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Christie on “Bridgegate”: I knew nothing.
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Posted on 01/09/2014 8:15:38 PM PST by chessplayer

Obama said the same thing about the IRS targeting tea partiers, of course. To which conservatives replied: That’s no excuse. Even if he didn’t order the targeting, bad behavior coordinated by multiple subordinates typically doesn’t happen unless they have reason to believe it’ll be tolerated up the chain. Usually, when they play dirty, they’re taking some sort of cue from their boss to do so, whether in broad ideological terms or direct marching orders.


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KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; 2016electionbias; bluestatetactics; bridgegate; christie2016; christiescandal; democratscandals; hillary2016; rino
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Sgt. Schultz time. "I know nothing!!!" Hey, it always works for The One. The media always rush to his side and say he can't possibly know what all his subordinates are doing 24 hours a day.
1 posted on 01/09/2014 8:15:38 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Who got fired over that?


2 posted on 01/09/2014 8:18:12 PM PST by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real, they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: chessplayer

The long knives are out for fat boy.

He must be a threat.

LOLO


3 posted on 01/09/2014 8:19:27 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: chessplayer

Repubs are Doomed. I will send them not a $$ if they think the fatboy is gonna have a whiff of the WH.

We are done. America is done. I am sorry to see her go.


4 posted on 01/09/2014 8:19:41 PM PST by West Texas Chuck (Burn my flag? I'll piss on your ashes.)
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To: West Texas Chuck
Looks like you don't need to worry...


5 posted on 01/09/2014 8:24:39 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: FReepers; Patriots





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6 posted on 01/09/2014 8:26:31 PM PST 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: chessplayer

200 years from now, perhaps, a group of men will get together and re-kindle the fires of a new American Revolution. Until then this nation is doomed to outright corruption, the politics of revenge, and the rule of demogogues....


7 posted on 01/09/2014 8:28:22 PM PST by freebilly (Creepy and the Ass Crackers....)
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To: Jane Long; West Texas Chuck

Media heads are all worked up about Christie and he's nothing but a North East RINO to us, which goes to show and prove the disconnect, both regionally and within the GOP and America as well.

8 posted on 01/09/2014 8:29:10 PM PST 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: sickoflibs

The long knives are out for fat boy.


Media talking heads gloating about how they are doing their jobs and vetting Christie. Too bad they didn’t bother to vet obozo. By the way, I think Christie was involved up to his ears in Bridgegate.


9 posted on 01/09/2014 8:29:55 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Stick a fork in the fat turkey, he’s toast!


10 posted on 01/09/2014 8:32:11 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: chessplayer
RE :”Media talking heads gloating about how they are doing their jobs and vetting Christie. Too bad they didn’t bother to vet obozo. By the way, I think Christie was involved up to his ears in Bridgegate.”

I am indifferent.

2016 election is far away from now (~ 3 years, ~ 2 years to a primary ) and this will have no relevance by then.

Its just entertainment.

11 posted on 01/09/2014 8:34:38 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: chessplayer


12 posted on 01/09/2014 8:42:35 PM PST by garjog (Obama: making the world safe for Sharia.)
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To: chessplayer

I don’t think it matters that Christie “didn’t know”.

He is responsible for the actions of his staff. He is also responsible for placing clear limits on political actions lacking his approval.

Unless Christie can show that someone on his staff went completely rogue & that person publicly admits it, Christie is responsible for this reprehensible behavior.


13 posted on 01/09/2014 8:50:11 PM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: chessplayer
Of course he claims he didn't know anything was going on. I could have told you that would be his story from the moment he announced the press conference.

Really, what's he going to do? Stand up and say "Yeah, I'm that petty, yeah I'm that vindictive. etc. etc." ??? That would be political suicide. Of course the alternative is only slightly better. If we are to believe him then he has made gross errors in judgement in putting people who are that petty and vindictive in positions of power.

Either way Christie, if you act like an a-hole you're going to be regarded as one. I do believe his political career is finished. This is probably the best job he's ever going to have, he's going to go no further.

14 posted on 01/09/2014 8:53:33 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: chessplayer

I was thinking the same thing. Perhaps Sergeant Schultz is Krispy Kreme’s new nickname.


15 posted on 01/09/2014 8:55:24 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: chessplayer

That he would hire people who would do this speaks poorly of his judgment and his character.


