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AZ-Sen. 2010: With Hayworth, has McCain met his Tea Party Waterloo?
GOPUSA / Intellectual Conservative ^ | 2010-02-24 | Bobby Eberle

Posted on 02/24/2010 8:45:14 AM PST by rabscuttle385

While understandable that Palin would support the man who put her on the national stage, other candidates who vouch for McCain's "conservative" credentials are doing a disservice to the movement. And it doesn't look like it's going to fly this time around. The groundswell of grassroots attitudes are embodied in the Tea Party movement, and McCain represents everything they are against.

The Tea Party movement represents many themes. It began last year in response to the bailout and stimulus bills that showed the government is simply spending too much money. Much to the surprise of the left-wing elite, the Tea Party movement did not stop with its rallies on tax day. On the contrary, the movement was just getting started.

The Tea Party movement now represents everything that should work about conservative government… lower spending, less government control, lower taxes, adherence to the Constitution, and respect for the individual. Candidates have risen up and won elections based on this simple, yet timeless platform. From New Jersey to Virginia to Massachusetts, candidates won by running on these principles and running against Obama and his big-government cronies. Now, it's primary season, and the next big targets are incumbents, both Republican and Democrat who do not follow this plan. First in the crosshairs is John McCain.

Arizona Sen. John McCain has raised the ire of conservatives over and over and over again. He wore the label of "maverick" as a badge of honor, but rather than use it as a moniker for standing up for conservative values against the party, he used it to support the party over conservative values. Now, rather than an easy primary, McCain faces former six-term congressman and conservative talkshow host J.D. Hayworth.

Rachel Alexander, who is blogging for GOPUSA at CPAC, has provided a great contrast between the two candidates:

The country is in the midst of a Tea Party revolt movement that began last spring and has not lost steam. The current anti-big government, anti-spending uproar has already begun voting in new leadership promising smaller government. The revolt began over the federal bailouts – and McCain, labeled "Obama-lite" as a result – voted for several of them. He voted for the $700 billion general TARP bailout, the $25 billion auto bailout, the first $85 billion AIG insurance bailout, and he proposed spending $300 billion on a mortgage entitlement bailout to buy out every bad mortgage in the country.

As Alexander notes, "McCain's ratings from the American Conservative Union have gone progressively down over the years, dipping to an alltime low of just 63 last year. Even liberal-leaning Republican Senators Chuck Hagel, Lamar Alexander and Pete Domenici scored higher ratings than McCain last year." On the other hand, "J.D. Hayworth, the former Arizona Congressman who is challenging McCain in the Senate primary this year, has a lifetime rating from the ACU of 97."

In an article in the American Thinker, writer Randall Hoven summarizes the differences between Hayworth and McCain quite clearly:

McCain, the "maverick," has been in Congress for 28 years, or since winning his first election in 1982. He is no longer fighting the establishment; he is the establishment. He personifies the compromise wing of the Republican Party, which has since become the dominant wing.

Hayworth represents the 1994 Contract With America Republicans. He first entered Congress in that historic turnaround, the first time Republicans took the majority of the House since 1952. He was voted out in 2006 when the House turned Democrat again on a referendum on Iraq, and the last time the unemployment rate was below 4.5%.

For me, McCain is summed up by the following:

There is no doubt that between the two candidates, Hayworth is the conservative in the race. As noted in an article in National Review, McCain is bringing out the big guns:

To counter Hayworth's growing support, McCain has enlisted Sen. Scott Brown (R., Mass.) and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, his running mate during the 2008 presidential campaign, to stump for him in the Grand Canyon State. He would also like to bring in Mitt Romney, his former opponent for the GOP presidential nomination. "I'd really appreciate it if Mitt Romney came," McCain says. "We'd really like to have him. We haven't made any specific arrangement yet, but I'd like to see that. He is a man I respect."

While understandable that Palin would support the man who put her on the national stage, other candidates who vouch for McCain's "conservative" credentials are doing a disservice to the movement. And it doesn't look like it's going to fly this time around. The groundswell of grassroots attitudes are emodied in the Tea Party movement, and McCain represents everything they are against. We need smaller government, citizen legislators, and a respect for the Constitution. Hayworth has been there… then been back in the private sector, working to promote conservative principles. Now, he's looking to go back to replace a man who is an icon for establishment Washington.

Bobby Eberle is President and CEO of GOPUSA.com.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
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1 posted on 02/24/2010 8:45:14 AM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March; lmarie373; Abundy; missanne; Victoria Delsoul; 50mm; stockpirate; Eaker; ...

