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Busby on defense, says she misspoke
www.signonsandiego.com ^ | June 3, 2006 | Dani Dodge

Posted on 06/03/2006 6:35:43 AM PDT by Vision

If an election can turn on a sentence, this could be the one: “You don't need papers for voting.”

On Thursday night, Francine Busby, the Democratic candidate for the 50th Congressional District, was speaking before a largely Latino crowd in Escondido when she uttered those words. She said yesterday she simply misspoke.

But someone taped it and a recording began circulating yesterday. After she made that statement at the meeting, Busby immediately said: “You don't need to be a registered voter to help (the campaign).” She said that subsequent statement was to clarify what she meant.

The recording, which was played yesterday on Roger Hedgecock's radio talk show, jolted the campaign.

Busby, a Cardiff school board member, is in a tight race with Republican Brian Bilbray, a congressman-turned-lobbyist, who has based his campaign on a tough anti-illegal-immigration stance. Busby has focused her campaign on ethics reform. The two are vying to replace Randy “Duke” Cunningham, who was jailed after pleading guilty to taking bribes.

Busby said she was invited to the forum at the Jocelyn Senior Center in Escondido by the leader of a local soccer league. Many of the 50 or so people there were Spanish speakers. Toward the end, a man in the audience asked in Spanish: “I want to help, but I don't have papers.”

It was translated and Busby replied: “Everybody can help, yeah, absolutely, you can all help. You don't need papers for voting, you don't need to be a registered voter to help.”

Bilbray said at worst, Busby was encouraging someone to vote illegally. At best, she was encouraging someone who is illegally in the country to work on her campaign.

“She's soliciting illegal aliens to campaign for her and it's on tape – this isn't exactly what you call the pinnacle of ethical campaign strategy,” Bilbray said. “I don't know how she shows her face.”

The two later met in a debate in Carlsbad last night.

Earlier, San Diego Minutemen volunteer Anthony Porrello said he got the tape from an an anonymous Minuteman and passed it on to the news media and talk radio. News of the gathering had circulated among local Minutemen before the meeting, according to William Griffith, the independent candidate in the race who has been endorsed by the San Diego Minutemen.

He attended, but did not hear the statement. He said he was in the back of the room.

“I heard what I expected to hear from a Democrat who supports amnesty,” he said. Busby says she doesn't support amnesty, but backs the comprehensive plan pushed by U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., that includes opening a path to citizenship for people in the United States illegally if they pay penalties and abide by certain conditions.

Busby said that Republicans are now twisting her words. She does not in any way support or advocate that illegal immigrants vote, she said.

“I was clarifying the question that was being asked in Spanish and then stated that you do not have to be a registered voter to help the campaign because there were many people who appeared to be to be under 18 in the group who wanted to volunteer,” she said in a statement. “I'm not surprised that the Republican Party is making this last-minute, desperate ploy and it is absolutely false.”


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Charge her with a felony.
1 posted on 06/03/2006 6:35:44 AM PDT by Vision
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To: Vision

June 2, 2006
CA-50 Democratic Candidate Francine Busby Advocates Undocumented Citizens To Vote For Her (VIDEO)

http://www.exposetheleft.com/2006/06/02/busby/


2 posted on 06/03/2006 6:37:40 AM PDT by Mo1 (DEMOCRATS: A CULTURE OF TREASON)
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To: Vision
DemonRat Audio
3 posted on 06/03/2006 6:38:46 AM PDT by Vision ("There are no limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence" Ronald Reagan)
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To: Mo1

4 posted on 06/03/2006 6:40:08 AM PDT by Vision ("There are no limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence" Ronald Reagan)
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To: Vision
"You don't need papers for voting.” = “You don't need to be a registered voter to help (the campaign)” ?
5 posted on 06/03/2006 6:41:28 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (ISLAM: The Other Psychosis)
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To: Vision

I hope this sinks her socialist ship.

