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    Post take on the good ole boys

    From McCain’s Mrs. Right | Newsweek Politics: Conventions |

    She tried being a sportscaster for a while, but ended up as a politician, or rather an anti-politician. She seemed to love to take on the good ole boys, to get in the face of the state's Republican political establishment and Big Oil, the two dominant forces in Alaska, at least until Palin came along.

    In the text above, what does "ole boys" mean?

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    Re: take on the good ole boys

    The long established men in positions of authority.

    Relates to the "old boy network" with its implications of shared experiences.

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    Re: take on the good ole boys

    But with a US twist; 'good ole boys' don't wear 'the old school tie' and meet once a year at Lords. They drink 'whisky and rye' according to the song, and you spot them near levees apparently (Don McLean - American Pie Lyrics )


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