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Rendell Rejects Tea Party as Legit Movement
Fox News ^ | April 24, 2010 | Craig Schulz

Posted on 04/25/2010 2:23:15 AM PDT by Zakeet

Edited on 04/25/2010 4:30:31 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Ed Rendell, the Democratic governor of Pennsylvania and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, told Fox News on Saturday that the Tea Party movement reflects the anger many Americans feel about the current state of the economy, but dismissed the notion of the Tea Party as a legitimate political movement.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: protest; rendell; teaparty

I make the Wee Wee look smarter than Albert Einstein

1 posted on 04/25/2010 2:23:15 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

whistling past the grave yard


2 posted on 04/25/2010 2:30:18 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: Zakeet
Rendell specifically mentioned two recent Tea Party rallies in Washington to illustrate his point – the one held a week before the health care vote, and the other on Tax Day. Rendell said neither attracted more than a couple of thousand people to the National Mall.

Oh! Really? And the word "Legit" in the title implies "Illegitimate" as in the Fraud who inhabits 1600 Pensylvania Ave. WeeWee'ed indeed!

3 posted on 04/25/2010 2:30:22 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: Zakeet

Thank you, my crooked shyster socialist overlord, for reminding me to send a donation to the illigitimate Contract From America.

Which I just did.


4 posted on 04/25/2010 2:30:24 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember ("Subtlety is not going to win this fight": NJ Governor Chris Christie)
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To: Zakeet

Dear Ed,

Anyone sporting a “comb over”
is irrelevant.


5 posted on 04/25/2010 2:31:33 AM PDT by ChiMark
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To: Zakeet

Big Fat “Tub o’ Lard” Fast Eddy Rendell

a real POS for the hard working citizens of PA


6 posted on 04/25/2010 2:34:00 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: Zakeet
If I organized a rally to have stronger laws to protect puppies, I would get 100,000 people in Washington without breaking a sweat.”

And you would have to PAY 100,000 people to attend and bus them in. Such is the support for the Dem astroturf.

7 posted on 04/25/2010 2:34:43 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: School of Rational Thought

My sentiments exactly.


8 posted on 04/25/2010 2:40:07 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (Warmists as "traffic light" apocalyptics: "Greens too yellow to admit they're really Reds."-Monckton)
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To: Zakeet

Can we reject him as govenor?


9 posted on 04/25/2010 2:41:53 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: Texas Fossil

YES! He is not going to convince anyone of his declarations. This is a grass roots movement and the power of it will be felt in every corner of this nation. Ed Rendell is just another knee jerk socialist who reminds me of someone from the Supranos. Anytime he is on FOX with his opinion, I find something else to do.


10 posted on 04/25/2010 2:42:39 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: Zakeet

I reject your reality and I substitute my own.

I have totally rejected anything from the Federal Government.


11 posted on 04/25/2010 2:44:25 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" G.Orwell)
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To: Zakeet

When was the last time average, middle class people stood up in large numbers to resist the federal government? Not in my lifetime.

Our tyrants are rightfully frightened at the resistance that is brewing and growing.

Rendell will eventaully regret his statement.


12 posted on 04/25/2010 2:55:47 AM PDT by Jacquerie (The children of citizens who died in battle should be maintained at public expense.- Aristotle)
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To: Zakeet

Typical Marxist obfuscation.


13 posted on 04/25/2010 3:10:54 AM PDT by AlexW (Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: Zakeet
Rendell specifically mentioned two recent Tea Party rallies . . . Rendell said neither attracted more than a couple of thousand people to the National Mall. “There’s just no clout behind this movement . . . If I organized a rally to have stronger laws to protect puppies, I would get 100,000 people in Washington without breaking a sweat.”

Good point.

Their rally against ObamaCare in September, 2009, only attracted a few dozen people, far less than Rendell could get for puppies or any other cutesy cause.

In contrast, the Coffee Party movement has real clout.

In seven months, this movement with no clout will have a message for Rendell: "Real Americans can see the Potomac from the House."

14 posted on 04/25/2010 3:12:02 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Jacquerie

#12,,,I have NEVER seen such crowds of voters, all over the country at anytime since the 40’s. It’s unpresidented in my lifetime. Rendel might as well take a long walk off a short pier. Come to think of it, this is the largest turnout of citizens since the celebrations at the end of WW 2. How’s sucking lemons grab ya Rendal.


15 posted on 04/25/2010 3:14:04 AM PDT by Waco (Kalifonia don't need no stenkin oil and no stenkin revenues)
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To: jazzlite

The American Freedom Eagle is Awakened!

She does not like what she sees.

Beware! Those who threaten her now!

Legislation cannot remove the essence of what made the United States great!

16 posted on 04/25/2010 3:14:58 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: Zakeet

What makes something a legit political movement?


