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Sarah Palin team reaching out to Iowa activists for meetings
politico ^ | 6/27/11 1:14 PM EDT Updated: 6/27/11 1:41 PM EDT | By MAGGIE HABERMAN

Posted on 06/27/2011 11:10:45 AM PDT by free me

Sarah Palin's camp is reaching out to activists and operatives in Iowa about setting up meetings while she's in the state Tuesday for the screening of a documentary about her - including with Chuck Laudner, a former Iowa GOP executive director and prominent conservative.

Laudner confirmed to POLITICO he'd gotten a call from Palin's advisers either Friday or over the weekend asking about meeting with him while she's in Pella for the screening of "The Undefeated."

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Alaska; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: badmoonrisig4milt; falsereport; iagop; palin; pella; politicolies; poorrinoromney; rinoromneyweeps; sadrinoromney; sarahpalin; theundefeated
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Ramping up PING!


51 posted on 06/27/2011 11:57:39 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: McGruff


♫ REDNECK WOMAN ♫ - GRETCHEN WILSON

Hell yes!

B T T T ! ! !
RUN SARAH, RUN!


52 posted on 06/27/2011 11:58:21 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly like and support Sarah Palin and want on her BUSY Ping List, let me know!)
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To: RexBeach

July 26th is the date of limitation for (baseless) Alaskan ethics charges. So some time after that.


53 posted on 06/27/2011 11:58:35 AM PDT by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: RexBeach
OK. When is Gov. Palin going to announce she’s running for the old White House? What’s the latest possible date she announce?

I think she's waiting for "her" movie to come up before announcing.
As to the date, there isn't one, really. Oh, sure, people will say that you have to due X before the end of Y, but that's for people who are trying to run traditional campaigns.

The only thing "traditional" about Sarah are her values.
Everything else, she's doing her own way.

54 posted on 06/27/2011 12:01:14 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: onyx
You betcha, she’s running! She literally made her announcement on April 16, 2011, in Madison, WI.

You are correct. The inflection in her voice, the passion she expressed in that speech told me that everything in her DNA is dead set against the Marxist.

Sarah has the Warrior mindset and will go right at Obama, even harder once she announces. Sarah will show the weak men running for what they are -- pathetic fools who deserve our contempt.

Sarah does not want to see our Republic destroyed. She clearly sees that she is the best person to lead the effort to destroy the left politically.

55 posted on 06/27/2011 12:01:37 PM PDT by sand88 (Sarah Palin announces her run: August 12, 2011 11:10am ET)
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To: sand88

YOU BETCHA! ;>)


56 posted on 06/27/2011 12:03:51 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Palin-________ Overdrive 2012 - Holy Flippin' Crap!!)
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To: onyx

The opening blast which I hope sees me in DC in January, 2013!


57 posted on 06/27/2011 12:05:10 PM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: free me

Folks, you have to keep things in perspective. I know that everyone WANTS to see Palin DECIDE ASAP. (Don’t worry, she is not another Fred Thompson / totally different DNA). But, for those who are not in-touch with history...

NOV 13, 1979 ....Reagan announced his candidacy for President.

IOWA - 1980 / Reagan lost

IOWA - 1992 / Clinton lost


58 posted on 06/27/2011 12:06:11 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: LaybackLenny; ConservativeDude

I believe ConservativeDude is saying that *If* she didn’t run then she would be falling into the hands of her enemies that she was indeed playing games with her supporters; he’s not saying that she was nor that her character IS like that! She has given enough signs that she is running


59 posted on 06/27/2011 12:06:41 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: sand88

Right! And remember, she had to shout her entire speech over the nasty slurs and hoots of those ugly, neanderthal union thugs that rainy day, but she prevailed!

Oh yes, she’s running and like she’s always said, she won’t run a traditional campaign, so the damn ole lamestream can *shove* all their idiot expectations....LOL.

