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Beauty queen who beat Sarah Palin in 1984 aims for political crown
Times Online ^ | Saturday, May 1, 2010 | Alexandra Frean

Posted on 05/01/2010 6:15:01 AM PDT by Willie Green

The woman who beat Sarah Palin for the beauty queen crown of Miss Alaska in 1984 is setting her sights on her own political career.

Maryline Blackburn, who is mounting a Democratic challenge for a seat in the House of Representatives in Georgia, was Alaska’s first African American representative in the beauty pageant. She beat Sarah Palin, Miss Wasilla at the time, who finished as second runner-up in the 1984 pageant but also took home the title of Miss Congeniality.

Unlike her former beauty queen rival, Ms Blackburn, 48, — a Grammynominated singer and actress — is a fervent supporter of President Obama. She does, however, appear to share Ms Palin’s penchant for plain-speaking and self-promotion and lost no time yesterday in taking a gentle swipe as she recalled their 1984 encounter.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Alaska; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: palinfreeperping; sarahpalin
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1 posted on 05/01/2010 6:15:02 AM PDT by Willie Green
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To: Willie Green

Umm. Read the article and she is just riding Palin coattails. So obvious and quite sad personally.


2 posted on 05/01/2010 6:18:15 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Willie Green

GA is going to elect an Alaskan hick?


3 posted on 05/01/2010 6:18:30 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Willie Green

How many moose has she shot?
How many family businesses has she run?

Palin isn’t just a pretty face.


4 posted on 05/01/2010 6:18:33 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Willie Green
It's Georgia...depending on the makeup of the district she's running in she'll either win big or lose big.
5 posted on 05/01/2010 6:20:02 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: Willie Green

Has she joined the PTA or been a mayor? The beauty pageant and skin color alone qualifies her if she is a democrat.


6 posted on 05/01/2010 6:21:43 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Willie Green

Suddenly, participating in a beauty pageant is a good thing!!!!


7 posted on 05/01/2010 6:21:46 AM PDT by Carley (I'll keep clinging to the constitution, my guns and my religion, thank you.)
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To: Willie Green

8 posted on 05/01/2010 6:23:22 AM PDT by Libloather (Tea totaler, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: Willie Green
How Sarah Palin lost to this is beyond me.


9 posted on 05/01/2010 6:23:55 AM PDT by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: Bahbah

Its the teeth.


10 posted on 05/01/2010 6:26:25 AM PDT by chopperman
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To: Bahbah
Duh! Same reason Obummer won. Racism.
11 posted on 05/01/2010 6:27:03 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Don't just pick between Bull Sh*t and Horse Sh*t, clean out the stable!)
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To: Bahbah

Palin lost because....It was an Affirmative Action Reaction!


12 posted on 05/01/2010 6:31:11 AM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: Willie Green
From the article:

She does, however, appear to share Ms Palin’s penchant for plain-speaking and self-promotion and lost no time yesterday in taking a gentle swipe as she recalled their 1984 encounter.

;She was the calculating little woman trying to figure out how she was going to win the competition. She had that look about her. She still has that look,” Ms Blackburn told The Times.

Wow - she takes a swipe and the swipe is from a "look." That passes the credibility test. NOT. But the media won't push that issue. What a joke this woman is.

13 posted on 05/01/2010 6:31:17 AM PDT by zlala
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To: Libloather

Actually, tho, the black girl looks better now, than when younger!


14 posted on 05/01/2010 6:32:20 AM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: Libloather

“Unlike her former beauty queen rival, Ms Blackburn, 48, — a Grammynominated singer and actress — is a fervent supporter of President Obama”

Surprise, surprise, surprise!


15 posted on 05/01/2010 6:32:41 AM PDT by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: Willie Green

She won over Palin???? When I clicked on the webpage at first glance, I’m serious, I was confused. I thought I was looking at a man in drag with a mustache. Go take a real quick look at her and tell me you don’t see the same thing. Or maybe I need my glasses fixed.


16 posted on 05/01/2010 6:36:15 AM PDT by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Willie Green

Explains why she won. Political Correctness.


