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Coulter on Palin: Let’s face it, she’s probably not electable
Hotair ^ | 09/06/2011 | Allahpundit

Posted on 09/06/2011 7:25:45 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Interesting segment, not because Coulter’s advancing any new criticisms of Palin but because she’s willing to acknowledge openly the political risk on the right in criticizing her in the first place. According to Coulter, conservatives refuse to challenge Palin publicly because they don’t want to deal with the hate mail from her supporters. That’s part of it, I’m sure — by now, all columnists and bloggers know what awaits after criticizing Palin or, say, Ron Paul — but I suspect the better part is that there’s simply no faster ticket to RINOville among some grassroots conservatives than uttering a discouraging word about Sarah. It’s the ultimate “one of us” litmus test; not even a right-winger as stalwart and confrontational as Coulter is immune, apparently, from the inevitable establishment/RINO/sellout/”Beltway cocktail party” nonsense afterward. That said, I’m curious why she’s speaking up now. Has she reached the point where she just doesn’t care anymore? Or is she so worried about the election that she’s willing to lose some fans in the interest of maximizing the GOP’s advantage?

Exit quotation: “She’s become sort of the Obama of the tea party, she’s just ‘The One’ to a certain segment of right-wingers.” Click the image to watch.



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To: RobbyS

I agree. The thought of Romney as pres makes me wretch.


201 posted on 09/06/2011 10:20:42 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Sky Slug

Perry and Romney are Rat installs, interesting you mention Duncan Hunter, he and Palin are ignored as aliens by Pravda.
Once again, Horseshit.


202 posted on 09/06/2011 10:21:46 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: MHGinTN

I agree, thanks for the reply.


203 posted on 09/06/2011 10:25:03 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: arasina

It just is amazing to me that I have to even write such ridiculous things.
Common sense and morality were pretty much universal with most educated people decades ago.

People thinking moral relativism can work in societies have just to look at Europe....these societies are imploding—not reproducing except for the degenerates and immigrants. They teach children pornography at the age of four—with the “sex box”....and the last article I read said that 40% of Europeans are mentally ill. Their sex ed comes right out of the degenerate Herbert Marcuse’s mind and along with Political Correctness and Critical Theory (tear down societies) to destroy Western Civilization-—He wrote all about this....and people are adopting it.

Homosexual movement was founded by a Communist (Hays) who wants to destroy the US and make sex with boys legal—And the Unions—to create their socialist state. Insane that Ann Coulter backs cultural Marxism. and joined forces with a Marxist movement to destroy the family unit and Christianity and endorse sexual immorality for a civil society. Not possible.


204 posted on 09/06/2011 10:29:44 PM PDT by savagesusie
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Hey, how come there are never any (hypocrite) big mouths on Palin bashing threads yammering on about "Republicans eating their own"?

You phony bastards! You know who you are

205 posted on 09/06/2011 10:31:16 PM PDT by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh Ann...You’re usually so spot on. In this case — you’re so CLUELESS.


206 posted on 09/06/2011 10:31:47 PM PDT by patriot preacher
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To: HangnJudge

“because she made an unforced decision to
abandoned the Governorship of Alaska”

I would argue that it was FORCED.

And you and the media make a big deal about her quitting as Gov. Doesn’t bother me one bit. She explained it. Over done with, gone.


207 posted on 09/06/2011 10:32:19 PM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: HangnJudge

“A sufficient number of voters
will intuitively follow that logic”

No they won’t. Nobody really cares about this. It’s a straw dog the media put up so they can attack it. Non issue to voters.


208 posted on 09/06/2011 10:34:32 PM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: Leaning Right

Your tagline tells me all I need to know about you.


209 posted on 09/06/2011 11:01:37 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Honcho

Only when it’s unfounded. There is an agenda at play here to keep Palin out of the race. It’s a concerted effort by the establishment and it’s predictable. Honest criticism is one thing, but these people (like Coulter, Krathammer, Rove, O’Reilly, et al) are simply trying to put forth the narrative that Palin is a lightweight with zero chance of being elected. In fact, they know the opposite is true and they are scared witless about it! She is an existential threat, not only to the left, but also to establishment Republicans and they just can’t tolerate that!

Never mind what Coulter has said about Palin - the fact that she slobbers all over herself over that slob Christy tells me everything I need to know - that and the fact that she’s best buds with the human vermin (aka Bill Maher).


