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Reaching People (Inside the Beltway) -- Free Republic, "Cops's Cheer" Mentioned
The Washington Times/Inside the Beltway ^ | Thursday, May 6, 2004 | John McCaslin

Posted on 05/06/2004 6:05:32 AM PDT by Angelwood

Actress Drew Barrymore is filming a documentary aimed at persuading young people to vote. She recently happened upon members of the D.C. chapter of FreeRepublic.com, the conservative grass-roots network, as they conducted a Washington protest.

"Can I ask you guys a question?" Miss Barrymore said. "You come out and you protest. Do you feel that it makes a difference? Do you feel that you reach people?"

Group leader Kristinn Taylor answered: "We used to do this down at the White House every Saturday for a couple years when Bill Clinton was there. It goes like this" — and here Mr. Taylor turned to his fellow Freepers, to have them join in the chant. "You guys ready? One, two, three: 'Bill Clinton, we have you surrounded! Drop the cigar, step away from the intern, and come out with your pants up.' "

"Wow," said the actress.

"The first time we did that," Mr. Taylor said, "the Secret Service officer who was working the gate started laughing so hard he doubled over and walked behind the guard shack to compose himself."

• John McCaslin, whose column is nationally syndicated, can be reached at 202/636-3284 or jmccaslin@washingtontimes.com.

(Excerpt) Read more at washtimes.com ...


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: copscheer; dcchapter; drewbarrymore; freerepublic; mccaslin; whcadinner
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This happened outside the White House Correspondents Dinner FReep on Saturday, May 1, 2004. Drew Barrymore was very nice and spent quite a bit of time with us. It was fun to do the Cop's Cheer once again.
1 posted on 05/06/2004 6:05:34 AM PDT by Angelwood
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To: Angelwood
LOL- funny
2 posted on 05/06/2004 6:09:20 AM PDT by Mr. K (`,,`,,I stole this cuz its funny,,`,,`))
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To: Angelwood
I remember the White House map you used to pass out. I must have printed at least 2000 of those maps and passed them around here in the "other" Washington :-)
3 posted on 05/06/2004 6:10:02 AM PDT by noexcuses
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To: Angelwood
I don't know Drew Barrymore's politics (most likely liberl), but if she has paid any attention, the movies she does where she plays a "good girl" do better than the ones where she plays a slut.
4 posted on 05/06/2004 6:13:49 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn't be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: Angelwood
DC Chapter ROCKS!
5 posted on 05/06/2004 6:15:02 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (From each according to his inability, to each according to his misdeeds - DNC Motto)
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To: noexcuses
The White House Map we handed out was printed out in color by helpful FReepers and Lurkers who then sent them to me. I calculated that we distributed more than 15,000 copies of the Clinton White House Legacy Map while we protested outside the tourist gate at the White House.
6 posted on 05/06/2004 6:21:09 AM PDT by Angelwood (FReepers are Everywhere! We Support Our Troops! (Hillary's Vast Rt Wg Conspiracy))
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To: kristinn
This you?
7 posted on 05/06/2004 6:22:09 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Angelwood
Heehee!
8 posted on 05/06/2004 6:22:55 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn
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To: 1 Olgoat; 103198; 10Ring; 11Bush; 1stbn27; 2SterlingConservatives; 2yearlurker; 3D-JOY; ...
DC Chapter Ping List Bump!
9 posted on 05/06/2004 6:23:12 AM PDT by Angelwood (FReepers are Everywhere! We Support Our Troops! (Hillary's Vast Rt Wg Conspiracy))
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To: Angelwood
What fun for you guys to get to do the famous cheer for Drew's cameras. If it makes it into her film, I"ll be surprised, but at least she got a taste of how normal people viewed Bill Clinton's obscene Oval Office behavior.

"Get Out Of Cheney's House" might have tickled her too.

You guys are the greatest!

