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Hillary Book Tour to Hit Atlanta; says her book, crowds at signings reflect political malaise
Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | Aug. 9, 2003 | Teresa Weaver

Posted on 08/09/2003 6:50:09 AM PDT by mountaineer

"Living History" has far outpaced U.S. Sen. John McCain's memoir "Faith of My Fathers" (1999) and is closing in quickly on "My American Journey" by Gen. Colin Powell, which has 1.6 million hardback copies in print after eight years. Like the secretary of state's book, Clinton's has fueled speculation of a presidential run, either in 2004 or 2008. Former President Bill Clinton's wife insists that's "not in the cards," but she does see something positively political in the crowds of up to 2,000 people who have given her rock-star receptions at book-signings across the country.

"I think it's a reflection of how people are feeling not only about me and the book," she says, "but about the state of the country right now."

Having signed more than 20,000 books, by her own estimate, Clinton comes to Atlanta on Monday.

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Q: You've set the bar pretty high. Do you think your husband's getting nervous about whether his memoir [to be published next year] will do as well?

A: Oh, I don't think so. I think he's just trying to get it finished. I'm very confident it will do extremely well.

Q: Why do you think you and your husband have become such polarizing figures in politics?

A: I think some of it is in part because of the positions we have taken and championed over the years. Some of it is because we are progressives, and some people get very intense in their opposition to the positions we take. I think it has a lot to do with the ongoing struggles in our country over what direction we should be heading.

Q: Does the intensity of the hatred ever scare you?

A: It has a few times. . . . I've come to just accept the fact that for both ideological and partisan political reasons, that's just going to be a factor in our lives.

Q: Is there equally intense feeling on the other end of the spectrum?

A: It is, and it's very rewarding. I've certainly seen a lot of that in the last two months on my book tour. But I always believe that in America, the answer is usually to be found kind of in the quiet middle, where people are struggling actually to solve problems. That's what I try to remind myself of.

Q: Assuming that you're not going to be running yourself, as you've said many times, do any of the Democratic presidential hopefuls look good for 2004?

A: Absolutely. We have a number of really qualified, experienced candidates running. I believe . . . as voters get to know these people a little better, somebody will emerge who will have a very good chance of defeating the incumbent for a second term. That's important, because we're heading in the wrong direction as a country.

Q: Which is harder: a political campaign or a book tour?

A: They're both kind of challenging, because you have to travel fast and meet a lot of people quickly. They are, in my experience anyway, equally rewarding. I love being out there and hearing what's on people's minds.

Q: You do appear to actually be enjoying this.

A: I really am. I've had a great time. . . . I've also learned a lot. I mean, people go through the lines and tell me what they're thinking about -- every issue under the sun and what should be done about it in the United States Senate. [She laughs.]

Q: You weren't exactly known for your sense of humor when you were first lady, but it has become a little more apparent since then. How important is a sense of humor in politics?

A: Well, I've always had one. [She laughs.] I guess I didn't have much chance to display it during the very difficult, challenging eight years of Bill's administration. But I don't see how you get through the day, let alone life, without a sense of humor. You have to be able to laugh at yourself and nearly everything else that's going on around you.

Q: Do you think politics is still a noble profession?

A: Absolutely. It's not only noble, it's essential, especially in a democracy. That is how we make decisions about what we're going to do together as a society. I worry about some of the decisions that are being made in Washington these days because I don't think they're the right ones for our country. So, it's not only noble, it's absolutely critical that people be willing to become involved in the political process.

Q: What do you read for pleasure?

A: Right now I'm reading this wonderful new biography of Katharine Hepburn. For someone of my vintage who loved watching her on the screen, it's a joy to read.

....

Q: Have you read the other blockbuster book this summer: Harry Potter?

A: You know, I'm reading the Harry Potter series to my nephew right now, because I hadn't read them yet. But now that Harry and I have been together now [on best seller lists and in store events], I figured I'd better know what's going on in his life.

