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Rick Perry Flying High in Iowa
The Iowan Republican ^ | 09/17/11 | Jeff Patch

Posted on 09/19/2011 9:00:05 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa—Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) blitzed through Iowa Friday with the swagger of a rock star, elevating his high-octane campaign with a series of stage-managed campaign events.

As the only sitting governor pursuing the GOP nomination for president, Perry’s Texas-sized entourage and personality project an aura of authority that other candidates envy. His style, though, may risk alienating Iowans accustomed to lower key campaigning and more time for back-and-forth over issues.

For example, Perry traveled to campaign events throughout Iowa in a 22-seat Gulfstream IV jet owned by Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, Inc., a subsidiary of the banking conglomerate. The plane has ferried Perry since at least Sept. 12, when it left Austin, Texas for Tampa., Fla., where Perry participated in the CNN-Tea Party Express debate. Perry’s use of corporate jets, a perk most other candidates lack, allowed Perry to cram five public events into four days. But the propriety of jetting around the Hawkeye State for retail political events in a corporate jet could crimp Perry’s populist touch among fickle, frugal Iowans

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: acorn; countrywide; crownedjewel; ia2012; iowa; laraza; palin; perry; perry2012; thankangelomozilo
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Really, can't he read the tea leaves? Sheesh....in your face, Sarah.
1 posted on 09/19/2011 9:00:08 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper
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To: winoneforthegipper

we need to tax that corporate jet....


2 posted on 09/19/2011 9:02:50 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: winoneforthegipper

Obviously the whole state of Iowa has Palin Derangement Syndrome.


3 posted on 09/19/2011 9:04:49 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus ("A gentleman considers what is just; a small man considers what is expedient.")
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

U supporters of tricky ricky need to get ur boy in line....he won’t win the nomination without the teaparty


4 posted on 09/19/2011 9:06:51 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper
What's wrong with going around in a corporate jet.

Oh yeh...You need to take a bus to be more popular with hometown folks....like Obama and his little bus.

5 posted on 09/19/2011 9:09:36 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

If you don’t understand why.....there’s more problems in Texas than I ever realized.


6 posted on 09/19/2011 9:12:10 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper
That's a nice bird! Go Rick!


7 posted on 09/19/2011 9:12:10 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: winoneforthegipper
Perry sauntered up to the state sipping a regular Coke

Oh, the horror..Everyone know cool people drink Diet Coke. /s

8 posted on 09/19/2011 9:14:54 AM PDT by sockmonkey (Freepers, please turn yourself in at attackwatch.com)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Are democrat campaign appearances ever “stage-managed”? Do we learn about the model of plan they fly?


9 posted on 09/19/2011 9:15:12 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Are you better off now than you were four trillion dollars ago?)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Perry’s use of corporate jets, a perk most other candidates lack
**************
Those evil corporate jets again.

I am so sick of the finger wagging towards corporate jets. Sick of it. I see one and I see jobs.


10 posted on 09/19/2011 9:16:53 AM PDT by Irenic
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To: winoneforthegipper

Iowans demand to be personally genuflected to by the candidates yet they are going to squawk about someone actually trying to do it? Get out of here.


11 posted on 09/19/2011 9:19:45 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: winoneforthegipper
Oh I'm sure his political science brain trust has already plugged this into their UNIVAC and have determined that it is ok for Slick Rick to openly flaunt his big money, corrupting, corporate connections in flyover mainstream America. No Rick you are trying to appeal to Mainstream America, not Gulfstream America...
12 posted on 09/19/2011 9:19:55 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Beelzebubba

Perryola, is running as a teaparty favourite and in direct opposition to Washington.

It won’t be long before he is painted as the same. He is encouraging it.

That said....it matters not what the dems do this cycle, just what we do.


13 posted on 09/19/2011 9:20:46 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

” Exactly. ...there’s a whole lot of people in TEXAS who were offended that the TEXAS economy is due to luck. “

What a take away line! And, more important, it’s a fact! How in the heck do these people think oil remains so big in Texas? Four Aces, my foot. By the Grace of God, hard sweaty even deadly work, big risk, low regs and no state income tax. Plenty of people went broke along the way, but they tried. Sheesh.


14 posted on 09/19/2011 9:21:17 AM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick. Perry/Rubio '12)
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To: winoneforthegipper
Mmmmmm....a corporate campaign jet? My, my, Ricky's come a long, long way. It was only yesterday, farm boy Rick sold Bibles door-to-door to get money to buy a car. Perry's hopes to become a veterinarian were dashed when he flunked animal science in college.

Then Ricky got into $$$Texa$ politic$-----and hi$ money worrie$ vani$hed.

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So how many political/personal slush funds does Senor Ricky have? This is what we know to date----could be many many more.

