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Report: Former Presidential Candidate John Edwards Faces Indictment for Campaign Violations
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Posted on 05/25/2011 2:55:02 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Report: Former Presidential Candidate John Edwards Faces Indictment for Campaign Violations

Published May 25, 2011 | NewsCore

WASHINGTON -- Prosecutors can seek an indictment against former North Carolina Senator and two-time Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards for allegedly using campaign donations to cover up an extra-marital affair and love child, ABC News reported late Tuesday.

The network, citing sources, said the Department of Justice has given the go-ahead for Edwards to be prosecuted and the former politician has been informed of the development.

Edwards may now accept a plea deal or face trial.

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1 posted on 05/25/2011 2:55:07 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

First democrat in history to be prosecuted for this, what is the real story.


2 posted on 05/25/2011 3:08:09 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Pretty boy is going to be popular in prison.
3 posted on 05/25/2011 3:11:03 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Obama can't see something pure like the truth without wanting to abort it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

4 posted on 05/25/2011 3:20:58 AM PDT by South40 (Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
"Pretty boy is going to be popular in prison."

I am buying stock in soap-on-a-rope. . . . . .

5 posted on 05/25/2011 3:23:31 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Everything is broken-While zer0 fiddles and the MSM tells him when and where to fiddle. . . . .)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Total waste in time to send this guy to prison. If I were the judge....I’d be creative here. Make him pay the fine, and then make him work six months in some soup kitchen in Cleveland or Detroit. We don’t need guys like this taking up space in prisons.


6 posted on 05/25/2011 3:36:30 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Sub-Driver

soon-to-be-famous last words...

7 posted on 05/25/2011 3:37:53 AM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

And there’s the corollary to this story where the State-Run Media knew all about Edwards’ affair, but chose not to report on it.


8 posted on 05/25/2011 3:43:21 AM PDT by abb
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To: Sub-Driver

Edwards must have really pissed off someone in Barry’s administration. What did he do?


9 posted on 05/25/2011 3:47:58 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: pepsionice

“We don’t need guys like this taking up space in prisons.”

Mmmm... yeah we do. Wonder if he will try to channel his dead wife during the trial.


10 posted on 05/25/2011 3:49:52 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Sub-Driver

The poor bastards Daddy worked in a meel!


11 posted on 05/25/2011 3:54:10 AM PDT by mylife
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To: pepsionice
Total waste in time to send this guy to prison. If I were the judge....I’d be creative here. Make him pay the fine, and then make him work six months in some soup kitchen in Cleveland or Detroit. We don’t need guys like this taking up space in prisons.

I must have woke up in a benevolent mood this morning because I'm inclined to agree with you.

I don't really care how democrats piss away their campaign donations, if he misspent federal matching funds, I'd have to reassess that. If not, a guilty verdict and a sentence like you propose would be enough.

12 posted on 05/25/2011 4:07:24 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10:19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Why is Sharpie still walkin’ around??


13 posted on 05/25/2011 4:27:01 AM PDT by CMailBag
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To: abb

In that scenario, someone is a pimp and someone is a whore. I can’t figure out which.


14 posted on 05/25/2011 4:38:12 AM PDT by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: abb

Of course they did not report it. It might have helped Hillary and hurt Obama.


15 posted on 05/25/2011 4:39:40 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: caver
Edwards must have really pissed off someone in Barry’s administration. What did he do?

Not one of "their people".

16 posted on 05/25/2011 4:43:05 AM PDT by Jim Noble (The Constitution is overthrown. The Revolution is betrayed.)
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To: Sub-Driver

17 posted on 05/25/2011 4:43:30 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This guy is nothing. Let’s see Obama’s campaign finance records.That is where the real criminal is.


18 posted on 05/25/2011 4:43:38 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: driftdiver
First democrat in history to be prosecuted for this, what is the real story.

He is out of power and disgraced - therefore a useful fall guy.

19 posted on 05/25/2011 4:45:48 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: pepsionice
Total waste in time to send this guy to prison.