We will just have to stand by ready to support her!!!

GO SARAH!~~~~~!!~~!!


60 posted on 06/27/2011 12:09:20 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly like and support Sarah Palin and want on her BUSY Ping List, let me know!)
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To: presently no screen name

Except that she’s explicitly said she cares about not letting her support base down, “The more support I see, the harder I want to work, and the more determined I am to not let folks down.”

So while you’re technically right, she’s made some commitments here that will be very difficult to live down if she doesn’t end up running. I’m convinced she may be deliberately signaling the base to stay alert and be ready for action while trying hard not to trip the FEC wire before the end of July (Alaska suit deadline) and get tangled up on fundraising rules. Yes, it’s her campaign, but one of the reasons she is loved is because unlike your typical politician, she is family to us, and she really doesn’t want to let us down.


61 posted on 06/27/2011 12:10:07 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: jennings2004

The opening blast which I hope sees me in DC in January, 2013!

WE WILL DANCE TOGETHER AT HER INAUGURAL!!!!

62 posted on 06/27/2011 12:11:16 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly like and support Sarah Palin and want on her BUSY Ping List, let me know!)
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To: LaybackLenny

IF she were to opt out now, she will have been teasing her potential supporters who could and should help the best candidate that they can find who IS running.

The survival of our country depends on getting rid of Obama. She knows it and we know it. And that means, realistically, that he will have to be ousted by the GOP nominee. The process of finding the GOP nominee needs to get underway, and in fact, already is well underway.

That is why potentially strong candidates like Thune, Jindahl, Barbour, Huckabee did the right and moral thing by freeing up any potential supporters earlier and letting them go elsewhere. And she has many, many, many more supporters than all of these guys, so that same moral burden would apply to her more so, than to these guys. IF she were not to run, that would be very, very bad. Showing up at the Iowa premiere would be the final straw.

At the end of the day, there is only one issue in this campaign and it is to defeat Obama. Everything that we get beyond that that is conservative, is all the better.

There is only one rational, non-self-serving reason to time one’s appearances in places like NH and Iowa with other campaigns. And that is because you are also running, and this is part of her campaign (albeit not “official”). It is truly a brilliant strategy, and I support it entirely.

But...in the off chance that she decides not to run, I think that would be negative in the extreme, and extremely unflattering. (That is a “logical” possibility, but I don’t think a real one. She’s in.)


63 posted on 06/27/2011 12:11:15 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Lazlo in PA
If you read the article in full, then you might be afflicted with the mental disorder where people actually believe Pollutico is worth reading.

;^\/

64 posted on 06/27/2011 12:13:31 PM PDT by Gargantua ("Palin 2012 ~ Going Oval" ©2010 by Gargantua)
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To: Bigtigermike

I believe ConservativeDude is saying that *If* she didn’t run then she would be falling into the hands of her enemies that she was indeed playing games with her supporters; he’s not saying that she was nor that her character IS like that! She has given enough signs that she is running”

Nicely and succinctly stated.


65 posted on 06/27/2011 12:13:53 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: RexBeach
What’s the latest possible date she announce?

Technically, anytime before the Electoral College votes.

66 posted on 06/27/2011 12:17:52 PM PDT by superdad
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To: ConservativeDude; Bigtigermike
...in the off chance that she decides not to run, I think that would be negative in the extreme, and extremely unflattering.

Please clarify: to whom would that be "negative in the extreme"?

Please understand that I don't wish to get into a "food fight" over this. It appears that we both admire Sarah and are convinced that she's running. That would be an answer to my prayers.

However, I believe that Sarah's REAL supporters are prepared to accept whatever her personal decision might be and move forward.

I guess we shall agree to disagree.

67 posted on 06/27/2011 12:21:51 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Palin-________ Overdrive 2012 - Holy Flippin' Crap!!)
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To: LaybackLenny

To make a sort of down to earth example, you don’t date someone for months and months and months and then decide not to marry them. That is using another person for whatever your goals are, essentially leading them down a false path, and it is immoral.

