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Romney’s Palin Problem: Where’s Her Convention Invite? (Advisor: she will be prohibited to speak)
Newsweek ^ | Sunday July 15, 2012 | Peter Boyle

Posted on 07/15/2012 6:34:16 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

[T]he Romney campaign has not asked Palin to speak at the convention nor contacted her about even attending the party’s marquee event in Tampa. Queries to the Romney camp about any possible Palin role at the convention meet with a stony silence. Palin does not seem surprised. “What can I say?” she responded in an email from Alaska, when asked by Newsweek about the convention, just before heading to Michigan to deliver an Obama-thumping speech. “I’m sure I’m not the only one accepting consequences for calling out both sides of the aisle for spending too much money, putting us on the road to bankruptcy, and engaging in crony capitalism.”

Romney was the choice of the party’s elites, whom Palin has regarded with open disdain ever since her rough treatment during the 2008 campaign. They are some of the same people who anonymously disparaged Palin as a clueless bumpkin, and some of them are now helping to run Romney’s campaign. When unnamed Romney aides tell reporters that Romney will likely go with a “safe” choice for vice president because of the 2008 “disaster,” Palin notices.

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The Romney camp will not comment on Palin, or on plans for the convention, but one adviser associated with the campaign suggested that Palin would be prohibited from speaking at the Republican convention by her contract with Fox News. “It’s true I’m prohibited from doing some things,” Palin says, “but this is the first I’ve heard anyone suggest that as an excuse, er, reason to stay away from engaging in the presidential race. I’m quite confident Fox’s top brass would never strip anyone of their First Amendment rights in this regard.” (Fox says her contract would not prohibit speaking at the convention if she sought permission.)

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To: onyx
Romney pi$$3d in his own mess kit when he promoted the Palin hating cretin Kevin Madden.

To heck with the lot of them. I'm voting the down ticket. If MR needs my vote in Alabama, he has already lost.

His campaign may be quick on the response, but they are clueless as to what is really happening in "fly over country". If they were half as smart as they think they are they could have shot down all the outsourcing crap by pointing out that Obie's buddy Warren Buffett sent Russell Mills textile jobs in Alex City, Alabama to freaking sweatshops in Honduras.

Idiots.

101 posted on 07/15/2012 10:13:32 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: muawiyah
The RINOS lost in 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1960, etc. There's a really long history of this.

Poll: 51% of Republicans would rather risk losing elections than win with RINOs

102 posted on 07/15/2012 10:16:06 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Sarah Barracuda

If Romney had any brains.............not going to happen.
He loathes conservatives.


103 posted on 07/15/2012 10:17:02 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw

I know..I was just hoping that Romney had just an ounce of common sense, unfortunately he does not


104 posted on 07/15/2012 10:18:12 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Bigtigermike

Pretty certain now that by the end of September the campaign knew that McCain would not win, and they were bound and determined that Palin would not get in the way of a Romney nomination in 1012. After 2012, the Establishment -read the Bushies et all—had decided that Romney was their boy, and neither Palin nor anyone else more conservative would get the nod.


105 posted on 07/15/2012 10:31:14 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Bigtigermike

I might be wrong but somehow I don’t think so. In this time of flip-flopping candidates and national committees that actively work against those candidates the people support, I believe we are in need of constituents and voters who are willing to take a stand.

A few days before McCain announced his coice for VP — before most people even knew Sarah existed, I e-mailed the RNC to tell them (I doubt they read it) I would not support McCain unless Sarah were his running mate. I knew then that she was the best choice for the position, especially since McCain was in relatively poor hralth and might not complete his term if he were elected.

Then I watched as the RNC proceeded to tear her apart with rumor and innuendo bolstered by outright lies. They were so successful the lies are still being repeated, even by some who said they supported her at the time. Obviously Mitt isn’t the only flip-flopper among Republicans.

Well, here we are, nearly four years later and we’re going to get just what we deserve, if not Romney then another four years of Obama. Alone, I have no control over the outcome of the election. In truth, with the Spanish company (owned by George Soros) compiling the votes, I doubt any combination of conservative voters will be enough to sway the election. But, just as I knew she was the best in 2008 I still believe she is head and shoulders above Romney or any of the other casualties who once dreamed of the nomination. So, I am still going to vote for the one person whom I feel is best qualified to lead this once-great nation.

Go Sarah!


106 posted on 07/15/2012 10:31:47 PM PDT by oldfart (Obama nation = abomination. Think about it!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Newsweek, eh? Could this story be an effort to further alienate conservatives from Romney and suppress the conservative vote?


