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Jeb Bush Says Mitt Romney Should Pick Marco Rubio
ABC News ^ | June 8, 2012 | Shushannah Walshe

Posted on 06/11/2012 3:55:26 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa

Jeb Bush gave an impassioned endorsement of fellow Floridian Marco Rubio, advising Mitt Romney to pick him as his running mate and describing him as “the most articulate conservative elected official on the scene today,” and even spoke of the “great pride” he has for the U.S. senator from his home state.

“Marco Rubio is my favorite [choice], because we have a close relationship,” the former Florida governor told Charlie Rose in an interview that aired on his PBS show Thursday evening. “I admire him greatly … He speaks with great passion about American exceptionalism. I think he would lift the spirits of the campaign and provide some energy. Governor Romney is running a very good campaign right now and closed the gap and leading in some polls, but I think this would be an added bonus.”

In the wide ranging hour long interview that aired in parts Thursday morning on CBS’ “This Morning” and then in its entirety Thursday evening on PBS, Bush said Rubio has had enough preparation to be “one heartbeat away from the presidency” despite being a first term senator.

“Look he has more experience than Barack Obama had when he ran,” Bush said. “And the practical experience — he’s certainly got the intelligent acumen and fortitude to be a good president and I have a special place in my heart for him. It’s hard to describe the pride I have for his incredible success and how he has moved in to the job of being a U.S. senator with humility, not trying to be an arrogant guy, to learn the trade if you will. And people in Washington really admire him.”

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 12thamendment; birther; bush; cfr; coverforobama; fl; florida; globalist; ineligible; iranwarprusher; jeb; jebbush; moonbatbirther; no; norubio; notnbc; notqualified; novp; nwo; rubio
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The "Rubio is not qualified because he is not a Natural Born Citizen" folks, here on FR, need to get that word to Jeb Bush because apparently, he doesn't know it. Come to think of it, Marco Rubio must not know it either or he would remove his name from consideration. Come on anti-Rubio FReepers; do your job. Let Jeb and Marco know that Marco isn't qualified. (Is this where I insert the "sarcasm" emblem? [/sarc] )
1 posted on 06/11/2012 3:55:37 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Shut. Up. RINO. Go Away.


2 posted on 06/11/2012 4:01:03 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: pistolpackinpapa
Jeb was a really good Governor for Florida, he really was. But he needs to keep his nose out of it. Rubio has a very bright future in Conservative politics if he stays the course and doesn't start to pander to the beleif that we should ‘compromise’ with liberals.

I hope that he isn't inclined to accept if Romney offers. He has his own path to greatness.

3 posted on 06/11/2012 4:03:21 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

actually Rubio is not as bad as Mittens....

and it is a smart political move....a florida born, Cuban Hispanic...he could give the party a strong Hispanic vote this november....

let it be known I am NOT hispanic(though my 2 nieces and a nephew are 1/2 hispanic) dispite my name....Vaquero is what I shoot...Cowboy(the translation) is what I aspire to at the range.


4 posted on 06/11/2012 4:13:49 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Two wrongs do n ot make a right. Not eligible. Next.

Stay out da Bushes.Two was enough. More than enough.


5 posted on 06/11/2012 4:17:41 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

As much as I like Rubio, because his parents were not citizens until after he was born, he has the same disqualification as Obama does to be president. Neither satisfy the “natural born” clause.


6 posted on 06/11/2012 4:18:15 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Jeb was a good governor but now acts primarily as a weather vane.
Seriously, if Jeb picks Rubio, you pretty much know the direction NOT to go.


7 posted on 06/11/2012 4:20:16 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: exit82

Stay out da Bushes.
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OH MY GOD!!! I cannot believe that a FReeper is quoting Jesse Jackson to validate his point.


8 posted on 06/11/2012 4:21:50 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: exit82
Two wrongs do n ot make a right. Not eligible. Next. Stay out da Bushes.Two was enough. More than enough.
Agreed, and agreed.

I really wish Rubio would man up and put a stop to all this speculation with a simple statement, "I am not eligible, period."

And I wish every Bush would STFU.

9 posted on 06/11/2012 4:23:24 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Why not? Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then.