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


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Announcements; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; US: Alabama; US: Georgia; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: booksales; booktour; broom; clinton; heilhitlery; herheinous; hillary; lardbottom; livinghistory; noeyecontact; offwiththeirheads
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Attention Atlanta freepers - you know what to do!

The article also includes this announcement:

MEET THE AUTHOR
Hillary Rodham Clinton will sign "Living History" at 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday at Barnes & Noble, Buckhead. 2900 Peachtree Road, 404-261-7747.

(There's a limit of two books per customer for signing. She will not personalize any books or sign any other memorabilia. And no photos.)

1 posted on 08/09/2003 6:50:10 AM PDT by mountaineer
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To: mountaineer
AND NO PHOTOS?? Don't you think this is a bit "dictatorial??

What's her problem!!

2 posted on 08/09/2003 7:03:19 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: mountaineer
"Meet the Author"???? Oh, the author is going to be there, too. Everything in that book, we already knew and MUCH more.
3 posted on 08/09/2003 7:04:47 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: mountaineer
...crowds of up to 2,000 people who have given her rock-star receptions at book-signings across the country.

Where did that happen?

You know, I'm reading the Harry Potter series to my nephew right now, because I hadn't read them yet.

Horse pucky

4 posted on 08/09/2003 7:05:48 AM PDT by Dedbone
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To: Dedbone
any atlanta freepers intend to be there?
5 posted on 08/09/2003 7:08:36 AM PDT by OldCorps
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To: mountaineer
Bush has been trashed so much by the media and the left saying he is traveling too much and not taking care of business at home.
Not a word about Hillary doing the same with her book tour .
6 posted on 08/09/2003 7:09:41 AM PDT by shiva
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To: mountaineer
You know, I'm reading the Harry Potter series to my nephew right now, because I hadn't read them yet.

Yeah...I bet she has made all sorts of time in her life to do selfless acts like this. What's she do...read to him over the cell-phone between book signings?

But now that Harry and I have been together now [on best seller lists and in store events], I figured I'd better know what's going on in his life.

In that case, she should read "Treason" to her nephew, too.

7 posted on 08/09/2003 7:17:19 AM PDT by scan58
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To: mountaineer; kristinn; Angelwood; Doctor Raoul; RonDog
the crowds of up to 2,000 people who have given her rock-star receptions at book-signings across the country.

OK, how true is this, FReepers?

8 posted on 08/09/2003 7:21:04 AM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: mountaineer
Does the intensity of the hatred ever scare you?

Be afwaid. Be vewy afwaid!

9 posted on 08/09/2003 7:21:04 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: mountaineer
" ........we are progressives....."

translation- we are communists

10 posted on 08/09/2003 7:23:51 AM PDT by 2right
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To: mountaineer
Except for the single fictional passage about when Bill fessed up about Monica, has anyone in the media talked about what is actually in this book? All I've heard is how many books have been sold and the long lines of worshippers at the book signings.
11 posted on 08/09/2003 7:26:59 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: mountaineer
"Some of it is because we are progressives, and some people get very intense in their opposition to the positions we take.

"We can't kill all our detractors...but someday...."

12 posted on 08/09/2003 7:31:54 AM PDT by JesseHousman
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To: Sacajaweau
AND NO PHOTOS?? Don't you think this is a bit "dictatorial??

She doesn't want people to learn that like Dracula, her image does not show up in photographs. She probably also dictates that there be no mirrors neary.

13 posted on 08/09/2003 7:34:21 AM PDT by COBOL2Java
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To: scan58
"You know"

This wicked Bitch of Kosovo can't utter more than a sentence without filling in with these two words. Regardless of what the breathless imbeciles who worship at the Klinton altar think, this scum and the beast she's married two are two of the most boring, say-nothing duo to ever mount a stage.

What they have done and intend yet to do to this nation is absolutely treasonous and evil.

