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Talk Starts Of Boehner For President
US News and World Report's Washington Whispers ^ | September 13, 2010 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 09/13/2010 8:45:47 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Has President Obama and his White House P.R. team created a monster in Minority Leader John Boehner? Just consider this: Boehner is now the fourth most likely GOP presidential candidate behind Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, and Mike Huckabee to win the 2012 Republican nomination, according to Ireland's biggest betting site.

Up until about a month ago, Boehner was not a household political name, but that was before the president started to single the Ohio congressman out as the White House struggled to put a face on the Republicans going into the fall elections. That effort has recently reached its height, with Obama mentioning Boehner in speeches. Over the weekend, Boehner's press office and the White House press secretary issued dueling statements over what the minority leader meant when he said on TV that he would vote for a package that wouldn't extend the Bush-era tax cuts to those making over $250,000, though he called it bad policy.

All of that focus on Boehner seems to have raised his profile so much that he's now being mentioned as a presidential candidate in some polls. For his part, Boehner has not talked about the White House, saying that his life goal has been instead to become speaker of the House.

But according to Paddy Power, the Irish sports betting site, Boehner now is an 8-1 shot for the GOP nomination. He's a 20-1 shot to win the presidency. Of course, he'd have to knock off the front-runner, Mitt Romney, and 4-1 favorite Sarah Palin who herself has surged in the betting odds due to her recent successes with political endorsements and stage-sharing with Fox's Glenn Beck.

Paddy Power said in a statement that "Sarah Palin is obviously playing her cards quite close to her chest but recent betting trends suggest that people believe she may just be the shot in the arm needed by the Republicans."

Still, despite his poor public approval ratings and the focus on Republicans in the midterm elections, Paddy Power still has Obama the odds on favorite to win reelection in 2012.

Paddy Power Betting Odds for the 2012 Republican Primaries

11/4 Mitt Romney

9/2 Sarah Palin

6/1 Mike Huckabee

8/1 John Boehner

8/1 Tim Pawlenty

8/1 John Thune

12/1 Newt Gingrich

12/1 Haley Barbour

12/1 Mitch Daniels

14/1 David Petraeus

16/1 Fred Thompson

16/1 Bill Owens

16/1 Bobby Jindal

16/1 Jon Huntsman

18/1 Chuck Hagel

20/1 Rudolph Giuliani

20/1 Jeb Bush

20/1 Lindsey Graham

20/1 Chuck Baldwin

20/1 Scott Brown

25/1 Tom Ridge

25/1 Ron Paul

33/1 John McCain

33/1 Condoleezza Rice

33/1 George Allen

33/1 John Ensign

33/1 Paul Ryan

33/1 Rand Paul

40/1 George Pataki

40/1 Bill Frist

50/1 Sam Brownback

50/1 Arnold Schwarzenegger

100/1 Dick Cheney

500/1 Laura Bush

Odds on the winner of the 2012 presidential election

8/11 Barack Obama

6/1 Mitt Romney

10/1 Sarah Palin

16/1 Hillary Clinton

18/1 Mike Huckabee

18/1 Tim Pawlenty

20/1 John Boehner

25/1 Bobby Jindal

25/1 Newt Gingrich

25/1 Haley Barbour

25/1 Mitch Daniels

28/1 Jon Huntsman

33/1 Joe Biden

33/1 Fred Thompson

33/1 Bill Owens

33/1 David Petraeus

33/1 Chuck Hagel

33/1 Rick Perry

40/1 Evan Bayh

40/1 Rudolph Giuliani

40/1 Jeb Bush

40/1 Lindsey Graham

40/1 Michael Bloomberg

40/1 Chuck Baldwin

50/1 Tom Ridge

50/1 Ron Paul

50/1 Arnold Schwarzenegger

66/1 John McCain

66/1 Al Gore

66/1 Condoleezza Rice

66/1 John Edwards

66/1 George Allen

66/1 Mark Warner

66/1 Caroline Kennedy

66/1 Rand Paul

80/1 Bill Frist

80/1 George Pataki

100/1 John Kerry

100/1 Jim Webb

100/1 Kathleen Sebelius

100/1 Tim Kaine

100/1 Sam Brownback

100/1 Janet Napolitano

100/1 Paul Ryan


TOPICS: Issues; Parties; Polls; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: 2012; fredthompson; huckabee; johnboehner; obama; palin; polls; romney; sarahpalin
He'd be better than Governor Mitt "RomneyCare" Romney or Mike "Pardon me, Guv" Huckabee, but that's not saying much.
1 posted on 09/13/2010 8:45:48 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

oh please...

every time a repiublican says anything the libs all go “wow! there’s talk that you guys should run him for president”

There is only ONE un-beatable ticket next time:

Palin/Bachman 2012

Because Obammy will be gone and HilLIARy will be running

(and I predicted clinton/obammy in 2006- and they were close)


2 posted on 09/13/2010 8:48:18 AM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed (<---oops! see?))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We have no shortage of really bad choices. The media happily trots them out on a regular basis.