210 posted on 09/06/2011 11:10:03 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: upsdriver

Sadly,Sarah became the “same old,same old” when she ran with McCain.


211 posted on 09/06/2011 11:13:29 PM PDT by FreeDeerHawk
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To: DaxtonBrown
Everyone is free to question her electability by voting in the primaries four or five months from now like good citizens rather than resting on the lorals of the party annointed. Annointed politicians like Dole and McCain work out so well after all.

Or are some people afraid of actual elections?


Who said we shouldn't vote on who will represent our party or that Palin shouldn't be allowed in the primary? Certainly not me. I may even end up voting for her myself. What I'm opposed to is the predictable flame throwing that comes along anytime fellow conservatives voice their concerns over her obvious weaknesses. In fact, it kind of creeps me out.
212 posted on 09/06/2011 11:18:22 PM PDT by Honcho
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To: JaguarXKE
Only when it’s unfounded. There is an agenda at play here to keep Palin out of the race. It’s a concerted effort by the establishment and it’s predictable. Honest criticism is one thing, but these people (like Coulter, Krathammer, Rove, O’Reilly, et al) are simply trying to put forth the narrative that Palin is a lightweight with zero chance of being elected. In fact, they know the opposite is true and they are scared witless about it! She is an existential threat, not only to the left, but also to establishment Republicans and they just can’t tolerate that!

Since when was Coulter an "establishment Republican?" I'm pretty sure McCain wasn't who Coulter supported in the primary last go around.
213 posted on 09/06/2011 11:25:10 PM PDT by Honcho
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To: SeekAndFind

The ad hominem attacks by some Freepers on Ann prove her point.

Some of these statements/allegations are so childish that I suspect DemTrolls. OTOH, some people just can’t tolerate others who only agree with them 90% of the time. It’s 100% or nothing - just like the marxists.


214 posted on 09/06/2011 11:25:37 PM PDT by neocon1984
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To: arasina

I think the troll knew exactly why it used the word “artifice”.


215 posted on 09/06/2011 11:45:33 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: BerryDingle

Happy horseshit.... I always think of my Dad when I hear that.. he loved to point out the HHS people spewed.


216 posted on 09/06/2011 11:52:53 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: neocon1984
The whole "Sarah can't win" narrative is utter BS, once you think about it.

Isn't this why we have primaries and the nomination process in the first place? So that many candidates can offer their vision, and the People can then decide?

What's with this sudden need to discourage certain GOP figures from even entering the race?

Can't Sarah at least enter the race if she so desires, and let the chips fall where they may?

And, if Sarah is so unelectable, then why is the LSM trying so hard to convince people of that? It just doesn't make sense unless they actually FEAR Sarah's electability, now does it?

Coulter looks foolish here, as do any other pundits who deign to tell us who should or shouldn't enter the GOP race. The premise simply doesn't stand up to scrutiny. Isn't that what the race is for in the first place: to see who really is electable?

What's with the desire to prematurely exclude someone who is a staunch Republican? Let the chips fall where they may.

I don't get it and I've had enough of being told who's electable or not. I mean, I despise Romney, but I'm not about to tell people he shouldn't even bother to try for the nomination.

The more, the merrier, and why the heck not?

217 posted on 09/06/2011 11:53:30 PM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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To: MJY1288

Does your wife eat meat or fish? Does she wear leather or fur?


218 posted on 09/06/2011 11:57:46 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: itsahoot

I was a kid, but remember that.


219 posted on 09/06/2011 11:59:26 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: FreeDeerHawk; All

Another troll spews.


220 posted on 09/07/2011 12:02:41 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: free me; tlb

That book was a collection of her best, from her columns and TV appearances, and was meant to draw in people who were not conservatives. We had seen it all before, they hadn’t. It was an editing marvel, and the perfect gift for someone on the borderline.


221 posted on 09/07/2011 12:20:57 AM PDT by firebrand (Why didn't they impeach him? He's now totally out of control.)
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To: CyberAnt
Romney might be an improvement over ZERO

Romney will get hit over the head as easily by his MassCare (which became ObamaCare) like hitting a bum with a dead fish and stealing his shopping cart. The Left wants him to run, too.

Look, America. If it came down to a vote between Obama and Palin, what would you do? (The Left already knows the answer, hence their attacks on the Tea Party). "Take the son-of-a-bitches out", "tell them to go straight to Hell", "barbarians at the gate", etc. What more evidence do you need to understand that a sizable group in this country hates your guts? (these comments are not directed to you CyberAnt).

