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Breaking! Palin Power: Fresh Face Now More Popular Than Obama, McCain
Rasmussen ^ | Friday, September 05, 2008

Posted on 09/05/2008 8:14:14 AM PDT by ETL

A week ago, most Americans had never heard of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Now, following a Vice Presidential acceptance speech viewed live by more than 40 million people, Palin is viewed favorably by 58% of American voters. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 37% hold an unfavorable view of the self-described hockey mom.

The figures include 40% with a Very Favorable opinion of Palin and 18% with a Very Unfavorable view (full demographic crosstabs are available for Premium Members). Before her acceptance speech, Palin was viewed favorably by 52%. A week ago, 67% had never heard of her.

The new data also shows significant increases in the number who say McCain made the right choice and the number who say Palin is ready to be President. Generally, John McCain’s choice of Palin earns slightly better reviews than Barack Obama’s choice of Joe Biden.

Perhaps most stunning is the fact that Palin’s favorable ratings are now a point higher than either man at the top of the Presidential tickets this year. As of Friday morning, Obama and McCain are each viewed favorably by 57% of voters. Biden is viewed favorably by 48%.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008elections; 2008polls; 2008rncconvention; mccainpalin; obama; palin; sarahpalin
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"By the mid-1970s the male band members were eligible to be drafted to Vietnam, so the band relocated to Vancouver, Canada.[3]"
[3] "The Canadian Pop Encyclopedia: Heart". Canoe/Jam. Retrieved on 2006-09-11.
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1 posted on 09/05/2008 8:14:15 AM PDT by ETL
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To: ETL

This works for me!


2 posted on 09/05/2008 8:16:12 AM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: ETL

Your link to rasmussen does not work. Please post the correct link.


3 posted on 09/05/2008 8:16:44 AM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter(the Godfather of Terror) allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: ETL

37% unfavorable? Most likely miserable, jealous, obnoxious libs.


4 posted on 09/05/2008 8:17:14 AM PDT by petercooper (IQ tests for all voters!)
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To: ETL

Obama made a huge blunder by nominating Biden—he is just a turn off to all the excitement that was generated by having a young fresh face. I don’t see how he can continue to push his slogan of “Change!” when his running mate has been a senator for almost 40 years.


5 posted on 09/05/2008 8:17:40 AM PDT by Burkean
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To: petercooper

I would LOVE to gather the 37% together all in one room for a little “talk” wouldn’t you?


6 posted on 09/05/2008 8:19:00 AM PDT by davidosborne (SARAH PALIN for VP ---- McCain is just the "baggage" that comes with that VOTE !!)
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To: w1andsodidwe
Your link to Rasmussen does not work. Please post the correct link.

I just checked it. It worked fine, at least for me. Anyone else have trouble with it?

7 posted on 09/05/2008 8:19:26 AM PDT by ETL (Smoking-gun evidence on all the ObamaRat-Commie connections at my FR Profile/Home page)
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To: ETL

She should have 98% approval!!
lol


8 posted on 09/05/2008 8:20:47 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: ETL

1. This is really a statistical dead head between Palin, Obama and McCain. That Rasmussen presents it with this headline will open the study to question.

2. Its still damn good news even as a tie. The big number is that she is viewed positively by 59% of independents.


9 posted on 09/05/2008 8:21:23 AM PDT by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: ETL
Biden is viewed favorably by 48%.

That genuinely saddens me.

10 posted on 09/05/2008 8:21:35 AM PDT by jmc813 (F the Dolphins (except for Pennington)
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To: snarkytart

bttt


11 posted on 09/05/2008 8:21:41 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: ETL
"By the mid-1970s the male band members were eligible to be drafted to Vietnam, so the band relocated to Vancouver, Canada.[3]"

Then they are morons, because the U.S. Draft ended in 1973, so by the "mid-1970s", there was no draft.

12 posted on 09/05/2008 8:22:12 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: snarkytart

Just wait.. she’s only been in this a week.

It could get pretty damn close to that. :)


13 posted on 09/05/2008 8:22:30 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: w1andsodidwe

There might be some occasional glitches with our site (FR), perhaps due to the extra heavy traffic(?)


14 posted on 09/05/2008 8:22:35 AM PDT by ETL (Smoking-gun evidence on all the ObamaRat-Commie connections at my FR Profile/Home page)
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To: w1andsodidwe
Your link to rasmussen does not work. Please post the correct link.

I think you have a problem between the chair and the keyboard.

15 posted on 09/05/2008 8:23:09 AM PDT by killjoy (Life sucks, wear a helmet.)
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To: w1andsodidwe

Link worked for me.


