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Sox Pitcher To Appear With Bush In New Hampshire (Curt Schilling...)
AP/The WMUR Channel ^ | October 28, 2004

Posted on 10/28/2004 1:34:28 PM PDT by veronica

Schilling Urges Voters To Choose Bush On Morning Show

CONCORD, N.H. -- Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, who urged people to vote for President George W. Bush on a national television show Thursday, will appear with the president on Friday in New Hampshire, a campaign spokeswoman said.

At the end of his interview about his team's World Series victory on ABC's "Good Morning America," Schilling signed off: "Tell everybody to vote. And vote Bush next week."

The president congratulated the Red Sox' owner and president by phone -- and thanked Schilling for his support.

Schilling won Game 2 of the World Series and Game 6 of the American League Championship series despite a torn tendon sheath in his right ankle that will require surgery.

He is scheduled to appear with Bush at rallies in Manchester and Portsmouth on Friday, campaign spokeswoman Maria Comella said.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: athletes; battleground; curtschilling; endorsement; fourmoreyears; gwb2004; redsox
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1 posted on 10/28/2004 1:34:28 PM PDT by veronica
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To: veronica

WHOA!!


2 posted on 10/28/2004 1:35:04 PM PDT by KoRn
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To: veronica


Tuesday is shaping up for a HUGE HUGE SWEEP


3 posted on 10/28/2004 1:35:31 PM PDT by Josh in PA
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To: veronica

Gulp...as a Yankee fan, I must say, it's becoming very difficult to not like this guy.


4 posted on 10/28/2004 1:36:36 PM PDT by KsSunflower
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To: veronica

If Kerry wins I don't foresee the BoSox pitcher being invited to the inaugural parade!


5 posted on 10/28/2004 1:37:22 PM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Josh in PA

Charlie Gibson crapped his pants when that happened.


6 posted on 10/28/2004 1:37:25 PM PDT by Bungarian
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To: veronica
Man. That will leave a mark.

If Tom Brady came out (I think he's a pubbie) Kerry wouldn't even take Mass.

7 posted on 10/28/2004 1:37:31 PM PDT by MattinNJ (Only Arnold would have the stones to say Nixon was the reason he was a Republican.)
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To: KsSunflower

Curt is da man!


8 posted on 10/28/2004 1:37:45 PM PDT by goodolemr
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To: KsSunflower

Hee. That's all. Just Hee!


9 posted on 10/28/2004 1:37:59 PM PDT by freepertoo
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To: veronica

I love the "In your face" in Kerry's own backyard.


10 posted on 10/28/2004 1:38:25 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Kerry hunting is like Bush going to a gay disco just to prove he's not homophobic (thanks QLA))
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To: veronica
Mother of GAWD . . . this Red Sox thing can't get any better for GWB, and any worse for Long Jawn!
11 posted on 10/28/2004 1:39:19 PM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: veronica
"Schilling signed off: "Tell everybody to vote. And vote Bush next week."

Very cool!

12 posted on 10/28/2004 1:39:49 PM PDT by deadhead (God Bless Our Troops and Veterans Bush/Cheney '04)
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To: veronica
Let's see...who would you rather be campaigning with.....washed-up, has-been, Bruce Springsteen....or the hottest pitcher on the planet who just won the World Series?????

haHAHAHAhaha!!!!!!!!!!!

13 posted on 10/28/2004 1:40:07 PM PDT by Dems_R_Losers (Proud Reagan Alumna!)
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To: KsSunflower

As a Braves fan, I've seen him embarrass our hitters for years..I'm just glad he is in the Am. League now. He has always had a rep of being a very good person but this just makes me like him that much more. He'll end up in the Hall of Fame someday.


14 posted on 10/28/2004 1:41:01 PM PDT by GOP_Muzik
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To: veronica

He's going to wave the bloody sock!


15 posted on 10/28/2004 1:41:58 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: KsSunflower
As a life long cardinal fan, I most defiantly like this guy!

(Politics trumps baseball)
16 posted on 10/28/2004 1:42:16 PM PDT by TJC
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To: All

Question:

How much does a celebrity endorsement mean to you.

What type of person is swayed by a celebrity in a presidential election. If I really, really didn't know who to vote for (impossible for me to understand how that can be) I still wouldn't look at a celebrity to influence me. I'd be listening to politicos who I have shared opinions. Not a singer, an actor, baseball player, etc.


