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Speak of Coulter? We must
The Palm Beach POst ^ | 06/11/06 | Palm Beach Post Editorialist

Posted on 06/11/2006 6:32:21 AM PDT by bornacatholic

If Ann Coulter wrote about herself the way she writes about others, she might be an "elitist shrew who is ignoring state election law to save her own skin." Or worse.

Instead, the self-appointed defender of American democracy and values is fighting allegations, which The Post's Jose Lambiet first exposed in February, that rather than correct her address, she voted in the wrong precinct during the Feb. 7 Palm Beach election. Rather than admit her error, correct her registration and move on, Ms. Coulter has hired former U.S. Attorney Marco Jimenez to defend her from the indignity of having to follow the law.

Ms. Coulter is the book world equivalent of a shock jock. She started with hyberbole in her first screed eight years ago, so it isn't surprising that for her fifth and latest she had to seek dizzying levels of incoherence and meanness. But the Ann Coulter who in Godless castigates four New Jersey 9/11 widows as "the Witches of East Brunswick," saying "I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much" is happy to play victim as soon as the heat gets high.

During her Tuesday spewfest on Fox News' Hannity & Colmes, Ms. Coulter made clear that she doesn't want her home address to grace a public record, even if it is required for voting. "Do you need my Social Security number?". "Should we get my stalkers on the line with my address and apartment number?" Then she blamed The Post. "When you go to the bush-league newspapers," she said, "you get all the venom of The New York Times, but they're all retarded."

But what did happen? Did someone who just looked like Ann Coulter try to vote using the home address of Ann Coulter's real estate agent? When the imposter was told that she was in the right place but had to fill out a change-of-address form, why did she leave and vote in the wrong place? It must have been an imposter, because surely the Ann Coulter who was a stickler for the law during the 2000 election recount - labeling the Florida Supreme Court a "kangaroo court" because she disagreed with its rulings - never would knowingly violate the law, then lash out at those who try to enforce it. Would she?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anncoulter; coulter
This is the letter I wrote in response. They seldom publish my letters.

The PBP has provided me with a lot of enjoyment the last several days. From a unflattering cartoon of Ann Coulter, to an editorial about her, the PBP really seems angered by her audacity.

Who is she to have opinions so blatantly heterodox in the face of all the mephitic orthodoxies assumed by the left?

Imagine the arrogance of a conservative woman hiring a lawyer? Who does she think she is?

What appears to have especially angered so many on the extreme left, the PBP included, is her statements about the women whose family members were murdered by terrorists.

In their objections, they prove the very point Ann was making in her book.

"...The Democrats hit on an ingenious strategy: They would choose only messengers whom we're not allowed to reply to. That's why Democratic spokesmen these days are sobbing, hysterical women. You can't respond to them because that would be questioning the authenticity of their suffering."

Let's see how the PBP editorialists repond to a woman of impeccable "credentials" when it comes to one who suffered every bit as much as the women who have tried to use the terrorist attacks for partisan political advantage.

From "The Telegraph" 06/27/04...

"Among the activist leaders of 9/11 families' groups it is safe to say that Debra Burlingame - whose brother, Charles, was the pilot of the plane that crashed into the Pentagon - is not a uniformly popular figure."

"Ms Burlingame, a staunch Democrat, has become the first public 9/11 "dissident" - a vocal critic of the "blame game" being played over the al-Qaeda attacks - and an unlikely defender of George W Bush. For good measure, the outspoken former lawyer describes some of the bereaved 9/11 families as America's "rock stars of grief".

I am looking forward to reading what the PBP has to say in response to Debra Burlingame whose thoughts Ann Coulter echoes.

1 posted on 06/11/2006 6:32:23 AM PDT by bornacatholic
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To: bornacatholic

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/opinion/content/info/mail.html


2 posted on 06/11/2006 6:33:14 AM PDT by bornacatholic (Pope Paul VI. "Use of the old Ordo Missae is in no way left to the choice of priests or people.")
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To: bornacatholic
The rules, the rules!


3 posted on 06/11/2006 6:34:41 AM PDT by BullDog108 ("Conservatives believe in God. Liberals think they are God." ---Ann Coulter)
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To: bornacatholic

Very good. It always helps to back up your assertions with facts and quotes. I am sure your letter will go in the circular file.


