"There is a feeling of not wanting to allow the right wing to change the subject
from the question that is really being asked, which is, What reason does the government have for denying committed same-sex couples the legal commitment of marriage?" says Evan Wolfson, executive director of Freedom to Marry, which seeks equal marriage rights for same-sex couples.
But the Times says the Republicans and the rightwing are using Feingold's effort to make Bush's critics appear unpatriotic and "to change the subject
to fairy tales about Democratic leaders trying to impeach Mr.
I hate to change the subject
from sex back to math, but this frenzy--I'm trying hard not to call it hysteria--reeks of overexcitement.
I have found that if you detect that a certain topic raises the anxiety level of the contacted person, you should refrain from speaking about it and change the subject
. It may take some practice to read a suspect, but the extra effort can prove worthwhile.
I think it's time to change the subject
They also react unfavorably to repetition so you'll rarely err if you change the subject
sooner than you would with most people.
* Change the subject
. Ignore the political topic and replace it with an issue you want to discuss.