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Republicans Blast Sen. Clinton's Comments
WINS News - AP ^ | 7/11/05 | MARC HUMBERT

Posted on 07/11/2005 10:24:17 AM PDT by areafiftyone

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Republicans took aim at Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday for comparing President Bush to Mad magazine's freckle-faced, "What, me worry?" kid, Alfred E. Neuman.

A Republican National Committee official said the former first lady was "part of today's angry and adrift Democrat Party," while a spokesman for one of her potential 2006 Senate rivals said she was guilty of "insulting the president."

"At a time when President Bush and most elected officials are focused on the security of our nation, Mrs. Clinton seems focused on taking partisan jabs and promoting her presidential campaign," added New York's GOP chairman, Stephen Minarik. "Her priorities are clearly out of whack."

Clinton's attack on the president came Sunday during a speech in Colorado.

"I sometimes feel that Alfred E. Neuman is in charge in Washington," Clinton said during the inaugural Aspen Ideas Festival, organized by the Aspen Institute, a non-partisan think tank.

The former first lady drew a laugh from the crowd when she described Bush's attitude toward tough issues with Neuman's catch phrase: "What, me worry?"

As Clinton gears up for a Senate re-election race in New York next year and a possible White House presidential bid in 2008, her attacks on Bush have become sharper.

In her speech Sunday, she accused the president of damaging the economy by overspending while giving tax cuts to the rich, depriving U.S. soldiers of equipment needed to fight the war in Iraq and cutting funds for scientific research.

"Hillary Clinton's opportunistic attempt to market herself as a centrist is like a wolf dressing up in sheep's clothing," said RNC spokeswoman Tracey Schmitt. "Such thinly veiled rhetoric doesn't change the fact she is part of today's angry and adrift Democrat Party."

Thomas Basile, a spokesman for potential Senate challenger Edward Cox, a son-in-law of the late President Nixon, said while Clinton was "busy insulting the president across the country, she is failing to produce the homeland security and transportation funding" the state needs.

Clinton has been accusing the Bush administration of providing inadequate funding for New York's security needs.

While national polls show the former first lady to be leading the pack among potential 2008 Democratic presidential contenders, Clinton has said she is too wrapped up in her Senate work and re-election effort to think about that.


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1 posted on 07/11/2005 10:24:18 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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This is good but where are our Republican Senators and Congressmen on this? Why are they soooo afraid of Hillary?


2 posted on 07/11/2005 10:27:43 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: areafiftyone
comparing President Bush to Mad magazine's freckle-faced, "What, me worry?" kid, Alfred E. Neuman.

Rather have someone who dosen't worry and fear and smiles then some scank ass b!tch who sneears and lives off of fear and loathing.

3 posted on 07/11/2005 10:28:28 AM PDT by Bommer
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To: areafiftyone

"Such thinly veiled rhetoric doesn't change the fact she is part of today's angry and adrift Democrat Party."

Why are they soooo afraid of Hillary?

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And why is the media so afraid of Hitlery? Threats of some sort for sure - such as no campaign advertising? Why did the MSM cower away from having the tell-all-book writer interviews cancelled? Is it unreasonable to assume the Klinton Mafia is running the MSM? And the comments about the Marxist Medusa leave out what she really is -- a power-mad part of the adrift and irrelevant liberal Dem party...and the list goes on.


4 posted on 07/11/2005 10:32:18 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: areafiftyone
"At a time when President Bush and most elected officials are focused on the security of our nation, Mrs. Clinton seems focused on taking partisan jabs and promoting her presidential campaign," added New York's GOP chairman, Stephen Minarik. "Her priorities are clearly out of whack."

What a stupid, whining response. This is what I expect from Democrats, not Republicans.

He should not question Ms. Clinton's right to make her comments, nor attack her for being "partisan."