Jesse was right when he said it, and it still holds true.

Terry Schiavo agrees.


10 posted on 06/11/2012 4:24:10 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: theBuckwheat

obama created precedent for future president. All you need is to be born in the US. If they disqualify Rubio, then they automatically disqualify every law obama passed. I highly doubt that will happen, so rubio is safe to run


11 posted on 06/11/2012 4:31:06 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: pistolpackinpapa
The entire Bush family needs to just go away and shut their mouths. Their first two pathetic presidencies led to the Clinton's and now the Marxist foreigner.

The Bushes need to go away and not return.

12 posted on 06/11/2012 4:31:29 AM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: pistolpackinpapa

the Rubio camp DOES know he isn’t eligible as i spent 15 minutes on the phone talking with a staffer explaining, in excruciatingly plain language, that anyone having one or more foreign citizen parents at birth is a citizen... but CANNOT be a natural born citizen as they can also be a citizen of another country

the term, natural born citizen, means someone is a citizen NATURALLY ... as there are no alternatives.

this is a very simple concept ... that has been in use since long before the founders used it in the Constitution

additionally, the Rubio camp could reject any such offer... and follow it up with a ‘teachable’ moment to explain on a national stage the simplistic reason why he cannot accept any such honor

in so doing, he would show that upholding the Constitution (ie: the foundation of all law in the US) is the utmost priority in a nation of laws


13 posted on 06/11/2012 4:33:56 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

I really don’t care what Jeb Bush has to say.

We have had enough Bush’s.

Especially enough Barbara Bush.


14 posted on 06/11/2012 4:34:07 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: OldMissileer
The entire Bush family needs to just go away and shut their mouths

They still haven't learned --making nice nice with Clinton and Obama and the democrats
15 posted on 06/11/2012 4:44:09 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Besides the birth issue, Rubio is a moron and can’t take care of his own finances, much less the countries. Hell, his home was foreclosed on and has a negative net worth. His credit is worse than mine..


16 posted on 06/11/2012 4:44:56 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: exit82

Rubio is planning to grant himself amnesty. That’s how he rolls.


17 posted on 06/11/2012 4:45:33 AM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Who to pick ???

Obama whose father was born in another country and not a naturalized American citizen when he was born...

Or Romney whose father was born in another country and not a naturalized American citizen when he was born...

and Rubio whose father was born in another country and not a naturalized American citizen when he was born...

Does TWO non-citizen fathers hold more weight ???

Is that closer to an NBC ???


18 posted on 06/11/2012 4:47:18 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: samtheman; exit82; carriage_hill

My, my. Aren’t we cranky bright and early this morning. Did you guys wake up on the wrong side of the bed this morning or did you just not get any last night? Get rid of the tension.


19 posted on 06/11/2012 4:58:05 AM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: 4rcane
I agree he is ineligible, but this is why i would want him on the ticket. To point out that Obama is also ineligible.
20 posted on 06/11/2012 4:59:18 AM PDT by st.eqed
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To: Tennessee Nana; All
Boy thank you for proving the birthers like you are stupid:

1. Obama's mother was a American Citizen and he was born in Hawaii.

2. Mitt's parents was both American Citizens..

Now for the kill for the idiot birthers...
3. Marco Rubio was born in this country and did't go through a naturalization ceremony.. The Constitution says nothing about the parents when it comes to people like Marco Rubio...

21 posted on 06/11/2012 5:00:59 AM PDT by KevinDavis (In order for the human race to survive, Space is the final frontier.)
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To: no dems; All

Both...


22 posted on 06/11/2012 5:02:20 AM PDT by KevinDavis (In order for the human race to survive, Space is the final frontier.)
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To: OldMissileer
Actually people who voted THIRD PARTY for Ross Perot led to the Clintons. Now, we're stuck with them forever.
23 posted on 06/11/2012 5:06:07 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: goseminoles

Do you have a source to substantiate your claims and accusations? Not being ugly. I’d sincerely like to see it if you have it.


24 posted on 06/11/2012 5:08:50 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Birthers chasing their collective tails again...


