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President-elect Obama News Conference--Live Thread
12/11/08

Posted on 12/11/2008 7:48:04 AM PST by TornadoAlley3

Fox news, other news channel, presser coming up.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 12/11/2008 7:48:06 AM PST by TornadoAlley3
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per Fox, to begin in about 12 minutes


2 posted on 12/11/2008 7:49:06 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

I just ate lunch...I’ll get sick. No, really..I’ll get sick.


3 posted on 12/11/2008 7:49:26 AM PST by maineman (If McCain had half of my passion...we'd have won.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Where can we find a live link? (no lancelot jokes please ;)


4 posted on 12/11/2008 7:49:48 AM PST by disraeligears (How was the CREAM Madison Square Garden Concert?)
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To: TornadoAlley3

umm ,, umm ,,, ummm ,,, ummm ,,


5 posted on 12/11/2008 7:50:01 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona....)
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To: maineman

Anyone care to guess how many umms and errs will be used?


6 posted on 12/11/2008 7:50:23 AM PST by Nashvegas (What do you get if you offer a liberal a penny for their thoughts? Change)
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To: TornadoAlley3

WHAT! Did Obama know? And WHEN! Did he know it?


7 posted on 12/11/2008 7:50:30 AM PST by screaminsunshine (.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Should be short. Blago under the bus.....

Thank you...


9 posted on 12/11/2008 7:51:34 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Read FR First....Then, Read Drudge.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

“I never had sex with that man, Roy Blagojevich”. I did tell him who to give my seat to, but NO sex.


10 posted on 12/11/2008 7:51:58 AM PST by rineaux
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To: TornadoAlley3

I do hope there are questions about if they finally choose a dog for the kids.

I wonder if Michelle has picked out a dress for all of the balls they will attend?

Come on, press! Get to the bottom of it!


11 posted on 12/11/2008 7:51:58 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: disraeligears

http://www.foxnews.com/video2/live.html?chanId=5&openAIR=true


12 posted on 12/11/2008 7:52:21 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Will he have a silver braclet around his wrists?


13 posted on 12/11/2008 7:52:38 AM PST by Obadiah (NOMR! - Not One More RINO!)
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To: TornadoAlley3

From the Office Of The President Elect.

What’s his pay grade right now? How can he answer any questions if he has no salary?


14 posted on 12/11/2008 7:53:07 AM PST by weegee (Sec. of State Clinton. What kind of change is it to keep the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton Oligarchy?)
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To: TornadoAlley3

“I never had sex with that governor of Illinois, what’s his name. Sorry, I cannot pronounce it. We did not have sex or anything. We did not even snort a line of coke together.”


15 posted on 12/11/2008 7:53:56 AM PST by RetiredArmy (I vote for freedom, liberty and the way the USA was founded. Not the way the Marxists want it.)
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To: TornadoAlley3
Well, it is at least before Rush's show. Can not wait for the comments and analysis.
16 posted on 12/11/2008 7:54:04 AM PST by svcw (Great selection of Christmas gift baskets: http://baskettastic.com/)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Report: Michelle Obama Is "Specifically Named Individual" on Page 64 of Blago Indictment

It is very likely that Michelle Obama is the "Specifically Named Individual" on page 64 of the Criminal Complaint against Governor Rod Blagojevich.

From the indictment:
ROD BLAGOJEVICH said that the consultants (Advisor B and another consultant are believed to be on the call at that time) are telling him that he has to “suck it up” for two years a More..nd do nothing and give this “motherf***er [the President-elect] his senator. F**k him. For nothing? F**k him.” ROD BLAGOJEVICH states that he will put “[Senate Candidate 4]” in the Senate “before I just give f**king [Senate Candidate 1] a f**king Senate seat and I don’t get anything.” (Senate Candidate 4 is a Deputy Governor of the State of Illinois).

>ROD BLAGOJEVICH stated that he needs to find a way to take the “financial stress” off of his family and that his wife is as qualified or more qualified than another specifically named individual to sit on corporate boards.

>>The “specifically named individual” is Michelle Obama, who was appointed to the Board of TreeHouse Foods, a WAL-MART vendor, on June 25, 2005, even though she did not have experience in the private sector previous to the appointment. Here are the benefits the Obama family received as a result of Michelle Obama’s stint with the WAL-MART vendor:

According to the couple’s tax returns, Mrs Obama earned $51,200 (£25,700) for her work as a non-executive director on Treehouse’s board last year, on top of the $271,618 salary she was paid as a vice-president of the University of Chicago Hospitals.

