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Dear Aunt Hopey

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I don't usually write to advice columns, Auntie, but I'm having feelings I've never experienced before, and I'm so confused.

I was led to believe it was socially acceptable — and then some — to have a rivalgasm whenever the Obama administration held Republicans to its bosom.

But reading this, I don't know how I'm supposed to feel:

In the months since Senator Judd Gregg's surprise withdrawal from his nomination to be President Obama's commerce secretary, the New Hampshire Republican has remade himself into one of the most fervent critics of the administration's budget policies. Obama, he says, has already begun to do more damage to the country's finances than all his predecessors combined.

Should I make like the president and cordially avow that "I think there are a whole host of areas where Republicans in some cases may have a better idea."

Or should I praise Obama's economic platform — with its tax cuts, unaccountable trillions to Big Money, and threats of "entitlement reform" — as being a bold and brilliant repudiation of repugnant testicle-suckers?

O, what to do?

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