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How Palin needs to respond
vanity | Jsk10

Posted on 08/31/2008 8:51:30 AM PDT by jsk10

Gang, forgive me for posting a vanity note in here, but this is really bothering me and I'd like for some help in addressing it.

The idiots and dummies (and we know who they are) are trying to ruin a young girl's life and spread lies about the entire Palin family. What can we do?

I would love Gov. Palin to come out and talk about how this is what the Democrats have become. This is how power hungry they are and this is how they have lost all sense of right and wrong. This is the Obama base and this is who he panders to. Talk about how she is a mother first and a politician second and we will get 60% of the women's vote. Election over.

Just my thoughts. But I'm still steamed enough to let this bother me for a bit.

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1 posted on 08/31/2008 8:52:29 AM PDT by jsk10
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To: jsk10

I’d just like to say thank you for referring to 44 as young. LOL!


2 posted on 08/31/2008 8:55:06 AM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (I support the death penalty for people who go to baseball games and talk on their cell phones.)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

well, actually, i meant another member of her family...but as someone in that “same demographic”, heck yeah it’s young. ha


3 posted on 08/31/2008 8:57:13 AM PDT by jsk10
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To: jsk10

This situation has been on my mind as well. I guess she will have to respond in her own way, to be authentic. Gov. Palin represents so much of what American women aspire to be. Shoot, even Michelle Obama was on the campaign trail telling women to not get corporate jobs but to get service jobs and fight for things with passion. Gov. Palin has done just that and the Obama/DNC Dems are shredding her.


4 posted on 08/31/2008 8:59:06 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: jsk10
You have to consider the source of degrading comments. Remember the Loony Liberal Left has no sense of justice or reason when it comes to elections. Lies and distortion are their tools of the trade. I have often wondered if they learned it from the MSM or perhaps it was the reverse case.
5 posted on 08/31/2008 9:02:55 AM PDT by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: jsk10

She has no need to respond to idiots and dummies. Anyone who would believe their drivel is too stupid to vote.


6 posted on 08/31/2008 9:04:43 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: jsk10

It’s the same pickle Kerry was in.

If you address the accusation, you spread them even faster and confirm them in peoples minds.

If you dont address the accusation, you let the accusation stand, which comes off as an admission of guilt.

Kerry chose silence for weeks. Seeing the damage it inflicted (ha!), he made the wrong choice.

Palin needs to disarm this by addressing the substance of the accusation, which is to speak clearly on why Bristol was out of school and out of the house while Sarah was pregnant, which is the big ‘evidence’ that’s giving this thing legs.


7 posted on 08/31/2008 9:06:32 AM PDT by skipper18
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To: jsk10
Ignore them for the time being.

Almost all DBM sycophants aren't going to touch this with a ten foot pole. This story in the same ball park as the Sinclair story with Obama.

When and if this makes it to the MSM, teams of surrogates need to blast all forms of media comparing this to the Sinclair story, that will stop it in a heartbeat as their messiah cannot be linked with a sleaze story, even if it true

8 posted on 08/31/2008 9:06:35 AM PDT by Popman (McCain as POTUS is odious, Obama as POTUS is unthinkable.)
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To: jsk10
The way to respond to mean and hateful lies, is just ignore them. You take the wind out of the accusers lies.
9 posted on 08/31/2008 9:07:12 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: jsk10
I would not respond to this garbage at all. For if there is no truth to it, it will die on the vine while discrediting those who are spreading it. Palin needs to show the voters that she is thick-skinned and above these sleaze tactics.
10 posted on 08/31/2008 9:07:51 AM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 6 days from outliving Rocky Marciano)
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To: jsk10

She shouldn’t address it. Let someone else in the party go after it.


11 posted on 08/31/2008 9:08:05 AM PDT by SampleMan (We are a free and industrious people, socialist nannies do not become us.)
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To: skipper18

Kerry’s problem was that it was true. Can’t defend against cold hard facts.


12 posted on 08/31/2008 9:09:31 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Agreed. I would say nothing if I were Palin. The idiots taking these shots at her and especially her children are making absolute fools of themselves.

