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Chuck Muth: Sue Lowden's 'macaca moment' goes viral

It's not the crime; it's the cover-up. And it's not the gaffe; it's the response.

At a town hall meeting in Mesquite on April 6, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sue Lowden suggested that "bartering" with doctors was one way to bring health care costs down. What she meant was that it's possible to "negotiate" with doctors and hospitals for discounts for cash payments, which it is, but the ill-chosen use of the word "barter" instead has touched off a brouhaha that threatens to take down the front-runner in the race to replace Harry Reid.

First, Jay Leno made Lowden's bartering …

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