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Huckabee releasing S.C. team
http://processstory.com/2011/04/27/huckabee-won%E2%80%99t-run/ ^

Posted on 04/27/2011 2:05:19 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear

We’ve been told that former Ark. Gov. Mike Huckabee, a rumored candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, is giving his former S.C. supporters the nod to seek work on other presidential campaigns. The word is that he’s told South Carolina staffers that they have his blessing for them to peddle their wares elsewhere. If this is as true as it appears, it’s the second major shakeup. Monday, Miss. Gov. Haley Barbour surprised everyone but himself when he announced that he would not seek the GOP nod.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012gopprimary; huckabee; huckabee2012; nevermind; sc2012
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To: indylindy
On another thread someone was saying this was not true.

Which is it?

This whole thing is a canard.

From http://www.fitsnews.com/2011/04/27/what-the-huckabee-is-happening-in-sc/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter:

Process Story‘s hastily-rechristened article also removed any reference to Huckabee supporters claiming that their boss had told them he was dropping out of the race, but it did allege that Huckabee was “giving his former SC supporters the nod to seek work on other presidential campaigns.”

According to Hogan Gidley, the executive director of Huckabee’s national political action committee, both reports are totally inaccurate.

Reached by phone on Wednesday afternoon, Gidley told FITS that rumors about Huckabee pulling out of the race were “cateogrically false.” He then added that there was “absolutely zero truth” to reports that Huckabee was releasing his South Carolina team.

101 posted on 04/27/2011 6:23:07 PM PDT by rissole
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To: avacado

I agree with you. And the MSM is doing their level best to force him down our throats just like they did with McCain, Dole, Bush, Bush, etc.


102 posted on 04/27/2011 6:30:22 PM PDT by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: ELVISNIXON.com

“CNN and the NY Times chose McCain last time

DAVID GERGAN (CFR) will choose JEB and Meg Whitman as a “reasonable alternative” to TEA Party choices”

Nobody wants to take on the magic negro backed by the MSM. 2012 will be political warfare with punji sticks and these RINO’s don’t want any part of such a bloody battle.


103 posted on 04/27/2011 6:36:03 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: dennisw

I thought Huck would be better on TV than he has been.

He checked his sense of humor at the door. I don’t know why.


104 posted on 04/27/2011 6:36:12 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Beware of the Socialist Government-Academia Grant Junkie-Rich "non-profit"-Liberal Media Complex)
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To: wolfpat
I agree with you. And the MSM is doing their level best to force him down our throats just like they did with McCain, Dole, Bush, Bush, etc

i don't recall the media forcing Bush 2 on us... i felt like they were forcing McCain back then... remember how they just loved his "Straight Talk Express?"

105 posted on 04/27/2011 6:36:28 PM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Netizen

good calendar of campaign events. Looks like they are running, even if they have not made the official announcement.
http://www.politico.com/2012-election/calendar/

try the Union Leader, too


106 posted on 04/27/2011 6:45:12 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Palin '12 begins in '11. In western New Hampshire pour moi.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
"We now need to find a serious challenger who can actually unseat Obama, cuz none of the current crop are even close."

I beg to differ. Some will be better than others, but Obama is terribly weak at this point.

The polls are mostly asking abou tpeople with (at this point) very low name recognition. That will change and improve. Obama has no upside on name recognition.

107 posted on 04/27/2011 6:46:32 PM PDT by cookcounty (Eric Holder, Head of the Department of JUST-US.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

People can show up at event to endorse others. With no real answer I’m guessing there are a few on that list that haven’t declared.


108 posted on 04/27/2011 6:50:04 PM PDT by Netizen
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Buh bye, Huckster!


109 posted on 04/27/2011 6:53:48 PM PDT by Bel Riose
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To: Minus_The_Bear
Huckabee out = more votes for Sarah!
110 posted on 04/27/2011 6:57:12 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Woo hooo!


111 posted on 04/27/2011 7:02:34 PM PDT by Scutter
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To: latina4dubya
i don't recall the media forcing Bush 2 on us..

Well, I was a Forbes supporter back then, and what I remember is the media assuming that Bush was going to be the nominee from the beginning.
112 posted on 04/27/2011 7:03:35 PM PDT by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Considering all the FELONS he released, I can’t say this surprises me.


113 posted on 04/27/2011 7:11:04 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts))
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To: Minus_The_Bear; l8pilot; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; ...
South Carolina
Ping

Send FReepmail to join or leave this list.

114 posted on 04/27/2011 7:23:33 PM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: ELVISNIXON.com

Please. All RINOs be gone.


