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Arizona’s Gov. Brewer endorses Romney
The Washington Times ^ | February 26, 2012 | By Stephen Dinan

Posted on 02/26/2012 6:56:51 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer endorsed Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination on Sunday, saying he is the most electable candidate in the field.

“He’s the man that can carry the day,” Mrs. Brewer said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

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To: Jeff Chandler
You are right Jeff. Palin is probably the only Republican I could or would vote for. That said, I do not think any of the Seven Dwarfs minus three is who or what I want in a President. For various reasons. Including the fact that none of the four can beat Obama. Palin might, but she ain't running. So I am stuck with none of the above.
51 posted on 02/26/2012 8:27:13 AM PST by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
So much for integrity.

News for you: She never had any. I know her (not personally) and have been consistent about this for years. It was nice she signed some good laws, but I was never fooled she did it for the right reasons.

52 posted on 02/26/2012 8:31:42 AM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: CatherineofAragon
“I'm wondering if anyone is talking about Ann Coulter’s unbelievable lie on Fox & Friends today. She said that, even when pushed to do so, Romney has refused to attack his ‘fellow conservatives.’ OMG.”
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Good Morning CofA-

McDonnell has lost whatever respect I had for him, also. I note that since he has become a visible Romney supporter he has chided the Republicans in the GA about overreaching in their efforts to pass legislation favorable to Conservatives.

Republicans are so gutless once they are elected. I have reached the conclusion that only a third party effort will ever change things demonstrably for the better. Sadly, w/Obama in the drivers seat, now is not the time to initiate such an effort and we will more than likely end up w/Mitt as the GOP-E selected nominee.

Perhaps the best approach for the future is the solidification and formalization of a grass roots third party effort and build from there until a large enough base is formed to challenge the elites inside the Beltway and the financial district of NYC. The Tea Party, as presently configured, is not going to be able to accomplish much nationally when it fragments into factions at election time.

I saw Ms Coulter on FOX when she made that unbelievably false statement. It enraged me so much that I immediately switched to CNN; which really has a lot better coverage of international events and is no worse than FOX when it comes to shilling for Dems or RINOs. Apparently Coulter has so totally abandoned whatever principles she might have had; that out and out mendacity is now her stock in trade.

Take care,

-Geoff

53 posted on 02/26/2012 8:33:33 AM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

To counter Brewer today......

Plenty of Rombots like her rooting for Willard to beat Rick in Michigan and not just in Brewer’s weirdo state of Baja Utah..

But to all the conservatives here who want the liberal, Willard Romney to lose Michigan this Tuesday:

“The Rick Santorum Call from Home Program allows you and Santorum supporters from across the nation to help Rick and the campaign by calling voters in key battleground states. The program is simple, easy and can have a huge impact on the election.”

http://www.ricksantorum.com/call-home


54 posted on 02/26/2012 8:33:35 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: Fiji Hill

Mormons !! They’re everywhere !!!

Remember that Mormon Beck is a Santorum supporter. Atta Boy Glenn.


55 posted on 02/26/2012 8:35:04 AM PST by Mountain Mary (Michigan patriots, ie Newt and Rick supporters, UNITE!)
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To: Jeff Chandler
The reactions on this thread are why I love FreeRepublic: it’s always good for a laugh.

I hear ya. I doubt either one of the two of us thought for a nanosecond she would have done anything else.

56 posted on 02/26/2012 8:36:21 AM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: jersey117

And if this thing goes to Romney, lay the blame squarely on Gingrich.
“The ticket is going to end up Romney/Gingrich. Just watch.”


LOL!

No way, Newt agrees to join the Massachusetts Liberal’s quest to RomneyCare-ize America.


57 posted on 02/26/2012 8:38:02 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: RIghtwardHo

The elite want Romney.

The elite is finding out that there are a whole lotta patriotic Americans who don’t give a rat’s arse what the phony, almost extinct GOP-E wants us to do.

See my tagline.


58 posted on 02/26/2012 8:39:57 AM PST by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I do not think anyone was waiting to make their decision on who to vote for depending on Brewer’s endorsement.


59 posted on 02/26/2012 8:40:03 AM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: whitedog57

She’s squishy on gun control as well.

She signed correctly before the reelection, but reverted to form the instant her job was safely assured: She vetoed the next common sense gun law that crossed her desk. It was a law to allow carrying on public thoroughfares that run through college campuses. There are now streets in Tempe upon which I cannot legally drive.

She is a classic case of “Conservative only when politically necessary.” IOW, a pander-bear.


