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Ignorant Sluts

From the NY Times (and thanks to Chip for the link):

Bill Clinton and his opponent in the 1996 presidential election, Bob Dole, are teaming up to revive the commentary segment “Point-Counterpoint” on “60 Minutes.”

Mr. Clinton and Mr. Dole have contracted to provide 10 debate segments, beginning Sunday night. The commitment does not extend beyond the end of the television season in May, but if the format is successful CBS will try to continue it next season, CBS executives said.

Reminds me of the time about 10 years ago when my sister-in-law Sue was teaching freshman Rhetoric & Comp or some such course, I think at NYU. The class was reluctant to speak. Sue kept trying to engage them in conversation. Finally, a few sessions in, someone finally spoke up, disagreeing with something Sue said. Sue, completely delighted, replied, “Mary, you ignorant slut.”

Shocked silence descended.

Fortunately, Sue was able to explain why she was impuging the sexual virtue of the first student who disagreed with her. These students were maybe 2 years old when Jane Curtin and Dan Ackroyd made that phrase famous.

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