17 posted on 04/25/2010 3:17:59 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Bostonian conservative, prolife atheist, seeker of something)
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To: Zakeet

‘Governor X’ is …
July 24, 2009
One of Eliot Spitzer’s call girls seems close to spilling the beans on another sitting governor that she serviced:

Now the elegant blond courtesan, whom we’ll continue to call “Annie,” is talking about three “dates” she allegedly had with another state’s chief executive, who we’ll call Gov. X.

Though Annie’s former boss, ex-madam Kristin Davis, corroborates that Gov. X was a client, his spokesman flatly denies that the married politician has ever hired hookers…

“He was a very standard client. He didn’t take the full hour. There was no exchange of money. Michael handled the payment.

“I had two more dates with the governor. Never in public. Always for just an hour, around dinner time. He’d arrive at the apartment in a suit. I never had a problem with him, like I did with Spitzer. He was always nice. There wasn’t a lot of conversation. It wasn’t a girlfriend experience, but he was relaxed. He was very appreciative, like I was giving him a sort of affection he wasn’t getting elsewhere. Later I found out he was married. His wife is quite prominent in her own right.” (Annie and Davis say Gov. X is free to say he didn’t pay for sex, since “Michael” took care of the bills.)

I went through all U.S. governors and left out females, those who aren’t married (Corzine in NJ), those who were not governor in 2006, those who were not married in 2006 (Crist in FL), and Sanford in SC for obvious reasons.

The criteria set by the NYC call girl was that the male was governor in 2006, married, and his wife was “quite prominent in her own right.” She also strongly implies that he is still a sitting governor.

So I read the NGA bios of all 25 first ladies whose governor-husbands meet that criteria. Only six or so first ladies can be considered “quite prominent”:

CA – Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger’s wife, Maria Shriver
MN – Gov Tim Pawlenty’s wife, Mary (district court judge from 1994-2007)
PA – Gov Ed Rendell’s wife, Marjorie (3rd Circuit US Court of Appeals judge)
VA – Gov Tim Kaine’s wife, Anne Holton (district court judge in Richmond)

Less prominent, but still more so than others:

NH – Gov John Lynch’s wife, Susan
TN – Gov Phil Bredesen’s wife, Andrea Conte
WV – Gov Joe Manchin’s wife, Gayle

The call girl would have known instantly that Arnold is married to Shriver. He’s by far the most recognizeable of the seven listed above and his marriage to her is very well known, so she wouldn’t have found out later that he was married, as she said she did.

The last three governors listed have less prominent wives than the first tier, who are all federal judges.

Obviously, out of those three, VA and PA are the closest to NYC (although we know the initial meeting happened outside of New York).

Lot’s of circumstantial evidence here, true, but still interesting nonetheless. I wasn’t going to post any of this just yet, until Rush said this today:

There’s also some news that another governor has been tagged as a client of the same hooker that Eliot Spitzer used. Well, I know who it is. I know who it’s being reported, but I don’t have a source that’s firm enough. Yes, it’s a blue state, a lot of eagles in this state. Not an inordinate amount of eagles. What, Snerdley? Well, what do you think? I’m not going to mention any names. It’s a blue state, lots of eagles. These birds don’t fly, but there’s still lots of eagles.

Rush also linked to Deus Ex Malcontent:

Well, during the interview [with Opie and Anthony], she admitted that someone she called “Governor X” employed her services at least ten times during a year-and-a-half period. She apparently wrote his name down on a piece of paper and showed it to Opie and Anthony, who then proceeded to spend the next ten minutes dropping hints that a 4-year-old could’ve deciphered.

Between my research, Rush, and the hints on this radio interview, I’d say the good money is on Ed Rendell, the Democratic Governor of Pennsylvania.


18 posted on 04/25/2010 3:30:54 AM PDT by eartotheground
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To: Zakeet

thread | Main | Reading’s bad guys finding new marks in suburbia »
Friday
24Jul2009
Could brewing sex scandal mean Ed Rendell will have to hightail it out of Harrisburg?
Friday, July 24, 2009 at 07:05AM
Gawker says “The thought of Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell having sex is utterly horrifying, so he’s one we’d rather not even think about.” Still, Fast Eddie makes the short list at 15-1 as the mystery governor with a “prominent wife” who also paid for sexual services through the same madam whose escorts knocked Eliot Spitzer’s socks off.

Marjorie Rendell, is a federal judge who sits on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the guv is only an hour or so from New York, but serial skirt chaser Arnie still is Gawker’s morning-line favorite.

Now comes this tantalizing exchange from the Opie & Anhony satellite radio show, as reported by Deux ex Malcontent.

