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Bachmann Will Be the First Potential 2012 GOP Candidate to Speak at CPAC
Atlantic ^ | 2/5/11 | Chris Good

Posted on 02/05/2011 2:49:58 PM PST by pissant

Next Thursday marks the start of the Conservative Political Action Conference, commonly known as CPAC, where conservative activists gather every year in Northwest Washington, D.C.

It's a chance for bigwigs to make speeches to a ballroom full of influential types, which makes it a particularly choice venue for Republican presidential aspirants, which speak there regularly. It's a packed three-day schedule from Thursday through Saturday, so there's room enough for most of them.

Tea party hero Michele Bachmann, whose office indicated in January that she's considering a 2012 run, will be the first of the 2012ers to speak. Bachmann, many will recall, just delivered a televised response to President Obama's State of the Union address, orchestrated by the group Tea Party Express.

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1 posted on 02/05/2011 2:50:01 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

CPAC should say queerPAC


2 posted on 02/05/2011 2:52:25 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country. The thing is, Sarah loves mine.)
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To: pissant

I hope she speaks on how morality is essential to a free people and how immorality destroys a nation.


3 posted on 02/05/2011 2:53:22 PM PST by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: pissant
She is finished. Did not know before.
4 posted on 02/05/2011 2:53:40 PM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: pissant

If she’s serious, she’ll miss “fudgepack”...


5 posted on 02/05/2011 2:56:16 PM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: pissant

So Gov. Palin is a RINO, but the ultra-conservative Rep. Bachmann is speaking to the homosexuals at CPAC? Please explain.


6 posted on 02/05/2011 2:58:48 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. ~Lincoln)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m sure Palin told us that she won’t be attending CPAC because of GOP Proud this year, right?


7 posted on 02/05/2011 3:00:21 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant

If she speaks up on moral issues she might get booed


8 posted on 02/05/2011 3:00:30 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: pissant

If she doesn’t speak out against the fudge packers, she will destroy her credibility. Big mistake. I’m very disappointed.


9 posted on 02/05/2011 3:00:55 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: pissant

If she doesn’t give them a stiff lecture she’ll lose all her fans.
Very disappointing news.


10 posted on 02/05/2011 3:01:46 PM PST by mrsmith
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To: Cicero

A Bachmann “concern troll”. How nice. Maybe Michele will retweet the next Tammy Bruce pro-homo quip supporting repealing DADT, like Palin did.


11 posted on 02/05/2011 3:02:27 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant
Bachmann Links with CPAC in its support
for Islamic invasion, CAIR, and antiSemitism.

SAY GOODNIGHT, MICHELLE!!!!!

"(at CPAC 2010, the) message there was that "real conservatives" don't support the war
on terror because it is a creation of the "Israeli lobby" - which coalesces with the left-
wing's new anti-Semitism against neoconservatives. Karen Kwiatkowski is a darling of
both the leftist Huffington Post and the anti-Semitic paleocon site Antiwar.com.


…is a board member of the ACU, and from the looks of CPAC's
covered topics and omission of discussion of jihad, it looks as if he exerts enormous
influence over David Keene, the ACU's nominal leader. Norquist and his ally Suhail
Khan seem to be in charge at CPAC - no CPAC event goes on that doesn't reflect their perspective. ….
Grover Norquist's troubling ties to Islamic supremacists and jihadists have been known
for years. He and his Palestinian wife, Samah Alrayyes, who was director of
communications for his Islamic Free Market Institute until they married in 2005, are very
active in "Muslim outreach." …..
It was Norquist who ushered these silver-tongued jihadists into the Oval Office after the
worst attack ever on American soil. ….
Grover Norquist was on the jihad payroll before and after the carnage and death of
September 11….
Norquist also introduced Nihad Awad, cofounder and executive director of the Council
on American-Islamic Relations, to President Bush. ….
It is no surprise that CPAC 2010, like CPAC 2009, had nothing addressing the war we
are actually engaged in. This is due to the influence of Norquist, Keene, and Suhail Khan,
a CPAC board member. According to Gaffney, Khan "has repeatedly been a featured
speaker at MSA, ISNA and CAIR events" - that is, Muslim Students Association, Islamic
Society of North America, and Council on American-Islamic Relations, three groups
linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, the international Islamic organization dedicated to
establishing the rule of Islamic law and the subjugation of infidels worldwide."