Maybe my faith in the public is misplaced, but I think they will see right through what the Dems are doing.


13 posted on 08/31/2008 9:09:32 AM PDT by VOR78
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To: austinaero
the Obama/DNC Dems are shredding her

Attempting to shred is more accurate. The attacks that I have seen have all ricochetted back on the Dems. As I have said before, when it comes to attacks on Palin, the Dems are just slapping a porcupine.

14 posted on 08/31/2008 9:10:10 AM PDT by tbpiper (Obama/Biden: Instead of Ebony and Ivory, we have Arrogance and Insolence.)
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To: SampleMan
She shouldn’t address it. Let someone else in the party go after it.

I ALMOST agree with you. She shouldn't address it, her husband should. They're maligning his daughter and he should respond as a man whose daughter is being maligned. It should be short and sweet.

"Either present some evidence NOW to back up your claim or step outside and face me like a man."

15 posted on 08/31/2008 9:11:43 AM PDT by ArGee (Reality - what a concept.)
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To: jsk10
We cannot allow ourselves, nor Sarah Palin, to become embroiled in ongoing defensive arguments over every bogus phony cry from the leftist moonbats, either.

If we allow them to set the tone and keep us running defense, trying to counter every ridiculous cry from them, we lose the ability to spread all the positive about this lady.

Truth prevails and if we get wrapped in their silly games, we just give them a sounding board to spread their hate further.

As Bill Kristol wrote, Let Palin be Palin.

The nature of politics has gotten cut throat and people end up hurt, but with the parents Bristol has, she will come out fine.

Common sense says that if they were covering anything up, they would not have allowed the photo of them, showing Bristol with a teenaged poochy belly, to be published in the first place. But don't forget, the left has no common sense.

Point out the obvious to friends who bring it up and move on to her strong positive aspects. She'll handle rumors if she feels they need handled.

16 posted on 08/31/2008 9:14:33 AM PDT by DakotaRed (Don't you wish you had supported a conservative when you had the chance?)
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To: jsk10
What can we do?

Maybe the best thing to do is nothing.

Let them spill their vitriol and see how the voting public responds. Biden especially. His mouth is bigger than his brain and I'm sure he'll trip on it before this is over. Just my thoughts.

17 posted on 08/31/2008 9:14:57 AM PDT by McGruff ("We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." Huh?)
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To: jsk10
She cannot afford to let this stuff get to her.

Politics is dirty. The whole family will be subject to it.

Lynn Cheney and Laura Bush are excellent models. Both faced this. They can advise her on how to respond (if at all) when slimebags try to slander or demean the kids to score points against the parents.

At the VP debate she can expect from PLUGS some kind of smarmy patronizing dig about neglecting her baby yada yada.

18 posted on 08/31/2008 9:15:48 AM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: jsk10

It’s just more of the same (well, nastier than most attacks) but still typical of the worst elements of that side. Beating up on the personal life of the teenage daughter of a female VP candidate will not resonate positively with 90% of the voters. It’s a loser for them, and I think even Obama’s handlers will eventually let that one die.


19 posted on 08/31/2008 9:15:54 AM PDT by Textide
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To: jsk10

Palin, during the election, should never, ever respond to the gutter politics the Rats engage in. This is what they are hoping for because it would suggest she is weak and not presidential.

She needs to plug along, keep smiling, and show true grit in the face of adversity. Those are the qualities that will make her the next vice president.


20 posted on 08/31/2008 9:16:06 AM PDT by BigBobber
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To: jsk10
Unfortunately, unless you're a real political junkie and capable of reading between the lines, what you're asking doesn't make a lot of sense. What I'm pretty sure you're trying to say is that the DUmmies / Kossacks / MoveOn.org moonbats are accusing Palin of covering up her daughter's pregnancy.

I say let them make all the wild, crazy, psychotic accusations they are capable of making, for the whole world to see who they are. I say we encourage them to show their asses to the world.