To the many geniuses on this thread, has it ever occurred to you that the TEA Party IS the Third Party, yet? What they're trying to accomplish is bringing on-board the so-called conservative Republicans who, 'till now, have been all too willing to work with communists who now call themselves 'progressives'. No matter the label, negotiating with them weakens America as it was founded.

Our job, this next election, is to defeat these bastards once-and-for-all. Your children and grandchildren are counting on you to do the right thing. Shirk this responsibility at your own risk.

If Sarah Palin isn't facing-off with this Marxist Kenyan in Nov. 2012, then I'll be putting my resources to work elsewhere. Y2K can't hold a candle to what lies ahead for us all should we send another McCain, McDole, McRomney, McPerry, McCristy, McAnyone up against Teh One in November. Remember, THEY are the minority, and never forget it.

These desperate pricks have already begun to attack Real Americans for holding dear to their Constitution and the Rule of Law. I have nothing but contempt for them, including some in my own family.

This country shall not descend from this earth by the greedy demands placed upon it by those with unearthly expectations, but rather, by those who refuse to take a stand on behalf of that which is just.

To put it another way, "My ten dollar an hour job can no longer support your pension and benefits, union-boy". "Here's a kick in the nuts."

222 posted on 09/07/2011 12:41:32 AM PDT by budwiesest (It's that girl from Alaska, again.)
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To: MJY1288

I

rubio is soft on immigration....against AZ law


223 posted on 09/07/2011 12:58:29 AM PDT by wardaddy (Eric Clapton was never God, Dick Cheney is....get his book...he should have been President)
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To: willk

Interesting my wifey is a traditional southern mom/wife and supports Palin or Perry or Bachmann...as do I


224 posted on 09/07/2011 1:04:54 AM PDT by wardaddy (Eric Clapton was never God, Dick Cheney is....get his book...he should have been President)
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To: antceecee

It’s my true opinion. If you want to call that trolling fine,but you will be mistaken.


225 posted on 09/07/2011 1:10:35 AM PDT by FreeDeerHawk
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To: antceecee

I will never forget or forgive the utter contempt McCain showed for the working people of this country. Have you forgotten his remark that Americans couldn’t pick vegetables for $50 an hour? ‘You couldn’t do it my friend.’

He is an elitist ass who looks down his nose at all of us who have worked hard during our lives and compares us unfavorably to Mexicans. Same old,same old. Sarah Palin was his running mate and supported him. Same old,same old.


226 posted on 09/07/2011 1:18:21 AM PDT by FreeDeerHawk
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To: HangnJudge

I agree with you, though if it came down to a race between Palin and Obama, Palin gets my vote.


227 posted on 09/07/2011 2:57:30 AM PDT by brooklin
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To: SeekAndFind

As far as I know ONLY Sarah Palin has a realistic recovery and jobs plan to reinvigorate America, everyone else has a plan that will only benefit unions or special interest groups loyal to the “party”.


228 posted on 09/07/2011 3:12:03 AM PDT by Eye of Unk
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To: SeekAndFind
Exit quotation: “She’s become sort of the Obama of the tea party, she’s just ‘The One’ to a certain segment of right-wingers.”

Here's a fun exercise: Tell Ann Coulter that Chris Christie is fat.

I'll bet her response will be to send you flowers and wash your car. Perhaps make you dinner.

229 posted on 09/07/2011 3:16:44 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: SeekAndFind
Here you go, Ann. I hear this helps:


230 posted on 09/07/2011 3:19:09 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: SeekAndFind
Coulter on Palin: Let’s face it, she’s probably not electable

This, coming from the only person on the planet who wants Chris Christie to be President.

231 posted on 09/07/2011 3:20:38 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: mrsmith

Palin has never said she would announce a decision by Labor Day.


232 posted on 09/07/2011 3:23:46 AM PDT by Spirit of Liberty (http://www.honorflight.org/)
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To: RockinRight

They are worried about Sarah busting up the ‘business as usual’ crowd in Washington...Obama is secondary to them. Hell, Obama helps them sell books and maintain ratings. It is interesting to note that even with Rush, Levin, Hannity and all the rest out there; the country keeps sliding to the left...


233 posted on 09/07/2011 3:46:57 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why is EVERYONE making the argument that Palin can’t beat Obama? Doesn’t she have to get through the primary process and win the nomination first? Why worry..?


234 posted on 09/07/2011 3:51:30 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: sargon

Damn...that logic and common sense isn’t going to fit in around here at all...


