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Olympic gold hero accuses Bush
sport.guardian.co.uk ^ | Denis Campbell and Helena Smith in Athens | Sunday August 29, 2004

Posted on 08/28/2004 10:50:57 PM PDT by crushelits

America's biggest Olympic hero yesterday accused George Bush of exploiting the Athens Games for his own political advantage in the run-up to the presidential election.

Carl Lewis, who won nine Olympic gold medals in athletics in a record-breaking career, condemned Bush for using the presence of Iraqi and Afghan teams in Athens in a television advertisement to boost his chances of re-election.

(Excerpt) Read more at sport.guardian.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 08/28/2004 10:50:58 PM PDT by crushelits
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To: crushelits

Well isn't that special!


2 posted on 08/28/2004 10:55:00 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler ("Lieutenant Ricebottom reporting for duty.")
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To: crushelits

There is nothing in the article to substantiate your headline. Can you clarify this?


3 posted on 08/28/2004 10:56:34 PM PDT by Khurkris (Proud Scottish/HillBilly - We perfected "The Art of the Grudge")
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To: crushelits

Carl, shut up an run.


4 posted on 08/28/2004 10:57:10 PM PDT by My2Cents (http://www.conservativesforbush.com)
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To: crushelits

Carl who?


5 posted on 08/28/2004 10:58:19 PM PDT by Casloy
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To: crushelits

Carl Lewis Sucks. Literally.


6 posted on 08/28/2004 10:58:21 PM PDT by dc-zoo
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To: dc-zoo

Is Carl a homosexual? If so, that explains everything.


7 posted on 08/28/2004 11:00:53 PM PDT by Crispy
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To: My2Cents
Carl, shut up an run.

He's a bit old for that. He's kind of petered out.

8 posted on 08/28/2004 11:02:09 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Do not remove this tag under penalty of law.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Hey Carl -- STFU


9 posted on 08/28/2004 11:02:15 PM PDT by BurbankErnie
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To: crushelits
Criticising Bush for linking his foreign policy with the two countries being allowed to compete here, Lewis said: 'I felt that was disingenuous. It is funny that we boycotted the 1980 Games [in Moscow] in support of Afghanistan, and now we're bombing Afghanistan,' he told the Athens News yesterday

I guess he missed that whole 9/11 thang huh?

10 posted on 08/28/2004 11:02:37 PM PDT by Mo1 (FR NEWS ALERT .... John Kerry over dosed on Botox and thinks he's Bob KerrEy)
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To: crushelits
More HERE
11 posted on 08/28/2004 11:03:46 PM PDT by Netizen (Abortion is not a choice -- it's murder. The only 'choice' is which method of birth control to use.)
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To: crushelits

You're so right. Carl was always too morose and too femme to get endorsements.


12 posted on 08/28/2004 11:04:45 PM PDT by faithincowboys
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To: Crispy; crushelits
Supposedly, but this article mentions nothing about that. Also, crushelits changed the title of the article from the one it had in the Guardian.
13 posted on 08/28/2004 11:05:07 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Do not remove this tag under penalty of law.)
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To: crushelits

Yeah, unless you got pictures or videotape, I ain't believing that Carl Lewis is gay.


14 posted on 08/28/2004 11:07:27 PM PDT by thegreatbeast (Quid lucrum istic mihi est?)
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To: Mo1

I guess he missed the Taliban.


15 posted on 08/28/2004 11:09:03 PM PDT by Bogey78O (John Kerry: Better than Ted Kennedy!)
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To: Crispy

Yes he most certainly is.


16 posted on 08/28/2004 11:10:39 PM PDT by dc-zoo
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To: crushelits

First he is not a HERO!! as far as I am concerned police, fire fighters, military and civilans that save lives are hero's. Also I saw an interview with a women named Carl Lewis, is that the same person? I just wondered.


18 posted on 08/28/2004 11:11:02 PM PDT by Brimack34
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To: Geronimo

faster


19 posted on 08/28/2004 11:11:23 PM PDT by Geronimo
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To: Bogey78O
I guess he missed the Taliban

Do ya think Carl forgot about how the Taliban for sport, use to shot women in the head at their stadiums ?