4 posted on 06/11/2006 6:35:40 AM PDT by satchmodog9 (Most people stand on the tracks and never even hear the train coming)
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To: bornacatholic

I'm not coulters biggest fan one way or the other. She's just another pundit among the herd.


5 posted on 06/11/2006 6:37:56 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: bornacatholic

Oh my the land of 'chads' complaining about methods of voting and hiring of legal representation.... liberals sure do have perverse minds.


6 posted on 06/11/2006 6:38:23 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: bornacatholic

The blame game goes around for all sides.....

But the question remains, did Ms. Coulter use a false address on her voter application form and sign the oath on the form certifying that everything was correct on the form? If she did then she needed to correct it. If she didn't then the election officials were in error.

Is Ms. Coulter still registered in Connecticut? I read on some blog that she was.


7 posted on 06/11/2006 6:38:59 AM PDT by deport
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To: deport

Ann reportedly has some serious stalker problems of the worst kind. She's trying to keep her address secret, exactly what the media is trying to make public knowledge.

I hope she whips the left with every stick she can find.


8 posted on 06/11/2006 6:44:02 AM PDT by KyHammer (Blowed up sir!)
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To: bornacatholic

I read somewhere that Ann Coulter has a stalker, I can understand why she wouldn't want to reveal her actual home address when voting. There must be someway to handle a situation like that.

In 2000 a friend who had a very serious operation wanted to vote but the polling place was such that it was in an open muddy field and it was raining all day which made the field even more slippery, she went a few block away to another polling place that was on the inside of a church and asked if there were any way she could possibly vote there.

The ones in charge went to the other polling place called some who were higher ups and requested that the woman place her ballot right there in a closed safe place, after a hour or so of making certain they followed all the laws the woman was able to cast her vote, but every legal precaution was taken to ensure they followed the law to the letter.


9 posted on 06/11/2006 6:44:42 AM PDT by stopem (God Bless the U.S.A the Troops who protect her, and their Commander In Chief !)
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To: KyHammer
"Ann reportedly has some serious stalker problems of the worst kind."

You might have to blame FR for that. If TBLSPN was still allowed to spend his day here posting at 38 threads per hour Coulture wouldn't have that problem.

10 posted on 06/11/2006 6:47:01 AM PDT by CWOJackson
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To: deport

The real question is this: How many illegal aliens have voted for Democrats in the past 10 years in close elections resulting in a Democratic (but not democratic)victory?


11 posted on 06/11/2006 6:48:11 AM PDT by wmileo
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To: bornacatholic
Just what I need, a lesson on proper voting procedures by the biggest voting fraud practitioners on the entire planet, the "liberal" Dim-O-Craps.

Absurdity and arrogance to the Nth degree.
12 posted on 06/11/2006 6:49:38 AM PDT by garyhope
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To: bornacatholic

Why is Jane Gorelick not in jail?


13 posted on 06/11/2006 6:51:42 AM PDT by bvw
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To: bornacatholic
"...The Democrats hit on an ingenious strategy: They would choose only messengers whom we're not allowed to reply to. That's why Democratic spokesmen these days are sobbing, hysterical women. You can't respond to them because that would be questioning the authenticity of their suffering."

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Also, John Kerry and Jack Murtha fall into the same category. Former war heroes who gave meritorious service to their country were supposed to be able to make the treasonous arguments espoused by the leftists and be unassailable by conservatives because of their past war records.
The reverse is also true. White males are believed to be unable to make statements about, women, minorities, gays and entitlements because they are democrat symbols of the oppressor American imperialist racist, bigot, homophobe.
Ann, knowing the enemy quite well simply takes their sacred cows and pushes the buttons to produce the desired responses which expose these anti-American, anti-freedom, one world socialists for what they truly are, subversives, attempting to destroy the American way of life, and reduce the United States to a small peice of the world socialist order, run of course by the American left.
14 posted on 06/11/2006 6:53:57 AM PDT by photodawg
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To: bornacatholic

Slander, pure. Here it is: Coulter's voting address and any attempt she may have made to vote with a wrong address is an slanderous point to bring up in a discussion about her book. It's an unrelated issue, thrown in only for the effect of defaming her.