116 posted on 04/27/2011 7:29:33 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: wolfpat
and what I remember is the media assuming that Bush was going to be the nominee from the beginning.

i do think you're right about the assumptions... i have to say i assumed he would be the nominee...

117 posted on 04/27/2011 7:34:19 PM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Sarah Palin!!!!


118 posted on 04/27/2011 7:55:26 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2012, please lord)
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To: Flintlock

and Timmy and Donald!!!

It`s Sarah Palin or bust


119 posted on 04/27/2011 7:59:30 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2012, please lord)
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To: ELVISNIXON.com

Comment was NOT focused on Rand. General comment to thread.


122 posted on 04/27/2011 8:10:49 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: redgolum
"Makes me wonder what they know. I suspect there is something in the works."

Someone posted on one of the Trump threads, early on, that Trump cut a deal with the Republican party to get the nomination to run against Zero. I haven't been able to find that post again.

124 posted on 04/27/2011 9:10:07 PM PDT by japaneseghost
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To: Rational Thought

Maybe they realize the ‘optics’ of a white southern conservative running against Obama were a bit harsh.


125 posted on 04/27/2011 9:16:44 PM PDT by WOSG
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Good. One down, one (Mitt) to go...


126 posted on 04/27/2011 9:24:51 PM PDT by Lexinom
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To: ELVISNIXON.com

Rand would be fantastic if he gets in. I don’t know that he will, with his dad declaring. Your thoughts?


127 posted on 04/27/2011 9:26:49 PM PDT by Lexinom
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To: ilovesarah2012
Every day I beg Rep. Allen West to run. I don’t think he is interested, though.

Then he meets my first required qualification.

128 posted on 04/27/2011 10:35:24 PM PDT by Brass Lamp
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To: ilovesarah2012

If it be His will, it will be taken care of…alright?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hChMR3sYPCI

Did you see him on Hannity tonight?


129 posted on 04/27/2011 11:02:42 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (Beware the ENEMEDIA ... Never Again! Support our Troops!)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Haven’t you heard?

Either

A)It’s a forgery

or

B)It doesn’t matter, he’s not a citizen no matter where he was born cause his dad was foreign and his mom wasn’t 21 yet.

Can’t wait for the next election. I’m reading a lot about the Canadian election.


130 posted on 04/27/2011 11:33:44 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; BillyBoy; sickoflibs; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Dengar01; GOPsterinMA; ...

No Huckabee? He’s denying he’s pulling out.

My take

Bachmann - Like her, can she win the GE? She has the potential to win the Iowa caucuses

Bolton - Don’t think he’s going anywhere, I expect a “not running” statement.

Cain - I like him but he’s a very long shot

Daniels - Some things I like, some things I don’t

Gingrich - Come on

Huckubee - (insert Yiddish word)

Johnson - Anathema to social conservatives

Palin - Can she win? Or is the slime they threw on her two thick. Ultimately I think she’ll exit the race. If she doesn’t...

Pawlenty - Meh, he may end up being our non-Mitt option if Palin’s not in.

Paul - Senile

Roemer - That one WTH candidate who no one even remembers. If he lasts till Iowa he’ll get 6 votes. Or let’s nominate him for hell of it! ;d

Romney - The enemy

Trump - Egomaniacal fraud trying to seduce us.

Santorum - Not POTUS timber

I’m unlikely to ‘endorse’ till the wheat is separated from the chaff.

Wish to hell that someone would swoop in. I’d surmise that Allen West or Jim DeMint could grab this thing if they wanted to.


131 posted on 04/28/2011 12:12:24 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy
I'm pretty much on the same page. Based on the current list of “likely” candidates, I can't get excited over anyone. I'll wait to see who announces before I take sides. There are a couple I've eliminated as non-starters, but the remaining “acceptable” candidates don't particularly appeal to me. I hope some dark horse jumps into the race who is viable, charmastic, honest, and a good conservative. I'm not seeing that yet. Our field in 2008 was pretty lame, 2012 thus far is more of the same but weaker. It's frustrating because I think Obama is vulnerable if we had a GOOD candidate.

Bachmann - Like Palin but without the controversy. House members are long shots, but I suppose it's better than nothing. Excellent conservative record and nice lady, needs to work on presentation skills.

Bolton - Think he'll run, but not get anywhere in the primaries and drop out early on. Damn shame. His foriegn policy skills are impeccable and he's good on most other issues. No charisma, but he'd rip Obama a new one and show people what a competent leader looks like. Based on the current crop of candidates, I'd probably vote for Bolton if he's still on the ballot by the time Illinois votes, but that's not likely to happen.

Cain - Great guy, needs to have SOME kind of office (elected or appointed) before people will take him seriously as a presidential candidate. The only other way to be a viable presidential candidate is become a general and win a war. Right now, he'll probably get 2% in the primaries. Sorry to bust people's bubble, just being realistic here.

