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Rick Santorum Confronted About Kids

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American Politics’ Oedipus Complex

The Article: Oedipus Rex Complex by Maureen Dowd in The New York Times.

The Text: American politics bristles with Oedipal drama.

Sons struggling to live up to fathers. Sons striving to outdo fathers. Sons scheming to avenge fathers. Sons burning to one-up fathers. Sons yearning to impress fathers who vanished early on. Sons leaning on fathers. Sons using fathers as reverse-play books.

John McCain was the raffish and rebellious Navy flier son of a stern four-star admiral who commanded the Vietnam theater where McCain was a P.O.W. Al Gore was the wooden good son of a Tennessee senator who was a fiery orator.

Bill Clinton, Newt Gingrich and Barack Obama had to climb the ladder without the huge benefit that J.F.K., W., Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman Jr. had — the obsessive support of wealthy and well-connected dads.

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Wait For Me Over The World

Over The World by French Kicks off of Swimming.

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Vote ‘Canada’ For President

Canada seems more and more appealing every day–especially during election season. Speaking of, why don’t we vote for Canada to lead our country? Here, they make their stump speech.

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