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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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View TRADITION TWO essay   ... bleeding deacon is one who is just ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.135  
The bleeding deacon is one who is just as surely convinced that the group cannot get along without him, who constantly connives for reelection to office, and who continues to be consumed with self-pity.


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View CONTENTS   ... "bleeding deacons."  12&12 Contents (Tradition Two), p.10  
"Elder statesmen" and "bleeding deacons."


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View TRADITION TWO essay   ... "bleeding deacons."  12&12 Tradition Two, p.135  
Ultimately, they divide into two classes known in A.A. slang as "elder statesmen" and "bleeding deacons."


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View TRADITION TWO essay   ... bleeding forms.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.135  
At times the A.A. landscape seems to be littered with bleeding forms.


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