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Kmiec in Chicago Trib: GOP Shows 'No Interest in Family, Work or Neighborhood'
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/warner-todd-huston/2009/02/19/chigo-trib-gop-doesnt-want-help-no-interest-family-work-or-neigh ^

Posted on 02/19/2009 6:34:10 AM PST by chessplayer

For the Chicago Tribune, Romney supporter turned Obama man Douglas Kmiec indulged in quite a litany of name-calling, finger pointing and demagoguery against the GOP that would have been amazing from the same man only one year ago. Hopefully questioning "The Death of the GOP," Kmiec has shown that he no longer cares much how he is viewed, going full Democrat Partisan at this point.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: romney; romneyantigop; romneyattacksquad

1 posted on 02/19/2009 6:34:10 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Kmiec fits nicely into the media’s political narrative: Fake former Republicans who actually hate Republicans. Nothing original here.


2 posted on 02/19/2009 6:46:48 AM PST by Big_Monkey
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To: chessplayer
Yikes.

Either he's just decided just to go "all in" and abandon his former party AND his religious faith (which he supposedly was so attached to) . . .

. . . or, as my dad used to say, Obama's got pictures of him in a low-class house of ill repute.

3 posted on 02/19/2009 6:46:49 AM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: chessplayer

Straight from the Democratic handbook - only increasing government spending and increasing taxes is showing true compassion.

We know it’s not true, but we’re having a harder and harder time convincing enough people to vote our way.


4 posted on 02/19/2009 6:46:56 AM PST by Professor_Leonide (I said to the young man, "Who can ever be behind a mask?" when he showed me a photograph.)
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To: chessplayer

My Lord... this reads just like something out of Atlas Shrugged.


5 posted on 02/19/2009 6:49:10 AM PST by reegs
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To: AnAmericanMother

“Either he’s just decided just to go “all in” and abandon his former party AND his religious faith (which he supposedly was so attached to) . . .

. . . or, as my dad used to say, Obama’s got pictures of him in a low-class house of ill repute.”

I`m starting to wonder the same thing. Either they have something on him or he`s been bought off.


6 posted on 02/19/2009 7:00:23 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

The pro-abortion activist, and former Catholic, Douglas Kmiec, went definitively over to the dark side a long time ago.


7 posted on 02/19/2009 7:02:46 AM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: chessplayer

He’s just a whore.


8 posted on 02/19/2009 7:02:59 AM PST by Tex Pete (Obama for Change: from our pockets, our piggy banks, and our couch cushions!)
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To: Arthur McGowan

Someone on another thread suggested that he should get an MRI ... presumably of his brain. Brain tumours can cause truly bizarre changes in behaviour.


9 posted on 02/19/2009 7:04:53 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: AnAmericanMother
Remember this is the guy who wants to be the US ambassador to the Vatican.

With that in mind, this latest outburst is likely for the consumption of Obama and his acolytes. It's the political version of a gang initiation.

In order to become a member of "the gang", you have to commit some crime at the bidding of a senior gang member, usually against members of a rival gang. This is Kmiec's price of initation into the "Obama boys".

"OK Doug, ya wanna ride wid us? Go trash dem Republicans."

Doug's hoping that a trip to Rome will be his reward.

10 posted on 02/19/2009 7:08:19 AM PST by marshmallow ("A country which kills its own children has no future"- Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
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To: chessplayer

I wonder what he’s afraid of. This reads like testimony in one of the soviet show trials of the thirties.


11 posted on 02/19/2009 7:10:17 AM PST by Skid Marx
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To: marshmallow
Doug's hoping that a trip to Rome will be his reward.

And if not that, then a trip to Malta, or Monaco, or that federal judgeship that Bush did not give him...

12 posted on 02/19/2009 7:12:44 AM PST by NeoCaveman (hey who ordered the trillion dollar crap sandwich?)
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To: marshmallow
And exactly WHAT makes him think that the boys under the dome would receive him after he's trashed the faith in order to get in good with O?

Has the Vatican ever refused an ambassador's credentials? This might be a good time to start.

I don't think there's much chance of it though. Once O's caught the fish he isn't going to throw in any more bait. That's the Chicago way.

13 posted on 02/19/2009 7:15:22 AM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: chessplayer

He may now get a job with MSNBuChanan representing the “good guy reasonable Conservative” side of the argument on Hardball.


14 posted on 02/19/2009 7:21:11 AM PST by Rosemont
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To: chessplayer

A sound private sector economy, not government hand outs, is what is best for families, work and neighborhoods. These are prudential matters about which people agree, Kmiec, so don’t try to display the Democrat party line as Catholic doctrine.


