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Sarah Palin, Leader of The Pack
The American Thinker ^ | May 21, 2011 | Lloyd Marcus

Posted on 05/21/2011 4:08:46 AM PDT by onyx

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May 21, 2011

Sarah Palin, Leader of The Pack

By Lloyd Marcus

So, who do I like as our Republican presidential candidate in 2012?  Parodying the song recorded by The Shangri-Las: "The liberal media is always putting her down (down,down). They said, she came from the wrong said of town. They told us she was bad. Then I knew she was the best we had. That's when I fell for the leader of the pack." Who am I singing about? Obviously, the one and only Sarah Palin.

Folks, it is a bit too early to go all in on any presidential candidate.  I really like Herman Cain.  But when I think of the one person who appears to be uncontrolled by liberal media attacks; who epitomizes the kind of "in your face" no holds barred approach to attacking Obama's horrific record, we Tea Party patriots are so desperately longing for, hands down, it is Sarah Palin.

I know. I know. Republican elites and conventional wisdom says, "Be reasonable. Palin is too toxic. She could never win. Pick an electable candidate like Mike Huckabee or Mitt Romney."

When ObamaCare first became law, Huckabee said repealing it would be difficult. He suggested that we try to find some good in it. My mental buzzer went off, "Wrong answer".

On Rush Limbaugh's radio program, Donald Trump cautioned Paul Ryan to work with the Democrats and not be too aggressive about moving forward with his budget proposal. Again, Trump set off my buzzer, "Wrong answer."

"Working with Democrats" always means compromising our values, principles and desires. We want conservative representatives with backbone in Washington fighting on our behalf.  Yes, the liberal media will portray them as Satan incarnate.  But, there's a new sheriff in town called the Tea Party and we have our representatives' backs.

As for Romney, I do not sense a fire in the belly of this man about standing up for conservatism or the Tea Party.

The liberal media is planning a sequel to the McCain/Obama race in which they picked our "moderate" losing candidate.

Once again, the liberal media is telling us who is "too Tea Party" to win and why we should pick a moderate to run against Obama in 2012.  The title of the liberal media's sequel is, "Sucker the Conservatives Two: This Time We Really Think You're Stupid".

Let me tell you what I think about moderates.  Even Jesus had a problem with moderates.  He said, "You are lukewarm -- neither hot nor cold, I will spew you out of my mouth."   In other words, for crying out loud, have the backbone, character and conviction to take a stand for something.  The liberal media wants to set us up with another moderate linguine spine to lose again!

The 2012 presidential election is going to be all about Obama.  Thus, we need a candidate who understands this reality and will boldly go after Obama politically; someone with all American John Wayne true grit committed to Tea Party principles.  So far, our John Wayne is a Momma Grizzly.

As I said, it is a bit too early to formally endorse anyone.  Palin may or may not throw her hat into the ring.

Now, regarding the issues, Palin is pretty much on the same page as most of us tea party patriots; drill baby drill, smaller government and no new taxes.

And once again, I must cite her boldness and confidence when espousing her conservative beliefs.  You never see Palin dancing around questions from liberal media hacks trying to make her conservative ideas sound mean, heartless, stupid and racist.  It is extremely refreshing and encouraging to see someone on our side fearlessly challenging the liberal media!

And what about presidential charisma? In my nationwide travels on four Tea Party Express tours, in which Palin participated, nobody sparked excitement nor struck a stronger emotional chord with audiences at the rallies than Sarah Palin.  She is a rock star.  The people love her.

I pray that whomever we select as our presidential candidate will grasp the seriousness of the situation in which we find our country. Various potential Republican presidential candidates are good people with great conservative ideas to get our country back on track.  The most important critereon for a candidate to win my support is a willingness to launch a shock and awe all out assault on Obama's horrific record and terrifying agenda.

Obama has the bully pulpit of the Oval Office, his Democrat minions, racist black so-called civil rights groups and a sycophant liberal mainstream media, all working in concert for him to be reelected in 2012. America cannot survive another Republican presidential candidate committed to "playing nice" for fear of being called racist. As they say in AA, "Half measures avail us nothing".

If Obama is reelected in 2012, America as we know it is over. King Obama must be politically dethroned.

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To: WVNan
Me too!

She's wearing Royal Blue!

201 posted on 05/21/2011 6:23:20 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

She says she’s going to “make sure” obama is defeated.


