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"Mr. P.C." McCain: How he wants our votes but not our introductions
self | 2/27/08 | levotb

Posted on 02/27/2008 7:12:55 PM PST by levotb

John McCain couldn't handle the outstanding rebel-rousing introduction by Cincinnati conservative talk show host, Bill Cunningham the other day--a man the McCain Campaign had hired to introduce the Senator. Instead, Wussie McCain immediately "apologized" profusely to Obama for Cunningham's using Obama's full name over and over during the intro. This shows how "p.c." and how "wussie" John McCain is when it comes to worrying about how the left is going to perceive him. Instead of concentrating on gaining base support which he sorely needs and can't win without, he's playing to the left and saying to conservatives, "S**w you! I can win without you!".

I watched that introduction by Cunningham and there was NOTHING "nasty" or untoward in it. He didn't call the Jewish religion "a gutter religion", and he didn't call New York City "Hymietown"! As I see it, he was asking, "Do we really want a President who, if he is not a Muslim now, is going to (as Obama has said he would) 'cozy up' or "make friends" with Islamic dictators like Iran's dictator?" That was the message I got from Cunningham's words.

The ensuing flap is something McCain probably said "I could care less about", but he should care about it because it's hurting him, big-time, with conservatives who might otherwise be inclined to vote for him. Limbaugh, Hannity et al are rushing to defend one of their own, Bill Cunningham, as well they should. If McCain thinks he's "scored points" with conservatives, he needs to "think again". After McCain's shafting Cunningham following Cunningham's introduction, Cunningham said he "...would never vote for McCain" although he wouldn't vote for Hillary, either.

Besides being a nasty old man, John McCain still doesn’t value the words or accolades from conservatives--even those who have endorsed him. I think conservatives should "return the cold shoulder" towards McCain in November, big-time!


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To: levotb
I think we are going to lose big time if the face of John McCains campaign is the Cunninghams of this world. Wildly hurling unconfirmed accusations instead of civilly arguing issues that are on our side is a big mistake this time around. I believe most people in this country want more out of our politics then whats gone on for the last 16 yrs. I think most of the mushy middle whose votes we have to attract are tired of Clinton style politics and BDS and will not look kindly at our side if all we do is hurl personal insults and attack a candidate who campaigns on a platform of hope and bringing people together. We have good issues to argue reducing spending, national security, how to create the climate for job growth and a plan for the future of SS. We need to keep the cost of medical care from sky rocketing more than it has and do something about our energy needs. This is whats important to the American people. We can’t beat this guy with insults and innuendo.
51 posted on 02/27/2008 8:01:25 PM PST by mimaw
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To: nmh

I would also like to apologize to Barak Hussein Obama on behalf of Conservatives everywhere...

“Mr Obama, I’m sorry that John McCain thinks your middle name is offensive.

There, done it.


52 posted on 02/27/2008 8:05:06 PM PST by Wil H
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To: levotb

Cunningham is doing his darnedest to get a democrat elected.

Cunningham belongs in the back of Oboma’s bus for using this to make M O N E Y .


53 posted on 02/27/2008 8:05:22 PM PST by NoLibZone (If the Clinton years were so great for the libs why is Obama doing so well?)
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To: levotb

54 posted on 02/27/2008 8:11:32 PM PST by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: mimaw

In a perfect p.c. world, you could be right, mimaw. Politics used to be fun and nasty—until the p.c.ers on the left got a hold of it in the ‘70s. The Cunninghams of the world are sorely missed by a lot of us, not so much because he’s a conservative (I’m probably far more to the right than he is, by the way) but because he gets people’s interest going in an otherwise B-O-R-I-N-G race with, unfortunately, the best people having dropped out (for reasons many astute FR’s have described on other threads).


55 posted on 02/27/2008 8:12:18 PM PST by levotb
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To: libbylu

yeah. but can this country afford 4 years of retreat in the war on terror ? NO


56 posted on 02/27/2008 8:13:33 PM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: factmart
Wow, I’ve never been called that before. Do I get some kind of first timer award?
57 posted on 02/27/2008 8:15:22 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Guns don't kill people, gun free zones kill people)
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To: factmart

in WWII, would america have elected a nazi as president (even a “moderate nazi”)?!...i think we all know the answer is a resounding “NO!”

...yet today, we are at war with muslim extremists, and so i find it surreal that america is likely to elect a muslim as president (even a “moderate muslim”)...and i have heard no one in the media even mention this angle, and why??...well, it think it’s because we have been conditioned to this politically correct crap that says that it is somehow wrong to say this

...and for those who say he is not muslim, i say do you think he was given the name of hussein (mohammed’s grandson) because he father did not bring him up as a muslim?...do you think the kid had a choice to be a jew perhaps??...and if he is not a muslim now, the question needs to be asked “why?”...was he embarassed by the muslim faith, or is he still a closet muslim?


