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Didier Says Palin Did All She Could For His Campaign
OPB News ^ | August 17, 2010 | Anna King

Posted on 08/18/2010 6:14:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The Senate candidate that had backing from the Tea Party, Clint Didier garnered about 12 percent of the vote on Tuesday’s primary election.

Didier relied heavily on his endorsement from Sarah Palin for his bid against Republican Dino Rossi.

Didier says although Palin didn’t come to Washington, her backing still helped his campaign.

Clint Didier: “Let me tell you what, don’t you take anything away from Sarah Palin, Sarah Palin is working her tail off for this country. She’s been all over this country to different states. She’s going where she thinks she can do the most good, I just thank her for her efforts.”

He’s best known for his NFL football career. Late Tuesday night Didier said he hasn’t decided yet if he will run for elected office again.


TOPICS: Washington; Campaign News; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: didier; dinorossi; palin; sarahpalin; wa2010; washington

1 posted on 08/18/2010 6:14:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Class. He’s got it.


2 posted on 08/18/2010 6:16:48 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I voted for this man, too bad he is not facing off against the “mom in tennis shoes” the stoopidest US Senator still serving........Patteeeeeeeeee Mooraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay.


3 posted on 08/18/2010 6:20:15 PM PDT by runninglips (Don't support the Republican party, work to "fundamentally change" it...conservative would be nice)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Trying to bait that PDS suffering pissant,2DV?
4 posted on 08/18/2010 6:21:20 PM PDT by Happy Rain
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thanks for standing up for your country, Clint.


5 posted on 08/18/2010 6:23:31 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Happy Rain

“Trying to bait that PDS suffering pissant,2DV?”

LOL! Among the other PDS freepers!


6 posted on 08/18/2010 6:30:04 PM PDT by rj45mis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Clint sounds like a classy guy. It’s a real shame that he did not win. I would have voted for him(If I lived in WA) I hope he runs again, a class act all around


7 posted on 08/18/2010 6:30:18 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: rj45mis

Really,what is it about strong conservative women that makes some who are supposedly on our side irrational reactionaries and,to say the least,aggresive jerks?

Must be a low T thing.


8 posted on 08/18/2010 6:38:44 PM PDT by Happy Rain
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Class is the word that came to my mind too.


9 posted on 08/18/2010 6:39:39 PM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It agree that Didier is the candidate that I would have liked to see in the Senate. I think Rossi has a good chance of beating Murray, possibly the most moronic Senator in our states history however.


10 posted on 08/18/2010 6:42:29 PM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I love Sarah but she has made some bad calls on endorsements.

The endorsement of Karen Handel in Georgia was a big mistake. Sarah may have thought it was great to support a woman but Handel is a RINO from way back. Luckily she did not win the nomination.


11 posted on 08/18/2010 6:42:54 PM PDT by webstersII
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey! He’s the guy who called Rush’s show last month, isn’t it? Darn shame he lost. Hopefully, it won’t be the last time he runs.


12 posted on 08/18/2010 6:42:59 PM PDT by Sister_T ("Calling ILLEGAL aliens "immigrants" is like calling shoplifters 'customers'!"-UCFRoadWarrior ><>)
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To: Happy Rain

Or a small P thing.


13 posted on 08/18/2010 6:45:34 PM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: Happy Rain

Or a small P thing.


14 posted on 08/18/2010 6:45:34 PM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: Happy Rain

I guess I haven’t followed the threads on this, but some of te Palin support does seem a bit irrationally cultlike. If she is the nominee I’ll support her, and at this point I don’t see any other R who has a chance who is any better. Nevertheless, Palin really is nowhere near the level of a Reagan, and if I were to be enthusiatically promoting a woman it would have to be someone like Schlafley who really understands all of the policy issues from first principles and has a will like iron.


15 posted on 08/18/2010 6:50:45 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: runninglips

Well, now you’re stuck voting for Rino Dossi - again. Look at the bright side - you could be in California.


16 posted on 08/18/2010 6:51:22 PM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Anyone who has read Roman history knows a barbarian invasion when they see one.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a gracious thing for him to say. This would probably put him in good stead with the voters, should he decide to run in the future.


17 posted on 08/18/2010 6:58:18 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I really wanted to vote for this guy but i just did not believe he would be able to win in November. I hope we can find room for him in the WA GOP in future offices.


18 posted on 08/18/2010 7:28:06 PM PDT by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. Calling all Son's of Liberty)
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To: dirtymac
I really wanted to vote for this guy

In Wa, as you know, we have the "top two" wins, rather than straight party ballots. He is enough of a new comer to me that I did not want to split the vote three ways and let some bozo like phophet atlantis sneak in to become one of the top two.