For instance, did you know that Sarah Palin took night school classes to learn to program in the "C" language, and was part of a top secret hacking team that changed the Diebold voting machines in Ohio to ensure that Kerry lost? I'll bet you didn't know that, did you? She's been practicing her skills more and more so that we take the next election from Obama, so that there will be rioting in the streets and white people have an excuse to shoot blacks.

I'm going to expose her right here on Free Republic, so that the DUmmies can take it and run with it, and investigate it until they get to the real truth.

Did you also know that Sarah Palin was best friends with one of the flight instructors who taught Mohammed Attah, and knew about the attack plans, but did nothing to stop it?

Rumor also has it that she helped put something in Howard Dean's drink the day he did that unintelligible scream that cost him his candidacy for the Presidency. Also, her hit team put toxic chemicals in Ted Kennedy's scotch to cause himt to get sick.

See how much fun this can be? I sincerely hope DU, DailyKos, and MoveOn.org pick up all of low hanging fruit above, and run with it and investigate it until they get to the truth. Please.

21 posted on 08/31/2008 9:17:52 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (I have Zero Tolerance for Zero Tolerance policies.)
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To: skipper18
I strongly disagree. While BHO and many others keep saying endlessly, Leave my family out of it, you seem to be suggesting she shouldn't.

I agree with JR. I also feel she can very effectively address this without addressing it at all. There are numerous occasions when children, disabled children, moral issues (ie: abortion, marriage, family, pregnancy), health care, even education, come up on the campaign trail. She will have ample opportunity to address it without even acknowledging she is doing so, by just telling her story. And I do stress without acknowledging the lies.

22 posted on 08/31/2008 9:19:02 AM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: DakotaRed

What photo?


23 posted on 08/31/2008 9:22:45 AM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: skipper18

> If you dont address the accusation, you let the accusation stand, which comes off as an admission of guilt.

Or you can decline to dignify the drivel with a response, which is often a great tactic. You can’t get hanged for what you don’t say.


24 posted on 08/31/2008 9:23:39 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Jim

Palin certainly doesn’t have to lend any credibility to the Media CNN and PMSNBC that have started and sustained these rumors.

However, perusing several very liberal forums yesterday tells me that the Democrats may have misfired on their hastiness to try and bring Palin down into their cesspool.

I read several hundred comments by feminazis, former Hillary supporters and those who were not voting for McCain.

Everyone of them was so damn mad at the DNC, Obama binBiden, CNN and PMSNBC that they had decided to vote for Palin.

As you may know, I did not much care for McCain during the primaries, but with Palin it has become more than just a hold your nose acceptable package.

25 posted on 08/31/2008 9:32:43 AM PDT by OKIEDOC (The Difference Between Palin and Obama is COMMON SENSE-She's GOT IT, He DOESN'T)
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To: jsk10
She needs to stay on message. As for praising Geraldine Ferraro and Hillary Clinton, she should save that for interviews with "gotcha" journalists on TV, but avoid mentioning either of their names during rallies.

Let the Rats go on about her being a "brainless beauty queen". Then when she kicks Joe Biden's ass so hard his hair plugs shoot out, she will far outdo the expectations of people tuning in to hear her say that she will use her title as Vice President to bring world peace.

26 posted on 08/31/2008 9:35:02 AM PDT by hunter112 (John McCain might just have made a decision that has earned him my vote with Sarah Palin.)
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To: jsk10
I take it that you are referring to the DailyKOS and DU posters' claim that Gov. Palin's 4 month old baby, Trig, is actually her 17 year old daughter, Willow's, baby.

I would hope that Palin didn't respond to this nut-job speculation. Let the leftwing-nuts pander on about this. It wouldn't take a rocket scientist, or for that matter a 13 year old with access to the internet, 15 minutes to find evidence to refute this spurious claim.

On the other hand. I fervently hope that this will infiltrate the narative of the far-left wing on the MSM, get voiced over national airwaves and cause such a consternation and backlash from the average American Voter as they finally realize that the national MSM has been lying to us for years and truly are in the pocket of the Dim party bosses.