Daniels - Some really good things about him, but other areas make him real problematic. I'd support him if the only other choices were total RINOs (Trump, Giuliani, etc.), but that's not saying much.

Gingrich - Excellent policy wonk behind the scenes. However, terrible, unlikable candidate, and “major league a—hole” to boot. Also too cozy with liberals, even though they despise him. Nominating him would gurantee a second Obama term.

Huckabee - Still think he was superior to Rudy McRomney in 2008. That being said, in 2012 he won't be the fresh new face nationally anymore, and the murder pardon he issued will probably kill his chances. I don't think he'll run, but he'll wait as long as possible before making that announcement.

Gary Johnson - I really liked him when he was Governor. Went against the grain of the GOP establishment by endorsing Forbes, and his fiscal record and commitment to smaller government was far beyond most governors. I would have seriously considered him as a dark horse presidential candidate, until I learned he was pro-abortion and pro-open borders. Damnit! Wrong on at least 2 or 3 of the most important issues. Now I simply can't support him.

Palin - I really like her, but I think she killed her chances when she resigned as Governor and the media has brainwashed voters against her. I was willing to “wait and see” if she connected with voters after resigning, but it seems only the conservative base is willing to listen.

Pawlenty - I was much more willing to consider this guy for POTUS before Al Franken stole the state from under his nose. Pawlenty’s last couple months in office and failure to keep the state in GOP hands (he was succeeded by a terrible incompetent RAT who couldn't even get re-elected Senator) left a bad taste in my mouth. Too milquetoast. Acceptable if he wins the nomination, but not someone I could get excited about in a primary.

Paul - 5%’er. Strange cult-like following and loves the TV cameras. Still unacceptable due to foriegn policy views, though it will be more amusing this time since he'll go after Obama for Libya.

Roemer - Louisiana? I agree, nobody is paying attention to this guy. Is his record even conservative? I haven't checked to be honest.

Romney - I thought he would be our nominee in 2008, given his picture-perfect family, smooth delivery, and near perfect super organized campaign machine. Instead he could barely hold off Huckabee. Old news, go away Romney.

Trump - Egomaniacal fraud trying to seduce us.

Santorum - Losing re-election to a nobody by an 18-point margin in 2006 killed his presidential chances. Should be trying to make a comeback by starting small instead of trying to get the other 49 states to like him. Non-starter. Another guy in the “people I USED to really like’ category, I thought he would have made a good veep candidate in 2000, before his career fell apart.

132 posted on 04/28/2011 12:55:15 AM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; campaignPete R-CT

Roemer’s House record looks okay, for a rat.

I don’t know what his record was as Governor , (wikipedia says he vetoed a pro-life bill) but he couldn’t out poll Edwin Edwards and David Duke, epic fail on that front.

Bozo the Clown should have been able to top those chumps. That’s probably worse than Santorum getting blasted by Casey.

And he’s not taking any big money donations (big time campaign finance reform guy). Meaning he has no chance of increasing his tiny name recognition.


133 posted on 04/28/2011 1:05:47 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

It sure seems to me that this is being set up for Daniels to be the nominee. Hard core conservatives are understandably wary of his reluctance to prioritize social issues.

I’ve seen and heard and read a lot from Daniels, and he is a true conservative, and he will ultimately appeal. He has really only said that we must first put our financial house in order before advancing social issues. Realistically, he’s right, and assuming that the GOP has a mandate after 2012, this strategy will leave plenty of time for social issues to come to the fore, and with growing popular support.

Barbour left to give Daniels a clearer shot. And if you do a Daniels-to-other comparison against any of the other GOP candidates, it seems to me that Daniels wins.

My belief is that this sorts out pretty quickly over the next 2-3 months, and that it’s Daniels v. Romney for frontrunner status, with the others a good distance behind.


134 posted on 04/28/2011 4:48:12 AM PDT by drellberg
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To: Minus_The_Bear

I wonder if Huck will endorse Sarah Palin when she does run??

I say he does not, but hope to be wrong.

I still believe Huck IS running. For me it`s Sarah Palin or bust!


135 posted on 04/28/2011 4:58:18 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012, PLEASE LORD)
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To: drellberg
It sure seems to me that this is being set up for Daniels to be the nominee. Hard core conservatives are understandably wary of his reluctance to prioritize social issues.

I am thinking the same thing. Daniels won re-election in 2008 in Indiana where Obama and everything else Democrat won, the party insiders know this.

