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Showdown for Hillary in John Wayne country
London Telegraph ^ | 30/12/2007 | Tim Shipman in Winterset, Iowa

Posted on 12/29/2007 9:18:09 PM PST by Aristotelian

He was arguably the greatest hero in the history of American cinema, a leader of men who beat the bad guys and symbolised patriotic values.

But here in the birthplace of John Wayne, in the snowy wilds of an Iowa winter, the US is picking another leader - a president to command the respect of modern America and deal with the world's villains, who have swapped Stetsons and Colt 45s for suicide bomb belts.

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The challenge Mrs Clinton faces is clear in Winterset, where Wayne was born in 1907 at the heart of Madison County, whose covered bridges gave their name to the 1995 Hollywood movie.

At the Wayne birthplace museum, tour guide Glenna Finney, 67, has no time for Mrs Clinton, or the memory of her husband's White House dalliance with Monica Lewinsky.

"The majority of people here are retired and they are Republicans. I don't think they're ready for a woman president. Some of them have a hard time having a female pastor," she said.

"People here expect you to have manners. A decent name is to be treasured. How will President Clinton be remembered? Not for any of the good things he did. Where was his decency?

"There's nothing badly wrong with this good old America that John Wayne couldn't have fixed. It was Mid West values that made him so strong. I'm looking for someone who offers leadership, honesty and integrity."

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hillary; ia2008; johnwayne
This piece goes on to cite McCain's re-emergence. It may be onto something there. The polls indicate a failure on the part of any of the GOP candidates to generate overwhelming grassroot support. Now, voters are re-evaluating the field. McCain could very well rise like a Phoenix from the fire. One reason: He's a known commodity.
1 posted on 12/29/2007 9:18:11 PM PST by Aristotelian
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To: Aristotelian
"The Wayne museum gift shop sells mugs bearing his famous dictum: "Talk low, talk slow and don't talk too much." There is precious little chance of anyone obeying that in Iowa this week."

And that about sums it up...Pilgrim.

2 posted on 12/29/2007 9:27:02 PM PST by Balata
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To: Balata

3 posted on 12/29/2007 9:35:17 PM PST by Aristotelian ("Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?")
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To: Aristotelian
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4 posted on 12/29/2007 9:37:53 PM PST by ansel12 (Washington:I cannot tell a lie,Clinton:I cannot tell the truth,Romney:I cannot tell the difference.)
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To: Aristotelian

Golly, and what would the Duke think of her choice of White House Christmas tree ornaments, while we’re on the subject?


5 posted on 12/29/2007 9:42:45 PM PST by sinanju
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To: ansel12

OK. I’ll Let you in on some trivia. My dad made a movie with John Wayne. Even went to his wedding. The movie was The Sea Chase, and it was filmed on the Big Island (Hawaii). My dad knew John Wayne. He knew some of the other stars too. Alan Hale (Gilligan’s Island). And James Arnes. They were all class, and true Americans.


6 posted on 12/29/2007 9:49:05 PM PST by CT (Romney 2008)
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To: CT
Sorry. Did not mean to make that a brag. Actually meant that to mean John Wayne was a part of my family all the way back to my childhood. Not like he showed up to my birthday parties. Instead, that he has had a profound impact on my family.
7 posted on 12/29/2007 9:51:48 PM PST by CT (Romney 2008)
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To: CT

“OK. I’ll Let you in on some trivia. My dad made a movie with John Wayne. Even went to his wedding. The movie was The Sea Chase, and it was filmed on the Big Island (Hawaii). My dad knew John Wayne. He knew some of the other stars too. Alan Hale (Gilligan’s Island). And James Arnes. They were all class, and true Americans.


Cool trivia, thanks, the only problem is, that I wanted to Post a cool Fred picture but since I see your tag line, I fear that it would come off wrong.


8 posted on 12/29/2007 9:58:09 PM PST by ansel12 (Washington:I cannot tell a lie,Clinton:I cannot tell the truth,Romney:I cannot tell the difference.)
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To: ansel12

Some better than others, but anyone but a Socialist Democrat.


