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Gay rights groups target Bachmann
Politico ^ | 7/18/11

Posted on 07/18/2011 5:13:53 AM PDT by markomalley

In the early weeks of her presidential run, Michele Bachmann has avoided getting bogged down in the divisive, distracting terrain of social policy.

Gay rights groups say they plan to change that.

Even as Bachmann’s tightly-disciplined campaign pivots sharply away from her roots as a social conservative warrior to embrace her newer image as a Tea Party fiscal crusader, gay leaders are looking to drag her back into the fray.

Energized by victory in New York last month, they say Bachmann’s campaign will be both the focus of their attention and a useful rallying cry as the presidential campaign hits its stride during the crucial summer of 2011.

The reason: The third-term Minnesota congresswoman and her husband, therapist Marcus Bachmann, have a history of battling gay rights groups in Minnesota long before she stepped onto the national stage.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bachmann; gaystapo; homofascists; homosexualagenda; michelebachmann
Love it when the libs get scared.

As far as the issue is concerned, Michele has nothing to be ashamed of. I hope she doesn't back down from her position in order to be PC. If she actually has the chutzpah to hold fast to her position, she'll be winning more votes than her mealy-mouthed competition.

No matter what the LSM says about it.

1 posted on 07/18/2011 5:13:55 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Good point for Bachman


2 posted on 07/18/2011 5:17:09 AM PDT by Ulysse
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To: markomalley

She faced the same sort of thing during her last congressional campaign.

She’s one of the two most hated women in America and should wear that badge with pride.


3 posted on 07/18/2011 5:18:32 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: markomalley

Gay rights folks better watch out. they will be outed more than they wish for their personal lifestyle choices. After the recent selling of votes by GAYS in NY it is clear they are anti-american in their approach to all things in the public square. America still, by large margins, does NOT want or embrace False (gay) marriage in any way. They paid off Cuomo with 50,000 and Bloomberg paid off the 4 turncoat senators with 10,000 each. It’s sick, they will pay for this.


4 posted on 07/18/2011 5:21:43 AM PDT by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: markomalley

She has nothing to defend. Let THEM screech and just keep to the message. DO NOI stop and allow this to dominate. Otherwise, all she will be doing is defending and going nowhere.
The left, when ignored, has a tendency towards overkill. They lose. WE win.


5 posted on 07/18/2011 5:22:33 AM PDT by MestaMachine (Guns don't kill people, the obama administration does. (Gunwalker Ping List))
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To: MestaMachine

DO NOT


6 posted on 07/18/2011 5:23:44 AM PDT by MestaMachine (Guns don't kill people, the obama administration does. (Gunwalker Ping List))
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To: markomalley

Shun queers......they give you AIDS


7 posted on 07/18/2011 5:24:03 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ....Flash mobs are trickle down leftwing REDISTRIBUTION))
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To: markomalley

We’re being challenged, folks. A handful of loudmouthed homos are telling conservatives that they and their elitist friends in the arts and media can force out a candidate who stands for strong biblical principles.

It’s up to us to decide if that happens.


8 posted on 07/18/2011 5:28:55 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: markomalley
This is great. This makes me like Michelle Bachmann even more. Let's see some more of the of the Republican candidates choose the virtue of Christianity over the sick, self-destructive spiritual decay of homosexuality.

Michelle Bachmann should proudly proclaim that homosexuality is an abomination in the eyes of God and that she will stand by her principles.

9 posted on 07/18/2011 5:34:57 AM PDT by detective
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To: markomalley
Gay rights groups target [INSERT ANY CONSERVATIVE]

Fixed it...

10 posted on 07/18/2011 5:43:35 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: markomalley
The pesky little piss ants are so sick they want all of us to be miserably along with them..Have you ever seen a gay, queer?
11 posted on 07/18/2011 5:43:50 AM PDT by PLD
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To: markomalley
GAYS BACKSTAB BACHMANN

Insert your joke here...

12 posted on 07/18/2011 5:52:21 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (White Hetero Able Male (WHAM) a.k.a. NOT Holder's people)
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To: markomalley
“Michele Bachmann is the very definition of a target-rich environment, and given her husband’s positions and things she’s said in past she’s going to have a really hard time appearing as a reasonable mainstream candidate,” said Michael Cole-Schwartz, the communications director for the group Human Rights Campaign.

Reasonable, mainstream people don't constantly tell me about their bedroom habits. Stop this insidious form of sexual harassment. Mainstream people get fired for this type of behavior.

Over and out.

13 posted on 07/18/2011 6:01:13 AM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((((unite))))
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To: markomalley

Go for it, fags.


14 posted on 07/18/2011 6:06:44 AM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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To: markomalley

No! They wouldn’t, would they? So, she’s lost NARAL and the gays..... horror of horrors! Won’t somebody think of the children!!!????