27 posted on 08/31/2008 9:37:22 AM PDT by woofer ('Senator Obama ain't run nothin' but his mouth' - Steyn)
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To: Jim Robinson
She has no need to respond to idiots and dummies. Anyone who would believe their drivel is too stupid to vote.

BTTT

There is no reason to give a moments credence to this vile, unfounded rumor. Let the moron side of the American electorate run with this and watch how it explodes in their face like a Bill Ayers built bomb.

28 posted on 08/31/2008 9:38:36 AM PDT by A message
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To: McGruff

lol, do nothing, let’s bask in the sunlight that this lovely competent woman has put on the campaign.


29 posted on 08/31/2008 9:39:44 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: DakotaRed
The nature of politics has gotten cut throat and people end up hurt,

Its always been cut throat.

In the good old days, spreading this type of nonsense could result in the perpetrator being challenged to a duel, or a good old fashioned caning.

30 posted on 08/31/2008 9:40:14 AM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: jsk10

Just don’t accept their premise. No answer shuts them down as effectively as “I don’t accept your premise unless you prove that its valid”.


31 posted on 08/31/2008 9:44:41 AM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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She should just stay classy and explain in a very nuanced way how these are attacks on all American’s would would seek office inside the beltway.

Look at her, she is a wonderful woman, she doesn’t need to sling mud, just point out the mud being thrown by the other side.

Any gentleman knows you don’t do that to a woman.


32 posted on 08/31/2008 9:46:35 AM PDT by dila813
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To: jsk10

Personally I think she is more capable and eager to deal with this stuff than any of us here on FR and really doesn’t need our advice.

Something tells me she isn’t as ignorant on national and global issues as the masses assume her to be.


33 posted on 08/31/2008 10:00:58 AM PDT by Eagle Eye (McCain hasn't ever had an opponent with whom he wouldn't cooperate nor a friend he wouldn't betray)
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To: jsk10

The story is just a rip-off from Desperate Housewives, anyway.

Y’know, Bree pretends she’s pregnant, blah, blah, blah.


34 posted on 08/31/2008 10:07:18 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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Compare this to the kid gloves treatment Chelsea Clinton got.

If you want to know the difference between the left and the right in this county it is that the left things that a four month old baby boy with Downs syndrome is a perfectly acceptable political weapon to use against his mother. The right doesn’t.


35 posted on 08/31/2008 10:09:41 AM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF ("Gun Control" is not about the guns. "Illegal Immigration" is not about the immigration)
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To: jsk10

I bet she doesn’t need to be defended and can do it herself. After all, all the “victims” are in the other party.


36 posted on 08/31/2008 10:11:34 AM PDT by rhombus
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Ignore them. Independent women will be insulted and won’t need to be told what lowlifes the dems are.


37 posted on 08/31/2008 10:12:26 AM PDT by yazoo
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To: jsk10

i don’t think it would do her any good with anybody to respond to petty attacks... then she’d appear as a whiner and, with all else going on, petty herself, IMVHO.

in the short time left before the election, they should choose their battles carefully and for good reason, IMO


38 posted on 08/31/2008 10:22:33 AM PDT by callthemlikeyouseethem (Miss England: "Even moderate Muslims are turning to terrorism to prove themselves.")
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To: silverleaf

At the VP debate she can expect from PLUGS some kind of smarmy patronizing dig about neglecting her baby yada yada.

__________________

I have been hearing this one. “Why is she not staying home with her special needs baby?”
Here in Florida this is coming from rednecks who hate Obama but believe he will not last in office and will be replaced by a white man.
Malicious slander and ignorant prejudice will have to be countered directly. I am confident that McCain/Palin are up to the challenge.
O’s only defense seems to be to race bait any and all criticism. He has become the boy who cried wolf once too often.


39 posted on 08/31/2008 10:37:11 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell
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To: jsk10
Just say we'll talk about this when Kerry signs a 180.

Conversation over.

40 posted on 08/31/2008 10:37:15 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: jsk10

Sarah should not dignify this bs with a comment. However, if the ruckus reaches the level that the obamedia calls the McCain campaign about it, Tucker Bounds can release a statement from the attending OB-GYN that the baby was delivered at ___ Hospital on X date and that the mother was Sarah.

