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PPP: Elizabeth Colbert Busch takes the lead from Mark Sanford in South Carolina?
Hotair ^ | 04/22/2013 | Erika Johnsen

Posted on 04/22/2013 3:06:40 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

According to Public Policy Polling, anyway. Granted, polling is especially with a special election, because it’s difficult to really gauge what turnout is going to look like … but it’s kind of starting to look like, if any Republican could somehow possibly manage to lose this deeply crimson seat, Sanford could.

PPP’s newest poll on the special election in South Carolina finds Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch expanding her lead to 9 points over Mark Sanford at 50/41. Green Party candidate Eugene Platt polls at 3%.

Colbert Busch’s lead is on the rise for several reasons. She has a 51/35 advantage with independents. She’s winning over 19% of Republicans, while losing just 7% of Democrats. And it also seems that after last week’s revelations about Sanford that a lot of GOP voters are planning to just stay at home- while the district supported Mitt Romney by 18 points last fall, those planning to turn out for the special election voted for him by only a 5 point spread.

Sanford continues to be unpopular in the district with 38% of voters rating him favorably to 56% with a negative opinion. 51% say the revelations about his trespassing last week give them doubts about his fitness for public office. Interestingly the events of the last week haven’t hurt Sanford too much with Republicans though- 65% say the trespassing charges don’t give them any doubts about him, and his favorability with GOP voters has actually improved from 55/39 a month ago to now 61/32.

Yikes. This is all coming after the NRCC decided to jump ship and leave Sanford’s campaign to itself after last week’s revelations that he’s been caught violating his divorce agreement by trespassing at his wife’s home earlier this year, and big-name DC Republicans canceled a fundraiser they were planning to help out his campaign in the short space left before the May 7th election. And heck, with solid gold campaign tactics like this, who needs ‘em, anyway?

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford returns to the campaign trail next week and wants his Democratic congressional opponent, Elizabeth Colbert Busch, to join him. …

The campaign released a statement Friday saying Sanford plans to make 15 stops in five days next week in the Republican-leaning district on the state’s coast.

“To date, my opponent has refused to do any joint public appearances or debate the issues for the benefit of voters in the 1st District,” Sanford said. “Without debate on issues we are getting what President Obama and Nancy Pelosi gave us with ObamaCare – pass it and then you can see what’s in it. Now it’s vote for Colbert Busch and then see where she stands on the issues.”

The Colbert Busch campaign did not respond directly, but said that the candidate, the sister of comedian Stephen Colbert, has her own aggressive campaign schedule for the coming three weeks. She has scheduled a full day of events in Beaufort County today.

Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2013/04/19/2732462/sanford-to-travel-1st-district.html#emlnl=Morning_newsletter#storylink=cpy
Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2013/04/19/2732462/sanford-to-travel-1st-district.html#emlnl=Morning_newsletter#storylink=cpy

And then, there’s this. I just can’t summon anything to say about this.

Usually, it’s Texans who are notorious for invoking the Alamo amid tough circumstances.

But this weekend, former Gov. Mark Sanford referenced the epic battle in a full-page newspaper advertisement in the Sunday edition of Charleston’s The Post and Courier. …

So Sanford is invoking the Alamo in his struggle to return to Congress:

“In March of 1863, there was similarly little time. A South Carolinian by the name of William Travis drew a line in the sand with his sword and simply asked those who would stay and fight, to cross it. His efforts, and that of those who died with him there at the Alamo, ultimately inspired Texans to come to the aid of their brethren and defeat Santa Anna’s army though they were outnumbered at the onset by six to one. I’m outnumbered right now, but will fight to the end toward freedom and financial sanity in Washington so important to sustaining it. …”

There’s a problem with this anecdote: the Alamo fell on March 6, 1836.





TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: 2013polls; colbertbusch; congress; elizabethbusch; marksanford; sanford; sc2013; southcarolina; stephencolbert
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1 posted on 04/22/2013 3:06:40 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Fully expect Sanford to lose to a ‘rat, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.


2 posted on 04/22/2013 3:12:25 PM PDT by izzatzo (NO MORE BUSHES!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Good work South Carolina.


3 posted on 04/22/2013 3:12:59 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: CaptainK

Good work, Sanford.


4 posted on 04/22/2013 3:15:26 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

What could have possessed South Carolina Republicans to nominate this dirtbag for Congress?


