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NYT editor responds to McCain camp
The Politico ^ | 9/22/08

Posted on 09/22/2008 1:23:07 PM PDT by NoobRep

NYT editor responds to McCain camp broadside

Michael Calderone:

NY Times executive editor Bill Keller responded, in an e-mail to Politico, to Steve Schmidt's contention that the paper is pulling for Obama, and that "it is today not by any standard a journalistic organization."

"The New York Times is committed to covering the candidates fully, fairly and aggressively. It's our job to ask hard questions, fact-check their statements and their advertising, examine their programs, positions, biographies and advisors. Candidates and their campaign operatives are not always comfortable with that level of scrutiny, but it's what our readers expect and deserve."


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; democrats; dncmediamachine; elections; liberalmedia; mccainpalin; mediabias; mediawingofthednc; msm; newyorktimes; nobama08; nyt; obama; obamedia; propagandawingofdnc
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1 posted on 09/22/2008 1:23:08 PM PDT by NoobRep
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To: NoobRep

No, seriously...


2 posted on 09/22/2008 1:24:33 PM PDT by Interesting Times (Swiftboating, you say? Check out ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: NoobRep

Translation:

Pull my finger, McCain


3 posted on 09/22/2008 1:25:48 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: NoobRep

What an idiot. All he’s done now is focus attention. A dignified silence would have been more effective.


4 posted on 09/22/2008 1:25:48 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: NoobRep
I knew they'd say that. I'm still waiting for their hard stories on Obama and his running mate!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

5 posted on 09/22/2008 1:26:15 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Interesting Times

And that’s the way it is.


6 posted on 09/22/2008 1:26:29 PM PDT by Bertha Fanation
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To: NoobRep
but it's what our readers expect and deserve.

All seven of them.

7 posted on 09/22/2008 1:26:30 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: NoobRep

LOL..and from the movie Mars Attacks. We are your friends we will not hurt you...Do they really think people believe them?


8 posted on 09/22/2008 1:27:57 PM PDT by Archon of the East (Universal Executive Power of the Law of Nature)
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To: NoobRep

The New York Times is bleeding subscriptions. There is a reason. I think it’s staff is too stupid to actually understand how offensive they have become. The nice thing is that within the next five to ten years, the New York Times will no longer exist.

Those who fail to listen, fail to improve and grow.

At least they can go out shilling for candidates that are so far outside the mainstream that they can’t win. They could have supported people who were rational and could win, but hey, isn’t it better to be fringe player and die.


9 posted on 09/22/2008 1:28:11 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain, the Ipecac president... Obama the strychnine president...)
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To: NoobRep
...satire?
10 posted on 09/22/2008 1:28:22 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass ("Annoy the media, elect PALIN and McCAIN....errr....McCAIN / PALIN.....McPALIN" 8^)
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To: NoobRep

Im suprised it didnt say “Yea, so?”


11 posted on 09/22/2008 1:28:55 PM PDT by smith288 (Maverick - Barracuda 08! Http://www.cafepress.com/smith288)
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"The New York Times is committed to covering the candidates fully, fairly and aggressively.

Unfortunately these delusional boobs actually believe this
12 posted on 09/22/2008 1:28:56 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: NoobRep
The New York Times is committed to covering the candidates fully, fairly and aggressively. It's our job to ask hard questions, fact-check their statements and their advertising, examine their programs, positions, biographies and advisors.

They left out some words: "(unless the candidate is Barack Obama)".

13 posted on 09/22/2008 1:30:44 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: NoobRep
"The New York Times is committed to covering the candidates that we do not support fully, fairly and aggressively. It's our job to ask hard questions, fact-check their statements and their advertising, examine their programs, positions, biographies and advisors. Candidates and their campaign operatives that we do not support are not always comfortable with that level of scrutiny, but it's what our readers expect and deserve."
14 posted on 09/22/2008 1:31:38 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Obviously, liberals can't handle a strong, independent woman.)
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To: Archon of the East

15 posted on 09/22/2008 1:31:48 PM PDT by NoobRep
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To: NoobRep
It's our job to ask hard questions, fact-check their statements and their advertising, examine their programs, positions, biographies and advisors.

Unless they're democrats.

16 posted on 09/22/2008 1:32:06 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: NoobRep

“Candidates and their campaign operatives are not always comfortable with that level of scrutiny”

The most inexperienced POTUS nominee in a century seems very comfortable with that level of scrutiny. NONE.


17 posted on 09/22/2008 1:32:37 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: NoobRep

It must be hard for Michael Calderone to sit still with his pants on fire...


18 posted on 09/22/2008 1:32:52 PM PDT by ReeseBN38416
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To: NoobRep
He refuted nothing. A bland statement in response to a direct allegation.

