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TIME's Interview with Sarah Palin: 'It's All for Alaska' (Slams Obama Policies as 'Immoral')
Time Magazine ^ | Tuesday, July 7, 2009 | Jay Newton-Small

Posted on 07/07/2009 9:07:38 AM PDT by kristinn

SNIP

What do you think is wrong right now with what President Obama is doing in particular?

President Obama is growing government outrageously, and it's immoral and it's uneconomic, his plan that he tries to sell America. His plan to "put America on the right track" economically, incurring the debt that our nation is incurring, trillions of dollars that we're passing on to our kids, expecting them to pay off for us, is immoral and doesn't even make economic sense. So, his growth of government agenda needs to be ratcheted back, and it's going to take good people who have the guts to stand up to him, stand up to him and debate policy, not personalities, not partisan politics, but policy to effect the change that we need there. And allow free enterprise and the industrious Americans who run our small businesses and want to raise a family, allowing our families to grow and prosper and thrive, Americans who still believe in those ideals to get in there and effect change. I want to work for people who believe in that.

Two of his big platform issues right now are universal health care and your favorite issue, energy, his global warming plan. What do you think of his positions on both?

His cap and trade agenda is a cap and tax agenda, and it's going to drive the cost of consumer goods and the cost of energy so extremely high that our nation is going to start exporting even more jobs to China and to other countries that do not have the corporate tax or the equivalent of the corporate tax that the cap and trade — I call it cap and tax — agenda is going to usher in.

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Time's interview and presentation is suprisingly free of bias. The interviewer lets Sarah speak and doesn't get argumentive or nasty with her. It's worth reading the whole thing.
1 posted on 07/07/2009 9:07:38 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn; SolidWood

So much for her supporting cap and trade, as some (Romneyites) have argued on here over the past couple of days...


2 posted on 07/07/2009 9:11:37 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Palin’s the only Republican who has the guts to call Zero’s policies for what it really is. FReepers who criticize her over her “lack of experience” or length in time in office are entirely missing the point.


3 posted on 07/07/2009 9:17:31 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: kristinn

Run Sarah Run!!!!!!!!


4 posted on 07/07/2009 9:18:20 AM PDT by Nextrush (Sarah Palin is the new Ronald Reagan, I hope.)
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To: kristinn

THIS IS MY NEXT PRESIDENT!!!!!!!!!!

LLS


5 posted on 07/07/2009 9:18:26 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

The Romneybots will go to any lengths to eliminate conservative competition to their liberal choice.


6 posted on 07/07/2009 9:19:01 AM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
The writer, Jay Newton-Small notes Sarah's "beautiful French manicure"........that's a tell to me.

Fail stuff

7 posted on 07/07/2009 9:19:08 AM PDT by Seeking the truth (Ocents.com - Obama "Zero" faux postage stamps, tees, mousepads, bumper stickers)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Sarah’s got more balls than all of the GOP’s girly men combined.


8 posted on 07/07/2009 9:23:48 AM PDT by MrDem (Monthly Special: Will write OPUS's for Whiners and Crybabies for no charge.)
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To: ansel12
The Romneybots will go to any lengths to eliminate conservative competition to their liberal choice.

...such as having their "conservative competition" kicked off of Free Republic? Is that what you mean?

Oh... wait. That wasn't the "Romneybots", was it?

Any lengths, indeed.

9 posted on 07/07/2009 9:24:13 AM PDT by TChris (There is no freedom without the possibility of failure.)
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To: kristinn

Great article by Cal Thomas in World Magazine Web addition http://www.worldmag.com/webextra/15628 today, I don’t have time to post it right now. Don’t agree with everything but he makes some good points:

To rise and not fall - Cal Thomas
OPINION: There are several steps Sarah Palin must make if she is to have a future in national politics | Cal Thomas

Associated Press/Photo by Ron Edmonds
The soon to be former governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, is like one of those soufflés my mother sometimes made. The recipe warned against premature removal from the oven because the dish would collapse.

That is the saga of Gov. Palin. Prematurely plucked from relative obscurity by John McCain and touted as a rising star by many Republican conservatives, Palin collapsed. Though she was treated unfairly and in ways that no liberal woman would have been—not even Hillary Clinton—she clearly was not prepared to discuss the issues, the command of which—or least familiarity of which—are essential to anyone seeking national office.

Palin energized the shrinking Republican base, but could never get beyond them to connect with independents and conservative Democrats who might have taken her seriously had she displayed more seriousness. It is not enough to talk about what has been lost in America. One must speak of a vision for the future and ways to reach it.

... (some of article omitted here) ...

