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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

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To: Paladin2b
That must be why Joe Biden yelled at some guy to get off his lawn, pal. He must be fuming.
101 posted on 08/22/2008 8:56:03 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: mylife

DU is going nuts!

They don't like it L0L

I don't like it...it gives The Obamanation 'moderate appeal'.

102 posted on 08/22/2008 8:56:30 AM PDT by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: Paladin2b
I hear Chet is strong on National Defense.
103 posted on 08/22/2008 8:56:53 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Peace Sucks. It means that somewhere there are terrorists that no one is shooting at.)
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To: sofaman
or, with that smile, bimBOY eruptions ...

I thought they were called himbos

104 posted on 08/22/2008 8:57:19 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (We have standards & tradition, otherwise we'd be litle better than the DUmmies.)
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To: Vermont Lt
This guy is my age. The draft ended in the early 70’s when this guy wasnt a teenager...In fact, depending on what year he was born, he might not have had to register at all. (THAT started back up again when I was in college.)

Chet was born 24 November 1951. He became eligible for the draft in late 1969. When did Nixon effectively end it, i.e., stop calling anyone from the lowest lottery numbers, as opposed to formally scrapping the Selective Service Act in 1973?
105 posted on 08/22/2008 8:57:24 AM PDT by Paladin2b
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To: GunRunner

No, I live north of his district. He was almost taken out a couple of elections back, but he survived. His district is mostly rural and he gets himself known to a lot of people personally. Typical Texas yellow-dog Democrat “good old boy”, coming across as a common sense type of guy to his constituents, but who fits in nicely with his DC lib buddies when the folks back home ain’t lookin’.


106 posted on 08/22/2008 8:57:50 AM PDT by San Jacinto
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To: Vaquero

Lets hope McCain doesnt try to follow suit by picking Lieberman


107 posted on 08/22/2008 8:57:51 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Paladin2b

Or


108 posted on 08/22/2008 8:57:56 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Are you ready to pray for Teddy?)
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To: Tex Pete

D’OH, my bad ... don’t know why my mind keeps putting the housing part of Hood in southern McLennan rather than northwestern Bell County. Hood is now in CD 31 ... Rep John Carter’s District.


109 posted on 08/22/2008 8:58:11 AM PDT by Mac94
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To: AmericaUnited

In 2002 and 2003, the head of our local peace group referred to liberating Iraq as terrorism on numerous occasions. Then, when John Edwards was chosen to be Kerry’s veep, she wrote into the local paper to describe the Dem ticket as having their hears in the right place.

The Dems will get to do that sort of thing again, and they’ll also get to explain why Barry has chosen a bitter clinger—Edwards has a 100% NRA rating.


110 posted on 08/22/2008 8:58:21 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: Kandy Atz

So, a virtual unknown presidential candidate picks an unknown congressman from a conservative state he has no chance of winning? Sounds like he’s just trying to make mommy Nancy happy with this.


111 posted on 08/22/2008 8:58:34 AM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: Paladin2b

112 posted on 08/22/2008 8:58:40 AM PDT by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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To: exile

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

He’s a great pretender. Obambi thinks he is going to take TX.


113 posted on 08/22/2008 8:59:34 AM PDT by Hattie
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Chet is probably wishing he paid the extra 5 bucks and got Caller ID so he wouldn’t have answered the phone.


114 posted on 08/22/2008 8:59:34 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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To: Spunky

He looks like Foley and has the last name of Edwards.


115 posted on 08/22/2008 8:59:43 AM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: MANO; sappy; Paladin2b

BREAKING:

CHET’S ARRIVAL...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5Wa4DxTKXc&feature=related


116 posted on 08/22/2008 8:59:58 AM PDT by 444Flyer (Marriage=1 man+1 woman! Vote "YES" on Prop 8, amend the Calif. State Constitution this November.)
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To: MANO

hmmmmmmm

haven’t seen that one in a while.


