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How picture perfect Michele Bachmann has stepped up her style game
Daily Mail UK ^ | June 27, 2011 | Tamara Abraham

Posted on 06/28/2011 5:10:38 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

Michele Bachmann, looked polished and elegant as she announced her campaign to be the Republicans' Presidential candidate today.

And while there is no denying that the Minnesota Congresswoman, 55, is an attractive woman, it appears she has stepped up her game when it comes to her style and beauty routine.

As she launched her bid this morning, it was clear that her pale grey dress and matching jacket had been carefully considered.

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Mr Mattie compared Mrs Bachmann to fellow Republican Sarah Palin, whose distinctive personal style came under heavy scrutiny in 2008 during her campaign for U.S. Vice President.

He added: 'It's great to see a political candidate who does not wear her hair in a bun or hide her smoldering eye shadow with oversized spectacles, much like what has become the cartoonish beauty treatment of Sarah Palin.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: bachmann; bachmann2012; fashion; michellebachmann
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I was rather amused by this fluff piece in the UK press. Are male candidates subjected to fashion critiques like this? And of course they couldn't resist a snarky comparison with Sarah Palin.
1 posted on 06/28/2011 5:10:42 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Professional women have to deal with and master so much more crap than men do.

The Palin comments are particularly unfortunate, but Bachmann has mastered a smooth professional look more than any other woman I can think of in politics.


2 posted on 06/28/2011 5:23:04 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I snorted coffee out of my nose on this one “...ensured that no-one could accuse her of being ‘sexy’...”

This must have been written by a gay eunuch.

How could he look at this woman and not view her as being outrageously beautiful and drop dead sexy ?!!!?


3 posted on 06/28/2011 5:24:32 AM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Yes, it really bothers me to read this piece. Even though it is very complimentary of Michelle Bachman. It’s a sexist piece because you would never see something like this written about a male candidate who just announced his candidacy for the Presidency. No one comments on his tie or suit. All candidates should be treated the same. The only time fashion should be mentioned is if a candidate (male or female) walked out wearing something that was really ridiculous or zany.


4 posted on 06/28/2011 5:25:18 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The John Wayne thing makes her look like she is dumb...fire her staff that can’t follow the Google search ...but wait she’s an Iowan herself an oughta know better...just sayin’


5 posted on 06/28/2011 5:26:39 AM PDT by databoss
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To: Pikachu_Dad

I honestly believe a statistical majority of our media are in fact gay.

Hollywood. Media and education. All “working to change the system from within”.

Gay gay gay. Gayer than male flight attendants. With apologies to the one straight male flight attendant FReeper out there lurking somewhere.


6 posted on 06/28/2011 5:28:16 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (BUY AMERICAN. The job you save will be your son's, or your daughter's)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
If only she hadn't mentioned John Wayne. Folks, the MSM is going to portray her as another Christine O'Donnell if she becomes our candidate. Hell, they already are.
7 posted on 06/28/2011 5:28:49 AM PDT by McGruff (Why do they fear her so?)
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To: databoss

I think “Wayne-gate” has already passed its expiration date.

As the dems say, but in this case is right.

Nothing to see here. Nobody cares. Time to move on.


8 posted on 06/28/2011 5:30:16 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (BUY AMERICAN. The job you save will be your son's, or your daughter's)
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To: databoss

Agree


9 posted on 06/28/2011 5:30:42 AM PDT by GoCards (RUN SARAH RUN)
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To: Pikachu_Dad
This must have been written by a gay eunuch.

Yeah! And what sort of guy has a name like "Tamara" anyways?

10 posted on 06/28/2011 5:32:45 AM PDT by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: McGruff

Im not seeing that. They are giving her a pass on this. Chrissy last night spoke of it and said “I still like her” Why??? Morning Joe this morning round table. We shouldnt compare her to Palin, Bachmann seems to pick her words more carefully and doesnt have the vitirol Palin does. Why???

and again I ask.... Why was Bachmann allowed to participate in the debate. She announced yesterday. Gary Johnson wasnt allowed to debate because they wanted Michelle? Why???


11 posted on 06/28/2011 5:35:00 AM PDT by GoCards (RUN SARAH RUN)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
'It's great to see a political candidate who does not wear her hair in a bun or hide her smoldering eye shadow with oversized spectacles,"

"Looks like you've been seeing too many
'cartoons', Mr. Mattie. Better get used to it.
This one's for you!"


12 posted on 06/28/2011 5:39:18 AM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: GoCards

Liberals and RINOs both, treat Bachmann with kid gloves because they believe she’ll draw support from Palin.

