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Posted on Sat, Oct. 04, 2003

Ballenger grouses about Muslims, lobbyist limits
Says both contributed to breakup of marriage
TIM FUNK
Observer Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Cass Ballenger blames the breakup of his 50-year marriage partly on the stress of living near a leading American Muslim advocacy group that he and his wife worried was so close to the U.S. Capitol that "they could blow the place up."

Another stress on their marriage: the decision by "we holier-than-thou Republicans" in the House, Ballenger said, to ban gifts -- including meals and theater tickets from lobbyists -- that once meant "a social life for (congressional) wives."



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Another stress on their marriage: the decision by "we holier-than-thou Republicans" in the House, Ballenger said, to ban gifts -- including meals and theater tickets from lobbyists -- that once meant "a social life for (congressional) wives."
Oh those poor congressional wives, I just don't know how they will ever manage under such hardship. With such stresses on Congressional marriages, I just don't know how any manage to survive. :


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WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Cass Ballenger blames the breakup of his 50-year marriage partly on the stress of living near a leading American Muslim advocacy group that he and his wife worried was so close to the U.S. Capitol that "they could blow the place up."


That's absolutely hysterical!! I wonder what the real reason was? His wife couldn't stand the putrid odor emanating from his socks for one second longer, maybe? I'm sure it was much more banal (and believable) than the reason cited above.
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Wonder who he's going to sue :

Nice to know that his marraige was based on such deep and long lasting love and respect :Puke

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