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Limbaugh Intentionally Throwing November Election to Hillary? (Real Reason He Wants Her to Stay in?)
Federal Review ^ | 03/03/08

Posted on 03/03/2008 5:10:55 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines

There seems to be an inherent inconsistency in how radio host Rush Limbaugh is analyzing Hillary Clinton's chances for election.

On his radio show, he is urging his listeners to vote for her in tomorrow's primaries.

Limbaugh claims to be doing this because he thinks that the longer Clinton stays in the race, the more she'll damage Obama and the party, thereby increasing the chances of a Republican victory in November.

This, however, is contradicted by his statements about how resilient a candidate Mrs. Clinton would be. For example, today he stated that "these Clintons are like cockroaches. They'll be the last thing left after a nuclear blast."

If, as Limbaugh states, Hillary Clinton is such a tough candidate, it makes no sense for him to want her in the race if he truly hopes for a GOP win in November.

All of this leads to the conclusiong that, in fact, Limbaugh wants Hillary to be our next President.

As recently as last month, Limbaugh stated that, if John McCain were the Republican nominee, he would rather see the Democrats win the White House.

If that's the case, perhaps Limbaugh sees Hillary Clinton as a better (and more profitable target) for his program's commentary in the coming years. He already has years of experience mocking the Clintons. Furthermore, attacks on Hillary don't come with the risk of being called a racist, even if wrongly.

Finally, there may be simple profit motive. In the past it has been suggested that a President of one party, increases the circulation of magazines on the other side. Limbaugh, of course, publishes a monthly "Limbaugh Letter" magazine. And, of course, he is widely considered to have enjoyed his greatest popularity during the previous Clinton administration.

If this is true, perhaps Republicans in Texas and Ohio might want to reconsider taking voting advice from Rush in tomorrow's primaries.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Ohio; US: Rhode Island; US: Texas; US: Vermont
KEYWORDS: 2008; hillary; ihatehilary; limbaugh; nohillary; noooo; obama; rush; stophillary
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I'm big, long time, fan of Rush. But he is going to get Hillary elected with his antics tomorrow.

Take her out: remove all doubt!

1 posted on 03/03/2008 5:11:00 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
If HRC is elected it will not be because of Limbaugh it will be because the American people are idiots.
2 posted on 03/03/2008 5:13:48 PM PST by svcw (The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

He got Bill elected. Why not Hillary?


3 posted on 03/03/2008 5:13:57 PM PST by pjsbro
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
12 million viewers now, 20 million when Clinton was POTUS.
4 posted on 03/03/2008 5:14:06 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (McCain, and or Huckabee will send a self-abused stomped elephant to the DRNC.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

If Rush had the power these idiot THINK he has we would not be talking about a McCain nominee.

Rush is correct.

So was Cassandra.


5 posted on 03/03/2008 5:14:49 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Two theories: 1)The longer Queen Hildabeast is viable, the more the ‘Rats will fight, and bloody themselves, and make McNasty look even better...or, 2)...in the event the ‘Rat gets elected - when the business cycle finally gets around to a real serious downturn, better it be when the ‘Rats are running the show.


6 posted on 03/03/2008 5:14:57 PM PST by Keith in Iowa ( <<<Dyslexics Untie!!!>>>*<<<Life's a bitch, don't elect one President.>>>)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Good point. Bill Clinton’s Presidency also made Ann Coluter’s career.


7 posted on 03/03/2008 5:15:00 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (You can't be serious about national security unless you're serious about border security)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Rush couldn’t sway the Republican Primaries, what makes you think he can sway the Democrat Primaries?


8 posted on 03/03/2008 5:15:32 PM PST by shempy
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

On the other hand, with a hillary president and a rat congress, the fairness doctrine gets passed and Rush is thrown off hundreds of stations.

That’s a big hole in your theory.


9 posted on 03/03/2008 5:15:51 PM PST by sergeantdave (Governments hate armed citizens more than armed criminals)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Good point. Bill Clinton’s Presidency also made your moniker possible.


10 posted on 03/03/2008 5:16:57 PM PST by shempy
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I agree with Rush. Obama is a much more formidable opponent than Hillary. I think that he is absolutely right to try to throw primary votes to her. To say that he wants her to win the presidency is patently absurd.


11 posted on 03/03/2008 5:17:40 PM PST by tennteacher (Hunter Conservative)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

>> I’m big, long time, fan of Rush.

Me too.

But I think Rush has jumped the shark with his support for Hillary.

Fact is, she’s a Clintoon (synonomous with “criminal”). She will do whatever it takes to gain power. WHATEVER it takes.

She’s behind a hundred or so delegates? So what. Especially when it will be essentially impossible for Obama to gain enough before the convention to clinch the nomination.