So I think if she were NOT to run, it would be negative in the extreme with regards to her character. It would also be inconsistent, since she has demonstrated nothing of the sort in reality (ergo, you can only rationally assume she is running, as every step she takes is consistent with that).

But if she were not to run, she has been doing a lot of things which are drawing time, attention and resources to her while the country is being destroyed by Obama.

The stakes of this election are as high as any in my lifetime. Even higher than 1980. Obama simply has to go and every step that every leader with political stature takes has to work into that sole objective somehow. She has much more stature than just about anyone, and every step she takes is perfectly consistent with running for President. (If not exactly from the now-existing playbook). So bottom line: if she ends up not running (I’m 99.5% sure she is), then it will be right for us to ask why the hell she didn’t decide earlier NOT to run, and then figure out the best way to contribute to someone else’s effort to beat Obama.

Again, though, we are dealing here with metaphysical hypotheticals, and my point has been, since she is a person of character (there is no real evidence to the contrary), then we can only rationally conclude that she is running, and is doing very well. It is her manifest character together with her actions (together with what not running would reveal) which telegraphs to us and anyone else who cares to look at all of the evidence, that she is running.


68 posted on 06/27/2011 12:34:28 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: LaybackLenny

Sarah all but declared the words that she was running in her “Game On” speech rallied her supporters, her staff endorsed supporters to join Organize4Palin, a grassroots states-wide organization....,.if Palin didn’t run besides family situations or personal health or well being then you can question why she did those things, but we are saying the those type of things do show that she is running


69 posted on 06/27/2011 12:36:59 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: LaybackLenny; ConservativeDude; Bigtigermike
However, I believe that Sarah's REAL supporters are prepared to accept whatever her personal decision might be and move forward.

Just so we're all clear, and I don't have time today to go into detail, let me say that I concur with LaybackLenny's sentiments, in that the only reason Sarah would decide not to run is that she would determine she couldn't possibly win the general, and being the patriot she is, she would come forward to tell us precisely that 2012 is too important to lose to Obama and she would then throw her support to X and ask us to do the same. Of course, I believe that this scenario is a 1%-er at the most, given that there is no X *at this time* who even comes close to Sarah Palin and I can't see anyone else either, can you?

70 posted on 06/27/2011 12:42:47 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly like and support Sarah Palin and want on her BUSY Ping List, let me know!)
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To: RexBeach

Well she told the BBC that fundraising would b e a concern since Obama plans to raise $1 billion dollars. So I think the bus tour and things might be giving her a window into how much a grassroots campaign could raise.


71 posted on 06/27/2011 12:45:58 PM PDT by unseen1
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To: Lazlo in PA

It is from Politico. Of course its a negative spun story.


72 posted on 06/27/2011 12:49:12 PM PDT by unseen1
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To: ConservativeDude

Palin has no control over the movie. It is an independnent effort.


73 posted on 06/27/2011 12:51:43 PM PDT by unseen1
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To: Springfield Reformer

She didn’t let us down in ‘10 as a private citizen. I think she’s trying to get some to understand it’s about us ‘We the People’ we need to fight for what we want. Mostly we have been a country to take what is given to us. When she sees us fight, I think she believes we/some ‘get it’.


74 posted on 06/27/2011 12:52:31 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( The Palin Party: The Party of Patriots.)
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To: onyx; LaybackLenny; ConservativeDude; Bigtigermike

in that the only reason Sarah would decide not to run is that she would determine she couldn’t possibly win the general, and being the patriot she is, she would come forward to tell us precisely that 2012 is too important to lose to Obama and she would then throw her support to X and ask us to do the same.”

