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Union leader says Hillary Clinton has real, uh, 'testicular fortitude'

LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Ever since her campaign in Ohio in early March, Hillary Clinton decided to adopt the "tough" approach. Regardless of what polls showed to be a growing negative attitude toward her, she still won in Ohio and Texas.

Six weeks later in Pennsylvania, her chief backer in the state, Gov. Ed Rendell, hijacked the "Rocky" theme song and attached it to the Clinton campaign. She won again.

Now, in Indiana, the "tough" theme is continuing, though a local labor leader gave a unique description for the New York senator that is not likely to show up again on the campaign trail.

At a union-hall event in Portage, Paul Gibson, the president of the United Steelworkers Local 6787, was selected to introduce Clinton. Gibson tried to tidy up his remarks for a mixed audience the best he could. Clinton, he said, is the kind of leader with the "testicular fortitude" to make hard decisions.

"I do think I have fortitude," Clinton said to laughter and applause. "Women can have it, as well as men."

-- Rick Pearson

Rick Pearson writes for the Swamp of the Chicago Tribune's Washington bureau.

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this isn't a compliment for a woman

She might secretly get a slight kick out of the fortitude statement as she has been involved in so many bisexual affairs for so long now. Her present passion ,her personal assistant (good looking lady I must say) , would know how appropo "testicular" fits as well. Heck David Drier has been Gay for ages as well so I guess the situation Hillary is in must not be too unique after all.

'Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.' , John 14:13-14
Jesus, please let Sen Clinton defeat Sen Obama, for I have made a deal with Mohammad who is a muslim and he supports Sen Obama's bid for nomination, and if Sen Obama wins, I have to go to a mosque and learn more about Islam, but if Sen Clinton wins, Mohammad would have to go to a church and learn more about you. Nothing is impossible for you my Lord, please save me my Lord because I really don't want to go to a mosque.

its gipson. not gipbson. i hate when people spell our lastname wrong


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A veteran foreign and national correspondent, Andrew Malcolm has served on the L.A. Times Editorial Board and was a Pulitzer finalist in 2004. He is the author of 10 nonfiction books and father of four. Read more.
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