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Why Chris Christie should stand up to Sarah Palin
The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | August 13, 2013 | Chris Cillizza

Posted on 08/14/2013 2:06:37 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Over the weekend, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is “for big government and trying to go along to get along.” She added that Christie has “got a schtick going there where he’s got a YouTube videographer following him around, kind of these set-up situations sometimes so he can be seen as perhaps a little bit avant-garde and going rogue on things.”

Christie said nothing in return. He should. Here’s why.

Taking on Palin is good politics for Christie or Jeb Bush or anyone else who is planning to run as a quasi-establishment candidate for president in 2016. (No one will run a public-facing “establishment” candidacy but there are clearly people, like Christie or Bush, who would run with the blessing of many of the people who comprise the GOP establishment).

Palin is widely viewed by much of the party — with the exception of her core followers (and she does retain a real following) — as someone who is advocating a direction for the Republican party that could lead to its electoral demise in 2016 and perhaps beyond.

There is a sentiment — largely expressed privately, still, at the moment — that someone needs to stand up to that wing of the party and say “enough is enough.” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who faces a conservative primary challenger back home in Kentucky, won’t do it. House Speaker John Boehner, who hopes to unite his conference on debt and spending matters this fall, can’t/won’t do it.

But Christie could — and should. He is cruising to re-election in a blue state. He already has a reputation as a guy who speaks truth to Republican power.....

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska; US: Kentucky; US: New Jersey; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: alaska; bush; chrischristie; johnboehner; kentucky; krispykreme; mitchmcconnell; newjersey; ohio; palin; randsconcerntrolls; sarahpalin
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Yes, please tell us all off, that'll help you garner the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. Good advice, Chris Cillizza, who is, without a doubt, a life-long, dyed-in-the-wool registered Democrat. Hahahahaha! While you're at it, Governor, why not ask Hillary why she's not in the kitchen fixin' you a Dagwood sandwich and ask Susana Martinez when them tamales is gonna be ready to eat?
1 posted on 08/14/2013 2:06:37 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cilliza is just another no-nothing, do-nothing yuppy Conn. punk who hasn’t ever had a real job that didn’t require him to transcribe what knocks around in his pea-sized brain.

I’ve got a son a year older than him, so his political wisdom for the Republican Party (speaking from the good-intentioned other side) is about as worthless as Obama is a good President. He has no experience except watching political campaigns. There is some historical value in that, but not if you can’t reason out what the real impacts are from the people who actually decided those contests - the voters. He sees, he says, he writes - all from his own privileged little media world that doesn’t include real people, real places and real thought beyond his own inbred little world.


2 posted on 08/14/2013 2:31:38 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Christie or Jeb or whoever it turns out to be doesn’t have Sarah’s endorsement, the gop will get around 40% of the vote. Hillary will win in a landslide. These rinos have been waiting since 1984 for “moderate dems” to come over to our side. They won’t do it unless there’s someone like Reagan. And Christie and Jeb are no Reagan.


3 posted on 08/14/2013 2:36:33 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Chris Christie needs to sit down and shut up.

Christie has so much self control that he paid to have a lap-band or whatever in order to ease his weight issue. What kind of leader is that?!

Oh dear, I can’t control myself— let me pay BIG dollars to force me to control myself. Silly fool.

Except yourself and defend as you are, or flock off on running for more than you are or than you deserve.


4 posted on 08/14/2013 2:42:40 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It would be a real hoot if this guy Cilliza wrote some “truth to his facts”.


5 posted on 08/14/2013 2:47:34 AM PDT by dforest (BR)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

New Jersey’s version of Fatty Arbuckle knows if he tangles with Palin he’ll come out on the short end very quickly.


6 posted on 08/14/2013 2:48:34 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is excellent advice, and I hope Christie will take it. He should announce the truth - that he is a fan of big government as long as those with GOP connections are getting the corrupt contracts that deliver our money to insiders, and that he doesn’t care about the Constitution or about individual freedom. If anyone can win a giveaway bidding war against the liberals, it’s Governor Christie, and he should proudly announce that he intends to continue being himself.