17 posted on 10/28/2004 1:42:16 PM PDT by GOP_Proud (Those who preach tolerance seem to have the least for my views.)
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To: veronica


If Bush wins New Hampshire he is unbelievable shape..

National Review says internals show FLorida is in the bag.. and New Mexico is going Bush this year big as well.

That means...

Out of Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, OHio, and Pennsylvania..

BUSH ONLY NEEDS TO WIN ONE OF THESE 6 STATES TO WIN!! And he leads in 3 of them (Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio), and they are deadheats in the others (Minnesota, Michigan, Pennsylvania).

HE ONLY NEEDS TO WIN ONE OF THESE!!!!!!


18 posted on 10/28/2004 1:42:17 PM PDT by Josh in PA
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To: GOP_Muzik
He'll end up in the Hall of Fame someday.

From your lips to God's ears...and as a Yankee fan...the sooner the better! :o)

19 posted on 10/28/2004 1:43:08 PM PDT by KsSunflower
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To: veronica
I heard this on the radio. Curt said vote for Bush, and the interviewer responded with something like "... and that comment will really serve to divide this nation during the election season... " He couldn't wait to terminate the interview.
20 posted on 10/28/2004 1:43:18 PM PDT by LurkedLongEnough (Bush 2004 in an F'n landslide.)
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To: veronica


Ready to throw Kerry a little "chin music".



21 posted on 10/28/2004 1:44:24 PM PDT by itsamelman (“Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh.” -- Al Swearengen)
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To: veronica

Curt Schilling has cemented his place as my favorite baseball player over the past few weeks. Between his prayer for God's help before his second ALCS start, his fortitude in pitching great games on a gimped ankle, and now this, I admire the heck out of him.


22 posted on 10/28/2004 1:44:24 PM PDT by Dan Middleton (The waiting is the hardest part/Every day you see one more card/You take it on faith and...)
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To: LurkedLongEnough

Yeah baby! W deserves every vote he gets. The trashing of this good man by the left has been too much to take.


23 posted on 10/28/2004 1:45:37 PM PDT by katieanna
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To: Dan Middleton
Try this as well...

Curt Schilling - Biography

Biography:

CURTIS MONTAGUE (CURT) SCHILLING...Curt and his wife Shonda have 4 children: Gehrig (5/27/95), Gabriella (5/22/97), Grant (10/13/99) and Garrison (6/27/01)...the family also has 2 dogs: Patton and Rufus...attended Yavapai Junior College in Prescott, AZ, where he helped the 1985 club to the JuCo World Series...graduated from Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix, AZ in 1985...an avid history buff, Curt is particularly interested in the World War II era...serves as president of Multi-Man Publishing, which produces board games and war games for Hasbro Games, Inc. (www.multimanpublishing.com)...Curt's father Cliff served 20 years in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division ("Screaming Eagles") prior to his passing in 1988...born in Anchorage, Curt is one of 8 Alaskan-born big leaguers all-time.

CURT IN THE COMMUNITY: Widely recognized as one of the most community-minded players in baseball, Curt has received virtually every community service award in baseball...in 2001 alone, Curt received the Roberto Clemente Award presented by John Hancock, Denver's Branch Rickey Award, the Hutch Award and the Jim "Catfish" Hunter Humanitarian Award, presented by the North Carolina ALS Association...Schilling wasted little time demonstrating his eagerness to continue the efforts he began in Philadelphia and Phoenix upon his trade to the Red Sox...on the day of his acquisition, he announced plans to make a $500,000 contribution to the Jimmy Fund and plans to continue his countless other charitable endeavors in New England...Curt and his wife Shonda have worked tirelessly on behalf of numerous charitable causes with a particular focus on raising funding for research as well as elevating awareness of ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) and melanoma...in 1992, the Schillings adopted the Philadelphia Chapter of the ALS Association to benefit from their fundraising and public awareness efforts...they launched "Curt's Pitch," a pledge drive for Philadelphia fans to donate to the ALS Association based on Curt's annual strikeout and win totals (www.curtspitchforals.org)...the Schillings inaugurated "The Curt Schilling ALS Golf Outing," now in its 11th year in the Philadelphia area...when Curt was traded to Arizona in 2000, the Schillings replicated their ALS fundraising with the "Curt's Pitch" program and the "Curt Schilling FORE ALS Golf Tournament" for D-Backs fans to support ALS...the program continues in conjunction with the ALS Association of Massachusetts in 2004...when Curt signed a 4-year contract with Arizona in 2001, he donated $1 million to be divided among the United Way ($500,000) and the ALS Chapters of Philadelphia and Phoenix ($250,000 each)...Curt and Shonda are responsible for generating nearly $4 million for the ALS Association in the past 12 years...in September of 2002, Curt and Shonda, a survivor of melanoma, directed their energy at prevention and awareness of melanoma by launching SHADE, The Curt and Shonda Schilling Melanoma Foundation of America (www.ShadeFoundation.org)...in October of 2003, the SHADE Foundation received the "Excellence in Cancer Awareness Award," presented by Congressional Families Action for Cancer Awareness...Schilling is also a supporter of Garth Brooks' Touch 'em All Foundation...the December, 2002 issue of Worth Magazine named Curt "Philanthropist of the Year" for his significant contributions of time and money as well as the public awareness he has brought to important issues...Curt was the 2000 winner of the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association Humanitarian Award...in 1996, he was honored with Phi Delta Theta's Lou Gehrig Award, presented annually to the major leaguer who best exemplifies the character of the Hall of Famer and fraternity member...that same year, he was named Baseball's "Most Caring Athlete" by USA Today Weekend.