16 posted on 01/09/2014 8:56:06 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: chessplayer

Chris Christie is a fake, phony fraud.


17 posted on 01/09/2014 8:56:46 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TBP

The fatman shares a trait with little barry bastard boy, he lies when he wants to, to cover his treachery toward the people.


18 posted on 01/09/2014 8:58:25 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN

Bob Gates dropped stink bombs on Hillary and Biden and now this thing comes out in NJ. Cruz and Paul are looking stronger and stronger.


19 posted on 01/09/2014 9:01:28 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: chessplayer

This is so predictable. Our American media is so transparent and obviously in the back pocket of the Democratic Party. The media was just waiting to trip up Governor Doughboy to keep a clear path to the White House for Saint Hillary. Never mind this scandal is peanuts compared to Benghazi, the NSA, etc., but the DNC media machine got their red meat and predictably they’re running with it.


20 posted on 01/09/2014 9:03:15 PM PST by dowcaet
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To: dowcaet

I’ve posted similar opinions to several down with Christie boards where freepers are apoplectic about this scandal. It’s sad really. Conservatives eating Christie alive doing the bidding of the DNC and Hillary, Obama, the nsa, the irs, the bbc, it’s disheartening and disgusting. I understand the enmity towards Christie, but the wanton ignorance of the pitchfork crowd being led by rings in their nostrils, pulled by all people- the leftist media is disheartening to the maximum.


21 posted on 01/09/2014 9:08:58 PM PST by freepersup (Patrolling the waters off Free Republic one dhow at a time.)
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To: TBP

Sorry Krispy, we already have one a$$hole in the WH that has no idea what all laws his staff are breaking to punish his political enemies, we’re all full up now, go sound crazy someplace else.


22 posted on 01/09/2014 9:11:50 PM PST by txhurl
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To: freepersup

Agree completely!
I’m no fan of Christie, but come on!....this is a Hillary ‘16 job if ever there was one.


23 posted on 01/09/2014 9:15:42 PM PST by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: chessplayer

Clearly it was a Bridge Too Far.


24 posted on 01/09/2014 9:16:28 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: chessplayer

Bullhockey!


25 posted on 01/09/2014 9:16:31 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dowcaet

They’re slipping, they were supposed to only bring out the long knives when he got the nomination, now they’re doing us a huge favor by stopping him before he even gets going.


26 posted on 01/09/2014 9:18:01 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: chessplayer

Did he blame on a video shaming Mohammed?


27 posted on 01/09/2014 9:21:02 PM PST by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is it?)
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

I can just imagine the high fiving of the inner circle of the clinton’s and the obama’s. Alinsky must be mighty proud right about now... it’s right out of the playbook the left used to smear Sarah Palin. Freepers...tsk tsk.


28 posted on 01/09/2014 9:30:08 PM PST by freepersup (Patrolling the waters off Free Republic one dhow at a time.)
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To: freepersup
I can just imagine the high fiving of the inner circle of the clinton’s and the obama’s.

And the Bush's.

29 posted on 01/09/2014 9:30:58 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Former bush bot... I’m going to agree with you 100% on that observation. The Chinese have a saying: the peg that stands up gets pounded down. Christie, ego and all, stood up and became that peg. WHACK!


30 posted on 01/09/2014 9:35:07 PM PST by freepersup (Patrolling the waters off Free Republic one dhow at a time.)
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To: dowcaet

Never mind this scandal is peanuts compared to Benghazi, the NSA, etc., but the DNC media machine got their red meat and predictably they’re running with it.


Ah, but those are all fake scandals! This is a real scandal and they will pound on this till hell freezes over.


31 posted on 01/09/2014 9:44:43 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: sickoflibs

No. Just careless enough to leave a paper trail.


32 posted on 01/09/2014 9:58:00 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: freepersup

I suppose if you are an open borders pro-abortion liberal it is disheartening to see another Arlen Spector clone shoved out of Republican viability.

Across the board conservatives are neither surprised that Christie would do this nor forgiving of him in anyway. He is toast. He can take Lindsay Graham and John McCain with him when he goes.