15 posted on 02/19/2009 7:27:06 AM PST by Unam Sanctam
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To: AnAmericanMother
Has the Vatican ever refused an ambassador's credentials?

Yes, Argentina's and France's nominees were not accepted due to behavior not consonant with Catholic teaching.

16 posted on 02/19/2009 7:27:38 AM PST by Carolina (Ubi Petrus, Ibi Ecclesiae)
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To: Carolina

“Go thou and do likewise.”


17 posted on 02/19/2009 7:28:15 AM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: AnAmericanMother

CNA had a report a couple of weeks ago that a Kmiec ambassadorship would not fly whatsoever.


18 posted on 02/19/2009 7:30:49 AM PST by Carolina (Ubi Petrus, Ibi Ecclesiae)
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To: AnAmericanMother

I think they usually try to get ahead of it by sending a warning, “don’t you dare appoint So-and-So or else. . . “ They did that recently, did they not—was it one of the people Bush was considering? Or is this a vague memory from the Klintoon-Comic days?


19 posted on 02/19/2009 7:31:07 AM PST by Houghton M.
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To: chessplayer; Allegra; CanadianMusherinMI; Clemenza; Diogenesis; ejonesie22; EternalVigilance; ...

The musings of Slick Willardbot scum letting their REAL feelings about the GOP come out.


20 posted on 02/19/2009 4:13:33 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
SSDD


"Kmiec was named by Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney
to head the Romney for President Committee
on the Courts and the Constitution in 2007."

21 posted on 02/19/2009 4:37:54 PM PST by Diogenesis (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Leper, backstabber, shape-shifter Myth Romney:
"You will embrace this attack on Gov. Palin and her children.
Create, then support, the attack from our northern lands, the media, and the Obama team.
I will gain GOP favor by condemning the attacks and
ordering it opposed from our lands in the south.
Whichever way the tide runs, we will rise.
"

Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney

Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?

Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?

Romney Supporters Trashing Palin

Romney advisors sniping at Palin?


Similar to Romney's other scortched earth tactics:

Novak: Fred Thompson drop-out rumors traced to Romney campaign

Said Novak: The rumors were "traced in part to Mitt Romney's campaign,
trying to stir up strife between McCain and Thompson
."

"Despite outspending his rivals by huge margins throughout the primaries,
(Romney) lost Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Florida and California.
The only primaries he won were in Michigan, where Dad was governor; LDS states;
and a few states on Super Tuesday in which his California-obsessed rivals
couldn't spare the cash to advertise.
Only John Connolly in 1968 had a worse cash-to-delegates ratio.
And John McCain rightly did not like Romney's tactics during the primaries.
(W)hen (Romney's early leads) started slipping away, he resorted to unfair,
distorted, scorched-earth negative ads, betting that his opponents couldn't
afford to spend enough for the truth to catch up to his charges."

[Romney: A Mistake for McCain, 7/23/2008, Dick Morris]

22 posted on 02/19/2009 4:58:07 PM PST by Diogenesis (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Diogenesis

Mr. Hate Mitt Romney arrives on this thread, even though it’s not about Mitt at all but a turncoat Catholic (not Mormon) Republican. Mitt, contrary to your propaganda, remains a strong conservative Republican and a spokesperson for our Party especially when it comes to fiscal matters, and in particular during this economic downturn. But you just want to focus on your hatred of Mitt. Luckily, just about everyone on FR is on to you now. So babble on with your misplaced hatred. You just further paint your jaundiced picture.


23 posted on 02/19/2009 5:31:24 PM PST by flaglady47 (Four years of captivity, no relief in sight)
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To: flaglady47; greyfoxx39; Tennessee Nana; EternalVigilance; Reagan Man; Elsie; MeanWestTexan; ...
How outrageous that Hateful RomneyBOT flaglady47
comes on a thread which exposed that antiGOP Team Obama Kmiec
was "named by Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney
to head the Romney for President Committee
"

If a FReeRepublic poster DARES EXPOSE the connection of an antiGovPalin or antiGOP individual to Mitt Romney
(and in this case head of the Romney for President Committee)
than that poster is wrongly branded as a 'hater', a Romney codeword for 'target'.

24 posted on 02/19/2009 5:38:00 PM PST by Diogenesis (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: flaglady47

Well, look who is trying to make it a RELIGIOUS issue. It’s AMAZING how this Socialist Slick Willard asshat’s crew is so comfy-cozy with the False Messiah. Very curious.