Thanks to the New Yorkansas voters, she is guaranteed a pulpit from which to babble for the rest of her unnatural life.

The only thing I can think of that would explain this phenomenom is that many Americans, along with many in our congress, have sold their souls to satan.

14 posted on 08/09/2003 7:40:19 AM PDT by JesseHousman
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To: 2right
"...we are progressives...the answer is usually to be found kind of in the quiet middle..."

Hitlery is a neo-Marxist who tries to hoodwink people into thinking that she is a moderate. Luckily, she hasn't fooled half the electorate in this country so far.

15 posted on 08/09/2003 7:42:31 AM PDT by AF68
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To: Pan_Yan
ping
16 posted on 08/09/2003 7:44:18 AM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife ("Life isn't fair. It's fairer than death, is all.")
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To: AF68
Luckily, she hasn't fooled half the electorate in this country so far.

God help us if she manages to make it past that halfway point...

17 posted on 08/09/2003 7:45:07 AM PDT by COBOL2Java
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To: scan58
What's she do...read to him over the cell-phone between book signings?

I wondered about that, too. Does she expect us to believe that she's skit-skatting all over the globe (don't forget her recent book tour visits to England, France, Germany and the Netherlands) but still has the opportunity to read to this child, wherever the Sam Hill he supposedly is? Can she not tell the truth about anything?

18 posted on 08/09/2003 7:58:33 AM PDT by mountaineer
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To: JesseHousman
This wicked Bitch of Kosovo can't utter more than a sentence without filling in with these two words.

I was noticing how she'd only said it ("you know") that once. They must've edited it out. I'm sure she tells them what questions to ask and she has scripted answers, anyway.

19 posted on 08/09/2003 7:59:36 AM PDT by scan58
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To: mountaineer
What crowd? And since when is 20,000 books a runaway hit?
20 posted on 08/09/2003 8:01:10 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Dedbone
The biggest crowd I have heard of so far was about 300 people. Not much for someone with so much free press coverage.
21 posted on 08/09/2003 8:02:19 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: mountaineer
Do you think your husband's getting nervous about whether his memoir [to be published next year] will do as well?

There will be more lies in his book than hers had. This is the only couple ever known to have been in office for so long, who cannot remember ANYTHING until they decide to publish their memoirs which should be declared lies.

22 posted on 08/09/2003 8:02:38 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Clone Ann Coulter, the woman sent by God)
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Q: You weren't exactly known for your sense of humor when you were first lady, but it has become a little more apparent since then. How important is a sense of humor in politics?

A: Well, I've always had one. [She laughs.] I guess I didn't have much chance to display it during the very difficult, challenging eight years of Bill's administration. But I don't see how you get through the day, let alone life, without a sense of humor. You have to be able to laugh at yourself and nearly everything else that's going on around you.

She was especially tickled - and just giggled like a schoolgirl! - when the Branch Davidians were flambeed, and when the USS Cole was bombed, and when the FBI files landed on her desk, and ...

23 posted on 08/09/2003 8:02:47 AM PDT by mountaineer
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To: mountaineer
Q: You weren't exactly known for your sense of humor when you were first lady...

A: Well, I've always had one. [She laughs.]


24 posted on 08/09/2003 8:03:09 AM PDT by SerpentDove (Each post focus-group tested for maximum wallop.)
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To: OldCorps
I'll think about it.
25 posted on 08/09/2003 8:06:11 AM PDT by hilaryrhymeswithrich
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To: mountaineer; RonDog; Bob J; dansangel
Is there a FReep in the works? I know we have lots of FReepers in Georgia. I'd surely hate to see her get a pass anywhere in the country, but especially in the south.
26 posted on 08/09/2003 8:06:45 AM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: mountaineer
Q: Have you read the other blockbuster book this summer: TREASON?
27 posted on 08/09/2003 8:07:13 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Freedom isn't Free - Support the Troops!!)
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To: Dedbone
If a ROCK STAR only drew 2000 people, they would be OVER...it is the PRESS calling this "rock star" recptions...The polls say she would get her big ass KICKED if she ran...PLEASE RUN HILLARY!!!!!
28 posted on 08/09/2003 8:08:24 AM PDT by Moby Grape
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To: mountaineer
A: I think some of it is in part because of the positions we have taken and championed over the years. Some of it is because we are progressives, and some people get very intense in their opposition to the positions we take. I think it has a lot to do with the ongoing struggles in our country over what direction we should be heading.