16 posted on 09/05/2008 8:25:50 AM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: ETL

Yeah.. the link worked for me.

I think somebody said they’re still working the kinks out of their new servers.


17 posted on 09/05/2008 8:26:12 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: ETL

SO her speech was obviously a smashing success!


18 posted on 09/05/2008 8:26:12 AM PDT by KansasGirl (Go Governor Palin Go!!!!)
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To: Burkean
The only “Change!” that's going to be happening is people changing the TV channel when they see Biden’s face.
19 posted on 09/05/2008 8:26:49 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (Any day above ground is a good day.)
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To: petercooper
37% unfavorable? Most likely miserable, jealous, obnoxious libs.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oprah Winfrey among them:

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20 posted on 09/05/2008 8:26:51 AM PDT by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, (http://www.theobamafile.com/))
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To: ETL

Sarah already has Reagan-like numbers. LOL

America never rejected conservatism. It was the Republican party that rejected conservatism.

The Reagan Democrats have been praying and waiting for a real leader to come along. and here she is. It is Sarah.


21 posted on 09/05/2008 8:27:40 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (Sarah Palin has brought Reagan conservatism back !)
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To: ETL

Link worked for me.


22 posted on 09/05/2008 8:28:10 AM PDT by notaliberal (Christ Our Hope!)
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To: ConservativeMan55

This woman does something to me. LOL. I think you know what that is. haha


23 posted on 09/05/2008 8:31:28 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (Sarah Palin has brought Reagan conservatism back !)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Yep!

Same here!!

She’s very special.


24 posted on 09/05/2008 8:33:52 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: ETL

But, but, but, Kim Severson of New York Times fame doesn’t see it that way.

Two articles today by her. The first, titled “They Raise Children, Pray, and Rally Around a Running Mate” informs us that local people knew her, learned science from her father (a teacher), played basketball, was a beauty queen and went to a bible church. “So, when Ms. Palin, then a young mother, ran for the City Council in 1992, of course they voted for her.”

Interesting “reporting.”

In the second article, titled “In Wasilla, Alaska, Friends of Palin Tune In to the Best Show in Town” Severson writes, “...large parts of the speech were clearly not hers. And, she usually did not lean forward like that when she made a point. But that pursed lip thing? Where he lower jaw juts out a little when she is looking tough?”

Very fine “journalism.” The NY Times should simply move Maureen Dowd from the opinion section to the “news” section, because the Times can’t distinguish reporting from editorializing when it comes to politics. Disgusting.

Maybe I missed it, but I never saw the Times comment on The One’s raised jaw look-down upon his subjects, while gesturing confidently with his arms extended.

What a damned joke the Times political reporting is. As bad as MSNBC, the Obama Channel.


25 posted on 09/05/2008 8:34:43 AM PDT by dashing doofus (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: Candor7

Yeah the 37 percent includes the Code Pinkos and Dennis Kucinich’s of the world.


26 posted on 09/05/2008 8:34:59 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: petercooper

Remember the front page of the “US Magazine” featuring Sarah?

Just announced on FOX News that 10,000 people just cancelled their subscriptions.

Hee-hee


27 posted on 09/05/2008 8:36:17 AM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: ETL

I’m crossing my fingers, hoping this translates to a surge in the polls for the McCain/Palin ticket.


28 posted on 09/05/2008 8:36:38 AM PDT by RockinRight (Obama who?)
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To: ETL
Conservatism wins every time.
29 posted on 09/05/2008 8:40:16 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (Courage is not the lack of fear it is acting in spite of it<><)
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To: Burkean

The Obama ticket reminds me of the popular new dance/night club that loses business when the newer/hotter club opens across the street. Their first reaction will be to talk bad about the people who go to the new club. Then in desperation they will eliminate the cover charge and offer nickel beers. I predict by Nov 4 Club Obama will be out of business.

When you base your whole future on image and youth, what are you going to do when someone younger, prettier and with substance shows up?


30 posted on 09/05/2008 8:40:48 AM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts soooo good!)
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To: AFPhys

TTIUWP!

(and that does NOT include Oprah!)


31 posted on 09/05/2008 8:41:36 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Does it get any better than Sarah Palin?)
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To: toldyou

This is the first “poll” result I accept as a good sign. Talk about an “exit” poll. When folks vote with their feet, I think we can say we’ve got our hands “on the wheel” with Mrs. McCain and the Senator, Mrs. and Mr. Palin.


32 posted on 09/05/2008 8:41:59 AM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

“America never rejected conservatism. It was the Republican party that rejected conservatism.”

Now that would be a great campaign slogan.