<><> “Texans for Rick Perry” committee is a $102 million slush fund he uses at will. Some PAC mega-donors paid in $100,000 each in order to influence Perry's official actions. Gov Perry paid for posh family trips to the Bahamas, Amsterdam, Madrid out of campaign contributions from his “Texans for Rick Perry” committee.

<><> Perry's "Make Us Great Again PAC" raised millions to flood Iowa, and other early voting states, with ads promoting their boy.

<><> At the time he was saying he WAS NOT running for president last year, Ricky's Super-Pac raised $55 million for a presidential race---in $2500 max per person/ $5000 max per corporate PAC contributions. Perry organizers would not say what the Perry presidential groups has raised to date.

<><> Perry bragged at the Tea Party debate that he raised $33 million for reelection that year and that he was "offended" at the inference that he could be "bought" with Gardisil mfg Merck's $5000 campaign donation.

<><> The $295 million Texas Enterprise Fund doles out millions of tax dollars to Perry supporters who then kick-backed to his campaign coffers. TESF also gave $20 million to Countrywide Mtge---the crooks at the heart of the US financial meltdown---- Ricky said the $20 million was to (cough) "create jobs."

<><> Perry raised funds for the Republican Governors' Association, and, in turn, Perry's 2006 campaign received two $500,000 checks from the RGA that he did not disclose as election law requires.

<><> His wife Anita Perry's $60,000-a-year salary at the Austin "nonprofit" "Texas Association Against Sexual Assault" comes indirectly from Gov. Perry's political donors, state contractors and companies that do business with the state or have issues before the Legislature. Of 37 major donors during Anita Perry's tenure as fundraiser, ONLY three have NO ties to the governor or state business. Anita Perry is paid from the "nonprofit" money pool that includes political contributions. TAAS also receives grants from state agencies AND the governor's office. Donating to the TAASA seems to be another way Perry dreamed up for those with an interest in state government to influence Perry. State grants to the "non-profit" could be easily laundered especially w/ Mrs P at the helm.

<><> Perry also has a pot of "inaugural committee" monies (bet that comes in handy).

<><> And do on and so forth, ad infinitum, ad nauseaum.

15 posted on 09/19/2011 9:26:07 AM PDT by Liz (The rule of law must prevail. We can’t govern ourselves by our personal point of view.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

LOL...Gulf Stream America...that made me laugh!.....lol


16 posted on 09/19/2011 9:30:20 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Irenic
I am so sick of the finger wagging towards corporate jets. Sick of it. I see one and I see jobs.

Nothing to be alarmed about.

It's just another post from the persistent group of "Other Candidate Supporters" who are willing to fully embrace socialist democrat class envy talking points to trash the competition. Perry is polling well. They're frustrated...they need our compassion and pity.

17 posted on 09/19/2011 9:30:29 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
For example, Perry traveled to campaign events throughout Iowa in a 22-seat Gulfstream IV jet owned by Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, Inc., a subsidiary of the banking conglomerate.

Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, Inc. provides equipment financing and leasing solutions in the United States and Canada. I fail to see the horror in his campaign leasing a jet from a MN based company that leases aircraft..What am I missing?

18 posted on 09/19/2011 9:30:57 AM PDT by sockmonkey (Freepers, please turn yourself in at attackwatch.com)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

>>> No Rick you are trying to appeal to Mainstream America, not Gulfstream America... >>>

Gulfstream America? You sound like Obama.
Um, I hate to break it to you, but normally conservatives don’t resent others’ success. To my way of thinking, when you are governor of a state the size of Texas, driving around in a Prius is stupid and a corporate jet is probably the most cost efficient way to get around. I’ve no problem with it. No true conservative should.


19 posted on 09/19/2011 9:30:57 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Liz

It’s like he is oblivious to the current people....hmmmmmm seems there is another like that, hmmmmmm who could that be?....lol


20 posted on 09/19/2011 9:32:20 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper

I am starting now to dislike Perry before the rush. If ever there was a poster child for a politician that will do or say anything to be elected!

The biggest fib he would have us believe is this...while he was a Democrat campaigning for Gore in 88, he now claims that he voted for Reagan.