25 posted on 06/11/2012 5:19:48 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: pistolpackinpapa
Maybe Rubio should spend a little more time in the Senate -- aka be a little more seasoned before becoming one heartbeat away from the Presidency.

For me, the natural born citizen is the least concern--although he, like any candidate, should be fully vetted. The question of natural born citizen should be a valid concern, otherwise we'll start getting RINOs tossing up trial balloons for the likes of Ahnohld.

26 posted on 06/11/2012 5:21:42 AM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: Eric in the Ozarks; All

They (Birthers) have become an embarrassment haven’t they Eric? Rubio, Jindal and Romney were all born on U.S. soil. They need to spend their energy and efforts helping Sheriff Joe and Donald Trump go after the Kenyan Marxist in the White House. Bring him down, then any other “ineligibles” will fall like a house of cards; that simple.


27 posted on 06/11/2012 5:24:10 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

There are many sources. I just grabbed one. Im not awake yet...
http://m.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2012/04/marco-rubio-busted-taking-improper-donations/51689/


28 posted on 06/11/2012 5:24:40 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: pistolpackinpapa

I recall hearing Rubio for the first time in one of the FL debates against Christie. He was impressive.

However ....

#1 he is a Senator. Senators do no make good executives. Especially when ... [see #2]

#2 he has too little political or executive experience.

We already have two novices without executive experience in the WH. Neither the presidency nor the vice presidency should be OJT positions.

Get experience. Then run for office. Not the other way around.


29 posted on 06/11/2012 5:27:11 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: no dems

Every time there’s a Rubio thread, the “natural born citizen” clown car shows up within minutes and they all spill out. It’s a fact of life here.


30 posted on 06/11/2012 5:27:24 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (Ut veniant omnes)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Perhaps more credible and easier on the eyes..

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/national/marco-rubios-lavish-rise-to-the-top/1079473


31 posted on 06/11/2012 5:30:18 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: pistolpackinpapa
Actually people who voted THIRD PARTY for Ross Perot led to the Clintons.

1992 was HWBush's to lose. He did.

He even admitted in an interview soon after the election that he thought he would win because he was the incumbent, so he didn't see the need to campaign very much against that upstart from Arkansas.

Sorry, but the fault was more HWB than Perot.

And HWB's famous 'read my lips' lie. That helped do him in.
32 posted on 06/11/2012 5:34:38 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: 4rcane

Irregardless, so you say we now adopt illegal stances as part of the conservative move to retake our country? Hogwash! Fall into their trap and we will be forever stained with what the Democrats have become.

Take the high road. Rubio is smart to downplay his perceived acceptance by not putting a definitive end to it. He knows he is far more important as a member of the Senate for his state than he would be if he were to actually entertain the VP idea. By keeping it in play he raises his stature in the Party as well as his future power to drive legislation that a friendly White House would be inclined to support.

Besides, we finally have a good Senator from this state, why open the door for the chance of another RINO weaseling its way in. I say get rid of beady-eyes Nelson and build a conservative base in Florida with Rubio as the model. Some complain about perceived co-opting in some policy statements, but they cannot disagree he is far better than Le Mieux (sp) or the inspiring /sarc McCollum.


33 posted on 06/11/2012 5:36:00 AM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: submarinerswife

“Jeb was a really good Governor for Florida, he really was.”

Terri Schiavo.


34 posted on 06/11/2012 5:37:22 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

They need to check for a boogieman under their bed.


35 posted on 06/11/2012 5:37:42 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: exit82

“Stay out da Bushes.Two was enough.”

There have been 3 Presidents in that family tree. Barbara Bush is the grandaughter of a US President.


36 posted on 06/11/2012 5:37:59 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: samtheman
I really wish Rubio would man up and put a stop to all this speculation with a simple statement, "I am not eligible, period."

IF Rubio was the Statesman many here wish him to be, this is the first thing he would say to each and every VP question.

Instead, he teases like a teenager who enjoys the attention.

Typical rino. All talk, no integrity.

37 posted on 06/11/2012 5:38:42 AM PDT by GBA (To understand what is happening to America and why, read The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn)
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To: KevinDavis

“1. Obama’s mother was a American Citizen and he was born in Hawaii.”