15 posted on 06/11/2006 7:10:58 AM PDT by bvw
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To: KyHammer
I can certainly understand Ann's dilemma. I know that in my work, I have to be very guarded about my personal information lest a disgruntled client decides to retaliate. Being as high profile as she is, Ann attracts nut jobs on both sides. She has inflamed some of the most vicious extremists on the left, not the least of whom is the queen beast herself (with a trail of bodies in her wake), by simply telling the unsugar-coated truth about them. On the other extreme are her adoring fans, among whom are certainly those who aren't tethered too well. Even here on FR, there are men who can't mention her name without nearly wetting their pants. If I were in her shoes, I would find a way to keep my private life far from public access.

It seems to me that I remember reading somewhere a while back, that there is a legal way that celebrities, and Ann really is a celebrity in her own right, can handle keeping their private information out of public record with good cause. There are just too many lunatics with computer skills and connections in high powerful places.

16 posted on 06/11/2006 7:11:12 AM PDT by sweetliberty (Stupidity should make you sterile.)
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To: bornacatholic
... an anonymous editorialist?

Yep.
That's gonna make a rhetorical impression. I wasn't aware that political hitmen had a school of higher education.

17 posted on 06/11/2006 7:17:34 AM PDT by Publius6961 (Multiculturalism is the white flag of a dying country)
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To: bornacatholic
Tsk tsk tsk... no respect for a lady. Don't they think she might have a valid reason for not voting close to home? There are two sides of the story. But liberals want people to think they're the ones who are always right.

(Denny Crane: "Every one should carry a gun strapped to their waist. We need more - not less guns.")

18 posted on 06/11/2006 7:20:44 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: sweetliberty

Well, I intend to help Annie all I can ... by buying her books so she has the wealth to live where she darn well pleases and a closet full of those little black dresses. She looks marvelous! [/Billy Krystol voice]


19 posted on 06/11/2006 7:21:53 AM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: Just mythoughts
LOL I once called into Randi Rhodes's talk show when she was still a local. Randi is now on Air America. In any event, she was complaning that we Palm Beach County voters were confused over the "butterfly- ballots" and that is why Gore lost.

I called and told her I was not confused but when I said I wasn't confused because I was a white, male, heterosexual, Christian, she hung-up.

20 posted on 06/11/2006 7:24:27 AM PDT by bornacatholic (Pope Paul VI. "Use of the old Ordo Missae is in no way left to the choice of priests or people.")
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To: deport

All I know about the "incident" is what was reported in the PBP. And, to me, the PBP is to accuracy what Ted Kennedy is to absetmiousness.


21 posted on 06/11/2006 7:26:16 AM PDT by bornacatholic (Pope Paul VI. "Use of the old Ordo Missae is in no way left to the choice of priests or people.")
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To: bvw
I am sure you understand the left fears strong women. They especially hate strong,effective, conservative women.

The left wants to keep women high-heeled, aborted, and in an office.

That is one reason they absolutely hate such women as Coulter, Schlafly, Thatcher etc etc

22 posted on 06/11/2006 7:31:34 AM PDT by bornacatholic (Pope Paul VI. "Use of the old Ordo Missae is in no way left to the choice of priests or people.")
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To: CWOJackson
Seems like there are still a few here that get their panties in a self righteous wad whenever Ann is mentioned. I think the religious theme of this last book has sent a couple close to the edge.
Ann's gifts are intelligence backed up with guts and backbone, the latter two ingredients sadly missing in our conservative elites.
23 posted on 06/11/2006 7:34:17 AM PDT by KyHammer (Blowed up sir!)
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To: Publius6961
For editorialists, The Palm Beach Post has a commune of collectivists whose opinions range from the far left to the extreme far left.

I think they consider that editorial diversity

24 posted on 06/11/2006 7:40:16 AM PDT by bornacatholic (Pope Paul VI. "Use of the old Ordo Missae is in no way left to the choice of priests or people.")
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To: cripplecreek

Her book sales and the hatred she engenders, not to mention her intellect and the quality of her arguements, are, to me, evidence she is not just another pundit.