117 posted on 08/22/2008 9:00:19 AM PDT by kimmie7 (My brother - my hero.)
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To: Miss Didi

Maybe Obama’s vetting Chet to humor Nancy P. since that’s who she wanted him to pick. I still think it’s going to be Biden. Obama needs an attack dog and Biden fits the bill.


118 posted on 08/22/2008 9:00:50 AM PDT by toomanygrasshoppers ("In technical terminology, he's a loon")
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To: savedbygrace

I’m seeing a campaign poster that resembles the one for Brokeback Mountain...


119 posted on 08/22/2008 9:00:51 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: McLynnan

Despite John Kerry’s assessment, the military is not full of chumps. This will have no significant effect.


120 posted on 08/22/2008 9:03:10 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: kimmie7

http://www.ontheissues.org/TX/Chet_Edwards.htm

Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Dec 2003)

Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)

Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)


121 posted on 08/22/2008 9:03:40 AM PDT by conservativefromGa
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To: P-Marlowe

He’s a bitter clinger!


122 posted on 08/22/2008 9:04:11 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: Paladin2b
his name at birth was Chester....I can see him following behind the Obama-nation with a decided limp yelling "Mr. President...Mr. President"


123 posted on 08/22/2008 9:04:17 AM PDT by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: svcw

“But this is rich...the dems will not know the difference between Chet and John.”

ROTFL!

My thoughts also!


124 posted on 08/22/2008 9:04:45 AM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: San Jacinto
I just watched this and got sick to my stomach.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiDVi4_U3_4

I've been to Cleburne several times this year (girlfriend's home town), and I know tons of Aggies. Those folks don't seem like they'd ever send somebody to Washington who's buddy buddy with Pelosi.

That's like a Republican representing Harlem or Suffolk County, MA.

125 posted on 08/22/2008 9:06:03 AM PDT by GunRunner
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To: what_not2007

Nah, there’d be too many strings attached...

Heehee.

Colonel, USAFR


126 posted on 08/22/2008 9:06:39 AM PDT by jagusafr ("Bugs, Mr. Rico! Zillions of 'em!" - Robert Heinlein)
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To: toldyou
“But this is rich...the dems will not know the difference between Chet and John.”

Obama is off the John but he's still full of Chet.

127 posted on 08/22/2008 9:07:13 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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To: NeoCaveman

LMAO. you owe me a keyboard!


128 posted on 08/22/2008 9:07:24 AM PDT by txroadkill (Liberals believe that the only oppressed people in Cuba are the terrorist in GitMo)
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To: Mr. Silverback
The Dems will get to do that sort of thing again, and they’ll also get to explain why Barry has chosen a bitter clinger—Edwards has a 100% NRA rating.

Not to mention he can wear a cowboy hat and stick a finger in Bush's eye.

129 posted on 08/22/2008 9:07:24 AM PDT by Hattie
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To: Verginius Rufus

“He may not be a “nancy boy” but he’s Nancy’s boy.”

I’m thinkin’ both...

Colonel, USAFR


130 posted on 08/22/2008 9:07:48 AM PDT by jagusafr ("Bugs, Mr. Rico! Zillions of 'em!" - Robert Heinlein)
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To: Baynative
Useless banter. Hillary will be the nominee.

I thought the formal selection of the Presidential candidate took place at the DNC convention AFTER the delegates had a chance to cast their votes.

131 posted on 08/22/2008 9:08:01 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.)
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To: All
I am still hoping it is Biden. Some other Freeper came up with Obama bin Biden and it is just too good to not hope for.
132 posted on 08/22/2008 9:08:28 AM PDT by j_k_l
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To: Spunky

Kind of looks like Bush without the effects of exercise.


133 posted on 08/22/2008 9:09:03 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Paladin2b

Election Day:

“Goodnight Chet”

“Goodnight Barack”


134 posted on 08/22/2008 9:10:52 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: JFC
TEXANS will vote conservative. I think it will be purple in Houston, and in the gulf area, but it will not vote a DIM in office... But I live in very conservative West Texas and I have seen an unreal amount of Obama bumper stickers.