107 posted on 07/15/2012 10:37:12 PM PDT by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: TLI

Amy let me introduce you to Allen West... no disrespect to Palin. But he is someone who could excite the base.


108 posted on 07/15/2012 10:39:03 PM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Thank you. I would rely on your info before anything in print at Newsweek where they make the news they want us to see.


109 posted on 07/15/2012 10:47:56 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: Bigtigermike

And, how is this going to get enough conservative voters/very conservative voters to, willingly, vote for Mitt Romney, this November? Is Mitt trying to lose?


110 posted on 07/15/2012 11:30:24 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: matt1234
Could this story be an effort to further alienate conservatives from Romney

Oh, I scarcely think Mittens requires Newsweek's assistance on that score.

111 posted on 07/15/2012 11:34:50 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: hoosiermama

Read through some of those 58,800 pages of her emails released by the state of Alaska and you’ll find that she was ready in 2008. After the media got them, all discussion of them stopped. They just didn’t fit into the media narrative.


112 posted on 07/15/2012 11:38:30 PM PDT by excopconservative
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To: CharlesWayneCT

“I checked the convention website, and it doesn’t appear they have asked anybody to speak yet. I think we should probably wait until they announce the convention speakers, before we get all up in arms about who is or is not speaking at the convention.

So far, do we even know if Sarah Palin has ASKED to talk at the convention? Fox News says she has to ask permission of them to talk, and they didn’t say she had yet. And there is nothing I can find on the internet that suggests Sarah sent a request to the convention committee for a speaking slot.

We can assume that all the people who actually ran for the office of President will get some sort of speaking slots. Beyond that, I don’t know who I would expect to have show up at the convention to speak.”

Reposting because it bears repeating. I did a search, and the only source I could find for this info is from these BS artists.

Thank you!


113 posted on 07/15/2012 11:51:26 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: Bigtigermike

In 2008 she gave 110%. She was subjected to baseless ridicule and she and her family were dragged through the mud. The GOP was silent or helping in doing the dragging.

As a result of her VP run, she was targeted in Alaska with unfounded lawsuits that nearly bankrupted her family. The GOP was silent.

She was accused of complicity in a mass murder and again the GOP was silent. When she tried to defend herself, she was accused of racism. The GOP was silent.

She was instrumental in the development of the TEA Party as a grassroots organization of conservatives. The GOP tried to co-opt it. She and the TEA Party were responsible for the 2010 Republican takeover of the House and in many statehouses across the country. The GOP establishment denied her credit and took credit themselves for the victory.

Gov. Palin endorsed Judge David Prosser in WI while the GOP was silent. He won. Gov. Palin went to Madison and confronted the union thugs while the GOP establishment hid. Gov. Palin supported Gov. Scott Walker and she endorsed Lt Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch in WI recall elections while most of the GOP cowered in fear. They won.

She is endorsing Constitutional conservatives in 2012 and they are winning.

She is the most in-demand Republican speaker in the country and groups pay as much as $100,000 for a Palin speech.

Yet Mitt Romney and his campaign won’t let her speak at their convention for free. This is a slap in the face to all conservatives. We have been taken for granted in the Republican Party since 1988. Now they want to have our votes and insult us at the same time.

If Romney holds to this decision, conservatives should contact their delegates and tell them that bound or not, if they go Tampa and vote for Romney, just plan on staying there.


114 posted on 07/15/2012 11:59:57 PM PDT by excopconservative
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To: excopconservative
If Romney holds to this decision, conservatives should contact their delegates and tell them that bound or not, if they go Tampa and vote for Romney, just plan on staying there.

Oh, sure. Make Tampa suffer. ;)

115 posted on 07/16/2012 12:01:44 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: muawiyah
Romney doesn’t agree with you. He intends to lose. It has alrady been decided by the elite that Obama will be reelected.
116 posted on 07/16/2012 12:03:15 AM PDT by tommix2 (,)
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To: dixiechick2000

You don’t ask to speak at a convention. You are invited. If she was invited, then she has to get permission from FoxNews as her appearance will be aired on other networks. They have already said to Newsweek that a request would be approved.


117 posted on 07/16/2012 12:06:11 AM PDT by excopconservative
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To: excopconservative

Did you mention the FIRST sentence? THE most important sentence?

“I checked the convention website, and it doesn’t appear they have asked anybody to speak yet. I think we should probably wait until they announce the convention speakers, before we get all up in arms about who is or is not speaking at the convention.”


118 posted on 07/16/2012 12:08:53 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: MetaThought

Has Sarah come out and endorsed announced her support for the candidate?


119 posted on 07/16/2012 1:04:02 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: WilliamRobert

“The grassroots hates elites.”

