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It's not my fault!

joel_rosenberg was talking about the twin scourges of BDS/CDS and in the comments we touched on the nutroots' & wingnuts' assassination conspiracy theories.

Which brought to mind the odd phone call I got from my ex when Paul Wellstone's plane went down. We'd been separated a while by then, but the papers hadn't ground their way through the courts yet, so there were occasional calls about this and that. On this occasion, she called me to pass on the news that Wellstone's plane had crashed. "I didn't do it," I replied. "That's not funny!" she snapped, and hung up.

Well, as a well-trained member of the VRWC, what else was I going to say?

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huladavid
Feb. 8th, 2008 07:29 pm (UTC)
Well, I was one of the guys who laughed at the very idea of the supposed "He's dead. Get used to it." bumper stickers.

And I'd'a guess that your ex would'a hung up on me as well...
wombat_socho
Feb. 8th, 2008 09:07 pm (UTC)
I was kinda surprised she even mentioned it, since she got severely allergic to politics after I ran for the state House the first time. She certainly wasn't one of the rabid Wellstone worshipers.
luned
Feb. 10th, 2008 07:35 am (UTC)
Thanks for that link. That's one of the better explanations I've seen about that sort of thing. (Also makes me wonder how much of Obama's support is not about who he is, but who he isn't.)
wombat_socho
Feb. 10th, 2008 03:47 pm (UTC)
Indeed. The Republicans aren't the only ones working on their "anyone but Clinton" plans, nor should they be.
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