You know, her actions to date would also be consistent with that outcome, and that outcome would also be consistent with her character...and a gesture like that would be truly statesmanlike. You could see Reagan doing something exactly like that (and, in a sense, that is sort of what he did in 76 by trying to help Ford so much after narrowly losing the nomination to him. The day after the convention, some asked him to go indy, and he refused).

So, there are a few ways this could play out, and they are all good, so long as they contribute to the overriding issue of ousting Obama.

Could someone else beat Obama? Yes, I think Perry could. Is Perry as conservative as Palin. No. But could Palin rationally conclude that Perry is the candidate who is the most conservative candidate who could defeat Obama? Yes, she could rationally conclude that.

What I don’t think we will see is that she is going to just simply walk away after doing so much, including appearing in NH and Iowa, and just pretend like it “was no big deal” that she did all that (see my dating but no marriage analogy) and she was never running anyway.

I do not see anyone getting into the race who she would consider supporting, except for Perry (who she endorsed against Hutchison).


75 posted on 06/27/2011 12:54:40 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: unseen1

Palin has no control over the movie. It is an independnent effort.”

But she has sole control as to whether she shows up at a premier of it....in Iowa.


76 posted on 06/27/2011 12:58:01 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: agere_contra
"July 26th is the date of limitation for (baseless) Alaskan ethics charges. So some time after that."

Agreed.

77 posted on 06/27/2011 1:00:03 PM PDT by GonzoII (Quia tu es, Deus, fortitudo mea...Quare tristis es anima mea?)
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To: GonzoII

this July 26 point is an excellent one, as several have made today...that’s good intel


78 posted on 06/27/2011 1:02:08 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: HerrBlucher

Clearly not a candidate, right?


79 posted on 06/27/2011 1:06:37 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: free me

I wish she’d run, if only because the left-wing media is so sure she won’t.


80 posted on 06/27/2011 1:07:24 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: ConservativeDude
I’d like to hear some legitimate “on the ground” in Iowa commentary.

Here is some on the ground commentary.

Iowa has less that 3 million people, the fact that so much time is spent in this lightly populated state is testimony to the idiocy of politics.

It has always amused me that the media and the candidates spend so much time and money on Iowa and New Hampshire, two nothing states that signify nothing.

This should get some negative reaction from both FR members from these two overblown states.

81 posted on 06/27/2011 1:12:00 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages.)
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To: TBP

“Clearly not a candidate, right?”

I’m not convinced one way or the other at this point, but you did see post #23, right? The person “reaching out” to activists is NOT a Palin aide. He’s a volunteer that has been trying to organize things in Iowa, but he has no affiliation with Palin or her people.


82 posted on 06/27/2011 1:15:19 PM PDT by Hawk720
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To: USS Alaska

“It has always amused me that the media and the candidates spend so much time and money on Iowa and New Hampshire, two nothing states that signify nothing.

This should get some negative reaction from both FR members from these two overblown states. “

Yeah that can be a real burr in the saddle to the rest of the country.
Everything has a reason. The idea in a smaller state is that candidates can connect with many people without the filter of the media; very good thing in my opinion. Iowa is just as representative of the country as anywhere else; good and bad.


83 posted on 06/27/2011 1:17:01 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (2008 was about words; 2012 will be about numbers)
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To: free me

Love ya Sarah, but you better not wait much longer.

Again. Don’t think she is running. =(


84 posted on 06/27/2011 1:18:18 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: TBP

Palin is not going to jump just because the media told her to jump or rather told her not to jump as dare, she is a patriot. But I can’t just see with her highly competitive nature of her just sitting on the sidelines, she already last year laid out an plan on how to defeat Obama in 2012 to the National Review, so unless someone else comes along and copy her plans, she’s in it to win it.


85 posted on 06/27/2011 1:19:58 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Gargantua
...you might be afflicted with the mental disorder where people actually believe Pollutico is worth reading.

