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  •  Seriously? (0+ / 0-)

    Even then I would not advocate the behavior of the sitting politician, that was positively awful and an embarrassment to our entire political system.

    But would she really do all that? Because I wouldn't support that at all.

    Hey, you are beautiful and successful, congrats, but don't be selling my rights as a woman out from under me.

    BTW, could you provide a link to that?

    •  How much do you need? (1+ / 0-)
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      Salon.com: Miss America’s stealth virginity campaign

      Harold has made clear her political ambitions. Staunchly opposed to abortion, even in cases of rape and incest, she has said she will probably run as a Republican for governor or for the Senate, and ultimately for president.
      [...]
      In fact, Harold and 11 other beauty queens went to Capitol Hill in April to push for more abstinence-only funding and, according to the Family Research Council, to participate in a weekend “boot camp” on politics, lobbying and media training. According to Project Reality, the crowned virgins ultimately were instrumental in helping pass welfare reform reauthorization of more abstinence-only funds, which came after the defeat of two amendments calling for abstinence programs to include medically accurate information and for state flexibility with abstinence curriculum.

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      "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."

      There are no Christians in foxholes.

      by Odysseus on Thu Jun 20, 2013 at 07:08:56 PM PDT

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      •  Thank you both for the heads up. (0+ / 0-)

        That being said--I can disagree with someone's planks in their platform without using the kind of language the man in question used. That was really awful.

        From the other end though--as a woman who is not amused at any Ignorance Only training, and all that implies:

        Vestigial Virgins?

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