves us with E and it is the only statement that states commonality between the two arguments
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2004, 13:28
stoolfi, good job.

I see my mistake.
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