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Obama won't pick VP for 'funeral duty' [Hillary Clinton, would be on his "short list".......]
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Posted on 07/27/2008 1:10:33 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Obama won't pick VP for 'funeral duty'

From correspondents in Washington

July 28, 2008 05:42am Article from: Agence France-Presse

DEMOCRATIC White House hopeful Barack Obama said today he will pick a vice-presidential running mate who will "help me govern" and not just somebody "who I send off to go to funerals".

Obama, in an interview with NBC's Meet the Press, said his vice-presidential choice would be "somebody who can help me govern, who I can work with, who has a shared vision".

"I'm not interested in a vice president who I send off to go to funerals," he said. "I want somebody who is going to roll up their sleeves and be willing to work."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; 2008veep; hitlery; obama; veep
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1 posted on 07/27/2008 1:10:34 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

If he picks Hillary, the only funeral duty she’ll do is Obama’s funeral.


2 posted on 07/27/2008 1:13:15 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama/OldMomma ‘08


3 posted on 07/27/2008 1:14:09 PM PDT by Mojave
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To: Sub-Driver

What a condescending, patronizing jerk - real professional, Obama


4 posted on 07/27/2008 1:14:35 PM PDT by cblue55 (Liberalism is a mental illness)
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To: Sub-Driver
This POS thinks that he has already won!

Heartland of America please do not let us down!

5 posted on 07/27/2008 1:15:09 PM PDT by rocksblues (Folks we are in trouble, "Mark Levin" 03/26/08)
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To: Sub-Driver
The Obama/Clintoon ticket will be harder to beat than any other person he might pick.

I can't think of anyone McCain can pick who would have as much voter appeal as Hitlery does for the dims.

6 posted on 07/27/2008 1:16:18 PM PDT by basil (Support the Second Amendment-buy another gun today!)
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To: cblue55

>>>What a condescending, patronizing jerk - real professional, Obama

He is what he thinks of Mt. Rushmore...pretty spiffy.


7 posted on 07/27/2008 1:16:27 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Wanted: A Presidential Candidate I can vote FOR...)
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To: Disambiguator
If he picks Hillary, the only funeral duty she’ll do is Obama’s funeral.

Someone had to say it. Good work.

8 posted on 07/27/2008 1:17:45 PM PDT by Zevonismymuse
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To: Disambiguator

That would be the only funeral of importance.

Herself, still the Cold and Joyless, would have a difficult job concealing her glee, This would be SO much easier than the Reagan funeral. And the rewards would be so much greater.


9 posted on 07/27/2008 1:18:33 PM PDT by alloysteel (Are Democrats truly "better angels"? They are lousy stewards for America.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Govern? Oh he means reign or rule I see now by the crown.


10 posted on 07/27/2008 1:19:05 PM PDT by Cheetahcat
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To: rocksblues
Heartland of America please do not let us down!

I have a funny feeling they will not let us down. I'm betting on America to vote for the USA this time around. I think 'fly-over country' is going to show Chris Mathews that they think for themselves.

11 posted on 07/27/2008 1:19:59 PM PDT by Zevonismymuse
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To: Sub-Driver

Obambi can send his VP off to visit our troops, while Obambi works out at the gym.


12 posted on 07/27/2008 1:20:56 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: alloysteel

Obama’s visions of grandeur have already set in. This guy does not have his feet on the ground.


13 posted on 07/27/2008 1:21:13 PM PDT by tessalu
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To: cblue55

Of course, it’s Obama who is only fit for funeral duty, since he has close to no experience doing anything else.


14 posted on 07/27/2008 1:21:58 PM PDT by maro (Repeal the 8th Amendment)
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To: Disambiguator

I still don’t think she has been counted out. read a bit back that she is counting on the superdelegates loyalty to possibly be a surprise at the convention”?


15 posted on 07/27/2008 1:23:22 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: Sub-Driver

This does NOT say Hillary’s on his “short list.”


16 posted on 07/27/2008 1:24:16 PM PDT by RockinRight (I just paid $63 for gas. An icefield in Alaska is NOT the Grand Canyon. F--- the caribou.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"I'm not interested in a vice president who I send off to go to funerals," he said. "I want somebody who is going to roll up their sleeves and be willing to work."