You can also link over to the following to heare the audio clip:

http://rogerhedgecock.com/files/best-of/Busby_SHORT.mp3

Michelle Malkin has more on her blog at:

http://michellemalkin.com/archives/005319.htm


6 posted on 06/03/2006 6:43:17 AM PDT by DogByte6RER (Other Bus 19 So-Cal exhibits.)
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To: Vision

Hmm. As if this isn't the obvious goal of the Dems to legitimize this...and they haven't been doing it illegitemately forever.

They are just getting more open about it, and starting to speak the truth.

It goes to Ann Coulter's premise that Liberals cannot tell the public who they REALLY are and what they REALLY believe in. They have to hide it, but every once in a while, you can see behind the curtain.

Yes, she "misspoke" all right. For a Democrat, you "misspoke" when the truth comes out of your mouth.


7 posted on 06/03/2006 6:45:29 AM PDT by rlmorel ("Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." Whittaker Chambers)
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To: Mo1
Busby on defense, says she misspoke got caught....

Dang! Caught again!

8 posted on 06/03/2006 6:45:46 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Vision
Although this is not our district, my wife and I have been making "get out the vote" calls in support of Bilbray. Just about everyone we spoke to last night was aware of Busby's statement and better yet seemed motivated to vote against her.
9 posted on 06/03/2006 6:45:50 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
"You don't need papers for voting.” = “You don't need to be a registered voter to help (the campaign)” ?

Seems like "the campaign" was the authors addition. How does he know that is what she meant? /rhetorical?

10 posted on 06/03/2006 6:49:30 AM PDT by uncitizen (We are a nation of NATIVES)
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To: Vision

It wouldn't get so much traction if it wasn't so typical of the Dems attitude toward voting, period. "Photo IDs are too great a burden for the poor, who can't afford to travel five miles to get one, for free. They're out of the question...."


11 posted on 06/03/2006 6:51:45 AM PDT by RBMN
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To: Vision

This was suppose to be the democrats and MSM's showcase race to demonstrate the "coming democrat tide" in November. Now that it looks likes Busby has self destructed, I predict that Bilbray will win by a comfortable margin and you won't hear a peep about it in the MSM.


12 posted on 06/03/2006 6:56:12 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Vision
You don't need papers for voting

this is the fundamental reason Democrats support open borders, importing millions of Third World foreigners (ever since they managed to pass the 1965 Immigration Act by lying about what its effects would be), Motor Voter registration (Democrats like potential voters who find otherwise find it "too much trouble" to go to town hall to register), same-day registration (voter fraud has delievered millions of votes to the Democrats over the years)...its why Democrats object to laws that require voters to prove citizenship or even legal residency

Democrats are counting on the fact that the millions of Third World illegals will mostly vote for them and they know that they just need to get them out to the polls:

Little to stop illegal aliens from voting

When will all Americans...real Americans ever understand that the Democrat party is at war with us?

13 posted on 06/03/2006 7:04:11 AM PDT by Irontank (Let them revere nothing but religion, morality and liberty -- John Adams)
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To: apillar
Cheat..cheat..cheat...that is how they think...but if one Republican makes a mistake..its a "policy of corruption"...
14 posted on 06/03/2006 7:05:07 AM PDT by Youngman442002
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To: AliVeritas; sofaman

Get a load of this.......gotta love it


15 posted on 06/03/2006 7:13:49 AM PDT by ThreePuttinDude ()....tag line under consideration...... ()
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To: Irontank

It's pretty obvious IMO


16 posted on 06/03/2006 7:24:50 AM PDT by Vision ("There are no limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence" Ronald Reagan)
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To: Vision

Excellent idea. These sorts of Democrats need to go directly to jail before they get a chance to hold office.