I love it! She said it! So much for her trying to position herself as a centrist! This quote is a keeper. PROGRESSIVES are SOCIALIST/FASCIST control freaks.

29 posted on 08/09/2003 8:10:40 AM PDT by Eva
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To: sweetliberty
I've never done a freep, but if ever there was reason to participate, this is the one. How about it folks, we need to freep the witch!

Any GA freepers out there who are up to doing their duty as red blooded americans?
30 posted on 08/09/2003 8:27:19 AM PDT by OldCorps
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To: sweetliberty
I hope the FReepers in Jawjuh have a "welcoming team" ready for this Hillary! Fly-In. Just watch out for low-flying brooms, guys.

FReep on, Georgia!

31 posted on 08/09/2003 8:27:29 AM PDT by tgslTakoma (Hillary!'s book is reputation-cleansing prep work for a run for higher office; FReep her everywhere!)
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To: mountaineer

32 posted on 08/09/2003 8:28:39 AM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: mountaineer
.....and hearing what's on people's minds.

At six second clips.

On hilly's sense of humor:

I guess I didn't have much chance to display it during the very difficult, challenging eight years of Bill's administration.

We didn't find much amusing during bill's administration either.

33 posted on 08/09/2003 8:32:27 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty
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To: JesseHousman
"You know"

This wicked Bitch of Kosovo can't utter more than a sentence without filling in with these two words. Regardless of what the breathless imbeciles who worship at the Klinton altar think, this scum and the beast she's married two are two of the most boring, say-nothing duo to ever mount a stage.

You Know that HEAD BOBBING while trying to look cool/ smart is another shrillary signature.

34 posted on 08/09/2003 8:34:38 AM PDT by spokeshave (against albore the wood, rats and frogs)
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To: mountaineer
I'm sorry, but that is a FUNNY title. Am I the only one who's giggling?

It's almost as funny as the Fox crawler in 2001, quoting Madeline Albright as saying that the Clinton Admin was unable to get Osama "due to lack of intelligence".

35 posted on 08/09/2003 8:38:31 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: mountaineer
Having signed more than 20,000 books, by her own estimate

I'm sure passages like this assure the good people of New York that she's working darn hard for them.

36 posted on 08/09/2003 8:39:09 AM PDT by JennysCool
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To: mountaineer
I'm sure her husband's book will be a Memoir of Malaise as well...
37 posted on 08/09/2003 8:39:47 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: PistolPaknMama
New York!

It's 9:00am...

Do you know where you're Senator is?


38 posted on 08/09/2003 8:54:25 AM PDT by Bob J (Freerepublic.net...where it's always a happening....)
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To: sweetliberty
No affiliated Free Republic Network chapter in Atlanta. We do have FReepers there, maybe a post on the State board?
39 posted on 08/09/2003 9:08:54 AM PDT by Bob J (Freerepublic.net...where it's always a happening....)
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
>the crowds of up to 2,000 people who have given her rock-star receptions at book-signings across the country.
OK, how true is this, FReepers?

At the Seattle FReep Wednesday, the press said 1000 - 1100 turned out for a 2-hour signing.

Let's run the numbers: I didn't attempt a crowd count, but say it's 1100 in 2 hours, about 9 people a minute, or 6-1/2 seconds per person. That's enough time for each person to gush briefly while Her Royal Heinous signs the book or two. (On average I'd estimate roughly about 1-1/4 books per person.) And it was reported that her signatures did become somewhat truncated during the signing...

