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July 26, 2004

Shove It, Spinners

Portly partisan Oliver Willis is spinning Teresa Heinz's "Shovegate" gaffe.

As you might know, Terrezzzzzza gave a speech in which she said that some political speech -- and of course she chiefly meant the speech of Republicans -- was becoming "unamerican."

A reporter from the conservative-leaning Pittsburgh Tribune-Reviewer attempted to ask her about this. She said, repeatedly and forcefully, that she'd never said the word "unamerican," and that the reporter was putting words into her potty mouth.

Of couse, she actually did say that.

Once she found out the reporter was from the PTR, she told him to "shove it."

It's not the "shove it" which is really objectionable. It's the fact that she lied about impugning those who criticize her husband as "unamerican."

The liberals are spinning this, claiming that she didn't say what she is caught on tape saying. Willis' initial defense was exactly that, but now he has corrected to allow that she did say the word in question, but that he's not really sure of the "context."

How many fuckin' different "contexts" could there be, Cholesterol-Head?

If Terezzzza is to be excused for uttering this quite-inutterable slander -- at least we're all lectured about how horrible the unamerican slur is when directed at liberals -- because she said that some were merely "becoming unamerican," then of course I will take that to mean that the liberals will not object if Republicans merely say that the liberals are becoming unamerican in their opposition to the war on terrorism (and even the law-enforcement efforts against terrorism).

You can't have it both ways, guys. The charge is either a horrible slander which must be condemned or it is not. It cannot be the case that Terezzza is permitted to make this charge -- yet again -- and conservatives are not.

Meanwhile, the wife of Iowa governor (and Democrat) Tom Vilsack is apparently "fascinated" by the way blacks talk to one another.

The Video: Go here to watch Terezzzzzza call brave political dissidents "unamerican," and then lie about that.


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