2 posted on 02/24/2010 8:46:37 AM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

Here’s to you, J.D. Wellington!


3 posted on 02/24/2010 8:48:52 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (We bury Democrats face down so that when they scratch, they get closer to home.)
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To: rabscuttle385

B T T T


4 posted on 02/24/2010 8:49:32 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: mkjessup; AuntB

PING


5 posted on 02/24/2010 8:50:09 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: rabscuttle385

Let’s hope Arizona makes Juan a high-profile beer salesman for his wife’s company.


6 posted on 02/24/2010 8:50:50 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: rabscuttle385

Its way past time for Captain Queeg to go. RINO loser has dragged us down for long enough. I think I am going to send Hayworth a contribution.


7 posted on 02/24/2010 8:51:15 AM PST by Astronaut
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To: stephenjohnbanker

The Maverick needs to go. Scott Brown too.


8 posted on 02/24/2010 8:51:37 AM PST by manonCANAL
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To: rabscuttle385

It doesn’t matter who Sarah Palin supports....J.D. Hayworth gets the vote!


9 posted on 02/24/2010 8:53:04 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: manonCANAL

McCain has had his 10 years to get even with conservatives(2000 boot out). Now we get to retire the old reprobate.


10 posted on 02/24/2010 8:54:39 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: rabscuttle385
McCain holds years of political i.o.u.’s.

Incumbency is difficult to defeat — from someone within the same party — for that very reason.

I hope Hayworth does win, but I wouldn't bet the farm on it.

McCain already has endorsements from Brown, Palin, and Romney [per a thread yesterday].

11 posted on 02/24/2010 8:54:40 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain is a last year retread!....GO HOME!


12 posted on 02/24/2010 8:54:51 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: rabscuttle385

Maybe McCain’s wife can run an ad.

“Please protect me from spousal abuse. Reelect John McCain”

lol


13 posted on 02/24/2010 8:55:14 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin!)
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To: cripplecreek; upchuck
Maybe McCain’s wife can run an ad.

“Please protect me from spousal abuse. Reelect John McCain”

Or maybe Miss Lindsay of South Carolina can run the ad. After all, he's McCain's "little jerk."

14 posted on 02/24/2010 8:57:14 AM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

If Juan loses, can you imagine how upset poor Megan McCain will be. Why, she’ll just go on all the morning talkshows lambasting the tea party like a good RINO.


15 posted on 02/24/2010 8:57:17 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: rabscuttle385

THe GOP brass are so behind McCain, you have to pry them off with a crowbar


16 posted on 02/24/2010 8:58:00 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: manonCANAL
"The Maverick needs to go. Scott Brown too."

Let's keep in mind that Scott Brown is about as conservative as you're going to get in Massachusetts. Arizona on the other hand should have a hardcore conservative. Bye bye Juan...
17 posted on 02/24/2010 8:59:17 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: rabscuttle385
To All:

There are good reasons for the Tea Party Movement which may just as well be called the Party Of Hell No as it becomes more organized. Politicians like John McCain, General Powell etc. who think they are the party elders and like Algore did, they have a right......well fellows think again! You are not wanted...no dead weight from long in the tooth politicians who forget why they are there in the first place.

America wants men and women to protect and obey our United States Constitution; men and women who will obey their oaths and the laws of the land. Men and women who will stop frivolous law making, rid the nation's books of piggy back social programs; stop spending for unconstitutional entitlements; Men and women who will not forget they serve the people not the other way around.

Lets be the Party of Hell No for Health Care, SEIU protectionism, Obama Cronyism, and Marxism/Socialism!

18 posted on 02/24/2010 8:59:50 AM PST by yoe (No American rights for terrorists or illegal aliens!!)
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To: rabscuttle385

19 posted on 02/24/2010 9:01:03 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: rabscuttle385

We can only hope.


20 posted on 02/24/2010 9:04:20 AM PST by wardaddy (Epic Beard Man sez: "If you think cops are pigs next time you need help call an amber lamps")
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To: TexasCajun
Let’s hope Arizona makes Juan a high-profile beer salesman for his wife’s company.

I suspect when Juan is out of the senate, his hot wife will have no more use for him.
21 posted on 02/24/2010 9:05:28 AM PST by crosshairs
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Mccain is a turncoat progressive. He was in on the conspiracy to put obango in the whitehouse. He’s a real
traitor to our country. IMHO


22 posted on 02/24/2010 9:07:03 AM PST by manonCANAL
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To: rabscuttle385

Probably not, the GOP biggies are all slobbering to come out and support Juan.


