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6.(TCOs 3, 4, 6) Read this passage below. When you have done so, answer these three questions, writing a paragraph for each question.
Another quality that makes [Texas Republican and former Congressman] Tom DeLay an un-Texas politician is that he`s mean. By and large, Texas pols are an agreeable set of less-than-perfect humans and quite often well-intentioned. As Carl Parker of Port Arthur used to observe, if you took all the fools out of the [Congress], it would not be a representative body any longer. The old sense of collegiality was strong, and vindictive behavior punishing pols for partisan reasons was simply not done. But those are Tom DeLay`s specialties, his trademarks. The Hammer is not only genuinely feared in Washington, he is, I`m sorry to say, hated.
-excerpt from a column by Molly Ivins,Ft. Worth Star-Telegram
(1) What position does the author take on the issue at hand?
(2) If the author is supporting a position with an argument, restate the argument in your own words.
(3) What rhetorical devices does the author employ in this text?
(1) Issue: Whether DeLay is mean and not in line with normal behavior among Texas politicians.
(2) Position taken: Delay is mean and is not like other Texas politicians.
(3) One claim defines â€œvindictive behaviorâ€ and then another claim is made that DeLay often behaves vindictively, whereas most other Texas politicians do not.
(4) â€œBy and largeâ€ and â€œquite oftenâ€ might be taken as weaselers. â€œThe Hammerâ€ is a dysphemism.(Points : 30)