25 posted on 06/11/2006 7:43:32 AM PDT by bornacatholic (Pope Paul VI. "Use of the old Ordo Missae is in no way left to the choice of priests or people.")
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To: bvw

Conservative timidity. Were she a republican and the dems had total control of the branches of gov't she'd be in Martha Stewart's old cell


26 posted on 06/11/2006 7:45:22 AM PDT by bornacatholic (Pope Paul VI. "Use of the old Ordo Missae is in no way left to the choice of priests or people.")
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To: bvw

You betcha. This "witch" Gorelick id directly responsible for 911 along with Bill and Hillary Clinton and the entire Democrat Party. The "Jersey Gals" border on being morons, and are traitorsx to the USA, but so what, all Democrats are!!! When they are getting abused and murdered by Muslim Terrorists aided and abetted by their wonderful Democrat Party vermin, maybe then, "They Will Get it?"!!!


27 posted on 06/11/2006 8:01:41 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: bornacatholic
She's still on the United Technologies Board of Directors: (http://investors.utc.com/bios.cfm)
Jamie S. Gorelick
Partner,
WilmerHale
After Fannie Mae, she belongs more in jail than poor Martha Stewart. Or at the very least on trial for fraud, embezzlement, breach of fiduciary duty. Makes one wonder what UT is all about.
28 posted on 06/11/2006 8:03:18 AM PDT by bvw
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To: photodawg
I don't know about Murtha but IMO Kerry was not a former war hero and he did not give meritorious service to his country. That demeans all heroes and all those that did give meritorious service.

My dad served two tours, that's full tours, of duty in Viet Nam and thank God he did not get one Purple Heart, just a bad skin condition due to the constant humidity.

I mean, come on, three Purple Hearts, the number required to get the heck out of there, and not one over night stay in a medical clinic??????????
29 posted on 06/11/2006 8:06:31 AM PDT by BabsC
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To: bornacatholic
Bump comment:

"Rhett knows Gone With the Wind widows tapping their feet to dance music aren't treated the same... and so do we..."

30 posted on 06/11/2006 8:08:12 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hang zarqs by his feet in the center of Baghdad and put a NYTimes in his hand-pissant)
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To: bornacatholic

The editorial reads like is was a lottery draw of random words written on small scraps of paper-Perhaps Chads.

Would not expect anything more from the Palm Beach MSM.


31 posted on 06/11/2006 8:34:54 AM PDT by rod1
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To: bvw
Oh, I agree. And, let's not forget ol' Franklin Raines is black and Gorelick is a woman so they get a stay-out-of-jail pass from tepid republicans fearful of the labels "racist" and "sexist."

Ann Coulter cited Peter Brimelow in her book. Her citation applies to the Raines case..

Peter Brimelow's definition of a "racist" (is) "someone who is winning an argument with a liberal."

As to why Gorelick is on that board, and why Raines avoided prosecution for Fannie Mae's illegal, execrable actions, one notes that dems practice liberal tribalism

32 posted on 06/11/2006 10:00:00 AM PDT by bornacatholic (Pope Paul VI. "Use of the old Ordo Missae is in no way left to the choice of priests or people.")
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To: bornacatholic
[ Ms. Coulter is the book world equivalent of a shock jock. She started with hyberbole in her first screed eight years ago, so it isn't surprising that for her fifth and latest she had to seek dizzying levels of incoherence and meanness. ]

I'll bet the author of this article HATES Ann Coulter but LOVES Howard Stern.. Now thats a mental disorder..

33 posted on 06/11/2006 10:14:30 AM PDT by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole..)
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To: hosepipe

Amen, brother. As far as I know, the PBP has never had an editorial denouncing Mr. Stern. It HAS had pieces published extolling the innumerable virtues of Cindy Sheehan however


34 posted on 06/11/2006 10:31:15 AM PDT by bornacatholic (Pope Paul VI. "Use of the old Ordo Missae is in no way left to the choice of priests or people.")
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To: wmileo
How many illegal aliens have voted for Democrats in the past 10 years

Don't forget the deceased. The dead always vote Democrat!
35 posted on 06/11/2006 10:38:10 AM PDT by Beckwith (The liberal media has picked sides and they've sided with the Jihadists.)
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To: BabsC
and not one over night stay in a medical clinic??????????

and not one hour . . .
36 posted on 06/11/2006 10:42:22 AM PDT by Beckwith (The liberal media has picked sides and they've sided with the Jihadists.)
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To: sweetliberty
Even here on FR, there are men who can't mention her name without nearly wetting their pants.

