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Rove stumps for Bachmann, Kennedy [2006]
http://www.startribune.com ^ | Updated: July 21, 2006 - 10:57 PM | Eric Black

Posted on 06/16/2011 7:32:31 PM PDT by RED SOUTH

White House political maestro Karl Rove urged money and other forms of support for Republican congressional candidate Michele Bachmann at a Stillwater fundraiser Friday.The Bachmann fundraiser at the Water Street Inn in Stillwater attracted about 60 supporters, who paid $250 for lunch. Couples who contributed $1,000 to Bachmann could have their pictures taken with Rove. The Bachmann campaign did not immediately release the total amount raised.

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To: popdonnelly

MB has been endorsed by NY Times,Wash Post, the entire msnbc network including Rachel Maddow...Your candidate is supported by the NY Times etc, how can you sleep


101 posted on 06/16/2011 8:28:51 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST...NYTimes/MSM wants Bachmann to be the nominee..)
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To: Nextrush

While it`s true MSM attacked Bachmann in the past, Now they are all endorsing her. Just in case you missed that :)


102 posted on 06/16/2011 8:32:53 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST...NYTimes/MSM wants Bachmann to be the nominee..)
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To: RED SOUTH

5 year old article and Bush/Rove were the leaders of the GOP then.

Some people really are trolling and desperate.


103 posted on 06/16/2011 8:33:38 PM PDT by GregH
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To: Brett11

” This makes me second guess my support for Bachman. “ =====

Well of course it would. Bachman has to aim above the bots in the base to hope for a win in Iowa. She is aiming for a win, not a massage from the choir. We elect no one—the Independents will and she will be going after them.


104 posted on 06/16/2011 8:34:11 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: RED SOUTH

Now I understand...

I don’t vote for rinos...


105 posted on 06/16/2011 8:35:10 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (I Stand With Sarah!)
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To: Mariner

I don’t see any value at all of a Bachmann VP slot. She’s a House member with just small sliver of Minnesota that votes for her. She is unlikely to make a difference in that statewide election, and really doesn’t bring much experience to the ticket as a middle-bench non-leadership third termer. I like her plenty, but I don’t see why a candidate Romney wouldn’t choose a key governor from a swing state or someone with foreign policy or military background. Bachmann does serve on good committees, but not for that long to bring years of valuable experience.


106 posted on 06/16/2011 8:36:00 PM PDT by ilgipper ( political rhetoric is no substitute for competence (Thomas Sowell))
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To: DJ MacWoW
“Let's see, Israel, India, Germany, Hong Kong, Haiti and I believe she'll be going to England. Oh she's been to Ireland and Kuwait too. And I think Iraq. How many other candidates have traveled? And to what countries?”

You THINK Iraq? Think again. Kuwait was 2008 and most of the rest were the same trip just this March.

How about visiting the UK and seeing David Cameron, how about going to see Sarkozy in France? Neither one seems thrilled with the current moron in chief, good press that would have been.

MANY future candidates have written books on foreign policy, but the point is she needed to get political cover for her perceived weakness! We already knew she loved Alaska and fishing, okay? SHE needed to show people her seriousness and determination. She didn't.

Again, I like her, I was rooting for her to succeed, but I'm disappointed in the way she's spent her time. I think it's a fair criticism.

107 posted on 06/16/2011 8:36:41 PM PDT by jpf (phillies)
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To: RED SOUTH

This might be relevant if she was inviting Rove to campaign for her today. It isn’t relevant when she took his help as first-timer running for office.


108 posted on 06/16/2011 8:37:32 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: gov_bean_ counter

True.


109 posted on 06/16/2011 8:38:22 PM PDT by jpf (phillies)
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To: Friendofgeorge

I am following you on that matter and understand the media are now pumping her up.

In the past they took some shots at her that raised her into national prominence from obscurity.

JUST BECAUSE A REPUBLICAN GETS BEAT UP BY THE MEDIA DOES NOT MAKE THEM A CONSERVATIVE OR “TEA PARTY.”

Sometimes the moderates like the Bushes relish a fight with the media to give them “victim” status and sympathy from those of us out here in the grassroots.


110 posted on 06/16/2011 8:38:47 PM PDT by Nextrush (President Sarah Palin sounds just right to me)
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To: RED SOUTH

This is ancient. Until very recently most conservatives were still parroting that Tokyo Rove was “The Architect”, and a “Magnificent Bastard”.

As of a few days ago I am no longer a Bachmann supporter, but this is really irrelevant to what is going on now.


