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Pelosi pushes Texas lawmaker as Obama running mate
AP via SFGate ^ | 8/3/8

Posted on 08/03/2008 3:19:38 PM PDT by SmithL

WASHINGTON, (AP) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is behind on a dark horse in the Democratic veepstakes: Rep. Chet Edwards of Texas.

"I hope he will be the nominee," Pelosi said Sunday on ABC's "This Week."

Edwards, first elected in 1990 and now in his ninth term, represents Texas' 17th District, which includes Waco, College Station, Fort Hood and the small town of Crawford, where President Bush has a ranch. . . .

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2008veep; chetedwards; darkhorse; obama; pelosi; tx2008

Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Texas, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., in May 2008, to discuss the House's accomplishments on behalf of veterans.
1 posted on 08/03/2008 3:19:38 PM PDT by SmithL
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If McCain mentioned a dark horse, the AssPress would label it racist.


2 posted on 08/03/2008 3:19:53 PM PDT by SmithL (Drill Dammit!)
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To: SmithL
"I hope he will be the nominee," Pelosi said Sunday

Kiss of death?

3 posted on 08/03/2008 3:21:47 PM PDT by John123 (Obambi said that he has been in 57 states. I will now light myself on fire...)
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To: SmithL

He looks like the President. I wonder what his view on drilling is?


4 posted on 08/03/2008 3:25:28 PM PDT by linn37 (phlebotomist on duty,its just a little pinch)
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To: SmithL

Hey, the picture looks like W talking with Rumsfeld behind him.


5 posted on 08/03/2008 3:28:12 PM PDT by paudio (Like it or not, 'conservatism' is a word with many meanings. Yours may be different from mine.)
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To: SmithL

Another thing Pelosi will fail at.


6 posted on 08/03/2008 3:28:58 PM PDT by HarryCaul (Verify Possums! Pogo's Enemy is Us!)
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To: SmithL

I heard BHO was in Houston Friday to vet two people for VP.

First is Quanell X a community organizer similar to
BHO’s experience.

Second is Sheila Jackson-Lee, a black women because of
her vast knowledge of outer space.


7 posted on 08/03/2008 3:30:02 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto!)
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To: John123

He won’t be getting the Aggie vote!


8 posted on 08/03/2008 3:30:26 PM PDT by lonestar
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To: linn37
NARAL gave him a 100% rating, the NRA gave him an F. 'Nuff said.


9 posted on 08/03/2008 3:31:40 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Barak Obama is as inept as a bear cub with his dink.)
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To: lonestar

he is that bad huh?


10 posted on 08/03/2008 3:31:42 PM PDT by John123 (Obambi said that he has been in 57 states. I will now light myself on fire...)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
"Second is Sheila Jackson-Lee, a black women because of her vast knowledge of outer space."

Jackson-Lee was right about the Mars flag, just wrong that it was ours....


11 posted on 08/03/2008 3:36:16 PM PDT by libs_kma (NOBAMA. Keep the change)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

heh heh heh


12 posted on 08/03/2008 3:36:19 PM PDT by SmithL (Drill Dammit!)
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To: Viking2002
NARAL gave him a 100% rating, the NRA gave him an F. 'Nuff said.

I knew there had to be a reason Nancy liked him.

13 posted on 08/03/2008 3:40:53 PM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: SmithL
Edwards, first elected in 1990 and now in his ninth term, represents Texas' 17th District, which includes Waco, College Station, Fort Hood and the small town of Crawford, where President Bush has a ranch. . . .

Though he isn't even in it, this election is all about shoving it in the face of President Bush.

14 posted on 08/03/2008 3:45:21 PM PDT by SaveTheChief (Chief Illiniwek (1926-2007))
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To: SmithL

How on Earth did a Democrat win that district?


15 posted on 08/03/2008 3:45:42 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: SaveTheChief
Though he isn't even in it, this election is all about shoving it in the face of President Bush.

It just helps our side now because most people could care less about their pathetic digs.

They don't realize it yet but the fat lady is tuning up.

16 posted on 08/03/2008 3:50:38 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U
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To: SmithL

Won’t work. All the GOP has to do is take a page from the dims, and splatter the “Edwards Love Child” rumor everywhere. Chances are many dim voters can’t tell the difference, and will stay home.


