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Perry and Santorum going pheasant hunting with Rep. Steve King in Iowa
The Hill ^ | 10/21/11 | Jonathan Easley

Posted on 10/21/2011 11:25:17 AM PDT by Baladas

GOP presidential hopefuls Rick Perry and Rick Santorum will join Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on a pheasant hunting trip this weekend in Iowa, according to a report in the Des Moines Register.

The trio will be at the Loess Hills Hunting Preserve for the annual Col. Bud Day Pheasant Hunt, which is hosted by King. Perry will hunt with the congressman on Saturday, while Santorum will join him on Sunday, according to the candidates' campaign schedules.

Perry and Santorum, who will be looking to bolster their conservative bona fides on the weekend campaign swings through the early voting state, would score a major coup by landing the endorsement of the influential Republican congressman. King is good friends with another Republican candidate, Michele Bachmann, but has held off on making an endorsement.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: iowa2012; rickperry; ricksantorum; steveking
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Pheasant hunting? Maybe it's an Iowa thing - King's endorsement is up for grabs here with the Bachmann news, but it would hold a lot of weight IMO.
1 posted on 10/21/2011 11:25:24 AM PDT by Baladas
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To: Baladas

Why do I have the feeling Santorum has never fired a shotgun before?


2 posted on 10/21/2011 11:27:11 AM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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Please bump the FReepathon thread
Support FR today!

3 posted on 10/21/2011 11:28:25 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Baladas
Perry will get King's endorsement, and Santorum’s, after the latter drops out.
4 posted on 10/21/2011 11:28:43 AM PDT by jla (Who says Perry's a conservative? - Rush, Inhofe, Levin & Sowell do.)
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To: G Larry
LOL, Black birds and crows are in grave danger.
5 posted on 10/21/2011 11:29:41 AM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: Baladas
Is Dick Cheney invited, also?

Leni

6 posted on 10/21/2011 11:29:59 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: jla

I’d guess King wouldn’t want to go out on a limb for Sanatorum. King must really like pheasant hunting a lot.


7 posted on 10/21/2011 11:31:14 AM PDT by Baladas ((ABBHO))
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To: Baladas

I didn’t know they had pheasants over there. I guess we can shoo some across the border for them.


8 posted on 10/21/2011 11:32:07 AM PDT by SoDak
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To: Baladas

...cancelling my trip to Iowa this weekend...


9 posted on 10/21/2011 11:32:22 AM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: MinuteGal

Since you asked:

http://youtu.be/YnThfJU57sk


10 posted on 10/21/2011 11:32:32 AM PDT by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: Baladas
Two go in ... one comes out ...


11 posted on 10/21/2011 11:33:20 AM PDT by BlueLancer (Secede?! Y'all better just be thankful we don't invade ...)
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To: Baladas

What do you see as Santorum’s negatives. I think that he’s one of the smartest and most conservative candidates in the primary race. He comes in right after Gingrich on intelligence and ahead of Newt on conservative values.


12 posted on 10/21/2011 11:34:22 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Baladas

What about a RINO hunt? Where’s Mitt been?


13 posted on 10/21/2011 11:35:29 AM PDT by RockinRight (My train of thought has derailed.)
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To: Eva

I don’t dislike Santorum, but I have a couple issues with him:

1. He lost his last election by almost 20 pts.

2. He comes across as kind of a wimp...and when he tries to be forceful it looks fake (because it’s not his nature).


14 posted on 10/21/2011 11:38:19 AM PDT by RockinRight (My train of thought has derailed.)
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To: 109ACS
Thanks for the link to the YouTube.

Hare-raising, indeed, yikes!

Leni

15 posted on 10/21/2011 11:38:41 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal
"Is Dick Cheney invited, also?"

Rick Santorem: "hey guys, ya' wanna' ask Dick Cheney to make it a foursome?
Rick Perry: "Uh, nope."
Steve King: "What are you flippin' nuts, Senator"?

