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Chatter over Hutchison as possible VP pick gets louder
Houston Chronicle ^

Posted on 08/27/2008 6:45:58 AM PDT by Bulwinkle

CRAWFORD — Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison's long-shot prospect for vice president is getting a push from conservative and other pundits in the lead-up to next week's Republican National Convention.

The latest flurry of speculation online and on cable television constitutes at least a third or fourth wave of chatter about Hutchison, whose name surfaces occasionally as a possible Republican vice-presidential candidate...

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 110th; 2008veep; hutchinson; mccain; tx2008
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Hmmm... Would add some excitement...upstage the Dems for weeks.
1 posted on 08/27/2008 6:45:58 AM PDT by Bulwinkle
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To: Bulwinkle

Let’s hope not. The Democrats will mock the ticket as Grandma and Grandpa Simpson...


2 posted on 08/27/2008 6:47:18 AM PDT by COBOL2Java ("It's not my fault if McCain loses - it's his own damn fault!" - Mark Levin)
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To: Bulwinkle

Palin would be better.


3 posted on 08/27/2008 6:47:32 AM PDT by Lucas McCain (No relation to John McCain)
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To: Bulwinkle

If McCain would pick a woman, he’d be a near-lock for the win in November.

Though I’d much prefer Sarah Palin.

Just stay away from Romney. He’s a dud who brings nothing to the table and probably makes a McCain win in November less likely.


4 posted on 08/27/2008 6:48:00 AM PDT by Night Conservative (Sarah Palin for McCain's running mate.)
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To: Bulwinkle

Not a good idea. She and Mr. McCain will look like Jed and Granny Clampett.

MMMMMMM doggies!


5 posted on 08/27/2008 6:48:59 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: Night Conservative

Why? She doesn’t have the experience KBH has.


6 posted on 08/27/2008 6:49:54 AM PDT by lonestar
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To: 1riot1ranger; Action-America; Aggie Mama; Alkhin; Allegra; American72; antivenom; Antoninus II; ...

Houston/Texas PING


7 posted on 08/27/2008 6:50:20 AM PDT by weegee (The higher taxes that Obama demands of Americans are 'Above my Pay Grade'.)
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To: Bulwinkle
Hmmm... Would add some excitement...upstage the Dems for weeks.

Would definitely get all those pissed off Hillary supporters.

8 posted on 08/27/2008 6:50:35 AM PDT by cowboyway ("The beauty of the Second Amendment is you won't need it until they try to take it away"--Jefferson)
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To: Bulwinkle

After Hillary’s speech last night, it is obvious that there are 18 million reasons to pick a female as a VP candidate.


9 posted on 08/27/2008 6:50:45 AM PDT by TommyDale (I) (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: Bulwinkle

Kay Baily Hutchinson leans toward pro choice. This will surely come out during the campaign.


10 posted on 08/27/2008 6:50:47 AM PDT by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: Bulwinkle
Nooooooooo!!!! Please not!!!! She is a nice lady and I assume she still has her marbles having adopted two babies in her 60’s. But standing next to John McCain at the convention- it will look like an AARP convention.

At least if she an McCain lose they will get plenty of endorsement opportunities.

Viagra. Depends. Metamucil. Dentucreme. Liberty Mutual insurance.

11 posted on 08/27/2008 6:51:25 AM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: ontap

I hope you don’t think McCain gives a flip about the conservative wing of the party. He would pick whoever can help him win, regardless of their stance on abortion.


12 posted on 08/27/2008 6:52:51 AM PDT by TommyDale (I) (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: Bulwinkle

Not another Senator!

We already have 3 on the tickets, and that is 3 too many.


13 posted on 08/27/2008 6:53:07 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: ontap

You say it too nicely.

I hope someone McMeMeMe listens to can persuade him that HIS BASE IS NOT SHORED-UP. His pick needs to be unassailably conservative.

Trouble is, he thinks he is, thinks he deserves this, thinks we’re d****d lucky to have someone as wonderful as he to vote for.

And he’s wrong.


14 posted on 08/27/2008 6:53:16 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Bulwinkle

Senator Hutchinson isn’t young enough. C’mon, people, think this through. (I don’t necessarily mean FRs)


15 posted on 08/27/2008 6:53:59 AM PDT by madison10 (Osama bin Biden for Marxist Nominee of the Year.)
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To: lonestar
Why? She doesn’t have the experience KBH has.

Palin has more executive experience than Hutchison.

16 posted on 08/27/2008 6:54:15 AM PDT by Night Conservative (Sarah Palin for McCain's running mate.)
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To: TommyDale

You really think those 18 million pantsuit wearing booted shorthaired womyn who love Hillary will vote for any republican woman? You see Rosie and Ellen and the leader of NARAL loving up Kay Bailey Hutchinson? Dream on.


17 posted on 08/27/2008 6:54:16 AM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: TommyDale

You really think those 18 million pantsuit wearing booted shorthaired womyn who love Hillary will vote for any republican woman? You see Rosie and Ellen and the leader of NARAL loving up Kay Bailey Hutchinson? Dream on.