LOL. You mean like someone in the mold of Dick Cheney?

17 posted on 07/27/2008 1:25:19 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Sub-Driver

All - who has the picture of the Clinton’s sleeping at Reagan’s funeral?


18 posted on 07/27/2008 1:26:23 PM PDT by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: Sub-Driver

I can see it now - he picks Hillary, they win in November, then he goes off and does “his thing” while allowing Hillary to run the country...

That is about how seriously he has taken his job as Senator.


19 posted on 07/27/2008 1:27:03 PM PDT by TheBattman (Vote your conscience, or don't complain about RINOs!)
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To: television is just wrong
I still don’t think she has been counted out. read a bit back that she is counting on the superdelegates loyalty to possibly be a surprise at the convention”?

We'll see, won't we?

20 posted on 07/27/2008 1:28:20 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Sub-Driver

Hakuna Matata

Sounds like Obama is preparing us for Hillary...

Or maybe Michelle...

TWO FER THE SAME PRICE..


21 posted on 07/27/2008 1:29:05 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Sub-Driver

Hard at work, while her husband smirks.


22 posted on 07/27/2008 1:30:25 PM PDT by Syncro (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: alloysteel

It would be pretty tacky what with Mrs. Clinton celebrating and dancing in the streets on the way from an Obamma funeral.


23 posted on 07/27/2008 1:33:17 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Sub-Driver
Even funnier is the lady in back of them busting them big time. What a look!


24 posted on 07/27/2008 1:35:11 PM PDT by Syncro (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: basil

Hilleary? Blech.... Though we were rid of her. This is the worst election year I can remember in my life and I thought 2000 was bad.


25 posted on 07/27/2008 1:37:31 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Sub-Driver

He should pick someone who CAN govern because he himself surely won’t be able to.


26 posted on 07/27/2008 1:37:49 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Quick justice for the senseless killing of Marine Lance Cpl. Robert Crutchfield.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama, in an interview with NBC's Meet the Press, said his vice-presidential choice would be "somebody who can help me govern, who I can work with, who has a shared vision".

"I'm not interested in a vice president who I send off to go to funerals," he said. "I want somebody who is going to roll up their sleeves and be willing to work."

Hmmm...

The way I read this is that Barry knows he needs someone with ... G-R-A-V-I-T-A-S.
Someone like ...... Dick Cheney.

Which if Barry did win would be kinds cool in one respect. Then we could say .. "'X' is Barry's Brain." "Barry is an idiot, 'X' runs the country."

The only dilemma there for Barry is that the only RAT with 'gravitas' is ... Joe Biden.

27 posted on 07/27/2008 1:37:53 PM PDT by Condor51 (I have guns in my nightstand because a Cop won't fit)
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To: hsalaw
Obambi can send his VP off to visit our troops, while Obambi works out at the gym.

But, she'll have to duck the sniper fire. Specially at Camp LeJeune.

28 posted on 07/27/2008 1:37:53 PM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: Syncro

One of them must have snored too loudly.


29 posted on 07/27/2008 1:38:53 PM PDT by kalee
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To: Sub-Driver
"I want somebody who is going to roll up their sleeves and be willing to work."

This from the many who NEVER held a job in his life ... except a $13,000/yr community organizer.
30 posted on 07/27/2008 1:39:46 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Sub-Driver
he will pick a vice-presidential running mate who will "help me govern"

It ought to be said that he would badly need help governing given his dearth of experience.
31 posted on 07/27/2008 1:40:36 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: Disambiguator

welp, you stole my thunder.


32 posted on 07/27/2008 1:40:46 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: basil

Young supporters of Obama hate Hillary, and Michelle is known to really loathe the former first lady. Obama is mentioning Hillary in public just to try and appease her and her blue collar and female supporters. I think he’s going to pick Daschle or Biden. On a side note, I think McCain is down to 4 possibilties for his own choice:

Palin
Romney
Portman
Ridge

I’m a big Palin fan who could support Romney or Ridge but am neutral on Portman.


33 posted on 07/27/2008 1:41:34 PM PDT by moose2004 (Drill, Drill, Drill, Drill, Drill, Drill And Then Drill Some More)
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I think McCain is down to 4 possibilties for his own choice:

Palin
Romney
Portman
Ridge

Even though she's a lib? :)

34 posted on 07/27/2008 1:46:05 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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Nice!!! LOL!!!


