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blitzen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:30 AM
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Lynne Cheney on condoms: "the sheaths are really the best"
from her novel, Sisters

full text here:

http://www.whitehouse.org/administration/lynne-cheney-s...


Adah picked up the lacquered box from the sofa table. Sophie thought it probably contained
cigarettes and Adah meant to have one. She was fond of smoking. But she handed the box to
Sophie. "This is for you."
Sophie opened it, thinking she should thank Adah, but when she saw what was inside, she was
speechless. There were several small sponges, each in a silken net with a string attached. There were
packets marked "Preventive Powders," and lined up in neat rows were several dozen condoms.
"There are all these things, you know," Adah was saying. "But the sheaths are really the best.
Sometimes men don't like them." She stared into space for a moment, seeming to remember
something; then she gave a small shrug. "But since it is they who get us with child, don't you think
they should cooperate?"
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:03 AM
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1. Cheney vs Webb
Funny beyond belief.
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:12 AM
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2. What insipid prose
I've only scanned lil' Lynne's lil' novella. From the bit's I've read, it's just awful. I suppose one should give her props for trying to write a somewhat empowering book for women but, well, it just sucks. It's not interesting or even sexy. The language is clunky, inauthentic and boring.
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blitzen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:34 AM
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3. Here's the real kicker: "Ruth, yes, Ruth in the Bible" was a lesbian
p. 158

The memory started a train of associations in Sophies mind: Tennyson in The Princess showing
Psyche and Ida in love; Clarissa, that purest of all pure heroines, who had only one true love, her
friend Miss Howe. And Ruth, yes, Ruth in the Bible. Almost the whole world assumed it was a man
to whom she pledged, whither thou goest, I will go, but it was a woman, her mother-in-law,
Naomi.
Sophie sensed someone standing beside her. She looked up and saw Lydia Swerdlow. I dont know
how I didnt see it before, Sophie said.
Perhaps you were blinded by thinking women incapable of bonding fast together, Lydia said.
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blitzen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:35 AM
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4. for more "highlights," check this thread
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:39 AM
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5. Painful
It hurts to read.
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:40 AM
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6. Lynne was made for a stiff like Dick Cheney. (n/t)
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