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Sarah Palin Says She’d Vote for Newt
resdstate.com ^ | Jan 18, 2012 | Erick Erickson

Posted on 01/18/2012 11:43:23 AM PST by Jim Robinson

This will probably be the biggest news of the morning. Millions have wondered who Governor Palin would actually support. She’s making it crystal clear now.

On Fox News, Sarah Palin says if she lived in South Carolina she’d vote for Newt.

The next big question is whether Governor Perry decides to depart the race before or after Saturday. And if he departs, will he endorse Newt Gingrich, who wrote the introduction to Governor Perry’s book Fed Up!

With Palin’s endorsement, Rick Perry is now in a terribly awkward spot. If he departs before Saturday, he could be a hero for one of the non-Romney candidates. If he waits until Sunday and the race is close, as it appears to be, Rick Perry will rightly be remembered as the spoiler who handed Mitt Romney the nomination.

If Rick Perry and Sarah Palin both throw their lot behind Newt Gingrich, well, the Republican nomination might actually turn into a race instead of a coronation.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: backstabberromney; elections; gingrich; grassroots; newt; palin; patriotgingrich; patriotpalin; perry; saboteurromney; sarah; southcarolina; teaparty; teapartyrebellion
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Woo hoo!! You betcha!! Go, Newt!! Go, Sarah!!
1 posted on 01/18/2012 11:43:27 AM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

You forgot Santorum......he has worked hard


2 posted on 01/18/2012 11:49:12 AM PST by Guenevere (....We press on.....)
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To: Jim Robinson

Why does anyone listen to Erick Erickson? Governor Palin said IF she was in South Carlolina she’d vote for Gingrich - but the reason she would is so that this process of all these guys staying in and going forward. She wasn’t endorsing Gingrich - she was endorsing the fact that these men left in are sharpening their positions, which is to the VOTER’S benefit. She is in favor of the Primary Process continuing, she’s not picking someone to endorse. She made that abundantly clear to Hannity. Evidently is was too clear, and too far above the head of Erickson, who did nothing since last summer but pimp Perry.


3 posted on 01/18/2012 11:50:53 AM PST by antonico
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To: Guenevere

Santorum would be great VP. Time to boot the new ‘One’, Romney, in the pants.


4 posted on 01/18/2012 11:53:18 AM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: antonico

You seem to have an agenda.

Gov. Palin said she conditionally would vote for
Speaker Gingrich.

The backstabber, porn peddler, dog abuser Romney
should drop out.


5 posted on 01/18/2012 11:53:33 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: antonico

Todd endorsed Newt. You think Sarah won’t? I can’t see that happening.


6 posted on 01/18/2012 11:54:34 AM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Jim Robinson

Sarah goes rogue again. Redefining how to back a candidate.


7 posted on 01/18/2012 11:57:00 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, and many others.)
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To: All

Rick Santorum needs to place his country before himself and drop out.

_____________

Drudge:

CNN SOURCE: ‘WE HAVE REPUBLICAN DEBATE OF YEAR TOMORROW NIGHT. WE ARE GOING TO LET THEM JUST GO AT IT’... DEVELOPING...


8 posted on 01/18/2012 12:01:53 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Palin is a true friend of Perry.

I hope Perry listens to Palin and throws his support behind Newt.


9 posted on 01/18/2012 12:05:31 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Jim Robinson
On Fox News, Sarah Palin says if she lived in South Carolina she’d vote for Newt.

Palin is saying that our choices suck and that more time is needed to find out which candidate (if any) is best.

10 posted on 01/18/2012 12:07:13 PM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife

Boing.


11 posted on 01/18/2012 12:08:32 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Jewbacca

Exactly.

Gov. Perry was a late-bloomer in the debates,
and even did well apologizing for, and learning
from, PerryCARE, but it has been TOO LATE for this time.

Gov. Perry:
Pull out now, get behind the conservative
instead of Rove’s and FOX News’ puppet,
and you will be backed by conservative
supporters in the future.


12 posted on 01/18/2012 12:10:35 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt/Santorum is how ticket ought to read!


13 posted on 01/18/2012 12:11:09 PM PST by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: Hoodat
Wrong interpretation.

Gov. Palin said that she is unable to vote for the Speaker
herself, because she NOT a resident there.