Travis County will vote Dem. So will the border counties along the Rio Grande and maybe Dallas County. But that's it. I think there's too much oil interest in Houston for them to go even "purple" as you put it.

135 posted on 08/22/2008 9:10:53 AM PDT by al_c (Avoid the consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity)
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To: Paladin2b

If it is Chet Edwards, the pick does not elevate Obama. It devalues Edwards. It doesn’t matter because Hillary is going to roll Obama at the convention.


136 posted on 08/22/2008 9:11:07 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (National Enquirer - The paper of record.)
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To: toomanygrasshoppers

Rush on this now...”I never heard of the guy!” Rush says Barry won’t announce before 3 p.m. Perhaps during the Olympics tonight to create excitement.


137 posted on 08/22/2008 9:11:14 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: McLynnan
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.

VP selections are not that important and there is no way it will flip Texas.

138 posted on 08/22/2008 9:11:17 AM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: Paladin2b

Obambi may name Paris Hilton as his running mate too...but it’s doubtful.


139 posted on 08/22/2008 9:12:55 AM PDT by Mogollon ($5/gal Gas....Kick the Jacka$$es Out!)
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To: Always Right

Posters - Dems want a COWBOY too, and from BUSH country.


140 posted on 08/22/2008 9:14:22 AM PDT by Hattie
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To: NeoCaveman

They probably had the Obama/Che bumperstickers ready, but when they figured out he could only vote, not run for VP, they took their crayons and added a “t”.


141 posted on 08/22/2008 9:15:32 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: Paladin2b

Y A W N........


142 posted on 08/22/2008 9:15:41 AM PDT by RadioCirca1970 (Welcome to the Terror Dome....)
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To: Joyell

He’s not scary. He doesn’t have a funny name. And by the way, did I mention.....he’s white?


143 posted on 08/22/2008 9:15:46 AM PDT by tbpiper (McCain is whitebread. Obama is toast.)
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To: Mr. Silverback
Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record.

http://ontheissues.org/TX/Chet_Edwards_Gun_Control.htm

Would someone please explain to me why everyone here keeps saying that Edwards has a "Edwards has a 100% NRA rating."

144 posted on 08/22/2008 9:16:05 AM PDT by KansasGirl ( b/c Obama is just creepy.)
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To: Miss Didi
Rush is saying that Queen Bee Pelosi doesn't want to be threatened by ANYBODY in that number two slot...so this was her choice. Also, Rush is consoling the PUMA gals because Mrs. Clinton was not even vetted. The nerve!
145 posted on 08/22/2008 9:16:59 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: MNReaganite

Cheney had been Secretary of Defense, a Congressman, a White House Chief of Staff and CEO of a billion-dollar company.


146 posted on 08/22/2008 9:18:20 AM PDT by newzjunkey (YES on CA PROP 4. (Family notification for underage abortions))
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To: Paladin2b

My Bloomberg is flashing that the WSJ is saying that it’s Gov. Kaine of Virginia.


147 posted on 08/22/2008 9:20:15 AM PDT by green iguana (FREE LAZAMATAZ!)
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To: Miss Didi

“That must be why Joe Biden yelled at some guy to get off his lawn, pal. He must be fuming.”

I noticed that, too, and thought the behavior was a bit peculiar for a guy who will be chosen for the VP position. He was angry!


148 posted on 08/22/2008 9:20:25 AM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: Paladin2b

And 5 minutes later...

Edwards: Yes, it’s my baby.


149 posted on 08/22/2008 9:20:43 AM PDT by ryan71
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To: My Favorite Headache
EXACTLY!!! Weird Science Was the first thing I thought of when I heard the name Chet.

Of course, I had this image in my mind:


150 posted on 08/22/2008 9:20:46 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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