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Mike Huckabee: Serious Competition for Sarah Palin in 2012
Politcs Daily ^ | 12/13/10 | Suzi Parker

Posted on 12/13/2010 9:20:22 AM PST by pissant

Sarah Palin may have met her political match in Mike Huckabee.

Both have been criss-crossing the country on book tours. Both hold degrees in communication. Both hunt and fish. Both use various media to hit their target audiences.

But while Palin often generates anger, Huckabee takes the Will Rogers road. He has an aw-shucks demeanor, freely cracking jokes, shaking hands and chatting with the media while Palin shuns reporters.

Already road-tested by a 2008 White House run, Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor and Baptist minister, may just be the strongest GOP candidate to take on Palin in a primary and President Barack Obama in a general election.

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KEYWORDS: 2012; freepressforpalin; gomerhuckleberry; huckabee; huckafraud; huckajoke; misogyny; palin; pissant; pissant4obama; pissant4rinos; rino; sexism; shutup; snakeoilsalesman; stfualready
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A purse fight. The good news is a rock-ribbed conservative should beat them both, as well as flipper.
1 posted on 12/13/2010 9:20:25 AM PST by pissant
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To: pissant
Mike Huckabee: Serious Competition for Sarah Palin in 2012

MEGA BS

2 posted on 12/13/2010 9:22:14 AM PST by GoldenPup
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To: pissant

So who is your preferred “rock-ribbed conservative”? Frankly, none of the informally acknowledged “candidates” do anything for me. I could get behind Paul Ryan.


3 posted on 12/13/2010 9:23:46 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: pissant

LOL A purse fighting Mike Huckabee! LOL That image fits! LOL


4 posted on 12/13/2010 9:24:04 AM PST by A. Morgan
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To: pissant
No, NO, NO, NO, NO!

Huckabee had his chance and had absolutely ZERO luster. No Huckabee, NO Romney, no McStain. Dammit... what's it going to take to get through to the RNC that we DON'T WANT RINOS!

5 posted on 12/13/2010 9:24:38 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: GoldenPup

Were I a death-row murderer, I would be petitioning the courts for the right to vote for the Huckster. He is to politics what the “Get Our of Jail Free” card is to Monopoly.


6 posted on 12/13/2010 9:25:01 AM PST by hampdenkid
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To: rarestia

When it comes down to vote time it doesn’t matter who the RNC wants. McCain won the nomination because of name recognition and cross over votes in open primary states. If I were you I’d be more concerned about Romney getting the nomination than Huckabee.


7 posted on 12/13/2010 9:28:29 AM PST by Artemis Webb (What, if not a bagel and coffee, confirms the existence of a just and loving God?)
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To: pissant
If you're a small-government conservative and are thinking about backing the Bear Stater, read Roses of Sharon's latest post.
8 posted on 12/13/2010 9:28:53 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: pissant

The truth is—>>... Huckabee is serious competition for Joe Biden...


9 posted on 12/13/2010 9:29:15 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: pissant
Exactly.

If it comes down to Huckabee and Palin in the end...

I am liking Pence more and more. Even Christe.

Please don't kick my crap about for not loving Sarah, it is just that she appears to me to be about as qualified as the one is.

Eventually this crap misgovernment by the corrupt and the malleable must end, and someone with competence will have to assume control of the remainder.

Pray it is not mine.

10 posted on 12/13/2010 9:29:49 AM PST by mmercier (the great reckoning)
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To: pissant

Shazam!!


11 posted on 12/13/2010 9:34:56 AM PST by Sybeck1 (Memo to Mitt Romney: Just go away.............)
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To: pissant

if the “serious competition” is for Nielsen ratings points, then she may have a point...


12 posted on 12/13/2010 9:52:18 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: pissant
Mike who?
The good news is a rock-ribbed conservative should beat them both
Maybe a candidate from your "Falcon Party". What were their names again?
13 posted on 12/13/2010 9:59:23 AM PST by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairatx movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: pissant

Elmer Gantrybee? Puuulllleeeease!