202 posted on 05/21/2011 6:23:29 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: WVNan
YES!
203 posted on 05/21/2011 6:24:06 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx; RedMDer

Praying for Sarah and her family every night!


204 posted on 05/21/2011 6:27:16 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: onyx

Ha! Redneck woman! Yee Haw baby. Me too. You think that woman won’t draw voters who never cared before?


205 posted on 05/21/2011 6:30:44 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: RedMDer; trisham; WVNan; Syncro; TheOldLady
She'd pick RED NECK WOMAN!!!!
YEE HAW!!!

206 posted on 05/21/2011 6:30:59 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

ROTFLOL. Can’t you just see the “blue bloods” having a heart attack? I’m so giggling.


207 posted on 05/21/2011 6:32:27 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: thecodont
Me too, dear thecodont!!!!!
208 posted on 05/21/2011 6:33:09 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx
I Feel Good!

209 posted on 05/21/2011 6:33:43 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: onyx

Me Three. Praying hard and earnestly. I want to see a redneck woman in the W.H. too.


210 posted on 05/21/2011 6:34:26 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: WVNan
ROTFLOLOLOL

My husband just said, "she said that from her heart and at the same time, she threw it in their faces and said "hey you snobs, go make something of this!""

211 posted on 05/21/2011 6:36:13 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx
...the one person who.............we Tea Party patriots are so desperately longing for, hands down, it is Sarah Palin.

FOX News keeps telling us that Michelle Bachmann is the darling of The Tea Party; that she's their candidate. So, whassup?
212 posted on 05/21/2011 6:37:34 PM PDT by no dems (At least Trump has a pair. If the GOP has no fire in the belly in 2012, we're going down.)
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To: WVNan; everyone
REDNECK WOMAN - GRETCHEN WILSON

213 posted on 05/21/2011 6:40:03 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: LibLieSlayer; All

Sarah is still my choice. But, if she doesn’t put a team and strategy together pretty quickly, she will be lagging behind in Iowa and in the necessary fundraising. I’d say, if she’s not in by the end of June, it will be too late. RUN SARAH; RUN!!!


214 posted on 05/21/2011 6:40:57 PM PDT by no dems (At least Trump has a pair. If the GOP has no fire in the belly in 2012, we're going down.)
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To: onyx

Love it!


215 posted on 05/21/2011 6:41:34 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: onyx

Red Neck Woman! LOL!


216 posted on 05/21/2011 6:44:36 PM PDT by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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To: onyx

Oh boy! That’s gonna leave a mark.....


217 posted on 05/21/2011 6:45:46 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: onyx

Red Neck Woman! LOL!


218 posted on 05/21/2011 6:46:01 PM PDT by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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To: no dems; WVNan; RedMDer; trisham; thecodont

I like Michele Bachmann just fine and also Herman Cain, and all Conservatives, but there’s only SARAH PALIN for me and she is running in her own good time.

She will announce and the thunder of her announcement will strike the lamestream like a lightning bolt.

She will suck the oxygen out of all the other campaigns.
It’s hard to be patient, with the other announcements, but patient Sarah supporters must be.


219 posted on 05/21/2011 6:46:43 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx; Jim Robinson
You are the best, and just about the best friend Sarah has here on FreeRepublic after Jimmy Thompson. LOL

"KEEP ON FREEPIN' ON"! ©2011 by Gargantua

8^D

220 posted on 05/21/2011 6:47:09 PM PDT by Gargantua (Palin 2012 ~ "Going Oval" ©2010 by Gargantua)
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To: no dems

Can’t tell if Carl Rove knows what he’s talking about most of the time, but he says we will probably be hearing from her in a week or two. Said that last night.


221 posted on 05/21/2011 6:47:31 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: WVNan; trisham; RedMDer

LOLOLOL.
Especially, the *hellyes*


222 posted on 05/21/2011 6:48:14 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

LLLLLLOL. What do you bet? That is the only thing the LSM will take away from that interview. Gotta laugh. That girl knows how to create a fuss.


223 posted on 05/21/2011 6:50:45 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: Gargantua
LOL. I think the world of her!!!!
She doesn't have to kiss me either! I just want to MEET her!

♫ REDNECK WOMAN ♫ - GRETCHEN WILSON

Hell yes!


224 posted on 05/21/2011 6:54:19 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: WVNan

LOLOLOL. We sure know that lamestream and Sarah does, too!
She added that on her own!!!


225 posted on 05/21/2011 6:55:36 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx
"Working with Democrats" always means compromising our values, principles and desires.