Just imagine the crimes he committed that we don't know about!

I know that's not fair, but this guy just screams "dead mistress in a storm drain" to me. He's kennedyesque!

20 posted on 05/25/2011 4:47:28 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: caver
Edwards must have really pissed off someone in Barry’s administration. What did he do?

What would it take?

BWW

Breathing while white?

21 posted on 05/25/2011 4:52:21 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: glorgau
He is out of power and disgraced - therefore a useful fall guy.

Yes. He is now expendable.

22 posted on 05/25/2011 4:53:44 AM PDT by abb
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To: Caipirabob; Jim Noble

I guess I overlooked the obvious, race.


23 posted on 05/25/2011 4:57:48 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Sub-Driver
No mercy from me - Go Directly To Jail, pretty boy.

Even if he cops a plea and makes a deal, prison time HAS to be included.

The $1,000,000 in campaign funds he 'misused' in hiding his girlfriend and (gag) 'lover child' isn't chump change, and to get off with probation would be a miscarriage of justice. So no. Johny has to go off to Club Fed.

My only disappointment is it won't be in Marion, IL were John Gotti was sent. As at Marion even the Teflon Don had to hire protection. He was getting his head banged by 'Holder's People' and wound up paying the Aryan Brotherhood $50,000 a year for protection. (He worked out a Hit deal w/ the AB but it never went off)

The 'Breck Girl' would have to pay $10K a month to the AB for protection, or he'd never be able to sit down again.

24 posted on 05/25/2011 5:09:49 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A.Einstein])
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To: caver

“Edwards must have really pissed off someone in Barry’s administration. What did he do?”

He’s not a Black Panther...


25 posted on 05/25/2011 5:20:15 AM PDT by DrC
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To: Sub-Driver

This may present the paradox that ends the world. Edwards may wind up in two places at once. Both in the squad car as he’s arrested AND chasing the squad car in pursuit of a new court case.


26 posted on 05/25/2011 7:13:54 AM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: Sub-Driver

Looks like Edwards left his America, and came over to ours.


27 posted on 05/25/2011 7:17:27 AM PDT by wastedyears (SEAL SIX makes me proud to have been playing SOCOM since 2003.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Poor Johnny, I guess he couldn’t spin the Clinton BS that “everyone lies about sex”. What a schmuck.

Hell, even Jesse Jackson pulled it off.


28 posted on 05/25/2011 8:55:46 AM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: Sub-Driver

But it is not the only legal trouble he faces. A former aide, Andrew Young, says he has a videotape and pictures showing Mr. Edwards and Ms. Hunter having sex. Ms. Hunter has sued to get them back and said that Mr. Young used them to secure deals for a book and film. Mr. Young had pretended for a while to be the child’s father to protect Mr. Edwards. He wrote about the experience in a tell-all book, “The Politician.”

Mr. Young is being represented in Hollywood by Ari Emanuel, brother of Rahm Emanuel, the new mayor of Chicago.


29 posted on 05/25/2011 9:25:46 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Sub-Driver; driftdiver; hiredhand; Squantos; Gilbo_3; sickoflibs; marktwain; stephenjohnbanker; ...

Now, I think we should all take a moment to reflect on this, and show ourselves to be bigger people by NOT gloating or expressing any joy or pleasure over this news. We are, after all, adults, and better people, and, and, and....

ahh, never mind - I CAN’T STAND IT ANYMORE!!!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!! FROG-MARCH PERP WALK COMING UP!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!! SILKY PONY’S GOING TO BE BUBBA’S LOVE SPONGE!!! HAHAHAH!

Whew...OK.. better now...what was I saying about being adults????


30 posted on 05/25/2011 9:34:27 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He deserves everything he has coming to him. Still can’t help but feel sorry for his children.


