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  •  Who places these bounds? (4.00)
    Where are these bounds the Republicans are always referencing when whining about criticism?  There are certainly no bounds to the attacks the Right Wing engages in daily.  So why is it that Democrats can't  utter a discouraging word without running afoul of Mrs. Manners in the White House?

    Oh yeah.  The "bounds" she refers to proscribe only criticism of Republicans.  Take it back home, Laura.  We've had it up to here with your bounds.

    -4.50, -5.85 Lies are the new Truth.

    by Dallasdoc on Sat Feb 11, 2006 at 04:19:36 PM PST

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    •  Laura's double standard (4.00)
      The Republicans trotted her out as the polar opposite of Hillary, billing her as the First Lady who Knew Her Place. But when the going got tough, they trotted her out again to pop off about Swfit Boat liars, stem cells, and judicial nominations--knowing that the press wouldn't have the guts to call her out on the merits of what she said.

      Example #2349 of It's Okay If You're a Republican.

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      by Dump Terry McAuliffe on Sat Feb 11, 2006 at 04:25:25 PM PST

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      •  indeed (4.00)
        and implicit in that trotting-out is a deep sexism: "We're not gonna dirty ourselves up by arguin' with a lady. We'll just have another lady put her in her place. Laura, git out there!"

        It's an intentional tactic designed to belittle and marginalize Hillary. To them, she's beneath true political discourse and rebuttal. Since they're not going to acknowledge her as a serious politician, they'll just roll out the first lady to admonish her to "be nice."


        "I told them on Inauguration Day. I said look into my eyes: no new enhancements." - President Johnny Gentle (Famous Crooner)

        by Johnny Gentle Famous Crooner on Sat Feb 11, 2006 at 04:32:01 PM PST

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    •  Now now... (none)
      As a good prairie muffin, she's just upholding manifesto rule #2:

      "2) Prairie Muffins are helpmeets to their husbands, seeking creative and practical ways to further their husbands' callings and aid them in their dominion responsibilities."

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