60 posted on 02/26/2012 8:41:29 AM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: CainConservative

Gingrich didn’t attack Romney at the last debate. I totally think he will take second place to add gravitas to the ticket just to beat obama.


61 posted on 02/26/2012 8:41:55 AM PST by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: Tupelo

“Bab Barr” ??!!

Obama’s Kos kids must have sent you a thank you note for that.


62 posted on 02/26/2012 8:42:56 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: Blue Turtle

I’ll vote for ELMER FUDD over Obama....so if Mitt gets in....he’s got my vote

If Mitt gets in, BT, Obama will win. The only way to defeat him is to nominate a core Conservative who can stand in stark contrast to the radical policies of the leftist Hussein.

Funny that Rush has always hammered this point home..until recently..cuz he knows that it would be an easy leap to attach him to Santorum or Newt if he did.
And he wants to remain “neutral”.
Well, good to see that you are putting your ratings ahead of the country’s future, El Rushbo.


63 posted on 02/26/2012 8:43:56 AM PST by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: Mountain Mary

Amen!!!!!

Let’s hope those same Americans show up in droves in MI to vote Santorum next week.

Santorum 2012


64 posted on 02/26/2012 8:50:12 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: jersey117

A Romney (aka Obama-lite)/Gingrich ticket would mean a landslide loss to Obama.

BUT Romney would likely pick Rubio unless Ron Paul blackmails him into choosing Rand.

Nevertheless, Obama is re-elected easily.

UNLESS we nominate Santorum!


65 posted on 02/26/2012 8:50:58 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Another Sellout?

We sure are being shown the RINO's who will sell their souls for fame, and political intentions.

She will suffer the same fate as Niki Haley, when re-election comes.

If Romney-the-RINO (aka, "The Chosen One") wins the Republican Nomination, I will be doing a write-in.....I WILL NEVER VOTE FOR ROMNEY, PERIOD.

66 posted on 02/26/2012 8:52:02 AM PST by traditional1
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To: traditional1

Hello Obama!


67 posted on 02/26/2012 8:54:45 AM PST by VU4G10
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To: CainConservative

I see Gingrich as a statesman who will bring everyone together when this bloody mess is over. I don’t have a dog in this race any more. I was a huge Perry supporter from day one and he supported Gingrich. I would love for Gingrich to win but his numbers aren’t looking very promising. My state’s primary isn’t until June so I’m left with voting for whoever the nominee is at this point. Trying to take a realistic approach.


68 posted on 02/26/2012 8:56:09 AM PST by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: traditional1

Romney will not be OUR nominee.


69 posted on 02/26/2012 8:56:13 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: CainConservative
I know. Because I did not support the Republican candidate I am evil, stupid, probably anti American and should be tossed off Free Republic. A vote of conscience does not matter as long as one hates Democrats and anyone that does not agree with you.
70 posted on 02/26/2012 8:56:50 AM PST by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Could someone please explain HOW Romney is “electable?”


71 posted on 02/26/2012 9:00:04 AM PST by Darren McCarty (Stop Romney - Rick Santorum in the Michigan primary)
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To: CatherineofAragon
On another note, I don't want to post a vanity about it, but I'm wondering if anyone is talking about Ann Coulter’s unbelievable lie on Fox & Friends today. She said that, even when pushed to do so, Romney has refused to attack his “fellow conservatives.” OMG.
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Coulter has not only jumped the shark, she should move to National Aquarium and swim in the tank with them.

What did it for me was when she called the Article 2 Section 1 defenders “CRANKS” and used the KKK to make her point. After this every few months or so she would do or say something that was unbelievable. Now it seems that she is missing the mark every other day or so.

Is there anyone left here on Free Republic that still defends her?

72 posted on 02/26/2012 9:01:46 AM PST by wintertime (Reforming a government K-12 school is like reforming an abortion center.)
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To: Tupelo

I’d just consider her just another politician.


73 posted on 02/26/2012 9:06:04 AM PST by Darren McCarty (Stop Romney - Rick Santorum in the Michigan primary)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Honestly I never thought I'd see the day that a Mormon Bishop with deep "connections" in SLC would be the GOP nominiee.

What has happened to the bulk of Christianity in the USA?

74 posted on 02/26/2012 9:08:40 AM PST by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah and the Law, is attainable past, present and forever.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

If Romney is the nominee it’s because Saint Rick couldn’t close the deal with the GOP voters. I am so sick of the Santorum backers think everyone should just stop running a support him in his quest to be a trivia question about what presidential candidate lost in the biggest landslide in history. When Newt was leading I don’t remember any you saying Rick should throw his support to Newt, now that he is having some success he is asking all the Newt supporters to bend over grab, their ankles and take on for the team.