If Palin is to have a future in national politics (assuming she wants one) there are several steps she must take. First, she needs a complete makeover. The big media will never admit they were wrong in their judgments, but they might write stories about the “new Sarah Palin.” She should hit the books and learn as much as she can about the modern world, history and court cases. She should read newspapers so that when future interviewers hit her with questions, she can dazzle them like a Jeopardy champion.

What she should not do is become a cable TV pundit. That’s too predictable. Instead, she might follow Ronald Reagan’s example and deliver a daily radio commentary. Radio takes the focus away from outward appearance and places it on the substance of what is said. She should write these commentaries herself, as Reagan did, and the outlets ought to include mainstream stations, as well as conservative and Christian ones.

Palin should hire a speech coach and follow that person’s advice. She has a pleasant enough speaking voice, but the tone needs to be adjusted, as do her word choices. “You betcha” should be banned from her vocabulary. Such slang may resonate well with some people, but national candidates should have rhetoric that soars and gets attention.

Lastly, she needs a hair, makeup, and wardrobe makeover. She is a beautiful woman, but appearance should not be the first thing one reacts to when people look at her.

There aren’t many second acts in politics because the media tend to gobble people up and constantly search for the “new” and exciting. Sarah Palin can be “born again” in a political sense and excite beyond her base if she allows herself to be “baked” at the proper temperature and for the right amount of time. If she does that, she may emerge again and this time she’ll rise, not fall.

© 2009 Tribune Media Services Inc.


10 posted on 07/07/2009 9:32:53 AM PDT by boxlunch
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To: kristinn

That it was Kristinn.

Sarah is running for President. I have absolutely no doubts in my mind, and this move of hers was brilliant. Pundits will be talking about it for years to come, but it was absolutely brilliant.


11 posted on 07/07/2009 9:33:01 AM PDT by Danae (Conservative does not equal Republican. Conservative does not compromise.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Already last week she rejected outspokenly the Waxman-Markey cap and trade crap.


12 posted on 07/07/2009 9:33:38 AM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: Abbeville Conservative; sleepwalker; Roses0508; feedback doctor; LibLieSlayer; ...

Palin PING!

Anyone on or off the Palin ping, write me.

13 posted on 07/07/2009 9:34:10 AM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
So much for her supporting cap and trade, as some (Romneyites) have argued on here over the past couple of days...

Was Mitt outed yet? Now THAT will be a "bombshell".

14 posted on 07/07/2009 9:34:24 AM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner; All
Who can possibly support Romney over Palin?

I've distanced myself from the rather vitriolic side of debate regarding Romney, so I must admit I'm not as expert on his politics as some others (pro and con), but from my lay experience on the matter, he certainly doesn't seem to be as conservative as Palin.

The primaries in 2008 were one thing. This is a whole new ball game. I cannot see any reason to hold onto any of the primary candidates from 2008; none of them (the ones who were prominent) hold a candle to Palin in terms of conservative credentials. Back in 2008 Romney's candidacy was arguable (again my relative ignorance on him must be taken into consideration here). However I don't see any reason to rehash those old debates when Palin’s conservatism cannot be questioned.

The only issue with her may be “experience”, but IMO, she's got plenty. Sure she resigned as Governor but, as far as I understand it, she had only one year left in her term. Also, the constant attacks by certain Alaskans questioning her “ethics” were making the task of administration difficult, I imagine. She didn't “quit” because of “pressure”, she resigned because it was in the state's best interest.

I suppose one could also criticize her interview style/presentation. So what if she isn't as polished as other politicians? Haven't we had enough of politicians that are too afraid to say anything without a prepared statement anyway?

For these reasons, I am amazed that anyone who would call themselves a conservative in the US today, given the state of politics today, would find a reason to dislike Palin. Have we learned nothing from the ‘08 primaries? Haven't we learned it's useless to cling to one’s favorite candidate when there is a clearly better choice? At least on FR, haven't we learned these lessons?

15 posted on 07/07/2009 9:38:01 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: kristinn

Shouldn’t it be “affect change” rather than “effect change”?


16 posted on 07/07/2009 9:39:31 AM PDT by petitfour (Are you a Dead Fish American?)
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To: kristinn
Lest we forget the REAL Sarah Palin:


17 posted on 07/07/2009 9:40:10 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: TChris; Jim Robinson
...such as having their "conservative competition" kicked off of Free Republic? Is that what you mean?

Oh... wait. That wasn't the "Romneybots", was it?

Any lengths, indeed.

Your post has nothing to do with me, I'm just a freeper, if you want to post to JR then do it.