25 posted on 02/19/2009 5:47:15 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Is that not incredible? Sometimes the truth hurts them,
and they say stupid, REVEALING, things.
26 posted on 02/19/2009 5:56:27 PM PST by Diogenesis (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Diogenesis

I don’t know why Slick Willard doesn’t give it up like his buddy Willie Weld and rejoin the Democrat party. They want to continue this farce of being Republicans when they can’t keep their employees on the plantation. C’mon, Slick. Do something HONEST for once in your life.


27 posted on 02/19/2009 6:02:39 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

“Well, look who is trying to make it a RELIGIOUS issue. It’s AMAZING how this Socialist Slick Willard asshat’s crew is so comfy-cozy with the False Messiah. Very curious.”

Seems you are doing the same, aren’t you, by calling Mitt Romney the False Messiah. Messiah, you know, a religious term. And, of course, you, the second major hater of Mitt, show up on this thread along with your buddy to whom I replied. His second in this duel shows up.

I’ll always make sure to be around to point out the true agenda of you and your Romney hating cohorts, so whenever you show up with your Mitt hatred on any thread, even one only obliquely about Mitt (because you haters will always jump on those threads too), I will show up also. Just to let the FReeples who may not know about your agenda or other casual visitors to those threads, what you are really about. See you on the next Mitt thread, which will be sooner than later, won’t it.


28 posted on 02/19/2009 6:10:58 PM PST by flaglady47 (Four years of captivity, no relief in sight)
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To: flaglady47

Step away from the bong, Flagloony. You just revealed yourself again when you couldn’t distinguish Slick Willard from the False Messiah (that being his Kenyan supreme royal majesty). Of course, do you know that there IS a difference ? Apparently you Slick Willardbots aren’t up to speed, no surprise there. But it is true, switching your allegiances is no big whoop, they both have the same kinds of unhinged worshipping loonies who elevate their idols above the Lord.


29 posted on 02/19/2009 6:19:32 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Dear Field, I’ve done my self-appointed duties on this thread by pointing out the usual Mitt-hating freepers who always show up to spew forth their venom, so no need on my part to speak further on the subject. The word is now out about you and your cohorts and your behavior on any given Romney thread. Mission accomplished. So you and your hating friends can now continue without me here, I did my job, your agenda has been outed, have fun now. See you on the next Mitt thread that pops up.


30 posted on 02/19/2009 6:35:51 PM PST by flaglady47 (Four years of captivity, no relief in sight)
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To: flaglady47

Honey, when are you going to realize this is a CONSERVATIVE website ? Take your little Socialist and his parasite worshippers and disappear. You’re not wanted here.


31 posted on 02/19/2009 6:44:27 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: flaglady47
flaglady47's working definitions

Exposing connections between TeamROMNEY and antiGOP and antiGovPALIN attacks = "hatred"

Attacking the GOP, GovPALIN, women, children, FReepers = doing a RomneyBOT's duty

32 posted on 02/19/2009 6:46:24 PM PST by Diogenesis (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: chessplayer

What it’s really about:

Kmiec is auditioning for a faux conservative appointment to SCOTUS,so Obama can display his “bipartisanship.”


33 posted on 02/19/2009 6:51:27 PM PST by cookcounty (A ship in harbor is safe....but that's not what it's for. --Sarah Palin.)
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To: flaglady47
... a spokesperson for our Party...

Pretty presumptuous, flaglady (why is it so many Romney supporters have the word "lady" in their screen names?). He may be a spokesperson for you, but as for the party, he's no more a spokesperson for "our Party" than Schwarzenegger. If Romney becomes the "leader" of the GOP, then I LEAVE THE GOP.

But you just want to focus on your hatred of Mitt. Luckily, just about everyone on FR is on to you now.

Of course you included the obligatory implication of irrationality in the form of "hate" as the motivating factor behind those who reject Romney's non-conservative politics ... the "hate" reference is as much an identifier of Romney Supporters Mentality as feathers are of birds ... and by the way, how do you know what "just about everyone on FR" thinks of ANY poster? Again, very presumptuous -- first you presume to declare that Romney is a "spokesman for our Party," and then you presume to declare what most FReepers think of Diogenesis.

The behavior of Romney supporters says volumes about their hero -- and illustrates well why MITT ROMNEY IS BAD NEWS FOR THE GOP.

34 posted on 02/19/2009 6:54:37 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent.)
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To: Finny

If Romney becomes the “leader” of the GOP, then I LEAVE THE GOP.

Good, go. I’d take Romney within the Party rather than you without.


35 posted on 02/19/2009 6:58:01 PM PST by flaglady47 (Four years of captivity, no relief in sight)
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To: flaglady47

Without Conservatives, there ain’t a GOP. But that’s your goal, as we all know. Just so that all the readers and lurkers know YOUR agenda.