If it’s a bloody, brutal, damaging convention you want, the best way to ensure that is to keep Obama in the lead.

But, while “bloody convention” would be an *acceptable* outcome for me personally, what I REALLY want is to see the beyotch’s political coffin nailed shut. Finally and with no hope of escaping to terrorize the countryside ever again.

Oh and did I mention that I also despise that scummy hubby of hers? NEVER do I want to envision him in his boxer shorts in the Oval Office.

For these reasons, I will be voting for Obama tomorrow in the TX primary.

Sorry, El Rushbo.


12 posted on 03/03/2008 5:18:28 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Retire Ron Paul! Support Chris Peden (www.chrispeden.org))
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

The eventual full implementation of the Fairness Doctrine by any of the next “leftist” POTUS will mean eventually no more conservative talk radio and no more Rush Limbaugh (as well as no more “everything conservative” from the new media). So, why would Rush seriously want any of the final candidates for POTUS to win on November 4?


13 posted on 03/03/2008 5:18:47 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (Vote for conservatives AT ALL POLITICAL LEVELS! Encourage all others to do the same on November 4!)
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To: shempy

Who cares. If you go vote for Hillary, you are an idiot. Why would you put that bullet in the chamber? What an idiot. McCain is toast no matter. I say Obama is far better than Hillary.


14 posted on 03/03/2008 5:19:31 PM PST by joebeth
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
these Clintons are like cockroaches. They'll be the last thing left after a nuclear blast.

That was pretty good, actually.
15 posted on 03/03/2008 5:20:14 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
...can you imagine, the terrors / fears, the 'Rats are havin'.....hara kiri (seppuku being the more formal term) en mass.
16 posted on 03/03/2008 5:20:21 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (just b/c your paranoid, doesn't mean "they" aren't out to get you...our hopes were dashed by CINOs :)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

50% of American voters have consistently said that under no circumstances would they vote for Hillary. This number has never wavered. Of the remaining 50% there are large numbers of voters who are not fans but would consider it.

Hillary and Bill may be crafty, but I really doubt they are crafty enough to overcome the fact that all of the media fawning over Hillary for 16 years did nothing but make at least half the nation despise her.


17 posted on 03/03/2008 5:20:23 PM PST by SlapHappyPappy
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Rush...

You magnificent bastard!


18 posted on 03/03/2008 5:20:32 PM PST by Riptides
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To: svcw
Worth repeating in BOLD:

If HRC is elected it will not be because of Limbaugh it will be because the American people are idiots.

Think about it, FReepers...

19 posted on 03/03/2008 5:21:27 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Wrong - any dem is going to do the opposite - namely vote for Hussein who will be the easiest to defeat.


20 posted on 03/03/2008 5:22:31 PM PST by spanalot
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
12 million viewers now, 20 million when Clinton was POTUS.

Viewers??

This entire article is mighty silly.
21 posted on 03/03/2008 5:24:02 PM PST by alecqss
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
But ...but ... but ... she's so likable. She's one of us.

CNN: Clinton relaxes with a beer.

22 posted on 03/03/2008 5:24:03 PM PST by Daffynition (The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Good point - maybe there was one good thing that came out of the Clinton presidency...


23 posted on 03/03/2008 5:24:21 PM PST by IMTOFT (At least I'm enjoying the ride...)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Limbaugh doesn’t have a hidden agenda. He wants to see the Democratic Party tear itself apart. It couldn’t happen to a better bunch of kooks. Rush is going to have his hands full no matter who wins this one. All three of the remaining possibilities are likely to pass another fairness doctrine. Obama and Hillary will do it to kill the conservative voice, and McCain will do it out of spite, calling it integrity.


24 posted on 03/03/2008 5:24:48 PM PST by pallis
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To: pjsbro

is pjsbro spanish for F888idiot?


25 posted on 03/03/2008 5:25:31 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Never say never (there'll be a VP you'll like))
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To: joebeth

I think Hill would move more to the middle than Hussein, and agree with Rush, as his supporters don’t seem to care about issues at all. It is all conjecture though.


26 posted on 03/03/2008 5:26:27 PM PST by libbylu
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To: joebeth
McCain will be the next President.

However, if by some chance Obama mob gets to the White House it will be an unmitigated disaster and, like many years ago in Russia, we will not be able to get rid of them for decades.

27 posted on 03/03/2008 5:27:28 PM PST by alecqss
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
This is silliness.

Limbaugh: I'd Back McCain Over Hillary

28 posted on 03/03/2008 5:27:32 PM PST by Gumption
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To: joebeth; Admin Moderator
McCain is toast no matter. I say Obama is far better than Hillary.