Here, let me re-word his statement to reality:

"The New York Times is committed to covering the McCain-Palin ticket aggressively. It's our job to ask ludicrous and personal questions, fast-check their statements and their advertising, examine their programs, positions, biographies and advisors. The McCain-Palin ticket and their campaign operatives may not be comfortable with our level of slanted, biased, and subjective scrutiny, but it's what our liberal and leftists, slanted, biased, and subjective readers expect."

That is MUCH closer to the truth, but it is also of little consequence.

Because the more the MSM and DNC try to either smear, besmirch, or twist McCain's and Sarah Palin's words and experience, the more people all over the country will be drawn to her.

It's because of something the left and the elite cannot comprehend.

People like Sarah connect with everyday people. She is a mother who wanted to make a difference in her community and joined the PTA and it went from there. She didn't need an ivy league degree in Political Science, she didn't need a law degree, she didn’t need rich connections, she just needed honesty, integrity, her faith, and a desire to serve.

She didn't seek wealth, power, or high position...it just happened and that connects with most Americans of all stripes (outside of the leftists and elitists whom she threatens) who in their hearts want to try and help their communities and improve things for their kids.

As a result, Sarah Palin is shaking the Democratic leftist-liberal house to its foundation, and bringing it down. She and her family, their faith, their values, and their story represent the absolute refutation of all the tired old liberal mantras and victimology that they malignantly use to mentally, pshycologically, and financially enslave whole classes of people.

From women's rights, to family values, to gun rights, to abortion, to energy policy, to taxation, to envrionmentalism, and on and on...she is a wrecking ball to the leftist, liberal, socialist house.


SARAH PALIN TRUMPS OBAMA-BIDEN

19 posted on 09/22/2008 1:32:56 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: uncbob

The New York Times is committed to OBAMA!

There. Fixed it.


20 posted on 09/22/2008 1:33:05 PM PDT by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: NoobRep

Gee, Bill Keller, We’re blue in the face waiting for:

NYT examination of the Obama days as an Il. State Sen and the steering of grants and tax breaks to Rezko, Allison Davis et.al. ad the source of his income.

NYT looks into the plight of Obama’s step brothers and sisters, subsisting in poverty.

NYT looks into who actually bought “Audacity of Hope” and Dreams of my Father”. Echos of the old Jim Wright ploy: write a cruddy book your union buddies can buy in mass quantities.

Nyt looks into the Annenberg Chicago Challenge Where Obama, as head of the fund, squandered $101 million on educational experiments that showed absolutely no improvement in performance.

Just a Start, Bill


21 posted on 09/22/2008 1:33:49 PM PDT by plangent
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To: NoobRep

Watch out, Bill, your pants are on fire!


22 posted on 09/22/2008 1:34:08 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: NoobRep
"The New York Times is committed to covering the candidates fully, fairly and aggressively."


23 posted on 09/22/2008 1:34:41 PM PDT by ladtx ( "Never miss a good chance to shut up." - - Will Rogers)
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To: NoobRep

Since I’m a former newspaperman, let me translate:

>>>”The New York Times is committed...<<<

They are committed partisans engaging in what is now called “advocacy journalism.”

>>>... to covering the candidates ... <<<

In the case of candidates we support, covering up for them.

>>> ...fully, fairly and aggressively... <<<

We are full of it, quite often. We are fairly biased most of the time. We are aggressive in our support for the left and Democrats, and aggressive in our distaste and disgust of Americans, the Republicans, conservatives, and Christians.

>>>... It’s our job to ask hard questions ... <<<

But there are many times that it’s Friday at the office, or it just feels like Friday, and we take time to slack off.

>>>... fact-check their statements and their advertising ... <<<

While ignoring what we don’t like.

>>>... examine their programs, positions, biographies and advisors ...<<<

In the case of conservatives and Republicans, in the same manner as a proctologist performing a colonoscopy.

>>> ... Candidates and their campaign operatives are not always comfortable with that level of scrutiny ... <<<

In other words, please go f*** yourself.

>>>... but it’s what our readers expect and deserve...<<<

Our readers comprise the petit bourgoise, the folks Lenin called “useful idiots.” They expect us to smear anyone who doesn’t accept their narrow view of the world. These same readers deserve what they get.

There, translation complete.


24 posted on 09/22/2008 1:34:58 PM PDT by redpoll
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To: NoobRep

I love it when their own words sound like parody.

hee hee!

I wonder if he wrote this with a straight face?


25 posted on 09/22/2008 1:37:06 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: NoobRep

The key is in understanding that the liberal definition of “fair” differs enormously from ours. We think it means intellectually honest. They think it means anything that supports their position (which they think is intellectually superior).