111 posted on 06/16/2011 8:39:21 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Lakeshark
I've liked Bachmann, never said an unkind word about her, but what she's doing right now is distressing.

Big Time. First she allows her talking attack dog to belittle her staunchest supporter on national TV, and then she cozies up to the ruling class establishment (and Mitt) via Karl Rove.

I hate to say it, but I saw this in her eyes, months ago. Even then, something about her just came across wrong to me, but I was having trouble putting my finger on it.

It's pretty clear now, what I saw. It's called betrayal.

112 posted on 06/16/2011 8:40:07 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: kristinn
THIS ARTICLE IS FROM JULY 21, 2006 WHEN BACHMANN WAS MAKING HER FIRST RUN FOR CONGRESS.

So it is. Apparently, Michele has been owned by the ruling class establishment from the very beginning of her career in Washington.

113 posted on 06/16/2011 8:43:08 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Ronin
Just what the heck is she thinking?

I'm sure when she was first running in 2006, she was looking for any help she could get from anyone of any prominence with Republican party.

Not many Republican challengers wouldn't have welcomed Rove back in 2006.

114 posted on 06/16/2011 8:43:18 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: RonDog
Makes you REALLY wonder about her judgment, eh?

If she hadn't welcomed Rove in 2006 as Republican challenger, I would have questioned her judgment.

No challenged with brain would have turned down Rove's help in that scenario.

115 posted on 06/16/2011 8:46:45 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: CAluvdubya; RED SOUTH
You really should have this pulled. It has no bearing on what’s happening now.

Au contraire, mon frere! I think it says a LOT about who and what is pulling Bachmann's strings right now.

It seems pretty obvious to me, that she owes Karl Rove from way back. Looks to me like she's buckling to pressure from him to play the pawn in his grand strategy to kill Sarah Palin's potential presidential run, and to get Mittens elected.

Thank you, RS for posting this very important historical linkage between Bachmann and Rove.

116 posted on 06/16/2011 8:52:22 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: RED SOUTH

Oh, for the love of all that is good, now bachmann’s a RINO? This has reached a new level of absurdity.


117 posted on 06/16/2011 8:55:44 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper
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To: Windflier
People here would have a hard time believing this, but initially I was interested in Bachmann. I was looking forst for people who had been vocal in their opposition to the leftward drift in the country. When I started looking at how people had leveraged their positions to influence legislation and candidates, Mrs. Bachmann didn't quite look as strong. She wasn't able to land any type leadership position when the Republicans took office. Looked at her legislative history. That was disappointing. More recently I have seen her twist herself into pretzels explaining her votes. Finally she hired Rollins who proceeded to bash Governor Palin, who has arguably been the single most influential Republican over the past two years.

I have come to the conclusion that once you get past the fiery rhetoric there just isn't much there, there.

As crass as it sounds if she had a real record of accomplishment she wouldn't have to constantly remind people of her 23 foster children. IMO, that should have stayed a nice back story. It should not have made it to the front page of her resume. I believe she is exploiting that experience and is the last straw.

118 posted on 06/16/2011 8:56:07 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: Windflier
People here would have a hard time believing this, but initially I was interested in Bachmann. I was looking forst for people who had been vocal in their opposition to the leftward drift in the country. When I started looking at how people had leveraged their positions to influence legislation and candidates, Mrs. Bachmann didn't quite look as strong. She wasn't able to land any type leadership position when the Republicans took office. Looked at her legislative history. That was disappointing. More recently I have seen her twist herself into pretzels explaining her votes. Finally she hired Rollins who proceeded to bash Governor Palin, who has arguably been the single most influential Republican over the past two years.

I have come to the conclusion that once you get past the fiery rhetoric there just isn't much there, there.

As crass as it sounds if she had a real record of accomplishment she wouldn't have to constantly remind people of her 23 foster children. IMO, that should have stayed a nice back story. It should not have made it to the front page of her resume. I believe she is exploiting that experience and is the last straw.

119 posted on 06/16/2011 8:56:13 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: Lakeshark; RED SOUTH
The article is from 2006, which makes it totally inappropriate as a source of information on the 2012 race.

Not at all, my good FRiend. I think this article points out an important historical linkage between Bachmann and Rove, which may now be greatly influencing her activities, with regards to the current election.

I'm very glad that RED SOUTH posted it. It explains much about what Bachmann is doing, and why she's doing it.

120 posted on 06/16/2011 8:56:18 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: RED SOUTH
This is from 06 , shows how Rove created her and owns her.

