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Sarah Palin: My Endorsement "Doesn't Amount To A Hill Of Beans"
RealClearPolitics ^ | December 1, 2011

Posted on 12/01/2011 9:53:06 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

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When asked if she has a candidate she would like to endorse in the 2012 GOP field, Fmr. Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) said she hasn't made up her mind as of now, and that it wouldn't matter. Palin said her endorsement would amount to a "hill of a beans."

"I think today, my personal endorsement, probably doesn't amount to a hill of beans today, at this point in the race," Palin said on FOX News' "Hannity" program.

Palin said later in the race perhaps her endorsement may have more weight, but admitted at this moment it doesn't matter. Referring to herself as a pundit, Palin said voters have to do their homework and shouldn't rely on the endorsement.

"I am leaning toward the candidate who can best articulate he being the antithesis of Barack Obama. He understanding what it takes to reform our country and not allow it to be fundamentally transformed away from the exceptionalism that is America. But, he who can promise to because he has experience in doing so," Palin said when asked what kind of candidate she would endorse. Transcript below....

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TOPICS: Alaska; Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2012; casablanca; elections; gop; obama; palin; primaries; sarahpalin
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Who does that point to?
1 posted on 12/01/2011 9:53:12 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s probably the nicest way to say “none of the above.”


2 posted on 12/01/2011 10:00:51 PM PST by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Who does that point to?

We ought to start a "Look in the mirror, Sarah" campaign. She has to know that she's the only person on the current horizon who meets her personal expectations of a candidate.

3 posted on 12/01/2011 10:01:11 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, she did just tweet this about half an hour ago...

SarahPalinUSA Sarah Palin
Glad Santorum wants to re-industrialize USA w/ eliminating the corp income tax on manufactures.


4 posted on 12/01/2011 10:01:42 PM PST by MiddleEarth (With hope or without hope we'll follow the trail of our enemies. Woe to them, if we prove the faster)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She shrinks before our very eyes.


5 posted on 12/01/2011 10:02:22 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Windflier
She has to know that she's the only person on the current horizon who meets her personal expectations of a candidate.

Sounds like a lot of novice freepers.

6 posted on 12/01/2011 10:03:19 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: A CA Guy

Yeah, it’s almost like nobody searches for her online anymore. Oh, wait...

Republicans Top Democrats On Yahoo! Search; Palin Beats Obama?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2814527/posts


7 posted on 12/01/2011 10:04:54 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: hinckley buzzard
Sounds like a lot of novice freepers.

?

8 posted on 12/01/2011 10:05:49 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hell, at this point, I wish SHE was running.


9 posted on 12/01/2011 10:06:44 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t think Sarah realizes what a following she has.


10 posted on 12/01/2011 10:13:16 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Windflier

She’s trying to persuade herself and us that that isn’t so.

I was thinking Ezekiel? found his mantle cumbersome and eventually threw it on the ground and called out the God of Israel.

Annointings are hard to shirk. Samson defiled his oath as a Nazarite and was still used by God.


11 posted on 12/01/2011 10:16:25 PM PST by One Name
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Reading between the lines, she seemed to be in a curiously and amusingly mischievous mood in the interview, saying things like “my endorsement doesn’t amount to a hill of beans,” and “I’m just a pundit.” She knows she’s in the cat-bird seat with this hugely unsettled primary situation, and can torpedo any candidate she wishes.


12 posted on 12/01/2011 10:18:51 PM PST by greene66
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To: hinckley buzzard

She has to know that she’s the only person on the current horizon who meets her personal expectations of a candidate

Sounds like a lot of novice freepers.


Let me be #1 in her favor. She’s been the only one with the balls to call out the corruption of our sorry political system.


13 posted on 12/01/2011 10:21:53 PM PST by TwoSwords
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To: greene66

There’s two that need immediate torpedoing.


14 posted on 12/01/2011 10:23:46 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (If Newt Gingrich is a Reliable Conservative, Joe Biden is a member of MENSA)
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To: TwoSwords

Interestingly, right after the interview, she also just tweeted a link to her Iowa speech, where she really laid down the law in regards to the rampant corruption and crony capitalism of DC.


15 posted on 12/01/2011 10:26:24 PM PST by greene66
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Indeed.


16 posted on 12/01/2011 10:27:07 PM PST by greene66
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To: TBP
I don’t think Sarah realizes what a following she has.

Of course she does...but she also recognizes some of that has fallen off once she declined running...and natural that would occur. It's a no biggy to her and should not be to us either.