23 posted on 02/24/2010 9:07:11 AM PST by dforest
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To: pissant
THe GOP brass are so behind McCain, you have to pry them off with a crowbar

I'm surprised that a lot of them didn't end up with broken noses when Juan made his sharp right turn for the election season.

24 posted on 02/24/2010 9:10:01 AM PST by Retired COB (Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Thanks for the ping!

"Question of the Day" 'Which of the following three men were or are worthy to represent Arizona in the United States Senate?'

(clue = the guy with the red ' x ' is NOT ;)
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25 posted on 02/24/2010 9:15:43 AM PST by mkjessup (How do you spell 'real conservative' in Arizona? J.D. Hayworth !! - Flush McStain down the Drain!!)
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To: rabscuttle385

The latest endorsement from McDonnell of VA really has me mystified!


26 posted on 02/24/2010 9:15:57 AM PST by albie
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To: rabscuttle385

When is Newt coming in to campaign in AZ with Mitt & Palin the RINO club?


27 posted on 02/24/2010 9:17:44 AM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: cripplecreek

McCain’s a crafty son of a gun. He picks Sarah for VP, so now she’s beholden and he’s calling in that chip. When it started looking like Scott Brown might win in MA, McCain latched onto Scott, and supported him verbally, while “mentoring” Scott the newbie, in the Senate. Took Brown under his wing, so to speak, in a fatherly way, of course, so that now Scott Brown owes him too and McCain calls in another chip.

Now Mitt Romney. McCain won’t be running for Prez again (unless he is totally demented, which he is....), so McCain will be throwing his support behind some candidate who will be running. That will come down to Palin or Romney, and I know McCain doesn’t want to support Palin. My gut tells me so. So, McCain will play both of them along, extract his pound of flesh from both of them to campaign for him in AZ, not show his hand until the last minute as to who he will be supporting for Prez, and if either of the two of them don’t toe the mark and support him in his AZ race, he will go after them viciously when they run for Prez, and both of them know it. McCain is a below the belt street fighter when it comes to politics and paybacks in particular. Neither Palin nor Romney want to be on his bad side. Thus another chip being called in.

Got to admire the Wiley Coyote side of McCain, he is one devious politician. And I fervently hope, for all the above blackmail reasons, that McCain gets his proverbial *ss kicked and loses bigtime in AZ to J.D. Hayworth. but Hayworth has a big mountain to climb. McCain has all the money, all the aristocracy of AZ in his political back pocket, and he has already started to fight Hayworth dirty. It will get worse. It it truly David against Goliath, even though McCain phyically is the little squirt and J.D. the big guy. I never underestimate McCain. The good news is J.D. has the tea party behind him, and he speaks exceedingly well, and because of his radio program, and his prior political service, he is not an unknown. Go J.D.! I don’t want to see McCain’s mug on TV (he’s such a media whore) anymore.


28 posted on 02/24/2010 9:19:05 AM PST by flaglady47 (Dems days are numbered; it's Tea Party Time.....)
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To: TomGuy

Juan McCain has the endorsements of other stinking RINOs.


29 posted on 02/24/2010 9:19:15 AM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

BTT!

Say no to McCain!


30 posted on 02/24/2010 9:23:08 AM PST by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: TomGuy

If McCain wins the primary, I’ll vote democrat in the general. McCain is more harmful to conservatives than a democrat, and the first term democrat would be easier to unseat later.


31 posted on 02/24/2010 9:25:23 AM PST by Mr Rogers (I loathe the ground he slithers on!)
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To: manonCANAL

I am thrilled that Scott Brown won the Mass. Senate seat. He is as conservative as we could possibly expect from that area and maybe a little more so.

Maybe you think it should have remained the Kennedy seat instead of going to a conservative who makes an occasional vote you don’t agree with.


32 posted on 02/24/2010 9:26:39 AM PST by altura
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To: manonCANAL

“Scott Brown too”

Yeah, Martha Coakley would be so much better.


33 posted on 02/24/2010 9:26:49 AM PST by imskylark
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To: mkjessup

SJB (concentrating very hard) Uh, Barry, and J.D. ?


34 posted on 02/24/2010 9:27:22 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: rabscuttle385
I might have to send Mr. Hayworth a few bucks, like I did Scott Brown.

Bidding Mr. McKeating adieu would be such sweet sorrow.

Well, maybe not the sorrow part.

35 posted on 02/24/2010 9:36:13 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: flaglady47

It’s fascinating that McCain will fight like a cornered hyena against his fellow Republican, but ran a powder puff campaign against Nilbama. Imagine if Juan ran like this vs Obie. He might be prez right now. Not an ideal circumstance, but light years better than what we have.


