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T Town Jake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 03:08 AM
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739. Carrie Nation was a bug-eyed puritan fanatic...
...who helped spawn the silliest amendment to our Constitution ever. Prohibition was later, thankfully, repealed, thanks to liberals I steadfastly admire like FDR. If Carrie Nation were alive and out & about today, she'd be Jerry Falwell's biggest fan, and a regular poster over at Free Republic. Odd indeed is your choice of role models...

Despite that, the analogy still doesn't quite fit: Carrie Nation truly believed in the principles that animated her ridiculous crusade; your hero Bev, on the other hand, is little more than a crude charlatan and increasingly transparent con artist. She hurts the cause she presumes to speak for far more than she helps it. At least Ms. Nation had something to show for her efforts - the quixotic and now long-repealed 18th amendment. All Saint Beverly has is a lengthening trail of burned bridges, shattered relationships, and ugly encounters with just about everybody she comes into contact with. And zero credibility, as has been proven over and over and over and over again.
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