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Klein: White House Woos Hillary
nationalreview.com ^ | August. 16, 2012 | Robert Costa

Posted on 08/16/2012 6:17:25 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

As the Biden-Clinton chatter swirls, best-selling author Edward Klein says the White House has “put out feelers” to the Clinton camp about the veep spot.

Here’s the transcript from CNBC’s The Kudlow Report:

KLEIN: Larry, just before we went on the air tonight, I checked with my sources in the Clinton camp and I took notes because I want to be careful. And here is what they told me: Up until just a couple of weeks ago, the White House was putting out feelers to see if Hillary would accept the vice-presidential nod and replace Joe Biden. Bill Clinton was, I’m told, urging his wife to accept the number-two slot. He saw this as a great launching pad for her for running in 2016. But, then, Hillary had lunch in the White House a couple of weeks ago with Valerie Jarrett, Michelle’s best friend, senior adviser to both the first lady and the president. And she told Valerie Jarrett that she would not accept the vice-president spot. The lunch was ostensibly about other matters, but it came up. The vice-presidential thing came up. Hillary felt burned out after four years as secretary of state. But I’m told there were more important reasons for her not accepting.

KUDLOW: Such as?

KLEIN: Number one, she felt that if she were on the ticket with Obama and he lost, she would be tarred as a loser when she tried to run in 2016. On the other hand, if she was on the ticket and he won, and he continued his far, left-wing socialistic policies, she would have to defend those policies when she ran in 2016.

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1 posted on 08/16/2012 6:17:30 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hillary would win over a lot of voters who have turned away from Obama, but fondly remember “Clinton’s economy” and “the peace and prosperity of the Clinton years”. Responding with “Lewinski” and “is” won’t help us. We need to be ready with answers.


2 posted on 08/16/2012 6:22:40 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Ho, ho, hey, hey, I'm BUYcotting Chick-Fil-A)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Hillary does not want to be attached to this loser, so she leaks the idea to Palin, who then publicly suggests it. Ta-da, the idea is DEAD, because it would be unthinkable for Obama to do something suggested by Palin.

Girl power right there...

3 posted on 08/16/2012 6:25:47 PM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: Paradox

i live two miles from her and here near Chappaqua the word is she’s done in January....


4 posted on 08/16/2012 6:27:38 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty
She's right and smart to turn it down. She would spend 4 years in the shadows of Obama and have to defend whatever he does and the miserable economy he is riding.

you know B&C have their own internal polls and know what the score is, this should be a sign that Obi & Joe are in deep trouble.

5 posted on 08/16/2012 6:27:59 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She won’t go through with it. Would you?


6 posted on 08/16/2012 6:32:20 PM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If rats desert a sinking ship, why would they board one?


7 posted on 08/16/2012 6:35:26 PM PDT by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

Yeah. Hillary’s shot is in 2016.

She needs to gauge where the economy is going to be. If she thinks it will make a tremendous recovery, she needs to be Obama’s Veep if she wants to be President in ‘16.

If she thinks it will continue to tank, then she is better off sitting on the sidelines and running against Romney (or the legacy of Obama) next time around.

Since it is far more likely to continue to flounder than it is to recover, she would be a fool, or would have to receive an unbelievably huge payoff in order to step in and save Obambi’s sorry rear end.


8 posted on 08/16/2012 6:35:47 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: therightliveswithus

Maybe that’s why they put hubs daughter on NBC news tonight talking about elephants. No way chelsea is from bill/hill.


9 posted on 08/16/2012 6:36:32 PM PDT by 9422WMR (Life is not fair, just deal with it.)
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To: 9422WMR
No way chelsea is from bill/hill.

Wouldn't that be something if someone could get a cigarette butt or something from Chelsea and do a DNA match to Bill. I would love to see the results of that . . . and do it on MAURY on a special show.

Bill Clinton's step-daughter's lips are thick enough to leave a trace somewhere on something.

10 posted on 08/16/2012 6:41:09 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The first African-American president stole the presidency from Hillary who would have been the first woman president.

He did so through a conspiracy of the Teddy Kennedy-Bob Shrum controlled Democrat Party elite and the media elites.

The party elite changed the rules of the nominating process after the process had already started by denying her delegates that she rightfully won.

The media elites allowed the boy with the Breck girl hair to stay in the race although they most likely knew there was serious scandal in the Edwards camp.

If a Republican had done what Edwards had done you can be sure that he would have been immediately outed and forced out of the race.

If more Edwards delegates would have went to Hillary early on the dynamics of the race would have changed completely and most likely favored the Hildebeast.

