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Alison Bechdel

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Sparrow: Oh my God. I'm a trained professional. I can't believe I didn't see it sooner! The mind games... the use of isolation... the accusations about being unfaithful... the obsessive keeping track... preventing the other person from getting a job... Stuart, we're in an abusive relationship with the Bush administration!
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#440, "Too Much Information" (2004), collected in Invasion of the DTWOF (2005)

 
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