31 posted on 05/25/2011 9:38:17 AM PDT by Chandalier
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To: NFHale; Sub-Driver; driftdiver; hiredhand; Squantos; Gilbo_3; sickoflibs; marktwain

” Now, I think we should all take a moment to reflect on this, and show ourselves to be bigger people by NOT gloating or expressing any joy or pleasure over this news. We are, after all, adults, and better people, and, and, and....

ahh, never mind - I CAN’T STAND IT ANYMORE!!!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!! FROG-MARCH PERP WALK COMING UP!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!! SILKY PONY’S GOING TO BE BUBBA’S LOVE SPONGE!!! HAHAHAH!

Whew...OK.. better now...what was I saying about being adults????

On3e more reason why REAL FReepers love NFHale.......... ;-)


32 posted on 05/25/2011 11:28:27 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Condor51; Liz; NFHale

When you consider that Edwards made millions fleecing people on phony lawsuits, It appears that a certain segment of our population has just redressed the balance......

ROTFLMAO!!


33 posted on 05/25/2011 11:32:33 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; NFHale; Sub-Driver; driftdiver; hiredhand; Squantos; Gilbo_3; marktwain

Remember when Edwards wife Elizabeth (Liz) and Chris Matthews set up Ann Coulter with the surprise phone call with Elizabeth whining “Stop the personal attacks please” ? (Excuse me Liz but Ann’s job was to make fun of your husband. Ann wasnt running for president. )

Well at the time Holyer than thou Liz Edwards was hiding the fact that Edwards was taking care of another women in the bedroom, keeping it secret so her husband could continue in the Dem presidential primary. Some saint, just like Hillary.


34 posted on 05/25/2011 11:48:43 AM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: sickoflibs

Yep


35 posted on 05/25/2011 12:50:59 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; Sub-Driver; driftdiver; hiredhand; Squantos; Gilbo_3; sickoflibs; marktwain

“...On3e more reason why REAL FReepers love NFHale.......... ;-)..”

It’s my magnetic personality, right? My charm? My charisma? My humility and modesty - they’re two of my BETTER qualities!!!!

(I crack myself up...I really, really do...)


36 posted on 05/25/2011 4:45:47 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: sickoflibs; Sub-Driver; driftdiver; hiredhand; Squantos; Gilbo_3; marktwain; Condor51; Liz; ...

I never have a problem laughing at Libs...

She (Mrs Edwards) used her cancer as a POLITICAL CRUTCH, counting on the sympathy/empathy vote to get her scumbag, two-timing, effeminate, limp-wristed, bimb-chasing, butt-munching Breck Girl of a husband elected - IOW, she KNEW her Earthly time was severky limited (basically, ALL of us are), and STILL tried to foist the douchebag on us as President - and WE’D be stuck with him after she was long gone...(Come to think of it...he MIGHT have been a slight improvement over “Pres_ent Marxy-Marx Skidmarx”, after all we KNOW Edwards was at least BORN here...)

I have to admit, I “felt” bad (brr...my liberal side trying to worm its way through - down, boy, DOWN, I say) when I heard she was diagnosed with that disease; it’s a horrible thing, and as a humn being, you do feel compassion for someone so afflicted.

BUT::::::::

THAT brief momenty of sentimental Hale-ian Humanity ended when she used it as a political tool. She went from object of sympathy to Full Throttle Piece o’ Feces to me in the blink of an eye.

And you know what?

I don’t feel a damn bit bad about it. One less democrat A**hole, as far as I’m concerned, and that’s NEVER a bad thing.

And now, upon hearing that Silky Pony Breck Girl may very soon be occupying a cell with “one of the little folks” that he claims to have been for...you know, Jamal, or Malik, or Pedro or Julio, or Bubbaclyde, well, that just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside...and outside...and just about everywhere...

Heeheeeheeehheee (giggling like little kid here)...

Was that wrong? Was that harsh? Was that mean? Do I care?

Nah...think I’ll have a shot o’ Jack and a beer or two to celebrate.


37 posted on 05/25/2011 4:59:59 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Sub-Driver

38 posted on 05/25/2011 8:03:06 PM PDT by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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To: NFHale

You write well. We should save our sympathy for the victims of the progressive nanny state. There are many.