CPAC's Grover Norquist Joins Obama Push For Illegal Alien Amnesty - FR

CPAC's Grover Norquist Joins Obama Push For Illegal Alien Amnesty


CPAC/ACU/CAIR is run by David Keene
involved in Palin-bashing and Romney-care polishing.

""Palin-bashing CPAC/ACU Chair donated $2,000 to Arlen Specter, endorsed Romney""

""Exclusive: Conservative group offers support for $2M"

""Palin rebuffs CPAC, Keene""

"Washington Insider David Keene Disses Governor Palin, Claims to Speak for Grassroots
"Keene's ACU also puts on the annual CPAC conference in Washington.

.In the last three years CPAC has devolved into nothing more than
an annual love fest for the most established of establishment
Republicans, Mitt Romney. It should come as no surprise that David
Keene supported Mitt Romney in 2008. "


"David Keene Endorses Romney"


"ACU President David Keene Endorses Romney
Long courted by Romney, Keene agreed to formalize his endorsement of
the former governor during a face to face meeting in Florida on
Tuesday, according to knowledgeable sources."


"David A. Keene (born May 20, 1945) is the current chairman of the American
Conservative Union, a position which he has held since 1984. Additionally, he is the
managing associate at the Carmen Group Lobbying, a lobbying firm based in
Washington, D.C. In December 2007, Keene endorsed Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. "

12 posted on 02/05/2011 3:03:21 PM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Diogenesis

Could be worse. Bachmann’s PAC could be an official co-sponsor along with GOP Proud and SarahPAC


13 posted on 02/05/2011 3:04:39 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant

Nope. Could NOT be worse.

Bachmann — if she supports them — is a RINO.

RINO. RINO. RINO. RINO.

Stop pushing her as anything else, pissant.


14 posted on 02/05/2011 3:07:04 PM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Diogenesis

Could be worse. She could have retweeted Tammy Bruce’s pro-gay, pro DADT repeal tweet on her twitter account.


15 posted on 02/05/2011 3:08:45 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: Diogenesis

This is the first I’ve heard of her speaking there too. Very disappointing news. Speaking at an event that is being openly boycotted by the likes of the Family Research Council, Concerned Women for America, American Principles Project, American Values, Capital Research Center, Center for Military Readiness, Liberty Counsel, National Organization for Marriage and the Heritage Foundation is going to cost her dearly.


16 posted on 02/05/2011 3:12:59 PM PST by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: pissant
As I said, your endorsement is the Kiss of Death for any candidate.
17 posted on 02/05/2011 3:14:32 PM PST by McGruff (If you are catching alot of flak, you must be on target!)
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To: McGruff

Cool. I’m starting to really like PRecious now.


18 posted on 02/05/2011 3:21:58 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: McGruff

It is?


19 posted on 02/05/2011 3:31:40 PM PST by Celtic Cross (Looking to escape to Idaho--Will work for keep.)
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To: pissant
In my view, Representative Michele Bachmann is a genuine conservative leader. However, CPAC, as it is now constituted, is simply incompatible with core conservative values on moral issues, such as homosexual behavior. That Michele Bachmann has chosen to speak to this group at their national convention is problematic for me. However, because of my respect for Michele Bachmann, I'll withhold any condemnations until I learn what she actually says to them. This could be a 'Sister Souljah moment' for Bachmann and I truly hope that it is.

I long ago abandoned the concept of any politician having conservative 'purity'. However, because I find so few real political conservatives on the national scene at a time when they are most needed, I am bitterly disappointed when it appears as if one of the few conservative leaders in Washington is showing a distinct disregard for basic conservative moral values and by association, giving tacit approval to homosexual behavior as something conservatives can endorse under the illusion of being 'inclusive'. This is why I refuse to throw Michele Bachmann under the metaphorical bus until I know exactly what she says in her upcoming speech at CPAC. However, like many others, I'm disappointed that she chose to speak at this convention.

20 posted on 02/05/2011 3:36:39 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: pissant

Bachman is concerned with furthering her interests, Sarah is concerned about principles.


21 posted on 02/05/2011 3:36:54 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: Jim Scott

Could be worse, she could be an official sponsor like SarahPAC.


