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As Romney Finishes Visit to Polish Tomb of Unknown Soldier, Press Screams, "What About Your Gaffes?"
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 | Kristinn

Posted on 07/31/2012 6:14:37 AM PDT by kristinn

Reporters accompanying presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney yelled questions at Romney about his so-called mistakes and gaffes on his foreign trip as the candidate left the Polish Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw today.

The barrage prompted one of Romney's press aides, Rick Gorka, to lose his cool at reporters. Of course, those reporters are making the aide's profanity the story and not their own incredible rudeness.

A transcript of the incident via CNN's Jim Acosta in Warsaw:

CNN: "Governor Romney are you concerned about some of the mishaps of your trip?

NYT: "Governor Romney do you have a statement for the Palestinians?

Washington Post: "What about your gaffes?

NYT: "Governor Romney do you feel that your gaffes have overshadowed your foreign trip?"

CNN: "Governor Romney just a few questions sir, you haven't taken but three questions on this trip from the press!

Gorka: "Show some respect"

NYT: "We haven't had another chance to ask a question..."

Gorka: "Kiss my ass. This is a Holy site for the Polish people. Show some respect."

Acosta added: Moments later, Gorka told Jonathan Martin, a reporter for Politico, to "shove it." About a half-hour later, the aide called reporters to apologize.

The news media would be crucified if they treated Barack Obama this way (they never would, of course.) They should be crucified for their infantile, insulting behavior.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; bidengaffes; doublestandard; enemedia; media; obamagaffes; presstitutes; romney; romney2012; romneygaffes; romneyvisit; unknownsoldier; warsaw
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1 posted on 07/31/2012 6:14:50 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

This year’s ‘Major League A—hole’ moment. Love it. Make sure we have the same contempt for the media they have for Republicans.


2 posted on 07/31/2012 6:16:58 AM PDT by ilgipper ( November cannot come soon enough)
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To: kristinn

Why apologize ?


3 posted on 07/31/2012 6:17:10 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: kristinn

yap yap dogs


4 posted on 07/31/2012 6:18:43 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: kristinn

The Palestinians are an envious and hateful people whose objective is to destroy Israel.

That is why they are poor and underdeveloped.


5 posted on 07/31/2012 6:19:57 AM PDT by moonshot925
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Never apologize.
It's a sign of weakness.

I would cite the John Wayne movie, if I could remember it.

6 posted on 07/31/2012 6:21:10 AM PDT by Tupelo (TeaPartier ..... but no longer a Republican)
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To: kristinn

I saw that this morning and was going to post as well... Thanks Kristinn..

Basically they couldn’t manufacture any so-called gaffes in Israel or Poland. So they scream out “What about your gaffes?”

The clip is then spread to the wires and played on all the nets. So the headline is now: Romney in flare up with press over gaffes. Keeps the meme running.


7 posted on 07/31/2012 6:22:46 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: kristinn

Set the meme...
Set the meme...
Set the meme...

That’s ALL the US Press cares about.
And you can bet that the Daily Show, Colbert, and Letterman will be pushing/ reinforcing this meme tonite.


8 posted on 07/31/2012 6:23:01 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
The BBC and the America press is a disrespectful bunch of goons.
9 posted on 07/31/2012 6:23:24 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: kristinn

I’d say, “When you start reporting Obozo’s, THEN we can talk about mine, turdbrains!”.........


10 posted on 07/31/2012 6:26:07 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: kristinn

Apology proves Romney’s a wimp.


11 posted on 07/31/2012 6:27:23 AM PDT by Sloth (If a tax break counts as "spending" then every time I don't rob a bank should be a "deposit.")
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To: Sloth

Read the article (RIF), Romney did not apologize Gorka did.


12 posted on 07/31/2012 6:29:17 AM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: kristinn
About a half-hour later, the aide called reporters to apologize


13 posted on 07/31/2012 6:29:32 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: moonshot925

Amazingly enough Mr “300 Warheads Is Enough”, I am in agreement with you in this instance.

The Palestinians were losers in the past, they are losers today, and they will be losers when future history is written.

‘The Israeli and Palestinian negotiators were at an impasse, and the chief Israeli negotiator said in a moment of frankness “quite honestly, we are unable to trust you, given your history with the Nation of Israel” to which the Palestinian side erupted in indignation “what do you mean?!?”