39 posted on 05/25/2011 9:11:53 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Thanks for the compliment, brother.

At the end of the day, we’re ALL victims of the progressives. Even the useful idiots who support them out of ignorance...

They hate all of us equally, because they hate themselves.

That’s all they’re about, at the end of the day - Hatred.

And it shows in everything they do.


40 posted on 05/26/2011 8:42:51 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale; Sub-Driver; driftdiver; hiredhand; Squantos; Gilbo_3; sickoflibs; marktwain

” It’s my magnetic personality, right? My charm? My charisma? My humility and modesty -”

Well, I’m not so sure about the humility & modesty........


41 posted on 05/26/2011 10:43:36 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: marktwain; NFHale

Mark Twain wrote well to. I still can’t get this outta my head..........................................

VERSE Conductor, when you receive a fare,
Punch in the presence of the passenjare!
A blue trip slip for an eight-cent fare,
A buff trip slip for a six-cent fare,
A pink trip slip for a three-cent fare,
Punch in the presence of the passenjare!
CHORUS Punch, brothers! punch with care!
Punch in the presence of the passenjare!


42 posted on 05/26/2011 10:48:33 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Must be my dynamic talent then....Hahahah!


43 posted on 05/26/2011 3:21:06 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; marktwain

I always like Kipling’s work too. Especially “If”. Liberals, of course, HATE it, because it’s about manhood. And their idea of manhood is a world removed from reality.

Kipling’s “If”
IF you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ‘em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
‘ Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And - which is more - you’ll be a Man, my son!


44 posted on 05/26/2011 3:23:53 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; marktwain; Gilbo_3

And then there’s the Kipling poem that REALLY makes Liberal heads explode (hmmmm....lib heads exploding...nice imagery...pause and reflect for a moment on that happy thought)...

“The White Man’s Burden”

Take up the White Man’s burden—
Send forth the best ye breed—
Go send your sons to exile
To serve your captives’ need
To wait in heavy harness
On fluttered folk and wild—
Your new-caught, sullen peoples,
Half devil and half child
Take up the White Man’s burden
In patience to abide
To veil the threat of terror
And check the show of pride;
By open speech and simple
An hundred times made plain
To seek another’s profit
And work another’s gain
Take up the White Man’s burden—
And reap his old reward:
The blame of those ye better
The hate of those ye guard—
The cry of hosts ye humour
(Ah slowly) to the light:
“Why brought ye us from bondage,
“Our loved Egyptian night?”
Take up the White Man’s burden-
Have done with childish days-
The lightly proffered laurel,
The easy, ungrudged praise.
Comes now, to search your manhood
Through all the thankless years,
Cold-edged with dear-bought wisdom,
The judgment of your peers!


45 posted on 05/26/2011 3:30:04 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale; stephenjohnbanker
good stuff all around on this thread gents...

as haledude said, they think we're the enemy, and regard us as less than animals, and treat us accordingly...i have no sympathy for the the lil breckgirl, and also dont/didnt 'feel' anything for his powerhungry and greedy skank whore wife...

just like fat-dead-ted or edward, or whatever the hell the commie scum liked to be called, theyre all shades of ole 'Longshanks' as they truly live to dominate and rape & pillage...

i dont hold much hope that johhny will ever do the first day though...the thought that he might be Bubbas 'love sponge' is heartnening anyways...

maybe monica can send him a blue dress, and they can draw boobies on the back too...

46 posted on 05/26/2011 9:23:41 PM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: NFHale

” Must be my dynamic talent then....Hahahah! “

Therrrrrrrre ya GO!!


47 posted on 05/27/2011 1:21:57 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: NFHale

Fine piece of writing!


48 posted on 05/27/2011 1:24:06 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Gilbo_3; NFHale

I despise Edwards. May he rot in ell, Gov!!


49 posted on 05/27/2011 1:25:48 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: CMailBag

Christopher Reeves will rise (and walk) ,too.


50 posted on 06/03/2011 7:44:19 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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