Bush adviser threatens to cut out Republicans' tongues

Karen Hughes doesn't want to hear "anything about rape other than it is a horrific, violent crime"

By Jillian Rayfield
November 12, 2012 6:53PM (UTC)
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Former George W. Bush adviser Karen Hughes (Wikipedia)

In an Op-Ed for Politico, former George W. Bush adviser Karen Hughes writes that Republicans need to learn from their 2012 losses and "set a tone that is more respectful, positive and inclusive."

"And," Hughes continues, "if another Republican man says anything about rape other than it is a horrific, violent crime, I want to personally cut out his tongue. The college-age daughters of many of my friends voted for Obama because they were completely turned off by Neanderthal comments like the suggestion of 'legitimate rape.'"


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