The Israeli Chief Negotiator said “permit me to cite an example, when Moses was leading our people through the desert for those many years, he happened to find a small oasis of water in which he decided to bathe. He placed his clothes on a nearby bush, and THEN some sneaky Palestinians came up quietly and STOLE his clothing!”

Yassir Arafat himself (who had been observing the proceedings), leaped to his feet shouting “That is a LIE!! There WERE no Palestinians back then!”

The Israeli team began snickering as their chief negotiator said “thank you for conceding that point Mr. Arafat, now as I was saying...”


14 posted on 07/31/2012 6:29:46 AM PDT by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what Helen Thomas is to a high fashion model walkway.)
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To: kristinn

FoxNews

Romney: It’s all about anything but the economy. It is diversion.

[At least, Romney recognizes it. Now, if he can sidestep these kinds of Claymores. The political landscape is littered with them from here to November.]


15 posted on 07/31/2012 6:30:33 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: kristinn

Obama: “The Middle East is a problem that has plagued mankind for centuries. So as I stand here, shoulder to shoulder with some of the men who have died trying to serve their country, I am struck at the number of times corpsemen have approached me as I traveled all 57 states, letting them know the private sector is doing just fine. Of course, the private sector didn’t build that ... someone else made that happen.”

Press: (Crickets)..(Crickets)..(Crickets)..(Crickets)..(Crickets)..

Romney (after numerous hard examples): “It looks like London was a little unprepared for the Olympics.”

Press: “Governor Romney are you concerned about some of the mishaps of your trip? Governor Romney do you have a statement for the British? what about your gaffes? Governor Romney do you feel that your gaffes have overshadowed your foreign trip? Governor Romney just a few questions sir, you haven’t taken but three questions on this trip from the press! We haven’t had another chance to ask a question... Your gaffes, sir, we need to ask about your gaffes!”


16 posted on 07/31/2012 6:31:25 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I hate the Universe, and it hates me.)
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To: Tupelo

If you watch NCIS, Gibbs always tells his team that.


17 posted on 07/31/2012 6:31:43 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: ilgipper
In the mind of the enemedia, 'Kiss my ass' coming from one of Romney's aides is profanity. But 'BFD' coming from ObaMao's vice president is no BFD.

My daddy always told me that if you could find the word in the Bible, then it wasn't profanity. Hell, damn and ass all qualify. BFD does not.

18 posted on 07/31/2012 6:31:43 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: ilgipper
Make sure we have the same contempt for the media they have for Republicans.

oooooooh, we do! And I hope the socialist media goes the way of their revered gray lady the NYT, in the garbage heap of history.

19 posted on 07/31/2012 6:32:46 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: kristinn

Why not just ignore the likes of CNN? Literally. No interviews, no questions, no invites, no press passes, no discussions, no position papers - nothing. Just pretend they don’t exist.

Its not like being friends with them is going to get more favorable treatment anyway.


20 posted on 07/31/2012 6:33:58 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: kristinn
I'd have told them

"You'll have to tell your handlers you tried, but I wouldn't cooperate."

21 posted on 07/31/2012 6:34:40 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: kristinn

The press is frothing at the mouth because Romney is winning this election and Obama is headed for embarrasment.


22 posted on 07/31/2012 6:35:03 AM PDT by what's up
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To: kristinn

Wow...someone on the Romney staff with Cajones...

Who would have thought ?

My apology would include the words jackels and whining crybabies somewhere in it...


23 posted on 07/31/2012 6:35:38 AM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: mkjessup

That is funny...rack that!


24 posted on 07/31/2012 6:36:02 AM PDT by oust the louse (Obamacare has morphed into a tax on staying alive.)
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To: what's up

Bingo!


25 posted on 07/31/2012 6:36:08 AM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: Sloth

Records since birth! You may not like/approve the data, and that’s OK, but at least they are available. A refreshing concept.

Personal Information:

His full Name is: Willard Mitt Romney

He was Born: March 12, 1947 and is 65 years old.

His Father: George W. Romney, former Governor of the State of Michigan

He was raised in Bloomfield Hills , Michigan

He is Married to Ann Romney since 1969; they five children.

Education:
B.A. from Brigham Young University,

J.D. and M.B.A. from Harvard University

Religion:
Mormon - The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints

Working Background:

After high school, he spent 30 months in France as a Mormon missionary.

After going to both Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School simultaneously, he passed the Michigan bar exam, but never worked as an attorney.

In 1984, he co-founded Bain Capital a private equity investment firm, one of the largest such firms in the United States .