And a bit more about Schillng and his father...

From Fathers.Com...July 3, 2002

Curt Schilling, World Series co-MVP pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks, announced the birth of his fourth child, Garrison Michael, last Thursday. "I am incredibly thankful that God has given me such a wonderful family," said the proud dad. Some believe Garrison's birth was a miracle since Curt's wife Shonda was battling melanoma during her pregnancy. In December, Shonda had the last of her five operations, and today she is cancer free. "Her battle hasn't made me a better pitcher," Curt has said, "but it's made me a better person, I hope, and a better husband and father." Schilling pays tribute his own father's influence. During one Little League season, Curt was upset because he thought the coach wasn't playing him enough. His father told him, "Then it's your job to work harder and become a better player. Make the coach change his mind about you." Curt says, "I've never forgotten that advice." Schilling's father died just a few months before Curt's major league debut in 1988. But Schilling reserved a ticket for that game so one seat could be left unoccupied--for his dad. And he has done the same for every game he's started since. "I thought it was cool that among 50,000 fans there was one empty seat in the ballpark during the seventh game of the World Series last year, and it belonged to my dad. His memory and his impact on my life are always with me."

Also:

The Curt and Shonda Schilling Melanoma Foundation

The left is gearing up to attack this man. Beware.

Regards, Ivan

24 posted on 10/28/2004 1:46:44 PM PDT by MadIvan (Gothic. Freaky. Conservative. - http://www.rightgoths.com/)
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To: KsSunflower

Yankee fan here too, but I live in MA. You have to give Schilling his due. He did some great commercials for Dunkin donuts when he got here. Mostly about learning to speak Bostonese, "Paaahhhk the caaaahhh". Poke fun at himself. There were also commercials showing his work ethic. In one of them, he is doing push ups with his little girl sitting on this back. He is one hard worker. I'm glad he will get the WS ring. He earned it.


25 posted on 10/28/2004 1:47:11 PM PDT by ProudVet77 (W stands for Winner)
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To: GraniteStateConservative
Does it get any better than this?
26 posted on 10/28/2004 1:47:13 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: GOP_Proud

Oh I don't know ..... dumb jocks maybe?


27 posted on 10/28/2004 1:48:07 PM PDT by Lawdoc (This space for rent.)
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To: veronica

After Curt appears with Bush in NH on Saturday, maybe he can swing by Philly (where he pitched for many years) on Sunday or Monday. It can't hurt.


28 posted on 10/28/2004 1:48:20 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice, moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.)
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To: veronica

Someone just called Howie Carr with this -- I think he said the Manchester rally is at 9:00 a.m. and Portsmouth at 11:30.


29 posted on 10/28/2004 1:48:35 PM PDT by maryz
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To: veronica
Don't forget Oregon, W ads are flying here every 10 mins. He smells an upset here. Polls show 5 pt yaawn lead just like the 8-12 pt lead Gore had and only won by 1/2 pt. he takes these 7 and faggitaboutit!

Pray for W and Our Election

30 posted on 10/28/2004 1:51:33 PM PDT by bray (Nam Vets Rock!!)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

OHIO, OHIO, OHIO!!!!