He would have done better to cite the point I made in another thread, to wit:

History shows that Mrs. Clinton lacks the expertise to make serious economic criticisms of the current administration, since in addition to her ridiculous attempt to nationalize one-seventh of the US economy through socialized medicine, she and her co-President Bill Clinton also demonstrated their abysmal economic ineptitude by inheriting a growing economy and leaving office with an economy virtually in recession.

During the election cycle of 1992, George Bush the elder lost his job after Bill Clinton hammered him relentlessly for having caused the “worst economy of the last 50 years.”

In fact, as CNN’s Brooke Jackson has reported: “Three days before Christmas 1992, the National Bureau of Economic Research finally issued its official proclamation that the recession had ended 21 months earlier. What became the longest boom in U.S. history actually began nearly two years before Clinton took office.”

This last sentence is particularly telling, since public perception is that Clinton inherited a bad economy and saved it by raising taxes during his first term – something thatI don’t believe is ever possible.

Clinton spin doctors have created the impression that he had a stellar economic record during his own presidency, in spite of the fact that the economy was already starting to decline during the last year of his term after the stock market crashed in March 2000.

According to a report by MSNBC: “The longest economic expansion in U.S. history faltered so much in the summer of 2000 that business output actually contracted for one quarter, the government said Wednesday in releasing a comprehensive revision of the gross domestic product. Based on new data, the Commerce Department said that the GDP — the country’s total output of goods and services — shrank by 0.5 percent at an annual rate in the July-September quarter of 2000.”

5 posted on 07/11/2005 10:33:37 AM PDT by Maceman (The Qur'an is Qu'rap)
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To: Maceman

Clinton spin doctors have created the impression that he had a stellar economic record during his own presidency, in spite of the fact that the economy was already starting to decline during the last year of his term after the stock market crashed in March 2000.
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More of the tragic HYPOCRISY of the far left. Clinton did not do ANYTHING FOR our economy, JUST TO IT, by giving us the largest single tax increase in history. The liberal lies just keep surfacing, mainly due to the complicity of the leftist MSM.


6 posted on 07/11/2005 10:37:03 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Maceman

great post, thanks


7 posted on 07/11/2005 10:43:23 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: EagleUSA

BJ's tax cuts finally caught up with and started the economic downturn he handed W. BJ's "What, me worry" response to repeated terrorist attacks led us all to 9/11.


8 posted on 07/11/2005 10:45:41 AM PDT by Ilky Hucktar
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To: areafiftyone
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Republicans took aim at Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday for comparing President Bush to Mad magazine's freckle-faced, "What, me worry?" kid, Alfred E. Neuman.

Why aren't the Republicans demanding her resignation?

If a Republican burps after a meal, the rabid democrats start running up to the cameras - "outraged" - and demand the evil, insensitive burper step down from his or her position immediately!!!

9 posted on 07/11/2005 10:47:07 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("A people without a heritage are easily persuaded (deceived)" - Karl Marx)
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To: areafiftyone
I find this personally ironic, since I really do like look Alfred E. Neuman. It explains my advanced state of singleness.
10 posted on 07/11/2005 10:47:30 AM PDT by JamesP81
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To: areafiftyone

I think they protest this too much...they risk giving her mostly-overlooked comments more currency, and thus turn A.E. Newman into a populist icon come 2006.


11 posted on 07/11/2005 10:49:33 AM PDT by montag813
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To: areafiftyone

What a BIMBO !!!

The Clintoons seem to be the only people in town to have a " What Me Worry " atitude , you know with that teflon grin thing going on .Boy oh boy , "She got balls"


12 posted on 07/11/2005 10:50:48 AM PDT by lionheart 247365 (( I.S.L.A.M. ; ) Islam's Spiritual Leaders Advocate Murder .. .. .. ))
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To: concerned about politics

Because all the Republicans in the Congress and the Senate are a bunch of wimps! Which is one reason I will never vote any of them in for president!