18 posted on 07/07/2009 9:41:15 AM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: kristinn

WOW, she really nails Obama in this article..NICE..A Republican who stands up against Obama, who wonder the libs are so damn scared of her, she speaks out against Obama while the rest of the GOP praises him and kisses his feet..LOVE the statement Cap and Tax..I hope Sarah goes after the So-called Republicans who voted yes. Sarah will bring REAL change


19 posted on 07/07/2009 9:41:48 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Meant to say No wonder


20 posted on 07/07/2009 9:42:17 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: RonDog

I can’t figure out if that caribou looks more like Andrea Mitchell or Katie Couric.


21 posted on 07/07/2009 9:47:01 AM PDT by exit82 (Sarah Palin is President No. 45. Get behind her, GOP, or get out of the way.)
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To: FourtySeven
Who can possibly support Romney over Palin?

I have your answer: party over principle.

22 posted on 07/07/2009 9:47:04 AM PDT by wastedyears (The Tree is thirsty and the hogs are hungry.)
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To: petitfour

No. Effect change is correct. Something can “affect your life”, but “you effect something”. Effect means to make something possible. Affect means something is influencing you.


23 posted on 07/07/2009 9:47:20 AM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: kristinn
it's quite apparent that I will not be the one to affect more fully that continued reform on a state level

Tsk, tsk, TIME: that should be "effect" not "affect"

24 posted on 07/07/2009 9:47:47 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Think of the D Party as what it really is: a criminal organization masquerading as a political party)
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To: exit82

It kinda has two faces, so it looks like Myth Romney.


25 posted on 07/07/2009 9:49:05 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: kristinn
She said what...?


26 posted on 07/07/2009 9:49:17 AM PDT by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: FourtySeven; pissant

We need to get a coalition together of the best Conservative politicians who will put beliefs and country ahead of the party and BS politics.

Guys like Hunter and Tancredo, get Palin, I’m sure there are plenty of others out there.

Couple them with Conservative voices, and watch the good stuff happen.


27 posted on 07/07/2009 9:49:59 AM PDT by wastedyears (The Tree is thirsty and the hogs are hungry.)
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To: kristinn

Now that she’s not a Governor, she can say anything that’s on her sweet, pretty conservative mind and have no fear that she’s taking time away from the State of Alaska . . . or that someone will try to get her fired.

She’s as FREE as you and I are. But I am not nearly as lovely as she is . . . you? (lol)


28 posted on 07/07/2009 9:50:31 AM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann in 2012. With Liz Cheney as Secretary of State.)
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To: kristinn
Just WOW.

Gentlemen, I think we have a voice.
29 posted on 07/07/2009 9:51:11 AM PDT by Antoninus (Time to fight back--donate to Free Republic, then donate to www.sarahpac.com)
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To: ansel12
Your post has nothing to do with me, I'm just a freeper, if you want to post to JR then do it.

No, it has to do with your inflammatory and misleading claim that "Romneybots" will go to "any lengths" to "eliminate conservative competition". That's false, paranoid and absurd. Just as Global Warming is blamed for every Bad Thing that happens in the world, Mitt Romney seems to catch the blame for every negative comment ANYONE makes about Sarah Palin.

I'm just sayin' there's a lot of strong language on both sides of Mitt, but I haven't seen any anti-Romney folks getting banned. I may be wrong.

Maybe the bans were just about huge piles of profanity. It's not my call.

I absolutely love Sarah Palin. She is inspiring and hitting all the right notes, and I will be contributing $$ to her campaign, which I have never done for any campaign before. But I don't hate Mitt. And it's eye-rolling paranoid absurdity for folks to keep attributing every published slight against Sarah to Mitt Romney.

30 posted on 07/07/2009 9:51:58 AM PDT by TChris (There is no freedom without the possibility of failure.)
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To: TChris
...such as having their "conservative competition" kicked off of Free Republic? Is that what you mean?

Any real conservative that supports RomneyCare is a dupe.

It's that simple.
31 posted on 07/07/2009 9:52:17 AM PDT by Antoninus (Time to fight back--donate to Free Republic, then donate to www.sarahpac.com)
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To: SolidWood

Thanks. Affect/effect are words that I have to double-check when I write them. :-)


32 posted on 07/07/2009 9:54:08 AM PDT by petitfour (Are you a Dead Fish American?)
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To: Antoninus

It is kind of funny and telling that the article (on the web) ends with a link to “the fashion looks of Sarah Palin.” She has stunned these liberals. She’s a curiosity. They can’t think straight.


33 posted on 07/07/2009 9:57:47 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Think of the D Party as what it really is: a criminal organization masquerading as a political party)
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To: SolidWood

One can also say “you affect an emotion” meaning you show that emotion in your countenance.