In 1994, he ran for Senator of Massachusetts and lost to Ted Kennedy.

He was President and CEO of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.

In 2002, he was elected Governor of the State of Massachusetts where he eliminated a 1.5 billion deficit.

Some Interesting Facts about Romney:

Bain Capital, starting with one small office supply store in Massachusetts, turned it into Staples; now over 2,000 stores employing 90,000 people.

Bain Capital also worked to perform the same kinds of business miracles again and again, with companies like Domino’s, Sealy, Brookstone, Weather Channel, Burger King, Warner Music Group, Dollarama, Home Depot Supply, and many others.

He was an unpaid volunteer campaign worker for his dad’s gubernatorial campaign 1 year.

He was an unpaid intern in his dad’s governor’s office for eight years.

He was an unpaid bishop and state president of his church for ten years.

He was an unpaid President of the Salt Lake Olympic Committee for three years.

He took no salary and was the unpaid Governor of Massachusetts for four years.

He gave his entire inheritance from his father to charity.

Mitt Romney is one of the wealthiest self-made men in our country but has given more back to its citizens in terms of money, service and time than most men.

And in 2011 Mitt Romney gave over $4 million to charity, almost 19% of his income.... Just for comparison purposes, Obama gave 1% and Joe Biden gave $300 or .0013%.

Mitt Romney is Trustworthy:
He will show us his birth certificate
He will show us his high school and college transcripts.
He will show us his social security card.
He will show us his law degree.
He will show us his draft notice.
He will show us his medical records.
He will show us his income tax records.
He will show us he has nothing to hide.

Mitt Romney’s background, experience and trustworthiness show him to be a great leader and an excellent citizen for President of the United States.

You may think that Romney may not be the best representative the Republicans could have selected. At least I know what religion he is, and that he won’t desecrate the flag, bow down to foreign powers, or practice fiscal irresponsibility. I know he has the ability to turn this financial debacle that the current regime has gotten us into. We won’t like all the things necessary to recover from this debt, but someone with Romney’s background can do it. But, on the minus side, He never was a “Community Organizer”, never took drugs or smoked pot, never got drunk, did not associate with communists or terrorists, nor did he attend a church whose pastor called for God to damn the US.

You should know the difference between the men running for America’s top office.

Does Obama/Biden deserve 4 more years?


26 posted on 07/31/2012 6:36:33 AM PDT by sunny48
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To: nhwingut
The press thinks they can push Obama's "you didn't build that " gaffe off the front page with manufactured Romney overseas gaffes.

Good luck with that

27 posted on 07/31/2012 6:38:17 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Perdogg

And Gorka wouldn’t apologize if the campaign would back him up.


28 posted on 07/31/2012 6:39:19 AM PDT by Sloth (If a tax break counts as "spending" then every time I don't rob a bank should be a "deposit.")
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To: sunny48

What?


29 posted on 07/31/2012 6:40:04 AM PDT by Sloth (If a tax break counts as "spending" then every time I don't rob a bank should be a "deposit.")
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To: kristinn

I’m going to hold my nose and vote for Romney but, personally, I’m getting a little tired of this sustained effort by The Press to get me to like him.


30 posted on 07/31/2012 6:40:12 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Vigilanteman
the enemedia, 'Kiss my ass'

Reminds me of the cartoons in the back of the National Lampoon...Fred Kismias.

"So, what's your name?"

"Kismias."

"Oh yeah? Well screw you buddy!"

31 posted on 07/31/2012 6:41:58 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: Tupelo

“Never apologize, mister. It’s a sign of weakness”
—John Wayne in “She Wore A Yellow Ribbon”

Infamously borrowed by TV’s NCIS Leroy Jethro Gibbs as Rule #6: “Never apologize. It’s a sign of weakness.” This rule is used more often than any other rule in the show and widely repeated by fans.


32 posted on 07/31/2012 6:42:11 AM PDT by HotHunt
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To: sunny48

I think you send that to the Romney campaign. They don’t seem to be aware of these facts or are negligent in getting them out.


33 posted on 07/31/2012 6:44:42 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: kristinn
“Which ones... my 57 states... my muslim religion... you didn't make that... which one”.

If only romney would.

LLS

34 posted on 07/31/2012 6:46:08 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: sunny48
Ok, it's no secret that I'm not a fan of Mitt, but that post #26 of yours is damn impressive.

'gave his entire inheritance from his father to charity'

Wow.