33 posted on 09/05/2008 8:47:06 AM PDT by keats5
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To: ETL
Victor Davis Hanson sums up the insanity, we are seeing from the Obama team and Obama mediots:

"If the post-Speech reaction of the talking heads at CNN, PBS and MSBNC, or the op-ed ravings of Gloria Steinem, Maureen Dowd, Eleanor Clift or Sally Quinn are any indication, the Secret Service better enlist the Alaskan National Guard for help ensuring the Alaskan Governor’s safety.

"A beautiful, confident, articulate, independent, accomplished—and conservative—woman apparently has enraged Team Obama, the mainstream media, and the entire American intelligentsia, as if they were collectively hit by a cruise missile aimed from Middle America.

When Palin talks about her present life it sounds as authentic as Biden’s showy populism came off as false. Enraged feminists are apparently the gatekeepers for less well-educated American women, who are supposed to have 0-1.5 children not 5! Their husbands must be professors, lawyers, CEOs, editors—not snowmobile champions, union members, oil workers, and fishermen—or, worse, all in one! And unlike a Pelosi, Quinn, or Clinton, Palin, God forbid, did not rely on a powerful, wealthy husband or father to energize her career. Worse still, she took no women’s studies class, never attended the Ivy League, and shoots moose. The danger is not just that Sarah Palin could win McCain the election, but she could expose the entire flimsy structure of doctrinaire liberalism as the hypocrisy—and chauvinism—it has become."

Missing from this great photo: Sarah’s son, who will be on active duty soon. Three of John McCain's sons, have have carried on the family military tradition, with Doug McCain serving as a Navy pilot, now out of the Navy, Jack McCain soon to graduate from the Naval Academy, and Jimmy McCain enlisting in the Marines at the age of 17. The latter returned home safely from his seven-month tour of duty in Iraq in February 2008


34 posted on 09/05/2008 8:49:32 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (I do not want to know the type of person, who does not like Sarah Palin!)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Looks at the article’s facts about Palin’s male vs femaile numbers.

Sure, she’s helped with the women’s vote, but that’s nothing compared to the men she’s brought on board.


35 posted on 09/05/2008 8:49:51 AM PDT by keats5
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To: ETL; reagan_fanatic

Thanks to reagan fanatic for the Kiss from Sarah to the loser.

36 posted on 09/05/2008 8:52:56 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (I do not want to know the type of person, who does not like Sarah Palin!)
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To: AFPhys

But Fox news is reporting that Oprah is balking at putting Gov Sarah Palin on her show. Funny that one of the top rated TV female oriented talk shows wouldn’t want to put on one the countries most popular females. Why because she is a republican white female that may upstage even Oprah herself.

Sounds a little racist to me!

They need to get hammered just like US Rag


37 posted on 09/05/2008 8:53:22 AM PDT by Always Independent
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To: petercooper

“37% unfavorable? Most likely miserable, jealous, obnoxious libs.”

Checkout my tagline for the proper response to these scumbags.


38 posted on 09/05/2008 8:54:34 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (I do not want to know the type of person, who does not like Sarah Palin!)
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To: ETL

Cool. The whole election landscape has changed. Instead of all Obama, all the time, we’ll get to see Sarrahcuda and win all those soccer moms.

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Here’s how I’ve been bumping Palin/Obama threads. Sung to the tune of “Oh! Susanna, don’t you cry for me.” .... “Oh, no Bama, please don’t lie to me... for I’m off to Free Republic with a laptop on my knee.”

I come from Minnesota with my laptop on my knee; | I’m goin’ to Free Republic my true love for to see. | It rained all night the day I left, | the weather it was dry; | The sun so hot I froze to death, | Obama don’t you lie. | | Oh! No Bama, don’t you lie to me; | I come from Minnesota, with my laptop on my knee.

I had a dream the other night, | When everything was still; | I thought I saw Obama dear, | A-coming for The Hill. | The smearing lie was in Duluth, | The tear was in his eye, | Said I, I’m coming for the truth | Obama don’t you lie. | | Oh! No Bama, don’t you lie to me; | I’m off to Free Republic, | with my laptop on my knee.

I fight in my pajamas, | It’s plain for all to see. | I aim to be the next Buckhead; | The media all hate me. | I fell in love with Sarah | When my sister bit a moose. | The Guvnor’s family ate it up | And then they set it loose. | | Oh! No Bama, don’t you lie to me; | I’m off to Free Republic, | with my laptop on my knee.

She loves her sons, she likes her guns, | and Triggernometry. | The media will jump the shark | When Juan makes history. | Well, JimRob knows she’ll pave the trolls | So controversially, | And Berg will knock Obama down | With friends of Hillary. | | Oh! No Bama, don’t you lie to me; | I’m off to Free Republic with a laptop on my knee.