I for one did not just fall off a freakin turnip truck...yes I will say it...you lie (Perry)


21 posted on 09/19/2011 9:33:52 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2012 or flippin bust)
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To: Irenic

“It’s not unusual for politicians to regularly take planes on tours and then board a campaign bus to arrive at a stop, but in an era in which private jets carry a special sort of stigma,”
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/sarah-palin-bus-tour-features-travel-private-plane/story?id=9211087

“It’s a two-hour drive between Ames and Cedar Rapids, two key Iowa cities for Republican presidential candidates competing in the state that will host the first balloting next year. Ron Paul flew by private jet. “
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-07-26/ron-paul-rides-in-private-jet-in-iowa-as-money-flows-into-his-12-campaign.html

“Former Bay State Gov. Mitt Romney shelled out more than $5 million in campaign cash over the past three months, including blowing $80,000 on hotel rooms in Las Vegas, $50,000 on a security squad and $125,000 on private jets — despite a pledge to scale back on luxury travel, new campaign filings show.”
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/07/20/romney-spends-big-on-luxury-hotels-and-private-jets/#ixzz1YPszO1aT

“Mr. McCain’s cash-short campaign gave itself an advantage by using a corporate jet owned by a company headed by his wife, Cindy McCain, according to public records. For five of those months, the plane was used almost exclusively for campaign-related purposes, those records show.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/27/us/politics/27plane.html

“That message, however, is on a collision course with Cain’s own spending habits, which include $900-a-night hotels, five-figure private-jet rides, and chauffeurs awaiting him when he arrives in the next city on his uphill climb toward the White House.”
http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/07/herman-cain-campaign-ritz-carlton-president


22 posted on 09/19/2011 9:34:17 AM PDT by Irenic
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Sucess? is having your own campaign pay for the thrills and frills....not the Likes of Wells Fargo.

That’s just owing.....lol


23 posted on 09/19/2011 9:35:10 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
To my way of thinking, when you are governor of a state the size of Texas, driving around in a Prius is stupid and a corporate jet is probably the most cost efficient way to get around.

Yeah, Bill White, in the last TX Governor's election promised if he became governor, he'd live in a double wide trailer. Apparently that worked out real well for Mr. White as a campaign strategy.

24 posted on 09/19/2011 9:35:32 AM PDT by sockmonkey (Freepers, please turn yourself in at attackwatch.com)
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To: Friendofgeorge

Correction...Perry now claims he voted for Reagan twice...that`s right Reagan had such a big impact on him that he worked for Al Gore

Bring on the lie detector!!!!


25 posted on 09/19/2011 9:35:48 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2012 or flippin bust)
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To: Friendofgeorge

26 posted on 09/19/2011 9:37:40 AM PDT by Liz (The rule of law must prevail. We can’t govern ourselves by our personal point of view.)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Whether it’s private enterprise success or campaign fund raising success or simply being the governor of a mega state - it’s still success and the attitude that resents it is the same attitude that resents all success.

The corporate jet talking point is a favorite of the left based on class envy - and for conservatives to resent it is not intellectually consistent.

Now, if there’s a quid pro quo that is specific and can be shown, that’s another story. But this unseemly resentment of him having a fancy jet is just pure class envy.


27 posted on 09/19/2011 9:37:40 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: winoneforthegipper
"...Perry’s use of corporate jets, a perk most other candidates lack,"

If Perry campaign pays for this, I have no problem with it.

But, if Perry is getting this as a free "perk", then I have a MAJOR problem with this, and so should anyone that is against Corporate Crony Capitalism.

28 posted on 09/19/2011 9:38:16 AM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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29 posted on 09/19/2011 9:39:30 AM PDT by Liz (The rule of law must prevail. We can’t govern ourselves by our personal point of view.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Uh....Perryola is battlin a crony persona...if it sticks and to me it should given all that I have read....there is no one to blame but himself.

As for my thought.....u can’t change stupid.


30 posted on 09/19/2011 9:42:14 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Friendofgeorge
There was a very popular term at the time...perhaps you're not familiar with it..."Reagan democrat"?

There was a lot of them. Do you think Reagan won 49 states in '84 with just Republicans?

31 posted on 09/19/2011 9:42:57 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: The Bronze Titan

Mail.


32 posted on 09/19/2011 9:43:59 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: winoneforthegipper; Sacajaweau
What's wrong with going around in a corporate jet. Oh yeh...You need to take a bus to be more popular with hometown folks....like Obama and his little bus. ..... Sacajaweau

If you don’t understand why.....there’s more problems in Texas than I ever realized. .... winoneforthegipper

It looks like winoneforthegipper has swallowed Obama's class warfare agitprop, hook, line and sinker.

Winoneforthegipper believes that "hometown folks" are so stupid that they believe that spending $1.1 million for a Canadian bus for a photo-op (while you actually fly between stops) makes you better than leasing a small jet for a few days in order to get X number of people to Cities A, B and C for the least possible cost.

Winoneforthegipper does not seem to know the difference between simple economics and being a phony demagogue.

Winoneforthegipper probably believes that Sarah Palin's "Bus Tours" actually involve riding a bus around the country.

This is what even other Palin supporters think of such attempts at class warfare, winoneforthegipper: "GAG ALERT!"