58 posted on 02/27/2008 8:18:30 PM PST by profit_guy
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To: Jorge
Don’t bother rationalizing with the people suffering from McCain derangement .
This crowd just looks for any excuse to trash McCain.
Even when a unknown local talk show host looking to make a big name for himself by trying to use the new Repub party leader by putting him in a very embarrassing position.
Quite a few of these so called republicans are DU pests just here to talk the unsuspecting into staying home and letting there radical socialist win. The DU pest crowd were here in full force during the 2006 election recommending the same stupid idea.
The rest are too far gone to figure out letting a radical Dem party get control over all three branches of gov’t and a veto proof majority would destroy this country and turn into a socialist hell hole.
If you know of a cure for this disease please tell us about it.
59 posted on 02/27/2008 8:20:13 PM PST by ncalburt
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To: Kickass Conservative
You forgot George Felix Allen. The nut case Democrat opponent in the Virginia Senate race always used his middle name to mock him. I must have missed the outrage in the MSM when that happened. After all, they had the MACACA comment to elevate the debate.

And do you remember Ann Richards nationally televised speech at the democrat convention in, I think, 1982? George HER-bert WALK-er Bush was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Blah blah blah. I don't recall the NYT's calling foul on that one.

60 posted on 02/27/2008 8:22:43 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: Old Sarge

What does that mean?


61 posted on 02/27/2008 8:25:08 PM PST by mystery-ak (gopachy.com)
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To: alicewonders
You mean like McCain did when he repeatedly lied about Romney saying he wanted "timetables" to withdraw from Iraq?

I didn't agee with McCain on that but I almost blame Romney for using language that was so easily misinterpreted.

62 posted on 02/27/2008 8:25:29 PM PST by Jorge
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To: profit_guy
How old was he when he was sent to live and be raised by his grandparents? They were not Muslim and I have not seen anything that proves he has been a follower of radical Islam. Don’t you think if any of the accusations made about this guy were true the Clintons private investigators would have dug up something substantial and dumped it on him by now?
63 posted on 02/27/2008 8:26:37 PM PST by mimaw
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To: Jorge

LOL, He will lose so big in november or can you not see that?


64 posted on 02/27/2008 8:27:19 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: levotb
Cunningham shoots off his mouth too much. Hannity is nearly as bad.

Saying mean things about the opposition just for the sake of saying them is pointless.

Like criticizing Hillary's big butt and Obama's big ears.

Says NOTHING about their record, nor anything about their REAL ambitions. That in the case of either of them is too scary to contemplate.

65 posted on 02/27/2008 8:28:13 PM PST by FixitGuy (By their fruits shall ye know them!)
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To: factmart
You must be a troll for McNuts.

Actually I've never liked McCain that much and especially am turned off by his infamous temper.

But he's right on this. You can't associate yourself with a bunch of out of control loud mouths when you're running for the White House.

66 posted on 02/27/2008 8:29:16 PM PST by Jorge
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To: ncalburt
Quite a few of these so called republicans are DU pests just here to talk the unsuspecting into staying home and letting there radical socialist win.

I believe it.

67 posted on 02/27/2008 8:31:41 PM PST by Jorge
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To: Old Sarge

I really do like your tagline...it speaks volumes...in fact your tagline speaks more than volumes of the three offerings left running for President of the United States, if one can call such three offerings. It certainly appears, your tagline has captured the meaning proposed, by the three left, in this run for the Presidency of our Nation.....I should probably add.... your tagline is beyond the words a mere compliment could ever express.


68 posted on 02/27/2008 8:32:15 PM PST by no-to-illegals (God Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform, Our Heroes. TLWNWNTTRS)
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To: imahawk
LOL, He will lose so big in november or can you not see that?

So who are you voting for. Clinton or Obama?

69 posted on 02/27/2008 8:33:19 PM PST by Jorge
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To: profit_guy
"and if he is not a muslim now, the question needs to be asked “why?”...was he embarassed by the muslim faith, or is he still a closet muslim?"

Who is going to have the stones to ask him this question?

Will Barak have the stones to denounce the muslim religion?

We need an honest answer then - WHY did he become a christian & not follow his father's beliefs?

You know they believe that once a muslim - always a muslim.

BAD things happen if you accept christianity & denounce them!!

70 posted on 02/27/2008 8:33:33 PM PST by LADY J
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To: biss5577

Are you part of mcnutts campaign?If not ,you sure should be.In case you dont know the bridge is out down the line.


71 posted on 02/27/2008 8:34:00 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: factmart

Oh no. fartmart called you a troll.


72 posted on 02/27/2008 8:35:15 PM PST by Jorge
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To: HighlyOpinionated
Barak Obama is 50% Caucasian, 43.75% Arab, and only 6.25% Negro-African. He doesn't have the lawful 12.5% Negro-African to legally claim to be African-American. Barak Obama is ARAB-AMERICAN.

