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Maureen Dowd on the Republican Mean Girls
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http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/17/opinion/17dowd.html

Playing All the Angles
By MAUREEN DOWD
Published: October 16, 2010


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We are in the era of Republican Mean Girls, grown-up versions of those teenage tormentors who would steal your boyfriend, spray-paint your locker and, just for good measure, spread rumors that you were pregnant.

These women Jan, Meg, Carly, Sharron, Linda, Michele, Queen Bee Sarah and sweet wannabe Christine have co-opted and ratcheted up the disgust with the status quo that originally buoyed Barack Obama. Whether theyre mistreating the help or belittling the presidents manhood, making snide comments about a rivals hair or ripping an opponent for spending money on a mens fashion show, the Mean Girls have replaced Hope with Spite and Cool with Cold. They are the ideal nihilistic cheerleaders for an angry electorate.

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Man up, Harry Reid, Sharron Angle taunted him at their Las Vegas debate here Thursday night. Thats not an idle insult, coming from a woman who campaigns at times with a .44 Magnum revolver in her 1989 GMC pickup.

With casino red suit and lipstick, Angle played the Red Queen of the Mad Hatter tea party, denouncing career politicians and ordering Off with your head! and Down with government benefits! Even sober and smiling beneath her girlish bangs, the 61-year-old Angle had the slightly threatening air of the inebriated lady in a country club bar, tossing off outrageous statements and daring anyone to call her on them.

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