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In mocking Sen. Joni Ernst's 'bread bags,' aren't liberals being hypocritical?

In mocking Sen. Joni Ernst's 'bread bags,' aren't liberals being hypocritical?

It’s hard to say what coastal liberals think is funnier: the fact that Republican Sen. Joni Ernst’s thrifty mother tied bread bags over her little girl’s feet to protect her shoes on muddy days -- or the fact that Ernst comes from Iowa, where the untutored rubes do things like that. Here’s what Ernst said in her rebuttal to President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday: “You see, growing up, I had only one good pair of shoes. So on rainy school days, my mom would slip plastic bread bags over them to keep them dry. But I was never embarrassed. Because the school bus would be filled with rows and rows of young Iowans with bread bags slipped over...

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