But she still has a following left and the candidates are asking for her endorsement. She is right it wouldn't matter now...but later...and glad she's holding off.

17 posted on 12/01/2011 10:27:07 PM PST by caww
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To: A CA Guy

She shrinks before our very eyes.


You know, it’s pathetic that a month before Sarah came out and announced she wasn’t going to enter the race, I predicted that many who were singing her praises at that point would be bashing her in the aftermath of a decision not to run.

I was right.

Perhaps I (and a few other FReepers scattered hither and yon) have a malady not often found among many in our Post-modern world today — not even among “Conservatives”. I have this thing called “consistency.”

I supported Sarah before she announced her intentions regarding the 2012 Presidential race, and I support her NOW. I believe her when she says that she prayerfully considered her options over a period of months, and discussed it with her family — and this is the way she believed the Lord led her. I may not understand what God is up to, but I have no reason to doubt the integrity of Sarah Palin, nor her sincerity regarding seeking God’s will about a run for President.

No sir, Sarah Palin does not “shrink before our very eyes.” Sarah Palin has always stood tall as an Alaskan, an American, and a woman of principles and honor. Though she may not be where I wish her to be this election season, I perceive that she is where God wills her to be. That is what matters. His will be done.


18 posted on 12/01/2011 10:35:19 PM PST by patriot preacher
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To: hinckley buzzard
Sounds like a lot of novice freepers.

Your opinion is next to worthless where politics are concerned.

You think Newt is a conservative and would make a good POTUS.

You complete ignore his horrible record to arrive at that conclusion.

Why would anyone listen to you?
19 posted on 12/01/2011 10:41:13 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: greene66

She makes the haters on this board look very stupid.


20 posted on 12/01/2011 10:48:22 PM PST by TwoSwords
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To: greene66

“..crony capitalism...”

####

I despise that propaganda phrase.

It is just cronyism. Capitalism, by its very defintion, has nothing to do with it.

It is just the Left, ONCE AGAIN, gaining the high ground first with grossly misleading and inaccurate terminology. In this case demonizing capitalism, bu tying it to political favor corruption.


21 posted on 12/01/2011 11:02:31 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: EyeGuy

I know where you’re coming from, but I find something appealingly subversive about the way Palin has grabbed wording and phrases from the left to fit her own agenda. It really drives the libs crazy, as if she’s stealing something from their personal foot-locker. Just like she did by calling herself a “feminist,” while defining it as a more hearty 1800s-style “frontier feminism” of the Old West as opposed to 1960s/70s Steinem-era idiocy.


22 posted on 12/01/2011 11:12:53 PM PST by greene66
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If Newt Gingrich gets the nomination, Sarah Palin will endorse him and give freepers yet more excuses to be jackasses.

as if they needed them

it really doesn't matter what it is, some folks just piss gravel on every thread

they did it on Sarah threads ..a few against her and many many on her behalf..all that twisted vitriol for zip...nada

then they attacked Bachmann who they saw as a threat to Sarah

then Perry...and he helped them..lol

then Sarah opted out...the salacious crap is my guess..damn shame

and they all ran to Cain and even now some are still swinging the bush axes for the mighty zot on behalf of an ever collapsing Cain whom they think is the victim of a battalion of conspirators from Democrats to Media to Perry and Romney etc

and they attack Newt 24-7 just because they can...and he gave em ammo indeed ..only on FR is a man who engineered a GOP congressional takeover half a century in the making and has a 94 lifetime ACU called a crazed liberal POS..simply amazing. Tom DeLay, the hammer of the Congress after Newt had a 93.

when that fails they will find something else to vent about

basically I have come to the conclusion this forum is a place for some to let themselves be the true jerks they can't be to the wife, kids, fellow workers and mother in laws...it's like therapy or something

JR ought to get the going rate for that service come to think of it

23 posted on 12/01/2011 11:22:44 PM PST by wardaddy (Michelle, Sarah, Perry now Newt over Mitt.....that is how I've seen it and it's where we are)
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To: MiddleEarth; All
Well, she did just tweet this about half an hour ago...

SarahPalinUSA Sarah Palin
Glad Santorum wants to re-industrialize USA w/ eliminating the corp income tax on manufactures.

That's what needs to be done :re-industrialize the USA.

but that's only 1 thing , tax cuts.

2. We also need to reduce regulations on manufacturers ( eliminate the EPA etc.)
and most importantly

3. stop importing manufactured products from China , Mexico ,Asian countries and other countries but especially from China.