What is your source for the above?

73 posted on 02/27/2008 8:35:42 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: mystery-ak

CTHULHU is the great monstrous creature of the H. P. Lovecraft novels. The Dread One is known throughout sci-fi fantasy as the ultimate expression of mind-wrenching horror.

Definitely the greater of any two evils.


74 posted on 02/27/2008 8:35:53 PM PST by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: ncalburt
If you know of a cure for this disease please tell us about it.

It's terminal. Just like the GOP's future.

75 posted on 02/27/2008 8:37:32 PM PST by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: sergeantdave
"McCain isn’t a complete butthole, but he’s got 99% of the picture completed."

I will not hurl names at McCain. It is useless at this point anyway.

What I will say is McCain is not Conservative and I truly believe he will damage us.

Having said that, I have to hold my nose and vote for him because the alternative is far worse. And I hate that lack of choice!

In any event we are screwed. It is only a matter of degree.

76 posted on 02/27/2008 8:41:19 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Jorge

Write in or will leave it blank and that is a promise.


77 posted on 02/27/2008 8:41:46 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: Jorge
I took a break from the site after 2006 because of the non stop posts by DU pests using the same tired lines such as
“the Repub are no conservative enough” or “there in bed with the lobbyists” or “ there is no difference between the two parties so why vote” or the classic “ maybe me need to lose in order to go back to our conservative roots and teach the RNC a lesson ?
There back again to implement a instant reply of the 2006 election results.
78 posted on 02/27/2008 8:42:41 PM PST by ncalburt
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To: Old Sarge

sounds serious .


79 posted on 02/27/2008 8:44:39 PM PST by ncalburt
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To: levotb

Everytime I hear someone tell me that I need to get behind him because he’s the unofficial (as yet) nominee, I’m going to laugh in their face.


80 posted on 02/27/2008 8:46:21 PM PST by tueffelhunden
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To: LADY J
Maybe he didn’t feel compelled to follow his fathers faith because his father basically dumped him.
81 posted on 02/27/2008 8:47:40 PM PST by mimaw
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To: factmart
I Donated thousands of dollars to Bush, McTraitor will get no money and help from me,

I'm sure you donated thousands of dollars to President Bush. You are so transparent troll.

Though I don't like McCain that much, I sure don't want to toe the Communist line with Obama or Clinton.

82 posted on 02/27/2008 8:49:17 PM PST by mplsconservative
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To: ncalburt
Quite a few of these so called republicans are DU pests...

Yeah... there are quite a few of those here pushing the liberal McCain.
They just signed up in the last few months. How long have you been here?

83 posted on 02/27/2008 8:51:56 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: levotb

I think McCain is wise not to get into this and risk the media making him a bigot. Beleive me, the media would not let go of him if he didn’t condemn it. What’s funny is the rats find it offensive that his entire name was used...What are they afraid of? His name or the fact that the American people will associate Obama with, the likes of Udai and Qusai Hussein.


84 posted on 02/27/2008 8:55:51 PM PST by hope (hope is the dope of the obamamaniacs)
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To: ncalburt

series and hugh


85 posted on 02/27/2008 8:56:08 PM PST by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: levotb
In 04, McLame had already alienated many for his stand and actions related to the POW/MIA hearings; how he and Kerry basically shut down any further investigations, berated, impugned and chastised Veteran family members and witnesses and refused to hold Vietnam’s feet to the fire in requiring concessions toward any relaxations of its tyrannical human rights abuse, much less insist on a more complete accounting of POW/MIA information.

Then, in 04, when we Vietnam Veterans began a concentrated effort to expose John “The Snake” Kerry for the backstabbing, traitorous POS he was, he basically told us to get over it, keep quiet and go away.

He also dissed and attacked the Swift Boat Vets for truth as well as John O’Neil’s book (Unfit for Command) BEFORE it was even released.

Rather than support us (or at the very least stay neutral) he came to the defense of his good “bud,” Kerry, the very same Kerry who thru his anti-war actions and antics and his ilk, had been responsible for prolonging the war thereby, protracting the suffering he and the other POW’s endured by years.

When he did this, McPain lost what little respect he had from me and many other vets and regardless of his having endured much as a POW, this in of itself could not justify his actions.

At that time (and I wish I still had it) I wrote him a 4 page letter in which I expressed my disappointment and anger towards him and the one thing I remember well is that I told him that even if he had found it in his heart to forgive and forget what Kerry had done, I could not.

Thus regardless of who ends up in the White House, I cannot bring myself to vote for him. Like W, he would probably end up being strong on National Defense and taxes. However, like Bush, he will be a disastrous RINO, with regards to every other PC issue and will end up caving to the DHIMIS even more than W has-—which is quite a lot.

