Brodner’s Person of the Day: U.S. Bridge Team

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Members of the U.S. bridge team, which last month won the world championship in Shanghai. They are now facing sanctions for holding up a sign disclaiming all responsibility for the monstrosity the U.S. has become under the corrupt and perverted hand of Bush & Co. The U.S. Bridge Federation actually says it can cancel free speech within its confines. Very interesting. What does it think this country is about, I wonder. These ladies all deserve our total support. The truth has its own purposes. Besides, who among us doesn’t travel abroad without the icky feeling of suspecting the Bush BO your hosts think you have. You’re not just whistlin’ Dixie, Chicks.

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