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Yeah, Probably Shouldn’t Have Done That

I can agree that it was unwise for House minority whip Eric Cantor’s spokesman to send around a profanity-laden parody commercial to mock the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which is running an ad claiming that Cantor wants no response to the economic crisis. (It is Sopranos-level not safe for work.)

But the parody has been around for years (it was uploaded to YouTube in 2007). It wasn’t created by Cantor or his office, and headlines like “Cantor Attacked For Profanity-Laced Web Video” suggest that the Virginia congressman had a Christian Bale moment.

Beyond that, I could do without union heads like John Sweeney shrieking in horror over the use of profanity. I mean, give me a [expletive] break.

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