15 posted on 07/18/2011 6:13:19 AM PDT by Repulican Donkey
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To: IronJack

We’ll be seeing a lot of this from gay organizations like “second city” 50K youtubes in the last 5 days.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-w7QAEWudQ


16 posted on 07/18/2011 6:15:04 AM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: markomalley

Just ignore them. Narcissists can’t stand that.


17 posted on 07/18/2011 6:15:12 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: markomalley

If only the public knew what the male fecal-eaters do in private and wish to advance to the public square.


18 posted on 07/18/2011 6:17:12 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: markomalley

She should just ignore them.


19 posted on 07/18/2011 6:22:39 AM PDT by sigzero
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To: ICE-FLYER

A couple of stories on outed homos and their affinity for other peoples’ children:
Updated: Sat., Jul. 16, 2011, 12:04 PM
Brooklyn mom says Levi Aron previously tried to kidnap her boy
By REUVEN FENTON, JOSH MARGOLIN and DAN MANGAN

Last Updated: 12:04 PM, July 16, 2011

Posted: 12:45 AM, July 16, 2011

A woman who lives three doors down from “the Butcher of Brooklyn” said yesterday that the madman had tried to kidnap her young son right off their block, but that she scared him away with her screams.

“The story is true. We’re going through a lot of trauma here,” Zisa Berkowitz told The Post from her East Second Street home, steps from where Levi Aron admittedly suffocated 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky with a bath towel in Aron’s Kensington attic apartment.

NYPD detectives spoke to the mom on Wednesday, just hours after Aron was arrested for Kletzky’s murder and dismemberment.

The alleged kidnap attempt occurred within the past two years, sources said, and is further evidence of Aron’s longtime freakish fascination with young boys.

EXCLUSIVE: MONSTER’S EX-WIFE: ‘SOCIOPATH’ KNOWS RIGHT FROM WRONG

A former neighbor who grew up across the street said the “oddball . . . used to give kids rides in cars.”

Leiby Kletzky fought for his life against Levi Aron
By JAMIE SCHRAM, WILLIAM J. GORTA and DAN MANGAN

Last Updated: 9:55 AM, July 15, 2011

Posted: 12:53 AM, July 15, 2011

He was just a little boy — but died fighting like a man.

Brave 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky spent his final moments of life in a fierce battle with kidnapper Levi Aron, desperately clawing at the coward suffocating him with a towel, authorities said yesterday.

“There are some scratches on Aron’s arms and wrists,” said Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. “Based on the marks on the defendant . . . There was some struggle. There are marks on his body.”

But the killer kept pressing on the towel until Leiby gave in.

“He fought back a little bit until eventually he stopped breathing,” Aron, 35, allegedly confessed. “Afterwards, I panicked, because I didn’t know what to do with the body.”

Cops said the maniac used three knives and a cutting board to dismember the child in the cramped attic apartment in Brooklyn’s Kensington section.

A SHOCKED ENCLAVE’S ANGUISHED SEARCH FOR ANSWERS

EX TAGGED LEVI ARON AS SEX SICKO

“There’s absolutely nothing more innocent than an 8-year-old child. And to be killed in this manner is so disturbing,” Kelly said.

Even hardened criminals agreed with the commissioner, screaming, “You f—king killer!” in Brooklyn Criminal Court before Aron pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and kidnapping charges.


20 posted on 07/18/2011 6:28:28 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: markomalley

This issue will severely damage her outside of Iowa. Not saying it should, just that it will.


21 posted on 07/18/2011 6:44:43 AM PDT by carola
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To: carola

She’s from Minnesota, not Iowa. And it will damage her to the extent we let it. She needs to handle it well, to be sure. But I’m convinced the homo advance has succeeded only because up till now, good men — and women — have kept silent. We’re silent no more.


22 posted on 07/18/2011 6:59:55 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: ICE-FLYER

The radical gay crowd is acting similar to the radical labor unions, they will screech and scream and make a lot of noise, all under the name of “rights”. They need to be exposed for the ‘radical’ agendas that they promote. They need to be SMEARED BY EXPOSING their own RADICAL AGENDA! - that is the only way to do it!


23 posted on 07/18/2011 7:01:19 AM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: truthfreedom

The men and women who purchased our liberty endured a lot worse than this. If we are to earn the gift they’ve given us, we need to rise to this challenge.


24 posted on 07/18/2011 7:03:00 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: markomalley
His views are not just anachronistic, they are harmful to children.
How, exactly?
25 posted on 07/18/2011 7:03:53 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: markomalley

Does the lavender mafia really think that their attacking her during the primary process is going to turn conservatives OFF of her? Hell, if you judge a person by who hates or fears them, this is yet another notch in her column imo.