I soon will be in Hawaii, | And then I’ll look all ‘round, | And when I find his birth record, | I’ll fall upon the ground. | But if I do not find it, | This Freeper’ll surely die, | And when I’m dead and buried, | Obama don’t you lie. | | Oh! No Bama, don’t you cry for me; | I’m off to Free Republic with a laptop on my knee.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2073903/posts?page=31#31


39 posted on 09/05/2008 8:54:35 AM PDT by Kevmo (Obama Birth Certificate is a Forgery. http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/certifigate/index?tab=articles)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Yeah the 37 percent includes the Code Pinkos and Dennis Kucinich’s of the world.

Yeah, plus the entire staff of that steaming pile of excrement on the west side of Manhattan known as The New York Times.

40 posted on 09/05/2008 8:55:40 AM PDT by dashing doofus (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: Truth is a Weapon
The McCain ticket reminds me of JFK's appearance in Paris during his visit to Europe. France was enormously taken with Jackie, for she was of French extraction, beautiful, educated, cosmopolitan, charming - everything the French thought of themselves and wished the world to think of them. The French made much of her, both publicly and privately.

JFK was introduced by the speaker, came to the podium, and said with wry amusement, "I'm John Kennedy. You all know me. I'm the guy that came to Paris with Jackie."

41 posted on 09/05/2008 8:56:04 AM PDT by Fatuncle (Of course I'm ignorant. I'm here to learn.)
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To: Grampa Dave

;)


42 posted on 09/05/2008 8:57:37 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic ("And how can this be? For I am the Kwisatz Haderach! " - Barack Obama)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
Then they are morons, because the U.S. Draft ended in 1973, so by the "mid-1970s", there was no draft.

LOL! That it is weird, isn't it. I checked wiki's source for that info and found this: "With Nancy Wilson's addition following completion of College in 1974, the band was re-christened Heart and moved to Vancouver, British Columbia after manager Mike Fisher [actually 'Flicker', not Fisher] found out he was to be drafted by the United States Army."
http://jam.canoe.ca/Music/Pop_Encyclopedia/H/Heart.html

Also, someone, around the time of your reply, made a correction/clarification to the wiki article (I highlighted new addition in bold type). It now reads:
"By the mid-1970s the male band members were eligible to be drafted to Vietnam (The United States Left Vietnam in 1973 - Conscription ended in December 1972), so the band relocated to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.[3]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_(band)#Success_.281975.E2.80.931982.29

43 posted on 09/05/2008 8:58:48 AM PDT by ETL (Smoking-gun evidence on all the ObamaRat-Commie connections at my FR Profile/Home page)
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To: keats5

Even my husband is excited about Palin and he hasn’t been very excited about politics since Jefferson Davis.


44 posted on 09/05/2008 8:59:22 AM PDT by varina davis (Life is not a dress rehearsal)
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To: Kevmo
Sung to the tune of “Oh! Susanna, don’t you cry for me.” ....

“Oh, no Bama, please don’t lie to me... for I’m off to Free Republic with a laptop on my knee.”

LOL!!! That's great! Now you have to put it to music and post it on YouTube.

45 posted on 09/05/2008 9:02:52 AM PDT by ETL (Smoking-gun evidence on all the ObamaRat-Commie connections at my FR Profile/Home page)
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To: varina davis
Even my husband is excited about Palin and he hasn’t been very excited about politics since Jefferson Davis.

BWAHHAAA....coffee all over my keyboard!

46 posted on 09/05/2008 9:03:48 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Sarah was put on this earth to do two things: kill caribou and kick butt. She's all out of caribou.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

A person just sent me an insulting private message accusing me of reducing Sarah to a sex object by saying what I said.

Here is the reality. She is hot. There is no way around it. But most of what makes her beautiful is her intellect, cool and confidence. I do not look at her in a narrow shallow way. I see her as so much more. She was born to be a leader. I look to her as a leader.

I am protective of Sarah too.

Hot is NOT a bad thing.


47 posted on 09/05/2008 9:04:01 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (Sarah Palin has brought Reagan conservatism back !)
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To: reagan_fanatic
Thanks again. This is great!


48 posted on 09/05/2008 9:04:48 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (I do not want to know the type of person, who does not like Sarah Palin!)
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To: ETL

By the mid ‘70s, the Vietnam War was over!


49 posted on 09/05/2008 9:06:47 AM PDT by catman67
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To: jmc813

Just wait until his debate with Palin. Then we’ll see where his numbers go.


50 posted on 09/05/2008 9:07:13 AM PDT by luckystarmom
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