26 posted on 09/22/2008 1:37:20 PM PDT by SampleMan (Community Organizer: What liberals do when they run out of college, before they run out of Marxism.)
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To: NoobRep

O’Bama is not a candidate, he is the anointed, he is the ONE.

McCain is only a candidate.


27 posted on 09/22/2008 1:37:54 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: NoobRep
Here's a photo of the Grey Lady and her red bandana:


28 posted on 09/22/2008 1:38:05 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Archon of the East

“LOL..and from the movie Mars Attacks. We are your friends we will not hurt you..”

The line from Mars Attacks is “We come in peace.” We come in peace.”

Gak..gak..gak gak.


29 posted on 09/22/2008 1:38:05 PM PDT by y6162 (uot)
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To: NoobRep

The New York Times is the American socialist’s Pravda.


30 posted on 09/22/2008 1:38:55 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: NoobRep
It's our job to ask hard questions, fact-check their statements and their advertising, examine their programs, positions, biographies and advisors.

Please give us just ONE "hard" question you've asked Obama, and the answer. (crickets)

31 posted on 09/22/2008 1:39:42 PM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: NoobRep
Don't you understand? We load the lyrics into the Karaoke Media Machine. Those who do not promptly clear their throat and sing along will have their tongues cut out! We unabashedly are enthralled with The One. Why don't you understand!?!?!?! WAHHHHH
32 posted on 09/22/2008 1:41:14 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: SampleMan
The key is in understanding that the liberal definition of “fair” differs enormously from ours. We think it means intellectually honest. They think it means anything that supports their position (which they think is intellectually superior).

Very nice post, SM.

33 posted on 09/22/2008 1:41:21 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: NoobRep
What a weak response from the biased fishwrap.

At least they spared us the vigorous defense of the blind impartiality they don't have. It would have been too painful to read.

34 posted on 09/22/2008 1:41:23 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: NoobRep

Executive Editor Bill Keller votes “present” and “reporting for dooty”.


35 posted on 09/22/2008 1:42:36 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Palin for President! (PUMA))
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To: NoobRep

The sad thing is that Keller probably believes they are being fair and unbiased. To them, its just that McCain is old and senile, and a warmonger with a bad temper, and Obama is fresh, young and vibrant.

You know, like when you have the misfortune to argue with a liberal, and inevitably, the conversation ends with the lib shaking his or her head sadly, and saying that “You just don’t get it.”


36 posted on 09/22/2008 1:43:13 PM PDT by dashing doofus (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: NoobRep

The NYT will be in busness until the revolution. When they finally get to the point of bankruptcy the government will bail them out. And if that happens in the next 3 months Bush will bail them out. He just wants to be loved. Is that so wrong?


37 posted on 09/22/2008 1:43:29 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: NoobRep

From the email: “It’s our job to ask hard questions,...”

right! sure! that IS your job and just when do you plan to start asking ALL the candidates the hard questions, Mr. Keller?


38 posted on 09/22/2008 1:44:13 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: dead

One of the character you need to become a successful liberal is a shameless ‘thick face’. That you feel good about lying and take pride in delivering liars.


39 posted on 09/22/2008 1:46:15 PM PDT by FreeFromLiberalizm
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To: NoobRep
The NYT endorsed McCain in the Republican primary and now the McCain camp expects us to swallow their balderdash about media bias? The NYT hasn't even run a story yet about the Keating Five or Andrew McCain's having to resign from the board of his bank or how many cars and homes the McCains own.

Everybody knows the Republicans own most of the media. McCain cries too much if he expects the NYT to lick his boots the same as Fox News, the WSJ, Larry Kudlow, Rush Limbaugh, ad infinitum.

40 posted on 09/22/2008 1:49:13 PM PDT by MurryMom
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To: Paladin2

The words turned to ashes as Keller spoke.


41 posted on 09/22/2008 1:49:59 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: abb

ping


42 posted on 09/22/2008 1:50:04 PM PDT by frithguild (Can I drill your head now?)
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To: NoobRep

Come ON, you have to give it to them on “agreessively!”

Remember the front page investigative fact checking report (hit piece) on McCain’s galpal?


43 posted on 09/22/2008 1:51:04 PM PDT by ConservativeGreek
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To: NoobRep

44 posted on 09/22/2008 1:51:04 PM PDT by caveat emptor
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To: NoobRep

COMEDY GOLD!


45 posted on 09/22/2008 1:51:44 PM PDT by Cecily
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To: NoobRep

“The New York Times is committed to covering the candidates fully, fairly and aggressively. It’s our job to ask hard questions, fact-check their statements and their advertising, examine their programs, positions, biographies and advisors. Candidates and their campaign operatives are not always comfortable with that level of scrutiny, but it’s what our readers expect and deserve.”

So why aren’t you living up to your commitment, do your job, and give your readers what they expect and deserve?


