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  •  Bachman is a turd (5+ / 0-)
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    GussieFN, Tracker, cardinal, DruidQueen, Matt Z

    and it appears the treatment of Ross is unnaceptable, but...

    I actually think this whole line of questioning about the migraines is completely outside the bounds of decency.  Lots of folks have migraines, lots of folks take medicines for migraines, this is a non-story, and vaguely disgusting that it is being pursued.

    I know that it started on Tucker Carlson's bogus site, and is a mechanism that the republican establishement is using to discredit her.  It should have been a disgusting fight within the republican party.  Dems should stay out of it, or do more meta bullshit about how establishment republicans are disgusting and scared.

    But as far as mainstream news, they should have ignored the actual claims.

    "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

    by Empty Vessel on Wed Jul 20, 2011 at 10:37:58 AM PDT

    •  It's outside the bounds of decency, (1+ / 0-)
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      but well inside the bounds of what-we-demand-to-know-about-our-presidential-candidates.

      "Gussie, a glutton for punishment, stared at himself in the mirror."

      by GussieFN on Wed Jul 20, 2011 at 10:41:08 AM PDT

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    •  As I said above, I'm a migraine sufferer (3+ / 0-)
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      A Citizen, falina, Zack from the SFV

      ... and can empathize with what she goes through. But if indeed the ones she gets render her non-functional, it's fair game for questions -- just as McCain's age/heart condition were -- regarding the candidate's ability to PHYSICALLY discharge the duties of office.

      That's putting aside the fact that Ed Gein would be a more compassionate, insightful leader and looking at the matter without any ideological glaze whatsoever.

      Winning elections is great, but building movements is better.

      by Alvin K on Wed Jul 20, 2011 at 10:43:37 AM PDT

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