7 posted on 08/14/2013 3:11:53 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Electoral demise??? WTF do they think has happened with the last two “media approved” milque toast candidates? If you run RAT-lite against RAT, the sheeple will choose to go with the real thing while the base sits home in disgust.

NO MORE EXCREMENT SAMMICHES! And Christie is way too big to choke down.


8 posted on 08/14/2013 3:21:26 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("When there is no penalty for failure, failures proliferate." George F. Will)
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To: VideoDoctor

Nice to know that someone remembers ole Fatty!


9 posted on 08/14/2013 3:33:13 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I think Palin should challenge him to a 10 mile hike with pack and gear.
10 posted on 08/14/2013 3:47:20 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (I'm so conservative I won't even wear progressive bifocals.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s what we need - more republicans and RINOs fighting with conservatives instead of democrats.

It has worked out so well in the past.

What’s next? A Cristy love-in with Hillary?


11 posted on 08/14/2013 3:49:41 AM PDT by Iron Munro (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize - Voltaire)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Taking on Palin is good politics for Christie or Jeb Bush or anyone else who is planning to run as a quasi-establishment candidate for president in 2016.

Clueless Chris here should ask Rick Santorum how that worked out for him.

Sarah Palin: Rick Santorum’s Wife Can Call Him a ‘Knuckle-Dragging Neanderthal

Sarah Palin rips Rick Santorum over comments

These lilly-livered wussy columnists like Cillizza desperately want the GOP-E to somehow shut the TEA Party up, but they can't because the TEA Party is the base, and a very pissed off one at that.

12 posted on 08/14/2013 3:51:10 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Once again allowing the left wing media to choose our GOP candidates again. Losers to boot.


13 posted on 08/14/2013 3:57:29 AM PDT by lucky american (The Democrats will follow the big "D"even if it means going over a cliff.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It’s possible that a Christie denunciation of Palin would mean that the likes of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, both of whom are considering running for president in 2016, jump to defend Palin — sensing a political opportunity. Maybe. But, our sense is that Cruz and Paul — and their political advisers — will likely steer clear from any too-close association with Palin since she has proven herself to be a sort of free radical in the political process.

Oh BTW, Chris...

Sarah Palin takes Rand Paul’s side in feud with Chris Christie: ‘I’m on team Rand’

Sen. Ted Cruz Introduces Gov. Sarah Palin at CPAC 2013

Lots of wishful thinking going on in the DC bubble these days...

14 posted on 08/14/2013 4:02:28 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

THE ONLY REASON THAT FAT ASS SHOULD STAND UP TO SARAH IS THAT WE WANT TO SEE A FAT LIBERAL NORTH EAST TURD GET HIS ASS KICKED BY A GIRL. FU CRISPY!


15 posted on 08/14/2013 4:04:00 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My guess is his Corpulence has not said anything in return because he’s waiting until Obama tells him how to play this.


16 posted on 08/14/2013 4:05:07 AM PDT by Robwin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He already has a reputation as a guy who speaks truth to Republican power.

And sucking up to obama.

17 posted on 08/14/2013 4:07:04 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Christie is a loudmouth fat-ass. Thats it, nothing else.


18 posted on 08/14/2013 4:12:09 AM PDT by Pit1 (Obama is the big pile in the road.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Same group that encouraged Mr. Backstabber Romney
to go after the Palin CHILDREN.

Typical of the GOP: ATTACK CONSERVATIVES
and their little, innocent children.


19 posted on 08/14/2013 4:14:11 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let em destroy each other. Neither has the vision or drive to change our nation’s course.


20 posted on 08/14/2013 4:27:00 AM PDT by gotribe (Vladimir Putin is MY President)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Taking on Palin is good politics for Christie or Jeb Bush or anyone else who is planning to run as a quasi-establishment candidate for president in 2016.