17 posted on 08/03/2008 4:06:02 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: rfp1234

Here’s how out-to-lunch the Kansas press people are: they’re still holding out hope that BO will pick our governor, Sebelius. Article today, totally serious, that her Catholic credentials would help the ticket. No mention that she’s been asked by our Archbishop not to take Communion and no mention of the big party she threw (at taxpayer expense until she was caught) for a partial-birth abortion clinic’s doctors and staff.


18 posted on 08/03/2008 4:28:33 PM PDT by Kanzan
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To: HarryCaul
I thought we were supposed to vote for Barry because he has the “judgment to lead”. ANYBOBY who takes political advise from Nancy, 8% approval, Pelosi is fresh out of judgment!
19 posted on 08/03/2008 5:05:49 PM PDT by Anti-Hillary (Yo Obama! IF FOR 20 YEARS YOU STAY IN THE PEW, IT'S BECAUSE YOU SHARE THE VIEW!!!!!)
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To: SmithL

Barry...the Queen has spoken. You needn’t look any further.


20 posted on 08/03/2008 5:17:06 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Brilliant
How on Earth did a Democrat win that district?

I live in his district and we ask ourselves that all the time. He has a stranglehold on the seat. In his favor he worked his tail off to prevent the closure of the Waco VA hospital and in general takes good care of the military in the area. That's about the only good thing I can say about him.

21 posted on 08/03/2008 5:19:33 PM PDT by McLynnan
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To: SmithL

“Edwards, first elected in 1990 and now in his ninth term, represents Texas’ 17th District, which includes Waco, College Station, Fort Hood”

Fort Hood used to be in Chet’s district. John Carter-R is our Congressman now, thank God!

Chet Edwards is a typical dem politician, except he has never publicly cheated on his wife. The media loves him, and gives him credit for everything. When he did represent Fort Hood, there was a press release for every single bullet delivered to Hood, and he told us that it wouldn’t have happened without him.


22 posted on 08/03/2008 5:19:41 PM PDT by Tex Pete (Obama for Change: from our pockets, our piggy banks, and our couch cushions!)
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To: Brilliant

HE RUNS AS A CONSERVATIVE


23 posted on 08/03/2008 5:21:34 PM PDT by mathluv
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To: berdie
Barry...the Queen has spoken. You needn’t look any farther.


24 posted on 08/03/2008 5:23:34 PM PDT by They'reGone2000 (And I DON'T want to have to change my name to They'reBack2008!)
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To: SmithL

Still wouldn’t deliver Texas. LOL! What a hair-brained idea.


25 posted on 08/03/2008 5:30:47 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: SmithL

The one good point is that we, in Central Texas, would finally be rid of the scumbag.....


26 posted on 08/03/2008 5:33:40 PM PDT by Feckless (En Temps)
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To: SmithL

Is he related to that crook family from Louisiana, former Gov. Edwin Edwards, et al?


27 posted on 08/03/2008 5:43:21 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: mathluv
HE RUNS AS A CONSERVATIVE

Most Democrats from Southern states do the same thing just like the ones from Arkansas. You would think they were Republicans because many don't even advertise a party affiliation.

28 posted on 08/03/2008 5:45:34 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

LOL.

Then there’s always the comic relief guy on O’Reiley with the cowboy hat...Kinky friedman??


29 posted on 08/03/2008 5:47:17 PM PDT by eleni121 (EN TOUTO NIKA!! +)
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To: SmithL

Isn’t he the guy who choked when Chris Matthews challenged him to name one accomplishment of Obama’s?


30 posted on 08/03/2008 6:14:34 PM PDT by kenavi ("My mudder thanks you, my fodder thanks you, and Obama thanks you!")
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To: SmithL
His district includes Crawford.
31 posted on 08/03/2008 7:10:58 PM PDT by tobyhill (fraud -noun;(1)deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, (2) Obama)
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To: Brilliant; lonestar; McLynnan; Tex Pete; mathluv; Feckless
How on Earth did a Democrat win that district?

College Station was represented by Republicans ever since Phil Gramm switched parties in the early 80s. Unfortunately, the most recent redrawing of congressional districts put us in Edwards' district (Tex Pete, you got John Carter at our expense!).

The GOP hasn't worked hard to oppose him since then, and he's made mincemeat of the weak candidates he's faced. He even won the Aggieland vote in 2006, after shamelessly showering US taxpayer money on the university. Oh, he's also good at working a lot of conservative rhetoric into his campaign materials (even though his voting record speaks otherwise).

32 posted on 08/03/2008 7:52:52 PM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (Global Warming Heretic -- http://agw-heretic.blogspot.com)
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