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  •  Capitulation and being in one's pocket (0+ / 0-)

    are two very different things, wouldn't you agree?

    Gasoline made from the tar sands gives a Toyota Prius the same impact on climate as a Hummer using gasoline made from oil. ~ Al Gore

    by Lefty Coaster on Sun Sep 18, 2011 at 12:16:46 PM PDT

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    •  Israel is in the driver's seat (0+ / 0-)

      as a result of the capitulation.

      I'd say that puts Obama in Netanyahu's pocket.

      Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free
      ¡Boycott Arizona!

      by litho on Sun Sep 18, 2011 at 12:31:10 PM PDT

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      •  To me that phrase implies being bought (0+ / 0-)

        Gasoline made from the tar sands gives a Toyota Prius the same impact on climate as a Hummer using gasoline made from oil. ~ Al Gore

        by Lefty Coaster on Sun Sep 18, 2011 at 12:33:55 PM PDT

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        •  I'm just seeing this thread, but agree that the (2+ / 0-)
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          phrase "in one's back pocket" implies undue influence, and I have always thought of it as monetary. I wasn't able to find the etymology of the phrase.

          I'm "THE" Troubadour," and not "Troubadour" without the article. We're different people here at DK :)

          by David Harris Gershon on Sun Sep 18, 2011 at 03:46:53 PM PDT

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