Vote Quasi-Establishment 2016!

21 posted on 08/14/2013 4:32:30 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; onyx; Abbeville Conservative; abigailsmybaby; afnamvet; alley cat; antceecee; ...
Ping to Sarah's Awesome List, as long as you don't want your blood pressure up.

I was gonna let this thread slide, but reading the article requires both Mocking and B!tchslapping the Stupid Party.

Republicans are excellent Shots, they never miss shooting themselves in the foot.


22 posted on 08/14/2013 4:41:20 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: gotribe
Come from Someone who has Vladamir Putin is MY President for a tagline

The man is a KGB oligarch, (but what about his stance against gays and his pro military attitude)

Right he is Pro RUSSIAN military.

Old Putin knows everything The Progressives do make your Country weak, he wants his country to be strong, so they can take on us.

Think About next time you say Sarah isn't capable of "Changing our Nations Course", your KGB Putin certainly will.

23 posted on 08/14/2013 4:47:09 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Haha. Advice from the Compost. Christie can't stand up to Sarah since he is for BIG government and the GOPe 'hands across the aisle' nonsense.


24 posted on 08/14/2013 5:05:32 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: KC_Lion

Fantastic! Just perfect!


25 posted on 08/14/2013 5:09:14 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Dana Milbank and Chris Cillizza appeared in a series of humor videos called “Mouthpiece Theater” which appeared on the Washington Post's website. An outcry followed a video in which, during a discussion of the White House “Beer Summit”, they chose new brands for a number of people, including “Mad Bitch Beer” for Hillary Rodham Clinton. Both men apologized for the video and the series was canceled.[4]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Cillizza

Bitch Beer. LOL. I'm surprised he's still got a job.

26 posted on 08/14/2013 5:22:12 AM PDT by McGruff (I need a new party.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

One picture is worth a thousand words. All Sarah would have to do is put this on her FB page .... ‘nuff said.


27 posted on 08/14/2013 5:35:31 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You want to know what Christie rising up would look like? Go to the alleged pictures of bigfoots rising, on YouTube.


28 posted on 08/14/2013 5:49:49 AM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: KC_Lion

Same ol’ tired tactic from the liberal media.


29 posted on 08/14/2013 5:52:22 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: KC_Lion
What a piece of crap article and you're right, it does get my blood pressure up.

Christie and Jeb, two GOP-E that will never be president.

30 posted on 08/14/2013 6:07:11 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Palin is widely viewed by much of the party — with the exception of her core followers (and she does retain a real following) — as someone who is advocating a direction for the Republican party that could lead to its electoral demise in 2016 and perhaps beyond.

I'm so glad that the WAPost is so concerned about our political future,that's so nice of them.AHOLLLLLS!!

31 posted on 08/14/2013 6:11:32 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Timber Rattler

Cruz introducing Sarah was priceless. Thanks very much!


32 posted on 08/14/2013 6:15:15 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Never forget this photo. Along with Colin Powell, voter fraud and many conservatives sitting home we got four more years of budding communism.


33 posted on 08/14/2013 6:17:04 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah was way too nice to Fatso.


34 posted on 08/14/2013 8:37:40 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: KC_Lion
In my opinion you are wrong about the ‘shooting themselves in the foot’ part.

Their aims have been true, on their enemy target(s).

It is just that Conservatives and the rise up of tea party are more dangerous to them than the opposition political party.

35 posted on 08/14/2013 9:17:57 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“That wing of the party” may not be a wing of the party very much longer.


36 posted on 08/14/2013 10:40:03 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: VideoDoctor

I love it when she puts Spanky (Christie) and Alfalfa (Jeb) over her knees and applies a liberal spanking. They need to stand up to Buckwheat if they want our votes.


37 posted on 08/14/2013 10:43:27 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Servant of the Cross
These people are all part of the same gang. They don't like when people diss "Our Gang". Spanky and Alfalfa will stand up to those who don't want Buckwheat running the place.