18 posted on 08/27/2008 6:54:32 AM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: silverleaf
...it will look like an AARP convention.

The "snow on the roof" crowd is the #1 most dependable bloc to show up at the polls. And BTW, 50 is the age when you can join AARP...........

19 posted on 08/27/2008 6:54:39 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: ontap

She’s not known for being pro-life, in fact she’s been considered pro-abortion in my memory.


20 posted on 08/27/2008 6:54:50 AM PDT by Nextrush (MCLAME VS. NOBOMBEM.......What a choice?)
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To: COBOL2Java
Let’s hope not. The Democrats will mock the ticket as Grandma and Grandpa Simpson...

Correct and obvious that McCain needs a younger one to balance
Mitt would do since he has black hair and is energetic dynamic

Kay Bailey Hutchison looks gone and pasty and waxy from Madame Tousand's
21 posted on 08/27/2008 6:54:50 AM PDT by dennisw (That Muhammad was a charlatan. Islam is a hoax, an imperialistic ideology, disguised as religion.)
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To: Bulwinkle

This would be a mistake of huge proportions. The VP pick cannot be from Texas. The VP pick cannot be old.


22 posted on 08/27/2008 6:55:02 AM PDT by rivercat
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To: silverleaf

“Nooooooooo!!!! Please not!!!! She is a nice lady and I assume she still has her marbles having adopted two babies in her 60’s. But standing next to John McCain at the convention- it will look like an AARP convention.
At least if she an McCain lose they will get plenty of endorsement opportunities.

Viagra. Depends. Metamucil. Dentucreme. Liberty Mutual insurance.”

Couldn’t have said it better.


23 posted on 08/27/2008 6:55:48 AM PDT by varina davis (Life is not a dress rehearsal)
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To: lonestar

HOW SOON WE FORGET...

{KBH's} Omnibus Bill Includes Border Fence-Gutting Amendment

An excerpt:

“The Hutchison amendment gives DHS virtually total discretion over how and where the fence is built,” says Grassfire.org President Steve Elliott. “In fact, DHS would not be required to build fencing in any particular location -- and the double-layer mandate is totally gone.”

This Texan says not only no, but hell no!


24 posted on 08/27/2008 6:55:49 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: Bulwinkle

KBH is too old and she’s another freaking senator.

Palin or Romney, governor and former governor.


25 posted on 08/27/2008 6:56:19 AM PDT by webschooner
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To: silverleaf

yes, but a lot of old people VOTE


26 posted on 08/27/2008 6:56:39 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: COBOL2Java

Hitchison is younger than Biden.


27 posted on 08/27/2008 6:56:54 AM PDT by Catphish
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To: Bulwinkle

Not only NO!! HELL NO!!


28 posted on 08/27/2008 6:57:18 AM PDT by Howie66 (To the RAT Party: How can I question your patriotism? You have none, so what's your point?)
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To: Bulwinkle

There are others I’d rather see, but as long as McCain doesn’t pick that charlatan from Massachusetts, I can live with it.


29 posted on 08/27/2008 6:57:31 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (Jindal/Palin 2012)
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To: RexBeach

She is exactly the same age as Biden and 2 years younger than Cheney. She is the age now that Hillary will be when she runs in 2012.


30 posted on 08/27/2008 6:57:34 AM PDT by Soliton (> 100)
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To: TommyDale

IF HE PICKS KAY BAILEY HE WILL LOSE THE VOTE OF CONSERVATIVE TEXAS REPUBLICANS.


31 posted on 08/27/2008 6:57:35 AM PDT by Grams A
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To: ontap
Kay Baily Hutchinson leans toward pro choice.

A myth that people keep repeating. Kay is pro-life. She only waivers slightly on stem cell research.

Click here for OR .


32 posted on 08/27/2008 6:57:36 AM PDT by mnehring (http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=26012226159&ref=mf)
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To: Lucas McCain

I like Palin but the reality is that McCain would lose all his precious ammo against Obama on the experience issue. The RATS would just point to Palin.


33 posted on 08/27/2008 6:57:37 AM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: ontap

She just adopted two small children....
I don’t know where You’re getting Your info from.


34 posted on 08/27/2008 6:58:10 AM PDT by rewrite
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To: silverleaf

I’m not saying they will vote Republican. I’m not even voting Republican. All I said is that the McCain campaign sees 18 million potential votes.


35 posted on 08/27/2008 6:58:37 AM PDT by TommyDale (I) (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: dennisw
Mitt would do since he has uses black hair dye and is energetic dynamic

Fixed it.

36 posted on 08/27/2008 6:58:53 AM PDT by Hazwaste (Vote! Vote for the conservative local, state, and national candidates of your choice, but VOTE!)
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To: Bulwinkle
I don't know..there is Sarah..

then Kay..

hmmmmmm

37 posted on 08/27/2008 6:59:32 AM PDT by BerniesFriend
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To: TomGuy
"Not another Senator!...We already have 3 on the tickets, and that is 3 too many."

