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Jeb Bush Says Mitt Romney Should Pick Marco Rubio
ABC News ^ | June 8, 2012 | Shushannah Walshe

Posted on 06/11/2012 3:55:26 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa

Jeb Bush gave an impassioned endorsement of fellow Floridian Marco Rubio, advising Mitt Romney to pick him as his running mate and describing him as “the most articulate conservative elected official on the scene today,” and even spoke of the “great pride” he has for the U.S. senator from his home state.

“Marco Rubio is my favorite [choice], because we have a close relationship,” the former Florida governor told Charlie Rose in an interview that aired on his PBS show Thursday evening. “I admire him greatly … He speaks with great passion about American exceptionalism. I think he would lift the spirits of the campaign and provide some energy. Governor Romney is running a very good campaign right now and closed the gap and leading in some polls, but I think this would be an added bonus.”

In the wide ranging hour long interview that aired in parts Thursday morning on CBS’ “This Morning” and then in its entirety Thursday evening on PBS, Bush said Rubio has had enough preparation to be “one heartbeat away from the presidency” despite being a first term senator.

“Look he has more experience than Barack Obama had when he ran,” Bush said. “And the practical experience — he’s certainly got the intelligent acumen and fortitude to be a good president and I have a special place in my heart for him. It’s hard to describe the pride I have for his incredible success and how he has moved in to the job of being a U.S. senator with humility, not trying to be an arrogant guy, to learn the trade if you will. And people in Washington really admire him.”

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 12thamendment; birther; bush; cfr; coverforobama; fl; florida; globalist; ineligible; iranwarprusher; jeb; jebbush; moonbatbirther; no; norubio; notnbc; notqualified; novp; nwo; rubio
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To: pistolpackinpapa
I don't care who Rommney picks, I am not voting for him.

But as far as "qualifications" go, Rubio is as qualified as the individual that currently occupies the White House.

51 posted on 06/11/2012 6:11:36 AM PDT by sport
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To: pistolpackinpapa

I think a more pertinent question is the author’s name. What the heck kind of name is “Shushannah”?. That is atrocious.


52 posted on 06/11/2012 6:11:36 AM PDT by gopno1
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To: goseminoles
Amazing, you post democrat/media complex hit pieces on him before he wins his election and expect us all to swallow the nonsense.
53 posted on 06/11/2012 6:15:21 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt, the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

It will NEVER be on the SC docket nor will it ever be fully investigated, because ...

the results could be devastating. If it were proved that the birth was outside the US, it would create a constitutional crisis. Every exec order and signed piece of legislation could be questioned. And who would be liable? The House for not challenging during the early weeks of the Admin? The Federal Election Commission for not verifying the eligibility? The Dems for not vetting their nominee?

No. Most in Washington — Dems and Pubbies — do not want an investigation. It could show up their incompetence.

The BC issue died the day Obama took the Oath of Office.


54 posted on 06/11/2012 6:15:53 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: KevinDavis; Tennessee Nana; All

“Boy thank you for proving the birthers like you are stupid:”

Back at ya in spades.

Natural Born citizen is a matter of language not law.
Natural born citizenship was understood through the centuries in western cultures to be a person “born in a country to parents who are it’s citizens.” While all NBCs are born citizens, not all born citizens are Natural Born Citizens. Marco Rubio is one such person. NBC is a construct of language not law! “The meaning of “is” is....not a matter for legislation.....

Marco Rubio, born in the US to legally residing non citizen parents, is a born American citizen per the application of the 14th Amendment. He does not meet the definition of being a natural born citizen, which needs no action of law for a person to be.

NBC is a matter of the meaning of language, not the creation of a law.


55 posted on 06/11/2012 6:23:44 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: samtheman

According to Posts #6, #13 & #18, no.

I haven’t done the requisite research on him, personally. I haven’t thought much about him being “in-play” for the VP spot, but I should. I’m sure Willard’s got a “working short list” nearly finalized, and that whomever he chooses is going to be castigated by all, for one reason or another.


56 posted on 06/11/2012 6:23:54 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

57 posted on 06/11/2012 6:25:23 AM PDT by GailA (IF U don't/won't keep your promises to the Military, U won't keep them to anyone else)
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To: KevinDavis

Boy thank you for proving the anti-birthers like you are stupid:

“1. Obama’s mother was a American Citizen and he was born in Hawaii.” You apparently have no concept of the difference between citizen and natural born citizen.

