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Interior Secretary: Statue Of Liberty ‘Is About Pres. Obama’s Agenda’
FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 05/08/2009 4:53:42 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

It really is all about Obama, isn’t it? The president’s Interior Secretary went on Today this morning and proclaimed that the Statue Of Liberty is “is about Pres. Obama’s agenda.”

Ken Salazar was there to announce that, after having been closed subsequent to 9-11, the crown of the statue would be re-opened on July 4th. The entire Today crew is broadcasting from the statue this morning.

Here’s the transcript of Salazar’s vainglorious claim, made in an exchange with Matt Lauer:

View video here.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: barackobama; kensalazar; statueofliberty

1 posted on 05/08/2009 4:53:43 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

All the world’s about Obama ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 05/08/2009 4:54:38 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Conservative criticism of the liberal media: www.finkelblog.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I never thought I’d say this, but I think I’ve reached my saturation point with Obama and the MSM. I read something like this and I just think “Why get mad? The MSM will just praise him for it, and the American people will just watch The View.”


3 posted on 05/08/2009 4:57:05 AM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

There couldn’t be a bigger contradiction in terms.


4 posted on 05/08/2009 4:57:29 AM PDT by Kent C
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

5 posted on 05/08/2009 4:58:09 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Darkwolf377
“Why get mad? The MSM will just praise him for it, and the American people will just watch The View.”"

True that the MSM will praise Obama no matter how he screws up, but I disagree that "the American people will just watch The View". Given Fox's meteoric rise to the top of the news ratings, I think that people are tuning out the biased MSM. The ones who watch "The View" are the same ones who watch "Oprah", and are pure Obama-ites anyway.

6 posted on 05/08/2009 5:00:26 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog ( The Hog of Steel)
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7 posted on 05/08/2009 5:00:48 AM PDT by IrishPennant (Obama: Succeeding Where Bin Laden Failed)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

When it was originally gifted to us it came with a plaque (since removed by evil white guys) that said:

“Some day a Magic Negro will rise up and make America Whole.”

And so it came to pass. We have our Magic Negro and he is putting America in a Whole Lot of Sh*t.


8 posted on 05/08/2009 5:00:57 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I still believe that Obama was on Air Force One on that photo op, looking lovingly out the window at Lady Liberty,
we will not know because apparently those pictures are a state secret and classified.
9 posted on 05/08/2009 5:02:14 AM PDT by pennboricua
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts; CaptainAmiigaf

picture says it all... ping


10 posted on 05/08/2009 5:04:37 AM PDT by Mrs. B.S. Roberts
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Statue Of Liberty is “is about Pres. Obama’s agenda.”

OK, now tell me that he had nothing to do with the decision to try to get a photo op of Air Force One with the Statue of Liberty in the background.

11 posted on 05/08/2009 5:05:18 AM PDT by socal_parrot (I hate to say I told you so, but...)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Which is proof that the sculptor of the Statue of Liberty, Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, was not only an artistic and structural genius, but he was able to predict the future!!!
13 posted on 05/08/2009 5:06:30 AM PDT by gridlock (L'Etat, c'est Barack...)
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To: socal_parrot

Excellent point! I’m going to mention it in an update in the original article.

BTW, are you a parrot lover? I have a lovebird, a Congo grey and a red-fronted macaw.


14 posted on 05/08/2009 5:09:42 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Conservative criticism of the liberal media: www.finkelblog.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

15 posted on 05/08/2009 5:09:58 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

How ironic since 0bama wants nothing more but to shackle his opposition. Fraud still putting up a front.


16 posted on 05/08/2009 5:10:16 AM PDT by bushfamfan (United States of America: July 4, 1776-November 4, 2008)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
All I can say to this is thank gawd there is no such thing as the "thought police" Yet.

They'd be carrying me off in handcuffs. I can't even stand to look at those smug bastards.

About Obama's agenda indeed.
17 posted on 05/08/2009 5:11:03 AM PDT by stentorian conservative (I'm tired of being Johnny B. Goode and I'm gonna start being Johnny Reb.)
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To: gridlock

Ha! I think we should gift it back to France as they at least have Sarkozy and are on the path to freedom as we are heading toward tyranny!


18 posted on 05/08/2009 5:14:39 AM PDT by bushfamfan (United States of America: July 4, 1776-November 4, 2008)
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To: pennboricua

Ahhhhh....Now the photo op makes sense. So to say the Prez didn’t know is ridiculous....which it is anyways.


19 posted on 05/08/2009 5:15:22 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: bushfamfan

Assuming the statue was shut so that some loon would not carry a bomb up there and blow the statue’s head off.

The reopening is in some sense “about Obama” (Bush obviously didn’t consider it worth the risk) but the whole bleeding statue? What a puff head. What a maroon.


20 posted on 05/08/2009 5:15:48 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I had a red vent cockatoo for a while several years ago, but it’s actually a reference being from So Cal and a parrothead.


21 posted on 05/08/2009 5:16:12 AM PDT by socal_parrot (I hate to say I told you so, but...)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This Statue of Liberty thing for the 4th of July kinda’ bothers me. Is it to a lot of TV publicity on the 4th to deminish coverage of Tea Parties? Or, is it going to be a lead-in to an immigration amnesty announcement shortly thereafter?


22 posted on 05/08/2009 5:17:55 AM PDT by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: bushfamfan

I think I remember an old article about the statue where its’ message was related to freeing blacks. So, here we go again...


23 posted on 05/08/2009 5:17:55 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

24 posted on 05/08/2009 5:19:41 AM PDT by oblomov (Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods. - Mencken)
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To: socal_parrot

Your excellent comment has been mentioned in the update at Finkel’s page:

“Update: Over at Free Republic, where this item was cross-posted, reader socal_parrot made a perspicacious observation: “OK, now tell me that he had nothing to do with the decision to try to get a photo op of Air Force One with the Statue of Liberty in the background.”


25 posted on 05/08/2009 5:27:05 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

For you, GLGB...

26 posted on 05/08/2009 5:28:26 AM PDT by gridlock (L'Etat, c'est Barack...)
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To: gridlock

LOL: good one—thanks!


27 posted on 05/08/2009 5:31:40 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Conservative criticism of the liberal media: www.finkelblog.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
There is almost 4 more years under this man!

My conscience is clear. I voted against him!!

28 posted on 05/08/2009 7:51:23 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Wonder Warthog

Fox, O’Reilly and Hannity in particular, gives The View waaaaaaaay too much time. Better they should ignore them.


29 posted on 05/09/2009 12:30:19 PM PDT by EDINVA (A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul -- G. B. Shaw)
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