Then, why did Rove recently say she was too inexperienced to President?

http://gop12.thehill.com/2011/04/karl-rove-on-bachmanns-chances.html

"The people who are going to be disposed to vote against Barack Obama are going to look back and say 'You know what, we took the untested guy who had no significant achievements, and it didn't work out so well'.

So Michele Bachmann and others who've not had extensive records -- I mean, Ronald Reagan was the governor of the most populous state in the union.... he had a record as an executive who made big decisions.

And next year, it's going to be important for people to say 'You can look at my background and look at what I've done in my life, and have confidence that I'm going to be able to do the things that I'm saying I want to do. Because last time around, we took hope and change and it didn't work out so well for a lot of people."

121 posted on 06/16/2011 8:56:26 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: RED SOUTH

Ugh, and I was starting to warm up to Bachman.


122 posted on 06/16/2011 8:57:07 PM PDT by strongbow
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To: 1rudeboy
Someone please remind me of Rove’s “RINO tendencies.” Is he the guy who predicted O’Donnell would lose? How wrong he was! Oh, wait a minute . . . .

WTF?

Karl Rove nearly single-handedly destroyed Christine O'Donnell's chances of winning that election!

123 posted on 06/16/2011 8:58:28 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: jpf
You THINK Iraq?

She visited the Khabari Alawazem Crossing at the Kuwait–Iraq border.

Excuse me but you said : Governor Palin should have spent the last three years traveling the world Now you want to move the goalposts? No.

She has been. Now you name another Presidential hopefull that has done the same.

How about visiting the UK and seeing David Cameron

She IS going to England. That's been posted on FR and I also told you.

MANY future candidates have written books on foreign policy

Name them. Name candidates that have written policy books and name where they traveled before running.

124 posted on 06/16/2011 9:00:11 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: Windflier

Uh, no . . . Christine O’Donnell did a fine job of it herself. She didn’t need any help.


125 posted on 06/16/2011 9:00:23 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: WinOne4TheGipper

Maybe we can start posting five year old articles from when Palin supported the bridge to nowhere.


126 posted on 06/16/2011 9:02:13 PM PDT by SteveAustin
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To: 1rudeboy
Can you believe it? Rove supported a Republican candidate FIVE YEARS AGO. She’s compromised. Vote Ron Paul!

Who else did Rove campaign for......in 2000?!? In 2002??! We need to know!!!

127 posted on 06/16/2011 9:03:57 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: Two Kids' Dad
I posted my reply before I read all the way through everyone else’s replies. My bad.

No need to apologize. This article may be old, but it's important, because it reveals a tie between Bachmann and Rove that most of us were completely unaware of.

He's calling in a political favor to push his favored candidate (Romney) to the top. This is why Bachmann has remained silent after what Rollins said about Sarah.

I'm afraid that Bachmann's personal integrity was compromised from the very start of her political career. The article fills in a blank that finally makes sense of some mysterious goings-on.

128 posted on 06/16/2011 9:04:34 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: kristinn

Wow, it’s like Pavlov’s dogs here these days.

Bachmann has an outstanding record. She is a fighter, and one of the few in DC with the gravitas to buck the establishment and stand strong on conservative issues.

She is not my first choice for President, but I seriously wonder about people calling themselves conservatives who are so disparaging against those fighting the good fight.

I thought we are supposed to be supporting conservative principles not just personalities and in that we are on the SAME TEAM.


129 posted on 06/16/2011 9:04:41 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Herman Cain 2012 - http://www.arealleader.com)
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To: RED SOUTH
This story is from 2006.

Sheesh.

At least post something more recent.

Here's Bachmann supporting Boehner and his pathetic budget deal.

Conservatives Urge Boehner to Cut a Budget Deal and Move On

130 posted on 06/16/2011 9:05:30 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: jpf
Governor Palin should have spent the last three years traveling the world and writing a book on foreign policy if she were serious about being the next President.

And what should the rest of the potential candidates have been doing in the same time? Where are their books on foreign policy?

131 posted on 06/16/2011 9:08:06 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: acapesket; RED SOUTH
RedSouth is all over the forum bashing Michelle Bachmann. Makes you wonder who is up to what.

Oh my. He actually uncovered Michele Bachmann's umbilical cord to Karl Rove. Naughty Freeper!

132 posted on 06/16/2011 9:10:52 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: wolf24

BUSH!!!

133 posted on 06/16/2011 9:12:56 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Windflier; 1rudeboy

WTF?

Karl Rove nearly single-handedly destroyed Christine O’Donnell’s chances of winning that election!

