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Barack Obama wants to be president of these 57 United States
L.A. Times ^ | May 09, 2008 | Andrew Malcolm

Posted on 05/09/2008 6:05:00 PM PDT by Verbosus

Quote:
"It is wonderful to be back in Oregon," Obama said. "Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go. Alaska and Hawaii, I was not allowed to go to even though I really wanted to visit, but my staff would not justify it."

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1 posted on 05/09/2008 6:06:10 PM PDT by Verbosus
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To: Verbosus

Any questions?


2 posted on 05/09/2008 6:07:26 PM PDT by yoe ( Socialism with Obama or Clinton - Democracy with McCain)
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To: Verbosus
My gawd the man is a buffoon.
3 posted on 05/09/2008 6:08:55 PM PDT by svcw (There is no plan B.)
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To: yoe

Is this a Teresa Heinz moment or what?


4 posted on 05/09/2008 6:08:59 PM PDT by BelegStrongbow (what part of 'mias gunaikos andra' do Episcopalians not understand?)
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To: Verbosus

Maybe he can be the first white president...


5 posted on 05/09/2008 6:09:16 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: holdonnow

ding a ling ping


6 posted on 05/09/2008 6:11:44 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Everytime McCain reaches out to conservatives, conservatives get poked in the eye.)
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To: Verbosus

I’ll be the greatest mayor your company has ever seen. I’ll put money back into the shareholder’s pockets by taking it and investing it wisely. I hear tulips are coming back...


7 posted on 05/09/2008 6:12:53 PM PDT by allmost
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To: Verbosus

Obama’s 57 states include:

All 50 states in the Union + the following “new” ones

Kenya
Iran
Saudi Arabia
Indonesia
Liberia
Mexico (included here because Hussein wants to give every illegal a driver’s license)
Pakistan


8 posted on 05/09/2008 6:13:05 PM PDT by indcons
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To: Verbosus
Wow...I must be a dumbass.

I can only name 50 of 'em.

9 posted on 05/09/2008 6:13:06 PM PDT by Allegra (Tehran delenda est)
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To: Verbosus

The extra states must have been added while he has been absent from the senate.


10 posted on 05/09/2008 6:14:36 PM PDT by Born In America (Not convinced McCain has the fight in him to take on BHO)
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To: Allegra

“I can only name 50 of ‘em.”

Do you feel “bitter” about this inadequacy?


11 posted on 05/09/2008 6:15:36 PM PDT by indcons
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To: Verbosus
"WHAT?" He is nutz! Even my four year old grand daughter knows how many states we have!
12 posted on 05/09/2008 6:15:40 PM PDT by oswegodeee (Dee ( Born and raised in the south, with a gracious attitude)
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To: Verbosus

Well, let’s see . . . if you add Puerto Rico, and, ah, Guam, and then, ah, St. Thomas, and then, ah, (how many do I have now? . . . .


13 posted on 05/09/2008 6:16:17 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Verbosus
I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go. Alaska and Hawaii. . . .

C H A N G E
WE CAN'T BELIEVE IN

14 posted on 05/09/2008 6:16:53 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Obamath.)
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To: Verbosus
Meh. I know folks love to get on Pubbies when they make these kinds of mistakes. Heck, if Bush did this, it would be the leads story and the front page.

Still...it is just a slip by a guy who has been campaigning hard.

Of course, that doesn't excuse him for being a commie. ;)

15 posted on 05/09/2008 6:17:09 PM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (There was once consensus that the world was flat.)
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To: Verbosus
Turn around and count the stars, DUMBASS!


16 posted on 05/09/2008 6:18:06 PM PDT by Delta 21 ( MKC USCG - ret)
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To: Verbosus

It’s the Obamath.


17 posted on 05/09/2008 6:18:32 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Obamath.)
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To: Fundamentally Fair

Obama is ‘losing his bearings’


18 posted on 05/09/2008 6:18:54 PM PDT by Verbosus
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To: Verbosus

I think that’s total of 60 - 57 he’s been to, one more to go, plus Hawaii and Alaska.