The Clintons are not going to do Barry and the Democrat elite any favors particulaly when an Obama loss helps Hillary’s chances in 2016 more than a Hillary vice presidency in four more years of a Barry train wreck.


11 posted on 08/16/2012 6:43:31 PM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama ditching "clueless" Joe would be prima facie evidence that they are in desperation mode.
12 posted on 08/16/2012 6:43:42 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"she would be tarred as a loser"

H! is already a loser - staying with Willy, knocking off Vince Foster, setting up the Muslim B'hood in the ME, H! care, making a buck (fifty) in the cattle futures market, talkin' 'bout Joo ba$tards, etc.

13 posted on 08/16/2012 6:44:00 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If Obama/Clinton wins, Clinton has 0% chance in 2016.

She’ll never take it.


14 posted on 08/16/2012 6:46:14 PM PDT by jb729
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"She said you'll get your answer answer later on tonight.
Ditch the Secret Service and meet her at Fort Marcy Park at midnight."


15 posted on 08/16/2012 6:48:11 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Don’t forget, hillary would have to debate Ryan...and she ain’t too smart herself...


16 posted on 08/16/2012 6:51:25 PM PDT by BerniesFriend (Sarah Palin-"Lord knows she's attractive" says bitter Andrea Mitchell and the rest of the MSM)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

hillary couldn’t command a toy boat in a bathtub.

she is no Margaret Thatcher. four more years in 2016? she is no Ronald Reagan either. she already looks washed up and the negatives are too high. what, try for a bill clinton 3rd term?

nah, the clintoons are thru, there will not be a hillary run, and she would be stupid to become a vp pick.

she will probably live the rest of her life with her girlfriend, and bill will do what he knows best.

blessings, bobo


17 posted on 08/16/2012 6:55:37 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: Free ThinkerNY
With Hillary on board, Obama wins, period. This proves what we have known since 1992, the most important thing to the Clinton's is the Clinton's.

Scum loving SOB's the both of them.

18 posted on 08/16/2012 7:02:29 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Romney was right about the Olympics, but neither the Brits or the Dems will admit it.)
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To: Michael.SF.

That’s BS. Hillary adds nothing to the ticket. She’s yesterday’s news. Like Jack Kemp. Everyone thought Kemp was Dole’s salvation. He was yesterday’s news. The American electorate loves novelty. She’s anything but novelty. She adds no more to the Dem ticket than Jeb Bush to the GOP.


19 posted on 08/16/2012 7:17:39 PM PDT by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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To: Iron Munro

We have a winner!! Exactly!

Bill Clinton is out there telling Repubs that they’ve got until November to save the USA. The only way Hillary is going to take the VP slot is if they’ve already got the mushrooms ordered for the inaugural supper.

Obama knows it. The Sept 2008 threats to kill Chelsea isn’t something the Clintons will easily forget.


20 posted on 08/16/2012 7:20:27 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What is incredible to me is that the future of myself, my kids, and my country is in the hands of these Marxist, Democrat Party klutzes. What an embarrassment they are to the nation. All of them come across clownish knaves to the rest of the world. What an awful situation America finds itself in.


21 posted on 08/16/2012 7:25:10 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: Michael.SF.

Unless Hillary is totally socialist{can’t say she is not}, she will not be on the ticket. Bill and Hill can pick up the pieces for the Centrist Dems {if there is such a thing} after this Fall’s destruction to the Dem Party.


22 posted on 08/16/2012 7:25:56 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

I think we all need to remind ourselves of a couple things...Firstly Obama and Hillary both support the same evils. They are both anti Christian, pro abortion/infanticide, actually celebrate abortion at every level.

They both support the removal of God`s Word from classroom /public square etc.

As for the Clinton “glory years” economy peace time, just the luck of the draw/cycle, nothing more.

Any policy that actually helped , if there were any, were things that Republicans pushed and Clinton kicking and screaming co opted.

JMHO


23 posted on 08/16/2012 7:32:06 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Some of you actually think Hilary is more moderate than Obama. More clever, maybe, but she is every bit the leftist. Take a look at the Clintons’ positions on issues.

Think Hilary is anything but a lib on Obamacare, illegal immigration, abortion, judges, gay marriage? Give me a break.


24 posted on 08/16/2012 7:32:51 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Hillary is a dumb as she looks. Palin was on the losing ticket in 2008. The presidency in 2012, was Palin's for the taking, she declined.
25 posted on 08/16/2012 7:33:01 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama has WRECKED the Democrat Party.
The Soros-financed Radical Socialists have pushed out anyone who even THINKS about being a moderate.