14 posted on 01/18/2012 12:12:35 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: surroundedbyblue; onyx; Syncro

Yes, but Newt/Sarah would make lib/rino heads explode!!

Going rogue!! Drill, baby, drill!!


15 posted on 01/18/2012 12:14:42 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Guenevere

Santorum, too.


16 posted on 01/18/2012 12:15:43 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Jim Robinson

My take is Sarah wants the primary fight to continue instead of a coronation of Romney. If no candidate emerges with enough delegate votes, we will have an open convention, and who knows, Sarah could herself win the nomination.


17 posted on 01/18/2012 12:20:31 PM PST by entropy12
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To: Diogenesis

I heard Sarah say that if she lived in SC, she would vote for Newt TO KEEP THE RACE GOING. She did not endorse him. To say that she “endorsed” Gingrich - is to be the one with the agenda.


18 posted on 01/18/2012 12:26:20 PM PST by alicewonders ((GO PERRY!))
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To: Jim Robinson

Sarah Palin “casts her ballot for Newt Gingrich” with perfect timing to have the biggest impact.

SUPERB!!

GO NEWT GO!!


19 posted on 01/18/2012 12:27:07 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Diogenesis

Diogenesis, a couple or so weeks ago, Sarah had great things to say about Santorum.


20 posted on 01/18/2012 12:37:47 PM PST by Guenevere (....We press on.....)
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To: antonico; Jim Robinson
Why does anyone listen to Erick Erickson? Governor Palin said IF she was in South Carolina she’d vote for Gingrich -

No one is listening to Erickson. Palin did endorse Newt Gingrich in SC's primary, no question about it. Her comment "if I was voting in SC, I'd be voting for Newt" is her way of telling South Carolina supporters of her to back Newt. Her comment about further vetting of the candidates means we need to prevent Romney from getting the nomination if we are to have any chance of rescinding Obama/Romneycare.

21 posted on 01/18/2012 12:41:56 PM PST by upsdriver (We Tea Partiers need Sarah Palin for president.)
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To: Jim Robinson

A Gingrich-Santorum ticket would work well.

It would be great to have that deal made now, with Perry backing it.


22 posted on 01/18/2012 12:46:49 PM PST by DNA.2012
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To: Jim Robinson

Makes sense to me. If Perry and one of the other two conservatives pulled out, we would be spared a John McCain Replay at the Ballot Box.


23 posted on 01/18/2012 12:49:15 PM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Would have been happier if she was actually “IN” SC saying to “vote for Sarah Palin”!


24 posted on 01/18/2012 12:57:21 PM PST by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: alicewonders

http://www.newt.org/volunteer

...time to stop Willard the Lib. Can we count on Perry’s fans?


25 posted on 01/18/2012 12:57:50 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Hoodat

You are correct. That is exactly what she said and why.


26 posted on 01/18/2012 12:57:50 PM PST by PjhCPA (Game On!)
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To: Hoodat

Palin’s got it right. Todd, too.

Can we count on you to stop Willard’s plan?

http://www.newt.org/volunteer


27 posted on 01/18/2012 1:00:40 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Jim Robinson

Interesting, I didn’t know there were only 3 states in the union now. I thought there were 47 states still left to go in this PRIMARY election process. Now I can see I was so very wrong. My bad!


28 posted on 01/18/2012 1:01:07 PM PST by SpringtoLiberty (Liberty is on the march!)
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To: DNA.2012; Jim Robinson

With the new rules, it is a longer process, let the gov stay.
If 10% or less, force him out.


29 posted on 01/18/2012 1:01:33 PM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: SpringtoLiberty
Interesting, I didn’t know there were only 3 states in the union now. I thought there were 47 states still left to go in this PRIMARY election process.

Actually there are 54 more states left to go.

30 posted on 01/18/2012 1:02:24 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Jim Robinson; Syncro; Art in Idaho; KC_Lion; b9; DJ MacWoW; trisham; RedMDer
Yes, but Newt/Sarah would make lib/rino heads explode!!

Going rogue!! Drill, baby, drill!!

LOL.

GO NEWT!!!

GO SARAH!

ANY CABINET SHE WANTS!



31 posted on 01/18/2012 1:02:42 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: dfwgator

Ah yes I forgot to re_read team obamas electoral map. Mea culpa again. So sorry.