5 posted on 04/22/2013 3:16:46 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: SeekAndFind

They must have some really stupid people in the SC GOP. WHY would they let him have this slot????????


6 posted on 04/22/2013 3:18:07 PM PDT by cookcounty
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To: SeekAndFind

If Sanford were a Democrat his behavior would make him a hero (or better yet, a victim).


7 posted on 04/22/2013 3:19:33 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: SeekAndFind
Colbert Busch’s lead is on the rise for several reasons. She has a 51/35 advantage with independents. She’s winning over 19% of Republicans, while losing just 7% of Democrats. And it also seems that after last week’s revelations about Sanford that a lot of GOP voters are planning to just stay at home- while the district supported Mitt Romney by 18 points last fall, those planning to turn out for the special election voted for him by only a 5 point spread.

A safe Republican seat lost by a selfish scumbag.

8 posted on 04/22/2013 3:21:04 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: izzatzo

It’s a special election, good only until ‘14. It’s actually good Sanford exposed himself for this one, rather than the next.


9 posted on 04/22/2013 3:21:24 PM PDT by chiller (NBCNews et al is in the tank and should be embarrassed)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t understand the South Carolina GOP. They keep on returning Grahamnesty to office and now this. South Carolina is trying quite vigorously to become Illinois.


10 posted on 04/22/2013 3:22:55 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: CaptainK

I don’t know what to say......

South Carolina is so conservative that our local throwaway rag Free Times asks its liberal readers to pat themselves on the back for somehow finding the courage to go on living in the midst of this racist disgusting southern backwater amidst hordes of gun toting Bible thumping pro-military rednecks.

Our environmental record, according to FT, is worse than China’s. Homosexuals are so persecuted they take voice lessons from the Duluth Trading guy. Churchgoers are boozing hypocrites worshipping a flying spaghetti monster that decent intelligent people know doesn’t exist, and not even the downtown Starbucks delivers reliable product.

That said, our politics in choosing candidates who should reflect our regressive reactionary values, frankly sucks. Mark Sanford is regarded as terminally stupid in pursuing his Argie floozie & his lawful wife is not to be messed with and she hasn’t been heard from yet. And he’s a candidate!!!?

But we may be the only state that once had a one-handgun-a-month law, and then repealed it. Taking comfort there.


11 posted on 04/22/2013 3:26:44 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: ought-six

I now think I know why my Great, Great, Great Grandfather left South Carolina in 1812.
I guess he was just disgusted with the Republican Party. Forty years before there was a Republican Party. Old Isaac was a pretty smart man. I think he knew what was coming.


12 posted on 04/22/2013 3:32:13 PM PDT by Tupelo (Old, Bald, Ugly, Fat and Broke in Arizona)
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To: SeekAndFind

That doesn’t surprise me at all. When Sanford won that runoff, that seat had to be counted as lost. I’m surprised it’s this close. He’s going to be yet another poster child for the dem’s “war on women” meme.

Ah, well....


13 posted on 04/22/2013 3:50:56 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: izzatzo

Me too. Throw in Lindsey G. and it’s easy to see that many from SC have their heads in the sand. Sandford will lose and it won’t be close.


14 posted on 04/22/2013 4:01:13 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: ScottinVA
That doesn’t surprise me at all. When Sanford won that runoff, that seat had to be counted as lost. I’m surprised it’s this close. He’s going to be yet another poster child for the dem’s “war on women” meme.

The really disappointing thing here is the only people to blame are the voters. This disaster can't be blamed on the "establishment" or inexperienced Tea Party groups - this one is purely on the voters. And not just any old voters, supposed conservative "values voters" in a heavily Republican Southern district. They bought into Sanford's "give me a second chance" crap. And we make fun of Democrats for nominating losers this.

15 posted on 04/22/2013 4:02:36 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: SeekAndFind

wow.....what a surprise.....NOT! Seems the Republican Party just doesn’t learn. Mark Sanford...really?? I wouldn’t want him elected dog catcher. Could they not find a good, honest, smart candidate with integrity?


16 posted on 04/22/2013 4:03:38 PM PDT by 4integrity
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To: SeekAndFind
He should get out of the race so another person can run.

We do not need to give that seat to a liberal democrat. Geez.