If they get the EPIC defeat I expect in November, they will have no one to run in 2016, (Save an Actor or TV News personality), but a 70 yr old Hillary, Barbara Boxer,or Nancy Pelosi.

ALL are getting long in the teeth.


26 posted on 08/16/2012 7:37:03 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
No win situation for Madame Cankles. Can't get on the ticket, can't run against Mittens in 2016.

Honestly, the old broad is probably hoping Webbette gives her some grandkids...

27 posted on 08/16/2012 7:38:06 PM PDT by StAnDeliver ("So, a Mormon and a Catholic walk onto an aircraft carrier...")
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To: bobo1

The only scenario I see where running is a negative to Hilary is if Obama wins. Putting aside that he’s an idiot leftist, it wouldn’t be easy to extend democrat rule out to 12 years. People would have liberal fatigue, unless they change the electorate drastically.

But if Obama loses she will have fought the good fight for the party.

Then again if Obama loses you could see Romney reelected in 2016. Life is complicated.

I think they are still working on her to accept. I’m sure Biden is part of the effort.


28 posted on 08/16/2012 7:39:10 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Michael.SF.

The Clintons have met their match in ambition, with the Obamas. They will do what is necessary to advance their ambition, but surely Hillary doesn’t want to wear Obama around her neck into 2016 if she really is interested in running for president, but rather must be hopeful he loses to Romney so that the country will have a break and be ready for her in ‘16.

Haggard as she looks, she may be humanized by now and truly less interested, but likely to revive after a four year vacation, beginning in January.


29 posted on 08/16/2012 7:39:13 PM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I just can’t imaging a power-hungry shrew like Hillary transferring from SecState to VP and having to chafe in Obama’s shadow for four more years.


30 posted on 08/16/2012 7:40:16 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

For what it’s worth, last Saturday (8/11/2012) in San Francisco I saw a twentysomething guy wearing a bright red “Hillary” T-shirt. He had a lot of luggage with him and apparently was a tourist or some other out-of-towner.


31 posted on 08/16/2012 7:45:08 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Has anyone suggesting Hillary! as the Dem VP nominee this cycle (let alone the POTUS nominee in 2016) actually taken a look at recent pictures of her?

The best plastic surgeon in the world, with an unlimited budget and working in conjunction with the best hair dresser, makeup artist and dietician/nutricionist, couldn’t handle the task of getting her into presentable shape. Certainly not in time to claim the VP nom, and certainly not after another 3-4 years of mileage on her (for a 2016 run).


32 posted on 08/16/2012 7:48:35 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: justa-hairyape
Only one person in American history has been the Vice Presidential nominee on a losing ticket and later won the Presidency in his own right--Franklin D. Roosevelt (who was the VP nominee in 1920).

If Hillary accepted the slot and the ticket won, and if Obama did not meet a mysterious demise before Jan. 20, 2017, her chances of winning a term in her own right in 2016 would not be good...after four more years of Obamugabe the economy will be in worse shape than it is now. It's rare for a party to hold on to the White House in three successive elections. That George H. W. Bush won in 1988 was partly because of Reagan's enduring popularity and his successful economic policies, and partly because of the ineptitude of the Democratic nominee.

33 posted on 08/16/2012 7:49:42 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All

Klein wrote a book about Hillary.

He called her “... the most deceitful person I have ever met”.

Klein was the chief congressional counsel for the Nixon impeachment - and Hillary was on his committee. She stabbed Klein in the back several times and went over his head at other times, to get at Nixon through impeachment.

What’s interesting too .. Hillary wanted to deny Nixon legal counsel, but she demanded it for her husband when he was under impeachment.

I think Hillary will rue the day she ever runs for another office.


34 posted on 08/16/2012 7:50:31 PM PDT by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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To: Paradox

which is another way of saying; Obama doesn’t have a chance, and the dumping of O’Biden would make it painfully obvious that he know’s his goose is cooked; would be an admission to Hillary that she is his only hope... and bending that low is not in his genes. Besides, I rather think Hillary would decline just to watch him twist in the wind.


35 posted on 08/16/2012 7:52:03 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: Williams

Hillary might be calculating that Romney is a 1-term president should he win. The economy being that screwed up. Should Obama win, the economy will probably drop off the cliff and she’ll be tarred with it. Better to go for it in 2016 when she can ride in as the savior. The Clinton’s like playing the savior.


36 posted on 08/16/2012 7:57:13 PM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hopefully Romney will beat Obozo and the Old Witch will be too damn old to run in 2016 or 2020.

But this shows the Obozo camp is nervous about “Uncle” Joe.