Sarah Palin Bus Tour Hits Speed Bump With Private Jet Controversy (GAG ALERT!!!)

Sarah Palin Uses Private Jet Between Stops on Cross-Country Bus Tour to Promote Book

33 posted on 09/19/2011 9:45:02 AM PDT by Polybius (Defeating Obama is Priority Number One)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

You are absolutely right...HOWEVER how many Reagan Democrats went from supporting Reagan to working for Al Gore? And then after working for Gore in 88 claims to have also voted for Reagan that same time as well.

I say bring on the lie detector, I challenge the statements that he ever voted for Reagan!


34 posted on 09/19/2011 9:47:20 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2012 or flippin bust)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Cronyism is a totally separate issue from class envy. I agree Perry has some baggage there and it may sink him given the fact that crony capitalism is going to be a major campaign issue (as it should be given GE, GM, Solyndra, etc...). As conservatives, we should stand against anything that perverts the free market and anything that raises government spending — and crony capitalism does both.

But from what I’ve seen from a few on this thread, there is definitely some pure class envy going on. That’s not the same thing. And that’s not what should ever drive conservatives.


35 posted on 09/19/2011 9:47:25 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Polybius

Dude....

Did you go to washington dc for the first Tea Party march?

NO?

Then shut the hell up.


36 posted on 09/19/2011 9:48:24 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Liz
I guess you think that cartoon is a negative against Perry.

So then tell us how Social Security is NOT a Ponzi scheme.

37 posted on 09/19/2011 9:49:01 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: gov_bean_ counter
"Now, u-all go on and vote for a real 'Texan', right here!"
38 posted on 09/19/2011 9:52:39 AM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: The Bronze Titan

Hahaha!!!


39 posted on 09/19/2011 9:53:22 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Liz

You’re not denying SS is a Ponzi scheme, are you? It darned sure is a Ponzi scheme and thanks to Perry for having the guts to tell the truth.


40 posted on 09/19/2011 9:53:41 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: smoothsailing

41 posted on 09/19/2011 9:55:03 AM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Polybius

WHY was Palin taking her family on a vacation in a brightly painted bus if she’s not running for president? Why didn’t they do it in an unmarked bus? Was it that she was just trying to draw attention to herself?


42 posted on 09/19/2011 9:56:14 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: dirtboy
-"So then tell us how Social Security is NOT a Ponzi scheme."

A Ponzi Scheme denotes 'criminal' intent to defraud and steal funds for personal gain. It does not impress with thoughtful consideration for meaningful reform to the program, it demonstrates and reinforces a "shoot from the mouth" personality.

43 posted on 09/19/2011 9:57:49 AM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: The Bronze Titan
A Ponzi Scheme denotes 'criminal' intent to defraud and steal funds for personal gain. It does not impress with thoughtful consideration for meaningful reform to the program, it demonstrates and reinforces a "shoot from the mouth" personality.

So tell me. If a corporation had done to their pension funds what the US government did with the Social Security Trust Fund - spent every last red cent of it - would that have landed them in the docket for fraud?

Yes.

And have politicians used the abuse of the Social Security Trust Fund for personal political gain by masking the true size of our deficits?

Yes.

So you just undid your own point, if you are willing to look past the veneer of legalities that our politicians have woven over Social Security.

The problem is not that Perry isn't telling the truth. The problem is he is too close to the truth for the comfort of the DC establishment.

44 posted on 09/19/2011 10:00:56 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: winoneforthegipper

Come on people, this is America. Who cares if he flies in the fricken jet? Can he beat Obama and “make the federal government as inconsequential in our lives as possible”?, as he said in the debate.


45 posted on 09/19/2011 10:01:42 AM PDT by mtrott
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To: smoothsailing

THAT’S what I’m talking about!


46 posted on 09/19/2011 10:02:40 AM PDT by mtrott
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To: mtrott

mtrott,

if you are owned.....nothing is inconsequential.


47 posted on 09/19/2011 10:03:27 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
-"Was it that she was just trying to draw attention to herself?"

YES! We all know that she's just a 'celebrity-crazed publicity-hound', who's trying to suck up millions of dollars on her fame and fortune made possible by her fawning paparazzi media scavengers.

48 posted on 09/19/2011 10:05:03 AM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: mtrott
-"Who cares if he flies in the fricken jet?"

I don't think ANYONE cares that he's flying around in a fricken jet (even Algore could care less, he does too). He could fly around the block for all I care. It's WHO IS PAYING FOR IT!?

49 posted on 09/19/2011 10:09:03 AM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: winoneforthegipper

You have yet to establish that the corporate jet makes him “owned”


50 posted on 09/19/2011 10:10:34 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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