They’re wrong.

Bachmann draws from Romney. Which is a good thing.

The current dynamic is perfect. Palin is in a good spot. Bachmann just made sure she can’t steal the show and actually push Palin aside. Mitt is stalling.

The left has no real targets to Alinsky. Perfect environment for an informative, old-fashioned campaign, run by our side rather than the media - in which we decide about our own candidates based on actual issues.

So far so good.

Next: Bachmann should now fire Rollins on general principle, without comment - and everyone will blame him for Wayne-gate.

:D


14 posted on 06/28/2011 5:42:13 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (BUY AMERICAN. The job you save will be your son's, or your daughter's)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
The Minnesota Congresswoman has been seen reapplying her lip gloss before making a public appearance.

OMG, can you believe it?!?

I agree, Rep. Bachmann has good dress sense. She always looks nice, in the pictures and videos I've seen.

15 posted on 06/28/2011 5:43:30 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I should be, but I'm not.)
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To: databoss; grey_whiskers; onyx; Virginia Ridgerunner
The John Wayne thing makes her look like she is dumb...fire her staff that can't follow the Google search ...but wait she's an Iowan herself an oughta know better...just sayin'

Apparently, MB takes great pride in knowing all the details being a hands on type executive.

excerpt from Globe and Mail article:

Some close to Ms. Bachmann privately refer to her as a "light switch." She flips on the charm to dazzle audiences or nail TV interviews, they say, then takes on a drill sergeant persona in private, where questioning her decisions draws suspicion of disloyalty. She's described as meticulous and worried about the finer details, such as soundtracks played to pump up rally crowds.

Ms. Bachmann has experienced frequent top-level staff changes in her congressional office since 2007. She's had six chiefs of staff in four years, five press secretaries, five legislative directors and three communications directors.

[ hmm that's 19 staff members that were fired or that fled MB, tying Newt, though Newt still holds the speed record.]

Ms. Bachmann discounts the staff churning as "growing pains" in an office that "moves at a fast rate of speed," and she stresses that many left for more influential jobs elsewhere.

16 posted on 06/28/2011 5:48:46 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Remember they did the same thing to Pelosi when she became speaker. And who can forget the hundreds of articles on Madeleine Albright’s brooches. And the press thinks they are the vanguards of preventing sexism.


17 posted on 06/28/2011 5:50:06 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: databoss
.just sayin’

Things get fashionable occasionally which are greatly irritating. That is one of them. What does it mean, to you? Does it mean you are just throwing something out there for consideration but that you don't want to own it? Does it mean that no one else will say it but you will? Help me out here!

18 posted on 06/28/2011 5:53:00 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (I retain the right to be inconsistent, contradictory and even flat-out wrong!)
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To: Pikachu_Dad

I could care less if she is naked. She worries me with her past comments on cutting veterans benefits. is she still on that plan or who is she throwing under the bus now. Yes we need to cut waste and abuse in even VA admin. We do not need to cut disability checks to veterans shot up or blown up.http://thespeechatimeforchoosing.wordpress.com/2011/06/22/why-does-michele-bachmann-want-to-throw-military-veterans-under-the-bus/

Is this fact?


19 posted on 06/28/2011 5:53:46 AM PDT by Lumper20 (state)
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To: Covenantor
She's described as meticulous and worried about the finer details, such as soundtracks played to pump up rally crowds.

As opposed to validating the factual content of her public statements.

Form over substance and worrying about the wrong thing...

20 posted on 06/28/2011 5:54:35 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: Tax-chick
"I agree, Rep. Bachmann has good dress sense. She always looks nice, in the pictures and videos I've seen."

Agreed, plus everything I've heard from her points true conservative, and she's not afraid to speak out on issues.

21 posted on 06/28/2011 5:57:59 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (A government agency is the closest thing to eternal life you'll ever see on Earth. RReagan)
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To: databoss

Absolutely...no matter how well or not she is dressed.

She has GOT to know that the media will savage her for ANY gaffes. They fear that a woman can easily beat el zeerho.

She has GOT to be more careful.


22 posted on 06/28/2011 5:58:48 AM PDT by Adder (Say NO to the O in 2 oh 12)
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To: Mich Patriot

I agree with her on a lot of points. She’s definitely on the list of candidates I’d be willing to support with money or effort, when we get closer to the primaries.