36 posted on 02/24/2010 9:39:28 AM PST by karnage (worn arguments and old attitudes)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
SJB (concentrating very hard) Uh, Barry, and J.D. ?

*** WINNER!!! ***


Maaaan, you're GOOD! You're ready for Jeopardy!
37 posted on 02/24/2010 9:41:12 AM PST by mkjessup (How do you spell 'real conservative' in Arizona? J.D. Hayworth !! - Flush McStain down the Drain!!)
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To: Mr Rogers
McCain is more harmful to conservatives than a democrat, and the first term democrat would be easier to unseat later.

Yes, it's time that was said. A Dim from Arizona would be better than McCain, but I have great hope JD will defeat him in the primary.

38 posted on 02/24/2010 9:45:28 AM PST by Will88
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To: mkjessup

Jeopardy????

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvUZijEuNDQ


39 posted on 02/24/2010 9:45:52 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: flaglady47
Got to admire the Wiley Coyote side of McCain, he is one devious politician.

And like the Coyote, McStain ultimately is a LOSER:
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40 posted on 02/24/2010 9:55:55 AM PST by mkjessup (How do you spell 'real conservative' in Arizona? J.D. Hayworth !! - Flush McStain down the Drain!!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

LOL, now THAT is an oldie but a goodie!


41 posted on 02/24/2010 9:57:33 AM PST by mkjessup (How do you spell 'real conservative' in Arizona? J.D. Hayworth !! - Flush McStain down the Drain!!)
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To: altura

“I am thrilled that Scott Brown won the Mass. Senate seat. He is as conservative as we could possibly expect from that area and maybe a little more so.”

I agree.

I also think that in 2010 we can do with a more conservative senator than McCain from Arizona.

JD and Scott Brown are a BIG step up from Kennedy-McCain.


42 posted on 02/24/2010 10:01:13 AM PST by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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To: rabscuttle385
With Hayworth, has McCain met his Tea Party Waterloo?

I hope so. We blew it here in Illinois, where the Tea Party didn't get organized early enough due to the February primary, and then didn't unite behind a single candidate. The result is a Turbo RINO getting the GOP nomination. Giving us the only choice of a Dem or the ultimate in RINO technology, as a third party guarantees a Democrat win.

In Arizona J.D. Hayworth got into the race early, and the Tea Party has gotten behind him, and only him. This may be the perfect template for how to get rid of a RINO. And not just any RINO but the lord high god king of the RINOs.

And even though we will still have a bunch of RINOs in the Senate, they will all know that they can be removed if they stray too far from the reservation. And those who do stray, well we will know how to get rid of them in the primaries, without having to resort to suicidal third party runs.
43 posted on 02/24/2010 10:02:47 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: GonzoGOP

“And even though we will still have a bunch of RINOs in the Senate, they will all know that they can be removed if they stray too far from the reservation. And those who do stray, well we will know how to get rid of them in the primaries, without having to resort to suicidal third party runs.”

I can hardly wait 4 more years to see if we can throw panty-waist Lamar Alexander out with the dirty bath water. He’s a CINO’s CINO.


44 posted on 02/24/2010 10:24:00 AM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: All

Link for article above

45 posted on 02/24/2010 10:24:46 AM PST by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church (...Actually I'm hearing MORE from RCC now! ....) ** DEAFENING **)
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To: rabscuttle385

JD has my vote and my support


46 posted on 02/24/2010 10:25:31 AM PST by grace522 (your wallet is in jeopardy with democrats in office)
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To: mkjessup

“And like the Coyote, McStain ultimately is a LOSER:”

LOL! So nice to see the “loser” show up in person. Love your cartoon.


47 posted on 02/24/2010 10:26:10 AM PST by flaglady47 (Dems days are numbered; it's Tea Party Time.....)
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To: TomGuy
McCain already has endorsements from Brown, Palin, and Romney

WHO cares what they do! Since when are conservatives 'follow the leader' type. We do what we know is right.

Voter of AZ - make America proud!
48 posted on 02/24/2010 10:36:38 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: indylindy
the GOP biggies are all slobbering to come out and support Juan.

With a JD win, it will be a double whammy! We'll show these 'biggies' how irrelevant they really are and NO ONE is listening to them! It will be a Massachusetts moment for the GOP - VOTERS are back in charge of their country.


49 posted on 02/24/2010 10:48:19 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: albie
The latest endorsement from McDonnell of VA really has me mystified!

The question is, why would anyone think it would do any good? Nobody in Arizona CARES!

50 posted on 02/24/2010 11:10:51 AM PST by McGavin999
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