Spanky and Buckwheat are supposed to be "opponents", right?

38 posted on 08/14/2013 10:46:05 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: rodguy911

Lets give those conservatives “sitting home” something to vote FOR next time


39 posted on 08/14/2013 10:47:36 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder if anybody is going to tell this WaPo idiot exactly why Christie, or any of the others, will not “take Sarah Palin on.”


40 posted on 08/14/2013 11:07:03 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Justice for Trayvon: Dig up his body and shoot him again.)
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To: CrazyIvan

That could be on Pay-Per-View and make millions. Might want to have an ambulance shadowing them, of course.


41 posted on 08/14/2013 12:58:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Christie is NOT going to back the Tea Part Republican running for office and like the Democrat.

Sorry, IMO screw Christie and folks like him.

Ann Coulter, stop getting close to him. He is a horse with no legs and you are going to lose your book buying conservative base the more you push idiots like Christie.

42 posted on 08/14/2013 1:01:25 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: gotribe; onyx

Yeah, what has Gov. Palin ever done? gotribe, OTOH, helped dozens of conservatives get elected in 2010 and 2012. Didn’t you also call out Mr. Obama on those death panels? Thanks, gotribe!


43 posted on 08/14/2013 1:02:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends; KC_Lion; The Cajun; 2ndDivisionVet

Chris Christie stand up to Sarah Palin?
ROTFLOLOLOL




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44 posted on 08/14/2013 1:09:28 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; sickoflibs
He already has a reputation as a guy who speaks truth to Republican power.....

Dafuq? He is "Republican power".

45 posted on 08/14/2013 1:55:14 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I am surprised he can stand at all the fat pig!!!!!
46 posted on 08/14/2013 2:30:40 PM PDT by GregB (I am voting for Sarah Palin in 2016..period!!!!)
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To: rodguy911

“Along with Colin Powell, voter fraud and many conservatives sitting home we got four more years of budding communism.”

Nooo, we got budding communism because of a crap Republican candidate and a traitorous establishment that expected the conservatives to fall in line while attacking them at the same time. Guess what, we’ll stay home again if they put up more of the same.

Done holding my nose for the lesser evil. Done voting for evil.


47 posted on 08/14/2013 3:31:02 PM PDT by Owl558 (Those who remember George Santayana are doomed to repeat him)
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To: Owl558
You must have an IQ equivalent to your age.

Staying home is what gave us obama. Hope you are happy.

In case you haven't figured it out by now there is a tried and true formula for electing candidates.No matter how much you pout you won't change it!

Most candidates start long before, years ahead of the primary. Winners have loads of money, usually some charisma,good organization,good campaign mgmt. and usually are about 50/50 on our side.Romney had a huge money advantage.It overwhelmed everyone else. Every once in a while we get a Reagan/Palin but they are rare.

If you think you can change things by letting the left win because you sat home guess again. It still doesn't work that way.

Of course we all want conservative candidates and now until 12 weeks before the election is the time to do everything in our power to see to it that happens.

48 posted on 08/14/2013 5:59:00 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: rodguy911

“You must have an IQ equivalent to your age.”

Liberal vs. liberal and you think I’m the stupid one. Let’s see, Romey supported socialized medicine, gay marrage, abortion and open borders. Real conservative of you to vote for him.

I’m not sure what’s more pathetic, you resorting to childish insults or your lack of principles.

Like your dumb insults are going convince me to to vote for liberals. HA HA. You deserve the GOPe.


49 posted on 08/15/2013 10:15:42 AM PDT by Owl558 (Those who remember George Santayana are doomed to repeat him)
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To: Owl558

Too bad you didn’t read the entire post you might have learned something.
Looks like you are all too eager to elect HIllary and you are the supposed conservative?
Sorry not buying it.
Keep sitting home and sucking your thumb that will really help the cause. You’ll show em.


50 posted on 08/15/2013 11:05:32 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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