Bravo Sierra to that hackneyed argument.


38 posted on 06/11/2012 5:39:15 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

There are three good reasons Bush lost the base in ‘92, which is why Bush lost that election.

1. The base knew instinctively stopping short and leaving Saddam in power was a huge mistake that would lead to another war.
2. “Read My Lips...NO NEW TAXES!
3. Caving in to the LA rioters and re-prosecuting after a jury found the LEOs not guilty - then Ruby Ridge.

But these errors cannot be acknowledged, so the myth of Ross Perot causing Bush that election is always maintained.

Here is the 1992 election analysis of the numbers as they pertain to the charge that the Clintons are Perot’s fault:

http://www.leinsdorf.com/perot.htm


39 posted on 06/11/2012 5:41:08 AM PDT by ngat
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To: Forty-Niner

Barbara is Jenna’s sister. She has no say. What’s your point??


40 posted on 06/11/2012 5:42:47 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: 4rcane

“I highly doubt that will happen, so rubio is safe to run.”

That’s not the question or answer.

Article II of the Constitution was written to protect the US from those that may not have the best interests of the US at heart. Rubio is safe????? The Founders would wonder if the Republic was safe.


41 posted on 06/11/2012 5:43:49 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: pistolpackinpapa
I like Rubio, but he is a bit of a soft shoe, we need a warrior in this battle, we need a “Spartacus”, Allen West is Spartacus!
42 posted on 06/11/2012 5:47:27 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: pistolpackinpapa
Now we know he shouldn't.

Glad that's settled.

43 posted on 06/11/2012 5:47:39 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Did you sign up on FR specifically to pitch Marco Rubio?


44 posted on 06/11/2012 5:50:59 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

Just curious when is SOCTUS going to rule on whether Obama, or Romney meets the requirements granted in the Constitution?

Everyone here claims this is a slam dunk. Well? Is it? You would think after 3 years this would have gotten on the docket, especially when the most important election in our nations history is taking place in 5 months.


45 posted on 06/11/2012 5:59:51 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: skeeter

Did you sign up on FR specifically to pitch Marco Rubio?
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Why, hell yeah!!! Who, or what, are you pitching on here besides a lot of bulls**t?


46 posted on 06/11/2012 6:00:10 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: Tennessee Nana

“Or Romney whose father was born in another country and not a naturalized American citizen when he was born...”

This is the kind of dribble that gives the “birthers,” I prefer to call us Constitutionalists, a bad name. Romney’s father was born in Mexico to American citizen parents. That makes Mitt’s father a citizen at birth, not a Natural Born Citizen, but someone that does not need to be naturalized to be a citizen..... a born citizen.

Mitt qualifies as an NBC because he was born in the US to citizen parents. There is no need for Mitt’s parents to be NBCs for Mitt to be an NBC. Your post in this area is pure uninformed nonsense.

Note: I have not supported Romney for President. I will vote, but my vote will be against Obama, rather than for Romney. ( I understand that it will be counted the same as if I had voted for Romney...leave me to my illuslsions) My word of advice??? Get as many solid Conservatives as possible elected to the Congress to hold Romney’s feet to the fire. I do not trust the man to lead the US in any sort of a conservative manner, much less Conservative manner.


47 posted on 06/11/2012 6:03:49 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: pistolpackinpapa
Why, hell yeah!!! Who, or what, are you pitching on here besides a lot of bulls**t?

A little froggy for someone who's been here a little over a month.

Try to tone down the vulgarity, ok junior?

48 posted on 06/11/2012 6:05:52 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: no dems; exit82; carriage_hill
My, my. Aren’t we cranky bright and early this morning. Did you guys wake up on the wrong side of the bed this morning or did you just not get any last night? Get rid of the tension.
Question for you:

Is Rubio eligible to be President of the United States?

49 posted on 06/11/2012 6:08:27 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Realistically, I don't think the issue will ever be resolved. As we found out during the Clinton administration a democrat can indeed be found with a dead girl or a live boy in their bed and still skate.

The establishment has too much at stake to suddenly find their conscience now.

50 posted on 06/11/2012 6:09:34 AM PDT by skeeter
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