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Sat Oct 13, 2012, 05:41 PM

Friday Night Lights creator: ROMNEY STOLE SLOGAN!

The creator of TV's "Friday Night Lights" is accusing Mitt Romney of plagiarizing a phrase from the show to use as a campaign slogan.

Peter Berg wrote a letter to Romney on Friday saying he's "not thrilled" that the Republican presidential candidate is using the phrase "Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose" on his campaign posters and his Facebook page.

Berg says "Please come up with your own slogan."

(no link -- copied out of my newspaper)

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Reply Friday Night Lights creator: ROMNEY STOLE SLOGAN! (Original post)
grasswire Oct 2012 OP
The Wielding Truth Oct 2012 #1
grasswire Oct 2012 #2
Shrek Oct 2012 #3
Frustratedlady Oct 2012 #4
ellenfl Oct 2012 #5

Response to grasswire (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 05:57 PM

1. Of course, Rny is also a plagiarist.

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Sat Oct 13, 2012, 06:05 PM

2. I wondered about the origin of that slogan.

Mitt says it with that same faux-sincere face.

It's a nice slogan for a high school football team (which is where it came from).

Not so nice for a sweating liar/plagiarist.

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Response to grasswire (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 06:19 PM

3. Link

Mitt Romney has recently taken to using “Friday Night Lights’” super-uplifting slogan “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose” on the campaign trail. (To be fair, Obama has used it too, though not to the same extent.) According to the AP, before the debate, Romney’s staffers tacked the slogan on the wall, and on his way out to the podium, Romney touched it, just like the Dillon Panthers used to do. And then, you know, pulled off a big upset, just like the Dillon Panthers used to do. I can admit that if President Obama was using “Clear Eyes, full hearts, can’t lose” as if he was Matt Saracen I would find this adorable, but I’m glad that Romney has shown me the error of my ways. No party should get to co-opt “Friday Night Lights” for political purposes. Some things are sacred.


http://www.salon.com/2012/10/10/romney_please_leave_friday_night_lights_alone/

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Response to grasswire (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 06:21 PM

4. How many does this make, now?

They've used songs without permission a few times, haven't they? Now, this?

I guess it's in their genes...use whatever you want...the world is ours and the presidency is next!

Wrong!

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Sat Oct 13, 2012, 08:45 PM

5. personally not impressed with the slogan. it's not mellifluous. figures he stole it. eom

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