235 posted on 09/07/2011 3:54:44 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: jla; All
Palin fanatics conveniently ignore Bruce's advocacy for killing infants in the womb.

Hey fanatic...

"She is an American in whose integrity will not be compromised."

236 posted on 09/07/2011 3:58:17 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: sonic109
Right now she is making too much money and has too much pull.

So making too much money and having too much pull are bad things in your warped little world?

237 posted on 09/07/2011 3:59:38 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Honcho
Since when was Coulter an "establishment Republican?" I'm pretty sure McCain wasn't who Coulter supported in the primary last go around.

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Absolutely not! Coulter was a Mitt Romney fan. Now she's a Chris Christie fan, with Romney as backup.

Ann, you cute little mitten.

238 posted on 09/07/2011 4:46:00 AM 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: lewislynn

I’d click ‘like’ on that if I could. Yep.


239 posted on 09/07/2011 4:46:12 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: GunRunner
The blueballs they're experiencing from Palin being cryptic are starting to drive them up the wall.

That'd be what you are experiencing since you are implying with your coarse language that Sarah Palin is a tease. You're the one (along with Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham) who is being "driven up a wall" by her supposed indecision.

240 posted on 09/07/2011 4:52:59 AM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: antceecee
I think the troll knew exactly why it used the word “artifice”.

I know. It sent me a nasty Freepmail instead of replying on the thread.

241 posted on 09/07/2011 4:57:41 AM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: sargon
I don't get it and I've had enough of being told who's electable or not.

Ann is a PUNDIT! It's her job to give an opinion. You can take it or leave it, but her job is to make people react. She gave her opinion on Sarah in a respectful way that seems to have eluded many Freepers.

242 posted on 09/07/2011 5:14:28 AM PDT by neocon1984
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To: neocon1984
There's nothing "respectful" about this:

She’s become sort of the Obama of the tea party, she’s just ‘The One’ to a certain segment of right-wingers.”

243 posted on 09/07/2011 5:28:50 AM 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: tarotsailor

Yes, those votes matter if enough of them don’t vote for her but for someone else.


244 posted on 09/07/2011 5:39:38 AM PDT by CajunConservative ( Leadership. It is defined by action, not position.)
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To: brooklin
if it came down to a race between Palin and Obama,
Palin gets my vote

Agree...

245 posted on 09/07/2011 5:48:25 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: SeekAndFind

...I’m curious why she’s speaking up now.

That one is easy; Coulter needed another attention fix to feed her addiction.


246 posted on 09/07/2011 5:53:41 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: upsdriver
I think we need to keep in mind that many of her bashers are not of the Tea Party but are supporters of the corruption wing of the Republican party

Stereotype and condescend much? There are very few civil, substantive debates here these days on the electability of Sarah Palin. Any questions to that point are summarily dismissed and the insults fly. You proved Coulter's point. When you start acting like a proxy for your candidate, when you feel personally affronted and get angry when anything you deem as criticism is leveled at your candidate you by definition are a cultist. Just look at ANY thread with Rick Perry or Sarah Palin in the title, the usual, suspects have to come in and carpet bomb the thread with canned , boilerplate posts or posts meant to bully a person into silence. The problem with most of her most ardent supporters her on FR, what they don't get, and don't want to listen to is we like Sarah Palin very much but feel our like for any one candidate should never take our eye off the prize, which is getting rid of Obama.

247 posted on 09/07/2011 6:10:05 AM PDT by pburgh01
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To: arasina
That'd be what you are experiencing since you are implying with your coarse language that Sarah Palin is a tease.

Why do you people keep projecting? What do I care about when she announces? I'm enjoying the circus.

This is YOUR party and you're waiting for her to show up.

And yes, I think you're being teased.

248 posted on 09/07/2011 6:25:10 AM PDT by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions by the ATF***)
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To: John Valentine
If she manages to climb that hill, what will be your objection then?

Objection? Are you kidding? I'd be celebrating.

249 posted on 09/07/2011 7:09:36 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: DaxtonBrown

I have no problem with more conservatives such as Sarah Palin joining other conservatives such as Rick Perry.

The more, the merrier.

My question remains as follows, whether you be gander or goose.

Were Palin to win the nomination, I will happily vote for her in the general.

And were Perry to win the nomination, you will ... ????????

-George


250 posted on 09/07/2011 7:32:47 AM PDT by Calif Conservative (rwr and gwb backer)
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