******************************

The establishment mask slipped then, and revealed a very malignant and treacherous face.


134 posted on 06/16/2011 9:13:17 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

I’m right there with ya, bean.


135 posted on 06/16/2011 9:14:11 PM PDT by GlockLady
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To: Psalm 144

That, or he saw her as a loon.


136 posted on 06/16/2011 9:14:28 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: popdonnelly
And the point of this post is to smear Bachmann because Rove once helped her out. The Left is right, conservatives are paranoid.

My friend, if you don't see the strong potential for undue influence over a potential presidential candidate in this article, then you've got blinders on.

Bachmann owes the very existence of her political career to Karl Rove.

137 posted on 06/16/2011 9:14:33 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: SteveAustin

She nixed the bridge when she became Governor. That bridge was a Murkowski deal.


138 posted on 06/16/2011 9:14:39 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: RitaOK

Rita, I know that Sarah is making you crazy with waiting, but please. Sarah’s got plenty of time to declare a run for office. The fact is, she’s not late - the rest of the field is early.


139 posted on 06/16/2011 9:17:27 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

I really hope somebody digs something up on you from 5 years back, and proceeds to slam you because of it.

It is sad to see Freepers going off of the deep end on a 5-year old article. Good grief...get a grip!

Oh, and if you think you can do it better, why don’t you get out their and run. I’m sure there would be many who could dig up some type of dirt on you from five or six years ago.

This lady has made a couple of mistakes, but good grief folks...these people are human beings! If you guys are waiting for a perfect person, you’re going to be waiting a long time. Remember your demand for perfection the next time you fu*k something up.


140 posted on 06/16/2011 9:18:01 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Windflier
The fact is, she’s not late - the rest of the field is early.

Certainly not to early for the circular firing squads, however.

141 posted on 06/16/2011 9:19:10 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: DJ MacWoW

uh no....she was for the bridge before she was against it.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2008/09/01/us-usa-politics-palin-idUSN3125537020080901


142 posted on 06/16/2011 9:19:48 PM PDT by SteveAustin
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To: jpf
MANY future candidates have written books on foreign policy...

Name one of the current Republican candidates who's written a book on foreign policy, or who has traveled as extensively to foreign countries in the last two years, as Sarah Palin has.

Your criticism is baseless, and you set an artificial high bar for Palin that you DON'T apply to any other candidate.

Don't forget to list those books!

143 posted on 06/16/2011 9:22:22 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: justsaynomore

“I thought we are supposed to be supporting conservative principles not just personalities and in that we are on the SAME TEAM.”

‘Fraid not...


144 posted on 06/16/2011 9:23:05 PM PDT by Magic Fingers
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To: wolf24
Certainly not to early for the circular firing squads, however.

Actually, it was the classless Bachmann campaign that fired the first shots.

145 posted on 06/16/2011 9:24:27 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: RINOs suck
It isn’t relevant when she took his help as first-timer running for office.

My, my, my. That is some serious political naivete. Rove made Bachmann's political career. Do you not understand that he practically OWNS her?

146 posted on 06/16/2011 9:25:07 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: DJ MacWoW
You got me, she's well traveled, written much, she's a reputed expert on foreign policy. She has completely shed the image the American public has of an inexperienced light weight. If she runs, she's going to win 79.8% of the vote and every state including Massachusetts. And what's more that Alaska reality show was a perfect use of her time. Happy?

Now, if you actually believe that, I have some swamp land I'd like to show you. As for other candidates writing books, ah, well, Newt Gingrich for one, John Kennedy, Al Gore, Garry Hart, George W. Bush... shall I go on? these are just off the top of my head. I mean, she wrote a book, but why not a serious study of foreign policy? THAT would have helped her tremendously.

147 posted on 06/16/2011 9:25:10 PM PDT by jpf (phillies)
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To: SteveAustin
Oh well REUTERS! They ALWAYS tell the truth!

She supported it marginally when she ran for office in 2006. She became Governor In December 2006 and nixed the bridge in March or April of 2007.

What you posted was a hit piece. And there were PLENTY of them.

148 posted on 06/16/2011 9:25:55 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: Windflier; jpf
Don't forget to list those books!

And the countries they've traveled to! Don't forget the countries! LOL

149 posted on 06/16/2011 9:27:15 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: SteveAustin

PalinEmails Prove that Governor Palin Opposed the Bridge to Nowhere http://bit.ly/m1WTJy


150 posted on 06/16/2011 9:29:51 PM PDT by GlockLady
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