31 posted on 10/28/2004 1:52:33 PM PDT by veronica ("Not all Muslims are terrorists, but almost all terrorists are Muslims." Abdulrahman Al-Rashed)
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To: GOP_Muzik

And of course, Peter Angelos was too much of a moron to have the Orioles take him!! Peter...sell the team NOW! Maybe now that DC has a team, he'll freakin' put "Baltimore" back on their road jerseys.


32 posted on 10/28/2004 1:52:48 PM PDT by Lenmonster
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To: AuH2ORepublican
After Curt appears with Bush in NH on Saturday, maybe he can swing by Philly (where he pitched for many years) on Sunday or Monday. It can't hurt.

I was thinking exactly the same thing!! We still love Curt here. I'm so happy for him winning another World Series.
33 posted on 10/28/2004 1:52:49 PM PDT by baseballmom (You Know Where I Stand - GW Bush - 9/2/04 We're standing with you, Mr. President)
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To: veronica

I'm watching the vid of the interview.

Curt comes across humble and likeable. Gibson mean spirited and condecending.

MSM hates when they get off script with pro America, pro Bush, and pro conservative commentary.

WTG Curt!


34 posted on 10/28/2004 1:56:04 PM PDT by Soul Seeker
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To: Mr. Mojo

I wonder if they snipped out his call to vote for President Bush for the Left Coast time frame


35 posted on 10/28/2004 1:56:25 PM PDT by DCPatriot (I don't do politically correct very well either.)
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To: itsamelman

36 posted on 10/28/2004 2:00:06 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: DCPatriot

A couple of freepers on the left coast said they didn't see it: one said they seem to have substituted another interview, and the other may have tuned in too late (wasn't sure).


37 posted on 10/28/2004 2:00:35 PM PDT by maryz
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To: KsSunflower

Ditto!


38 posted on 10/28/2004 2:10:46 PM PDT by rocksblues (Sorry John, we remember and will never forget your treason!)
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To: veronica

Can of whoop-A$$ anyone???


39 posted on 10/28/2004 2:18:00 PM PDT by smiley (Watch out Dems! I'm a William F. Buckley Conservative!!)
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To: katieanna

AMEN!!!!!!!!!


40 posted on 10/28/2004 2:19:14 PM PDT by smiley (Watch out Dems! I'm a William F. Buckley Conservative!!)
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To: veronica

41 posted on 10/28/2004 2:20:10 PM PDT by elder5 (I'm going to vote for Kerry after I vote against him!)
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To: veronica

My wife said that Charlie Gibson looked like he swallowed a goldfish when Schillling said that.


42 posted on 10/28/2004 2:37:06 PM PDT by LS
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To: Josh in PA

Since he'll win four for sure, likely five, and possibly all six, life is good.


43 posted on 10/28/2004 2:38:12 PM PDT by LS
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To: ProudVet77
Also a Yankee fan, but fact is, good pitching has always beaten good hitting, and the Bosox had the pitching.

Kurt, I'm a Bosox fan until the next baseball season starts :)

44 posted on 10/28/2004 2:39:23 PM PDT by LS
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To: veronica

I wish I could get every Freeper Fretter over Ohio to buy one copy of my new book, "A Patriot's History of the United States" WHEN Bush takes OH by 5%. Then I'd be both rich and a winner.


45 posted on 10/28/2004 2:41:00 PM PDT by LS
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To: veronica

alllllright!!!!


46 posted on 10/28/2004 2:42:10 PM PDT by dennisw (Gd - against Amelek for all generations.)
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To: veronica

Good news! I actually think this alone could win us New Hampshire.

Is the GOTV effort there kicka$$? Any NH freepers wanna tell me?


47 posted on 10/28/2004 2:43:52 PM PDT by zbigreddogz
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To: MadIvan
Curt's father spent 20 years with the Screaming Eagles of the 101st Airborne ... the heroes of Bastogne, and the unit that Kerry effectively besmirched with his reckless attack on the 380 tons of munitions.

Curt did to the Yankees and Cardinals about what Harmison did to the Windies (7/12).

48 posted on 10/28/2004 2:44:32 PM PDT by You Dirty Rats (WE WILL WIN WITH W - Isara)
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To: veronica

Bush has the Bosox, Kerry the Botox


49 posted on 10/28/2004 2:44:34 PM PDT by paul in cape
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To: veronica

Wow! This is great news!


50 posted on 10/28/2004 2:45:12 PM PDT by WashingtonSource (Freedom is not free.)
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