She also received 7,500 Treehouse stock options, worth a further $72,375, as she did the previous year, when she banked a $45,000 salary from the company. Less..


17 posted on 12/11/2008 7:54:06 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: maineman

Whats the Over/Under that not one person in the MSM asks him about Blago?


18 posted on 12/11/2008 7:54:07 AM PST by Holicheese (Get up Tom Brady, get up! PLEASE!!)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Oh wow, I can’t wait. I just know he’ll say something profound. /sarc


19 posted on 12/11/2008 7:54:08 AM PST by Dustbunny (Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. The Gipper)
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bmark


20 posted on 12/11/2008 7:54:12 AM PST by jer33 3
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To: TornadoAlley3

I’m sure his first words were that’s not the Blag I knew.”


21 posted on 12/11/2008 7:54:16 AM PST by appeal2 (Brilliance is typically the act of an individual, but great stupidity is reserved for the Gov't)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Not really interested in what Captain Zero has to say.


22 posted on 12/11/2008 7:54:41 AM PST by SoConPubbie (GOP: If you reward bad behavior all you get is more bad behavior.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Did he “misspeak”, “not recall”, “forget” about his meetings/phone conversations, etc. Or did his minions forget to tell him??


23 posted on 12/11/2008 7:54:45 AM PST by sarasota
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To: VanDeKoik

“I wonder if Michelle has picked out a dress for all of the balls they will attend?”

This might be the first ball where ankle monitoring bracelets are fashion accessories.


24 posted on 12/11/2008 7:54:47 AM PST by tumblindice
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To: TornadoAlley3

Will Helen Thomas be there, and will she toss her hotel key at Obama?


25 posted on 12/11/2008 7:54:47 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (I'll give Obama the same amount of respect the left gave Bush)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Still waiting to hear where that “Office of President Elect” with what looks to be some kind of government seal came from...
Please correct me if I’m wrong but I don’t recall there EVER being such an “office” and/or “seal” before. LOL

And for the record, Hussein is not and will not be the “president elect” until the electoral college votes.


26 posted on 12/11/2008 7:54:58 AM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: disraeligears

http://www.blinkotv.com

Select the FoxNews channel


27 posted on 12/11/2008 7:55:10 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: TornadoAlley3

I’m sure his first words were that’s not the Blag I knew.”


28 posted on 12/11/2008 7:55:10 AM PST by appeal2 (Brilliance is typically the act of an individual, but great stupidity is reserved for the Gov't)
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To: JackRyanCIA

Um, look, this is an ongoing investigation and uh um I don’t want my own administration to distract from this investigation. I am deeply saddened at reports that Jesse Jackson Junior would offer money for my Senate seat...


29 posted on 12/11/2008 7:55:53 AM PST by weegee (Sec. of State Clinton. What kind of change is it to keep the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton Oligarchy?)
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To: Bon mots

Oh, I just love that picture!


30 posted on 12/11/2008 7:55:53 AM PST by SoConPubbie (GOP: If you reward bad behavior all you get is more bad behavior.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

If this were a Republican the press would be rabid right now. They couldn’t wait for this to start. They’d be jumping out of their chairs to ask about connections to Blago...what did he know...when did he know it...has he hired an attorney...will he resign...etc. etc.


31 posted on 12/11/2008 7:55:54 AM PST by DouglasKC
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To: TornadoAlley3
bump

for later.

My eyes/psyche cannot take watching Zero. I'll check back here to get the gist...

besides, ‘got a storm barreling down - gotta go get my snow tire on NOW

32 posted on 12/11/2008 7:56:04 AM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

that’s not the Blago I knew....


33 posted on 12/11/2008 7:56:08 AM PST by NeoCaveman (posting from the office of the bitter clingers)
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To: kellynla
Still waiting to hear where that “Office of President Elect” with what looks to be some kind of government seal came from... Please correct me if I’m wrong but I don’t recall there EVER being such an “office” and/or “seal” before. LOL

He made it up.

Welcome to America 2.0 our Constitution is just a piece of paper written by dead white males who never considered the issue of economic justice.