22 posted on 02/05/2011 3:39:20 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: traderrob6

ROFLMAO.


23 posted on 02/05/2011 3:40:00 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant

I don’t like CPAC, I don’t like Keene, I don’t like GOProud.

I like Palin. I would vote for her in a primary.

I like Bachmann, and would love for her to be president.

I respect Palin not going to CPAC ... she doesn’t have to give a reason.

I understand Bachmann going to CPAC. While I don’t like the group getting credibility, what serious presidential candidate hasn’t given credibility and money to a major TV network or at least its affiliates? Who refuses all interviews with the enemy on principle and only principle?

I am not going to take Sen. DeMint off of my Christmas Card list because he supported Romney in 2008. If Specter-supporting Rick Santorum was up against Obama, I would happily vote for Santorum.

Frankly, I’m sick of people being called RINO because of an endorsement or attendance at most events. (I make an exception for Romney attending a Planned Parenthood fundraiser because NO good people have ANYthing to do with that operation, and he was going to persuade them that he was on their side ... different story. If Bachmann spoke at a GOProud rally, as opposed to a meeting sponsored in part by it, that would be over the line, unless she read them the riot act.)

It is excruciatingly hard to navigate a two party system nomination process and remain intact. I am willing to cut more slack on associations than on positions and record. There is a lot of space between impeccable and RINO.


24 posted on 02/05/2011 3:46:55 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: pissant

People of moderate intelligence are easily amused. I’m happy for you.

Dig deep and explain to me why Michelle Bachmann feels it neccessary to speak at CPAC and Sarah Palin does not.


25 posted on 02/05/2011 3:47:57 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: pissant

From the list of attendees:

# Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.) - 9:15 a.m. Thursday
# Fmr. Sen. Rick Santorum (Pa.) - 2:00 p.m. Thursday
# Herman Cain - 4:30 p.m. Friday
# Gov. Haley Barbour (Miss.) - 9:30 a.m. Saturday

They all have their flaws, but I don’t consider any of them RINOs.

CPAC has more credibility than I like, but if we exclude anyone who has endorsed a lib/RINO, sat with a Dem at the SOTU or has spoken at CPAC, there’s no one left in the Republican Party.


26 posted on 02/05/2011 3:54:38 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Graybeard58
Rats! You beat me to it :)

CQPAC

27 posted on 02/05/2011 4:01:41 PM PST by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
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To: traderrob6

“February is our busiest winter month and with all the prior obligations and outside travel already scheduled for the month I had to forgo some of the opportunities in the Lower 48,” said Palin in an email to the Fix Thursday explaining her decision.

Palin’s statement, plus the fact that her political action committee issponsoring a reception at the event seems aimed at making clear that there’s no beef between her and the organizers. (Some conservatives, including Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) are skipping out over the inclusion of gay groups.)

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/02/04/palin-passes-on-cpac-again/


28 posted on 02/05/2011 4:01:52 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant

That sure doesn’t look like an explanation to me...


29 posted on 02/05/2011 4:01:52 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. ~Lincoln)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here’s Precious’ explanation.

“February is our busiest winter month and with all the prior obligations and outside travel already scheduled for the month I had to forgo some of the opportunities in the Lower 48,” said Palin in an email to the Fix Thursday explaining her decision.

Palin’s statement, plus the fact that her political action committee issponsoring a reception at the event seems aimed at making clear that there’s no beef between her and the organizers. (Some conservatives, including Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) are skipping out over the inclusion of gay groups.)

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/02/04/palin-passes-on-cpac-again/


30 posted on 02/05/2011 4:02:56 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant

Now, if Palin had elected to speak to CPAC, you’d be ripping into her for that, you rank hypocrite.


31 posted on 02/05/2011 4:03:05 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: Dr. Sivana

Well stated.


32 posted on 02/05/2011 4:03:48 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant

Do you own Hot Air? That’s their story, what is yours?


33 posted on 02/05/2011 4:04:36 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. ~Lincoln)
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To: dirtboy

I’ll translate your cultanese into english for the viewing public:

If Palin had elected to speak at CPAC, the cultists would be praising her for her bravery, because we’re rank hypocrites.

BTW, SarahPAC is a CPAC cosponsor. ANd her reason for not attending is busy schedule. Just so you know.