13 posted on 07/11/2005 10:58:44 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: areafiftyone

Ignore the obese sow. She's not getting elected President.


14 posted on 07/11/2005 11:01:33 AM PDT by GianniV
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To: areafiftyone
"What, me worry?"

Why would Bush worry? He's a man of faith. The Bible says "fear not" 365 times - that's one "fear not" for every day of our calendar year!

Sheesh! Hillary - the dumbest woman in the world.

15 posted on 07/11/2005 11:08:31 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("A people without a heritage are easily persuaded (deceived)" - Karl Marx)
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To: GianniV
Ignore the obese sow. She's not getting elected President.

Her a$$ could be used to start an entire nation of her own. Why can't she just leave ours alone?

16 posted on 07/11/2005 11:12:55 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("A people without a heritage are easily persuaded (deceived)" - Karl Marx)
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To: areafiftyone; All

She's going to run..............

17 posted on 07/11/2005 11:15:03 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy since 1992!)
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To: Maceman

According to the group of people I know/work with, you are totally wrong.

Perception is reality. They all believe the economy was GREAT under Clinton. They believe we were at peace (if you say "Bosnia" they give you a puzzled look). They believe that terrorism began on 9-11. They believe that Hillary will lower their gas prices. They are even beginning to believe that Hillary was right about socialized medicine. They believe that Hillary will fight to "protect" their Social Security.

If you asked me 10 years ago if I knew anybody who would vote for Hillary, I would have laughed out loud. Now I am beginning to think that most of the people I know will vote for Hillary to be our next president.


18 posted on 07/11/2005 11:18:04 AM PDT by RazzPutin ("You have told us more than you can possibly know." -- Niels Bohr)
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To: areafiftyone

ABC is already starting its "HILLARY FOR PRESIDENT" advertising...

It's giving here FREE campaign promotion with its new MINISERIES ABOUT A WOMAN PRESIDENT!

Hitlary's working HARD to move into the Whitehouse...

19 posted on 07/11/2005 11:22:02 AM PDT by woodb01 (ANTI-DNC Web Portal at ---> http://www.noDNC.com)
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To: RazzPutin
Perception is reality.

My point exactly. That's why it is idiotic for Republicans to whine about Hillary's "partisan attacks," when they should focus on getting the truth out.

The Republicans need to be hammering away by talk about how W's tax cuts saved us from the "Clinton Recession."

Since that story is true, it will not be hard to keep hammering away on it until it becomes perceived reality as well as actual reality.

But nooooo, idiot Republicsns would rather whine the Hillary is being "partisan."

It makes me sick.

PS, next time you talk to the people you know/work with, point out the documented facts in my previous post.

20 posted on 07/11/2005 11:23:33 AM PDT by Maceman (The Qur'an is Qu'rap)
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To: areafiftyone
LOL!!! RUSH just said "Ok, then. Her husband reminds me of Larry Flint."
21 posted on 07/11/2005 11:23:46 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("A people without a heritage are easily persuaded (deceived)" - Karl Marx)
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To: woodb01

YIKES!


22 posted on 07/11/2005 11:24:52 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: areafiftyone
This from the Dems' supposed political mastermind. Childish insults aimed at the man the majority voted for in the last election seems a poor strategy for someone who can absolutely count on the support of her base, but must convince the rest of the voters that she is sufficiently serious and statesmanlike to lead the nation in time of war. Mad Magazine is hardly presidential reading material.
23 posted on 07/11/2005 11:27:44 AM PDT by prion (Yes, as a matter of fact, I AM the spelling police)
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To: areafiftyone
Ah yes, makes me reminiscent of the good ol' days of the '90's when the white House had some respect..../sarcasm
24 posted on 07/11/2005 11:28:32 AM PDT by EGPWS
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To: areafiftyone
The former first lady drew a laugh from the crowd when she described Bush's attitude toward tough issues with Neuman's catch phrase: "What, me worry?"