2. Mitt’s parents was both American Citizens.. The romneys say that George was born a US citizen on Mexican soil. That requires state department paper work so produce that paper work.

3. Marco Rubio was born in this country and didn’t go through a naturalization ceremony.. The Constitution says nothing about the parents when it comes to people like Marco Rubio... natural citizenship is derived from the citizenship of the father, naturalized citizenship is derived from legislation/law. Rubio’s father was a Cuban citizen at the time of Rubio’s birth making him a Cuban citizen. The fourteenth amendment makes Rubio a US citizen as of his birth. That makes Rubio a dual citizen, Cuba and the US. Rubio is not qualified for the office of President, he is not a natural born citizen.


58 posted on 06/11/2012 6:33:02 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Maybe the horse will learn to sing)
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To: KevinDavis

Yes, but does Rubio have a penny in his penny loafers ?
If he doesn’t, well, he’s probably not a NBC...


59 posted on 06/11/2012 6:41:38 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Great...so we can have a Constitutionally ineligible vice president pushing for amnesty for illegals. No thanks!


60 posted on 06/11/2012 6:55:25 AM PDT by Piranha (If you seek perfection you will end up with Democrats.)
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To: All; pistolpackinpapa

At two years into his first Senate term, why is Rubio more qualified than Obama?


61 posted on 06/11/2012 6:57:10 AM PDT by newzjunkey (I advocate separation of school and sport)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

I like Marco Rubio. He would bring a lot of energy and enthusiasm to the campaign.

What’s not to like?

He’s good looking, articulate, conservative.

I’m not saying he’d bring in the hispanic vote because I don’t know or believe in stuff like that, although he might bring in the Gal vote.

As far as the eligibility issue goes, Obama and crew would not dare go there considering Obama’s vulnerability on the same issue.


63 posted on 06/11/2012 6:59:35 AM PDT by altura
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To: Eric in the Ozarks; pistolpackinpapa; 4rcane; Notary Sojac; TomGuy

All five of you...

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>see post 59<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<


64 posted on 06/11/2012 6:59:36 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Maybe the horse will learn to sing)
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To: W. W. SMITH

post 58 I say again post 58


65 posted on 06/11/2012 7:00:52 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Maybe the horse will learn to sing)
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To: treetopsandroofs

4 hurricanes in 1 year.


66 posted on 06/11/2012 7:03:21 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: pistolpackinpapa; goseminoles

I NEVER heard of such a thing about Rubio’s finances and I think I would have since he’s such a popular guy.

Prove it or shut up.

Throwing out lies and hoping they stick is a democrat tactic. Do we really want to adopt it here?


67 posted on 06/11/2012 7:06:27 AM PDT by altura
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To: pistolpackinpapa
The "Rubio is not qualified because he is not a Natural Born Citizen" folks, here on FR, need to get that word to Jeb Bush because apparently, he doesn't know it. Come to think of it, Marco Rubio must not know it either or he would remove his name from consideration. Come on anti-Rubio FReepers; do your job. Let Jeb and Marco know that Marco isn't qualified. (Is this where I insert the "sarcasm" emblem? [/sarc] )

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Don't bother. Rubio is soft on illegal immigration. He has disqualified himself.

68 posted on 06/11/2012 7:08:08 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: exit82

The establishment pick Rubio commits mortal sin by claiming to be a Catholic, but also going to a protestant church. Looks to me like a politician trying to have it both ways. So let’s call him what he is. He’s a CINO. Catholic in Name Only.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/us-politics/8129826/Marco-Rubio-tries-to-still-debate-over-his-religion.html


69 posted on 06/11/2012 7:08:23 AM PDT by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

And we care what Jeb things/says... why? STFU, Bush.


70 posted on 06/11/2012 7:10:15 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: W. W. SMITH

Have you checked under your bed this morning ?


71 posted on 06/11/2012 7:12:35 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: altura

Bite me. Google is your friend. I am a native Floridian. His flaws are common knowledge. Get a grip on yourself.


72 posted on 06/11/2012 7:13:29 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: newzjunkey

Rubio is probably not more qualified than Obama experience wise.

He is a lot better person.

I’m for Paul Ryan. He’s an expert on the economy which is one of our main concerns and there is no controversy over him.

However, I’ve heard ... although I do not have a ‘link’ that he once spoke to one of the Bushes, so I dunno.