I don't believe a word out of Politico. That is my problem with this. Someone posted after me Real Clear Politics tweets that fully discredit this much like I had suspicions that it was phony. Remember the "Sarah is a Diva" story Jonathan Martin wrote that Rush, Levin and Hannity proved as a lie last year? They also wrote a Bachmann piece made from whole cloth this spring to slam her.

Politico is first and foremost a tool of the Regime. Proper warning should have been given instead of celebrating anything these Commie Pinkos float out as real news.

86 posted on 06/27/2011 1:20:32 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

The excitement builds!


87 posted on 06/27/2011 1:21:51 PM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!!!)
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To: onyx

Hi FRiend!

Sarah gave that speech 20 miles from my farm.

I can’t wait to FIGHT LIKE A GIRL (with my checkbook).

Just say the word, Sarah!

America, Resistance is futile!
Prepare to be liberated!

: )


88 posted on 06/27/2011 1:22:15 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (PALIN 45 The cure for "meet the new boss, same as the old boss.")
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To: USS Alaska
It has always amused me that the media and the candidates spend so much time and money on Iowa and New Hampshire, two nothing states that signify nothing.

You can partially thank the arrogant RINO elites who run the GOP. If conservatives ran the GOP, Super Tuesday would be ahead of the corrosive IOWA garbage caucuses and the New Hampshire RINOfest. The two states would be completely irrelevant -- rightly so.

89 posted on 06/27/2011 1:22:30 PM PDT by sand88 (Sarah Palin announces her run: August 12, 2011 11:10am ET)
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To: RexBeach
In absolute terms, she must be in by Nov 2011. Some speculate she wouldn't announced before July 27th which is after critics can file any other complaints related to her gubernatorial term.

In practical terms, even she'll need time to raise funds and if she's not in before the September debate at the Reagan library she shouldn't bother.

90 posted on 06/27/2011 1:23:54 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: Lazlo in PA

Yep. You were right about “pollutico”.

I didn’t think even they could screw up something so simple, but I was wrong.


91 posted on 06/27/2011 1:25:47 PM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012 - GAME ON!!)
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To: USS Alaska

I don’t know who defends the current system, except for Iowans and New Hampshirians....


92 posted on 06/27/2011 1:29:06 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: free me

I am sure a apology, clarification or full retraction is forthcoming from these fine people. They will want to maintain their obvious high journalistic standards after all.


93 posted on 06/27/2011 1:31:00 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: onyx

We had nasty spring weather that day.
We had wind, rain and snow.

As you know, Sarah went directly to the belly of the beast, Madison. During the time that the Moonbats were really riled up.

You also know, she is fearless.

She laughs in the face of evil.

Our happy warrior in the fight to save America.

God Bless Sarah!


94 posted on 06/27/2011 1:31:23 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (PALIN 45 The cure for "meet the new boss, same as the old boss.")
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To: free me

To 23 - Talk about raining on the parade!


95 posted on 06/27/2011 1:32:44 PM PDT by jla
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To: jla

I know!

Here’s the true story from Scott Conroy if anyone’s interested:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2011/06/27/palin_not_reaching_out_to_key_iowans_ahead_of_visit_110375.html


96 posted on 06/27/2011 1:37:14 PM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012 - GAME ON!!)
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To: All; free me
Or not...

SarahPalinUSA tweeted *sigh* media making things up again MT @POLITICO2012: Sarah Palin reaching out to IOWA operatives http://politi.co/j9kQko by@maghabepolitico

97 posted on 06/27/2011 1:45:09 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: onyx

Standing by........


98 posted on 06/27/2011 1:45:53 PM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!!!)
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To: newzjunkey

” Some speculate she wouldn’t announced before July 27th which is after critics can file any other complaints related to her gubernatorial term”

So if critics file a blizzard of complaints on July 26th. what happens??


99 posted on 06/27/2011 1:59:27 PM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: xzins; free me

A strange kind of “not running,” wouldn’t you say?


100 posted on 06/27/2011 2:39:31 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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