17 posted on 06/03/2006 7:27:12 AM PDT by dr_who_2
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To: Vision
Hopefully this will put Bilbray over the top.
18 posted on 06/03/2006 7:34:05 AM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: Vision

Bye-Bye Busby


19 posted on 06/03/2006 7:34:19 AM PDT by quinhon6869
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To: Vision

"Well, well, well..."

20 posted on 06/03/2006 7:35:16 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: Vision

Stick a fork in 'er, she's done!


21 posted on 06/03/2006 9:25:19 AM PDT by Ella Vader
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To: Vision

The democrat party needs to be banned, pure and simple. Just as the Nazi party is banned in Germany.


22 posted on 06/03/2006 9:27:49 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker
The democrat party needs to be banned, pure and simple. Just as the Nazi party is banned in Germany.

What good would that do? Those who dream of controlling other people would simply gravitate toward a new party - they aren't going to slink away under a rock, never to be heard from again.

Best we keep the Democratic Party just as it is - it's helpful to have the enemies of America all collected in one, easy-to-find spot. ;)

23 posted on 06/03/2006 9:30:54 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("When the government is invasive, the people are wanting." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: Vision

She didn't misspeak. She said what she believed. Happily, there was someone in the audience that cared enough about this state to record her. Now she's lying to cover up her true beliefs. Dems-such phonies!


24 posted on 06/03/2006 9:39:59 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Vision
Charge her with a felony.

Not a chance.
And Bilbray is gonna' lose like B-1 Bob Dornan did to Loretta Sanchez.
Done in by Democratic votes by illegals.
(and I say that hoping I will be proved wrong)
25 posted on 06/03/2006 9:46:27 AM PDT by VOA
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To: Mr. Jeeves
I believe that not only is the Nazi party banned in Germany, but so also is any public advocacy of its main tenets. We need to do something similar here, imo. The bastards are trying to destroy the country and they're succeeding.
26 posted on 06/03/2006 9:46:49 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: uncitizen
Seems like "the campaign" was the authors addition. How does he know that is what she meant?

Yeah, the news writer (editorialist) could have just as easily written it "You don't need to be a registered voter to help (by voting for me)"

If it were a Republican speaking the editorialized quote would have read more like "You don't need to be a registered voter to help (starve, maim, and kill women, children, and minorities)"

27 posted on 06/03/2006 9:54:31 AM PDT by 69ConvertibleFirebird (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: ncountylee; Vision; CyberAnt; SoCalPol; CAluvdubya

Hedgecock also reported that another Repub. candidate, Griffith, has a phone campaign going on urging voters to vote for him, but HE denies paying for it. Busby is paying for it, to dilute Bilbray votes.


I heard it on the radio. VOTE GRIFFITH .... paid for by Francine Busby....

She's a slime-ball


28 posted on 06/03/2006 10:03:10 AM PDT by SnarlinCubBear (I snarl, therefore I am)
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To: Vision
This statement will be to Ms. Busby what this was to Howard Dean:

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ARGGGHHH!!!

29 posted on 06/03/2006 10:05:07 AM PDT by randita
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To: SnarlinCubBear
Hedgecock also reported that another Repub. candidate, Griffith, has a phone campaign going on urging voters to vote for him, but HE denies paying for it. Busby is paying for it, to dilute Bilbray votes. I heard it on the radio. VOTE GRIFFITH .... paid for by Francine Busby....

How could that be?

As I understand it, isn't Griffith's name not even on the runoff ballot?

30 posted on 06/03/2006 10:16:00 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Vision
If an election can turn on a sentence, this could be the one: “You don't need papers for voting.”

If Bilbray was looking for a last minute gift to put him over the top Busby just handed him one. It should be his election to lose now.

31 posted on 06/03/2006 10:26:24 AM PDT by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: Reaganwuzthebest

Yeah but do republicans have the sense to use this in an ad? These days there is no way to know.