I wonder if she received as big a laugh as she did when she said the Ghandi was running a gas station in St. Louis. The woman has no chance. Kerry looks like a statesman next to her shrieking, bigoted rants.

25 posted on 07/11/2005 11:28:44 AM PDT by Carling (I am a Rovian plant - look out behind that tree!)
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To: AFPhys; prairiebreeze; onyx; Texasforever; CyberAnt; BigSkyFreeper; Tamzee; mrs tiggywinkle; ...

FYI


26 posted on 07/11/2005 11:30:02 AM PDT by Mo1 (We will stay in the fight until the fight is won ~~~ President G.W. Bush)
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To: Maceman

"next time you talk to the people you know/work with, point out the documented facts in my previous post"

Thanks, I will try.
My coworkers are living in a different "reality tunnel." They think they already know the "facts." I am becoming more alienated everyday.


27 posted on 07/11/2005 11:30:03 AM PDT by RazzPutin ("You have told us more than you can possibly know." -- Niels Bohr)
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To: JamesP81

"I find this personally ironic, since I really do like look Alfred E. Neuman. It explains my advanced state of singleness."

If you were a female that might be kind of hot!


28 posted on 07/11/2005 11:32:03 AM PDT by 12chachacha
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To: areafiftyone
Clinton has been accusing the Bush administration of providing inadequate funding for New York's security needs

I'm all for protecting New York

But does the Senator realize that NY is not the ONLY state in this country?

29 posted on 07/11/2005 11:32:05 AM PDT by Mo1 (We will stay in the fight until the fight is won ~~~ President G.W. Bush)
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To: concerned about politics

Why would Bush worry? He's a man of faith

That is the FIRST thing that went through my mind! Interestingly, Hitlery has just betrayed her complete LACK of understanding of how people of faith handle life. She is interpreting the President's sanguinimity (sp?) as weakness. Sure says a lot about her!


30 posted on 07/11/2005 11:34:23 AM PDT by hardworking (Which reflects YOUR image of America's families? George & Laura, or Billy & Hillary?)
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To: Mo1

Who is Alfred E. Newman?


31 posted on 07/11/2005 11:34:31 AM PDT by defconw (ALLEN IN 08)
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To: WakeUpAndVote

Whew! That is one scary photo! May I suggest this onlay of test: "And now, my leetle lovely, tell me again how you are going to screw me...."


32 posted on 07/11/2005 11:36:24 AM PDT by hardworking (Which reflects YOUR image of America's families? George & Laura, or Billy & Hillary?)
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To: defconw
I thinking she is making fun if his looks


33 posted on 07/11/2005 11:36:46 AM PDT by Mo1 (We will stay in the fight until the fight is won ~~~ President G.W. Bush)
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To: Mo1

I appreciate the picture, but I guess I am not familiar with the character, Hillary not only are you a shrew, you're an old one!


34 posted on 07/11/2005 11:39:12 AM PDT by defconw (ALLEN IN 08)
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To: areafiftyone

Words of wisdom from a woman married to Howdy Doody.


35 posted on 07/11/2005 11:44:58 AM PDT by Lucky2 (hillary clinton is a scab on the rear end of liberals)
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To: defconw

Alright YOUNG LADY!!!

You are gonna make a lot of us freepers MAD, with those kinds of remarks...!!

You don't know who that picture is of? blech!!!

Unfortunately, I DO!!!


36 posted on 07/11/2005 11:45:37 AM PDT by Txsleuth (Mark Levin for Supreme Court Justice)
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Sorry Ma'am I guess I don't know who he is so the cultural reference is lost on me, I am sure you were quite young and it had to be read to you!
37 posted on 07/11/2005 11:49:14 AM PDT by defconw (ALLEN IN 08)
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To: areafiftyone

This is good but where are our Republican Senators and Congressmen on this? Why are they soooo afraid of Hillary?

FBI files???? OR the fact she could kill each of them with her skank-ray vision??!!


