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4dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 02:51 PM
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What an embarrassment: Congressman Steve King of Iowa
http://dmregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/200405...

Congressman Steve King of Kiron said the abuse of prisoners in Iraq amounts to "hazing."

Hazing? Like making a pledging fraternity kid run down the street in boxer shorts? The term conjures images from the movie "Animal House" - as if the Iraqi prisoners were going to emerge from the humiliation and abuse and be initiated as "one of the group."

It was a sad choice of words. Worse, King wasn't just making some off-the-cuff remark. The words were printed in a press release. He and his staff had time to actually think about the comments and still didn't reconsider them.

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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:49 PM
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1. He and Rush must have received the same RNC "talking points"
Since they're both using the same expression.

What a loser!
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Desperadoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:22 PM
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2. Why don't we ask
Steve if he was sodomized as part of his fraternity initiation and, if so, did he like it?
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:23 PM
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3. is Mr King unaware that college kids willingly participate in hazing?
it sounds like someone needs to explain it to him.
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