73 posted on 06/11/2012 7:14:16 AM PDT by altura
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To: pistolpackinpapa

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/26/marco-rubio-vp-gop-candidates-florida-primary_n_1233480.html


74 posted on 06/11/2012 7:14:40 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: goseminoles

Wow! You are not only super informed but have really elegant responses.

I’ll notify the school yard at once that you are coming.


75 posted on 06/11/2012 7:16:02 AM PDT by altura
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To: goseminoles

Just so you know, Google is not my friend.

Nor is Google the friend of any conservative.

You have to scroll through 500 posts to find the truth about anything and get past the liberal lies/take on things.


76 posted on 06/11/2012 7:17:58 AM PDT by altura
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To: goseminoles

All anyone has to do is google “Rubio financial problems”. It’s shockingly simple.


77 posted on 06/11/2012 7:19:04 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: carriage_hill

“I’m sure Willard’s got a “working short list” nearly finalized, and that whomever he chooses is going to be castigated by all, for one reason or another.”

I’m looking forward to it. Can’t wait for him to name someone. The show here will be worth at least two cents.

I’ve been able to add to my list today. I told a Romney hater the other day that there are probably only 30 fanatical Romney haters here but it seems like more because they are so persistent.

I’m now up to 26 on my list.

Go Romney haters, you can do it, get me up to 30.


78 posted on 06/11/2012 7:23:21 AM PDT by altura
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To: altura

Do I need to post the property appraisers site. You are being silly and childish. Educate yourself on this guy. He’s not ready or mature enough to take a national public office. Please take a breath and find a good candidate. Rubio is not there. Like I said, he can’t balance a checkbook, much less a federal deficit. Check yourself fool...


79 posted on 06/11/2012 7:23:42 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles

Silly and childish?

Did I say ‘bite me?’

Did I call you fool.

I never even said I’m for Rubio, I’m for Ryan.

But Rubio is a very attractive guy. You only posted dubious links which I do not intend to pursue.

Why can’t you just write out the bad things you think you know about Rubio?

By the way, a lot of people in this country are in bad financial straits and many decent people have been forclosed on because of the current president. I’m sure they would appreciate your disdain for them.


80 posted on 06/11/2012 7:27:27 AM PDT by altura
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To: trisham

Ditto trisham. Just because one is a freeper doesn’t mean we have retards in out midst. Hence a perfect example. Right wing look-aid.. knock it of conservatives..


81 posted on 06/11/2012 7:27:31 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: pistolpackinpapa

“Rubio, Jindal and Romney were all born on U.S. soil.”

Which makes them all born citizens. (Although Romney has the added quality of being born to citizen parents making him an NBC and eligible to hold the office of the President, which is not true of the other two.)

Unfortunatly that is not the Constitutional eligibility requirement. At least my copy of it requires that Presidents be born in the country of citizen parents....natives....Natural born citizens....whose citzenship flows natually from the citizenship of their parents.

It goes deeper than that. The Founders realized that any future Presidents be fully American, steeped in the traditions, mores, history, laws, and ethic of America. Only birth to citizen parents could provide that. (No it is not a guarantee, but as sight better than anything else.)

Being raised within the culture assisted the parents in best insuring that a child was indeed All-American without any foreign influence. Any other circumstance of birth does not give the same insurance.


82 posted on 06/11/2012 7:29:20 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: altura

I’ve got plenty of popcorn stockpiled for the “upcoming hatefest show”. Almost makes me wish I hadn’t quit drinking 17mos ago, so I could stockpile/ice-down a few cases of Guinness and Rolling Rock! Heh.


83 posted on 06/11/2012 7:29:20 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: treetopsandroofs
The day good 'ole Jeb turned his back on Terri Schindler-Schiavo.

He called a press conference to announce he would halt Terri's torturous death by judicial decree, At the moment he approached the mike, he changed his gutless mind, exposing the despicable amoral spineless piece of worthless human flesh he really is.

It was then and there I turned my back to anything he says or touches. May God forgive his sinful soul, for his part in Terri's stone cold death by court approved torture.

84 posted on 06/11/2012 7:29:20 AM PDT by Robert Drobot (Fiat voluntas tua)
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To: altura

Yeah.. great looking guy is the criteria. Hell, id be ruler of the world. Doesn’t work that way. Show me evidence that Rubio isn’t irresponsible as it relates to fiduciary issues... enlighten me with your knowledge..