32 posted on 06/03/2006 11:31:23 AM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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Daily Kos Thread: CA-50: Volunteers update (LOL - The Busby Thread Goes from Happy to Horror after recording plays)

June 2, 2006

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/6/2/15477/97583

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Has anyone heard this clip? (0 / 0)
Francine, recorded saying:

"You don't need papers for voting. You don't need to be a registered voter to help."

Spanish speaking audience.

What could she have meant?

Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change. - Tennyson

by bumblebums on Fri Jun 02, 2006 at 05:07:21 PM PDT


Arnold hurt Bilbray big time with the schedule (0 / 0)
Arnold did the gop no favors to schedule the election the same day as a heavily contested dem primary race.

Busby is going to be greatly helped by having the dem turnout for the governor's race give her support. That helps negate the difference in registration for gop and dems.

I like Busby to win but it would have been a different matter if Arnold had scheduled last month with no dem primary on the same day.

It will be fun to watch the california gop go after arnold.

by ryanm79 on Fri Jun 02, 2006 at 05:38:43 PM PDT

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sorta not really (0 / 0)
all signs show a low voter turnout for this primary actually. infact this congressional race is getting much more attention.

i think busby will win but that slip up on thursday might bring the republicans out unfortunatly.

by EcklerLA on Sat Jun 03, 2006 at 07:52:06 AM PDT

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It's gonna be even more fun (0 / 0)
when people in this thread look at your comment history.

And I'd have gotten away with it, too, if it hadn't been for those meddling kids.(-8.50\-7.13)

by kestrel9000 on Sat Jun 03, 2006 at 11:17:31 AM PDT

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She meant what she said (0 / 0)
They were asking if they could still volunteer if they weren't registered voters, and she said no, you don't need voting papers to volunteer, you don't need to be a registered voter to help.

How hard was that? Sheesh.

by neil on Fri Jun 02, 2006 at 05:44:06 PM PDT

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Yeah (1+ / 0-)
Recommended by:bree
Found it on RedState, where they're putting it through prisms.

One of those occasions when you'd like to delete a comment. I have to stop checking on wingnuttia. I lose brain cells over there.

Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change. - Tennyson

by bumblebums on Fri Jun 02, 2006 at 05:59:25 PM PDT

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Too many volunteers vs. 100 extra volunteers? (1+ / 0-)
Recommended by:bree
The only part of this story that bothers me is that, just because the Democrats are turning volunteers away while the Republicans are flying them in, doesn't mean the Democrats have more than the Republicans. In fact, I end up finding it unlikely that they do. Anyone know?

by neil on Fri Jun 02, 2006 at 05:45:21 PM PDT


Then put the extra volunteers on door-to-door (0 / 0)
because that has re-inforcing value. Let's not waste the positive energy.

--Slan

by jfdunphy on Fri Jun 02, 2006 at 06:54:30 PM PDT


really desperate (0 / 0)
i heard the gop is using some sound clip saying busby is telling illegals they can vote.i believe she said something about illegals being able to help her campaign and of course the right wing is twisting everything, anyone know anything about this?i saw a post on redstate about this.

by JOEL1954 on Sat Jun 03, 2006 at 04:12:26 AM PDT


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33 posted on 06/03/2006 11:55:55 AM PDT by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: Reaganwuzthebest

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1642878/posts


34 posted on 06/03/2006 12:03:13 PM PDT by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

The best thing Bilbray did was to tell McCain to stay away. I think running ads on that would be as effective since the media will probably keep hammering Busby on this.


35 posted on 06/03/2006 12:22:45 PM PDT by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: new yorker 77

Bilbray will win, I think he probably would have even before this incident except now it'll be by a wider margin.


36 posted on 06/03/2006 12:32:47 PM PDT by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: Vision

She said yesterday she simply misspoke


Riiiiight.


37 posted on 06/03/2006 12:41:25 PM PDT by Valin (http://www.irey.com/)
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To: SnarlinCubBear

Yes, Mark talked about that too .. and I actually heard the ad - WOW! These people really are slimeballs.