Say it louder! Romney and his ilk can go to hades.


120 posted on 07/16/2012 3:00:00 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Bigtigermike

All I can say to this is,If Sarah Palin was A Disaster that tells Me That Romney Buys the Media Propaganda and that does Not Bode well for HIS campaign. Sarah Palin was the reason I voted for McCain Not Him. We shall see what Romneys Philosophy is when he makes his Pick,I would hate to be Romney if after this disaster of a Presidency Romney Loses the election. This is as Close to a NO BRAINER as there could ever be. Only a TOTAL LOSER,and I mean total LOOOOOOSER,could be defeated by this America Hating serially Liar and Traitor.
So Far The Bus Driver is Getting ready to get into the Bus,Im not ready to star Chanting, Start The Bus,Or Hey Hey Na na na na, Na na na,na, Hey Hey Hey Good Bye! YET,But its getting Close


121 posted on 07/16/2012 3:48:41 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Bigtigermike

Tea. Bleeping. Party.


122 posted on 07/16/2012 3:52:21 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I agree.....I would be exceptionally pleased to see Romney have that kind of Grit....


123 posted on 07/16/2012 3:57:17 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: muawiyah

I agree with that. However the only way we are going to expel them is to have a set of cajones. We need even more Conservatives in congress than we had and Conservatives need to win the Senate.

At that point Conservatives take it to the RINO donors. Move them off of sending money to RINOS. Once the money dries up it is game, set and match.


124 posted on 07/16/2012 4:55:23 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: RginTN
Romney isn’t even working to get the Conservative voters energized to vote for him.

He's confident we'll come around. We have no other choice. People backed into a corner usually see reason and accept the inevitable.

Or we could talk less to one another and more to the convention delegates.

As for Palin, I disagree with her on a few particles of political positions -- those would be the critical ones (party loyalty, and her decision not to run in 2012). Alaska could have used her in the US Senate if the presidency isn't her cup of tea at the moment. Instead she's wasting her time on Fox, unless she's done with political office permanently. That would be a grievous loss to the nation.

125 posted on 07/16/2012 4:58:30 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (If you believe what you're saying, quit making taxable income.)
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To: onyx
Sarah will be ready for any challenge that will come her way.

Only people with her conviction can put a halt to the progressives, both republican and democrat.

126 posted on 07/16/2012 5:34:50 AM PDT by KC_Lion (The Supreme Court issued their ruling on Obamacare. Soon, We the People shall issue ours.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Not a surprise at all, but only another reason to dampen my enthusiasm even more. Why do they want to do that, does not make sense to me? Some will stay home, does this not concern them?


127 posted on 07/16/2012 5:50:22 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST)
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To: Lady Lucky
People backed into a corner usually see reason and accept the inevitable.

Not according to Sun Tzu: "In death ground, fight."
128 posted on 07/16/2012 6:13:08 AM PDT by ct_libertarian (W.W.J.G.D? What would John Galt do?)
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To: ct_libertarian

Sun Tzu was referring to people who recognize that they will be annihilated if they don’t fight. Conservatives reconciled to Romney’s nomination think he might win, and if he does, he might turn into a conservative. And then we’ll all live happily ever after.


129 posted on 07/16/2012 6:21:51 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (If you believe what you're saying, quit making taxable income.)
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To: Friendofgeorge
Not a surprise at all, but only another reason to dampen my enthusiasm even more. Why do they want to do that, does not make sense to me? Some will stay home, does this not concern them?

Why should it concern them? Like they care about conservatives...

130 posted on 07/16/2012 6:38:09 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: Mean Maryjean
Palin’s speech at the 2008 convention was one of the best I’ve ever heard. I despise the GOP-E.

Which is exactly why she is not welcome at the 2012 convention.

They know what happens when their guy gets upstaged at the convention thanks to someone else's great speech. Romney is particularly vulnerable.

131 posted on 07/16/2012 7:12:31 AM PDT by GBA (To understand what is happening to America and why, read The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn)
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To: Friendofgeorge
Some will stay home, does this not concern them?

Apparently my view does not count with the conservatives in the so-called Republican party. So, as of this time, I plan to stay home on election day. What YOU decide to do is your business.

132 posted on 07/16/2012 7:20:33 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama is a Marxist Muslim fraud.)
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To: Rapscallion

Don’t stay home, Rap, show up and vote down-ticket. I know how you feel about the slimeballs that are running the GOP, believe me!


133 posted on 07/16/2012 7:29:01 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: Forty-Niner
The attacks on Palin and her family were particularly vicious, but it was obvious early on that she was on her own for the most part.