The hosts were interviewing Kristen Davis, who spent four months in prison over the Spitzer hooker scandal. She wrote down the name of Governor X on a piece of paper, showed it to the boys, and then listeners were left to decipher the sneaky pol’s identity:

“What, did he pay her in coal and steel?”

“I guess he had a little filly on the side.”

“Did he used to be an Eagles scout?”

The whole thing ended with show regular Jim Norton making a hysterical Freudian slip during the plugs for his upcoming gigs.

“I’ll be in Pennsylvania this weekend,” he said, then corrected himself to the sound of everyone’s laughter.

Don’t sound like no Arnie to me.


19 posted on 04/25/2010 3:35:35 AM PDT by eartotheground
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To: Zakeet

The MSM has done everything possible to discredit the Tea Party and the tea partiers still keep coming.

Just wish this guy was still the Dem leader as he is completely off his rocker.


20 posted on 04/25/2010 3:40:07 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Zakeet

See, somebody in Pittsburgh likes Ed Rendell! Former Pittsburgh TV news reporter Leslie McCombs lobbied the state government to pass a $75 million film-industry tax credit that would benefit her client, Lionsgate.

But Leslie didn’t register as a lobbyist. And state senator Jeff Piccola said that’s a big no-no. Rather than refer the matter to the state lobbying commission, Piccola said he was going to hire a private investigator to look into the matter. And by matter he meant steamy affair between McCombs and Rendell.

McCombs did little to dispell the romance by attacking Piccola in yesterday’s Philadelphia Daily News.

“Clearly, it is being suggested that I have an inappropriate relationship with the Governor. That suggestion is disgusting and insulting, and I am appalled that an elected public official can get away with such slanderous behavior,” McCombs wrote in the e-mail. “It is deeply hurtful to me and my family.”

Fair enough, pretty eyes. You can deny the allegation, but Harrisburg scuttlebutt says your a frequent dinner guest of the Guv. And here’s a photo of the lovely couple sitting next to each other at a recent Pirates game (Rendell says there were five other people at the game, including McComb’s son).

Piccola claims his private-dick isn’t digging up dirt, just doing an honest day’s work. John Baer, the astute political observer at the People’s Paper says ‘hogwash.’ But Baer, like the Dee-N editors, can barely contain his glee at this emerging between-the-sheets peccadillo.


21 posted on 04/25/2010 3:42:21 AM PDT by eartotheground
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To: Texas Fossil
Rendell said neither attracted more than a couple of thousand people to the National Mall.

There were 40,000 plus across from the Washington Monument on the evening of the 15th, I was there.

What Ed's democratic mind can't get it's arms around was there were 800 other rallies that day and more before and after from coast to coast.

I really get tired of the “Uncle Ed” nice guy routine.

22 posted on 04/25/2010 3:45:09 AM PDT by Recon Dad ( USMC SSgt Patrick O - 3rd Afghanistan Deployment - Day 187)
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To: Zakeet

“has no ability to bring a lot of people to key sites at key moments in time”
Unfortunately for you dims, they only have to go to the ballot box.


23 posted on 04/25/2010 3:47:15 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Zakeet

Okay, thanks Ed. I guess that about wraps it up.


24 posted on 04/25/2010 3:56:11 AM PDT by AdaGray
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To: Zakeet; All

Fast (and Fat) Eddie, Millions upon Millions reject out of control government spending. You prove the fact that denial is not just a river in Egypt.


25 posted on 04/25/2010 4:38:02 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Darkwolf377
"What makes something a legit political movement?"

The blessings of Katy Couric and Brian Willilams, in the eyes of the DC Beltway cocoon.

26 posted on 04/25/2010 4:43:14 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Red in Blue PA
According to a Rassmussen poll out this week, Rendell has a 54% disapproval rating in Pa. Take away the Philly voters and it's over 60%. Anything he has to say is irrelavent...
27 posted on 04/25/2010 4:47:53 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Zakeet

See you in November pumpkin-pie-faced, bad-comb-over, sleazy-politician, POS-domestic enemy.


28 posted on 04/25/2010 5:23:15 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Zakeet
“What’s happening,” Rendell said, “is the mainstream media – I’m not blaming the conservative media – I think the mainstream media has fallen for this… hook, line and sinker.

Interesting comment.

Liberals feel they can say anything they want, create any alternative reality, because the mainstream media will back them up and present evidence that up is down. The tea parties were at first completely ignored by the MSM, but were forced to report on them by the internet, talk radio, and Fox, not to mention the sheer magnitude of the phenomenon. Liberals feel betrayed by the MSM because it in the end had to tell the truth about certain aspects of the tea party movement.

Tea partiers don't care whether they're "legit" or not. It's come down to this pitiful state for the left, a condition of having no better ammunition to fire at us than to "whip" us by calling us illegitimate, when we don't need legitimacy to vote liberals out of office.