Exposing that ad and her statement about "no paperwork is needed to vote" is going to cause her to lose even bigger than I thought.

The best think Bilbray did was tell McCain to take a hike.


38 posted on 06/03/2006 12:42:15 PM PDT by CyberAnt (Drive-by Media: Fake news, fake documents, fake polls)
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To: FreeReign
As I understand it, isn't Griffith's name not even on the runoff ballot?

I vote by mail and only saw two candidates.

39 posted on 06/03/2006 12:44:34 PM PDT by CAluvdubya (What's so hard to understand about the word illegal?)
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To: ncountylee
Just about everyone we spoke to last night was aware of Busby's statement and better yet seemed motivated to vote against her.

Are they going to vote FOR anybody? We just got back from 3 weeks vacation and had 10 phone messages telling us how bad Busby was. The only one that said anything positive about Bilbray was a recording from Sen McCain.

40 posted on 06/03/2006 12:45:47 PM PDT by TankerKC (┐JosÚ puede usted ver?)
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To: Vision

Well, of course you don't need papers to vote--as long as one votes for democrats. :)


41 posted on 06/03/2006 12:46:15 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: CyberAnt
The dumber than dirt libs think that McCain has "abandoned" Bilbray and this will cost Bilbray.

Morons.

Bilbray pushed aside McCain. This will only enhance Bilbrays chances.
42 posted on 06/03/2006 12:48:14 PM PDT by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: Vision
Busby on defense, says she misspoke

SNORT.

43 posted on 06/03/2006 1:11:25 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: SnarlinCubBear

For those of us following this race here in San Diego, a suprise....not. Busby is the typical Democrat hack.


44 posted on 06/03/2006 2:31:28 PM PDT by SoCalPol (.We Need a Border Fence Now.)
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To: Vision

"Potatoe"....he mispelled and look what they did to him for years.
Busby deserves same treatment!


45 posted on 06/03/2006 2:46:05 PM PDT by dcnd9
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To: Vision
I was reading about this while watching the kids swim at the pool.

I got so hot that I too had to take a dip to cool off.

This is the woman who's supporters called me and said that Maxine is for strong border enforcement, traditional values and ethics in politics.

The problem with Busby is she has sold out to the Eastern Muck Diving Floaters who work in the Septic Tank know as the DNC.

This woman has no business being in congress or even near where legislation is taking place.

This once again shows the HowWeird Deaniac Ideology that with out God the Democrats have no morals on which to base their values.
46 posted on 06/03/2006 2:49:34 PM PDT by OKIEDOC (There's nothing like hearing someone say thank you for your help.)
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Bumping the article back to the top.


47 posted on 06/03/2006 3:09:14 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Vision
She said yesterday she simply misspoke.

Yeah, sure. You mean you didn't intend to be caught announcing the Liberals intentions with the illegals.

“She's soliciting illegal aliens to campaign for her and it's on tape – this isn't exactly what you call the pinnacle of ethical campaign strategy,” Bilbray said. “I don't know how she shows her face.”

Not only does she blow her chances on immigration, but she screws up by demonstrating questionable ethcis...after making that the center of her campaign. LOL

48 posted on 06/03/2006 3:14:00 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (Deport the United States Senate)
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To: Soul Seeker

Busby reminds of some old meddlesome nosy nitpicker leaning over a fence to complain about anything but knows little if nothing.


49 posted on 06/03/2006 3:16:47 PM PDT by OKIEDOC (There's nothing like hearing someone say thank you for your help.)
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To: rlmorel
Yes, she "misspoke" all right. For a Democrat, you "misspoke" when the truth comes out of your mouth.

Who was it that got lambasted when he accidentally called Barny Frank "Barney Fag"? Didn't he apologise pretty much on the spot and still got lambasted for saying it?

I guess a Demoncrat can misspeak but a Republican can't...
50 posted on 06/03/2006 3:41:37 PM PDT by Proverbs 3-5
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