But based on this numbers 2000 is way too high. I'd doubt her hand could hold out for 4 hours. Unless they were letting in 2 people/book...

Does this help, NJAPF?

40 posted on 08/09/2003 9:18:30 AM PDT by Eala
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To: mountaineer
Having signed more than 20,000 books, by her own estimate

I was skeptical about that figure before, but now I am REALLY skeptical.

41 posted on 08/09/2003 9:25:43 AM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: mountaineer
There's a limit of two books per customer for signing

I'll pick these two:


42 posted on 08/09/2003 9:29:28 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Conservatives see 1984 as a warning. Liberals see it as an instruction manual.)
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To: RobFromGa; AntiJen; Guillermo; viligantcitizen; Phoenix44; "Be not afraid!"; dansangel; .45MAN; ...
Pings

I've got a client meeting way out in Gwinnett 10-11, but I think I may try to make it. Is this the B&N just north of Galyans, across from Phipps? Sign ideas?
43 posted on 08/09/2003 9:30:37 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (this space intentionally blank)
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To: OldCorps; mountaineer; RonDog; Bob J; sweetliberty
I should be able to make it by around noon.
44 posted on 08/09/2003 9:33:57 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (this space intentionally blank)
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To: mountaineer; All
OK Georgia FReepers, IT'S YOUR TURN! She has been FReeped coast to coast and it needs to continue. Buy some poster board, visit a costume store and pick uo a devil mask, send an e-mail to your local right to life organization and turn out to spoil her day.

She is really annoyed by the guy in the devil mask that has been stalking her all over the country. Atlanta should be no exception. The secret service seems to take pleasure in driving her past the guy in the devil mask.

GO GET HER ATLANTA! It only takes a couple of people to ruin her little love fest.
Good luck!
45 posted on 08/09/2003 9:40:09 AM PDT by Trteamer (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Vote.)
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To: Paul Atreides
"Having signed more than 20,000 books, by her own estimate" ...

I was skeptical about that figure before, but now I am REALLY skeptical.

20,000 books at 6 seconds per book = 33.33 hours of signing. Nothing but signing -- doesn't include the walk in and wave, any breaks, travel, etc ... over a day and a half of nothing but signatures.

If she had any actual contact with any of the pathetic sheep that worship her, say, "Thanks for coming today", or "good to see you", then she may have condescended as much as 10 seconds per signature ... 20,000 books at 10 seconds per book = 55.55 hours of signing. Two and a half solid days of sitting, frantically signing for her mindless thralls.

I'm skeptical too ...

46 posted on 08/09/2003 9:42:41 AM PDT by spodefly (This is my tagline. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: Bob J
New York! It's 9:00am... Do you know where you're Senator is?

Yeh, she's out pushing her PROGRESSIVE agenda so she can win the next Presidential Election, get economic growth going again and find jobs for Americans. And reduce the deficit as well as stop terrorism. And repeal the Bush Tax Cut.

47 posted on 08/09/2003 9:50:18 AM PDT by alrea
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To: OldCorps
I hope to be there if I can talk my mom into coming to help with the kids. I'll have a 2 1/2yr old and a 9mth old in tow though if I can get there. The 2 1/2yr old would be great for a devil costume.. he is a little devil.
48 posted on 08/09/2003 9:50:43 AM PDT by honeygrl (I reserve the right to take any statement and copy it out of context.)
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To: FreedomPoster
Is there someone with a Georgia ping list? Also, it has been helpful with a couple of the FReeps to contact the local right to life chapters for support and back up. It sure upped the numbers in Denver and I believe it was San Diego.
49 posted on 08/09/2003 9:50:47 AM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: Trteamer
GO GET HER ATLANTA

remember, no pictures!!!!

50 posted on 08/09/2003 9:51:58 AM PDT by alrea
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