20 posted on 08/28/2004 11:38:25 PM PDT by Mo1 (FR NEWS ALERT .... John Kerry over dosed on Botox and thinks he's Bob KerrEy)
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To: crushelits
It is funny that we boycotted the 1980 Games [in Moscow] in support of Afghanistan, and now we're bombing Afghanistan,' he told the Athens News yesterday

We're bombing Afghanistan? Not since Spring of '02, except for an occasional precision air strike. Like most celebrity commentators, Lewis is just like those numbskulls on Leno who don't know who's on the $1 bill or think that Baghdad is in Texas.
21 posted on 08/29/2004 2:53:46 AM PDT by jaykay (diagonally parked in a parallel universe)
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To: crushelits

The Olympic Spirit is based on setting aside political differences, Carl.

Are you ignorant of this fact?


22 posted on 08/29/2004 3:02:19 AM PDT by sargon
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To: crushelits

Wasn't Carl Lewis eventually busted for doping?


23 posted on 08/29/2004 3:03:04 AM PDT by sargon
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To: sargon
Wasn't Carl Lewis eventually busted for doping?

I think the official arrest report said he was arrested for being "a big dope"...

24 posted on 08/29/2004 3:10:07 AM PDT by Lurking2Long
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To: Brimack34
He's not a woman.


25 posted on 08/29/2004 3:17:33 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Why are we in Iraq? Just point the whiners here: http://www.massgraves.info)
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To: sargon
Wasn't busted. It was covered up.
26 posted on 08/29/2004 3:20:22 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Why are we in Iraq? Just point the whiners here: http://www.massgraves.info)
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To: crushelits

Carl Lewis always had questionable abilities with the media.

President Bush IS the reason the Afghans and Iraqis are at the Olympics.


27 posted on 08/29/2004 4:14:10 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army and Supporting Bush/Cheney 2004!)
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To: crushelits

"America's biggest Olympic hero "

America's heros are not at the O-limp-ics.
They are fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
This "guy" is a woose.


28 posted on 08/29/2004 4:34:45 AM PDT by rogator
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To: Paleo Conservative; Crispy; crushelits
Something's not clear to me. I clicked the link and got this, an article with the same headline as posted:

Olympic gold hero accuses Bush

Denis Campbell and Helena Smith in Athens
Sunday August 29, 2004
The Observer
(The Observer is The Guardian's Sunday edition.)

29 posted on 08/29/2004 4:59:52 AM PDT by aculeus
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To: crushelits

Didn't he win a gold in "hair dressing" and a silver in "interior design"? What "club" did they find ole carl in and who was he with?


30 posted on 08/29/2004 6:59:53 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 ( Kerry's not "one of us": catholicsagainstkerry.com. needs your help.)
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To: faithincowboys

you mean FEMME FATALE


31 posted on 08/29/2004 8:41:51 AM PDT by crushelits
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To: Mo1

Somebody needs to tell Carl that the U.S. fought TWO wars with Great Britain, yet the two have been allies in combat for almost a century now. Or that the United States, under one Democrat President, fought against the Soviets in Russia in the 1920's yet supported and fought as allies only two decades later under another Dem. In other words he needs to get a clue.


32 posted on 08/29/2004 8:48:26 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: jaykay
It is funny that we boycotted the 1980 Games [in Moscow] in support of Afghanistan, and now we're bombing Afghanistan,' he told the Athens News yesterday

In other earth-shattering news, Carl Lewis thought it was funny that the Allies attacked Normandy in France during World War II when the Allies were supposed to be fighting Germany.

33 posted on 08/29/2004 8:50:53 AM PDT by Polybius
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34 posted on 08/29/2004 8:55:37 AM PDT by crushelits
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To: aculeus

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35 posted on 08/29/2004 8:57:56 AM PDT by crushelits
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To: crushelits

Carl who?????


36 posted on 08/29/2004 8:58:57 AM PDT by Militiaman7 (Jesus is my Physician)
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To: SoCal Pubbie

Or that the United States, under one Democrat President J.F.K brough us VIETANAM and SHAME.


37 posted on 08/29/2004 8:59:46 AM PDT by crushelits
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To: crushelits

Thats' true, but I was thinking more of the fact that today's enemy is tomorrow's ally. I guess old Carl would have us still at war with Germany and Japan, too.


38 posted on 08/29/2004 9:13:21 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: newzjunkey
He's not a woman

looks great in high heels though...I can't believe you guys didn't know Carl Lewis is a screaming homosexual...

39 posted on 08/29/2004 6:57:24 PM PDT by Geronimo
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To: crushelits

There's nothing heroic about an athlete winning medals.

They're confusing a HERO with a CELEBRITY


40 posted on 08/31/2004 6:19:16 PM PDT by Future Useless Eater (FreedomLoving_Engineer)
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