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Critics analyze sex & symbolism in uncut HBO debate

... and what was that ending supposed to mean?

WARNING: HBO-rated profanity and imagery discussed -- including language previously restricted to top-level government officials, mostly during the Nixon and Cheney administrations.

(tip: Andrew Sullivan)

Reuters photo:


Marc Ambinder hosted a (heavily censored) caption contest on his blog at The Atlantic.

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