23 posted on 06/28/2011 5:59:44 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I should be, but I'm not.)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

It means that MB has an uphill battle compounded by her own personality traits...I like the conservative attitude but can’t stand phony and frankly unnecessary grandstanding, playing for a great ‘storyline’. The conservative message plays great, just stick to it! And I will own ‘ it’ and others are saying it too! In the words of the great philosopher Forrest Gump, stupid is as....


24 posted on 06/28/2011 6:06:11 AM PDT by databoss
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To: Tax-chick

Me too. I also saw Herman Cain speak, and liked everything he had to say. Just hoping Romney gets thumped, and we end up with someone we can trust and support.

No candidate who supported socialized HC will EVER get a vote from me.


25 posted on 06/28/2011 6:06:47 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (A government agency is the closest thing to eternal life you'll ever see on Earth. RReagan)
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To: Mich Patriot

Herman Cain has much more business experience then this tax attorney.


26 posted on 06/28/2011 6:09:27 AM PDT by Lumper20 (state)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
He added: 'It's great to see a political candidate who does not wear her hair in a bun or hide her smoldering eye shadow with oversized spectacles, much like what has become the cartoonish beauty treatment of Sarah Palin.'

Whut?


27 posted on 06/28/2011 6:14:05 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: 9YearLurker
Oh, this is about Michelle Bachman! I thought it was about the very fashionable Michelle Obama.

Professional women have to deal with and master so much more crap than men do.

How so? I fully agree that historically some women occasionally faced a hostile work environment but what does that have to do with some English fob commenting on a politician's wardrobe selection?

When you see fashion shows on TV what is it about most of the time? Women's fashion! In beauty pageants, why do they have the evening gown competition? Why do they even have beauty pageants?

Do you ever hear a man say, "Do these pants make my butt look too wide? "

Who dominates the "shopping gene"? What do they usually buy? Things that affect their appearance, most of the time! Clothes, jewelry, makeup, etc.

I am afraid you have let the Feminists incorporate you into a victim group.

28 posted on 06/28/2011 6:18:14 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (I retain the right to be inconsistent, contradictory and even flat-out wrong!)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

Your misogyny is showing.

No man in politics gets every little sartorial choice, down to his shoes, put through such scrutiny. Men simply put on a dark suit, clean shirt and acceptable tie and keep their hair cut short and they’re good to go.

Women, however, have to have a wide array of carefully selected clothing, just the right makeup, accessories, and hair plumped just right—and they’re still open to niggling evaluation and criticism.

No back to your cave!


29 posted on 06/28/2011 6:24:21 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Mich Patriot

I’m interested in Cain, as well. I think Romney will be zotted, just like the last time. Nobody really supports him.


30 posted on 06/28/2011 6:26:40 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I should be, but I'm not.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I am searching Google News Archives for glowing pieces about the style of Hillary Clinton’s pantsuits. So far haven’t found anything...


31 posted on 06/28/2011 6:26:45 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Not Obama, Bachman


32 posted on 06/28/2011 6:40:21 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: databoss
This is what I was responding to:

The John Wayne thing makes her look like she is dumb...fire her staff that can’t follow the Google search ...but wait she’s an Iowan herself an oughta know better...just sayin’

I guess I missed whatever it is that you are talking about. What John Wayne thing?

I assume this was in response to my comment about "Just sayin'"

And I will own ‘ it’ and others are saying it too!

If so, other examples of irritants were the wide spread use of "myself" when "me" was the grammatically correct word. Some jock on TV used myself incorrectly and soon everyone was using it incorrectly. Another which is unfortunately still widespread is "Each and every .... " That is an obvious redundancy. Say either Each or say Every. They mean the same so why use both?

Now we have Just sayin' . I consider it a copout. We know you are saying it so why tell us you are? Do you have another meaning than the one expressed? If so, why did you say what you said instead of what you meant.

Just sayin'.

See how stupid that is?

33 posted on 06/28/2011 6:40:45 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (I retain the right to be inconsistent, contradictory and even flat-out wrong!)
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To: databoss

The important thing is not that she made the John Wayne flub, but how she recovers from it, and whether she allows it and any other flubs to make her look like a wimp (like the opposite of Palin).


34 posted on 06/28/2011 6:40:45 AM PDT by frposty (I'm a simpleton)
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To: 9YearLurker
Your misogyny is showing.

Does it make my butt look too wide?

No man in politics gets every little sartorial choice, down to his shoes, put through such scrutiny. Men simply put on a dark suit, clean shirt and acceptable tie and keep their hair cut short and they’re good to go.

Your penis envy is showing.

Women, however, have to have a wide array of carefully selected clothing, just the right makeup, accessories, and hair plumped just right...

