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The Connie Hair Report: Tracking the Tickets
HumanEvents.com ^ | 9-11-2008 | Connie Hair

Posted on 09/11/2008 4:54:42 AM PDT by BufordP

Republican presidential running mates John McCain and Sarah Palin roared into Virginia yesterday in their first appearance together in this vital battleground state. Sans their opponent’s usual big-name band opening act to pull in crowds, the McCain-Palin rally drew an estimated 23,000 or more from across Virginia. Crowds packed into a hot and humid Van Dyke Park in Fairfax City to cheer for their candidates. According to the campaign press office, this was the largest McCain-Palin rally to date.

Sen. Fred Thompson fired up the crowd as the lead-in to the main event with red meat jabs at the media, calling the swarm of tabloid press and reporters currently invading Alaska "scandal-mongerers."

In the candidates' speeches, both made reference to the stark contrast between McCain-Palin and their opponents. Palin said while Sen. Barak Obama during his tenure in the Senate was requesting as a "senatorial privilege" $1 billion in earmarks, she, as Governor of Alaska, "was vetoing a half billion dollars as an executive responsibility."

McCain guaranteed the enthusiastic audience that he would use his veto pen on every pork-laden bill that came across his desk and expose those who try to hide the earmarks in these bills. "You will know their names and we’ll make them famous," he said.

The circus continued as McCain-Palin '08 also launched a new web ad yesterday responding to Obama's "lipstick on a pig" remarks in Virginia on Tuesday. Within hours, YouTube pulled the "Lipstick" ad citing a copyright violation complaint from CBS. A clip of Katie Couric appears in the ad, found here.

Also launched today was the new McCain-Palin "Fact Check" television ad admonishing the "mini-army" of Obama lawyers, investigators and opposition researchers dispatched to Alaska...

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: aar; campaign2008; campaigns; fairfaxcounty; mccain; mccainpalin; palin; rally; va2008
Angelwood and I met Connie at the rally! Good times!
1 posted on 09/11/2008 4:54:43 AM PDT by BufordP
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To: 1 Olgoat; 103198; 10Ring; 11Bush; 1stbn27; 2ndClassCitizen; 2SterlingConservatives; 2yearlurker; ...

DC Chapter ping


2 posted on 09/11/2008 4:56:01 AM PDT by BufordP (Had Mexicans flown planes into the World Trade Center, Jorge Bush would have surrendered.)
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To: Clinton's a liar

ping!


3 posted on 09/11/2008 4:57:07 AM PDT by BufordP (Had Mexicans flown planes into the World Trade Center, Jorge Bush would have surrendered.)
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To: theKid51; ourusa

ping


4 posted on 09/11/2008 4:59:27 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Vote McWhatshisname and PALIN)
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To: BufordP

OMG!! Is this the Connie Hair from early FR days??? Haven’t heard from her since the IMPEACHMENT!! Hi Connie!


5 posted on 09/11/2008 5:00:04 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy; Clinton's a liar

Yep.


6 posted on 09/11/2008 5:02:16 AM PDT by BufordP (Had Mexicans flown planes into the World Trade Center, Jorge Bush would have surrendered.)
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To: BufordP

This was probably one of the smartest moves that McCain could have made. His selection is turning the tide for those who were floundering on the choices we had in this election. I now feel much better about voting.


7 posted on 09/11/2008 5:04:28 AM PDT by beachn4fun (MSM - all shook up?)
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To: BufordP

So, when did she start writing for human events? And other such historical data the older of us might be interested in.

In other words, great tease title with absolutely no info following.


8 posted on 09/11/2008 5:09:16 AM PDT by wita (truthspeaks@freerepublic.com)
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To: BufordP
Those were the days when FReepers worked together as accomplished activists. We bought this ad in the Washington Times. Clinton's a Liar is holding the page


9 posted on 09/11/2008 5:20:17 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Conservation? Let the NE Yankees freeze.... in the dark)
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To: BufordP
drew an estimated 23,000 or more from across Virginia

And they did this with out any use of any high profile entertainers?

10 posted on 09/11/2008 5:21:00 AM PDT by buck61
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To: BufordP
"The circus continued as McCain-Palin '08 also..."

That was a poor choice.

11 posted on 09/11/2008 5:21:01 AM PDT by Graymatter
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To: BufordP

Hooray Connie! Great article!