14 posted on 12/13/2010 10:00:45 AM PST by Salo
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To: pissant
Huckabee is a good guy. and likable. He is a milk toast on taking stands and would be a weak President.

Not a choice that would inspire and encourage strength and win the election.

The Republicans have intentionally chosen weak candidates to run for the Presidency.

IE. Dole, McCain. seemingly intended to be guaranteed to lose. Purposely. That way they get to be second fiddle and do not take the HEAT or the REPONSIBILITY for actions in Washington.

Look at how they blew the Newt "Contract with America". opportunity.

Newt was made to be totally responsible ... Congress played a major part as well.

It is much easier to cry "we do not have the votes" and get out of the spotlights. They get to live like Kings with all the perks and claim they would do it better but ... would they?

I pray to the LORD God, they can and will do better and act strong and with integrity and turn things around, in Jesus name, amen.

The (members of Congress) are all members of the same club, thus Republicans do curry favor on going ...

15 posted on 12/13/2010 10:04:23 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: Fiji Hill

Here is Huck’s quote on the WH website. (I goofed on my original post...and copied the quote below his, sorry!)

“Congratulations to First Lady Michelle Obama, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and to the bi-partisan support in the Congress to pass the Healthy, Hunger Free Children Act. By passing a bill that addresses the nutritional quality of school lunches, an important step is being taken to give children choices that will make them healthier and more productive.”

-Mike Huckabee, Governor of Arkansas 1996-2007


16 posted on 12/13/2010 10:05:14 AM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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“Already road-tested by a 2008 White House run,”

There is only 2 things in the middle of the road and that is yellow stripes and dead skunks and Huck fits both catagories!


17 posted on 12/13/2010 10:08:32 AM PST by dalereed
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To: pissant
Huckabee? Didn't he run the last time and got nowhere. Even with Duncan Hunter's endorsement. What makes you think he could withstand The Power of the Palin Side?
18 posted on 12/13/2010 10:11:55 AM PST by McGruff
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To: pissant
Give us a list of "rock ribbed conservatives" that will run and will get more than 1% of the vote.

DeMint is not running, he's said so repeatedly, so please don't bore us.

And when you give out your stupid list, remember what Jim Robinson asked you. Which of these can garner any more votes than Duncan Hunter did?

Sorry, you're making a lot of noise, but you never make any sense,you haven't made any sense for years.......

19 posted on 12/13/2010 10:12:05 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: pissant

In his dreams

Huck reminds me of a fast-talking timeshare or used car salesman, not a US President


20 posted on 12/13/2010 10:12:50 AM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: pissant
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaa... Rolling on the floor!

Elect Sarah Palin for President 2012

Re-Elect President Sarah Palin 2016

21 posted on 12/13/2010 10:13:07 AM PST by WVKayaker (Faith makes the discords of the present become the harmonies of the future - Robert Collyer)
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To: pissant

The good news is that Palin is the rock ribed conservative candidate with a proven record of fighting corruption, and vastly more understanding of the intricacies of all the issues.

Huck is socialist muck.

Romney is socialist glitz.

All the rest are inexperienced puppies.


22 posted on 12/13/2010 10:15:01 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: hampdenkid

Post of the day!


23 posted on 12/13/2010 10:17:37 AM PST by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: pissant
No.

Just... No.

24 posted on 12/13/2010 10:20:04 AM PST by Dead Corpse (III%. The last line in the sand)
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To: mmercier

An Open Letter to Republican Freshmen Members of Congress
by Sarah Palin on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 3:19am
Welcome to all Republican Freshmen and congratulations!

