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  •  No kidding. But you were commenting on her (0+ / 0-)

    courage, that's still an issue, and I dissented.  While we're on the subject, here's what one California court had to say about qualifications of candidates:

       [D]eeply ingrained in our political history is a tradition of free-wheeling, irresponsible, bare knuckled, Pier 6, political brawls."  To endure the animadversion, brickbats and skullduggery of a given campaign, a politician must be possessed with the skin of a rhinoceros. Harry Truman cautioned would-be solons with sage advice about the heat in the kitchen.

         Like a tourist who runs with the bulls at Pamplona, a politician cannot complain should he be gored during the spectacle. Having survived an election, a public official must be prepared to accept the insults and invectives directed during the candidate's term in office.

    http://www.casp.net/...

    What Harman encountered here at DKos was mild compared to what this court somewhat generically describes, and what she herself may well have encountered in her political travels.

    "The true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love."

    by Budlawman on Sat Jul 29, 2006 at 10:15:58 PM PDT

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