When "good men" do nothing, why do we call them "good men"?

In her case, we don't. We call them "GOPe Rinos" and I don't reward that with my support. It's how I know I'm on the opposing team.

134 posted on 07/16/2012 7:29:23 AM PDT by GBA (To understand what is happening to America and why, read The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn)
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To: Bigtigermike
Geez, the left media writes that an anonymous advisor "associated" with the campaign says she is being shut out and you guys go ape-s**t in the exact way that they want.....

Pavlov is laughing at you.

135 posted on 07/16/2012 7:38:15 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: wtc911

You’re right! It’s so uncharacteristic of him to treat Palin this way - much less any conservative...


136 posted on 07/16/2012 7:42:30 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: GBA

Speakers have not been formally invited nor schedules have been set to the convention.....BUT and that’s a BIG ‘BUT’.......a former vice presidential candidate is a no brainer in being happily invited in some capacity - big or small role. The mere fact that there is silence instead of a general statement “of course we will find a role in someway for our former VP nominee of our Party’ tells you that they don’t want her to speak or be there. PERIOD. There is no other way to explain that


137 posted on 07/16/2012 7:44:02 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: matt1234

There are conservatives supporting Romney, why? He is not a conservative.


138 posted on 07/16/2012 8:10:04 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: excopconservative

Marvelous post.


139 posted on 07/16/2012 8:13:48 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: excopconservative

140 posted on 07/16/2012 8:23:46 AM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Bigtigermike

Rent out a place nearby and have Sarah and others speak. Put it on the net.


141 posted on 07/16/2012 8:33:04 AM PDT by GregB (Sarah please save us from Mitt!!!)
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To: svcw

LOL!


142 posted on 07/16/2012 9:02:12 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: GBA

I can’t stand the thought of sitting through a Romney convention speech. My husband will probably be watching but I won’t be wasting my time doing the same.


143 posted on 07/16/2012 9:37:33 AM PDT by nfldgirl
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To: Mean Maryjean

I won’t be watching...I’ve heard plenty of Romney’s bullsh*t here in New England.


144 posted on 07/16/2012 9:43:19 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: garjog

They don’t want her because she scares the pee out of them. They’re also scared of the peoples’ postitive opinion of her, all media lies to the contrary. They’re scared of exactly what many of us want:

A REVOLUTION AT THE CONVENTION!


145 posted on 07/16/2012 10:28:02 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: COBOL2Java
Don’t stay home, Rap, show up and vote down-ticket.

Okay. That is the more rational thing to do. I will do what you recommend. But Romney is already such a disappointment.

146 posted on 07/16/2012 11:46:24 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Beware. Romney is also a liberal.)
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To: jimbo123
Team Romney has decided that banning Sarah Palin from the convention is going to make Mitt more appealing to independents and have decided to dare conservatives to stay home on election day if we don’t like it.

Pray tell then why am I getting four 'romneyGrams' a week, phone calls and emails too? It's almost like being stalked! I have received enough 8x10 glossies of "The Man" to paper my bathroom.

I told a RNC caller that I could hardly stand the thought of supporting this snake and what we really needed was a good bare knuckles street fighter (Newt comes to mind). She tried to say that she agreed that he was a poor choice but what can we do about it. I find cold comfort in the thought that romney as president would be better then obama. My question is "by what measure and by how much?" Going up against an incumbent is always an uphill fight, does romney have the stones for it?

Regards,
GtG

147 posted on 07/16/2012 4:57:00 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Lady Lucky

[i]He’s confident we’ll come around. We have no other choice. People backed into a corner usually see reason and accept the inevitable.[/i]

Romney is stupid to ignore Conservatives. I remember Perot. Apparently Romney has forgotten that year.


148 posted on 07/16/2012 10:23:37 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: excopconservative
Most, if not all, who criticize her could not stand a second's worth of the heat she feels for standing up and being counted, for doing what they claim they want done.

To them I paraphrase, "Let the courageous cast the first stone" but then, I know who the courageous would cast that stone against and it isn't Sarah Palin.

The rest just cast their stones at the mirror.

149 posted on 07/17/2012 9:48:59 AM PDT by GBA (To understand what is happening to America and why, read The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn)
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To: Bigtigermike
When unnamed Romney aides tell reporters that Romney will likely go with a “safe” choice for vice president because of the 2008 “disaster”

Wow. I just realized that I have to wash my hair on November 6, 2012, and will be unable to make the polls!

I could send in an absentee ballot, but I are ill iterut cousin' I votid fer Palin, an' cain't rite mi oan naim...

150 posted on 07/17/2012 1:14:57 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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