26 posted on 07/18/2011 7:08:57 AM PDT by Grunthor (Faster than the speed of smell.)
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To: Grunthor

This probably does help MB, being attacked by gays. I am not a supporter of MB needless to say, but am in agreement with MB on the social issues, but MB is only one of many that are on the right side of Christian social issues.

My candidate is on the right side of ALL the issues, Christian social issues included.

The question may only be this? Reports have her denying that the Bachmann clinic try`s to convert Homosexuals to normal.

Has there been a cover up? Why the denials

BTW Dan Bawls NY Times Loves Bachmann, flippin the dial past PMSNBC today, Bawls says MB 4 million bucks raised that was announced on July 15, was very impressive...LOL


27 posted on 07/18/2011 7:39:09 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (DID I MENTION...SARAH PALIN OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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To: markomalley
FILL IN THE BLANK WITH THE LEFTIST NAME OF THE DAY:

______ ______ ______ attacks Bachmann

______ ______ ______ targets Bachmann

______ ______ ______ accusess Bachmann


28 posted on 07/18/2011 7:40:40 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The more effeminate & debauched the people, the more they are fitted for a tyrannical government.)
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To: markomalley

She should not even acknowledge their existence. And she should never sit down at a table with them.


29 posted on 07/18/2011 7:44:09 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: Friendofgeorge

I appreciate that you agree with Bachmann on social issues however you are exactly the kind of person keeping myself and others from flocking to your non-candidate at this point in time.

If we do that, do we have to behave like a**holes just like (some of) you guys, or can we support her w/o dishonestly and unfairly attacking other candidates and their supporters?


30 posted on 07/18/2011 7:45:11 AM PDT by Grunthor (Faster than the speed of smell.)
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To: markomalley

She should say (and she won’t):

“As president, I will represent ALL the people, but I will not sacrifice my values or my religious beliefs.

In representing all the American people, a very diverse population, I can not devote a disproportionate amount of time to a very small group of people regardless of how loud they shout. Homosexuals represent 1.9% of our population. They demand special rights and way too much attention. They have acquired way too much political power, mainly in the Democrat party. They force Christians (mainly Catholics) to accept their abortion and gay marriage agenda in return for their political support.

I know with my words I am sacrificing the LGBT vote. I will not sacrifice my values and my religious faith for votes.

I believe that the sexual practices that defines homosexuality is a choice. Many people have made a choice to change their lives and leave the homosexual lifestyle. Many with the help of prayer and a faith in God.

As a practicing Christian, who believes the bible is God’s word, I can not ignore the fact that homosexual acts are an “abomination” to God. There are many passages that state this. It can not be disputed.

I will protect the constitutional and legal rights of homosexuals as fervently as I will for every American. I will not allow any illegal discrimination against gays.

I will not allow 1.9% of the population to control to control the policies or agenda of the other 98.1% of Americans.”


31 posted on 07/18/2011 8:34:07 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: markomalley

I consider that a plus for Bachmann! She’s obviously on the right track.


32 posted on 07/18/2011 8:39:49 AM PDT by greatplains
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To: sigzero

“She should just ignore them.”

Or send them her husband’s business card.

Tweek.


33 posted on 07/18/2011 8:45:20 AM PDT by BuddhaBrown (Path to enlightenment: Four right turns, then go straight until you see the Light!)
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To: cripplecreek

“She’s one of the two most hated women in America...”

Counting Casey Anthony, make that three.


34 posted on 07/18/2011 8:47:09 AM PDT by BuddhaBrown (Path to enlightenment: Four right turns, then go straight until you see the Light!)
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To: IronJack

“The men and women who purchased our liberty endured a lot worse than this. If we are to earn the gift they’ve given us, we need to rise to this challenge.”

Agreed.

Bachmann’s done the RIGHT thing.

We can stand on this side with her and Lady Liberty.

...or on the other side with some guy in a dress.


35 posted on 07/18/2011 8:50:00 AM PDT by BuddhaBrown (Path to enlightenment: Four right turns, then go straight until you see the Light!)
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To: carola
This issue will severely damage her outside of Iowa.

Where? In liberal big cities and blue states that would never vote Republican anyway?

36 posted on 07/18/2011 9:21:12 AM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: Grunthor

For the first part of your question? You refer to my candidate as a non-candidate...If others decide to get in the race unusually early, who`s fault is that?

So a person gets in the race early...saying I have dibs because I was in first? That may be the case at the playground, but in real life?

as far as me being a a** hole or not, why would you hold that against Gov Palin?

No I am not a big supporter of MB for various reasons, Rollins, and comments by MB herself. Her judgment is just very poor IMHO, just the idea that she would even consider a run against Gov Palin, says a lot.

So if anything good has come of a MB run, we have learned a thing or 2 about her character, so this is good, there is still time. However I think her ill advised run will have lasting negative consequences, she may do enough damage to be a real spoiler.

So I ask the question, is there any truth to the reports that MB has DENIED her clinic tries to put gays on the straight and narrow?

