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Commentary: 'Help' for Barbour's distortion

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WASHINGTON -- It's too bad for Haley Barbour that he's not in my book group.

Sure, the Mississippi governor and potential presidential candidate might feel a little out of place. He would be the only man -- and, as it turns out, the only Republican.

But Barbour might have saved himself a heap of trouble if he had been with us Sunday night to talk about "The Help," Kathryn Stockett's novel about white women and their black maids in Mississippi during the 1960s.

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