10 posted on 05/06/2004 6:24:07 AM PDT by YaYa123 (@But You Know That.com)
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To: Angelwood
LOL!
Great Job!
I like Drew because she is one of the few starlets that is just my size.
11 posted on 05/06/2004 6:24:24 AM PDT by netmilsmom (For Tali Hatuel, her son & daughters Tehila, 11; Hadar, 9; Roni, 7; and Meirav, 2 - Kill Arafat)
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To: Angelwood
I still remember when you were in the gallery of some impeachment-related hearing and you slipped some buttons into that reporter's notebook.

You and the rest of the DC Freepers are too much!

12 posted on 05/06/2004 6:24:47 AM PDT by snopercod (I used to be disgusted. Then I became amused. Now I'm disgusted again.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
I'm just amazed to learn that there is a D.C. Chapter
13 posted on 05/06/2004 6:25:46 AM PDT by no dems (Does anyone from the Bush/Cheney camp monitor the Freep website?)
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To: Angelwood
That is too funny! Congrats!
14 posted on 05/06/2004 6:25:55 AM PDT by Enterprise
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To: Angelwood
Way to go DC Freepers!
15 posted on 05/06/2004 6:26:44 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: snopercod
DC FReepers ROCK!
16 posted on 05/06/2004 6:28:44 AM PDT by 68 grunt (3/1 India, 3rd, 68-69, 0311)
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To: YaYa123
We told her about "Get Out of Cheney's House" when she was asking us whether we thought our protests had any effect or influenced anyone.

I was surprised that Drew Barrymore spent so much time talking to us, but it remains to be seen whether she will use any of the footage in her documentary.
17 posted on 05/06/2004 6:30:02 AM PDT by Angelwood (FReepers are Everywhere! We Support Our Troops! (Hillary's Vast Rt Wg Conspiracy))
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To: Angelwood
Thanks, for the chuckle!
18 posted on 05/06/2004 6:31:38 AM PDT by rabidralph (I want my mulch, now!)
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To: Angelwood
She's a lib, but she can try to school me any time she wants.
19 posted on 05/06/2004 6:32:10 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Angelwood
"The first time we did that," Mr. Taylor said, "the Secret Service officer who was working the gate started laughing so hard he doubled over and walked behind the guard shack to compose himself."

I didn't know the part about the guard .. Too funny *L*

20 posted on 05/06/2004 6:34:59 AM PDT by Mo1 (Make Michael Moore cry.... DONATE MONTHLY!!!)
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To: no dems
I'm just amazed to learn that there is a D.C. Chapter

LOL, they are legends.

Kristinn, Anglewood, Dr Raoul.

And I'll never forget Mr Confettiman and that bull neck of his sitting right behind the testilying dims on CSPAN.

21 posted on 05/06/2004 6:35:35 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: 68 grunt
Keep up the good work in DC!
22 posted on 05/06/2004 6:43:00 AM PDT by keysguy (Give the rats enough rope....)
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To: Angelwood
LOL! I remember once when Ann Coulter came home to Greenwich, CT to speak at a dinner. There were about 20 FReepers there and when we took a group photo with her, we did the "Cop's Cheer." Ann laughed like hell and said, "You guys are too much!"
23 posted on 05/06/2004 6:49:31 AM PDT by LisaFab
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To: Angelwood
The Cop's Cheer was the first time for me

I wished I'd of seen when y'all had thar Secret Service guard doubling over with laughter whe you did the cheer outside the White House back then.

I guess I missed the "fun Years" for the DC Chapter! :O)

24 posted on 05/06/2004 6:51:22 AM PDT by Pippin (Each day is a gift from God. ---That's why it's called the PRESENT!)
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To: Mo1
My favorite Drew movie is "Ever After".
25 posted on 05/06/2004 6:51:34 AM PDT by FreeManWhoCan ((!Kerry es una CHANQLETA! The kind that goes between the big stinky toe!))
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To: Angelwood
Boy--does this ever bring back some wonderful memories!

Just think--I get to see you guys again in a couple of days!

DC CHAPTER ROCKS ALL THE TIME!

