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  •  I'm sorry (4+ / 0-)
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    jxg, ek hornbeck, SomeStones, lineatus

    But that's seriously enough.  Is the claim legitimate, or not?  That seems to be the salient point.  I support Clinton but that doesn't mean I grasp at straws to defend her (at times) indefensible actions.  Worse, this isn't even about Obama. If it doesn't matter to you fine - say so.  But making the diarist's issue about whether we should be condoning prison rape jokes about Obama?  You're seriously going to sit there and tell me that it's ok, on a progressive blog, to joke about rape?  Rape?  This place isn't fucking Redstate.

    Do any of you making light of this, or translating it to an attack on Obama, know anyone who's been raped?  A cousin, sister, or mother?  Have any of you been raped?

    How completely insensitive.

    And I invite you to consider that the good work that Kathleen Sebellius does doesn't give her a free pass.  If anything, she (like the rest of our party) should be held to a higher standard.

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      Just saying . . . it's a little much to have to sit through a lecture about what belongs on this site.

      And back off her boy.  He's a boy as you were once too, and we all know the fact this is in the news has NOTHING to do with him.

      Some advice: Travel lightly.

      by dbratl on Mon Jan 28, 2008 at 09:00:21 PM PST

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      •  Still am (2+ / 0-)
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        actually - and I think that I have enough sense to avoid the topic.

        Or at least more sensitivity.  Kinda like whatever ridiculous costume got one of the British princes in trouble...

        So, I guess my point is - you're probably right, that this wouldn't be in the news if not for the primaries.  That alone, however, is not a defense of the situation.  Nor is it reason to brush over it - or, in a diary that never even mentions Obama by name (I had no idea the two were linked until I read it in a comment by an Obama supporter, because I don't keep track of endorsements), take discussion of the topic off the table because he's your candidate's second cousin's brother's former roommate.

        •  right on (0+ / 0-)

          Still am actually - and I think that I have enough sense to avoid the topic.

          too bad you can't donate some of that sense to some of these commentors around here.  

          I am Tom P, the gay activist, not TomP, the Edwards supporter. I agree with him on most things, for the record. I support Edwards or Hillary.

          by Tom P on Tue Jan 29, 2008 at 07:12:08 AM PST

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