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BREAKING--Obama may announce CHET EDWARDS as running mate in minutes
AP ^ | 22 August 2008 | LIZ SIDOTI

Posted on 08/22/2008 8:33:40 AM PDT by Paladin2b

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama prepared to name his running mate, perhaps as early as Friday, from a small field o0f candidates that included at least one dark horse.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008veep; alreadyposted; bayh; biden; bumperstickers; chetedwards; kaine; lame; notbreaking; obama; veepstakes
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The AP wire is buzzing the past few minutes that Obama is set to surprise all with picking Rep. Chet Edwards (D-TX) as his vice presidential selection, perhaps by the middle of this afternoon. [Moderator--please pull this thread if this turns out to be a red herring]
1 posted on 08/22/2008 8:33:45 AM PDT by Paladin2b
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To: Paladin2b

Is that John Edwards’ love child?

}:-)4


2 posted on 08/22/2008 8:35:06 AM PDT by Moose4 (http://moosedroppings.wordpress.com -- Because 20 million self-important blogs just aren't enough.)
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To: Paladin2b

...or he may not...


3 posted on 08/22/2008 8:35:31 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: Paladin2b

Sheesh another Edwards, only this one has a $200 haircut.


4 posted on 08/22/2008 8:35:39 AM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: Paladin2b

Red herring?........

5 posted on 08/22/2008 8:35:42 AM PDT by Red Badger (All that carbon in all that oil and coal was once in the atmosphere. We're just putting it back.....)
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To: Paladin2b
D@mn. I thought he would've picked Castro or Chavez.

I'm sure this Chet person detests America just like the Obamunist.

6 posted on 08/22/2008 8:35:57 AM PDT by exile ("Get off the phone, ya big dope"- The Great One)
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To: Paladin2b

7 posted on 08/22/2008 8:36:02 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: Paladin2b

Now they can use the Obama/Edwards bumper stickers after all.


8 posted on 08/22/2008 8:36:08 AM PDT by Poincare
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

zzzzzzz


9 posted on 08/22/2008 8:36:09 AM PDT by impeachedrapist (Ssshh! I'm a liberal plant AND a stalker!)
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To: Paladin2b

Right now the AP article you linked merely says that Chet Edwards is one of five “finalists”


10 posted on 08/22/2008 8:36:16 AM PDT by Enchante (Obama-cons: Trying to fool America, one media dupe at a time!)
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To: Paladin2b

WTH is Chet Edwards? Isn’t he some old country music singer?


11 posted on 08/22/2008 8:36:21 AM PDT by Grunthor (It is NOT acceptable for Barack Obama to be President of the United States!)
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To: Moose4

Why Chet?

Because Che is dead.

OR

Because they printed a million Obama/Edwards bumperstickers a month ago and it would be a shame to waste them.


12 posted on 08/22/2008 8:36:33 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (We have standards & tradition, otherwise we'd be litle better than the DUmmies.)
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To: Paladin2b

The guitar player ?


13 posted on 08/22/2008 8:36:44 AM PDT by kbennkc (What passes for optimism is most often an intellectual error)
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To: DallasBiff

When the text message goes out today and all the obamanauts get the text and they all start cheering and then say, “Who the hell is Chet Edwards?”


14 posted on 08/22/2008 8:37:17 AM PDT by Holicheese (Rasdower, Zap Rasdower!)
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To: Paladin2b

At first I read ‘CHET ATKINS.” LOL

Where’d I put my glasses?... .


15 posted on 08/22/2008 8:37:24 AM PDT by hoe_cake ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself." MTwain)
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To: Paladin2b

Who is Chet Edwards?


16 posted on 08/22/2008 8:37:40 AM PDT by Joyell
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To: Paladin2b

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chet_Edwards


17 posted on 08/22/2008 8:37:44 AM PDT by Dawn531
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To: Paladin2b

FWIW, His pic is already on mybarackobama.com..............

18 posted on 08/22/2008 8:37:46 AM PDT by Red Badger (All that carbon in all that oil and coal was once in the atmosphere. We're just putting it back.....)
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To: Paladin2b

Who?
But this is rich...the dems will not know the difference between Chet and John.


19 posted on 08/22/2008 8:37:54 AM PDT by svcw (There is no plan B.)
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To: Paladin2b

Red herring? Makes me think about grilling a red snapper with a citrus mirandade tonight.


20 posted on 08/22/2008 8:38:11 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Paladin2b

Edwards would not help Obama carry Texas, but he might help in some swing states. A rather shocking announcement, if true.


21 posted on 08/22/2008 8:38:23 AM PDT by San Jacinto
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To: Paladin2b

Didn’t Nancy Pelosi tell Obama a few days ago that he should pick Chet Edwards? He may not be a “nancy boy” but he’s Nancy’s boy.