32 posted on 01/18/2012 1:04:29 PM PST by SpringtoLiberty (Liberty is on the march!)
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To: patriot08; Jewbacca

Santorum has no hope, either.

But Santorum, as shown by his endorsement of Spector, is a RNC creature. He’s in it solely to ensure Romney’s win. Accordingly, he won’t drop out.

***

He should be asked to drop out also. Not having honor should not be an escape clause from receiving legitimate criticism.

Santorum, drop out NOW!!!


33 posted on 01/18/2012 1:05:20 PM PST by ROTB (Christian sin breeds enemies for the USA. If you're a Christian, stop sinning, and spread the Word..)
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To: Jim Robinson

I noticed the article about Erick Erickson calling for Perry to bow out is locked and points here. I’m believe that thread is important in and of itself.

Erickson is the chief editor of Red State—he runs the site. He pretty much controls everything that goes on there.

Perry made his nomination announcement at the Red State convention.

Red State has been in the bag for Perry from the get go. At times it looked like the Perry campaign was feeding them stories.

Red State is probably the largest hub of Perry supporters on the internet.

Now, what has probably been Perry’s largest supporter has officially come out and said he should drop out of the race and endorse Newt.

This is important. It would be like NRO saying Romney should get out of the race and endorse someone else.


34 posted on 01/18/2012 1:10:27 PM PST by Brookhaven (Mitt Romney has been consistent since he changed his mind.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Why is it only this one particular political pundit is able to say who they will vote for???

What about all the other pundits??? Kraut-hammer, Rush, hannity, Beck, whiny little juan williams, brett bear, little chrissy mathews, olberman, and the rest??

I'm sure all of us are terribly interested in who these pundits will vote for! I'm also sure that we'll all immediately change our minds and vote along with our favorite pundit!

}sarcasm off.

35 posted on 01/18/2012 1:10:36 PM PST by Logic n' Reason (N/A)
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To: Pan_Yan

“I’d vote for you, but I can’t, so I won’t.”

That’s the best she can do! BWAHAHAHAHAH!


36 posted on 01/18/2012 1:13:26 PM PST by Pan_Yans Wife ("Real solidarity means coming together for the common good."-Sarah Palin)
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To: PjhCPA

she never implied the candidates sucked.. she was trying to be say without saying it for Perry annd Santorum to bow out and back Gingrich because that’s the only way to help defeat Romney.. she knows a win for Gingrich in SC means Santorum and Perry are done and then it’s a two man race.. exactly what I said would happen is happening.. chunks of votes from Romney, Santorum and Perry are now going to Gingrich in SC.. that means exactly what Palin wants to happen.. Gingrich is catching Romney and Santorum and Perry are fading away ...that’s your race from here on out


37 posted on 01/18/2012 1:14:11 PM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: ROTB

I agree with you.

Santorum won’t drop out, as his purpose is to act as spoiler for Romney by drawing away the evangelical vote.

He is a 100% RNC creature.


38 posted on 01/18/2012 1:22:30 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Hoodat
Please stop. Large colored font won't make you correct or change Sarah Palin's intent.

Were she able to vote in South Carolina on Saturday, her vote would go to Newt Gingrich.

This is no surprise to me. I've been anticipating her to back Newt Gingrich, given his solutions to save and restore our Republic, which are very much like hers.

Newt Gingrich put a lot of thought and work into his preparation for running. His isn't a vanity run.

He was leading national and state polls before Romney and Paul went scorched earth on him in Iowa, and but for those vicious ads, Santorum wouldn't be in this race right now, so let's be serious. Sarah Palin isn't politically naive. She was nearly destroyed by similar vicious attacks. She knows politics better than all of us put together, and she obviously admires and likes Newt Gingrich very much for the very same reasons his supporters do here.

She wants the process to continue! She is unwilling to see Romney win without further vetting.

Remember, Sarah Palin was the first one to suggest that Romney needed to show his inome tax returns!

John McCain's Entire Opposition Research File on Romney

NO ROMNEY!

GO NEWT!!!!

39 posted on 01/18/2012 1:24:48 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: antonico

Not quite. Presumably the process would go forward just as well if Santorum or Perry won in SC, or Paul for that matter. So that fact that of all the non-Romneys she mentioned Newt should tell you something.