16 posted on 10/21/2011 11:38:56 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Eva

Me? RS is one of the bunch that I’m least familiar with, but his two greatest negatives to me are his Specter endorsement over Tooney a few years back and just the fact he lost his Senate seat by almost twenty points and ran a terrible campaign in the process.


17 posted on 10/21/2011 11:39:09 AM PDT by Baladas ((ABBHO))
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To: G Larry

hahahaha! I was thinking that...

I hope Perry and King have flak jackets on! Maybe a helmet for good measure.

Even if Santorum is a wicked shot— if politics are discussed high-strung Santorum may start shootin’ at ‘em. :p


18 posted on 10/21/2011 11:39:35 AM PDT by Irenic
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To: SoDak
I didn’t know they had pheasants over there. I guess we can shoo some across the border for them.

I've seen them come up out of terraces on CRP ground in the Loess Hills like swarms of mosquitoes.

19 posted on 10/21/2011 11:40:00 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: Baladas
...Santorum, who will be looking to bolster their conservative bona fides...

He wouldn't need to if he hadn't sold out on SENATOR Toomey.

20 posted on 10/21/2011 11:41:23 AM PDT by papertyger (Make no mistake: Sheepdogs are for keeping sheep in, not keeping wolves out.)
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To: Baladas

Code for giving someone the ‘bird’.

Don’t fall for it;)


21 posted on 10/21/2011 11:42:53 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Cain - touching the better angels of our nature.)
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To: Eva

Two words: Pat Toomey.


22 posted on 10/21/2011 11:44:28 AM PDT by papertyger (Make no mistake: Sheepdogs are for keeping sheep in, not keeping wolves out.)
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To: Baladas

does santorum know anything about hunting?


23 posted on 10/21/2011 11:45:43 AM PDT by ken21
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To: Eva

I read through the first 11 posts and finally yours has got the picture. I think Governor Perry is giving Santorum a serious look as his running mate. Also Rep. Steve King served as the ranking Republican on the Immigration subcommittee since 2007 and has long been an outspoken foe of illegal immigration. This should be a good development.


24 posted on 10/21/2011 11:48:13 AM PDT by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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To: Baladas

Hopefully plotting the destruction of Mitt Romney. I will take any of them... even Paul or Huntsman... over Mitt.


25 posted on 10/21/2011 11:49:56 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Eva
I think that he’s one of the smartest and most conservative candidates in the primary race.

Eva, I met him last week at a non-political event at the Arlington-Mansfield Pregnancy Center. The guy blew me away. His story is incredible, two different times his wife was told by doctors to abort, they have two beautiful children to prove that holding strong to your beliefs that life is always the right choice is always going to bless you in the end. I'm a Perry supporter, but he is a man I could get behind.

26 posted on 10/21/2011 11:55:48 AM PDT by txroadkill (Antlers up! The Claw must be feared! Back2Back American League Champions!)
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To: Psalm 73

Rick Santorum has been hunting with Cheney, among others before:

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/westmoreland/s_487670.html

duck hunting, but that old article mentions pheasants, too.


27 posted on 10/21/2011 12:00:12 PM PDT by Baladas ((ABBHO))
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To: Eva

He was not smart enough to keep his support away from Snarlin’ Arlen Sphincter when the Bush family and other GOparty elites told him to support Spector. That is what has totally cooked his goose. It is a shame that he can not even count on winning his own home state because of it.


28 posted on 10/21/2011 12:02:43 PM PDT by Waryone (RINOs, Elites, and Socialists - on the endangered list, soon to become extinct.)
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To: Eva

His weakness to me is his liberal foreign policy. After 8 years of Bush and 3 years of Obama, I am done with nation building, sinking billions to democratize countries that don’t want democracy, wasteful foreign aid, and wars where the troops have their arms tied behind their back and that the American people get absolutely nothing out of. Santorum has made it clear he will continue that. Nothing personal against the guy, just a fundamental philosophical disagreement. I’m not against war, but it needs to either be for defense or for profit.