I respect the fact Clint ran and hopefully he can shape Rossi's campaign before he hands his supporters over to Dino. Ditto for Mrs Palin.

19 posted on 08/18/2010 7:47:52 PM PDT by llevrok (Drink your beer damnit! There are people sober in Africa.)
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To: achilles2000

Thats nice.


20 posted on 08/18/2010 7:59:12 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: webstersII

Cece Heil wasn’t exactly a great pick in Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District, either. A Harvard lawyer who, yes, was conservative, but was a bit dry and waaaaay less organized than other candidates.

She came in third.


21 posted on 08/18/2010 8:18:42 PM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: webstersII
The endorsement of Karen Handel in Georgia was a big mistake. Sarah may have thought it was great to support a woman but Handel is a RINO from way back. Luckily she did not win the nomination.

I'm not so sure about that. Nathan Deal has real ethics issues and may suffer a grand jury indictment in October. Palin stayed away from Deal because of his past, not because he was a conservative.

Handel would have run well, and probably would have won.

Best,

Chris

22 posted on 08/18/2010 8:31:57 PM PDT by section9
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To: ansel12

One of the main benefits of electing Palin would be that it would cause the left media personalities to froth at the mouth. It would be entertaining to watch Chrissy Matthews’ eyes bug out in rage. Ratigan would probably need a straight jacket....


23 posted on 08/18/2010 8:38:44 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: achilles2000
It would also be nice to see what made her the most popular elected official in America when she was Governor of Alaska.

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24 posted on 08/18/2010 8:51:00 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

No question that she is a very good looking woman ;-)


25 posted on 08/18/2010 9:13:42 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: achilles2000

Plenty of women are attractive, but you ignore the fact that she was the most popular Governor in America, and probably the most popular elected official in America, with an approval rating that reached 93%.

Palin is a unifier.


26 posted on 08/18/2010 9:23:33 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

She had the highest approval rating of any governor from the citizens of her own state. That is not the same as being the most popular governor in America generally - I don’t even think there is polling on that. I also don’t think that she was ever the most popular elected official in America. When her numbers were high in Alaska no one knew who she was. When she got famous the left smeared her (completely unfairly) and drove her negatives way up.

I don’t see anyone better with a shot, but being a “unifier” isn’t what we need. We need someone who is going to crush the liberals, drive them from government and our institutions, and amputate most federal programs. I don’t think she will do it or even understands why we have no choice if we are going to avoid a complete disintegration of the country’s social fabric. On the other hand, the other “leading” candidates are far less likely to understand what needs to be done than Palin. Nevertheless, I don’t see anyone better with a prospect of winning, so she has my vote.


27 posted on 08/18/2010 9:33:55 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: achilles2000

Phyllis is a wonderful Christian woman, and because of this, would be too polarizing - much as Sarah is. However, I think Phyllis would be too far right for some.


28 posted on 08/18/2010 9:44:42 PM PDT by Catsrus (Have)
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To: Catsrus

She is also too old. I was just using her as an example.

Geerally, if we don’t get someone in office ASAP who will do exactly what needs to be done, we’re done. Politics is not far from being over in this country. Polarization is necessary, and the left needs to be driven into caves. Better yet, deport them.


29 posted on 08/18/2010 9:49:15 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: achilles2000

“That is not the same as being the most popular governor in America generally - I don’t even think there is polling on that.”


Of course not, that would be stupid, the most popular Governor in America means within their state, the highest approval, for instance Mitt Romney left office with 34% approval.

I can’t help that you didn’t know who Palin was but I did and she was high on the list of possible veeps.

Here is a freeper thread on her as veep, from 2007. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/1888693/posts?page=46#46

Here is where she was on intrade.
INTRADE STATUS AUGUST 1, 2008-”GOP Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, currently tied for third among possible Vice Presidential running mates for John McCain on Intrade”

Here is the Weekly standard take on her in 2007.
The Most Popular Governor
Alaska’s Sarah Palin is the GOP’s newest star.
BY Fred Barnes WEEKLY STANDARD
July 16, 2007, Vol. 12, No. 41
“The wipeout in the 2006 election left Republicans in such a state of dejection that they’ve overlooked the one shining victory in which a Republican star was born. The triumph came in Alaska where Sarah Palin, a politician of eye-popping integrity, was elected governor. She is now the most popular governor in America, with an approval rating in the 90s, and probably the most popular public official in any state.

