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Newt Weeps at Iowa Stop
politico.com ^ | 12/30/11 | ALEXANDER BURNS

Posted on 12/30/2011 10:21:25 AM PST by BarnacleCenturion

A drastic departure from his usual image as a stoic, policy-drive candidate, Gingrich cried more than once in recalling how even today he still cries when he sings Christmas carols. GOP pollster Frank Luntz asked the tear-evoking question.

"I get teary-eyed everytime we sing Christmas carols," he said, starting to choke up. "My mother sang in the choir and loved singing in the choir. And I don't know if I should admit this, but when I was very young she made me sing in the choir and we had pictures of me at a very young age singing in the choir."

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To: mylife

“Anyone who does not embrace this tender moment is obviously “heartless”

LOL


51 posted on 12/30/2011 11:08:11 AM PST by FryingPan101 (Perry 2012)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

[ And I don’t know if I should admit this, ]

No doubt about it Newt “IS” the devil...


52 posted on 12/30/2011 11:08:11 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: bwc2221

DITTOS


53 posted on 12/30/2011 11:11:20 AM PST by RightLady (Liberty above all)
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To: bgill

I can’t even force myself to click on the vid.


54 posted on 12/30/2011 11:13:05 AM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: maggief
"You're a teaser, you turn 'em on

Leave 'em burning and then you're gone

Looking out for another, anyone will do

You're in the mood for a dance

And when you get the chance"

55 posted on 12/30/2011 11:13:22 AM PST by BossLady (Where There's A Shill...There's A Pay.......)
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To: mamelukesabre

You should, it’s a genuine human moment talking about his mother.


56 posted on 12/30/2011 11:17:03 AM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: rbmillerjr

lol


57 posted on 12/30/2011 11:18:13 AM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Well, sorry for the cynicism but don’t see Newt as the cryin’ kind of guy, and we’ve all cringed at Boehner crying so much.

I’ll take Newt if I have to but I don’t consider myself blind or deserving of a fate worse than death because I prefer another candidate.


58 posted on 12/30/2011 11:19:44 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Fox has been outrageous in their support for Romney...every bit as bad as the MSM.

...and yes, Noonan, Coulter, KrauthDbag, Rove....most of conservative talk radio...they are all selling out to Establishment RINO Romney because they are ignorant enough to think he can beat Obama.

They will be in for a rude awakening if he wins.

Gingrich is the only one savvy enough to beat him at a huge financial disadvantage.


59 posted on 12/30/2011 11:20:58 AM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: VanDeKoik
"And where, might I ask, have those people been hiding?
Because they all have made a real job of finding other stuff to do."

Unfortunately that is the reality.
But we have to keep looking.

60 posted on 12/30/2011 11:20:58 AM PST by VicVega ( GEAUX LSU TIGERS, GEAUX SAINTS)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Geez. Come on - enough with this crying bs! ! !

I am so sick of these panzies. Obama must be laughing his rear off.


61 posted on 12/30/2011 11:24:23 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

You know zero and his campaign staff are going to have a field day with this.


62 posted on 12/30/2011 11:25:59 AM PST by VicVega ( GEAUX LSU TIGERS, GEAUX SAINTS)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

IA 12.30: “And Newt wept.”


63 posted on 12/30/2011 11:27:36 AM PST by mikrofon (Book of Romnon)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

At a forum for women voters? Color me skeptical.

Go Perry Go!


64 posted on 12/30/2011 11:28:03 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

This is really touching. While I never really was a Newt fan I now have to say I’m hoping this man wins. The Obama campaign is giddy because they think Romney will be the nominee. In fact they are now prepping the un-aired Kennedy ads that were suppose to run against Mitt.


65 posted on 12/30/2011 11:28:09 AM PST by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Beagle8U

FWIW:

http://articles.latimes.com/2011/may/19/news/la-pn-newt-gingrich-dancing-queen-20110519

Reporting from Ames, Iowa — It was midway through Newt Gingrich’s speech in Ames Thursday when a cellphone went off. As the soaring chorus of ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” reverberated through the Olde Main Brewery everyone looked around for the culprit. This time it was the candidate.

After sheepishly shutting off the ringer and slipping the phone back into his pocket, Gingrich muttered something about forgetting to turn off his ringer and continued with his remarks.

Later the former House speaker confessed to reporters that he was a huge fan of the movie “Mamma Mia” and a staff member had programmed the ABBA anthem into his phone.

