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  •  I forgave Atwater on his death bed. (3+ / 0-)
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    I don't see any evidence that Shambliss has a terminal condition (he may die stupid, but that isn't likely to be the cause of his death) nor any contrition on his part.

    So I don't see what contribution Shambliss is making that would have me reevaluate my feelings for him.

    The furor over Friday's [10.5] job report revealed a political movement that is rooting for American failure, so obsessed with taking down Obama that good news drives its members into a blind rage. -Paul Krugman

    by Judge Moonbox on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 05:54:49 PM PST

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    •  Regarding Atwater, you DO know...? (11+ / 0-)

      I remember reading Atwater's LIFE magazine mea culpa just before he died, and it was pretty convincing. I also remember hearing him talking about how he had found Christ in the last few months of his life. He did die a slow, painful death, and I don't blame anyone who was taken in at the time.

      However, we now know it was all a fraud. Mary Matalin (yeah, I know, but she IS a dependable source regarding her old friend Lee) has said after he died, they found his Bible and it was still in the shrink wrap. So all that stuff about getting religion on his death bed? Just his usual spin, nothing more. And it should come as no surprise that he would lie about that on top of everything else.

      Certaines personnes disent qu'il y a une femme à blâmer, Mais je sais que c'est ma faute sacrément.

      by RamblinDave on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 06:20:26 PM PST

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      •  Even THAT is better. (4+ / 0-)
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        Shambliss hasn't come close to even that level of fake contrition.

        That is an interesting account, though.

        The furor over Friday's [10.5] job report revealed a political movement that is rooting for American failure, so obsessed with taking down Obama that good news drives its members into a blind rage. -Paul Krugman

        by Judge Moonbox on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 06:42:37 PM PST

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    •  To me (1+ / 0-)
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      What Atwater did was just a chickenshit copout.  He was, as RamblinDave asserts, probably just faking contrition so that history would not completely shit on his face for a million years.  And if he was sincere, it was still a chickenshit copout.  All that contrition and soul-searching didn't fucking matter when he was dying and no longer able to make a difference.

      It would have meant more if he'd discovered his ethics and morals when it mattered, and I'll never, ever, ever, ever forgive him for that, or for the fountainhead of hatred and vile bullshit he unleashed into our political discourse.  I'm glad he's dead, the worthless sonofabitch was taking up valuable space and breathing air that decent, honest people could have used.

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