This a man who has voted against his conscience on Medicare Part D, NCLB, Arlen Specter, PPH funding through Title X etc., and now he is telling us that those were all mistakes and his taking one for the team. The facts are he is just a typical, big government, establishment pol. Geez he even supported Romney in 2008 I guess that was taking one for the team too. It’s easy to say you are for small government, but when he had the opportunity to vote that way he voted to raise the national debt 5 times, but of course again I am sure he was just taking one for the team.


75 posted on 02/26/2012 9:26:10 AM PST by redangus
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To: Cicero
There’s a large contingent of Mormons in Arizona, and Bishop Romney instructs them how to vote.

The percentage of Mormons in the Phoenix area in 2012 is nothing compared to what it was in say 1965.
76 posted on 02/26/2012 9:27:17 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Like I’ve seen on FR recently.

Primary: ABR
November: ABO

Get with the program. I can’t stand Romney for many reasons. BUT I’m not stupid enough to sit home or vote 3rd party at this point to hand Ozippy his “another 5 years”.

This is ugly - once again we’re being pushed to accept Romney. Don’t sit back and accept this premise. And NO more Bushes. Geeeeeesh. This stuff makes one’s head explode.


77 posted on 02/26/2012 9:33:15 AM PST by WaterWeWaitinFor (If we don't help make a change, then who will? It starts with us.)
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To: Conservatizzle

Bucky...is that you??


78 posted on 02/26/2012 9:52:57 AM PST by Outlaw Woman (When does the shooting start?)
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To: lahargis

Some states are having success with no benefits and jobs for illegal’s and they are going home. Also the poor job prospects here in the US is causing them to leave.

While I am rooting for Newt it doesn’t mean I pretend he has no flaws and I am not going all syncophant over him....

I also think he comments about Paul Ryan’s plan sucks, as well as his leftist attacks on capitalism, but of course Rush didn’t like those comments too, so does that mean I should not listen to Rush or not listen to you.

So, Newt has changed his border position again.


79 posted on 02/26/2012 10:14:50 AM PST by stockpirate (Romney, Ann Coulter & our ruling republican SOCIALISTelites, are Big Government socialists,)
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To: CainConservative

BTW - read myy tagline and you would see what I think of Myth


80 posted on 02/26/2012 10:16:44 AM PST by stockpirate (Romney, Ann Coulter & our ruling republican SOCIALISTelites, are Big Government socialists,)
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To: what's up

I have heard that Mormons are around 30%. That’s enough to make the difference, since Catholics, Protestants, and none-of-the-above will presumably vote along lines of maybe 55-45% at best.

It’s like the black vote. Romney would have at least 90% of the Mormon vote in his pocket, and they would all come out if ordered to.


81 posted on 02/26/2012 10:37:33 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Jan,

Big mistake.

82 posted on 02/26/2012 10:39:50 AM PST by McGruff (Go Newtclear!)
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To: redangus

And yet, after the very first Primary, Romney supporters demanded everyone pull behind a liberal nominee (Romney) so that he can run against another Liberal (Obama), so that Romney can get slaughtered in the General and drag the GOP down with him.

And if by some reverse miracle Romney is elected, we then have an infestation in Conservatism that we cannot remove.

Mmmmmkay. Well, I’m sick of ppl trying to sell me Romney as anything than what he is ... the GOP’s Obama.

Will never vote for Romney under any circumstances.

Santorum 2012


83 posted on 02/26/2012 11:01:14 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: RIghtwardHo

Yep. The real ‘treat’ of a Romney administration will be the way his half-assed, almost-remotely-conservative-sounding policies that are actually liberal policies, will be both supported by a number of Republican squishes in Congress AND will be blamed on the entire conservative movement when they ultimately fail.


84 posted on 02/26/2012 11:14:10 AM PST by MitchellC
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To: Cicero
I have heard that Mormons are around 30%

There are around 350,000. That's very far from 30%.

85 posted on 02/26/2012 11:38:46 AM PST by what's up
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

And she was doing so well, too. Right up until that moment.


86 posted on 02/26/2012 11:40:02 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Why, yes. I AM in a bad mood.)
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To: AnTiw1
Mormons are about 5% of the AZ population.

Even if every single one votes for Romney, they still don't control the vote.

