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Root Canal'd! Lincoln Misses DADT Vote In Dentist Chair


"I would like to have been recorded as voting yes," Lincon said on the floor when she arrived, too late to record a vote. "Had I been here I would have voted yes."

The clean-toothed Lincoln lost re-election in Arkansas this November, and will be replaced next year by Rep. John Boozman, who supports the continuation DADT as-is -- and might well suffer through a painful cavity to make sure it isn't repealed.

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