26 posted on 05/06/2004 6:52:15 AM PDT by basil (Pro2A Mother's Day Rally 2004. Washington DC--BE THERE! www.2Asisters.org)
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To: Angelwood
LOLARMAO!
27 posted on 05/06/2004 6:56:07 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: Pippin
I had buttons made up with the "Cop's Cheer" printed on them and we handed them out at the White House along with other buttons. Word got out pretty fast and soon I was being approached by one or two officers at a time (all law enforcement services included). They usually began with, "I hear you've got a button . . ." I handed out a fistful of the Cop's Cheer buttons one morning -- of course, they were just examples of our handouts for evidentiary or informational purposes. LOL

The DC Chapter members kept mum about these types of stories because we didn't want to get any of the officers in trouble with the powers that be in the White House at the time. But, we have lots of similar stories from our years in front of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
28 posted on 05/06/2004 6:59:44 AM PDT by Angelwood (FReepers are Everywhere! We Support Our Troops! (Hillary's Vast Rt Wg Conspiracy))
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To: Angelwood
BUMP for great freeping.
29 posted on 05/06/2004 7:02:21 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Angelwood
LOL!

Do you have any of those buttons left over?

30 posted on 05/06/2004 7:05:48 AM PDT by Pippin (Each day is a gift from God. ---That's why it's called the PRESENT!)
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To: Angelwood
Is there a copy of that online somewhere? Have a link?
31 posted on 05/06/2004 7:06:54 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (This space intentionally blank)
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To: Angelwood
By the way, your reports from the courtrooms about the hearings and the players you encountered during the impeachment (and other) hearings were always a special treat. They were great. You should write a book.

Regards,
LH
32 posted on 05/06/2004 7:11:57 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: jwalsh07
>>LOL, they are legends. Kristinn, Anglewood, Dr Raoul.

Concur. Proud member of the "I deviled Hillary" club, Summer 2003 booksigning tour. Thank you, Dr. Raoul, for leading the way. But I think he's from up in the NYC area, isn't he? I know he makes it to DC from time to time for FReeping events.

I deviled Hillary
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/962203/posts
33 posted on 05/06/2004 7:12:03 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (This space intentionally blank)
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To: Angelwood
"the Secret Service officer who was working the gate started laughing so hard he doubled over and walked behind the guard shack to compose himself."

If that had only on been caught on video.
34 posted on 05/06/2004 7:20:31 AM PDT by myheroesareDeadandRegistered
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To: Angelwood
For you archives

Thanks for what you do.


A reprise from the past...........

TODAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2002
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/politics/DailyNews/TheNote_Special3.html
.....One thing we want to leave you with to remember us by is another excerpt from Barbara Walters interview with Al Gore and family, which airs tonight on 20/20 at 10:00 p.m. ET/9:00 p.m. CT (check your local listings).

The following exchanges, while sure to interest 'Note' readers and historians, actually won't be part of tonight's 20/20 broadcast, so you can read them only here and now:

WALTERS: I'm not sure that people realize that while you were in the residence of the Vice President [during the Florida recount] there were crowds of people outside screaming at you. What was that all about?

AL GORE: Well, this was the Republican response to what was happening during that 36-day period, and they organized busloads of people that came and stood outside the house all day and all night screaming at the top of their lungs.

WALTERS: What, "Get out!"?

TIPPER GORE: Things like that, yes, and, and sometimes … things that we don't want to say on your program, and, some people saw that they were buses from "churches," but it was organized. The one thing that, that they did mainly was reach the bedrooms of our children, and Albert was still in school locally, and trying to study, so we rearranged, you know, they … kids moved to a different part of the house, and I was trying to think of a way that we could kind of laugh about this since obviously it was out of our control, there wasn't anything anybody could do so I got all the boom boxes in the house and … I remember sort of what the government did with Noriega … I thought we'd try that, and I aimed them at, toward, you know, where the crowd …

WALTERS: The crowd?

TIPPER GORE: … And I put nature sounds on and turned it all the way up. And at least the kids laughed.

AL GORE: There were a few, more than a few who supported us and were offended by the organized chanting round the clock who came out on the other street corner during the day to express their support with signs, and … You know, emotions were running high throughout the country and it was just an unprecedented time.

