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Ask E. Jean for DearSugar: Should I Let My Sister Move in With a Republican?

E. Jean is still enjoying her vacation, but not to worry, she'll be back in two weeks! In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this oldie but goodie!
Dear E. Jean,
This is about an awful man, thankfully not mine. My beloved sister is stylish, cute, well-educated, and recently managed to lose 60 pounds. Naturally once she got a rockin’ bod, she became a dude magnet. And he’s horrible! Eeee Jean! We are a family of food lovers, and his favorite restaurant is Chili's! He has an elite education, but he’s grossly overweight, knows a lot of lame trivia, and is a very conservative Republican with hideous taste. Her friends don’t like him, her family does not like him, but she is moving to a red state with him. No not red — crimson. Ew. No one has the guts to tell her he sucks, but nobody wants her trapped in a marriage with Mr. Ickington. What should I/my family do? — Nosy But Lovin Lil’ Sis

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Nosy, My Dear Niwit,

Oh, please. I don’t care if it is Dick Cheney she’s hot for. Let her be. Every woman, at least once in her life, should savor the delights of a Republican man. Anyway you can’t control her. Falling in love is like voting. Once your sister goes inside the booth and closes that curtain, she’s on her own.

P.S. And actually I’ve relished some excellent guacamole at Chili’s.

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