Cover Story: The Hat in the Bed

Philosophical principles aside, how can one tell the difference between Republicans and Democrats? Tongue in cheek, the newsletter of the Republican Congressional Committee presents some handy hints:

"Democrats buy most of the books that have been banned somewhere. Republicans form censorship committees and read them as a group.

"Republicans usually wear hats and always clean their paintbrushes.

"Republicans employ exterminators. Democrats step on the bugs.

"Republican boys date Democratic girls. They plan to marry Republican girls, but feel they're entitled to a little fun first.

"Republicans sleep in twin beds —some even in separate rooms. That is why there are more Democrats."

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