Thankfully, whether or not I vote or for who, here in Vermont, is wholly irrelevant, thus, I won’t lose any sleep and whatever the outcome, will learn to adapt, go to Church more often and pray a lot for our country—God Bless It!!

86 posted on 02/27/2008 8:56:33 PM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet (One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All)
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To: calcowgirl

Oh my I have been outed !!
Get a grip cowgirl.
I just got a new name because my kid trashed the office and wrote all over everything.
So, I think its time for you to go chase those black helicopters you been hearing in your head.


87 posted on 02/27/2008 9:00:39 PM PST by ncalburt
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To: libbylu
I am praying she gets the nomination so I can vote for her in November.

This "Let Hillary Win" campaign is the worst idea of the millenium. She would do incalculable damage while you're waiting for 2012, and then she'd get re-elected. You'd be better off voting for McCain on the basis of his old age.

Hillary is The Worst Of The Worst, and I will rejoice if she loses her party's nomination.

88 posted on 02/27/2008 9:00:50 PM PST by HAL9000 ("If someone who has access to the press says something over and over again, people believe it"- B.C.)
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To: yldstrk
I think the relevant question is what is the man’s name?

His name is Barack [CENSORED} Obama, Jr. When he is sworn as President I wonder what name he will give. What name id he give when he was sworn in as a Senator.

89 posted on 02/27/2008 9:04:54 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Democrat Happens!)
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To: ncalburt
I just got a new name because my kid trashed the office and wrote all over everything.

? So you needed a new FR screenname? LOL. That's creative! (Did the dog eat your homework, too?)

So, I think its time for you to go chase those black helicopters you been hearing in your head.

Lots of helicopters around here.

90 posted on 02/27/2008 9:05:06 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet
whatever the outcome, will learn to adapt, go to Church more often and pray a lot for our country—God Bless It!!

Thank You, for your Service and Sacrifice For Our Nation.

91 posted on 02/27/2008 9:06:32 PM PST by no-to-illegals (God Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform, Our Heroes. TLWNWNTTRS)
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To: mimaw
"Maybe he didn’t feel compelled to follow his fathers faith because his father basically dumped him."

That would be a valid reason. I'd like to hear him denounce the muslim religion openly.

The MSM certainly took Romney apart on his religion...so fair is fair!

92 posted on 02/27/2008 9:07:52 PM PST by LADY J
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To: calcowgirl

Oh your so mean.
If you don’t have kids you can’t relate


93 posted on 02/27/2008 9:09:59 PM PST by ncalburt
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To: levotb

Yes, he is supporting Hillary Clinton. The CNN report quotes him directly: “I’m joining Ann Coulter in supporting Hillary Rodham Clinton”.


94 posted on 02/27/2008 9:12:30 PM PST by HAL9000 ("If someone who has access to the press says something over and over again, people believe it"- B.C.)
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To: LADY J
There is plenty to take the media on about but Romney and his religion is not one of them. The religious right crucified Romney. I think Obama should denounce radical Islam. Our own president hasn’t lumped every Muslim into a terrorist group.
95 posted on 02/27/2008 9:13:02 PM PST by mimaw
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To: ncalburt

Whatever!
I can’t think of a thing my kids could do that would require me to get a new FR screenname.


96 posted on 02/27/2008 9:13:23 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: mimaw
"I think Obama should denounce radical Islam. Our own president hasn’t lumped every Muslim into a terrorist group."

I think he should denounce it too!!

As for our President - calling Islam a religion of peace is quite a stretch in my opinion!

As for Obama - I have not heard him denouncing radical Islam...that's why the subject must be discussed.

97 posted on 02/27/2008 9:25:13 PM PST by LADY J
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To: ncalburt
The DU pest crowd were here in full force during the 2006 election recommending the same stupid idea.

There's a old Chinese proverb that says: Noob who signed up today has no room to accuse long standing FReepers of being DU pests.

98 posted on 02/27/2008 9:28:26 PM PST by jellybean (I brought the popcorn for the Battle of The Rinos - Proud Ann-droid and a Steyn-aholic)
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To: levotb

Cunningham said and did nothing wrong, but this Rockefeller RINO hates conservatives and thinsk we have no choice but to vote for him. That is exaactly the attitude that will cause us not to.


99 posted on 02/27/2008 9:33:22 PM PST by TBP
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To: ModelBreaker
And do you remember Ann Richards nationally televised speech at the democrat convention in, I think, 1982? George HER-bert WALK-er Bush was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Blah blah blah. I don't recall the NYT's calling foul on that one.

I think it was '92, and what she said was even more disrespectful: "Poooor Geoooorge...he was born with a silver FOOT in his mouth." The MSM loved that and replayed it continually. She rode it to the Texas governorship.

100 posted on 02/27/2008 10:00:59 PM PST by ntnychik
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