Why? Just be neat and well groomed and you are good to go.

—and they’re still open to niggling evaluation and criticism.

By whom? Usually by other women.

No back to your cave!

Playing the old Political Correctness card, eh? That is an oft used liberal ploy. Liberals are also the ones who try to feminize men into their preferred metrosexual types. Those are less threatening to their fragile egos. Enjoy who you are and stop complaining about life!

35 posted on 06/28/2011 6:57:33 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (I retain the right to be inconsistent, contradictory and even flat-out wrong!)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

Wow! First of all, people who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Were is a different word altogether front where...learn when to use it properly. Secondly, yes you did miss the John Wayne thing, so try keeping up with lighting speed internet thing and not fretting so much over the colloquialisms!
Incorrectly attributing the hometown of John Wayne , actor, to that of John Wayne GACY, mass murdering clown, is a pretty big gaffe, especially for a native Iowan!

The mind numb thing fits!


36 posted on 06/28/2011 7:05:24 AM PDT by databoss
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To: frposty

Well I’m not liking the staff upheaval...it’s usually a sign of poor management, which starts at or near the top!


37 posted on 06/28/2011 7:08:22 AM PDT by databoss
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

She is flying high... just like flight 800 was... until...

LLS


38 posted on 06/28/2011 7:09:01 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH"! I choose LIBERTY and PALIN!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I swear that I read the headline really quickly, and I thought, “Not ANOTHER Michelle Obama love-letter!”.

Had to read it again to see it was Michele Bachmann.

Crazy world.


39 posted on 06/28/2011 7:29:04 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: databoss

Thanks for updating me. Now, work on that thin skin. We are all friends here. Well, most of us anyway.

You never did explain your intent for “Just sayin’.”


40 posted on 06/28/2011 7:34:52 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (I retain the right to be inconsistent, contradictory and even flat-out wrong!)
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To: yldstrk

wow ! how did I miss that! I just saw glowing praise about someones style and automatically assumed it was another article about the first wookie!

lol


41 posted on 06/28/2011 7:39:31 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: databoss
Wow! First of all, people who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Were is a different word altogether front where...learn when to use it properly.

What are you talking about? I went back and checked and don't see where I made that error, typo or not.

42 posted on 06/28/2011 7:39:35 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (I retain the right to be inconsistent, contradictory and even flat-out wrong!)
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To: databoss

The John Wayne Gacy vs. John Wayne issue is a total smear job. My belief is that it is complete coincidence that Gacy was from Waterloo. The reference is rooted in the fact that John Wayne’s parents lived in Waterloo, then moved briefly before his birth. It’s a totally valid reference to the values of that community. I giver her credit for not trying to explain it away and simply staying “on message”. She is doing a lot of that - ignore the question and it’s premise, then articulate your desired point to the press.


43 posted on 06/28/2011 8:04:23 AM PDT by Tandem (What ever happened to personal responsibility & self-reliance?)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

Republicans will not nominate a woman. The fix is in for Romney. Bachmann is just a set up to win IA but lose NH so Mitt can win NH and Michigan and FL and waltz to the nomination.


44 posted on 06/28/2011 8:09:26 AM PDT by danran72
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

You are so right about Bachmann KO’ing Romney, although I personally don’t see him as a truly substantial obstacle.

Romney couldn’t win the nomination BEFORE the Tea Party Movement — Hell’s Bells, he couldn’t beat MCCAIN for the nomination in 2008 (and there certainly was no great love for McCain) — who in the world thinks Romney would magically be MORE popular in 2011/12, after 3+ years of Obama and the Tea Party movement in full swing?


45 posted on 06/28/2011 8:10:51 AM PDT by fightinJAG (I am sick of people adding their comments to titles in the title box. Thank you.)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

you forget about the “earthtone” makeover of algore already?


46 posted on 06/28/2011 8:10:56 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

OF did you forget about the manicures and spray tan of sKerry?


47 posted on 06/28/2011 8:11:50 AM PDT by tioga
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

OTOH, I really didn’t care for that suit she’s wearing. But whatever.


48 posted on 06/28/2011 8:12:05 AM PDT by fightinJAG (I am sick of people adding their comments to titles in the title box. Thank you.)
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To: All
Everyone can get all worked up, if they want............

Truth is, the American public has a 12 second attention span.

Nothing matters until at least september.

49 posted on 06/28/2011 8:12:49 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The last frontier — professional women


50 posted on 06/28/2011 8:23:21 AM PDT by dervish (Israel is not what's wrong with the Middle East; it's what's right with it)
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