Her rise is a great (and rare) story of how adherence to principle—especially to transparency and accountability in government—can produce political success. And by the way, Palin is a conservative who only last month vetoed 13 percent of the state’s proposed budget for capital projects. The cuts, the Anchorage Daily News said, “may be the biggest single-year line-item veto total in state history.”

As recently as last year, Palin (pronounced pale-in) was a political outcast. She resigned in January 2004 as head of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission after complaining to the office of Governor Frank Murkowski and to state Attorney General Gregg Renkes about ethical violations by another commissioner, Randy Ruedrich, who was also Republican state chairman.

State law barred Palin from speaking out publicly about ethical violations and corruption. But she was vindicated later in 2004 when Ruedrich, who’d been reconfirmed as state chairman, agreed to pay a $12,000 fine for breaking state ethics laws. She became a hero in the eyes of the public and the press, and the bane of Republican leaders.”
In 2006, she didn’t hesitate. She ran against Gov. Murkowski, who was seeking a second term despite sagging poll ratings, in the Republican primary. In a three-way race, Palin captured 51 percent and won in a landslide. She defeated former Democratic governor Tony Knowles in the general election, 49 percent to 41 percent. She was one of the few Republicans anywhere in the country to perform above expectations in 2006, an overwhelmingly Democratic year. Palin is unabashedly pro life.

With her emphasis on ethics and openness in government, “it turned out Palin caught the temper of the times perfectly,” wrote Tom Kizzia of the Anchorage Daily News. She was also lucky. News broke of an FBI investigation of corruption by legislators between the primary and general elections. So far, three legislators have been indicted.

In the roughly three years since she quit as the state’s chief regulator of the oil industry, Palin has crushed the Republican hierarchy (virtually all male) and nearly every other foe or critic. Political analysts in Alaska refer to the “body count” of Palin’s rivals. “The landscape is littered with the bodies of those who crossed Sarah,” says pollster Dave Dittman, who worked for her gubernatorial campaign. It includes Ruedrich, Renkes, Murkowski, gubernatorial contenders John Binkley and Andrew Halcro, the three big oil companies in Alaska, and a section of the Daily News called “Voice of the Times,” which was highly critical of Palin and is now defunct.
http://www.weeklystandard.com/content/public/articles/000/000/013/851orcjq.asp?pg=1


30 posted on 08/18/2010 10:02:04 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Clint sounds like a classy guy. It’s a real shame that he did not win. I would have voted for him(If I lived in WA) I hope he runs again, a class act all around.

Amen! Didier gained experience this election. In another two years, he can try again.

31 posted on 08/18/2010 10:07:49 PM PDT by upsdriver (ret.)
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To: Catsrus
would be too polarizing - much as Sarah is

Don't let the media convince you of something that isn't true, Palin brings people together like Reagan did, dividers barely win and they never get widespread support.

Palin and Reagan both won widespread acceptance and won people's support, Palin for example had incredibly high approval ratings while she was gutting the politically corrupt machine in Alaska, she was unifying the people into her crusade, just like Reagan did.

Your goals can be harsh, but your politicking has to be winning and uniting, or else you lose the election and no one knows or cares what you wanted to do.

32 posted on 08/18/2010 10:10:51 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Clint Didier:

Let me tell you what, dont you take anything away from Sarah Palin, Sarah Palin is working her tail off for this country. Shes been all over this country to different states. Shes going where she thinks she can do the most good, I just thank her for her efforts.

God bless him. He's a patriot. It sux to live and run as a conservative for elected office in WA state.

33 posted on 08/18/2010 10:20:38 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: achilles2000

If you haven’t already, I’d recommend you read her book.


34 posted on 08/18/2010 10:25:57 PM PDT by upsdriver (ret.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Clint will be back for another go.


35 posted on 08/19/2010 12:13:25 AM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: ansel12

What makes you popular in Alaska will make you very unpopular in other places - California, New York, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Washington, just to name a few.

No one can “unify” the country because we have become several very different groups of people. The real issue is whether someone conservative can win in 2012. Maybe she can - I don’t see anyone else.

As for being well known, Palin was hardly known as anything more than a name outside of ALaska in 2008 before McCain added her to the ticket. Very few people expected a rookie governor from Alaska to be chosen.


36 posted on 08/19/2010 7:56:15 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: achilles2000
No one can “unify” the country because we have become several very different groups of people.

I don't think that's necessarily true. Look at any of the county-by-county maps from recent national elections -- people all over the country, even in the "bluest" states, outside of the major metropolitan areas, tend Republican/conservative. There really isn't much difference from region to region... except for the cities and their outlying suburbs -- pockets of blue in seas of red.