12 posted on 09/11/2008 5:21:31 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: beachn4fun

Same here.


13 posted on 09/11/2008 5:22:57 AM PDT by BufordP (Had Mexicans flown planes into the World Trade Center, Jorge Bush would have surrendered.)
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To: BufordP
Sen. Fred Thompson fired up the crowd as the lead-in to the main event with red meat jabs at the media, calling the swarm of tabloid press and reporters currently invading Alaska "scandal-mongerers."

Every time I hear Fred speak I get sad thinking what could have been if just only republicans were allowed to vote in our primaries.

14 posted on 09/11/2008 5:26:16 AM PDT by McGruff (CNN. The Obama campaign's Monica Lewinsky.)
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To: wita
So, when did she start writing for human events?

A few weeks now.

15 posted on 09/11/2008 5:27:26 AM PDT by BufordP (Had Mexicans flown planes into the World Trade Center, Jorge Bush would have surrendered.)
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To: BufordP

Great article. Hey Connie!


16 posted on 09/11/2008 5:27:28 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Just say NO to Obama bin Biden)
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To: BufordP

Great article. Hey Connie!


17 posted on 09/11/2008 5:27:50 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Just say NO to Obama bin Biden)
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To: bert
Those were the days when FReepers worked together as accomplished activists.

Connie never stopped working.

18 posted on 09/11/2008 5:30:02 AM PDT by BufordP (Had Mexicans flown planes into the World Trade Center, Jorge Bush would have surrendered.)
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To: BufordP

Hey Connie, good to see you.
Keep up the fight.

Your FRiend Tet.


19 posted on 09/11/2008 5:33:55 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68; Clinton's a liar

You really should tell her that yourself.


20 posted on 09/11/2008 5:38:17 AM PDT by BufordP (Had Mexicans flown planes into the World Trade Center, Jorge Bush would have surrendered.)
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To: BufordP; Clinton's a liar

Memories.....been a long time since she left us. Does she ever get back here? Lurking?


21 posted on 09/11/2008 5:55:27 AM PDT by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: BufordP

I am soooo jealous of you two! I can only hope that they will come close to my part of TX! This is so exciting, and I know Connie is in her element!


22 posted on 09/11/2008 5:58:08 AM PDT by basil (Support the Second Amendment-buy another gun today!)
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To: buck61

No band concerts...just the usual introductions of political representatives at all levels on a perfect sound system. We clearly heard speeches and booming “Eye of the Tiger” music as Thompson and then McCain/Palin entered. It was repeated as a great ending...the ground vibrated!

For the hours before the rally speeches began, people stood and chatted with all the folks surrounding them and were just happy to be there for something they thought...HISTORIC...for many reasons. No one complained about the traffic, parking, security searches or the LONG walks from parking or bus drop off points!

Hundreds of people remained after the event to take pictures in front of the banner...Country First.


23 posted on 09/11/2008 7:48:42 AM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: basil

Check post 23 for some more “feelings” about the rally.


24 posted on 09/11/2008 7:50:52 AM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: Clinton's a liar

Congrats on writing for Human Events!


25 posted on 09/11/2008 7:53:41 AM PDT by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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To: BufordP; Angelwood

Thanks for the ping/post! It was good seeing you and Angelwood yesterday!


26 posted on 09/11/2008 8:43:18 AM PDT by Clinton's a liar (We, the willing...)
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To: beachn4fun

This was probably one of the smartest moves that McCain could have made. His selection is turning the tide for those who were floundering on the choices we had in this election. I now feel much better about voting.

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Same here. And I know of 5 conservatives just in my family who feel exactly the same.


27 posted on 09/11/2008 10:57:52 AM PDT by Bigg Red
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To: Bigg Red

So many people I talk to are on her bandwagon.


28 posted on 09/11/2008 11:13:24 AM PDT by beachn4fun (MSM - all shook up?)
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To: BufordP

23,000 - and no bands!


30 posted on 09/11/2008 2:03:00 PM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: BufordP; Clinton's a liar

Intereting.


31 posted on 09/13/2008 8:14:45 PM PDT by TBP
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To: Clinton's a liar

Welcome back CAL. You’ve been missed.


32 posted on 09/13/2008 8:20:01 PM PDT by TruthWillWin
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