“My wife warned me this would happen,” he said. He added that “Mamma Mia” was “an amazing film.”


66 posted on 12/30/2011 11:28:23 AM PST by maggief
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To: VicVega

Its embarassing! Anyone who really think newt can beat obama is delusional, no, clincally delusional!

This is so absurd.


67 posted on 12/30/2011 11:29:23 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote
Certainly the press won't go after Newt for this


68 posted on 12/30/2011 11:30:24 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: BunnySlippers

Now Now...
Who could deny the love of Newt for the sanctity of the Church and its tenants?
Who could not shed a tear for his poor ol Muddah...

Boo Hoo.. weep whimper slobber... Wooo! wail!

And here’s The comforting hand of Frank Luntz...


69 posted on 12/30/2011 11:32:23 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: GlockThe Vote
You're mean and you just made all the newtbots cry.
Shame on you.

Get this newt a box of tissue. Photobucket

Happy New Year to you.

70 posted on 12/30/2011 11:39:13 AM PST by VicVega ( GEAUX LSU TIGERS, GEAUX SAINTS)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Gingrich/Palin 2012!


71 posted on 12/30/2011 11:40:33 AM PST by READINABLUESTATE ('illegal immigrant', 'outbreak', 'drill', 'strain', 'virus', 'recovery', 'deaths', 'collapse', 'huma)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Whats up with these Republican Speakers of the House and crying?? Man up.


72 posted on 12/30/2011 11:41:34 AM PST by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

“Geez. Come on - enough with this crying bs! ! !

I am so sick of these panzies. Obama must be laughing his rear off.”

Really? I’ll tell you what bud, I have worked in the coal mines for 35 years. I have fired some of the toughest S.O.B.’s that you will ever find. I have asked people to take their coat off when I was going to fire them because I was afraid they may have a gun. I’m no panzie and at times had to literally fight my way to the top. But when I look at a video like this it brings a tear to my eye. It is real and Newt is the real thing as well.

Pound it Pal, I want a real man that believes so profoundly in our country to shed a tear. You will never see Romney nor Paul in a clip like this.

GO NEWT!!!!!!!!!!!


73 posted on 12/30/2011 11:43:24 AM PST by mmanager (Reagan Revolution + Republican Revolution = Bury Obama in 2012 - Go Newt!)
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To: CrazyIvan
are you wearing a Nehru jacket in your yearbook picture also

I still wear it but only to weddings, funerals and job interviews........

74 posted on 12/30/2011 11:45:31 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Santa missed my house again....or maybe he's stuck in the chimney. I'll go look.......)
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To: GlockThe Vote

“Its embarassing! Anyone who really think newt can beat obama is delusional, no, clincally delusional!”

Says the guy who supports a 5 percenter lmao.


75 posted on 12/30/2011 11:48:30 AM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: CainConservative
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The Liberal News-Media (now joined by their The Usual E-RINO Suspects) will suffer an "epic fail" ...

as they DESPERATELY try to force a "faux disqualification" for Newt Gingrich in the upcoming Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire Primary.



I'm confident that Newt Gingrich will "decimate" Mitt Romney and Dr. Winkie (Ron Paul) in South Carolina and Florida ...


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How many successful POTUS candidates have ever won the Iowa Caucus ?

In the last thirty-two (32) years ... only ONE Democrat (Obama in 2008) and ONE Republican (Bush-43 in 2000) have won BOTH the Iowa Caucus and the Presidential Election ...

Of course, that doesn't include "sitting" Presidents (Reagan, Clinton) who won Iowas on their way to a second term election ...

That presents odds of TWO (2) Iowa Caucus wins out of SIXTEEN (16) possible Presidential Election Candidates !

Equivalent to a Whopping twelve-point-five (12.5) percent success rate ...




How many successful POTUS candidates have ever won the New Hampshire Primary ?

In the last thirty-two (32) years ... only ONE Democrat (Carter in 1976) and TWO Republicans (Reagan-1980 and Bush-41 in 1988) have won BOTH the New Hampshire Primary and the Presidential Election ...

Of course, that doesn't include "sitting" Presidents (Reagan, Clinton) who won New Hampshire on their way to a second term election ...

That presents odds of THREE (3) New Hampshire wins out of FIFTEEN (15) possible Presidential Election Candidates !

Equivalent to a Whopping thirteen-three-three (13.33) percent success rate ...