Looking at your signup date and your posts since you signed up, I'd guess you're a leftist troll.

29 posted on 03/03/2008 5:27:33 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Retire Ron Paul! Support Chris Peden (www.chrispeden.org))
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To: tennteacher

Perhaps the author knows this.

Just wait. If it is obama it will be portrayed as nixon (with checkers instead of McCain’s scandals) vs JFk (with fainting girls instead of mistresses)


30 posted on 03/03/2008 5:27:58 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: joebeth
I say Obama is far better than Hillary.

You say so and anyone that disagrees is an idiot? And you have been around here for less than 2 weeks?

Read up on Obama and you will find that he is just as greasy, just as much a communist, just as evil as Hillary is. The big difference is that Hillary is widely hated. If I am going to live under a commie, one that is hated will do less damage.

31 posted on 03/03/2008 5:28:23 PM PST by shempy
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To: Caipirabob

Absolutely right. Even conservatives give Rush too much credit, drives me nuts. I love him for who he is and having someone that thinks like I do about a lot of things and says so. And we are not mind numb robots, lolol.


32 posted on 03/03/2008 5:28:25 PM PST by libbylu
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Currently, these two women are the only females to hold office in the New World...both are better looking than Shrillery and both are smarter. Unfortunately, like her, both swing to the left. The one on the right is Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile; the other is Cristina Elizabet Fernández de Kirchner, president of Argentina.


33 posted on 03/03/2008 5:28:49 PM PST by meandog (Please pray for future President McCain--day minus 323 and counting! Stay home and get Baraked!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Rush’s motive is simple. He wants to keep her in so she can drag out the dirt on Obama, and Obama retaliates/responds, making him and her look stupid. It’s quite clever, really.


34 posted on 03/03/2008 5:29:00 PM PST by swatbuznik
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To: SlapHappyPappy
“50% of American voters have consistently said that under no circumstances would they vote for Hillary. This number has never wavered. Of the remaining 50% there are large numbers of voters who are not fans but would consider it.”

I agree - I’ve always felt that ultimately Hillary is unelectable due to her very high disapproval rating. (One talking head made the comment that the only group Hillary is capable of energizing is the conservative base to vote against her.) I believe Obama is electable, which is very scary - he is a political neophyte who would be paralyzed by the myriad demands of the office.

35 posted on 03/03/2008 5:29:39 PM PST by IMTOFT (At least I'm enjoying the ride...)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Who is viewing what? The Ditto Cam? Personally, I listen.
The Author of this drivel obviously is not a Listener. Rush wants Republcans in power no matter what. Hillary resents the opportunity to bloody Obama up. McQueeg is too much of a pansy to take on Obama. Mc Queeg prefers turning on his own party instead.
This whole controversy is paltry B.S. and so is this article.


36 posted on 03/03/2008 5:30:08 PM PST by acapesket (never had a vote count in all my years here)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Personally, I can’t in conscience vote for hillary or obama. To be honest, I don’t know WHAT is best for our country in this miserable situation. Tomorrow is primary day in Vermont. I have a good candidate to vote for on the town selectboard, and I’ll see what the other options are. I expect that Vermont Democrats are probably stupid enough to vote for Obama.

All three presidential candidates represent serious dangers to the future of our country, IMHO. I’ll give Rush the benefit of the doubt that he’s giving the best advice he can in difficult circumstances, whether or not he proves to be right.

Who knows what’s best to do at this point? Our options are severely limited.


37 posted on 03/03/2008 5:30:41 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

It is best to have Hillary running instead of Obama who I don’t trust at all. With Hillary you know what you are getting. Obama nothing is cut and dried. Scary. Besides, Hillary would lose bigger in the national election than Obama would.


38 posted on 03/03/2008 5:31:25 PM PST by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I agree. Rush is peeing me off trying to keep her in this.


39 posted on 03/03/2008 5:32:16 PM PST by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: skinkinthegrass

>> hara kiri (seppuku being the more formal term) en mass.

In “seppuku”, isn’t there a person that stands behind the hara-kiri-ee (or whatever you call the soon-to-be-dead one) and administers the coup de grace to the neck with a big ol’ sword, right after Mr. Lost Face slices his tummy open?

If the donks are going to do this en masse, I bet they’ll need some volunteers for the neck-whacking...?

Just wondering.


40 posted on 03/03/2008 5:32:33 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Retire Ron Paul! Support Chris Peden (www.chrispeden.org))
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Whoever wrote this for Federal Review is talking out of his ass. If he has listened to Rush consistently, then the questions he posits and then tries to answer cleverly are irrelevant. If he has not listened to Rush consistently, then the question he posits are also irrelevant because he has not bothered to listen.