KARENNA GORE: Well, when we were in the Vice President's house during the recount, it was it was very intense. And one of the things I remember is that there was a … an organized effort by, I don't know whether it was the RNC or it was … it was right-wing groups, it was definitely Bush-campaign-oriented effort to bus in people to have a sort of siege at the Vice President's house, and, so, they were all lining there, screaming, and it was kind of an assortment of groups. I mean, some of them were anti, um, were anti-abortion groups, and some of them were pro-gun groups, and some of them … they all had their different signs. But they were all screaming, "Get out of Cheney's house," the whole time. And I just remember being there next to my dad, because I went for a run, and I ran back through them, and I was very upset when I came into the house. And my whole attitude was, like, "We've got to fight back harder. And where are our crowds?" And my dad, I'll never forget his response. He said, "We have to do what's best for the country, and it is not good for the country to have this kind of divisiveness. And he was on the phone, really calling off the dogs.

((My INSERT from The DRUDGE REPORT: http://web.archive.org/web/20010609154240/www.drudgereport.com/gore1.htm

The TIMES has learned that Gore personally lobbied top newspaper and newsmagazine editors and television news executives during the past month. "Gore made two rounds of telephone calls, once when he feared Harris would certify the Florida results on Nov. 18 and again when she was about to certify on Nov. 26."

The vice president personally urged editors and executives not to join Harris in declaring Bush the winner.

The TIMES outlines a memo written by Gore spinner Mark Fabiani' which detailed a weeklong plan that left little to chance in a crusade to "create news relentlessly, especially news that is televised."

He suggested ways to plant stories in the TIMES and prescribed "a strict schedule of two televised press events each day," including a Thanksgiving-eve visit to a homeless shelter.

GORE ORDERED ATTACK ON HARRIS

When Florida's Secretary of State Katherine Harris emerged as a key player, Gore asked an adviser: "What do we know about her?" according to the report.

When a Gore adviser responded that Harris was a partisan and Bush's campaign co-chair, Gore demanded: "Why aren't we getting that out?"

Later, Gore campaign press secretary Chris Lehane publicly called Harris "a hack'" and "Commissar Harris," drawing a private rebuke from the vice president. "This wasn't the communications strategy we agreed on,'' Gore sternly told one aide. End of MY INSERT))

KARENNA GORE (continued from above): There were people who wanted to fan the … the flames of the racial issue and have real unrest.

(( MY INSERT from this report: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/789979/posts?page=222#222

Hey, I was there at the VP Mansion over two weekends .. there were NO busloads brought in .. word just got around .... the GOP crowd lined Mass Ave for a couple of blocks .. then some union thugs and miscellaneous dregs came and stood on the opposite corner (no more than 20), but worked their way over to our side, put their faces into ours, whispering obscenities, and tried to provoke an incident.. NOTHING ... all the GOPers were having a really great time. On the Sunday when Katherine Harris was to certify at 5pm, there was a countdown (thanks to the atomic clock at the VP mansion) ... but.. the chant WAS "Get out of Cheney's house" .. she got that right. 222 posted on 11/15/2002 10:47 PM CST by EDINVA. End of MY INSERT))

KARENNA GORE (continued from above): And he was on the phone asking them not to, because of what was best for the country not because of what was best for him politically. And that's really who he is.

WALTERS: Do you remember the crowds outside screaming?

KRISTEN GORE: The crowds that were screaming outside our house, you know, "Get out of Cheney's house." And other things … of that nature, were really upsetting. It was difficult … It was just very … upsetting that someone would … yell those things at us. It felt … we felt sort of like … trapped in this … you know, little house with all these people yelling mean things. It's no fun. You know, whether you're a child of the person who they're directed at, or anyone else. It … it wasn't a good situation.

WALTERS: Were you scared?

KRISTEN GORE: I was scared that the truth was not going to come out. That's what I was.