Worse than that, working with Democrats makes it impossible to come out and openly denounce much of what Democrats stand for as being simply bad, if not evil. Unexpected charity is good and noble, but expectations of charity are addictive and toxic. Most government "charity" programs by their very nature create expectations, which will almost invariably create problems worse than those the programs were "supposed" to solve. A Republican who tries to tweak a program to be "affordable" would be like a drug counselor trying to help an addict get his drugs more cheaply.

What's needed is someone who can come out and say that the welfare state is not only unaffordable, but fundamentally evil as well. Socialism is institutionalized covetousness. Also, any Christians who might be inclined to favor socialism should consider Matthew 25:14-30. Socialists would take from those who are more productive, and give to those who are less productive, but the cited passage would suggest the opposite.

226 posted on 05/21/2011 6:58:37 PM PDT by supercat (Barry Soetoro == Bravo Sierra)
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To: onyx

Well, I got to meet her and tell her that I pray for her every day, and she thanked me for that. I heard some talking head last night say that she is ahead of all candidates in WV. I could have told them that. We’re the Wal-Mart people. Heck yeah, we’re going to vote for her.


227 posted on 05/21/2011 6:59:05 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: onyx

Great photo! Such a contrast to the one of Obama with the dork helmet on the bicycle.

And many thanks for adding me to your President Palin ping list.


228 posted on 05/21/2011 6:59:23 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: onyx

Sarah is it for me. I’m just now considering VPs.


229 posted on 05/21/2011 7:01:54 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: onyx

Obama is a temporary leader
230 posted on 05/21/2011 7:03:00 PM PDT by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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To: supercat

Thank you so much, dear supercat. I agree with your every word. Sarah Palin understands precisely what must be done.


231 posted on 05/21/2011 7:06:00 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: WVNan

Heck YES! We’re Redneck Women! Sarah has our hearts because she’s one of us and she’s right on the issues. Of course she leads in your wonderful state.


232 posted on 05/21/2011 7:08:20 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Covenantor

I knew I had seen one of her with a motorcycle! Took me a while to find it.

You have mail!


233 posted on 05/21/2011 7:12:34 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: no dems

Sarah knows best... I trust Sarah to be President... I trust her as to how to handle her run.

LLS


234 posted on 05/21/2011 7:12:35 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (PRESIDENT PALIN... because I refuse to accept anything less!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Me too! We have to.
She has to run!


235 posted on 05/21/2011 7:13:36 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

Gee, what to do? She keeps coming up with all these great t-shirt ideas. Makes it hard to decide. Mama Grizzly, Redneck Woman, Hockey Mom, Lipstick on a Pig....... I can’t decide.


236 posted on 05/21/2011 7:27:00 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: onyx

She will... and she will kick ass!

LLS


237 posted on 05/21/2011 7:37:27 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (PRESIDENT PALIN... because I refuse to accept anything less!)
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To: onyx

She has to run, and I have to run now. Goodnight and God bless everyone.


238 posted on 05/21/2011 7:38:23 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: ak267

Bush went from “good” to “bad.”

That’s a LOT easier than going from “bad” to “good.”


239 posted on 05/21/2011 7:39:38 PM PDT by RockinRight (Yes We Cain!!)
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To: RockinRight

The slate is clean on Cain, but that just means the MSM will fill in a narrative...just like what they did to Palin after the 2008 RNC convention. No sooner when she was done with her acceptance speach, that the MSM started spouting off the DNC talking points.


240 posted on 05/21/2011 7:58:28 PM PDT by ak267
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To: onyx
The democrats and their media enablers have demonstrated that they fear Sarah more than any other potential GOP candidate, as evidence by their vicious attacks and ridicule of her and her family. No question about it, she is the one that the liberals despise the most.

Sarah will decide the best time to declare her candidacy, and that time will not be determined by the media, the democrats, the GOP elites, or some anxious pundits.

241 posted on 05/21/2011 9:07:25 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Victoria Delsoul

You’re exactly right and we will just have to remain patient and continue to pray for her and her precious family.


242 posted on 05/21/2011 10:21:16 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

A recent poll came out that shows HERMAN CAIN and Chris Christie leading the polls. What?!? virtually unknown a few months back, Cain has vaulted by simply saying what needs to be said ... Herman Cain was also the winner of a recent straw poll in Ft Lauderdale. And, as my tagline shows, I’m in his camp.