29 posted on 04/25/2010 5:23:24 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: wayoverontheright

They’re afraid and this is their way of showing it. Fast Eddie can talk all he wants. We’ll do our talking in the voting booths this November.


30 posted on 04/25/2010 5:36:11 AM PDT by RU88
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To: FormerACLUmember

http://remembernovember.com/


31 posted on 04/25/2010 5:36:30 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: Zakeet

So another DemacRAT lays down the Fatwahhh on the Tea Party supporters, lets see how well that works out /sarcasm.


32 posted on 04/25/2010 5:46:55 AM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: Zakeet

The Tea Party movement has a certification of birth record known as The Constitution. Get over it.


33 posted on 04/25/2010 6:02:58 AM PDT by Mobilemitter (We must learn to fin >-)> for ourselves.........)
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To: Zakeet; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Ed Rendell, the Democratic governor of Pennsylvania and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, dismissed the notion of the Tea Party as a legitimate political movement.

Where do we go to reject Dumbocrat Rendell as a legitimate politician?

34 posted on 04/25/2010 6:11:40 AM PDT by Liz (If teens can procreate in a Volkswagen, why does a spotted owl need 2000 acres? JD Hayworth)
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To: Zakeet

For the life of me I can’t understand why Fox constantly has this bag of excrement and propagandist for the Democrat party on constantly.

When he comes on you can see he is clearly a hand puppet operated by the progressives.

Why don’t’ they simply record his last visit and then play it back every time we need a Democrat response to anything. It will always be the same.


35 posted on 04/25/2010 6:13:27 AM PDT by DH (The government writes no bill that does not line the pockets of special interests.)
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To: Zakeet

Another bad comb over . . . .


36 posted on 04/25/2010 6:20:05 AM PDT by doberville
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To: Zakeet

Rendell is an idiot.


37 posted on 04/25/2010 6:26:21 AM PDT by fredisred
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To: fredisred

He must have meant “legitimate party”. Anyone with a High School education can see its a “movement”. But then again many Dimwits have never grown up past high school so have an obstacle before them called reality.


38 posted on 04/25/2010 6:55:01 AM PDT by Republic Rocker
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To: Zakeet

Rendell needs an EEG.


39 posted on 04/25/2010 7:07:19 AM PDT by headstamp 2 ("No Good Deed Goes Unpunished")
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To: Zakeet

We had a quasi Tea Party/Concerned citizen rally in my sleepy little town on main st. last week. There was about 3-500 people there which was astounding. I have NEVER seen a crowd like that in my town protesting in my 47 times around the sun.

So these dipwads can whistle past the graveyard all they want.


40 posted on 04/25/2010 7:11:44 AM PDT by headstamp 2 ("No Good Deed Goes Unpunished")
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To: Zakeet
listen stooopid... nobody gives a sh!t what you think
41 posted on 04/25/2010 7:32:22 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Zakeet; All
On the Tax Day Tea Party Rally in Grand Prairie Texas, I took video camera in hand and interviewed attendees. I did this knowing it would counter the media misrepresentaion of the Tea Partiers.

PLEASE FORWARD these links to anyone who has been lied to by the media and politicians about the Tea Party Movement, which of course is everybody.

“The True Face of the Tea Partiers”

Click Here for Part One

 Click Here for Part Two

42 posted on 04/25/2010 7:43:27 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Pray for our leaders: Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin.)
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To: Liz

If the TEA party is such a minor movement, why bother to mention it?


43 posted on 04/25/2010 10:05:40 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (I'd rather drink Tea than Koolaid)
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To: Texas Fossil
you know that might be a good idea. get every tea partier from all four corners of the 50 united states to converge on Washington. stand there and protest for 1 day and leave with out a fight. it would make the libs shit themselves for one and maybe open some peoples eyes.
44 posted on 04/25/2010 11:23:09 AM PDT by forgotimareble (the guy with easy answers to hard questions... get obama out of office!!!!!!)
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To: forgotimareble

Remember, November 2nd


45 posted on 04/25/2010 11:33:54 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: Zakeet

I would check his phone records to see if Obama called and told him to make an ass out of himself so the Sunday shows would not be talking about the Chicago trial today


46 posted on 04/25/2010 12:00:48 PM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Texas Fossil

yes thats right i live in pa i will certinly do my part to oust this anal pain of mine. i would say he has destoyed the commonwealth of pa to the commonpoor.


47 posted on 04/25/2010 12:09:53 PM PDT by forgotimareble (the guy with easy answers to hard questions... get obama out of office!!!!!!)
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To: eartotheground
Interesting theory. But I think Spitzer's call girl's standards are too high for Fat Ed.

I'd vote for "Eye Brows" Kaine.

48 posted on 04/25/2010 7:51:28 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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