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    blatantly stupid? You don't even need to have brought up the 'nepotism hire' bit.

    Yes, I can see where people are coming from. I think I actually said that already, too. At the same time, given Russert's age, I can quite easily see how that may not have been conceived from a sexist frame, so much as a shallow-minded ageist one. I need only glancingly recall half of the political comments made by my friends to go over dozens of things along the lines of, "Too many old white men control our laws and need to get off of what will be our future lawns."

    People get so confrontational about disagreeing here sometimes. I would not have brought up my anecdotes - because the plural of anecdote is not data - if people didn't decide to try challenging my experiences as though I hadn't even attempted to examine them prior to making a statement.

    Is this just math that you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better?

    by ConfusedSkyes on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 09:18:24 AM PST

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