17 posted on 04/22/2013 4:07:38 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: SeekAndFind

Not surprising - how these loser politicians keep coming back like weeds is amazing - if the collective IQ of the voting public ever gets above average, maybe things’ll change.....


18 posted on 04/22/2013 4:22:54 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Christie at the beach

I suspect Mamacita wants to be a political wife and that’s why Sanford is running.


19 posted on 04/22/2013 4:26:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: elcid1970

It’s unexplainable and mind blowing. Sarah Plain even endorsed his opponent and Sanford still go the nod.


20 posted on 04/22/2013 4:26:59 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I dont put much faith in this poll.

Sanford will soon go on the attack and expose her.

The NRCC are idiots.

Help him out and send him some money cuz the establishment won’t.

marksanford.com


21 posted on 04/22/2013 4:27:18 PM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: Longbow1969

Sanford is a 2 term governor and has never lost an election.

He was absolutely the right choice in that race even with his baggage... the others did not have money and weren’t even known!

Keep the faith and help him out that’s what I’m doing... the establishment will not help Mark, he’s on his own.

He’s used to it. He has been fighting against his own party just as much as the Dems during his career and his time as SC governor.

He’s actually - gasp - a conservative!


22 posted on 04/22/2013 4:29:58 PM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan

RE: Sanford will soon go on the attack and expose her.

OK, what skeletons are there in her closet?


23 posted on 04/22/2013 4:30:59 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: ScottinVA

It’s not lost yet and I still think he’s going to win it.

The district is still very Republican.

Polling a special election is not easy.

Turnout will be low. Lots of older folks and Sanford voters will show up.

There’s still 3 weeks left.

Sanford will blow his campaign cash in the last 2 weeks and expose her.

Keep faith and help him out that’s what I’m doing!


24 posted on 04/22/2013 4:32:58 PM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: SeekAndFind

She’s a liberal so as soon as she opens her mouth he will pin her down.

Pelosi is spending $1 MILLION! in ads for her!


25 posted on 04/22/2013 4:33:50 PM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan
the establishment will not help Mark, he’s on his own.

Pretty sure the "establishment", such that it is, was helping Sanford till his latest trespassing charge came to light.

He’s actually - gasp - a conservative!

He's a liar and a tool, and we're probably going to lose the seat because of him and the gullible, foolish primary voters that wanted to give him a second chance.

the others did not have money and weren’t even known!

So what? It's an R+11 district. Pretty much any of the candidates could have won the seat for us - except lying, cheating Sanford.

Yes, Republicans should vote for Sanford in the general election. But IF he retains the seat for us, and he probably won't, every effort needs to be made to eject him and find a decent candidate next time around. The reality is Stephen Colbert's sister is likely to win because of Mark Sanford's selfishness and the idiocy of SC1 primary voters.

26 posted on 04/22/2013 4:39:58 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Longbow1969

He won because... he’s known, liked and got money.

Contrary to what this poll suggests.

These voters are going to turn up on election day and I still predict he will win.

It might be closer than I first thought though.

The NRCC are overreacting and should be helping him.

They’re a disgrace.


27 posted on 04/22/2013 4:42:58 PM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: izzatzo

It’s intentional. Part of the campaign to throw the House to the Rats.

Sanford’s probably been paid under the table, and the agencies have all kind of dirt on him to inspire him to keep his end of the deal.


28 posted on 04/22/2013 5:00:30 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is what happens when you run a really crappy candidate.


29 posted on 04/22/2013 5:01:28 PM 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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To: SeekAndFind

The Republican primary voters of SC, who “resurrected” Newt Gingrich in 2012, must be among the most clueless in the nation. By backing “favorite son” Gingrich, they stopped Santorum’s post-IA momentum, which he could not regain for a month, and it was never enough to be competitive with Romney. Now the primary voters have committed political suicide again by giving away a House seat to the Democrats. The big winner from all of this must be “Loveable Lindsey”, another poor SC Republican primary choice.


30 posted on 04/22/2013 5:31:53 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Theodore R.

Somehow I can see SC Republican primary voters in 2016 leading the way for Jebbie and the return of the Atwater Bushes.


31 posted on 04/22/2013 5:36:26 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: SeekAndFind
I look forward to supporting the Sanford-Akin Republican ticket in 2016.

Because a mind is a terrible thing.