Congratulations to all of you for your contribution to this historic election, and for the contributions I am certain you will make to our country in the next two years. Your victory was hard fought, and the success belongs entirely to you and the staff and volunteers who spent countless hours working for this chance to put government back on the side of the people. Now you will come to Washington to serve your nation and leave your mark on history by reining in government spending, preserving our freedoms at home, and restoring America’s leadership abroad. Some of you have asked for my thoughts on how best to proceed in the weeks and months ahead and how best to advance an agenda that can move our country forward. I have a simple answer: stick to the principles that propelled your campaigns. When you take your oath to support and defend our Constitution and to faithfully discharge the duties of your office, remember that present and future generations of “We the People” are counting on you to stand by that oath. Never forget the people who sent you to Washington. Never forget the trust they placed in you to do the right thing.

The task before you is daunting because so much damage has been done in the last two years, but I believe you have the chance to achieve great things....
READ THE WHOLE POST!
http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=455904738434


25 posted on 12/13/2010 10:20:27 AM PST by WVKayaker (Faith makes the discords of the present become the harmonies of the future - Robert Collyer)
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To: geologist

Rendezvous with Destiny
by Sarah Palin on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 8:14pm
Today is the 46th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s famous speech, “A Time for Choosing.”

The thing that struck me as I watched it again was how relevant its message still is for today’s America. Just as in 1964, we have a president who says “we must accept a greater government activity in the affairs of the people.” And just as then, we hear the voices of those on the left who claim the profit motive has become “outdated” and the Constitution “outmoded.” Back then liberals aimed to build a Great Society in which the state looked after us “from the cradle to the grave.” Today’s “fundamental transformation” doesn’t have a similarly catchy name, but its aims are no different from those of Johnson’s central planners.

And so once again we face an election in which the fundamental issue is “whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capitol can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.”

Reagan believed that in the end, Americans would always choose liberty over tyranny. He called it our “destiny,” our American birth right. Well, this coming Tuesday, you and I have another rendezvous with destiny. America, let’s go and win one for the Gipper.

- Sarah Palin

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=447557178434


26 posted on 12/13/2010 10:23:20 AM PST by WVKayaker (Faith makes the discords of the present become the harmonies of the future - Robert Collyer)
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To: pissant
Sarah Palin may have met her political match in Mike Huckabee.

Huck is weak. He is weak in his political philosophy, and he is weak as a person.

He is not a fighter, and he is not the person who is going to return us to constitutional government.

After what we've been through the last two years, if he couldn't be roused to come out and do battle with the Obamists, he isn't the right man for this job. He is hard-wired to find common cause with his enemies. He is hard-wired to be bi-partisan. He is simply unable to wage philosophical warfare. It isn't in him.

27 posted on 12/13/2010 10:35:32 AM PST by marron
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To: Artemis Webb
If I were you I’d be more concerned about Romney getting the nomination than Huckabee.

If one is worried about Mitt getting the nomination then one should also be worried about Huckabee, the phony conservative, taking votes away from a good conservative in the South, handing the nomination to Mitt.

28 posted on 12/13/2010 10:40:38 AM PST by FreeReign
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The task before you is daunting because so much damage has been done in the last two years, but I believe you have the chance to achieve great things....

I really wish she would have said 'the last four years'. The amount of spending by the Pelosi House in 4 years is about the same as the Republican-held House for the previous 12 years.

29 posted on 12/13/2010 10:43:59 AM PST by LearnsFromMistakes (Yes, I am happy to see you. But that IS a gun in my pocket.)
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To: FreeReign

Well your point is well taken. Like it or not one thing we do know Huckabee can do is pull the wool over the eyes of a pretty good number of voters.


30 posted on 12/13/2010 10:45:01 AM PST by Artemis Webb (What, if not a bagel and coffee, confirms the existence of a just and loving God?)
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To: WVKayaker
Nice letter.

I still maintain that she is as qualified as the one.

Words mean little. I am a walking talking example of this reality.

I would vote for the guy with the glass eye in “Gangs of New York” before her in the next primary.

If it comes down to Palin vs. the one, I go for her. Then we can do this crap for another four years, regardless of who wins.

This situation can only go on for so long.