33 posted on 01/09/2014 10:03:46 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MrEdd

Oh I’m none of those things. How would you know? I marched in the March For Life, after traveling back to the USA from Afghanistan, the first time, and Iraq, the second time. I chose NOT to vote for Romney, or anyone else down ticket, and I do not care who knows about it. Look at my pings of late. I’m charging freepers with reacting to Christie’s foibles in a quite predictable way. Who ELSE is behaving like freepers are, towards Christie? The media. When have freepers ever aligned themselves, mirror image like, with the press? Freepers are doing the bidding of the Clinton’s and or the Obama’s, just like the press. This is Chicago politics one oh one. Hook, line, and sinker. Of course Christie is unfit to hold the office of president. Did I cheer him on to the nomination? Sheesh. Head slap!


34 posted on 01/09/2014 10:20:40 PM PST by freepersup (Patrolling the waters off Free Republic one dhow at a time.)
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To: freepersup
Who ELSE is behaving like freepers are, towards Christie? The media. When have freepers ever aligned themselves, mirror image like, with the press?

The media is doing the right thing for the wrong reason (clearing the field for Hilary). It happens.

35 posted on 01/09/2014 10:26:07 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: freepersup
Oh I’m none of those things. How would you know? I marched in the March For Life, after traveling back to the USA from Afghanistan, the first time, and Iraq, the second time. I chose NOT to vote for Romney, or anyone else down ticket, and I do not care who knows about it. Look at my pings of late. I’m charging freepers with reacting to Christie’s foibles in a quite predictable way. Who ELSE is behaving like freepers are, towards Christie? The media. When have freepers ever aligned themselves, mirror image like, with the press? Freepers are doing the bidding of the Clinton’s and or the Obama’s, just like the press. This is Chicago politics one oh one. Hook, line, and sinker. Of course Christie is unfit to hold the office of president. Did I cheer him on to the nomination? Sheesh. Head slap!

Nice post, and thank you for your service. I agree with you - I think Christie got sandbagged by his Hillarybot Chief of Staff. Hillary's got her little army of clerks and secretaries and other support personnel everywhere, and they are nasty as f***. She was a mole, as they all are, and after a long time of waiting she got The Call from The Boss.

Result? Zappo for Fatso (I detest him, but I actually think he was clueless in this one. Simply, it's too petty and cruel and politically stupid - i.e. it's got Hillary's fingerprints all over it).

And, of course, a secret little gold star for the little spy who pulled it off - and future gilded jobs and perks for a Job Well Done.

These... females... give "vile" a whole new level of meaning.

36 posted on 01/09/2014 10:30:10 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: chessplayer
I am not buying his croc tears for a second, and can't believe so many in the media are.

Would his aides have done something so drastic without his knowledge and approval? At the very least, they must have thought that it was the sort of thing that Chrispy Crème would want done but perhaps be kept out of the loop for "plausible deniability".

On the other hand, let's give Christie the full benefit of the doubt for a moment, and say he had no foreknowledge or involvement in the bridge lane closures. Would he not have been outraged as a governor to see what was going on? Would not this be just the type of an issue that a "no nonsense" governor would get to the bottom of? Isn't that what a "champion of the people" would do? Instead, evidently, Christie had no concern or interest when this was happening. So even if he had no knowledge or involvement, he showed a complete lack of concern for the citizens on New Jersey. He was AWOL. Period.

Then the investigations began. Even if was initially asleep at the wheel, wouldn't he "get to the bottom" of it? Since when is tough guy Christie afraid to rock the boat a little? Despite all of the investigations going on, he doesn't get the truth out of his aides?

So if you believe that Christie had no knowledge about what his aides did, then you have to believe that he is an extremely poor judge of character, and unwittingly hired thugs to run to campaign/administration. You have to believe that he watched the massive bridge problem and no interest or desire in finding out what was going on and fix it. He's the GOVERNOR for crying out loud! You have to believe that when the investigations started, he either still didn't care anything about the issue or if he did was unable to get the truth out of his top aides.

So, if you are Chris Christie and you found out that your top aides caused the problems ON PURPOSE, wouldn't you be outraged? Where's THAT guy now? Wouldn't you be looking to punish these people to the full extent of the law? Wouldn't you be furious that these aides betrayed you? Not if you are Chris Christie. No, you are "sad". Pathetic.

No, I'm not buying his schtick for a second. If he were truly caught off guard by all of this, and if he really didn't approve of what his aides did, we'd see the "in your face" Chris Christie. The "I'm mad as hell about what happened and those who betrayed the public trust will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law".

