Talk:Michael Castle

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Line about him being a politician[edit]

Just wanted to let you know that I removed the word "politician" from the first paragraph. This word has a negative connotation and is slightly disrespectful. Since he is a current U.S. Representative, I thought that that should be mentioned first thing in the intro paragraph. -Brad Kgj08 (talk) 18:15, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Controversy section[edit]

Someone added a "Controversy" section to the article describing a town hall meeting held by Rep. Castle at which a participate claimed President Obama's birth certificate is a forgery and he is not a U.S. Citizen. I do not think this rises to a notable level for inclusion in this article and gives undue weight to the issue, since it has nothing to do with a controversy surrounding Rep. Castle or his term in office. The only connection is that the event was a Mike Castle meeting. I suggest a more appropriate venue would be at Barack Obama citizenship conspiracy theories, where all controversial theories regarding his birth certificate's authenticity are discussed.DCmacnut<> 17:42, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

Re-Added Controversey section with more recent updates from Chris Matthews, NYT and Newsweek. It's not a critique of Castle, merely documenting the encyclopedic notability of the craziness of our time.99.142.10.147 (talk) 15:06, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
OK, the addition of additional reliable sources (other than Druge) covering the event convinces me of its sufficient notability for inclusion here. I also appreciate the the description was reworded. However, heading it "controversy" gives the impression that there was some controversy here involving Rep. Castle. I don't see it being referred to as a controversy in the media coverage. Most of the coverage is focuses on the bizzare turn of events at the meeting, and the congressman's response, neither of which are terribly controversial (other than the conspiracy theory over Obama's citizenship). I've relabed it Media coverage. I'm open to other suggestions.DCmacnut<> 16:08, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
"Controversy" does appear to have been inappropriate as Castle himself was not the controversial aspect of the notable event. "Media Coverage" is acceptable, there probably isn't a perfect heading for such a one-off odd incident. Perhaps future editors will polish it.99.142.10.147 (talk) 17:33, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
I'm still not convinced this belongs here. If it's primarily related to the 'merely documenting the encyclopedic notability of the craziness of our time' and 'Castle himself was not the controversial aspect of the notable event' then it's unlikely this belongs in an article intended to document the life of Michael Castle. In other words, including it here gives undue weight to a minor event with no long lasting or heck even short lasting relevance to Michael Castle. However it may belong to Barack Obama citizenship conspiracy theories or some other article which is not intended to be documenting the life of Michael Castle Nil Einne (talk) 19:08, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

In my opinion this piece is most inappropriate in this article as the only relevance has it to Castle was he was a witness to it as he is many other things. If he had some response to it, perhaps it might be relevant, but there was none. It really has nothing to do with him and this note does not deserve inclusion in the wide range of all he has done and ought to be noted. This is not something he did or had any more to do with it than someone watching it on TV. It needs to be deleted entirely immediately. stilltim (talk) 02:49, 25 July 2009 (UTC)


The Castle incident has become an important event and been referenced thousands of times - including hundred's of notable press reports in print and innumerable mentions on television from news shows to cable talk to Sunday morning press roundup's. Entertainmaint shows such as the comedy "The Daily Show" have also discussed the incident. 99.141.246.201 (talk) 20:26, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

I suppose labeling it 'Fringe" wouldn't be NPOV. :D 75.204.206.136 (talk) 01:57, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

pic[edit]

File:Castle, Thornburgh, and Weinberger at the Pentagon, July 6, 1982.JPEG is reversed and should probably be flipped the other way. Also, the caption is incorrect as the Pentagon is not in Washington, DC. --Rajah (talk) 15:17, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

On the specal election it should be noted that he showed disrespect to Christine O'Donnell by not calling her. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.5.142.59 (talk) 01:16, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

Request update[edit]

{{Edit semi-protected}} Request order of precedence box be amended as follows: Calvert ]<bk><sm>R [Califonia; years 85th; Clyburn ]<bk><sm>D [South Carolina. They are 84-85-86; whoever input them got the uprights backward and I've been swapping them as I add parties & linked states. HI Abercrombie resigned to run for governor, don't remember who else left. Thanks. 75.204.206.136 (talk) 02:14, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

Done Thanks! Qwyrxian (talk) 02:33, 7 December 2010 (UTC)

Help update 112th Congress[edit]

{{Edit semi-protected}} Rep Castle departed with the 111th Congess; his order of precedence box should be removed. Thanks in advance. 75.204.42.109 (talk) 18:00, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

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