32 posted on 04/22/2013 6:22:12 PM PDT by TChad (Call them Oppressives, not Progressives)
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To: SeekAndFind

Put the blame where it belongs, RNC, why would they give him the OK to run again?????????????????????????


33 posted on 04/22/2013 6:24:58 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: JohnPDuncan
He’s actually - gasp - a conservative!

Conservatives don't abandon their posts and run from their obligations, without even taking 5 seconds to make sure somebody is minding the store.

Conservatives don't ask the taxpayers to pick up the costs of their booty calls to South America.

Conservatives don't ignore court orders. Conservatives don't trespass on private property not their own.

Sanford is many things, but he is not a conservative. Not if the word still means anything.
34 posted on 04/22/2013 6:32:53 PM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Republican party in South Carolina must be run by idiots.


35 posted on 04/22/2013 7:47:12 PM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: SeekAndFind
just great.....these loyal republicans, willing to let a another rat support the bama boy in DC....

I'm tired of the stupid voters....

just go to hell.....

36 posted on 04/22/2013 11:11:23 PM PDT by cherry
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well I hope you're right....around here, Sanford was a saint up until he proved he was just a man, but for that sin of being a human drew the hate of so many freepers....

we like our candidates to be pure and virginal I guess...

37 posted on 04/22/2013 11:14:31 PM PDT by cherry
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To: upchuck

SC ping...


38 posted on 04/22/2013 11:18:46 PM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: SeekAndFind
The demon of narcissism that propels most politicians makes them more dangerous than an equal number of psychopaths.
39 posted on 04/23/2013 1:04:30 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: nutmeg; l8pilot; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; ...
Thanks for the ping.

As expected, bearing in mind PPP is a RAT polling firm.

South Carolina Ping
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40 posted on 04/23/2013 7:30:27 AM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: cherry

I don’t think I’m holding the bar too high if I don’t want my Republican representative to disappear from office and not let another soul know where he is in order to go screw his girlfriend in South America .


41 posted on 04/23/2013 7:45:35 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: upchuck

This shouldn’t even be close, what a clusterfrack.


42 posted on 04/23/2013 9:16:22 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: SeekAndFind

South Carolina will be the next red state to go blue.


43 posted on 04/23/2013 9:43:12 AM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: upchuck
You're welcome, upchuck. I find it highly disturbing that this 'RAT is ahead in the polls, even if it's a RAT poll.

I hope SC Republicans/ Conservatives don't stay home during the election. I would hold my nose and vote for Sanford if I lived in SC.

Take it from a trapped resident of the deep blue state of Connecticut - DO NOT let the 'RATs even get a toe hold into your political system in the free state of South Carolina. Independent women voters in particular will weaken first, and - before you know it - SC will start looking like Colorado. Colorado was a fairly deep red state only about 10 years ago. It's sad to see how far Colorado has fallen...

44 posted on 04/23/2013 10:46:18 AM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: clintonh8r

"If Sanford were a Democrat his behavior would make him a hero (or better yet, a victim)."

Oh please like Vitter was voted out for being an admitted whore-monger. We really need to stop this foolish lie that our perverts and crooks are holier than their perverts and crooks. I trust none of them.

45 posted on 04/23/2013 11:18:14 AM PDT by blaquebyrd
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To: blaquebyrd

You obviously have a complete misunderstanding of my post. And are you calling me a liar?


46 posted on 04/23/2013 11:34:19 AM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: clintonh8r

Sorry if I misread your post and no I was not implying that you are a liar. However; I was attempting to spotlight the often posted fallacy that conservatives always throw out their trash.


47 posted on 04/23/2013 11:53:50 AM PDT by blaquebyrd
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To: SeekAndFind
Wasn't Sanford chosen by open primary?

I agree having him on the ballot at all was stupid but the Dems may have helped him win.
48 posted on 04/23/2013 1:57:33 PM PDT by John 3_19-21 ("as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.")
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To: SeekAndFind
Sorry, upchuck.

I have to admit, I want this SOB to lose. We can get this seat back in 2014.

I just can't take another idiot, immoral RINO for SC. If he gets in, he'll stay in. I cann't stand this man whore.

49 posted on 04/23/2013 7:18:45 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: SeekAndFind; a fool in paradise

Busch’s Fault!


50 posted on 04/23/2013 7:19:55 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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