Maybe not a 100% endorsement, but it’s pretty close, and it’s much more of a nod towards him than any of the others. Throw in that her husband already endorsed Newt, and it’s even closer. Do you really see her endorsing someone else?

I don’t know why she went halfway last night but I’d think if Newt wins SC that she’d endorse him before FL and possibly do some events.

Perhaps Rudy and Cain could follow suit, they’re still big names in FL.

It would really set things up as a showdown. Romney and the establishment(Bush41, Jeb Bush, Dole, McCain, Christie, Hunstman, Murkowski, etc...)on one side. Newt and the base/tea party(Palin, Cain, etc...) on the other.

Would certainly be an exciting 10 days.


40 posted on 01/18/2012 1:25:22 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: Jim Robinson
she said she wanted to keep the contest going, and said she would vote for Gingrich. I did hear her and took that to mean it is too early to have the primary settled and a vote for Gingrich would keep Romney from winning it this early and keep the primary alive.
41 posted on 01/18/2012 1:26:54 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Jim Robinson

That’s good enough for me....


42 posted on 01/18/2012 1:26:54 PM PST by papertyger
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To: onyx

In South Carolina, I would vote for Newt.

43 posted on 01/18/2012 1:28:33 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: onyx

Mail


44 posted on 01/18/2012 1:29:02 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Jewbacca; ROTB
I agree with you.
Santorum won’t drop out, as his purpose is to act as spoiler for Romney by drawing away the evangelical vote.
He is a 100% RNC creature.

Santorum would likely be happy to run as Romney's VP, but I wonder whether Romney would want a losing senator from PA as a running mate? I mean, there's no guarantee or recent evidence to think that Santorum could carry PA, save for Toomey's election, but Santorum didn't endorse Toomey the first time he ran.

45 posted on 01/18/2012 1:31:40 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: ReneeLynn

why do you guys get spun up by the VP. its like”well the president candidate is terrible but I like his vp” unless we want another bush/cheney thing, I do realize we have that in reverse now with obama/biden lol


46 posted on 01/18/2012 1:32:17 PM PST by 09Patriot (your freedom to be you, includes my freedom to be from you.--Wilkow)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Okay! Smiling! You found me....LOL.


47 posted on 01/18/2012 1:33:02 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: onyx
Go back and listen to her statement. Sarah Palin is not endorsing Newt. If Perry was ahead of Gingrich and Santorum in the SC polls, then Sarah would be saying vote for Perry. If Santorum were ahead of Gingrich and Perry in the SC polls, then she would be saying vote for Santorum. Palin's statement is nothing more than an attempt to keep Romney from running away with it before Super Tuesday. But don't take my word for it. Listen to what Palin actually said.

If she were endorsing Newt, then she would have come out and said, "I'm endorsing Newt." But she didn't, and she's not.

48 posted on 01/18/2012 1:35:57 PM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: Hoodat

I posted the video of her interview, thankyouverymuch!

I don’t need to go back to listen again.

You don’t like Newt Gingrich. Sarah Palin does. Get over it.

She’s against Romney’s coronation and knows he needs more vetting: i.e. the voters need to know more about him than the media and GOP-E are telling them!

Given that she’s already said, ABO, Sarah Palin would very much like to see “the process continue” so that Romney doesn’t win, “without a full vetting”, like his tax returns, to cite just one example.

I still stand by my original thoughts on her endorsement: I think her contract at Faux, likely prevents her from formally endorsing any single candidate, given that she’s a paid political contributor, but in this South Carolina race, she most assuredly did state her preference: NEWT GINGRICH!


49 posted on 01/18/2012 2:01:54 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: onyx
http://www.humanevents.com/images/coulterpalin.jpg

Fate is not done with Sarah Yet, I could almost tremble at a Gingrich/Palin Ticket (But the People didn't want that in '08!) Yeah, go back in sit down you PDSer's Ubama is Losing big time, This Keystone Pipeline decision had people at my Work Today swearing some pretty bad stuff about him, we need to make sure that the Presidency isn't handed over to the spineless, Statist, Ubama lite, I mean Romney.

Go Sarah, GO!!!

50 posted on 01/18/2012 2:40:59 PM PST by KC_Lion (I won't vote for a Pseudo Democrat Like I did in '08, I will write in Sarah's name if I have too!)
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