24 posted on 12/01/2011 11:23:37 PM PST by Democrat_media (China is destroying all our jobs and manufacturing ability. China makes everything.)
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To: greene66

I wasn’t referring to just Sarah’s use of the term, however you make an excellent observation ( and example), regarding how is she is able to appropriate and redefine the Left’s propagandizing terminology.

She is so very savvy, and understands the utter importance of words and the proper foundational framing of an issue.


25 posted on 12/01/2011 11:24:21 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: wardaddy

“Conservative Cannibalism”...it gets worse everyday.


26 posted on 12/01/2011 11:26:58 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: greene66

I found it fascinating that she expressly put out the criterion tonight that the candidate must have a record of seeing actual budget cutting through, whether in a state house or congress. She also pointed out that oh, by the way, congress has never cut its budget.

That would thus rule Gingrich and Santorum out based on their records. None of the governors running oversaw actual cuts in their state budgets either.

But Palin was responsible for seeing absolute budget cuts in Alaska.


27 posted on 12/01/2011 11:27:11 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: One Name
She’s trying to persuade herself and us that that isn’t so. Annointings are hard to shirk.

I've thought about that a lot, and have wondered how heavy her head lays upon her pillow at night. Does she have a hard time looking in the mirror as she applies her daily makeup?

I don't know for sure, but I believe that the dismal prospects of the race weigh heavily on her mind. I can't begin to imagine the degree of pressure I'd be feeling, if I knew in my heart that I was allowing lesser beings to usurp my destiny and duty.

28 posted on 12/01/2011 11:32:54 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Tainan

they are like Walking Dead “Walkers”...can’t be sated

I just watched last episoide....dang I teared up...sad.

I should be ashamed watching such pulp


29 posted on 12/01/2011 11:35:46 PM PST by wardaddy (Michelle, Sarah, Perry now Newt over Mitt.....that is how I've seen it and it's where we are)
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To: Windflier

She’s either:

1) In God’s will, and still is

2) Was in God’’s will, and no longer is

3) Never was in God’s will. ( and we were thus fools! )


30 posted on 12/01/2011 11:40:50 PM PST by One Name
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To: TwoSwords

I have been noticing you...you post too sharp to be so new.

I’m not a mod (obviously) and agree with some of your stuff.

Pretty ballsy to claim we were founded primarily by Protestants...yep...that is true but the rest of that diatribe about today in 2011 was pretty out there

It will be interesting to see how your visit here goes.

Cheers TS


31 posted on 12/01/2011 11:41:53 PM PST by wardaddy (Michelle, Sarah, Perry now Newt over Mitt.....that is how I've seen it and it's where we are)
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To: EyeGuy
You are absolutely correct.

Reminds me of “Compassionate Conservative”, G.W. Bush's favorite saying. It still makes me cringe simply because it implies that as Conservatives we have no compassion.

It's bad enough when the Commies accuse us of that, but when one of our own joins the Chorus we are fighting a War on two fronts.

We live in an an age where voting for Politicians who steal one person's Private Property to give to their supporters is considered mainstream, while those of us who believe in Constitutionally Limited Government are now called Radicals.

The Bizarro World...

32 posted on 12/01/2011 11:43:51 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: One Name

That was Elisha who took over from Elijah (2Ki.2:14)


33 posted on 12/02/2011 1:16:15 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She supports someone with experience (executive) who knows what to do and how to do it.

That would not be Herman Cain or Bachmann. That would be Grinrich, Romney or Perry. It could be Romney. She supported McCain twice...the second time after he stabbed her in the back the first time.


34 posted on 12/02/2011 1:39:08 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Palin said her endorsement would amount to a "hill of a beans."

No more or less than that of anybody else.

She should go make Todd a sandwich or something.

35 posted on 12/02/2011 2:29:46 AM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: wardaddy

“If Newt Gingrich gets the nomination, Sarah Palin will endorse him and give freepers yet more excuses to be jackasses.
as if they needed them

it really doesn’t matter what it is, some folks just piss gravel on every thread

they did it on Sarah threads ..a few against her and many many on her behalf..all that twisted vitriol for zip...nada

then they attacked Bachmann who they saw as a threat to Sarah

then Perry...and he helped them..lol

then Sarah opted out...the salacious crap is my guess..damn shame

and they all ran to Cain and even now some are still swinging the bush axes for the mighty zot on behalf of an ever collapsing Cain whom they think is the victim of a battalion of conspirators from Democrats to Media to Perry and Romney etc

and they attack Newt 24-7 just because they can...and he gave em ammo indeed ..only on FR is a man who engineered a GOP congressional takeover half a century in the making and has a 94 lifetime ACU called a crazed liberal POS..simply amazing. Tom DeLay, the hammer of the Congress after Newt had a 93.

when that fails they will find something else to vent about

basically I have come to the conclusion this forum is a place for some to let themselves be the true jerks they can’t be to the wife, kids, fellow workers and mother in laws...it’s like therapy or something

JR ought to get the going rate for that service come to think of it”

Well said.


