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Bill Clinton says he understands Palin's appeal
Seattle Times ^ | 09/22/08 | Karen Matthews

Posted on 09/25/2008 1:23:07 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway

Bill Clinton said Monday he understands why Sarah Palin is popular in the heartland: because people relate to her. "I come from Arkansas, I get why she's hot out there," Clinton said. "Why she's doing well." Speaking to reporters before his Clinton Global Initiative meeting, the former president described Palin's appeal by adding, "People look at her, and they say, 'All those kids. Something that happens in everybody's family. I'm glad she loves her daughter and she's not ashamed of her. Glad that girl's going around with her boyfriend. Glad they're going to get married.'" Clinton said voters would think, "I like that little Down syndrome kid. One of them lives down the street. They're wonderful children. They're wonderful people. And I like the idea that this guy does those long-distance races. Stayed in the race for 500 miles with a broken arm. My kind of guy." Palin, the governor of Alaska, became an overnight star when Republican presidential candidate John McCain tapped her for his running mate. Her family, including her Down syndrome baby, Trig, her pregnant 17-year-old daughter, Bristol, and her husband, Todd, four-time winner of the 2,000-mile Iron Dog snowmobile race, have garnered intense media interest. "I get this," Clinton said. "My view is ... why say, ever, anything bad about a person? Why don't we like them and celebrate them and be happy for her elevation to the ticket? And just say that she was a good choice for him and we disagree with them?" The global initiative, a project of Clinton's foundation, will hold its four-day annual meeting in Manhattan starting Tuesday. After that, Clinton said he will be busy campaigning for the Democratic ticket of Sens. Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

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I have two friends who have high-functioning Down’s children who are now in their 20’s.

They are completely lovely and happy, happy people.

And when Sarah says they inspire a special kind of love, they certainly do. It’s a tenderness in the parents that I can’t describe.

21 posted on 09/25/2008 1:49:10 PM PDT by Madeleine Ward
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To: Kenton

I don’t approve of spousal infidelity. But in Hillary’s case, I UNDERSTAND IT!

22 posted on 09/25/2008 1:53:57 PM PDT by 70th Division (If we lose the Republic we have lost it all.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Horndog speaks.

23 posted on 09/25/2008 1:54:19 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Madeleine Ward

When parents love special needs kids, it is a declaration of THEIR deep capacity for compassion and love despite problems. Sarah was honest when she said that their family is “blessed” with Trig in their family. Only bitter, selfish people who lack the depth and love of Christ fail to understand what great love this involves and how it STRENGTHENS the family bond.

24 posted on 09/25/2008 1:56:00 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Bubba talking about a hot chick. Will wonders never cease? Of course, if I had a wife that’s face looked like the south end of a mule heading north, I’d probably say a pig looked good, as Bubba does.

25 posted on 09/25/2008 1:56:57 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (Dimocrats are Marxists and socialists. A shame that 50% of America identifies with them.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Hey Bill, remember these lyrics?

"she said don't give no lines and keep your hands to yourself"...

26 posted on 09/25/2008 1:58:32 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife (The Gov't can't legislate happiness)
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To: stevem

Just take a look at her FIRST DUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

27 posted on 09/25/2008 2:10:13 PM PDT by FES0844 (FES0844)
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To: FES0844
Pictures are hard to beat!!.Photobucket
28 posted on 09/25/2008 3:30:09 PM PDT by GitmoSailor (AZ Cold War Veteran====McCain/Palin 2OO8==My Mouse is a MOOSE=Donate to FR)
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To: GitmoSailor

The whole family is beautiful!
How could anyone not love them?!!

29 posted on 09/26/2008 4:22:50 AM PDT by FES0844 (FES0844)
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