If desired a photo of her visibly pregnant can be offered.

Should it get that far, women will take great offense and it will work to the ticket’s advantage.


41 posted on 08/31/2008 10:38:28 AM PDT by freespirited
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To: skipper18

This is from the same media that we should respect Al Gore’s pill popping dope smoking train wreck of a son as a private family matter.....lol.


42 posted on 08/31/2008 10:43:09 AM PDT by willyd (Tickets, fines, fees, permits and inspections are synonyms for taxes)
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To: jsk10
Simply get some right-wing radio host to point out how ironic it is to suggest that Palin's last child was a cover-up of a baby from premarital sex, when Obama actually was a baby from premarital sex.

-PJ

43 posted on 08/31/2008 10:50:28 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Obama's "citizen of the world" is the 2008 version of Kerry's "global test.")
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To: Jim Robinson
She has no need to respond to idiots and dummies.

Absolutely right...and neither should we.

The media won't dare touch this - unless WE make an issue of it online...

Some things are best ignored - to die a natural death.

Let's NOT give it one more word.

44 posted on 08/31/2008 11:11:55 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (No trees were killed in sending this message but a lot of electrons were terribly agitated)
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To: Jim Robinson

Fair enough. Just didn’t want to let this hang out there with no awareness. But we’re aware and smarter folk than me say we should let them hang themselves with it. I’m fine with that. Thanks to all for the replies. I do feel a bit better


45 posted on 08/31/2008 11:20:43 AM PDT by jsk10
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To: ArGee

Yea I like that! Wasn’t it Obama who said leave my wife alone? Well how about the kids!


46 posted on 08/31/2008 11:26:48 AM PDT by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: jsk10
One question. How to respond if it is true. God knows, I do not want it to be. Sarah Palin is the best thing to happen to conservatives in a long time. However, our joy could be short-lived if it turns out an elaborate cover-up was concocted to hide a teen pregnancy.

Let's face it, if there were this many 'coincidences' with someone on the Dem side, we would leave no stone unturned. Pregnancy not visible, unannounced until seventh month (most wait just until fifth to get past miscarriage stage), teen daughter out of school for several months, doctor-approved 8-hour plane ride while supposedly leaking amniotic fluid, back at work in 3 days after birthing a Down's baby. Sorry, something doesn't smell quite right in Wasilla, and if she were a Dem, you'd all be saying so, too. Excuses and blind support of what you WANT to believe is just what we criticize the other side for.

If it is true, Sarah needs to come clean asap or risk sabotaging the general election. No matter how noble her intentions, an extended deception is just plain wrong. And we will all have egg on our face for our emotion-driven insistance that the rumor cannot possibly be true.

Go to mccainblogette.com and look at the picture of Sarah and Bristol in profile on the shot titled 'Getting ready for the People photo shoot' - which of the two looks like she had a baby 4 months ago? The next picture shows Sarah feeding Trig with a bottle - I thought she was breast feeding?

Let the flaming begin.

47 posted on 08/31/2008 11:31:11 AM PDT by informavoracious (The Other Guy Blinked)
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To: Jim Robinson
Anyone who would believe their drivel is too stupid to vote.

THAT'S the problem, Jim -- there is no longer any qualification to vote, except to breath, and even that is suspect in Philthadelphia! Remember in the election for the scumbag's second term, and the ad sent out in CA to register voters -- in Spanish? Please tell me -- a Naturalized Citizen -- why any Voter Registration Forms are in anything but English. And yes, I did make a formal complaint to my County Board of Elections; for the fat lot of good that did!

I think this election will be a fantastic awakening, if it's played right.

48 posted on 08/31/2008 12:09:06 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: ArGee

I like your idea.


49 posted on 08/31/2008 12:29:35 PM PDT by OldEagle
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To: jsk10

In my fantasy she would address this by saying..

I challenge Obama to a duel. I’ll bring the hospital bill from my delivery. Obama has to bring his birth certificate.


50 posted on 08/31/2008 4:15:00 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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