35 posted on 07/27/2008 1:48:37 PM PDT by moose2004 (Drill, Drill, Drill, Drill, Drill, Drill And Then Drill Some More)
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To: Disambiguator
If he picks Hillary, the only funeral duty she’ll do is Obama’s funeral.

Word-for-word what I was going to say.

36 posted on 07/27/2008 1:49:46 PM PDT by null and void (Barack Obama - International Man of Mystery...)
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To: moose2004
Michelle is known to really loathe the former first lady.

Michelle has to be jealous of virtually every woman on earth.

37 posted on 07/27/2008 1:50:49 PM PDT by Mojave
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To: Syncro

That’s Mrs. Ford and President Ford.


38 posted on 07/27/2008 1:51:25 PM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: moose2004
Naw, not Portman, she's a Hilliary fan


39 posted on 07/27/2008 1:52:12 PM PDT by Syncro (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Syncro

Good one.


40 posted on 07/27/2008 1:52:42 PM PDT by moose2004 (Drill, Drill, Drill, Drill, Drill, Drill And Then Drill Some More)
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To: Sub-Driver

The only VP I can remember that was “Only sent to funerals” was Al Gore. The Clinton’s did not want to share the fame with any one else. VP Cheney is a hands on man for sure, so what is OBama talking about?


41 posted on 07/27/2008 1:53:01 PM PDT by blueyon (Loose lips sink ships.)
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To: COUNTrecount
Oh thank you, of course!

Love that look...

42 posted on 07/27/2008 1:53:37 PM PDT by Syncro (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: moose2004

I think he needs to name his VP tomorrow morning to blunt this bounce Obama may be getting. If I were him, I too, would choose Palin as VP, or perhaps another strong, conservative woman for the position.

I think it would change this race instantly in McCain’s favor and would add some excitement into his campaign. But if he’s going to do it, he needs to do so before Obama beats him to the punch.


43 posted on 07/27/2008 1:55:38 PM PDT by VOR78
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To: basil; Mojave
I can't think of anyone McCain can pick who would have as much voter appeal as Hitlery does for the dims.

Actually one could argue that that would be why McCain would pick Hillary!™ for a running mate.

He wants someone who will make him look like a moderate
Someone who will appeal to women voters
Someone who can steal democrat votes from Obama
He wants to be bi-partisain, and "reach across the Aisle


44 posted on 07/27/2008 1:55:45 PM PDT by null and void (Barack Obama - International Man of Mystery...)
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To: null and void

The scary thing is that if McCain did select Hillary, I think they’d probably win 40+ states...


45 posted on 07/27/2008 1:58:36 PM PDT by VOR78
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To: moose2004

I’m with you, I doubt it will be Hillary. There’s not room in the entire White House for all the baggage she and hubby will bring along with them.

We can’t be 100 percent sure Obambi will even be the dem candidate. I’m betting Mrs. Billy Clinton’s got something planned.


46 posted on 07/27/2008 1:59:35 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (I've got the fevah!)
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To: moose2004

Jimminies! I didn’t know I was this politically ignorant. I haven’t a clue who Palin or Portman are. Don’t care much for Romney being on the ticket—with both him and McCain as our choice, I think Conservatives lose big time. Ridge might be okay—though I don’t know as much about him as I should, I guess.


47 posted on 07/27/2008 2:00:05 PM PDT by basil (Support the Second Amendment-buy another gun today!)
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To: VOR78
True, but I don't find that quite as scary as the thought that he just might really select her!
48 posted on 07/27/2008 2:02:35 PM PDT by null and void (Barack Obama - International Man of Mystery...)
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To: Syncro

That’s Betty Ford behind Hillary.


49 posted on 07/27/2008 2:03:28 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Theresawithanh
We can’t be 100 percent sure Obambi will even be the dem candidate. I’m betting Mrs. Billy Clinton’s got something planned

You can take that to the bank. Whether she can pull it off or not is another thing but you can bank that she will be planning, plotting, and scheming to after inaugration day.

50 posted on 07/27/2008 2:05:51 PM PDT by sport
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