36 posted on 12/02/2011 2:51:31 AM PST by Leto
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To: SaraJohnson

She’s obviously referring to Perry.


37 posted on 12/02/2011 2:59:54 AM PST by txhurl
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To: wardaddy
basically I have come to the conclusion this forum is a place for some to let themselves be the true jerks they can't be to the wife, kids, fellow workers and mother in laws...it's like therapy or something

I think the composition of FR has changed in recent years, for some reason. People don't seem to come here for rational discussion anymore, but just to spew and vent.

I can't imagine what the Dems doing opposition research must think. They must be high-fiving each other every time they read one of our small-minded, hysterical, invective-laden threads.

It's sad that FR has come to this, since it's the only forum of its type and it has done a hugely valuable service for years. I also suspect that it is losing readership, and I know a couple of younger former Freepers who have simply quit reading it because every issue was immediately dragged off by the ranting and raving crowd, and people who used to post the former interesting analysis and shared information no longer even bother. This is especially true in threads about domestic issues, and as for the GOP campaign...everything you said is true.

38 posted on 12/02/2011 3:27:41 AM PST by livius
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To: wardaddy
then Sarah opted out...the salacious crap is my guess

I think old Todd got tired of holding her purse and told her to knock off the foolishness.

39 posted on 12/02/2011 3:31:44 AM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: wardaddy

Great rant, and so on the mark.


40 posted on 12/02/2011 4:07:15 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: patriot preacher

Amen!


41 posted on 12/02/2011 4:40:41 AM PST by Josephat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Palin will endorse the GOP nominee against Obama.

And campaign for that nominee.

Whoever it is.

42 posted on 12/02/2011 7:36:30 AM PST by Notary Sojac (Gingrich/Cain 2012)
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To: wardaddy
Post 23 is dead on target.

There is a small group of ranters here (aided and abetted by a mod or two) who think that FR should consist of only those who agree with them, on every issue, 100.0000%.

Arguing with them is just like wrestling with the apocryphal pig, except that here, the pig can sometimes get you kicked out of the arena.

Ignoring them is the only rational response.

43 posted on 12/02/2011 7:44:03 AM PST by Notary Sojac (Gingrich/Cain 2012)
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To: Kickass Conservative
Your “Compassionate Conservatism” analogy/connection to the “Crony Capitalism” nonsense is an excellent one.

Bizarro World indeed. Fundamentally, the Left and its subsidiary, the smelly counterculture movement, have in just a few short decades turned traditional Western concepts of normal civilization upside down:

Good is bad, yes is no, etc.

I remain hopeful that there is a vast undercurrent of Americans (despite the election disasters of the past few years), who recognize this destructive trend and will act and vote accordingly in the future.

44 posted on 12/02/2011 8:52:51 AM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She thrives on being underestimated, as we already know. Just another thing I like about her.


45 posted on 12/02/2011 9:04:41 AM PST by Wyoming Cowboy
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To: TBP
I don't think freepers realize how small her following is out in the real world. I liked her and could have voted for her but I don't know anyone outside of freepers who felt that way.
46 posted on 12/02/2011 9:05:12 AM PST by Ditter
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To: A CA Guy

Trump’s endorsement is way more valuable.


47 posted on 12/02/2011 9:09:04 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Ditter
I don't think freepers realize how small her following is out in the real world.

I don't think some freepers realize that FR is a segment of a segment of a segment of a segment of the American public.

48 posted on 12/02/2011 10:56:28 AM PST by Notary Sojac (Gingrich/Cain 2012)
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To: humblegunner; onyx; ExTexasRedhead; Lakeshark; Josh Painter; DBeers; reformed_dem; ...
"She should go make Todd a sandwich or something."

Yeah, 'cause we all know there's only three things women are good for, right? What're pissant and jla up to these days? Post a photo of your clubhouse sometime, will ya?

49 posted on 12/02/2011 11:18:54 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Ditter
I don't know anyone outside of freepers who felt that way.

You must travel in very restricted circles, because I know plenty of them.

50 posted on 12/02/2011 11:23:25 AM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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