People do not easily relinquish economic position to a sovereign government without violence.

We are country of puppies who know only play...

We will not easily be force fed $hit.

It can be done, but is unpleasant.

31 posted on 12/13/2010 10:46:25 AM PST by mmercier (enter the sandman)
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To: marron

I base my opinions on candidates on what their actual positions are. Neither stands out as acceptable to me. Too much liberal baggage in both camps.


32 posted on 12/13/2010 10:53:52 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: WVKayaker
Thank You for the link and the response.

Sarah is great. She is not afraid to take on ‘the entrenched,’and ‘stuck in the mud,’ getting rich with all their buddies and family due to the perks and easy foreknowledge that allows for insider opportunities at several levels. Look at how rich they all are now.

Hypocrites. Sarah was an answer offered to us from God when she stepped onto the stage as potential Vice President. She was betrayed by McCain. She still does not attack McCain. She has values, principles, she has integrity. If we do not support her in all earnestness and strength as conservative Republicans then we are stupid. INDEED!

Those that want no changes, nor their own bailiwick upset, attach her from ill intentions. Are we really going to allow the medias and the lies and evil attacks,m whether belittling or denigrating to sway us away from the best candidate for President that we have?

Go SARAH!... and thank you, for strongly considering the run for President. It is the time. Let us pray to God and see what He will do.

33 posted on 12/13/2010 11:04:02 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: WVKayaker
Thank You for the link and the response.

Sarah is great. She is not afraid to take on ‘the entrenched,’and ‘stuck in the mud,’ getting rich with all their buddies and family due to the perks and easy foreknowledge that allows for insider opportunities at several levels. Look at how rich they all are now.

Hypocrites. Sarah was an answer offered to us from God when she stepped onto the stage as potential Vice President. She was betrayed by McCain. She still does not attack McCain. She has values, principles, she has integrity. If we do not support her in all earnestness and strength as conservative Republicans then we are stupid. INDEED!

Those that want no changes, nor their own bailiwick upset, attach her from ill intentions. Are we really going to allow the medias and the lies and evil attacks,m whether belittling or denigrating to sway us away from the best candidate for President that we have?

Go SARAH!... and thank you, for strongly considering the run for President. It is the time. Let us pray to God and see what He will do.

34 posted on 12/13/2010 11:04:32 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: pissant

Class warfare and division is hoped to be squished in between the sheets of the Republican party before 2012.

We know who we are and that we win elections, as November 2 will attest, so we know that we have a voice in the nomination in spite of the money, in spite of the establishment, in spite of every other road block, and we will have a conservative nominee.

The games have not even begun and the dark horse is out there, if needed, for the win. Anybody can beat Obama, but he/she (our next president) will be a CONSERVATIVE.


35 posted on 12/13/2010 11:05:41 AM PST by RitaOK
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To: mmercier
Words mean little. I am a walking talking example of this reality.

Yours sure are inline with that proclamation. But, you fail to make any cogent argument for your PDS. I doubt you can walk a straight line.

Elect Sarah Palin for President 2012

Re-Elect President Sarah Palin 2016


36 posted on 12/13/2010 11:08:23 AM PST by WVKayaker (Faith makes the discords of the present become the harmonies of the future - Robert Collyer)
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To: GoldenPup

Did anyone watch Hucabee over the weekend? Mancow (sp) the radio personality who is sometimes on Hannity’s radio show ( or at least was once a upon a time) really took it to him over his softball conversation with Rangle..it was great. I wonder if it is on youtube? It would be great if it is and posts that..
I would not want to have to hold my nose and vote for Huck over the Rat in 2012..


37 posted on 12/13/2010 11:14:05 AM PST by celtic gal
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To: pissant

The only way he’s serious competition for anybody is if those folks he got killed with his clemency decisions get raised from the dead. Even Mike Dukakis didn’t get anybody else killed.