17 posted on 05/01/2010 6:36:54 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Willie Green

She did not win on beauty.


18 posted on 05/01/2010 6:39:21 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: MsLady

Well I don’t wear glasses and can tell you for a fact that you are right! That looks exactly like a man with a mustache.


19 posted on 05/01/2010 6:44:22 AM PDT by battletank
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To: MrEdd

***How many moose has she shot?
How many family businesses has she run?

Palin isn’t just a pretty face.***

Moose shooting is irrelivant.
Family business...moonshine making..
Float trip on the Cahulawassie river ala DELIVERANCE
Can she cut pulp wood? Grow/pick cotton? slop hogs?
Go fishing for catfish without coming back drunk..

THESE ARE IMPORTANT IN GEORGIA!


20 posted on 05/01/2010 6:46:16 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: MsLady
She won over Palin???? When I clicked on the webpage at first glance, I’m serious, I was confused. I thought I was looking at a man in drag with a mustache. Go take a real quick look at her and tell me you don’t see the same thing. Or maybe I need my glasses fixed.

I had the same reaction - I thought it was Little Richard.

21 posted on 05/01/2010 6:46:20 AM PDT by Disambiguator (Progressivism, Socialism, Marxism, Communism - it's all shades of black.)
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To: Willie Green

“I beat Sarah Palin at something in 1984, I sing and I’m black” appears to be all that’s required to run for a House seat in Georgia if you’re Democrat.


22 posted on 05/01/2010 6:49:44 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Willie Green

In a beauty contest with this woman NOW Sarah would win in a walk! I am always amazed at how much more beautiful Sarah is now than when she was young. She was a pretty girl but she is a fabulously beautiful woman now.


23 posted on 05/01/2010 6:51:30 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: MsLady
Yeah, she even had what looked like the little John Waters mustache.





She now has that "I'm significantly passed into the grand climacteric" look or, as they say in Liberia, "She dry."

As far as her loving Obama now, well, I guess after all that Obama has done and has failed to do, this demonstrates that at least one of those beauty queen contestants was a ditz.
24 posted on 05/01/2010 6:51:38 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: Disambiguator
I thought it was Little Richard.

EXACTLY!!!!

25 posted on 05/01/2010 6:55:45 AM PDT by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Willie Green

And Sarah remembers Blackburn as butt ugly.

This is political correctness at it’s best.


26 posted on 05/01/2010 6:57:58 AM PDT by Santiago de la Vega (El hijo del Zorro)
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To: Venturer
Explains why she won. Political Correctness.

Yep, that was definitely a factor by '84.

27 posted on 05/01/2010 6:59:03 AM PDT by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: MsLady

Apparently those Wasilla pageant judges just spent 9 months snowed into trapper’s cabins. They didn’t even notice the mustache.


28 posted on 05/01/2010 7:02:15 AM PDT by Hillbillary (I know how to deal with Communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Bahbah

I’m sorry, but that looks like a guy with lipstick and mascara on! Ick! lol


29 posted on 05/01/2010 7:05:14 AM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.)
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To: Bahbah

It’s the DSLs!


30 posted on 05/01/2010 7:06:50 AM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: Libloather

Why do I suspect AK was just happy to have an African American contestant and handed her the prize? She’s nowhere near pretty.


31 posted on 05/01/2010 7:09:47 AM PDT by EDINVA (Ihttp://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2503873%2C89#help)
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To: Willie Green
97% of black voters voted for Zero O'bama..
Only, 3% were SMART....
32 posted on 05/01/2010 7:23:34 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: EDINVA

You can see the dynamics of pageant voting if you ever watch one.

The judges are mostly white. Nobody wants to be called a racist so all of them pick one black girl to be in their top 10. It is almost like a mini-contest within the contest - the best black contestant is going to be in the top 10 even if there is only 1. Then it is a matter of how many competitive white girls are in the pageant. If there are a few, the vote is split and a black girl wins and sometimes she is like Vanessa Williams and you say “Well, yeah, that’s a good pick” and sometimes you say “Huh?”