36 posted on 02/19/2009 7:01:07 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

“Honey, when are you going to realize this is a CONSERVATIVE website ? Take your little Socialist and his parasite worshippers and disappear. You’re not wanted here.”

LOL! Well, Sweetie, I’ve been not wanted here since 1998. You showed up a little bit later in the game. Guess your brand of conservatism didn’t seek this site out quite as fast as mine did. Ok, back to what you do best, Romney hatred. Have fun, my little munchken.


37 posted on 02/19/2009 7:08:52 PM PST by flaglady47 (Four years of captivity, no relief in sight)
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To: flaglady47; fieldmarshaldj
Romney hatred.

To quote the great Ronaldus Maxiums, "There you go again!"

38 posted on 02/19/2009 7:18:20 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent.)
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To: Finny; fieldmarshaldj

flaglady47 and the RomneyBOT and Kmiec are twisted.
.
What makes them bolt to Obama and/or attack the
GOP-candidates, including women and children,
just because Romney got rejected?


39 posted on 02/19/2009 7:23:31 PM PST by Diogenesis (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: flaglady47; Diogenesis
I note that you didn't answer my question as to how you know what "just about everyone on FR" thinks of Diogenesis.

Instead, you essentially told me, "Good riddance from the GOP." On a forum -- that "FR" you refer to knowing so well -- founded by a conservative who is very leery of Romney.

40 posted on 02/19/2009 7:25:15 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent.)
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To: flaglady47

No, dearie, I’ve been here since 1998, too. I started posting in 2001. But that red herring still doesn’t change your liberal agenda, now does it, hmm ?


41 posted on 02/19/2009 7:25:47 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Finny

Maybe flagloony can tell JimRob what she thinks of his opinion of Slick Willard ? Shall we ping him ? :-)


42 posted on 02/19/2009 7:27:15 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I almost did ping him, but figured he doesn’t need to be involved in squabbles involving a Smitten Romney Lady.


43 posted on 02/19/2009 7:30:49 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent.)
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To: Finny

I’m wondering if TPTB keep the bots around just to showcase their leftist agenda, chronic dishonesty, hatefulness and how moonbatty they are. But still, maybe keep one and can all the other nutters wasting JimRob’s bandwith with the same kook talking points repeated ad infinitum in thousands of worship threads. I suspect, anyhow, as TPTB discovered, many of them have multiple identities on FR. It’s hard to tell them apart, they use the same talking points, attacks, etc.


44 posted on 02/19/2009 8:00:59 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Diogenesis; rabscuttle385

Kmiec pens another GOP must be cool with massive spending and taxes article? Partisan rat now and still loving Myth? LOL.

“So while I am reluctant to recommend that the president give another Republican a chance at joining the Obama team, there is someone who seems ideally suited by personality and preparation: Mitt Romney.”

What! I agree with that.

“the ultrapartisanship of Mike Huckabee and John McCain “

Whaaa?

Check out this similar crap.

http://www.esquire.com/the-side/richardson-report/george-bush-legacy-020209?click=main_sr

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Given this reality, conservatives must adapt. If they continue to insist upon rolling back the welfare state by using tax cuts to ‘starve the beast’ or privatize Social Security and Medicare, they will fail. There is simply no appetite for big spending cuts or the radical restructuring of programs that benefit a huge percentage of Americans, especially when there has been a severe downturn in the stock market that has wiped out trillions of dollars in retirement savings.”

That seems basically right. It’s also clear that America needs some kind of universal health care system. Under those circumstances, Bartlett’s advice seems pragmatic: “In the end, the welfare state is not going away, and it will be paid for one way or another. The sooner conservatives accept that fact, the sooner they will regain political power.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

And the sooner they will cease being conservatives.


45 posted on 02/20/2009 12:10:55 AM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: chessplayer

Who is this guy and why should I care what he thinks, again?


46 posted on 02/20/2009 3:07:09 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
He was a player in the Romney campaign...

Big surprise huh?

47 posted on 03/07/2009 6:42:07 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Stupidity has an expiration date 1-20-2013 *(Thanks Nana))
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To: chessplayer; chicagolady; EternalVigilance

MOLE! Moley, moley, moley, moley! It’s a MOLE!

Rosanna—maybe a column in reply would give you a platform for your ideas for the Congressional race you are in.

(Rosanna Pulido is our very own “chicagolady”, a Freeper who just won the GOP primary for the special election for Rahm the Ballerina’s seat”


48 posted on 03/07/2009 6:46:07 AM PST by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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