Agree wholeheartedly. I think the dems made a big mistake by doubling up Obama bin Biden. If McCain were to pick KBH, they would lose the opportunity to exploit the "lack of executive experience angle." I'd love to see Palin as McCain's Veep.

38 posted on 08/27/2008 6:59:40 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: TommyDale
After Hillary’s speech last night, it is obvious that there are 18 million reasons to pick a female as a VP candidate.

Especially after BO picked Biden...

39 posted on 08/27/2008 7:00:21 AM PDT by johnny7 ("Duck I says... ")
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To: Night Conservative
Palin has more executive experience than Hutchison.

Any woman who raises five children I listen to. That is called life experience
The counter example is Nancy Pelosi who was a fine mother raised five children you never hear anything bad about
But she copied her sleaze bag father mayor of Baltimore and reverted to the mean after her child rearing years were finished
40 posted on 08/27/2008 7:00:21 AM PDT by dennisw (That Muhammad was a charlatan. Islam is a hoax, an imperialistic ideology, disguised as religion.)
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To: Grams A

I agree. If he picks a pro-abortion VP candidate, he will lose the millions of evangelicals. McCain doesn’t care, he is blinded by the current polls.


41 posted on 08/27/2008 7:00:23 AM PDT by TommyDale (I) (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: ontap
Kay Baily Hutchinson leans toward pro choice.

She does more than lean - she IS pro choice, by her own words. There is no doubt or middle ground.

If McCain picks her, he will lose a lot of conservative votes.

42 posted on 08/27/2008 7:00:31 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Red Badger

the snow on the roof crowd is already a lock for McCain (except those in AARP who epitomize BDS)

People will look at McCain’s VP as the person who can and will run this country if aged Senator Mccain sadly becomes incapacitated or dies. With a candidate this old and with his health history, we cannot tolerate a tokenism selection, especially an old one. Would anyone even mention KBH if she was a man?


43 posted on 08/27/2008 7:00:55 AM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Bulwinkle

We don’t need two Senators and we especially don’t need two old Senators. McCain is 72 years old...he needs a bona fide conservative who’s young and ready to step in if needed. I don’t see Kay Bailet Hutchison in that light...at all. Nice lady, I’m sure but not what we need right now.


44 posted on 08/27/2008 7:01:03 AM PDT by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: lonestar
Hutchinson is pro-abort. She has no governing experience, and she's old. Not to mention a woman.
45 posted on 08/27/2008 7:01:08 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: Bulwinkle
I'm not a big Hutchison fan but as a VP pick it would be smart. She's a slightly right moderate who has no baggage and did I mention, she's a woman.
46 posted on 08/27/2008 7:01:11 AM PDT by tobyhill (fraud -noun;(1)deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, (2) Obama)
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To: COBOL2Java

Add Hutchinson to the list of candidates who would add nothing to the McCain campaign, and might even hurt a bit. That list also includes Romney, Powell, Rice, Huckabee, and Lieberman.

McCain needs a bold, younger choice. Cantor, Palin, Steele, or Sanford. Not the guy who came in number two, or a bunch of “moderates” and liberals.


47 posted on 08/27/2008 7:01:20 AM PDT by puroresu (Enjoy ASIAN CINEMA? See my Freeper page for recommendations (updated!).)
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To: Hazwaste

bs... no hair dye..... I think


48 posted on 08/27/2008 7:01:28 AM PDT by dennisw (That Muhammad was a charlatan. Islam is a hoax, an imperialistic ideology, disguised as religion.)
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To: ravingnutter
“The Hutchison amendment gives DHS virtually total discretion over how and where the fence is built,” says Grassfire.org President Steve Elliott. “In fact, DHS would not be required to build fencing in any particular location -- and the double-layer mandate is totally gone.”

Not sure I understand this bill. From what I am reading, this would give Homeland Security jurisdiction over the fence. Grassfire says this 'may' allow them to choose not to build it, but that is a 'what-if' game, not actually written in the bill. Wouldn't it be better to have this in the hands of Homeland Secuirty than under the jurisdiction of congressmen whose allegiances change at a whim? Isn't this a Homeland Security issue? Maybe I am reading this wrong, but what Grassfire is saying isn't actually in the bill, they are just saying 'what if'.

49 posted on 08/27/2008 7:01:32 AM PDT by mnehring (http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=26012226159&ref=mf)
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To: Bulwinkle

She’s a decent enough lady but doesn’t strike me as the sharpest knife in the chandelier. An obvious consequence of that is she could really drag team McCain down in debates, I’m afraid.

I’d much rather he select a rising star VP candidate. It’s doubtful there is too much to this rumor because McCain’s team has been making all the right moves up to this pt and surely wouldn’t slip up now with this looming critical decision.


50 posted on 08/27/2008 7:01:44 AM PDT by Dysart
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