19 posted on 05/09/2008 6:19:04 PM PDT by Hoodlum91 (I support global warming.)
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To: BelegStrongbow
Is this a Teresa Heinz moment or what?

Heinz 57?

20 posted on 05/09/2008 6:19:22 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Obamath.)
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To: Verbosus; All

Watched a local interview here in Oregon.

Osama has a peppering of Grey hair!

Um Is this for real?
Or is he trying to look wise/older?

The grey hair IMO seemed to strategically speckled throughout his scalp.

De Fazio (gag) just gave his backing to Obama.


21 posted on 05/09/2008 6:20:11 PM PDT by Global2010 (Waiting for Hillary to pull the Rabbit outa the Hat)
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To: indcons

You forgot D.C. (Democrat City).


22 posted on 05/09/2008 6:21:39 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Obamath.)
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To: Global2010
Osama has a peppering of Grey hair! . . . Or is he trying to look wise/older?

He's using Just For Mensa.

23 posted on 05/09/2008 6:23:25 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Obamath.)
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To: Delta 21

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


24 posted on 05/09/2008 6:23:45 PM PDT by irishtenor (Check out my blog at http://boompa53.blogspot.com/)
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To: Charles Henrickson

58 states then? (by Hussein’s math)


25 posted on 05/09/2008 6:23:48 PM PDT by indcons
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To: Delta 21
Post #16

ROTFLMAO!!

26 posted on 05/09/2008 6:24:21 PM PDT by The Citizen Soldier (If I have to vote for a maverick, I'll write in James Garner!)
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To: Verbosus

27 posted on 05/09/2008 6:25:04 PM PDT by Fox_Mulder77
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To: Allegra

I don’t see how it could be a political statement, unless he campaigned in the Northern Mariana Islands even though they send no delegates to the DNC — strictly speaking, they’re not truly “abroad”.

District of Columbia
Puerto Rico (has he been there yet?)
Guam
Virgin Islands
American Samoa
and his very favorite,
Democrats Abroad

The first 5 comes from crap like this littered throughout the United States Code:

(e) the term “State” means a State of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands;

(43 U.S.C. 2102(e))

— even though a higher authority (the U.S. Constitution) defines the term “State” in a completely different fashion.


28 posted on 05/09/2008 6:25:18 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: Verbosus

If GWB had said this it would be breaking/leading news 24/7 for tow weeks. Whatta maroon...


29 posted on 05/09/2008 6:26:02 PM PDT by steveo (Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.)
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To: Verbosus
McCain said this:
“I’m going to be honest: I know a lot less about economics than I do about military and foreign policy issues. I still need to be educated.”
and the drive-bys went nuts and will go nuts even though it's an honest statement about his expertise. Meanwhile, this dunce Obama doesn't have a clue how many states we have, but it will never be brought up by them. Or the Stupid Party.
30 posted on 05/09/2008 6:26:45 PM PDT by Dahoser (America's great untapped alternative energy source: The Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: steveo

yeah I said tow weeks....


31 posted on 05/09/2008 6:27:07 PM PDT by steveo (Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.)
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To: Hoodlum91
"I think that’s total of 60 - 57 he’s been to, one more to go, plus Hawaii and Alaska. "

60 rhymes with 50.

32 posted on 05/09/2008 6:27:21 PM PDT by spunkets ("Freedom is about authority", Rudy Giuliani, gun grabber)
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To: BelegStrongbow
Could be.
Too many Pabst Blue Ribbons last night?

If he really wanted to appear un+elite+like he should of been filmed slammin back a 40 oz er of The Bull Schlitz Malt Liquor.

33 posted on 05/09/2008 6:27:22 PM PDT by Global2010 (Waiting for Hillary to pull the Rabbit outa the Hat)
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To: 2banana

Your half right.


