"take offense to"; the "R-word"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Feb 5 22:20:33 UTC 2010

>From today's Yahoo News:

"However, Palin's conservative cohort Rush Limbaugh took offense to people,
presumably including Palin, protesting Emanuel's remark."

R. Emanuel used, and R. Limbaugh defended, the "R-word."  In a closed-door
meeting, Emanuel had described a publicity proposal as - well, you know.

"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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