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    Re: Virginia Democrat Webb to Retire from Senate After One Term

    Jim Webb has always been a thoughtful and independent voice in the Senate. He will be missed.
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    Re: Virginia Democrat Webb to Retire from Senate After One Term

    I've always had mixed feelings about Jim Webb. Great American, great Marine, smart and incisive, good Senator, all-around decent guy. However he also wrote the script for one of the most effed up movies I've ever seen (Rules of Engagement) and made that ridiculous comment about women at the Naval Academy a few years back.

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    Re: Virginia Democrat Webb to Retire from Senate After One Term

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I've always had mixed feelings about Jim Webb. Great American, great Marine, smart and incisive, good Senator, all-around decent guy. However he also wrote the script for one of the most effed up movies I've ever seen (Rules of Engagement) and made that ridiculous comment about women at the Naval Academy a few years back.
    I don't know squat about Jim Webb. I certainly didn't know he was a scriptwriter with a movie under his belt. What was the ridiculous comment, btw?

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    Re: Virginia Democrat Webb to Retire from Senate After One Term

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    I don't know squat about Jim Webb. I certainly didn't know he was a scriptwriter with a movie under his belt. What was the ridiculous comment, btw?
    It was an article that Webb wrote back in 79, titled "Women Can't Fight."

    Va. Senate Race Goes Negative on 1979 Essay - washingtonpost.com

    He described one of the coed dorms at Annapolis, Bancroft Hall, as a "horny woman's dream." I hope this is all water under the bridge for Webb though.

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