33 posted on 05/01/2010 7:23:34 AM PDT by gthog61
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To: Willie Green

Well Ms. Blackburn, you go right ahead. But one day Sarah Palin will be President and you will not.

I am referring to Ms. Blackburn being born in Europe, but then again, I guess no one cares about the constitutional requirements anymore. Just as long as they are black and democrat. So maybe she does have a shot.


34 posted on 05/01/2010 7:26:20 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Gay State Conservative

The district is an iffy one. It’s Cobb County Georgia, which is close enough to Atlanta to go for the racial vote. However it’s also comprised of a good many elderly and old conservative families in the outlying areas that tend to vote Republican.

This could go either way. It really depends on how many from the Buckhead/Northside area has moved into Cobb.


35 posted on 05/01/2010 7:30:33 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: zlala

Not to mention she was calculating on how to win. Wow, Sarah Palin must be a some kind of evil woman to enter a competition (competing for a scholarship to college no less) and she actually was dedicated enough to want to win! Oh the horror!


36 posted on 05/01/2010 7:31:45 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Bahbah

YIKES!!!!!!!


37 posted on 05/01/2010 7:33:12 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: EDINVA
“Why do I suspect AK was just happy to have an African American contestant and handed her the prize? She’s nowhere near pretty.”

That's not much of a stretch to believe.
Not to say she wasn't more talented and did deserve to win over Palin at the time..
But if I was forced to guess; I would say your theory is highly likely

38 posted on 05/01/2010 7:36:14 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Chairman Mao was a community organizer)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

yeah, I think it’s likely she outscored Palin on the talent end, but I will stick with my original theory. She was going to win if she couldn’t carry a tune in a two-handled bucket.


39 posted on 05/01/2010 7:51:32 AM PDT by EDINVA (Ihttp://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2503873%2C89#help)
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To: Willie Green

The *unt was never a governor... or anything but a media wh0re... and she can’t sing.

LLS


40 posted on 05/01/2010 8:02:20 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: Bahbah
This woman is god awful ugly! surely this is a bad photo although the more recent one isn't much better. This is the kind of black woman that's dangerous because she “thinks” she has something to offer so Katie bar the door.
41 posted on 05/01/2010 8:11:10 AM PDT by ladyL
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To: zlala
She was the calculating little woman trying to figure out how she was going to win the competition.

I'm sure this little woman did no calculating on how to win. It just happened.

42 posted on 05/01/2010 8:11:32 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks Right-Wing.)
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To: Bahbah

It was racist don’t ya know..


43 posted on 05/01/2010 8:17:55 AM PDT by celtic gal
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To: Willie Green

Ms Palin’s career had in no way inspired her own political ambitions

says she’s a long serving activist and ‘mouthy’ kid..

Look out, MIchelle!


44 posted on 05/01/2010 8:41:20 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: autumnraine

“The district is an iffy one.”

You are correct about “iffy”.
But back in the not-so-distant day, Cobb County gave us Larry McDonald.

McDonald was the only sitting member of Congress killed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War (flight 007).


45 posted on 05/01/2010 8:54:08 AM PDT by frog in a pot (Wake up America! The Socialists are winning the long war against you and your Constitution!)
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To: chopperman

She could eat a corn on the cob through a venetian blind.

This mouthy bunghole would be even more obscure than she is if not for her long ago proximity to, and affirmative action win over Palin.


46 posted on 05/01/2010 9:24:24 AM PDT by Mac from Cleveland ("See what you made me do?" Major Malik Hasan)
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To: MsLady
I thought Scottie Pippin got a sex change


47 posted on 05/01/2010 9:26:13 AM PDT by Mac from Cleveland ("See what you made me do?" Major Malik Hasan)
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To: Bahbah

We all know how this thing beat Sarah.


48 posted on 05/01/2010 9:31:59 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08

Yes, we do. I couldn’t resist the rhetorical question.


49 posted on 05/01/2010 9:36:36 AM PDT by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: Bahbah

:) Yep.


50 posted on 05/01/2010 9:38:59 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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