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    The phrase "carrying water" for somebody?  That's about the 200th time I have heard it referred to either directly or indirectly about the mid-term elections, and I was just wondering where it originated.  I understand the context in which it is being used.  I just want to know where and by whom it was first used, and what did it originally refer to?  I am guessing some smart boy or girl will tell me that it was has something to do with farmers.  I am looking forward to finding out, though.  I also hope it is not becoming another trendy phrase that will get beaten to death by every half assed political pundit lucky enough to get an audience.  Remember gems like, "The metrics of this hotly contested race..." or "The political structure of this race indicates....".  Blah, blah, blah.  There's something to be said for good old straight talk, don't you think?  

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