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A Small Point

May 18th, 2008

For those conservatives who think it’s no big deal that Bush made a domestic political jab on foreign soil, remember that the Dixie Chicks were absolutely deluged with hateful criticism when they criticized Bush. The hatred gushed not simply because they said they were embarrassed by Bush–but because they did so on foreign soil (in London, to be specific).

That’s the protocol that Bush violated: prominent Americans traveling abroad are not supposed to criticize their own while on foreign soil. Doing so at home is okay–but not when abroad.

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