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THE IOWA CAUCUS -- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:


Democrats:

January 3, 2008 – Barack Obama (38%)

January 19, 2004 – John Kerry (38%)

January 24, 2000 – Al Gore (63%)

February 12, 1996 – Bill Clinton (unopposed)

February 10, 1992 – Tom Harkin (76%)

February 8, 1988 – Dick Gephardt (31%)

February 20, 1984 – Walter Mondale (49%)

January 21, 1980 – Jimmy Carter (59%)

January 19, 1976 – "Uncommitted" (37%)

January 24, 1972 – "Uncommitted" (36%)



Republicans

2008 – Mike Huckabee (34%)

2004 – George W. Bush (unopposed)

2000 – George W. Bush (41%)

1996 – Bob Dole (26%)

1992 – George H. W. Bush

1988 – Bob Dole (37%)

1984 – Ronald Reagan (unopposed)

1980 – George H. W. Bush (32%)

1976 – Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan


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THE NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY -- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:


Democrats:

2008 Senator Hillary Clinton

2004 Senator John Kerry

2000 Vice President Al Gore

1996 President Bill Clinton

1992 Senator Paul Tsongas

1988 Governor Michael Dukakis

1984 Senator Gary Hart

1980 President Jimmy Carter

1976 Governor Jimmy Carter



Republicans

2008 Senator John McCain

2004 President George W. Bush

2000 Senator John McCain

1996 Pat Buchanan

1992 President George H. W. Bush

1988 Vice President George H. W. Bush

1984 President Ronald Reagan

1980 Governor Ronald Reagan

1976 President Gerald R. Ford



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76 posted on 12/30/2011 11:49:16 AM PST by Patton@Bastogne
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To: rbmillerjr

In the general I am A B O, and that includes David Berkowitz or joran Vandersloot if they were running against the scourge of our time Obama.

If newt is the nominee - i will volunteer, put yard signs up, do my usual election fraud monitoring, and spend 24/7 on his behalf against the obamunist.


77 posted on 12/30/2011 11:56:51 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: rbmillerjr

In the general I am A B O, and that includes David Berkowitz or joran Vandersloot if they were running against the scourge of our time Obama.

If newt is the nominee - i will volunteer, put yard signs up, do my usual election fraud monitoring, and spend 24/7 on his behalf against the obamunist.


78 posted on 12/30/2011 11:57:03 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I only caught about the last 15 minutes. I’m a Mom. A SAHM to boot. I could really relate, lost my Mom 5 1/2 years ago to ovarian cancer. Also really could relate to the story about the Mom with three kids at three different school on 9/11 though I only had two. Went and picked up youngest from pre-K and went to elementary school to daughters second grade class and stayed the rest of the day helping keep things “semi-normal” for all the kid that did NOT get picked up that day.

I think as he has gotten older, become a grandfather, he has changed a lot and he has always been VERY smart, working with O’Neal and Reagan and then with Clinton, don’t know about the rest of you, but the 80’s and 90’s were pretty good years . . . well 80’s after cleaning up after that idiot Carter.

Say what you want . . . I like Newt and prefer him over the rest of the current slate of candidates.


79 posted on 12/30/2011 11:59:16 AM PST by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
It is no longer shocking that a pro-Gingrich article becomes a springboard for bashing mormonism.

I can't stand Romney for his non-conservative positions. Isn't that enough, without needing to slam his faith?

80 posted on 12/30/2011 11:59:55 AM PST by T. P. Pole
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To: altura
"Maybe, but crying doesn’t work, Newt."

Getting teary eyed is not crying. Crying is making the sounds along with the tears. When is the last time you cried?

81 posted on 12/30/2011 12:14:52 PM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: mylife

I would not be surprised if Luntz told him to “act vulnerable” and human around women voters.


82 posted on 12/30/2011 12:46:38 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: jonrick46

Thanks for getting personal with me.

I’m more like Eleanor Roosevelt. If I cry I go into the bathroom and run water.

And I’m not running for president.

Geez, I didn’t know so many people loved Newt. I thought people were for him because they think he can out debate Obama.

Sorry if I hurt all of your feelings. I just don’t like public crying.

Now if Rick Perry were to cry, I would change my mind.


83 posted on 12/30/2011 2:59:12 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: rbmillerjr

Yep. This is a game changer. Gingrich is coming back. For once the electorate is able to see that Newt isn’t the villan people have been told so often.