9 posted on 12/29/2007 10:12:06 PM PST by MtnClimber (http://www.fred08.com/)
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To: CT
OK. I’ll Let you in on some trivia. My dad made a movie with John Wayne

my only connection, of sorts, is that we have the same name - marion ;o)

10 posted on 12/29/2007 10:38:23 PM PST by maine-iac7 (",,,but you can't fool all of the people all the time" LINCOLN)
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To: Aristotelian

Cowboys. Yee-haw!!!! Bring it on, islamists.


11 posted on 12/30/2007 12:21:25 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Aristotelian

And next she split she sea...


12 posted on 12/30/2007 1:14:59 AM PST by Greg67
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To: Aristotelian

And next she split the sea...


13 posted on 12/30/2007 1:15:27 AM PST by Greg67
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To: Aristotelian

There was that Newsweek waiting room June issue magazine with the dippy quote from BJ about John Wayne movies whilst they were aboard the U.S.S. George Washington—at Omaha Beach with the Clintons.


14 posted on 12/30/2007 3:06:48 AM PST by scramaseaxe2002
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To: Balata
"The Wayne museum gift shop sells mugs bearing his famous dictum: "Talk low, talk slow and don't talk too much." There is precious little chance of anyone obeying that in Iowa this week."

Fred!

15 posted on 12/30/2007 4:00:58 AM PST by 6SJ7
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To: Aristotelian
This piece goes on to cite McCain's re-emergence. It may be onto something there. The polls indicate a failure on the part of any of the GOP candidates to generate overwhelming grassroot support. Now, voters are re-evaluating the field. McCain could very well rise like a Phoenix from the fire. One reason: He's a known commodity.

From my discussion with libs here in SoFlo, much of that support is cross-party from democrats. I know a few Republicans who say he's better than nothing, but most of the McCain before all supporters are liberals.

16 posted on 12/30/2007 4:24:49 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Greg67
"And next she split the sea..."

You mis-translate from the original Chaldean ... it is,

And next she splhit in the sea...

And of course everyone forgets to learn the next verse ..

So as unto lord algore the truth of persuasion doth cometh and stayeth for to be fortune unto his seed and seeds and seeds to be.

You're welcome ... now let's all get to church and learn the TRUTH.

17 posted on 12/30/2007 4:37:26 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: Aristotelian
Click below to hear The Duke address Hillary:


18 posted on 12/30/2007 4:47:47 AM PST by pookie18
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To: pookie18

LOL!

That’s one on my favorite Duke quotes. Immediately following, the Duke busts the guy in the chops knocking him down a very muddy hill.


19 posted on 12/30/2007 10:33:04 AM PST by Balata
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To: Aristotelian

So is his position on amnesty.Remember when he called Americans against amnesty a bunch of white racist bigots? I hope Iowa remembers that as well.Wont ever get my vote under any circumstances.


20 posted on 12/30/2007 10:34:21 AM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: Balata
That’s one on my favorite Duke quotes. Immediately following, the Duke busts the guy in the chops knocking him down a very muddy hill.

Well, since I couldn't see it, I'm assuming he knocked Hillary down in the mud ;-)


21 posted on 12/30/2007 10:38:55 AM PST by pookie18
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To: pookie18

Looks like they released some new/old Wayne movies on DVD. Chisolm, and several others. I got them off Amazon.


22 posted on 12/30/2007 11:58:25 AM PST by CT (Romney 2008)
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To: Aristotelian

I will never vote for McCain under any circumstances. He lost me with his CFR bill. BTW Thompson also supported it. Should have been called McCain/Feingold/Thompson bill. Heard a guy on TV this morning say that the MSM are pushing McCain big time because his CFR bill makes it illegal for any advertising 60 days before an election which leaves the MSM free to promote whoever they want.


23 posted on 12/30/2007 12:09:30 PM PST by Newfy
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To: CT
Years ago I got it into my head to build a collection of John Wayne film, taped off TV. I recently tallied it all up. Turns out I have 109 of the 171 films in which the Duke played a part. (My relatives give me strange looks whenever I mention my hobby.)
24 posted on 12/30/2007 12:56:02 PM PST by Aristotelian (Freedom is "the absence of coercion." F.A. Hayek, The Constitution of Liberty, 1960.)
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To: Newfy
I will never understand how SCOTUS found McCain-Feingold constitutional.
25 posted on 12/30/2007 12:57:50 PM PST by Aristotelian (Freedom is "the absence of coercion." F.A. Hayek, The Constitution of Liberty, 1960.)
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