As to hard core conservatives concerns, Daniels is going to have a bill on his desk this week to defund Planned Parenthood in Indiana, along with Charter School, School Voucher bill and a projected budget surplus. May be the most conservative legislative agenda success in the country.

136 posted on 04/28/2011 5:05:12 AM PDT by IamConservative (Political power; the most evil thing devised by man. It corrupts morals and judgment.)
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To: latina4dubya
i don't recall the media forcing Bush 2 on us... i felt like they were forcing McCain back then... remember how they just loved his "Straight Talk Express?"

I agree with you there. I don't think GWB was too many people's first choice, at least not around here, but he was a solid second-choice for most and wound up gaining considerable conservative support as a consensus candidate rather than an ideal one.

On the whole, if we're going to analyze the field, as large as it is, I think it's important to note who people's second choice is -- that may tell us a lot more about who will eventually come through than what people's first choices tell us.

137 posted on 04/28/2011 5:17:07 AM PDT by kevkrom ("Winning The Future" = WTF = What The F*** / "Kinetic Military Action" = KMA = Kiss My A**)
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To: Impy

You don’t like him, but I think it’s Donny or bust.

Donny/Michele in 2012.


138 posted on 04/28/2011 5:44:07 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: screaminsunshine
"They are stepping aside for Rove to trot out Jeb Bush. Romney gets to be VP. It will be RINO vs. Rat again. What a system."

Nope, mark my words you will see Rove give the nod to Mitch Daniels when he announces. They are quasi friends plus Mitch will also have the backing of many of the old Bush people who knew him when he worked there, especially Barbara.

About a year ago my mother asked Mitch what he thought of Sarah Palin in an informal meet and greet we attended. His response was sincere and I thought quite genuine, he really liked her a lot and his eyes lit up when she was mentioned. Even though I know a lot of people don't like him here my bet on the nominee will be a Daniels and (Palin or Bachmann) ticket.

139 posted on 04/28/2011 5:56:55 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: achilles2000

Then you must be thinking Mitt (no!) or TPaw (I could stomach that). Christie would be great, if not for the fact that he isn’t running (and if he was, he’s awfully skinny of foreign policy).


140 posted on 04/28/2011 6:09:31 AM PDT by pghoilman (Earth First. We'll drill the rest of the galaxy later.)
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To: Abathar

Sounds like another RINO. No diff. Gary Johnson looks good to me. He is an “Agency Terminator”. That is what we need.


141 posted on 04/28/2011 6:50:23 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: pghoilman

Thinking Mitt? NO! I have no idea who will emerge as the nominee.


142 posted on 04/28/2011 6:55:46 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Reagan Man

We need to face facts, this is not 1980. A true Reagan Conservative has little chance of winning a National election. The Leftist Professors have had 30 more years to indoctrinate our Youth, and we have a all time record of citizens feeding at the Fed. trouth without paying a dime. They are not going to vote for someone whom they think is going to reduce or take it away. Hold your nose, but Romney is the best bet at this point to pull in the Indy’s/ Mod. Dems. We need to get someone with an R next to his name elected, then the Tea Party can apply the pressure for a Conservative agenda. If that person doesn’t fall in line, they don’t stand a chance of reelection


143 posted on 04/28/2011 7:04:11 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: DAC21

Opps.... An R next to his/her name........


144 posted on 04/28/2011 7:06:08 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: ilovesarah2012
Every day I beg Rep. Allen West to run. I don’t think he is interested, though.

I just can't imagine Rep. West wanting to be CINC of a homosexualized military.

145 posted on 04/28/2011 7:16:43 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: Lazlo in PA
The thing to me was the fact that Santorum and Gingrich got the boot at FOX News because they were thinking of running and Huckster and Palin stayed.

Had same thought about Huckabee who boasted he was having fun doing the show while making plenty of money. Thrilled he's not considering a run.

146 posted on 04/28/2011 7:26:52 AM PDT by StarFan
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To: ELVISNIXON.com
DAVID GERGAN (CFR) will choose JEB and Meg Whitman as a “reasonable alternative” to TEA Party choices

Well, heck.. let's go RINO all the way...

Christie Todd Whitman and Meg Whitman...

Whitman2 in 2012!!! ;-)

147 posted on 04/28/2011 7:27:24 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: hal ogen
Please. All RINOs be gone.

Rand Paul a RINO? Care to elaborate on that one?

148 posted on 04/28/2011 7:30:17 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Now if only Noodle-Head Gingrich and Mitty would fold up their tents and ride off towards their exclusive club: CFR.


149 posted on 04/28/2011 7:30:26 AM PDT by IbJensen (Grab your pitchforks!)
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To: ScottinVA

The comment was concerning the thread...not R Paul.


150 posted on 04/28/2011 7:41:59 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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