Slightly inaccurate terminology.

< ]B^)

37 posted on 06/11/2006 11:39:50 AM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen, Meers.)
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To: bornacatholic

I've never seen any attempt to attack someone over something so petty.


38 posted on 06/11/2006 11:44:22 AM PDT by AmishDude (Everybody loves AmishDude)
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To: bornacatholic

"mephitic orthodoxies" Oooohh. Good one.

My two grown hardcore conservative kids read, and both of them have bought Coulter's book. Of course, they buy all her books.

My liberal daughter is traveling the world with her boyfriend and doesn't read anyway. But two out of three ain't bad.


39 posted on 06/11/2006 11:48:00 AM PDT by Luke21 (Democrats hate us, our heritage, and our religion. They think we belong in cages. Never forget.)
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To: Erasmus
"Slightly inaccurate terminology."

As accurate as a lady's going to get.

40 posted on 06/11/2006 11:59:07 AM PDT by sweetliberty (Stupidity should make you sterile.)
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To: KyHammer

She's trying to keep her address secret, exactly what the media is trying to make public knowledge.



Well then she shouldn't own property, etc. I am not sure about FL but here in TX your address is public knowledge to anyone that cares to go to the court house and look up the property info from the deed records, tax rolls, etc. Voter info has always been open also. Lots of ways to look up a person should anyone care to.

So sounds like a cop out to me. So she should be allowed to lie, swear to the lie and then not be called on it..... No way, imo.


41 posted on 06/11/2006 12:03:57 PM PDT by deport
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To: bornacatholic
At least our pit bull is beautiful and smart.

BTW: Where's carvell been lately? Neutered yet?
42 posted on 06/11/2006 12:05:15 PM PDT by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: wmileo

How many illegal aliens have voted for Democrats in the past 10 years in close elections resulting in a Democratic (but not democratic)victory?



Don't know and that is illegal if done. But that doesn't give Ms. Coulter the right to flaunt the laws, lie and swear to it, imo.


43 posted on 06/11/2006 12:05:58 PM PDT by deport
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To: deport
So sounds like a cop out to me. So she should be allowed to lie, swear to the lie and then not be called on it..... No way, imo.

Hell, why not? The legal system has been twisted in every other way to accommodate liberal women.

Our women should get a turn ;o)

44 posted on 06/11/2006 12:10:32 PM PDT by papertyger (Evil preys on civility.)
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To: wmileo

And let's not forget those South Dakotan dead indians. Wonder what they said their addresses were?


45 posted on 06/11/2006 12:26:37 PM PDT by Marysecretary (Thank you, Lord, for FOUR MORE YEARS!!!)
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To: cripplecreek
Your syndrome is called "milquetoast". It goes away when one removes himself/herself from a fence.
46 posted on 06/11/2006 12:30:30 PM PDT by fish hawk
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To: BabsC
I don't know about Murtha but IMO Kerry was not a former war hero and he did not give meritorious service to his country
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I'm not talking about objective reality here, obviously Kerry was a disgrace to his country and to the military, and a traitor as well. I'm talking about the democrat tactic of having someone with purple hearts, or combat record, or relatives who died during battle, to represent their communist position on issues, so it would be more difficult to attack their credibility.
48 posted on 06/11/2006 4:41:40 PM PDT by photodawg
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To: bornacatholic

They're going to try to demonize Ann the same way they did Joe McCarthy. Conservatives cannot let that happen.


49 posted on 06/11/2006 6:40:45 PM PDT by tomzz
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To: photodawg


The only way dems could improve on the gigolo/shyster ticket they ran in 04 would be some sort of an Arnold/Iscariat ticket.


50 posted on 06/11/2006 6:41:50 PM PDT by tomzz
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