87 posted on 02/26/2012 11:49:31 AM PST by what's up
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Color me REALLY disappointed! :(


88 posted on 02/26/2012 11:51:52 AM PST by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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To: what's up
you're right, they dont control it...i'm just saying treat their 5% as though theyre 25% of the population if its a cause of theirs, because they will have a 90% turnout for issue the feel affects their church, when statistically less than 20% of the national population gets off their rear to vote maybe this year will be different, but so far it doesn't look like iţ
89 posted on 02/26/2012 12:00:28 PM PST by AnTiw1
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To: Ozymandias Ghost

Hi, Geoff. I believe that calls for a third party will intensify in the future, especially if Romney becomes the nominee. Bush 1, Dole, and McCain are bad enough, but Romney won’t be borne.

I didn’t know that about McDonnell; thank you.


90 posted on 02/26/2012 12:12:30 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: wintertime
"Coulter has not only jumped the shark, she should move to National Aquarium and swim in the tank with them."

LOL

" What did it for me was when she called the Article 2 Section 1 defenders “CRANKS” and used the KKK to make her point. After this every few months or so she would do or say something that was unbelievable. Now it seems that she is missing the mark every other day or so.

Is there anyone left here on Free Republic that still defends her?"

I think there were one or two, recently, but they've become increasingly quiet.

I was trying to figure out what was different about Ann's face this morning as she spouted her lies, and I finally figured out she must be inflating her lips. Maybe Mitt is taking applications for wife #2.

91 posted on 02/26/2012 12:17:31 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: what's up

I went to look for numbers to back that up, mormons had a 79.5% turnout for prop 8 (gay marriage bill) despite having a ‘gay mormon’ faction protesting, but then the gays mounted their own campaign and defeated it with their own turnout of over 60%

if we could get 60% conservatives coming out to vote we would have no problems! but be sure they’re coming out in force to elect Romney, if it doesn’t hit 90% I will eat a whole bulb of raw garlic on YouTube...lol


92 posted on 02/26/2012 12:21:18 PM PST by AnTiw1
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To: AnTiw1
will have a 90% turnout for issue

Like I said, even if it's 100% they still don't control the vote so I don't see why Brewer would endorse in lockstep with them based on their high turnout.

93 posted on 02/26/2012 12:30:22 PM PST by what's up
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To: what's up
Isn't there a high percentage of Mormons in Arizona? Maybe that is the reason.

Anyway....with Brewer supporting Romney, no matter what Arapio’s posse comes out with, it likely isn't going anyway. Brewer and Romney will make sure of that.

94 posted on 02/26/2012 12:39:50 PM PST by wintertime (Reforming a government K-12 school is like reforming an abortion center.)
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To: what's up

i don’t know what to tell you, to me numbers are numbers and politicians are politicians

i hope the state doesnt go to Romney either


95 posted on 02/26/2012 12:51:58 PM PST by AnTiw1
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To: wintertime; AnTiw1
There's a much larger percentage of catholics in AZ. Many more catholics will be voting than mormons and Brewer didn't choose either of the other 2 catholic candidates.

If her decision was based only on the number of mormons voting, Brewer wouldn't have endorsed Romney.

96 posted on 02/26/2012 1:01:49 PM PST by what's up
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To: what's up
if you're saying you're going to get a 90% turnout of Catholics who are likewise going to vote in bloc against Romney, then with respect, that's the height of wishful thinking

why are they all going to turn out in Arizona? they've yet to show any such passion or dedication in any other state

if you're so emotionally invested in this, shouldn't you be hitting the streets in AZ and turning out that conservative Catholic vote you're counting, rather than arguing simple math with people on the internet that are actually on your side?

97 posted on 02/26/2012 1:14:22 PM PST by AnTiw1
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To: AnTiw1
if you're saying you're going to get a 90% turnout of Catholics who are likewise going to vote in bloc against Romney

Who said that? Many catholics are Dems, some are lazy and won't vote, and yes some will vote for Romney.

Same for Protestants.

But the Mormon bloc is small in comparison to all these other votes in AZ and I doubt Brewer is in any way beholden to them.

Who says I'm so emotionally invested? I'm just peacefully debating an issue logically with a stranger on a thread.

98 posted on 02/26/2012 1:22:33 PM PST by what's up
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

>> “So much for integrity.” <<

.
Jan is all for Jan.

I’m sure that someone has purchased her at a price too low to refuse.


99 posted on 02/26/2012 1:32:16 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Cicero

No, there is a small contingent of “Jack Mormons” in the state, but most Arizonans have great fun cracking Mormon jokes at every opportunity.


100 posted on 02/26/2012 1:35:22 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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