46 posted on 09/22/2008 1:51:50 PM PDT by Brookhaven
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To: NoobRep
As John has pointed out the NY Slimes is not a journalistic place. It is a witches brew of lies, spam, and treason against America and those who dare to challenge the libs.

Pictured below are some of the whacked out affirmative action liars with their hero, Jayson Blair plus their maggot infected leader, Pinch. These biased liars pose as op ed writers for the NY Slimes writing hit pieces about Sarah posing as opeds and editorials:

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A serious pop quiz. Are you helping to finance the NY Slimes and its attacks against Sarah Palin?

About one year ago, Morgan Stanley unloaded a steamy smelling pot of NY Slimes stock from one of its mutual funds.

Still many left wing controlled mutual funds own pot fulls of the stinking NY Slimes stock. Is one of your mutual funds wasting your retirement savings to keep the Ny Slimes afloat? If so, you are helping to fund the Ny Slimes campaign against Sarah Palin and America.

Here is something, we can all do this week to start eliminating the NY Slimes as a threat to our nation.

We can do it at our computers and do it in less than 1 hour. Besides sending a severe warning to the NY Slimes and the mutual fund companies which buy and own NY Slimes stock. We will improve our precious investment capital being wasted on NY Slimes stock.

If a few thousand freepers did this simple action this week and a few thousand new freepers, friends and relatives each following week, we will have a terminal impact on the vile NY Slimes acts like their trashing of Sarah Palin.

Please send this simple "how to" to your blogs, friends, relatives and email lists. This action will serve as a cannon shot across the bows fo the other Dinosaur Liberal Fish Wraps re sedition will not be tolerated any more.

INSTRUCTIONS FROM Grampa Dave:

 

Want to smash the NY Slimes?
Check your mutual funds to see if they own NYT, the NY Slimes Stock

 

 

How many of us own mutual funds which own NY Slimes stock and even worse have increased their NYT holdings this year.

NYT investment by a mutual fund company is a terrible investment re the dollar loss in Stock value the last 2 years. Those investments are an attempt to keep the NY Slimes afloat with our mutual fund $'s.

Now it is very evident that the NY Slimes is an agent and abettor of the al Qaeda Serial Killers. The Slimes is endangering the lives of our families, friends, innocent Americans and every warrior of ours.

Go to this link to see if your mutual fund owns NYT.

http://moneycentral.msn.com/ownership?Symbol=NYT http://moneycentral.msn.com/investor/invsub/ownership/ownership.asp

When the MS Money stock home page comes up, enter NYT into the search area and hit enter and the following screen will show up re ownership of the NY Slimes stock:

The New York Times Company: Ownership Information

  • Shares Outstanding 145.00 Mil

  • Institutional Ownership (%) 83.40

  • Top 10 Institutions (%) 58.60

  • Mutual Fund Ownership (%) 42.64

  • 5%/Insider Ownership (%) 7.77

  • Float (%)

Highlight the Mutual Fund Ownership and hit enter.

If thousands of Freepers, whose mutual funds own shares of NY Slimes did the following:

  1. Sell those mutual funds or trade them for funds not owning NYT.

  2. Send a letter to the fund managers and the CEO's of the mutual fund company telling them why you sold/transferred their mutual fund owning NY Slimes stock. Then demand to know why they are wasting your precious $'s on a lie based fishwrap company which is a terrible investment.

  3. Contact the SEC to investigate why this mutual fund and mutual fund company invested your $'s in one of the worse investments of the past 2 years. Was the investment of yours and others a political bailout of the NY Slimes.

  4. Send this how to re Mutual Funds with NYT stock to everyone on your email list for a wakeup call.

We might have a lot more impact than trying to boycott companies which sell to the elite liberals of NYC and advertise in the NY Slimes.


In closing: There are no free lunches, and we must support Free Republic on a regular basis! (Link to Donate/Become a monthly donor to Free Republic)

47 posted on 09/22/2008 1:53:49 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (I do not want to know the type of person, who does not like Sarah Palin!)
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To: NoobRep

Mr. Keller,

Your readers expect you to lie and misrepresent all things republican and you never fail to deliver.

Enjoy your demise.


48 posted on 09/22/2008 1:54:45 PM PDT by Carley (she's all out of caribou.............)
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To: skinkinthegrass

“...satire?”

My first thought was “No one could say this with a straight face.” No wonder the NYT’s circulation is in the toilet-it’s target market is drooling idiots, and there just aren’t that many, even in New York.


49 posted on 09/22/2008 1:56:41 PM PDT by Spok (The Sinopian Sage)
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To: NoobRep

The NYSlimes is being fair...next year they will concentrate on the Obama bin Biden ticket.


50 posted on 09/22/2008 1:57:22 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (McCain will screw the conservatives, but, Obama will screw the whole country.)
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