Well done FRiend, very well done.
35 posted on 07/31/2012 6:46:18 AM PDT by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what Helen Thomas is to a high fashion model walkway.)
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To: kristinn

did these same SCUM question the messiah about the Polish Death Camps?

that is all I need to say.


36 posted on 07/31/2012 6:47:25 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: kristinn

Obammy could make gaffes left and lefter about 57 states (not including Alaska and Hawaii), reveal his Marxist leanings with “I think it’s better to spread (your) the wealth around”, how his parents came together after the Selma march, etc.

Joe Biden could tell us of a 3 letter word J-O-B-S.

For all of the media’s talk of GW Bush’s and Rick Perry’s “gaffes”, there never was such childish display from the liberal run media during their time as governors of Texas.

It’s a stupid game to play and only plays out on the national level and is strictly a one way affair.


37 posted on 07/31/2012 6:47:42 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: PGR88

The media took Nixon out.

Back when people only got the news the media whores wanted us to read from papers mostly and some radio.

Now we have more ways of spreading the truth and rebutting the
lying pieces of crap they call reporters.

But the left is still close to controlling those outlets also.


38 posted on 07/31/2012 6:47:42 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: Tupelo; EEGator
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

John Wayne as Captain Nathan Brittles. He says the line twice, once to a young lieutenant (Harry Carey Jr. as Lt. Pennell) and to his CO's niece (Joanne Dru as Olivia Dandridge).

39 posted on 07/31/2012 6:49:30 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Texas Eagle
I’m going to hold my nose and vote for Romney but, personally, I’m getting a little tired of this sustained effort by The Press to get me to like him.

What a bizarre thing to say on a thread about the press screaming at Romney in an attempt to generate attention to "gaffes" they decided to invent. I've seen nothing from any of the major "press" that indicates any kind of effort to get anyone to like Romney. The opposite is true as evidenced by the topic of this thread. Are you on another planet?

40 posted on 07/31/2012 6:49:55 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: ilgipper
This year’s ‘Major League A—hole’ moment. Love it. Make sure we have the same contempt for the media they have for Republicans.

I hope Romney picks a VP candidate who can do the same thing with some more visibility and some more volume. (Since the news media ranks somewhere between used car dealers and ambulance chasing lawyers in US public perception, this isn't an awful idea, strategically.)

41 posted on 07/31/2012 6:52:21 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: kristinn
To me, an ordinary Pole, he's quite a good man. Perhaps, many other republicans would be more suitable for POTUS, but then again, Obama in the White House...that sets the bar really low.
42 posted on 07/31/2012 6:53:35 AM PDT by Matt_DZ_PL
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To: kevcol

43 posted on 07/31/2012 6:56:17 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: sunny48

Thank you for the information . . and all Obama/Biden “deserve” is a good swift kick onto Reagan’s “Ash Heap of History”.


44 posted on 07/31/2012 6:56:55 AM PDT by Twinkie (Obama; fundamentally turning America into Sodom & Gomorrah one EO at a time.)
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To: mkjessup

Nice post. Those last four paragraphs were killer...


45 posted on 07/31/2012 6:57:00 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: kristinn
The media wants to talk about gaffes? Let's talk about gaffes, then!

OBAMA INSULTS POLAND BY REFERRING TO POLISH DEATH CAMPS (MAY 2012)

46 posted on 07/31/2012 6:59:54 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. - Prov 22:3)
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To: isthisnickcool
I think what he was saying was that the media's behavior was so bad, that the result would make Romney be more popular among people who did not particularly like him; not that the media was on a campaign to make people like Romney.
47 posted on 07/31/2012 7:01:05 AM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: Vigilanteman
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48 posted on 07/31/2012 7:01:25 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (All Y'all White Peoples is racist!)
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To: kristinn
Maybe Gorka owed an apology to the Polish people for using some rough language at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw, but the jackals from the NYT, CNN and WaPo deserve no such courtesy or respect. The organizations they represent have betrayed their solemn duty as watchdogs of liberty and are nothing more than paid operatives of the Democrat Party and the Obama regime. We must never refer to these people as journalists because it's a title they do not deserve and have not earned.
49 posted on 07/31/2012 7:02:42 AM PDT by Unmarked Package
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To: kristinn

Sure it`s been said already multiple times, but howbout 57 States, Corpses etc etc

Can anybody imagine if Dan Quale had said 57 States? Or even worse if Our Sarah had said 57 States???


50 posted on 07/31/2012 7:04:30 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST)
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