34 posted on 12/11/2008 7:57:26 AM PST by weegee (Sec. of State Clinton. What kind of change is it to keep the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton Oligarchy?)
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Bookmark


35 posted on 12/11/2008 7:57:39 AM PST by OSHA (framing it as though you've magically neutralized any potential negative eventuality)
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To: weegee
Reporting his sadness on Illinois takedown...and

"I did not talk with that man".

36 posted on 12/11/2008 7:58:05 AM PST by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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To: disraeligears

37 posted on 12/11/2008 7:58:21 AM PST by steveo (Merry Christmas ACLU!)
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To: DouglasKC

I think we need to get someone with press credentials to ask “Will you resign” at every press conference. Just to balance Helen Thomas.


38 posted on 12/11/2008 7:58:25 AM PST by weegee (Sec. of State Clinton. What kind of change is it to keep the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton Oligarchy?)
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To: TornadoAlley3

“I will resign the office of President-Elect effective noon tomorrow.”


39 posted on 12/11/2008 7:58:45 AM PST by Oratam ((yawn))
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To: steveo

Now you did it. I don’t think we will ever be able to post Lancelot Link photos for the next 4 years.


40 posted on 12/11/2008 7:58:58 AM PST by weegee (Sec. of State Clinton. What kind of change is it to keep the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton Oligarchy?)
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To: Oratam

LOL


41 posted on 12/11/2008 7:59:16 AM PST by weegee (Sec. of State Clinton. What kind of change is it to keep the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton Oligarchy?)
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To: TornadoAlley3; maggief; STARWISE; retrokitten

Thanks for starting the thread TA!

PING TO ZERO’S PRESSER! Starting in a few minutes.


42 posted on 12/11/2008 7:59:18 AM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: disraeligears

Wasn’t Lancelot Link a chimpanzee?

Are you being racist?

/oversensitive perpetually offended libspeak


43 posted on 12/11/2008 7:59:26 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: TornadoAlley3

I think, frankly, that Obama may be creating a problem when thre could possibly not be one. At this point, I am perfectly willing to believe that neither Obama nor his team offered money for their pick to get the Senate seat. But I do NOT believe that the Obama team did not communicate any preference to Blago, especially given the fact that the Senate is teetering on the brink of a filibuster-proof majority.

I also don’t believe Axelrod misspoke, or that the local news outlet was making up stories out of whole cloth, when they said there was a meeting or other communication between Obama and Blago on this issue.

Obama’s denial of having any communications on this issue strains credulity and raises many more questions than it answers. If he did have discussions and input, but but no money was ever offered, why not just say that? Or maybe Blago raised the issue of money - however indirectly or obliquely - and Obam though it was easier merely deny any contact than to open the door to further questions about the nature of any discusions.

Anyway, it appears that we may be back to the Clinton years of parsing words.


44 posted on 12/11/2008 7:59:55 AM PST by cvq3842
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To: appeal2

he will be as vague as possible......lawyers are watchin from both sides.....this speech will have 20 pounds of....ahh’s and mmmmmm’s and soooooooooooooooooo’s.


45 posted on 12/11/2008 8:00:21 AM PST by advertising guy (I'd rather eat a pound of cat turds than set one toe in Mexico again)
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To: TornadoAlley3
just for the record, presidents-elect don't usually hold press conferences and have Saturday radio addresses, do they? I just don't rememeber. I know they don't have official seals and such.

Obama's like a kid dressing up as his father. The first crisis will find him either sucking his thumb in the fetal position underneath his desk, or declaring martial law.

46 posted on 12/11/2008 8:00:57 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (appeasement is collaboration.)
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To: penelopesire; All

Could someone please type in what barry states. I’m at work and cant listen (but I can sneak onto FR).

Thank you!!!


47 posted on 12/11/2008 8:00:59 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Just Registered With the Conservative Party...RINO's can kiss my......)
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To: Oratam
I would faint dead if he said that:)
48 posted on 12/11/2008 8:01:32 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: steveo

LOL! I remember that show!

You do realize, of course, that ANY reference to primates when discussing Obama will be seen as racism - especuially by the lefties who called Bush a “chimp” for the last eight years.

Must be fun to be a liberal - no logic required!


49 posted on 12/11/2008 8:01:35 AM PST by cvq3842
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To: advertising guy

“Let me get back to working for the American people, investigations into bribes for political office never fed a starving child.” < /fake but accurate >


50 posted on 12/11/2008 8:01:59 AM PST by weegee (Sec. of State Clinton. What kind of change is it to keep the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton Oligarchy?)
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