84 posted on 12/30/2011 3:47:01 PM PST by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: altura
I told Newt he was my hero back in 1997. He was very much affected and humbled by my sentiments. I remember him as someone you could talk about anything under the sun and be comfortable with it. I have never waivered in my support of him as a fellow patriot for the greatness of this nation. His book, To Renew America is as good now as it was then. People will look back at him as one of the architects of America's greatness.

Newt tears up talking about his mother because he is, as I remember him, a true human being.

I see similar patriotic qualities in Governor Rick Perry.

85 posted on 12/30/2011 3:57:03 PM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: jonrick46; altura
It always warms my heart when I see a man cry, though I don’t know why. I’ve seen some reports that Newt wept (as politico described it), and I think shedding a few tears has a strong effect on people. But the problem with weeping or crying in a townhall full of women just 4 days before the caucuses (when behind in the polls) is that people can react in a variety of ways. Some may find it endearing while others might have the opposite reaction. There may be some who feel sorry for him and vote for Newt, and others might think this is a clever maneuver by Newt to get people to vote for him.

Coupled this recent episode with his latest statement regarding wanting to make Sarah Palin his VP makes me think that Newt will do anything to win: push any button and pull on any heartstrings.

86 posted on 12/30/2011 4:02:36 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: mmanager

Hey, ...if you sang that off key, it wouldn’t be so funny....


87 posted on 12/30/2011 4:07:11 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: mikrofon

I support Newt.

But I gotta admit, that was funny!


88 posted on 12/30/2011 4:33:25 PM PST by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I cry miserable tears when I think about Obama.


89 posted on 12/30/2011 4:42:07 PM PST by dforest
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To: Victoria Delsoul
Newt DID NOT state that he wanted Palin for his VP.

He was simply responding to a question by a participant in a tele-townhall meeting.

Caller: If you’re fortunate enough to be nominated, would you consider having Sarah Palin as your running mate?

Gingrich: She is certainly one of the people you would look at. I am a great admirer of hers and she was a remarkable reform governor of Alaska, she’s somebody who I think brings a great deal to the possibility of helping in government and that would be one of the possibilities.

90 posted on 12/30/2011 4:45:37 PM PST by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: 2111USMC
I was basing my comments on this thread: "Gingrich Floats Sarah Palin As Possible Vice President Pick."
91 posted on 12/30/2011 4:58:48 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Victoria Delsoul

O-k. If you read that thread you’ll learn that it was a misleading headline.

Newt did not “float” or “state” his desire to have Palin as his VP running mate.

He responded to a question and basically told the caller that she would be someone to consider.


92 posted on 12/30/2011 5:15:46 PM PST by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: Victoria Delsoul
I watched the video of Newt talking about his loving mamma. He didn't break out in sobs, but his lips trembled and he was wiping away tears.

Newt's mother, Kathleen "Kit" Daugherty gave birth to him when she was 16. She married to Newton Searles McPherson September 12th, 1943 and when she got pregnant, had to leave high school. After the marriage, Big Newt quickly joined the navy. Kit had moved in with the senior McPhersons. "I just lived off his parents," she says. Once Newt was born, she filed for divorce.

I bring you this picture of the Kit to give you a look at the character of women generations ago. It was a day when families stuck together and worked out their problems the best they could. It was a day when the escape route of abortion did not undermine the social fabric that had taken eons to build.

For a good look into the life of Newt, here is a good find. It was a September, 1995 Vanity Fair article called The Inner Quest of Newt Gingrich. I give the link below. Read it. It shows the struggles and difficult challenges for a man who has come so far and has overcome real psychological issues growing up ( I suspect Newt suffers from Asperger's Syndrome). Kit I am sure was a huge factor in Newt's growing up and I understand Newt as a man who would tear up thinking of her. Here is the link:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/newt/vanityfair1.html

93 posted on 12/30/2011 11:40:53 PM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Hot Tabasco
LOL!

“and job interviews........”

Now there's a great tip for staying on unemployment!

94 posted on 01/01/2012 2:32:33 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: mamelukesabre
“I can’t even force myself to click on the vid.”

If you freeze frame it you can see him putting the onion back in his pocket.

95 posted on 01/01/2012 2:35:21 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Newt has the courage to take on the Left and the Liberal Media unlike any other candidate. If/when he has a debate with Zero, it will truly be 1 against 1+ as the media will be on Zero's side and will have provided the questions ahead of time and the moderator will work overtime to debate Newt and attempt to cover for Zero.

96 posted on 01/01/2012 2:51:12 PM PST by show
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