3 posted on 09/13/2010 8:48:31 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Things will change after the revolution, but not before.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I suspect the “talk” is really an effort to encourage him to take a more moderate tone.


4 posted on 09/13/2010 8:48:38 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sam Brownback made the list twice. Pretty clever.
Boehner? Pass the barf bag.


5 posted on 09/13/2010 8:49:03 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
sounds like abomination is grooming a Judas goat...
6 posted on 09/13/2010 8:49:14 AM PDT by bareford101 (Be loud! We have nothing – NOTHING - to apologize for in fighting for our Country!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Boehner is just another comproimising piece of shit liberal!


7 posted on 09/13/2010 8:50:46 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

8 posted on 09/13/2010 8:51:26 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Show me what Obama brought that was new and there you will find things only radical and destructive.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; freekitty; unkus; MamaDearest; flat; ZULU; Kaslin; Candor7; MestaMachine; ...

Boehner is a perfect example of a Republican with no spine and no guts. He’s been looking for his cajones with both hands and a mirror and so far, nothing! For the sake of our freedom and our future, Conservatives better find a leader immediately and forget these useless, pathetic RINOs.


9 posted on 09/13/2010 8:51:35 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Interesting. But Mitt Romney is not eligible for the
same reason as Obama. Of course, that ignores
RomneyCARE, and the rest of his endless baggage.


10 posted on 09/13/2010 8:51:57 AM PDT by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the light of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think part of the recent Boehner exposure may be an attempt by the WH to create a new villain to blame things on since their “blame Bush” is wearing so thin.

Boehner may be the next reason Obama uses to explain his failures.

This is the sort of thing that will happen when you have a whitehouse full of cry-babies.


11 posted on 09/13/2010 8:52:39 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
-"Boehner is now the fourth most likely GOP presidential candidate behind Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, and Mike Huckabee to win the 2012 Republican nomination, according to Ireland's biggest betting site."


12 posted on 09/13/2010 8:54:03 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Show me what Obama brought that was new and there you will find things only radical and destructive.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The MSM is anxious ONCE AGAIN to choose the Republican presidential candidate...hopefully one that will not get in the way of the Coronation of her Heinousness.


13 posted on 09/13/2010 8:54:46 AM PDT by mo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Boehner for President.

No, thanks.

14 posted on 09/13/2010 8:55:31 AM PDT by NautiNurse (ObamaCare uses Bernie Madoff theory of economics)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I didn’t watch the Sunday talk shows, but I did see Boehner’s Sunday comments on Fox News this morning. When he said that he didn’t think Obama’s tax proposal would be good for the country, but that he would vote for it, I learned everything I needed to know about the guy. Who in their right mind, would vote “yes” for a Bill that he knew wouldn’t do anything to help the country get out of the hole its in?


15 posted on 09/13/2010 8:55:42 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Nailed it.


16 posted on 09/13/2010 8:58:26 AM PDT by Obadiah (I can see November from my house!)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

17 posted on 09/13/2010 8:59:08 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I don't need a newspaper to know the world's been shaved by a drunken barber.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, he smokes more and plays more golf than the President, why not?


18 posted on 09/13/2010 8:59:58 AM PDT by stormer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Talk Starts Of Boehner For President

The 'talk' should STOP.

20 posted on 09/13/2010 9:06:35 AM PDT by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: Skip Away

Bloomberg in the White House? Buh-bye!

http://www.LivingInThePhilippines.com


21 posted on 09/13/2010 9:07:58 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I don't need a newspaper to know the world's been shaved by a drunken barber.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Actually, I think Obama’s guys did that to try to “select” Boehner from among more threatening candidates. He’s fine in Congress. But not as pres.


22 posted on 09/13/2010 9:08:18 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: Mr. K
There is only ONE un-beatable ticket next time: Palin/Bachman 2012

Thanks for pimping my tagline... :)
23 posted on 09/13/2010 9:08:28 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: All

11/4 Mitt Romney

9/2 Sarah Palin

6/1 Mike Huckabee

8/1 John Boehner

This tells you which RINOS the MSM is willing to entertain.