85 posted on 06/11/2012 7:31:58 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles

I found this through Bing:

http://finance.townhall.com/news/politics-elections/2012/01/26/floridas_rubio_a_star_but_an_unlikely_vp_pick

It’s not “rocket surgery” as a FReeper said recently. :)


86 posted on 06/11/2012 7:32:11 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: carriage_hill

It should be interesting. Since God won’t let me have more than one drink, I’ll have to join you with iced tea or coke.


87 posted on 06/11/2012 7:33:10 AM PDT by altura
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To: trisham

I like you for two reasons:

“It’s not rocket surgery”

and Bupkis.


88 posted on 06/11/2012 7:34:36 AM PDT by altura
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To: st.eqed

I agree he is ineligible, but this is why i would want him on the ticket. To point out that Obama is also ineligible.”

Wouldn’t it be better if Rubio, upholding the Constitution, publically stated he had refused an offer of VP because of his lack of NBC eligibility?


89 posted on 06/11/2012 7:35:07 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: altura

His mismanagement of money was prior to this president. Bush’s fault??


90 posted on 06/11/2012 7:35:22 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Notary Sojac

“the “natural born citizen” clown car shows up within minutes and they all spill out.”

Amazing huh? Who would have ever guessed that Conservatives would uphold the meaning and spirit off the Constitution on a Conservative website. It just boggles the mind!/s


91 posted on 06/11/2012 7:39:41 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: trisham

To you and the other guy whose name I forget:

If you are right, and you may be ... although I find it odd that a credible and damaging story has not been picked up by the libs ...

Have you guys ever thought about Obama? Remember the house he got in Chicago?

That boy never had to suffer what honest people do when trying to get buy without cheating Chicago friends. His nice and expensive house was practically paid for by cronies.

And now the American people are paying for an even nicer house for him to live in.

It’s kind of amazing that people posting on a conservative site can get so passionate about the flaws of the people on our side while apparently dismissing the incredible crookedness and evil of Obama.

But whatever rocks your boat, I guess.


92 posted on 06/11/2012 7:40:26 AM PDT by altura
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Keep telling yourself that. Bush threw his presidency away. You Bush voters should’ve voted Perot.


93 posted on 06/11/2012 7:45:14 AM PDT by newzjunkey (I advocate separation of school and sport)
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To: goseminoles

“Barbara is Jenna’s sister. She has no say. What’s your point??”

Barbara Bush is the grandaughter(or Great Grandaughter?) of President Franklin Pierce. There has been 3 Presidents in the Bush family.

Franklin, GHW, And GW.......

Was that an attempt at humor, or did you just not know that fact?


94 posted on 06/11/2012 7:46:56 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: goseminoles

“Barbara is Jenna’s sister. She has no say. What’s your point??”

Barbara Bush is the grandaughter(or Great Grandaughter?) of President Franklin Pierce. There has been 3 Presidents in the Bush Family Tree.

Franklin, GHW, And GW.......

Was that an attempt at humor, or did you just not know that fact?


95 posted on 06/11/2012 7:47:21 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: altura

Thank you, altura.


96 posted on 06/11/2012 7:50:25 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: Forty-Niner

I don’t think gose does humor, but this thread has raised some interesting possibilities.

Maybe Romney should choose Rubio.

They bring a knife, he brings a gun.

They try the ineligible thing on him ... he points out the ineligible thing on Obama (much more damning).

They try the foreclosure thing on him ... he brings out the plight of the honest citizen somehow incurring financial difficulties (identifying strongly with the electorate) and contrasts it with a crooked politician in chicago who always has cronies to help him out of a financial jam.

It might be fun.


97 posted on 06/11/2012 7:52:14 AM PDT by altura
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To: altura
It’s kind of amazing that people posting on a conservative site can get so passionate about the flaws of the people on our side while apparently dismissing the incredible crookedness and evil of Obama.

But whatever rocks your boat, I guess.

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I have never been anything but relentlessly critical and condemning of the Obamas.

98 posted on 06/11/2012 7:54:43 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: trisham

I understand that.

But it seems like the real passion arises on this site when someone mentions Romney, Rubio, any of several Bush people or any other conservative who doesn’t meet their ‘standards.’


99 posted on 06/11/2012 7:56:50 AM PDT by altura
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To: Tennessee Nana

“Or Romney whose father was born in another country and not a naturalized American citizen when he was born...”

Sorry Nana but Mitt’s father was a US citizen he was just born in Mexico. Mitt is eligible. Rubio and Jindal are not. But not to worry, look for Mitt to pick someone non controversial like Rob Portman from OH. A must win state.


100 posted on 06/11/2012 8:11:43 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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