22 posted on 08/22/2008 8:38:31 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Paladin2b
Who?
Sounds like no one else wants the job.
23 posted on 08/22/2008 8:38:37 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: Enchante
Right now the AP article you linked merely says that Chet Edwards is one of five “finalists”

That AP article has been changing/updating by the minute. A few minutes ago Sidotti indicated she had some scoop that it is going to be Edwards. Something is up if his name is being floated this late in the game, but I guess Sidotti's editor is getting nervous.
24 posted on 08/22/2008 8:38:52 AM PDT by Paladin2b
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To: Paladin2b

Good then central texas will be free of his abortion supporting *** !


25 posted on 08/22/2008 8:39:15 AM PDT by linn37 (Hail Me, Obama or be cast into the firey pits of eternal damnation!")
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To: Paladin2b

26 posted on 08/22/2008 8:39:20 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
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To: Paladin2b

To me, Bambi tipped his hand to Chet Edwards by saying the person was “willing to challenge his thinking”. That’s how he can explain away why Edwards has the opposite position on the Iraq War.


27 posted on 08/22/2008 8:39:27 AM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: NeoCaveman

Because they printed a million Obama/Edwards bumperstickers a month ago and it would be a shame to waste them.

Purely excellent observation. They’ve got class!!!!
Elected for Post of the Day! The exact kind of thing these a holes would do!


28 posted on 08/22/2008 8:39:27 AM PDT by MarineMom613 (My son is My Hero!!!)
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To: Moose4

I think he’s a congressman from Texas? Wow...talk about an inexperienced ticket.


29 posted on 08/22/2008 8:39:33 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Paladin2b

Who the heck is it and why? Texas isn’t up for grabs, is it?


30 posted on 08/22/2008 8:39:33 AM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: Paladin2b

Who is this guy?


31 posted on 08/22/2008 8:39:36 AM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Red Badger

Looks like Woody Harrelson’s brother. (It’s the cowboy way.)


33 posted on 08/22/2008 8:39:38 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Paladin2b

Thailand?!?!


34 posted on 08/22/2008 8:40:17 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Voting Conservative isn't for the faint of heart.)
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To: Poincare
Now they can use the Obama/Edwards bumper stickers after all.

LOL! Provided Chet doesn't have any bimbo eruptions.

35 posted on 08/22/2008 8:40:17 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Paladin2b

Goodnight, David.


36 posted on 08/22/2008 8:40:17 AM PDT by Crawdad (I am my brother's keeper. I am not your brother's keeper.)
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To: Paladin2b

That would be an unusual choice but he’s W’s congressman so maybe Obama is going with symbolism over substance?


37 posted on 08/22/2008 8:40:35 AM PDT by newzjunkey (YES on CA PROP 4. (Family notification for underage abortions))
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To: savedbygrace

He wants to get the Military vote


38 posted on 08/22/2008 8:40:35 AM PDT by pitinkie (revenge will be sweet)
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To: Paladin2b

*Edwards lives in Waco and his district includes Bush’s parish
*Edwards endorses Obama
*Pelosi recommended Edwards to Obama.
*Edwards said he would accept if offered.


39 posted on 08/22/2008 8:40:41 AM PDT by omega4179 (B.Hussein Keep the change!)
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To: Paladin2b

Whooooooooooo?


40 posted on 08/22/2008 8:40:41 AM PDT by jveritas (God Bless President Bush and our brave troops)
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To: San Jacinto
Do you live in his district? I know he was one that was targeted during redistricting, but he was able to beat Wohlgemuth and an Iraq war vet the last two times out.

Don't think he could help Obama carry Texas though.

41 posted on 08/22/2008 8:40:48 AM PDT by GunRunner
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To: Paladin2b

OMG how funny. I live in his district. He’s to the right of Obama and has a strong record supporting the military (Fort Hood is in his district. On reflection maybe not such a bad pick — gives Obama a chance of putting delegate rich Texas in his column and pulling some military votes.


42 posted on 08/22/2008 8:40:54 AM PDT by McLynnan
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To: Paladin2b

Where did the “minutes” in the headline come from?


43 posted on 08/22/2008 8:40:55 AM PDT by Types_with_Fist (I'm on FReep so often that when I read an article at another site I scroll down for the comments.)
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To: Paladin2b

Chester?


44 posted on 08/22/2008 8:41:42 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Paladin2b
Chet Edwards is Nancy Pelosi’s monkey.
45 posted on 08/22/2008 8:41:47 AM PDT by submarinerswife ("If I win I can't 't be stopped! If I lose I shall be dead." - George S. Patton)
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To: Paladin2b

This would be a surprise indeed. Edwards has a 100% rating from the NRA.


46 posted on 08/22/2008 8:41:49 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: svcw

Exactly.


47 posted on 08/22/2008 8:41:59 AM PDT by KansasGirl ( b/c Obama is just creepy.)
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To: Moose4

LOL! Good one!


48 posted on 08/22/2008 8:42:29 AM PDT by maryz
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To: Paladin2b

A suprise.


49 posted on 08/22/2008 8:43:08 AM PDT by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^==^..^=)
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To: Paladin2b
.. included at least one dark horse

Be careful, with that terminology.

50 posted on 08/22/2008 8:43:13 AM PDT by proud2beconservativeinNJ ("In God We Trust")
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