Why would she DENY good works such as these? Does it give us a window into what she is willing to do or say to win?

Combine that with taking subsidies etc and one has to wonder.

Not to mention shouting from the rooftops her claims that she “RAISED” 23 foster children. It would have come across better if they had other folks talk of good deeds etc. Listening to MB say I did this and I did that, does not come across very attractively.

And lets not forget about her interview with the Christian Post prior to her announcing...

Question? If you decide not to run, is there anyway you could see yourself supporting a Palin candidacy? MB refused to answer the question.

Keep in mind all that Gov Palin did for her, such as possibly put her over the top in a tough MINN re election AND all the money she raised for MB.

But I think it would be really childish/un fair to not be willing to support a great candidate because you feel some of her supporters (that she does not even know) may or may not be (as you say) a** holes


37 posted on 07/18/2011 9:23:42 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (DID I MENTION...SARAH PALIN OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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To: Grunthor

For the first part of your question? You refer to my candidate as a non-candidate...If others decide to get in the race unusually early, who`s fault is that?

So a person gets in the race early...saying I have dibs because I was in first? That may be the case at the playground, but in real life?

as far as me being a a** hole or not, why would you hold that against Gov Palin?

No I am not a big supporter of MB for various reasons, Rollins, and comments by MB herself. Her judgment is just very poor IMHO, just the idea that she would even consider a run against Gov Palin, says a lot.

So if anything good has come of a MB run, we have learned a thing or 2 about her character, so this is good, there is still time. However I think her ill advised run will have lasting negative consequences, she may do enough damage to be a real spoiler.

So I ask the question, is there any truth to the reports that MB has DENIED her clinic tries to put gays on the straight and narrow?

Why would she DENY good works such as these? Does it give us a window into what she is willing to do or say to win?

Combine that with taking subsidies etc and one has to wonder.

Not to mention shouting from the rooftops her claims that she “RAISED” 23 foster children. It would have come across better if they had other folks talk of good deeds etc. Listening to MB say I did this and I did that, does not come across very attractively.

And lets not forget about her interview with the Christian Post prior to her announcing...

Question? If you decide not to run, is there anyway you could see yourself supporting a Palin candidacy? MB refused to answer the question.

Keep in mind all that Gov Palin did for her, such as possibly put her over the top in a tough MINN re election AND all the money she raised for MB.

But I think it would be really childish/un fair to not be willing to support a great candidate because you feel some of her supporters (that she does not even know) may or may not be (as you say) a** holes


38 posted on 07/18/2011 9:25:21 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (DID I MENTION...SARAH PALIN OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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To: ICE-FLYER

Gays have tried to have it both ways, they want to be seen as cute, loveable and kind, while at the same time they tear to shreds anyone who dares to disagree with them. I think they are showing the sheeple that they are really very scary. The twenty years of pro-gay propaganda is starting to melt away....”But that gay guy on Will and Grace was so nice”, so many boob-tube followers must be thinking.

Gays just can’t help themselves. They are so disturbed that sooner or later it is going to show.


39 posted on 07/18/2011 2:23:03 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: IronJack

I knew there was something about her that I liked. I have already sent her my donation, I only wished that I had more to give.


40 posted on 07/18/2011 2:25:40 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: carola
This issue will severely damage her outside of Iowa

Maybe it won't. There may be more people than you realize who are tired of having the homosexual agenda forced on them and their children.

41 posted on 07/18/2011 2:28:30 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: carola

America is much bigger than San Franciso and New York. Just remember that everywhere that same sex marriage has been put on the ballot, the people rejected it, even in liberal California. This really gets people’s attention. The apathetic will start looking into this. All you have to do is type “gay” into your computer and you will find millions of references. Millions of americans will be introduced to the smarminess of the queer world. After they get off their computers, they will need to take a shower.


42 posted on 07/18/2011 2:35:48 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Friendofgeorge

Has Sarah Palin spoken out on gay issues? Especially same sex marriage and gays being forced into the military?


43 posted on 07/18/2011 2:44:27 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: rabscuttle385; stephenjohnbanker; mkjessup; calcowgirl; LMAO; indylindy; Bokababe; Gilbo_3; Impy; ..

Bachmann gets points from me for p—ing off this group.

You see any other actual candidates or dream candidates getting under their skin besides her? You see them (the others) coming to her defense on this?


44 posted on 07/18/2011 8:04:57 PM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: sickoflibs; rabscuttle385; mkjessup; calcowgirl; LMAO; indylindy; Bokababe; Gilbo_3; Impy

” Bachmann gets points from me for p—ing off this group.

You see any other actual candidates or dream candidates getting under their skin besides her? You see them (the others) coming to her defense on this?”

No but I see Palin playing footsie with Tammy Bruce.


45 posted on 07/19/2011 9:31:21 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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