34 posted on 07/07/2009 9:59:05 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Think of the D Party as what it really is: a criminal organization masquerading as a political party)
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To: kristinn

Yeah, once she gets some platforms where she can say what she wants to say, I don’t think this is going to play out the way the pundits want it to. The problem is that people have gotten used to politicians who speak like lawyers because they are lawyers or are friends with lawyers. That means you have to carefully parse everything they say to see if they are hiding something in legalese. And they keep trying to do that with what she says and miss the point.


35 posted on 07/07/2009 10:00:37 AM PDT by Question_Assumptions
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To: TChris

Mitt is a solid Rockefeller Republican. That’s the best thing I can say about Mitt.


36 posted on 07/07/2009 10:01:10 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Think of the D Party as what it really is: a criminal organization masquerading as a political party)
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To: kristinn
The line has been drawn in the sand.

And Sarah Palin has just stepped across.

The left's worst nightmare just came true.

Go get 'em, Sarah!

37 posted on 07/07/2009 10:01:34 AM PDT by rintense (Senior Marketing / IT / UX architect unemployed and looking for work. Freepmail me if you have leads)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
So much for her supporting cap and trade, as some (Romneyites) have argued on here over the past couple of days...

Mittwits spreading false rumors about potential Romney challengers? I never heard of such a thing!

Well, except for stuff about Thompson. And McCain. And Huckabee. And...

38 posted on 07/07/2009 10:01:41 AM PDT by kevkrom
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To: kristinn

“...I want to work for people who believe in that.”

I think this is the most interesting line in the interview. How does one interpret that?


39 posted on 07/07/2009 10:01:48 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism, it's the new black.)
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To: TChris

I don’t have anything to do with freerepublic policy and I assume that not every Romneybot is anti-Palin but after all that we have learned about the pro Romney crowd it is pretty clear that they are generally anti-conservative.

You have been on the pro Romney threads and you have seen the kind of posters that push to advance the man, even now some of them self destruct in their passion for the scum bag.


40 posted on 07/07/2009 10:02:21 AM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: MrDem
Sarah’s got more balls than all of the GOP’s girly men combined.

This was said so well it needed posting again.
41 posted on 07/07/2009 10:03:44 AM PDT by VastRWCon (Drill Baby Drill - Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: kristinn

Great interview. Sarah was spot on.


42 posted on 07/07/2009 10:05:17 AM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012!)
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To: ansel12
You have been on the pro Romney threads and you have seen the kind of posters that push to advance the man, even now some of them self destruct in their passion for the scum bag.

I have been on pro-Romney threads. I have also been on pro-Palin threads.

I've made my thoughts clear on more than one occasion, so others can freely read my posts to see for themselves.

43 posted on 07/07/2009 10:05:27 AM PDT by TChris (There is no freedom without the possibility of failure.)
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To: ReneeLynn
Like this.

"policy to effect the change that we need [economically]. And allow free enterprise and the industrious Americans who run our small businesses and want to raise a family, allowing our families to grow and prosper and thrive, Americans who still believe in those ideals to get in there and effect change. I want to work for people who believe in that."

(insertion of [economically] is mine)

44 posted on 07/07/2009 10:06:40 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Think of the D Party as what it really is: a criminal organization masquerading as a political party)
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To: ansel12

The Romneybots Are Due On Maple Street....


45 posted on 07/07/2009 10:08:45 AM PDT by steve-b (Intelligent design is to evolutionary biology what socialism is to free-market economics.)
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To: ReneeLynn

Well, I believe in those things, and I want her to work for me, but I live in Indy. Hmm, in what capacity could she work for me I wonder?


46 posted on 07/07/2009 10:13:15 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: boxlunch

I like the radio commentary idea, and I have no doubt that Sarah will take advantage of her new freedom to do exactly as he says about reading and gaining information and knowledge about national and international issues.

She doesn’t need a drastic “makeover”, or the perception will be that she is becoming someone other than herself.

However, the setting is about to change and she will need to make changes necessary for that transition. She is a smart woman, and she has the instincts she needs to handle it properly,imo.


47 posted on 07/07/2009 10:20:15 AM PDT by LucyJo ("...guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism...". George Washington)
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To: kristinn

Bump for later read.


48 posted on 07/07/2009 10:20:49 AM PDT by khnyny ("The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.")
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Ah, yes I did read that. But we have the line...”Americans who still believe in those ideals to get in there and effect change.” before that sentence I quoted. She wants to work for people who ‘get in there and effect change’? That’s what perplexed me.

I thought it was the most interesting sentence because it did sound like more of a declaration of wanting to represent those people, but the previous sentence didn’t fit that scenario.


49 posted on 07/07/2009 10:23:17 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism, it's the new black.)
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To: AFreeBird

Hmmm, good question. ;) I wonder...


50 posted on 07/07/2009 10:24:49 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism, it's the new black.)
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