29 posted on 10/21/2011 12:03:13 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: RockinRight; Baladas

Well, backing Specter was a definite mistake. Santorum made a promise to Bush and thought he was doing the right thing. He wasn’t. He was putting partisan poltics above values. I think that he learned a very difficult lesson, though.

The reason that he lost his last election was because of his support for Specter.
Voters were disillusioned with Bush by that point and the excuse of being loyal to Bush, didn’t sit well with conservatives. The Democrats took advantage of this and put up an alleged pro-life candidate, another Catholic, whose father as a former moderate, pro-life Democrat governor of PA. The main problem with Casy jr. is that he is just not very smart and really has no core values or opinions of his own. ... but voters on both sides of the aisle were mad at Santorum.

Santorum’s biggest obstacle is his strong support for the defense of marriage and pro-life stance. Democrats and Rinos hate him for it.


30 posted on 10/21/2011 12:08:19 PM PDT by Eva
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To: G Larry

Santorum is from an area of PA where hunting is very popular.


31 posted on 10/21/2011 12:10:17 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Baladas

Is Cheney going on this trip?


32 posted on 10/21/2011 12:17:34 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (999er for Cain.)
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To: papertyger

So, Santorum’s mistake in being more loyal to Bush, than to his own values, is worse than the mistakes of say, Mitt Romney’s Obamaneycare? It’s worse than Newt sitting on a bench with Pelosi? It’s worse than Bachman’s Gardisil statements? It’s worse than the looney Ron Paul foreign policy? Oh, and Cain has made mistakes as well.


33 posted on 10/21/2011 12:17:34 PM PDT by Eva
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To: SoDak

I just got back from Aberdeen last weekend for the opener. Hunted out west by Ipswich and got our limit everyday. Had a wonderful time and the people in Aberdeen were GREAT!!!! Very nice job by everyone up there!!!


34 posted on 10/21/2011 12:19:27 PM PDT by PushinTin (Politicians are like diapers, the need to be changed often and for the same reason...)
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To: wolfman23601

I don’t see Santorum’s foreign policy as supporting foreign wars, so much as supporting the troops. I don’t think that there is a candidate in the race that supports Obama’s rules of engagement.

I’m glad that Obama is pulling our troops out of Iraq because leaving behind a small contingent would make them targets. I wish he’d do the same with Afghanistan, if he is not going to use them as Peace Corps volunteers, while tying their hands on defense.

Santorum is just a very principled conservative, that stands above all the rest (excpt Newt) in intelligence. Santorum is simply a good man.


35 posted on 10/21/2011 12:24:25 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Eva

Yup.

It wasn’t a “mistake,” it was a choice.

Those others were easy to disqualify. Santorum looked like the genuine article until his “mistake.”

And don’t think I didn’t notice your lack of specifics with regard to Cain. So far I have seen nothing that would cause me to disqualify him: and I’ve been actively FReeping for a loooooong time.


36 posted on 10/21/2011 12:36:15 PM PDT by papertyger (Make no mistake: Sheepdogs are for keeping sheep in, not keeping wolves out.)
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To: Baladas

I doubt any of the them will be asking, in a John Kerry voice: ‘Kin I get me a huntin’ license in here?’


37 posted on 10/21/2011 12:56:09 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: papertyger

I’m not getting into the specifics of criticizing Cain because I’m not throwing him out of the contention. There have been enough criticisms of him lately.

Ron Paul made his BIG mistake when he endorsed the OWS protesters. I’ve never heard a Libertarian endorsing a protest agains greed before. Ayn Rand would have had a fit.


38 posted on 10/21/2011 12:57:21 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Eva

You were pretty specific about your criticism of the others. Why did you treat Herman different?

If he’s the only one you didn’t “throw out” then why rise to Santorum’s defense?