34 posted on 05/09/2008 6:28:23 PM PDT by Global2010 (Waiting for Hillary to pull the Rabbit outa the Hat)
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To: Verbosus

LOL that article really ridicules him.


35 posted on 05/09/2008 6:28:23 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us . nature photography desktop wallpapers)
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To: scrabblehack
Oh, I know about the territories. I was making a joke.

After all, even if you factor in the territories (and I suspect he was not doing that), his math still doesn't work out right.

36 posted on 05/09/2008 6:31:34 PM PDT by Allegra (Tehran delenda est)
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To: indcons

Allegra can cling to guns and religion until the “bitterness” passes. ;-)


37 posted on 05/09/2008 6:31:55 PM PDT by doc1019 (Obama: "I Will Raise Taxes.")
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To: TigersEye

lmao!!!!


38 posted on 05/09/2008 6:33:17 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (adrift in a sea of madness)
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To: Verbosus

Now I know who he reminds me of every time I see him - “Did I do that!!!!?”


39 posted on 05/09/2008 6:33:27 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Verbosus

I guess that he was tired from campaigning. Operation Chaos is taking its toll...


40 posted on 05/09/2008 6:33:37 PM PDT by Huber (And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. - John 1:5)
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To: Delta 21

We have a winner. Thank you.


41 posted on 05/09/2008 6:34:32 PM PDT by OldEagle
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To: SunkenCiv; Candor7; AliVeritas; george76; Beckwith
OBAMA'S BEEN TO 57 STATES!

VIDEO

42 posted on 05/09/2008 6:35:41 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: Delta 21

OMG, I haven’t laughed so hard in weeks. I showed hubby and he’s laughing too.:-)


43 posted on 05/09/2008 6:35:50 PM PDT by Mozie (Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are...)
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To: Verbosus

If Quayle had said this.............

it would be the top story in the news and America.


44 posted on 05/09/2008 6:35:54 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (Iraq's WMD's will be found in Syria after Bush leaves office. God will vindicate a righteous man.)
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To: Fundamentally Fair
Still...it is just a slip by a guy who has been campaigning hard.

That's exactly what I was thinking. Let's pick on him for everything he believes--there plenty of that to find fault with.

45 posted on 05/09/2008 6:36:00 PM PDT by cantfindagoodscreenname (Is it OK to steal tag lines from tee-shirts and bumper stickers?)
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To: Verbosus

Indeed, but so are his voters.

I am afraid he is going to win.


46 posted on 05/09/2008 6:36:11 PM PDT by Gator113 (Obama is a member of the Far Wright Conspiracy.......)
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To: BelegStrongbow
Is this a Teresa Heinz moment or what?

Well, you'd have to forgive Teresa for having Heinz 57 Sauce on her mind.

47 posted on 05/09/2008 6:37:21 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (H2OLY: The chemical formula for holy water.)
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To: Verbosus
Shape up troops...

B. Hussein Obama actually thinks there are 60 States.

Listen carefully, he says he's been to 57 States, "with one more to go", and his staff wouldn't allow him to go to Alaska and Hawaii.

So that adds up to 60 States.

48 posted on 05/09/2008 6:37:56 PM PDT by Positive (Nothing is sadder than to see a beautiful theory murdered by a gang of brutal facts.)
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To: Hoodlum91

My God! This man shouldn’t be allowed to work as a White House gardener, much less be president.

Hell, when I was 10 years old, I could name all 50 states, PLUS the capital of each of the 50 states.


49 posted on 05/09/2008 6:38:30 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Change.....that's what we will have left in our pockets if a Democrat gets elected president!)
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To: Verbosus

John Sidney should keep a list of all Obamas blunders so he can call them up when the press tries to make a production of something he misspoke about. I do recall that he mentioned the time Obama referred to the president of Canada when the press was bothering McCain about something.


50 posted on 05/09/2008 6:39:17 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl (McCain calls it "radical islamic terrorism," the dems don't refer to it at all)
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