Who'd of thought a bunch of middle age and older American women who play bridge for a living would be so stupid and classless? All dressed conservatively and groomed, the team of women who represented the U.S. at a world bridge championship in Shanghai now face the indignity of sanctions, and possibly a year long ban from competition.
Seems these hags decided to be cool and all that as they were being photographed together on stage. As a 'spontaneous' action, they held up a crudely made sign announcing that they didn't vote for President Bush. What pigs. Who do they think they are, the Dixie Chicks? At least the Chicks have the excuse of youth and ignorance in general. No one expects them to be smart.
Seems the players thought they were on the receiving end on some snide remarks by those competing against them overseas. Poor delicate babies. So, instead of standing up for their country, instead of defending the sacrifice of our military and their families, instead of being proud of our country's efforts to bring change in the Middle East, they decided to go along with the America/Bush bashing overseas.
One team member is having a bit of regret. Not because she made a really bad decision, but because she may suffer financially. "I earn my living from bridge, and a substantial part of that from being hired to compete in high-level competitions, "Debbie Rosenberg, a team member, said.
The President of the U.S. Bridge Federation said "There isn't any question that private organizations can control the speech of people who represent them." He's correct. It isn't a 'free speech' issue that the defeatists and hags hide behind.
Later this month a hearing is scheduled to determine if the members conducted themselves in an unbecoming way. I say sanction them to the hilt and deny them any further profit from the federation's tournaments. They showed who they are.
They can live with it. They can go to their new friends overseas and bask in their support, now that they have disgracefully sold themselves out. They like them, they really, really like them.
Did Republicans go around the world announcing they didn't vote for Clinton? Again I'll say, country over party. Every time. I'll continue the drumbeat until I can't any longer.