With Herman Cain vs a number of Govs (Pawlenty, Daniels, Romney etc.) Cain has a chance of getting the lions share of the cultural conservative and Tea Party grassroots support. He can pull a Huckabee, win Iowa and vault to top tier.

If Palin jumps in, the math wont work, as the Tea Party gets split. And here’s the tricky part. Will Palin suck the oxygen in the room from all the other candidates? Possibly. that would hurt possibly the most acceptable-to-all-wings candidate Pawlenty, and certainly any other candidate with name ID ... which leaves Romney.... But if that happens, and you have a split of Tea Party votes with Cain in the mix, end result is ironically more likely an establishment eg Romney win.

Thoughts:
1. the question of whether Tea Party votes will split or whether one candidate will be ‘it’. If Palin doesnt run - Cain is the IT candidate. No disrespect to Bachmann, but Cain is da man.
2. Cain right now has a decent shot at the nomination, but it will be a lot harder if Palin gets in, as he will no longer be ‘it’.
3. If Palin is NOT in the race, Romney has ZERO chance at the nomination. A ‘fair’ race that allows the lesser known candidates to get some exposure will leave Romney in the dust. Folks like Pawlenty have credible records and none of the Romneycare baggage. Romney’s only chance is for celebrity level race to develop. Romney v Palin.
4. If Palin jumps in, she will not be a shoo-in for the nomination. Sorry Palin fans, but check the polls. There is enough concern over ‘electability’ that her jumping in the race will reanimate a media frenzy. I’d give in a Romney v Palin race the edge to Romney 60/40. Bizarre but true, we’d actually nominate a guy who is pole-axed on our #1 issue, Obamacare; but remember this is the same GOP electorate that nominated McCain. we arent the stupid party for nothing.
4. With many people warming up to Mr Cain, if Palin waits, it would take a better campaign performance from Palin to win back voters. Voters will be split if she is not strong and not early.

If so, the biggest winner of Sarah Palin running will be Mitt Romney.

Before you toss this analysis in the trash, consider that well BEFORE the Iowa caucus in 2008, I concluded that the Huckabee hype would lead to McCain winning the nomination. It’s what happened.


243 posted on 05/21/2011 11:03:11 PM PDT by WOSG (Herman Cain for President)
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To: Logic n' Reason

“At least as important, no natoinal poll, survey, or questionairre places her among the top 5 actual or potential candidates. Not even conservative polls. “

That one gets me. She WAS near the top before, last year, but this year has faded back. I frankly dont get it.


244 posted on 05/21/2011 11:11:25 PM PDT by WOSG (Herman Cain for President)
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To: WOSG; Brices Crossroads
Members a whole lot smarter than me have weighed-in regarding Herman Cain. For your consideration, begin with post number 81

I think Sarah Palin has been planning to run all along, but like she told Erik Bolling the other night, her announcement or decision isn't going to be dictated by some media imposed deadline.

The media are dying for their horserace with their constant polling. I only watch Rasmussen. Fox had one the other night that only sampled 321 *adults*.
245 posted on 05/21/2011 11:49:51 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: WOSG
That's an excellent analysis. 1, check. 2, check. 3, check. 4 & 5, check. It's even the more true now with Mitch Daniels bowing out thereby further consolidating the GOP establishment vote behind Romney.
246 posted on 05/21/2011 11:55:16 PM PDT by Lexinom
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To: Gargantua

PALIN- CAIN 2012


247 posted on 05/22/2011 6:20:22 AM PDT by sopwith (don't tread on me)
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To: onyx

That post #81 expresses how I felt about things prior to the 1st debate.

Herman Cain’s excellent 1st debate performance changed my mind. His performance was not only the best in the room, but bested what we might expect from some non-runners not yet running.

Cain is - at least - a contender.

I’ll stick with my thinking that Palin out means it will be a Cain v Palwenty race, and Palin in makes it more Palin v Romney.

Let them each prove their merit over time.


248 posted on 05/22/2011 1:46:25 PM PDT by WOSG (Herman Cain for President)
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To: Lexinom

Thanks. I was afraid I’d get flailed for some Inconvenient Truths in there.

I’d add btw that Pawlenty is the big winner from Daniels not running. The ‘midwest governor’ division race is over, Palwenty wins.


249 posted on 05/22/2011 2:02:22 PM PDT by WOSG (Herman Cain for President)
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To: onyx
Hmmm.....but, what about the negatives?


250 posted on 05/22/2011 2:09:44 PM PDT by unique
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