24 posted on 09/13/2010 9:11:36 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The talk started in Boehner’s own office. I don’t mind him but this is patently stupid talk.


25 posted on 09/13/2010 9:12:03 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Well he sure is pretty enough.

This is the same guy who made Congressman Joe Wilson and Congressman Joe Barton apologize. No thanks. Boy don't have any cojones.

26 posted on 09/13/2010 9:12:40 AM PDT by McGruff (How's that Hopey Changey thingy workin for ya?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m hep to that. Guys a freaking douchebag. Will definitely keep the link handy. I know Alex W is over there.


27 posted on 09/13/2010 9:15:17 AM PDT by onona (dbada)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Any Republican who appears in two news cycles within a week gets called presidential these days.


28 posted on 09/13/2010 9:23:45 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown. -- written by Robert Towne)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney is DOA. Romney Care is like a 10 ton anchor on his campaign, and rightfully so.


29 posted on 09/13/2010 9:26:14 AM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ALL of this recent garbage about Boehner is designed to demonize him and split us apart. I don’t care what anyone thinks of Boehner, don’t let these lib bastards get their way. Don’t be a sucker with this lib tripe... they have played this game before and it has worked for them.

I’ll be voting for Palin, if she runs.

As for Huckabeeeee, well, if that jackass runs, he will likely spoil the race and give an advantage to Obama for a second term.... what a nightmare that would be.


30 posted on 09/13/2010 9:26:22 AM PDT by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012. Kill "Obamamosque"@ Ground Zero)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I like John Boehner, but I wouldn’t vote for him as president


31 posted on 09/13/2010 9:27:54 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: mmichaels1970

You are spot on. AND this ploy is being used to divide us. It’s worked before, it could work again.


32 posted on 09/13/2010 9:30:37 AM PDT by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012. Kill "Obamamosque"@ Ground Zero)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

So Gov. Sarah Palin is a RINO? And I suppose the John Birch Society is a nest of Pinkos?


33 posted on 09/13/2010 9:32:08 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I don't need a newspaper to know the world's been shaved by a drunken barber.)
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To: mo
Under no circumstances must we allow again the Lame Stream Media to choose a candidate for President again
34 posted on 09/13/2010 9:33:16 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>>>Talk Starts Of Boehner For President

And that talk is emanating form the wazoo apertures of ruling class media and Democrats no doubt.


35 posted on 09/13/2010 9:33:31 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (TV News is an oxymoron. MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; DoughtyOne; mkjessup

Palin has endorsed 6 RINOS.

McCain, Ayotte, Norton, Handel, Fiorina , and Bondi over conservatives.

Palin is on record for....

L.O.S.T. Treaty

Carbon Credits

Windfall profits Tax

Amnesty

” registration” which is the prelude to amnesty, and endorsed by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

Now tell me she is a conservative again.


36 posted on 09/13/2010 9:44:31 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Links? And Fiorina was probably the best we could do in California. The McCain endorsement is a red herring, and you know it! If Ayotte is a RINO, why are the Country Club Republicans fighting her?


37 posted on 09/13/2010 9:52:30 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I don't need a newspaper to know the world's been shaved by a drunken barber.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; mkjessup; DoughtyOne

” The McCain endorsement is a red herring, and you know it! “

All I needed to hear from you.


38 posted on 09/13/2010 9:58:10 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: stephenjohnbanker

So someone taps you to be the second most important person in the world and two years later you stab them in the back? Remind me to never pick you for my team, okay?


39 posted on 09/13/2010 10:04:27 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I don't need a newspaper to know the world's been shaved by a drunken barber.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; mkjessup; DoughtyOne

” So someone taps you to be the second most important person in the world and two years later you stab them in the back? Remind me to never pick you for my team, okay? “

McCain and his staff abused Palin. Palin owed McCain nothing, shy of contempt.

She either has “battered wife syndrome” which I don’t believe, or she is out for herself....a political opportunist/populist, which I believe she is, and her HISTORY says she is.

YOUR team? This isn’t a baseball game!! DeMint and Bachmann stayed out of the primary. DeMint and Bachmann didn’t endorse 6 RINOS. Now Palin is raising money for the RNC, which 98% of all FReepers have been deliberately STARVING for years.


40 posted on 09/13/2010 10:29:09 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: stephenjohnbanker

So you don’t have any links?


