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Yeah, another one of these. Had to get this in. However, I don’t think he should have resigned. It’s probably too much to ask but he should have been a grown-up about it; tell the truth for a change. The real tragedy is the need to go to these bathrooms. Gay people do not belong in the water closet.

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