38 posted on 12/13/2010 11:15:07 AM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: BOOM. Taste My Cluebat!)
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To: RichInOC

Maybe he’ll work that out with Benny Hinn.


39 posted on 12/13/2010 11:16:43 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: mmercier
I like Pence and Christie as well. I also like Palin but I think she would suffer such ridicule that a campaign of the issues would be made very difficult. I do think she has a strong place in the conservative party as a mouth piece for conservative values..and if Michael Steele could be chairman of the Republican party what would be so terrible about Sarah Palin holing that type position?
40 posted on 12/13/2010 11:17:11 AM PST by celtic gal
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To: pissant

no one is serious competition for Sarah.....and no one named Huckabee, (no offense) is going to be president


41 posted on 12/13/2010 11:25:51 AM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: geologist
The word is milquetoast.
42 posted on 12/13/2010 11:26:15 AM PST by jla
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To: jla

‘milquetoast’ ... a word having no occasion to use over many years. Thank you, for the information.


43 posted on 12/13/2010 11:30:07 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: geologist; mmercier

Re: Mike Huckabee: Serious Competition for Sarah Palin in 2012
From mmercier | 12/13/2010 11:21:18 AM PST read

PDS, or whatever...

She is not Competent to run this country.

**************

FReepmail from above... I’d rather reply in the open light of truth.

I’d say that mmercier is not qualified to be the judge of Sarah Palin’s competence. It is apparent his/her head is stuck in the mud or worse!


44 posted on 12/13/2010 11:41:59 AM PST by WVKayaker (Faith makes the discords of the present become the harmonies of the future - Robert Collyer)
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To: celtic gal
Agreed.

If the GOP is going to to go lunatic enough to nominate Sarah, we might as well nominate Newt (who I prefer).

This just guarantees that the one will finish off the job, one that I fear both parties long past agreed upon amongst themselves.

There has to be a peaceful transition whereby the middle class accepts the reality that those living in the “projects” accepted in the 70’s. The new deal is that you can stay in your suburban home, as long as you can become a tax accountant/criminal/liar and play the system.

If you are “rich” (as to be defined annually) you are on your own, until some law decides they can eat your a$$ for brunch and make you worthy of some form of socialist salvation.

Buy ammunition and store-able food.

45 posted on 12/13/2010 11:43:19 AM PST by mmercier (it is not sane)
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To: WVKayaker
The number of attacks on Sarah, and the vitriolic nature of them says that the left, progressives, and the elite are very scared of Sarah. They call her dangerous! What they do not say is dangerous to whom? Their self, of course.

Their screed is ... WIN NO MATTER HOW OR WHAT IT TAKES. MO

46 posted on 12/13/2010 11:58:58 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: pissant

I have to chime in on this one. The Huck in my opinion is a RINO.


47 posted on 12/13/2010 12:00:13 PM PST by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: WVKayaker
I agree with you.

mmercier is not qualified to judge $hit form Shinola.

So it goes, and so it is.

Get used to it, that is why we are here... Thinks me.

Teach me something. Private response is simply to spare the thread, no problem with letting things hang out in public.

I learn. I have eaten more of my own words and thoughts here than food. Sarah still don't got the juice.

48 posted on 12/13/2010 12:03:55 PM PST by mmercier (all that springs from you is good)
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To: jennings2004

Thanks so much. I’m gratified.


49 posted on 12/13/2010 12:32:25 PM PST by hampdenkid
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To: mmercier
Sarah still don't got the juice.

Yeah, but Google supplies 81,300,000 results (0.18 seconds) to those two words... Sarah Palin!

How many for you today?

BTW, don't send that FReepmail crap my way. I don't care if you are Jimmy Hoffa! You don't need to "spare the thread" anything. Your crap will always float...

Elect Sarah Palin for President 2012

Re-Elect President Sarah Palin 2016

50 posted on 12/13/2010 2:17:20 PM PST by WVKayaker (Faith makes the discords of the present become the harmonies of the future - Robert Collyer)
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