The real reason Rush says voters in Texas and Ohio should vote for Hillary is because the longer she is in the race the longer she and Barack will have to fight and the more she "can bloody him up politically", the longer she will be around to bring out stuff about Barack that neither the main stream media nor McCain in his moronic "civility" will bring out, the longer people will have to see Barack under pressure and not merely as a political love interest/infatuation unchallenged by the real world. This is and has been clearly evident to anyone who bothers to listen to Rush. The only reason the writer of the above seems to have missed it is because, had he listened, there would have been no reason for him to have written anything at all.
41 posted on 03/03/2008 5:33:41 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

McCain beats Hillary. Obama beats McCain.

Any questions?


42 posted on 03/03/2008 5:33:41 PM PST by COgamer
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
GOP Primary: Muckster vs Huckster | Confirm Duncan Hunter on Ballot in Texas, RI. Fred OH. Huck VT

There are conservatives who are describing this GOP Primary Election of 2008 as "the worst ever".
Later we can talk about what went wrong.   But for the March 4th Primary states, they have a choice of:

John McC  vs.  Mike Huckabee         (Hey, it rhymes!)                                          

How many conservatives see it as   "Muckster  vs  Huckster" ?

Texas GOP Conservatives:   Do NOT waste your vote by voting for Democrats.
  ·And no one should be voting for `corruption personified'!·   GOP Conservatives, there is conservative work to be done in the Republican Primary!

Can someone please confirm that Duncan Hunter is on the ballot in  Texas and Rhode Island.

Can Democrats in Texas `cross over' and vote in the GOP Primary?   If so, Texas Conservative Democrats and Union members should `cross over' and Vote for conservative California Congressman Duncan Hunter!

Please confirm that  Fred Thompson  is on the ballot in  Ohio  (& TX).

Conservatives in  Vermont  should consider voting for Huck.



- - re: McC

He does NOT yet have the necessary delegate count that he needs to clinch the nomination. There is still time to derail this disaster already waiting to happen.

9 posted on 02/29/2008 3:33:07 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo
  (Watch Sean, Rush, Laura, Mark, Michelle et.al. rationalize 1 by 1 & enter the RINO/McCain column)

Hold your nose once more and Vote McC...??   No.

  [dh1]

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  Re-draft Duncan Hunter into the Presidential Race   = (With all of the written and video obituaries which have found their way onto internet regarding the recent demise of Congressman Duncan Hunter's presidential campaign, we at NWCL would like to offer this gem. There are other voices out there who believe it is still not too late).

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  (News Which Cannot Lose ^ | 1/22/08 | Alex Madison)

43 posted on 03/03/2008 5:34:16 PM PST by Golden Gate
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
If that's the case, perhaps Limbaugh sees Hillary Clinton as a better (and more profitable target) for his program's commentary in the coming years. He already has years of experience mocking the Clintons. Furthermore, attacks on Hillary don't come with the risk of being called a racist, even if wrongly.

Finally, there may be simple profit motive. In the past it has been suggested that a President of one party, increases the circulation of magazines on the other side. Limbaugh, of course, publishes a monthly "Limbaugh Letter" magazine. And, of course, he is widely considered to have enjoyed his greatest popularity during the previous Clinton administration.


The guy is simply an idiot.
44 posted on 03/03/2008 5:35:14 PM PST by aruanan
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To: acapesket

Make that Hillary “presents” the opportunity to bloody obama up! PIMF!


45 posted on 03/03/2008 5:36:05 PM PST by acapesket (never had a vote count in all my years here)
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To: COgamer

>> McCain beats Hillary. Obama beats McCain. Any questions?

No questions. Your analysis is brilliant, and so well supported.

Please forgive me if I choose to disregard it as incorrect.


46 posted on 03/03/2008 5:37:21 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Retire Ron Paul! Support Chris Peden (www.chrispeden.org))
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Don’t you understand people???

The big bone the talk radio junket has been nawing on for years is about to be over. Hillary is about to be irrelevant. Sean Hannity’s “Hillary train” is about to be derailed.

This is about Rush and the other’s ratings. This is a business first and foremost and anyone thinks otherwise is niave.


47 posted on 03/03/2008 5:37:25 PM PST by Southerngl
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
his antics - make no sense! - Bump!
48 posted on 03/03/2008 5:38:17 PM PST by Golden Gate
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Rush is an entertainer. He uses Hillary for the “material” like a comedy writer.
49 posted on 03/03/2008 5:38:20 PM PST by nukecheese (Paper or plastic? Who cares! We work at the nuke plant.)
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To: Nervous Tick

So is this some new political rock paper scissors game?


50 posted on 03/03/2008 5:38:21 PM PST by Southerngl
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