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As is, it sounds a bit awkward to me.

Let me try to incorporate what I am after into a sentence. Just as Bush once said "If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator.", I would like to write something along these lines: "Double standard does not bother me for as long as I am the one engaging in/doing it".

It does not quite roll off the tongue. Hopefully there is a better way.

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It's okay when I have double standards, just not when you do.

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For the irony-impaired: it is intentional that this is, in itself, the formulation of a double standard. –  chaos May 17 '12 at 14:24
    
+1 Even I got the irony there. –  Andrew Leach May 17 '12 at 15:29
    
This would have been a winner if you did not ruin a joke with premature explanation. I hate when people do that. –  Job May 17 '12 at 16:06
    
@Job: Not everybody on the internet is as perspicacious as you. It behooves one to take one's audience into account. –  chaos May 17 '12 at 16:17
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Hypocrisy does not bother me as long as I am the one engaging in it.

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Careful here, a double standard is not always hypocrisy. –  Cameron May 17 '12 at 15:28
    
@Cameron Sure seems to me that it is the same. Can you give a contrary example? –  tchrist May 17 '12 at 16:51
    
@tchrist: One might articulate a double standard that is more lenient for groups one is not a part of; if one holds oneself to the higher standard, clearly one is not a hypocrite, but it's still a double standard. –  chaos May 17 '12 at 17:00
    
@tchrist from the wikipedia entry for double standard: There is a distinction to be made between double standards and hypocrisy, which implies the stated or presumed acceptance of a single standard a person claims to hold himself or herself accountable to, but which, in practice, may be disregarded. –  Cameron May 17 '12 at 17:36
    
@Cameron I don’t accept Wikipedia as authoritative.You do? –  tchrist May 17 '12 at 18:56
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Maybe: "A double standard does not bother me as long as I am the one applying it."

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Agree. "Double standard" is a noun, so you can't "do" it. You can "have" it, you can "apply" it, etc. –  Jay May 17 '12 at 13:48
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"I don't have double standards. Just agree with me."

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