38 posted on 07/11/2005 11:49:21 AM PDT by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: areafiftyone
Rush just talked about this. He said that if Bush is Alfred E. Neuman then Bill was Larry Flynt. Rush figured Hillary said did this to satisfy the Howard Dean base of the party. He also mentioned that this shows Hillary is not the smartest person in the world or she would have not said this and you would never hear Bush say anything like this about an opponent ( at least in public).
39 posted on 07/11/2005 11:52:34 AM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: Lucky2
Words of wisdom from a woman married to Howdy Doody.

LOL!!!

40 posted on 07/11/2005 11:56:26 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("A people without a heritage are easily persuaded (deceived)" - Karl Marx)
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To: EagleUSA

The Media simply wants Hillary to raise advertisement money so they can profit. She will raise money from people who like her and also people who cannot stand her. She also has raised a lot of money and could use it to target any elected official who speaks out against her. Yes, there are many who fear Hillary. She probably has more influence in the way her Democrat Party acts than many of us could imagine. People like Boxer and Schummer and Reid probably repeat Hillary talking points like parrots.


41 posted on 07/11/2005 11:58:18 AM PDT by Revererdrv (T)
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To: Revererdrv

People like Boxer and Schummer and Reid probably repeat Hillary talking points like parrots.
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Yes, we know for a fact, that the far left eats its own. Vince Foster, a quite a few others, could attest to that. And their efforts to obtain "damning" evidence (ergo Sandy Burglar), FBI files, private investigators, show the gutter level these criminals operate at. There really is no limit...


42 posted on 07/11/2005 12:01:08 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: GianniV

And to think G.W. kissed up to the Clintons when their painted potraits were revealed at the White House. The President should not try to reason with a Hillary or Billary.
They are nice to his face but will badmouth as soon as he walks away.


43 posted on 07/11/2005 12:01:55 PM PDT by Revererdrv
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To: areafiftyone
Well, I guess that makes her favorite husband fair game. How about referring to him as being like having to share the same room with Chester the Molester, from the sleaze mag of their porn pedalling friend.
44 posted on 07/11/2005 12:05:40 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The rats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: areafiftyone

Perhaps those photos from the 1960's and 1970's which clearly show Hitlery as a typical wild-eyed leftist radical need to be shown over and over again. She has some nerve commenting on anyone's looks. And then there's the matter of Chelsea....


45 posted on 07/11/2005 12:07:17 PM PDT by billnaz (What part of "shall not be infringed" don't you understand?)
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To: areafiftyone

If she were referring to Bush's attitude on illegals I'd agree.


46 posted on 07/11/2005 12:08:24 PM PDT by KenmcG414
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To: Revererdrv
Yes, there are many who fear Hillary. She probably has more influence in the way her Democrat Party acts than many of us could imagine.

Name one thing Hillary has been successful at politically. What accomplishments does she have on record? What has she ever done for the nation?

47 posted on 07/11/2005 12:09:33 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("A people without a heritage are easily persuaded (deceived)" - Karl Marx)
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To: defconw

That is much better!!! Of COURSE, I was much too young!!!

LOL

you are forgiven..hehehe


48 posted on 07/11/2005 12:10:21 PM PDT by Txsleuth (Mark Levin for Supreme Court Justice)
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To: Polyxene

"This is good but where are our Republican Senators and Congressmen on this? Why are they soooo afraid of Hillary?"

Their silence is golden. Hillary's words and behavior do far more damage to her credibility than any retort from Republicans could accomplish. She's her own worst enemy.


49 posted on 07/11/2005 12:11:28 PM PDT by lastfreeamerican (let them eat yellowcake)
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To: Txsleuth

OH good, Thank You, I wouldn't want to be on the wrong side of the Sleuth!


50 posted on 07/11/2005 12:12:18 PM PDT by defconw (ALLEN IN 08)
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