41 posted on 09/13/2010 10:31:02 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I don't need a newspaper to know the world's been shaved by a drunken barber.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; All
Once again, it is necessary to point out to those who are so enamored and blinded by the winks and "you betchas" that Sarah Palin is NOT a conservative, she is a POPULIST. She may support some conservative positions, even some conservative candidates, but she is a REPUBLICAN first, which is why she is now helping the RINO-RNC (which her supporters and fans used to condemn, urging everyone to send their $$$ to SarahPAC instead of the RNC) raise cash, cash which will be meted out ONLY to those who adhere to the RNC party line, which is NOT conservative, which is nothing more than 'Rat-lite, "Vote for us, because we're not 'Rats, and we got a big 'R' after our names!"

Sarah Palin is on record as stating clearly, and in unequivocal terms, that she fully supports John McCain's "vision for America" and only a fool or an idiot would assume that such a 'vision' is a CONSERVATIVE vision, get a clue folks, IT AIN'T!

John McCain is to conservatives (or should be) what termites are to a lumberyard, but the naive among us not only refuse to believe that McCain and his cronies are munching away at the foundations of our Republic, they're feeding him prime timber for the nourishment of his freakin' RINO-gang!

Sarah Palin has been co-opted by the RNC, she never had one word of criticism for that stinkin' equal-opportunity-chairman, aka Michael Steele, and now she's affixing her signature to fundraising letters going out which will benefit those candidates that Steele and the RNC deem 'worthy' of receiving GOP support. Any conservative with an ounce of sense ought to see that this stinks to high heaven!

Sarah Palin, through her influence, has enabled the likes of McCain in Arizona, FioRINO in California, among others and you can be sure that although they may have that magic 'R' after their names, the 'R' comes first, any conservative consideration comes second (at best).

Sarah Palin is an inconsistent conservative, you can't endorse conservatives one day, and liberal RINOs the next, and expect to be taken seriously. In her case, this further demonstrates that she is not a conservative, she is indeed, a POPULIST, and she is a political opportunist.

"Watch what we do, not what we say"
- Attorney General John N. Mitchell, 1913-1988

Those are wise words, and it would behoove ANYONE hitching their wagon to the Sarah Express to Victory to be watching what she does, not just what she SAYS.
42 posted on 09/13/2010 11:25:35 AM PDT by mkjessup (0bama is a traitor. And he squats to pee too.)
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To: mkjessup; DoughtyOne

Q: Let me clear something up: Sen. McCain has said he supports caps on carbon emissions. Sen. Obama has said he supports clean coal technology, which I don’t believe you’ve always supported. Do you support capping carbon emissions?
PALIN: I do. I do. “

LOST Treaty (Official letter) Letter from Palin

http://www.globalsolutions.org/files/general/Palin_LOS_Letter.pdf

“”Registration”” amnesty by Palin. (endorsed by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus as a “back door” amnesty.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOwLBA7yN-I&feature=related

The Palin worshippers won’t ever comment on these.


43 posted on 09/13/2010 11:48:56 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: mkjessup; DoughtyOne

Here is another..

PALIN: I was the first governor to form a climate change sub-cabinet to start dealing with the impacts. We’ve got to reduce emissions. John McCain is right there with an “all of the above” approach to deal with climate change impacts. As we rely more on other countries that don’t care as much about the climate as we do, we’re allowing them to produce and to emit and even pollute more than America would ever stand for. It’s all the more reason that we have an “all of the above” approach, tapping into alternative sources of energy and conserving fuel, conserving our petroleum products and our hydrocarbons so that we can clean up this planet.
Source: 2008 Vice Presidential debate against Joe Biden Oct 2, 2008


44 posted on 09/13/2010 11:52:20 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That talk should stop right now.


45 posted on 09/13/2010 11:56:53 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The MSM/Democrat-complex is trying to pick the GOP candidate again.
46 posted on 09/13/2010 12:19:40 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Hee, you said Boehner”


47 posted on 09/13/2010 1:24:38 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Pardon him...he is a barbarian, and thinks that the customs of his tribe ... are the laws of nature)
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To: mkjessup
John McCain is to conservatives (or should be) what termites are to a lumberyard, but the naive among us not only refuse to believe that McCain and his cronies are munching away at the foundations of our Republic, they're feeding him prime timber for the nourishment of his freakin' RINO-gang!

Wonderful analogy, MKJ! Have a great day!

PS: Your tagline made me blush.

48 posted on 09/14/2010 5:53:58 AM PDT by MaggieCarta (Help keep Michigan working! Post your tagline here. Reasonable rates! Call for details)
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