What a blowhard this guy has been all along.
37 posted on 01/09/2014 11:29:22 PM PST by GLDNGUN
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To: freepersup

I am not aligned with the press.

If however, they occasionally go in the right direction I will not suddenly go in the wrong direction just to spite them.

I will point out that Obama himself wears pants. You will not see me walking around naked from the waist down just so I can be different from him.

Foolish? Yet it was the entire substance of your defense of Christie.

My political beliefs don’t have room for anyone getting a pass when they do crap like this.


38 posted on 01/09/2014 11:54:01 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MrEdd

Even if Christie didn’t know, which I doubt, it is pretty obvious the culture in his office was to inflict pain on his enemies and his staff simply did what they thought he wanted done. His office was corrupt to the core.


39 posted on 01/10/2014 12:34:05 AM PST by DB
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To: chessplayer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWFzfAH_yYM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmzsWxPLIOo

Which one looks like Christie?


40 posted on 01/10/2014 2:25:09 AM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: dowcaet

Why have they tripped up their chosen loser? Have they found a better loser?


41 posted on 01/10/2014 2:38:05 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: onyx

“Media heads are all worked up about Christie and he’s nothing but a North East RINO to us, which goes to show and prove the disconnect, both regionally and within the GOP and America as well.”

This is just an opportunity to keep insinuations of a Republican behaving badly in the news for as long as possible; Christie had no need to do this, and he’ll be clean.


42 posted on 01/10/2014 3:06:34 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: sickoflibs

“Its just entertainment.”

It is a smokescreen for the unfolding disaster that is the Obama administration; expect this any time there is a chance for the media to paint the GOP in a negative light.

Christie will come out clean, and there will be no impact on his (long-shot) White House aspirations.


43 posted on 01/10/2014 3:10:08 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: sickoflibs

He is a threat to BOTH sides, explaining the intensity. He was toast after the arm in arm thing with Obama for most conservatives (we’ve had two RINOs in a row, we don’t need a third). And the left thinks he can beat Hillary. It’s not that the long knives are out, it is that two armies are joining forces for their own reasons, the knives are the same length...there are just twice as many.


44 posted on 01/10/2014 4:36:22 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: freepersup

” I understand the enmity towards Christie, but the wanton ignorance of the pitchfork crowd being led by rings in their nostrils, pulled by all people- the leftist media is disheartening to the maximum.”

You don’t have to be led by rings in the nostrils or the leftist media to be outraged at Christie.

You just have to know right from wrong.


45 posted on 01/10/2014 4:51:52 AM PST by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("There's always free cheese in a mousetrap." - Marine Col. Peter Martino)
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To: MrEdd

“I am not aligned with the press.

If however, they occasionally go in the right direction I will not suddenly go in the wrong direction just to spite them.”

EXACTLY. I can’t believe some of the conservatives I see using leftist tactics...pointing out the sins of the left and the media to DEFEND Christie. “Hey, you guys are worse!”

Shameful.


46 posted on 01/10/2014 4:54:41 AM PST by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("There's always free cheese in a mousetrap." - Marine Col. Peter Martino)
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To: GLDNGUN

WELL SAID, my FRiend.


47 posted on 01/10/2014 4:56:58 AM PST by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("There's always free cheese in a mousetrap." - Marine Col. Peter Martino)
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To: chessplayer

Good riddance to fat boi DemocRAT.


48 posted on 01/10/2014 6:18:21 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: freepersup
First, a heartfelt thank you for your service.

I'll have to agree to disagree with you on the Krispy, Freepers=MSM issue. I look at Krispy as more of a Charlie Crist...someone who goes which way the wind blows, but in the end, is nothing but a 0 clone.

Whether Krispy knew/didn't know about this, he deserves the flak he's getting, as his decisions ultimately stop with him. ALL of his decisions...even his taking a lovely walk with 0, just before the election. His timing stinks.

Freepers, as proven just recently, stand up for and defend patriots and Conservatives when the LSM unjustly attacks on them. Palin and Phil Robertson are just two examples.

Krispy set himself up, perfectly, for what is happening to him, now. He is just having to dance with the "One" who brung him to this/his media party.

49 posted on 01/10/2014 6:33:45 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Revolting cat!; GeronL; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono

50 posted on 01/10/2014 9:44:10 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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