34 posted on 02/05/2011 4:06:59 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: GeronL

>> If she speaks up on moral issues she might get booed

Then it would be worth it.


35 posted on 02/05/2011 4:08:53 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They quoted Palin’s own email. Unless you have another quote telling us she is not attending because of the homos, I guess it stands. BTW, SarahPAC is an official co-sponsor.


36 posted on 02/05/2011 4:09:07 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: Gene Eric

That might dispel the notion that CPAC is in any form a “big tent” too. Its just as small a tent, its just only a little on our yard.


37 posted on 02/05/2011 4:10:55 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: pissant


38 posted on 02/05/2011 4:13:31 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. ~Lincoln)
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To: dirtboy

“Now, if Palin had elected to speak to CPAC, you’d be ripping into her for that, you rank hypocrite.”

Bada bing AND bada boom!


39 posted on 02/05/2011 4:15:15 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm.)
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To: pissant

I hope Michele Bachmann runs. I think she would have a better shot at it than Palin.


40 posted on 02/05/2011 4:17:51 PM PST by Celtic Cross (Looking to escape to Idaho--Will work for keep.)
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To: pissant
Not that it matters much in the big scheme of things but here is the list of Sponsors.

CPAC 2011 :: Sponsors


The American Conservative Union

Citizen Link (formerly Focus on the Family Action)

Human Events

Leadership Institute

National Rifle Association

Pajamas Media and PJTV

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation

Townhall/HotAir.com

Young America’s Foundation


Special Thanks to the Following Organizations:

Citizens United, sponsor of the CPAC Theater

FreedomWorks, sponsor of the Blogger’s Lounge

HSP Direct and SarahPAC, sponsors of the Presidential Diamond Reception

National Rifle Association, sponsor of the Presidential VIP/Participating Organization Reception

Newsmax, sponsor of the Ronald Reagan VIP/Participating Organization Reception

TheTeaParty.net, sponsor of the Media Lounge

TMA Direct, sponsor of CPAC Live



41 posted on 02/05/2011 4:23:06 PM PST by deport
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To: deport

ANd Palin’s stated reason for not going has nothing to do with GOP Proud. The Palinistas live in a land of make believe and get to write their own narratives.


42 posted on 02/05/2011 4:29:51 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant

I hope she cancels.

This is not wise on her part.


43 posted on 02/05/2011 4:32:59 PM PST by NoLibZone (Obama must be impeached and tried for treason.)
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To: pissant

You bet, Ed Morrissey is the definitive word. Gimme a break.


44 posted on 02/05/2011 4:33:30 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: pissant
Michele has my vote of all the speakers mentioned. I will be interested in what she has to say to this group, whom Romney won over in 2008 I believe.

I don't like the militant homo agenda or CAIR whose ideas, according to Diogenes, are influencing what is supposed to be a conservative group.

45 posted on 02/05/2011 4:34:20 PM PST by circumbendibus (Obama is an unconstitutional illegal putative president. Quo Warranto in 2011)
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To: pissant
Next Thursday marks the start of the Conservative Political Action Conference, commonly known as CPAC, where conservative activists gather every year

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Wrong from the very beginning.

46 posted on 02/05/2011 4:34:42 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: pissant

I don’t put much credence into any statement behind why any person does or doesn’t attend functions of this type. I do believe that most likely the date of the next annual convention is known well in advance maybe even announced at the current years convention. Thus anyone really wanting to plan a schedule could hold a day open if they chose.

Excuses at just that, excuses. It’s a common practice it seems.


47 posted on 02/05/2011 4:35:51 PM PST by deport
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So Gov. Palin is a RINO, but the ultra-conservative Rep. Bachmann is speaking to the homosexuals at CPAC? Please explain.

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Exactly. This should be interesting.

48 posted on 02/05/2011 4:37:11 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: traderrob6
Dig deep and explain to me why Michelle Bachmann feels it neccessary to speak at CPAC and Sarah Palin does not.

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Good question.

49 posted on 02/05/2011 4:39:52 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: traderrob6

He quoted Palin’s email which she sent out to the media to explain why she was not attending. Did she send you her secret one explaining the “real” reasons?


50 posted on 02/05/2011 4:43:40 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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