After 20/20 and a break for your local news, you can catch Gore on Letterman.
35 posted on 05/06/2004 7:22:16 AM PDT by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: Angelwood
It’s good to see that all the Hollywood types aren’t morons.
36 posted on 05/06/2004 7:34:25 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: kristinn
The DC Chapter really should consider writing a book....complete with pictures.

Just wish I was closer or had unlimited finances so I could come to DC and join in the "fun".
37 posted on 05/06/2004 7:44:18 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Of course they were Kerry's medals.....they were on both sides of the fence !)
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To: Angelwood
Your stories, pictures and buttons need to be preserved in a "Freepin' FreeRepublic" book. The DC chapter is a historical treasure ... don't let it go to waste.
38 posted on 05/06/2004 7:48:27 AM PDT by GOPJ (NFL Owners: Grown men don't watch hollywood peep shows with wives and children.)
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To: Angelwood
Cop's Cheer - LOL! DC Chapter Rocks bump!
39 posted on 05/06/2004 7:54:44 AM PDT by EdReform
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To: Angelwood
Full transcript posted at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1130671/posts
40 posted on 05/06/2004 7:57:37 AM PDT by sauropod ("I am Locutus of Borg. Resistance is futile. You will service US.")
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To: Wolverine
What a loser Gore is...
41 posted on 05/06/2004 8:02:03 AM PDT by snopercod (I used to be disgusted. Then I became amused. Now I'm disgusted again.)
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To: snopercod
TIPPER GORE: … And I put nature sounds on and turned it all the way up. And at least the kids laughed.

HAR HAR

42 posted on 05/06/2004 8:04:24 AM PDT by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: FreedomPoster
I heard he was from Tacoma Park.
43 posted on 05/06/2004 8:08:27 AM PDT by Flora McDonald (Stand the Storm!)
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To: Angelwood
" 'The first time we did that," Mr. Taylor said, "the Secret Service officer who was working the gate started laughing so hard he doubled over and walked behind the guard shack to compose himself.' "

FOFLOL! Thank you Mr McCaslin! That sort of humor WILL reach a lot of people. I've always loved Inside the Beltway...now I love it more.

44 posted on 05/06/2004 8:40:44 AM PDT by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions = Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: Wolverine
"And I put nature sounds on and turned it all the way up."

The lefty equivalant of putting your fingers in your ears and humming real loud.

45 posted on 05/06/2004 9:15:08 AM PDT by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions = Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: sauropod
Reading this thread is giving me the urge to have A Luigi's Special.
46 posted on 05/06/2004 9:54:44 AM PDT by AGreatPer
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To: cake_crumb
McCaslin's column in the Washington Times had an attractive photo of Drew Barrymore with the caption, "Actress Drew Barrymore received a lesson in activism during a Washington encounter with 'Freepers.'"
47 posted on 05/06/2004 10:04:22 AM PDT by Angelwood (FReepers are Everywhere! We Support Our Troops! (Hillary's Vast Rt Wg Conspiracy))
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To: Angelwood
Yes, Angelwood. You should write a book about the DC Chapter's adventures during the Clinton years. You know it would be a best seller with FReepers. Sean could have you on his show and you could explain life to Colmes.

I see you appearing on CSpan Booknotes. This has potential.
48 posted on 05/06/2004 10:24:44 AM PDT by SuzanneC
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To: Blood of Tyrants
I don't know Drew Barrymore's politics (most likely liberl),

Right you are.

At a premiere for one of the Charlie's Angels movies, Barrymore and co-stars Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu all wore t-shirts describing George W. Bush as a "son of a Bush." I think it was before the 2000 election and the full t-shirt was something like "Don't elect a son of a Bush."

49 posted on 05/06/2004 12:13:25 PM PDT by BillF (Fight terrorists in Iraq & elsewhere, instead of waiting for them to come to America!)
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To: netmilsmom
Drew is a die-hard Liberal. She and her looney Hollywood friends wore anti-Bush shirts to their film debuts.

She's a nice polite slut...but still a slut.
50 posted on 05/06/2004 12:23:23 PM PDT by BushisTheMan
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