39 posted on 10/21/2011 1:10:21 PM PDT by papertyger (Make no mistake: Sheepdogs are for keeping sheep in, not keeping wolves out.)
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To: RockinRight

We’re going on a RINO hunt!
We’re gonna catch a big one!
I’m not afraid!
Are you?
Not me!
We’re going thru the tall grass
We’re going thru the short grass
Hey! Look! There’s a little tree
Well, let’s shinny on up it
Whoa! It gets a little skinny up here at the top
See anything over that way?
Anything over that way?, Uh, oh!,
Oh, no! Whoa! Agh! let’s get down!
We’re going on a RINO hunt.
We’re going to catch a big one.


40 posted on 10/21/2011 1:10:46 PM PDT by bgill (There, happy now?)
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To: Eva

Santorum doesn’t look so bad in comparison, but some people are easier to forgive than others. Romneycare, an admitted model for Obamacare and the fact that to this day, Romney is actually proud of it. Strike!

Newt, the bench- his IQ is what and he bought into MMGW to the point where he thought cap-and-trade was a great idea? Then there’s his adultery problem . . . strike???

Bachmann, bad campaign advice, that HPV vaccine should’ve never been a point of attack, and she hired a known snake as a campaign manager. Strike!

Paul . . . Strike!

Cain, he’ll crater soon, he’s not up for this, the MSM will make a point to destroy him and he’s not suspicious at all of the MSM, back-pedals . . . strike?

Perry, worst defense of in-state tuition for illegals possible, collects money and bores the country to tears by doing so . . .strike?


41 posted on 10/21/2011 1:11:24 PM PDT by Baladas ((ABBHO))
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To: papertyger

I told you why I wasn’t getting specific about Herman Cain, I still consider him to be a viable contender, who has been attacked enough already. I don’t think that I said anything about Perry, either.


42 posted on 10/21/2011 1:12:38 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Baladas; a fool in paradise

Me great-great-grandfather, a bona fide Baron, used to go peasant hunting!


43 posted on 10/21/2011 1:14:19 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Baladas

Newt has made lots of mistakes, but he is not afraid to admit it. What bothers me most about Newt is that I’m not sure that he is fully committed to conservative positions for the right reasons, deep belief. I’m afraid that Newt’s conservativism is more based on what works, rather than because it is right.

I think that Gingrich is a pragmatist, like Romney and Obama. Now, there is really nothing wrong with being a pragmatist if the candidate has the right core beliefs to go with it.

Gingrich is smart, though, very smart and keeping him in the mix will keep the others on the right side.


44 posted on 10/21/2011 1:20:51 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Baladas
Cain's 999 seems to be coming apart.

Herman Cain says poor won’t pay ’9-9-9 income tax

Now it is down to 9-0-9 for some.

Being the major plank of his campaign, 9-9-9 isn't holding up too after the attacks during the latest CNN debate.
45 posted on 10/21/2011 1:21:35 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Baladas
Cain's 999 seems to be coming apart.

Herman Cain says poor won’t pay ’9-9-9 income tax

Now it is down to 9-0-9 for some.

Being the major plank of his campaign, 9-9-9 isn't holding up too well after the attacks during the latest CNN debate.
46 posted on 10/21/2011 1:22:43 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Eva

Agree for the most part, except for Obama being a pragmatist - he’s always come off to me like Ron Paul, a rigid ideologue, in a clashing ideology from mine.

The trouble with being a pragmatist is that it can look very close to opportunism. I want the next POTUS to make Newt something like WH Chief of Staff, it would suit his personality.


47 posted on 10/21/2011 1:28:33 PM PDT by Baladas ((ABBHO))
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To: Baladas

Chief of staff - excellent idea.

Pragmatism and opportunism are not that far apart, that’s why it needs to be backed with deep held core beliefs that don’t include, the end justifies the means.


48 posted on 10/21/2011 1:33:53 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Eva

Is that supposed to be evidence that he’s ever fired a shotgun?


49 posted on 10/21/2011 1:38:41 PM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: G Larry

Why the antagonism and negativity?


50 posted on 10/21/2011 1:40:35 PM PDT by Eva
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