37 posted on 08/16/2012 7:57:39 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There is nothing in it for Hillary. She loses big as his vp.

Let’s pretend that she did take it. I don’t think it would mean a for sure win for Obama. At the end of the day he still has to answer for Obamacare, unemployment, debt, etc. She doesn’t fix that or pretty that up in any way. What it does do is to draw attention to her 4 year record in foreign affairs which is pretty bad as well. I think it opens a whole other can of worms.


38 posted on 08/16/2012 7:59:36 PM PDT by proudtexasmama
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To: 9422WMR

You’re right about Hubbell being daddy.

I think her looks have improved with age. The moment I saw her, the word “pretty” came to mind, and I had to stare for a few seconds to be sure it was really her.


39 posted on 08/16/2012 8:00:58 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wonder what reports like this do to Biden’s morale. Maybe that’s why he’s been screwing up so much lately. He knows he isn’t really wanted any longer.


40 posted on 08/16/2012 8:06:26 PM PDT by randita (Paul Ryan is "Mr. Smith goes to Washington.")
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To: 9422WMR

Are you kidding me? Chelsea has the worst of both, the best of neither and is a 100% cross between. She is definitely a spawn of Bill/Hill.


41 posted on 08/16/2012 8:12:00 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (Ryan/West 2016)
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To: Biblebelter

The first African-American president”.

“Don’t you mean the first half white, half black, anti American Kenyan president?


42 posted on 08/16/2012 8:17:39 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (Ryan/West 2016)
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To: Tucker39
I think her looks have improved with age.

Um... more like the miracles of modern surgery.

43 posted on 08/16/2012 8:18:10 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: Biblebelter
The first African-American president stole the presidency from Hillary who would have been the first woman president with a strap-on.

Fixed it.

44 posted on 08/16/2012 8:24:04 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: Tallguy; All

If Obama wins ...... there won’t be anything to SAVE!!

Just think about it .. Obama’s making left-hand deals with the Russians .. who, by the way, have been sitting off the gulf coast of America for several weeks now .... and who’s to say that kind of deal won’t lead the Russians to assume they can take down America.

Oh yeah, the Russians have also been seen in the waters near Alaska.


45 posted on 08/16/2012 8:31:43 PM PDT by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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To: huckfillary
Hillary adds nothing to the ticket.

Yeah, you are probably right, no liberal feminist will get excited about having the first female VP in history. Yeah, nothing there at all.

46 posted on 08/16/2012 8:34:29 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Romney was right about the Olympics, but neither the Brits or the Dems will admit it.)
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To: Mountain Mary

You are relatively new around this forum which was founded on exposing the Clinton crime family and known as the Whitewater Forum.

It was established long ago that when Billy boy forcibly had sex with a woman which the law acknowleges as rape, he would tell the woman, “Put some ice on that and don’t worry about getting pregnant, I’m sterile.”

There were a lot of women who came forward claiming Clinton sexually assaulted them but only one woman came forward claiming that Clinton had fathered a child by her which was some very dubious story involving a kid by the name of Danny Williams and no woman claimed that they had had to abort a child fathered by Clinton.

Clinton was a rapist and a liar who rarely told the truth but he most likely was telling the truth when he claimed that he was sterile.

Hillary did the crime at Lincoln Savings and Loan and Webster Hubbell did the time.

It was most likely because Webster manned up because he would rather do the time than to see the mother of his child do the time.


47 posted on 08/16/2012 8:35:56 PM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: Verginius Rufus
My point was addressing the claim that Hillary declined the VP slot, because she thought if Obama lost the race, she would be finished politically. That is flat out wrong. Palin had pumped up McCain to a lead in the polls. Then McCain suspended his campaign. They lost. Not because of Palin. Because of McCain suspending his campaign to do something Americans did not want done.

Palin is not finished and she is helping quite a few rebellious US Senators and Representatives win races against McCain elitist in the primaries. And this presidency was Palin's for the taking. Heck, anyone they run against Obama could win right now. Look at how good that RINO Romney is even doing.

48 posted on 08/16/2012 8:38:29 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Gosh all I can say is she is extremely smart...if that is her reasoning those are some legitimate points and I would not want to be on the ticket either! After all if Obama does win and his 4 years are over no one would vote for Biden...smart gal!


49 posted on 08/16/2012 8:45:17 PM PDT by LADYAK
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Gosh all I can say is she is extremely smart...if that is her reasoning those are some legitimate points and I would not want to be on the ticket either! After all if Obama does win and his 4 years are over no one would vote for Biden...smart gal!


50 posted on 08/16/2012 8:45:17 PM PDT by LADYAK
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