WAIT­ING BY THE PHONE

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“You’re only will­ing to de­fend cer­tain women. You’re only will­ing to take a moral stand when you know your lib­eral sup­port­ers will stand be­hind you. But what if you did some­thing rad­i­cal and wildly un­pop­u­lar with your base and took a stand against the den­i­gra­tion of all women, even if they’re just sin­gle moms? Even if they’re Repub­li­cans?” writes Bris­tol Palin in an open let­ter to Pres­i­dent Obama, which asks when he’ll reach out to com­fort her, as he did when Ge­orge­town Univer­sity law stu­dent San­dra Fluke was called a vul­gar name by Rush Lim­baugh.

“Mr. Pres­i­dent, when should I ex­pect the call?” asked Miss Palin, who racked up sev­eral in­sults over the years from HBO host Bill Maher, a mil­lion-dol­lar donor to the Obama re-elec­tion cam­paign.

“I’m not ex­pect­ing your su­per PAC to re­turn the money. Youęre go­ing to need ev­ery dime to hang on to your pres­i­dency. I’m not even re­ally ex­pect­ing a call. But would it be too much to ex­pect a lit­tle con­sis­tency? Af­ter all, you’re pres­i­dent of all Amer­i­cans, not just the lib­er­als,” she adds.

“In­ter­est­ing that the Dems thought they had a big win­ner on this whole ‘war against women’ thing, but it’s the peo­ple on the right who are glee­fully keep­ing it alive now,” ob­serves “In­stapun­dit” and Pa­ja­mas Me­dia con­trib­u­tor Glenn Reynolds. made from re­cy­cled plas­tic water bot­tles. The cam­pus is pleased: It takes 27 plas­tic water bot­tles to make the yarn for one gown, and with a thou­sand grads, some 27,000 empty bot­tles “will be put to use in­stead of into the land­fill,” the univer­sity says.

“It’s part of our strate­gic plan to en­hance our com­mit­ment to sus­tain­abil­ity, so this is a great demon­stra­tion of our ef­forts,” says Beth Pollins, as­sis­tant to the vice pres­i­dent of stu­dent af­fairs at the cam­pus.

Caps and gown cost $32 each. Af­ter com­mence­ment, or­ga­niz­ers have ad­vised grads to just go ahead and re­cy­cle their wardrobe.

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