With all that is going wrong in the world today, this is what the right wing decides to get upset about…
In the genteel world of bridge, disputes are usually handled quietly and rarely involve issues of national policy. But in a fight reminiscent of the brouhaha over an anti-Bush statement by Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks in 2003, a team of women who represented the United States at the world bridge championships in Shanghai last month is facing sanctions, including a yearlong ban from competition, for a spur-of-the-moment protest.
At issue is a crudely lettered sign, scribbled on the back of a menu, that was held up at an awards dinner and read, â€œWe did not vote for Bush.â€
By e-mail, angry bridge players have accused the women of â€œtreasonâ€ and â€œsedition.â€