37 posted on 08/19/2010 8:04:25 AM PDT by kevkrom (De-fund Obamacare in 2011, repeal in 2013!)
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To: achilles2000
Very few people expected a rookie governor from Alaska to be chosen.

Intrade had her third.

As far as her being popular which seems immensly important to you, she is the most popular Republican possible of 2012, as a supposed conservative, that should thrill you that she is so well positioned with the conservative base to take the primary.

PPP Poll 8/16/10
Of the expected GOP presidential contenders for 2012, Palin proved the most popular with 76 percent reporting a favorable opinion of her and only 17 percent viewing her unfavorably.

Gingrich scored second highest with a 65 percent favorability rating, followed relatively closely by Huckabee at 62 percent and Romney at 57 percent.

38 posted on 08/19/2010 8:12:19 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

So, Intrade had her third. You could have polled Rs in July and asked them who Palin was and hardly anyone would have known.

Her popularity is only important for getting elected. She hardly “thrills” me in any respect, but Gingrich, Romney, and Romney are nausea inducing.


39 posted on 08/19/2010 8:34:55 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: achilles2000

If you want to keep attacking Palin and wasting our time you will have to do better than whining about how you were totally unaware of one the biggest rising GOP stars before the liberal media told you about her.

Go start a vanity thread where people can talk about which Governors were known the best before the 2008 election if it interests you that much. No wonder you can seem so politically confused and baffled in August of 2010.


40 posted on 08/19/2010 8:54:16 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

Attacking Palin? You either have reading comprehension issues or are off your meds again.


41 posted on 08/19/2010 9:21:33 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: kevkrom

But those “pockets” are where a very large part of the electorate lives. For example, West Texas is very red - except for El Paso, and El Paso is where most of the people in West Texas live.


42 posted on 08/19/2010 9:24:22 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: achilles2000

Yet you have poster after poster trying to defend and educate you about Palin, that isn’t because you are singing her praises, it is because you have been attacking her in post after post.


43 posted on 08/19/2010 10:18:43 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

I don’t need to be educated about Palin any more than I was attacking her. She is obvious burdened with a small group of cultlike followers. Just so you understand, that isn’t an attack on Palin. It is a comment about you.


44 posted on 08/19/2010 10:52:19 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: achilles2000
She is obvious burdened with a small group of cultlike followers.

Cult haters actually, you don't have anything of substance to say about her, nothing particularly political or insightful, yet you are obsessed enough that you want to occupy a thread and make vague, disparaging remarks about her.

PPP Poll 8/16/10
Of the expected GOP presidential contenders for 2012, Palin proved the most popular with 76 percent reporting a favorable opinion of her and only 17 percent viewing her unfavorably.

45 posted on 08/19/2010 10:58:14 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

I see that your reading comprehension still hasn’t improved. Feel free to venerate anyone you wish. But see if you can avoid denouncing as heretics those who “merely” support Palin.


46 posted on 08/19/2010 11:07:48 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: achilles2000

Thank you for the enthusiastic “support” of Palin that you display, if I had caught it earlier I would not have wasted so much time posting information to you that I thought was countering your posts.


47 posted on 08/19/2010 11:16:47 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: kevkrom

I think thats the point he was making. The blue is very blue and the red is very red. There is not much middle ground, and no one who has made up their mind is going to change it. We can unify people from West Texas and Eastern California, but Eastern California will not be unified with Compton and West Texas will not be unified with Oak Cliff. Right now, there is no chance of unification between the cities and the rural. The two sides are just trying to win enough suburbans for a majority.

I liken it to what Tony LaRussa said (I believe):
Any good manager will lose 33% of his games
Any bad manager will win 33% of his games
You seperate bad from good and good from great by what they do in the remaining 34%.


48 posted on 08/19/2010 12:00:45 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: kevkrom

I think thats the point he was making. The blue is very blue and the red is very red. There is not much middle ground, and no one who has made up their mind is going to change it. We can unify people from West Texas and Eastern California, but Eastern California will not be unified with Compton and West Texas will not be unified with Oak Cliff. Right now, there is no chance of unification between the cities and the rural. The two sides are just trying to win enough suburbans for a majority.

I liken it to what Tony LaRussa said (I believe):
Any good manager will lose 33% of his games
Any bad manager will win 33% of his games
You seperate bad from good and good from great by what they do in the remaining 34%.


49 posted on 08/19/2010 12:03:45 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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