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soup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:47 AM
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Struggling Harris loses four more campaign staff
Posted on Thu, Aug. 03, 2006

U.S. SENATE RACE
Struggling Harris loses four more campaign staff
Amid bad press, four more staff members have left Katherine Harris' U.S. Senate campaign, for various reasons.
BY MARC CAPUTO
mcaputo@MiamiHerald.com

Four more staffers have left Katherine Harris' troubled U.S. Senate campaign, which is putting an upbeat face on the reams of bad publicity that have rolled in with renewed force this week.

''We're excited,'' said spokeswoman Jennifer Marks, touting the endorsement of Florida Right to Life on Wednesday.

''We have new management, a new staff and we're energized to see the congresswoman through the election,'' she said.

Over the past week, some of the staffers left without explanation, but at least one confessed to others of being fed up. Another is a National Guard soldier who was deployed to Baghdad.

The staffers range from a field director in the prized Orlando media market to a fundraising assistant.
http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/15184810.htm



I propose K. Harris' staff news be reported if she manages to go a week without anyone getting fed up and leaving.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:48 AM
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1. Who's left...her and the janitor?
:crazy:
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soup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:59 AM
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4. Odds are running 2-1 he's gone this week.
:rofl:
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:59 AM
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5. Well, he needs the job
and, he can't complain, because she'd turn him in because he doesn't have his green card ...
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:24 AM
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43. Who else is going to clean up the mess?
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Oreo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:09 AM
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45. and 10 million dollars
(inside Stephanie Miller fan joke)
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:50 AM
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2. Hang in there, Katy!!
fight the good fight. :+

:rofl:

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soup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:01 AM
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6. I'd call her campaign a train wreck,
but it's playing out more like the movie Groundhog Day.

Had to double-check the date on the article, just to make sure it was news.
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:20 AM
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30. yeah, right?
It's hilarious. If she wasn't such an unethical lowlife creep, I'd feel sorry for her. :evilgrin:

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Tight_rope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:03 AM
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40. Me Too!
But instead I'll do the happy dance.

:evilgrin: :evilgrin:
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:57 AM
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3. She's got Ho-Mentum! n/t
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soup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:05 AM
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8. Oh, yeah.
She's definitely 'going places'. Fortunately, it's Not going to be the U.S. Senate.
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missTheBigDog Donating Member (142 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:04 AM
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7. Well at least...
she has her boobs to fall back on.
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soup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:06 AM
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10. Oh, no!
They've turned against her, too? :rofl:

Welcome to DU missTheBigDog! :hi:
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missTheBigDog Donating Member (142 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:19 AM
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14. Thanks, soup
...for the warm welcome. Wish I can send you a PM. Do you know how many posts before I can do that?
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soup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:27 AM
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19. Sorry, I don't know.
All I can tell ya is keep posting until it works. Someone else may know the answer and post it.
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Lochloosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:08 AM
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29. I believe you have to donate missTheBigDog to get/receive PMs
that's what the little yellow star is for.
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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:46 AM
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49. But don't worry, you're just around the corner from the next
donation drive...heh, heh, heh.

Welome!!
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:31 PM
Response to Reply #7
51. yeah, she'll be at "Teaser's" after the election
:rofl:

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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:05 AM
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9. Sean Hannity where are you?
Save this poor woman!
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soup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:11 AM
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13. That's just what she needs.
A chance to hold her head up, thrust those girls out and tout her record:

>>Harris has missed 88 votes since the start of 2005, one of Monroe's key criticisms of her. Missed votes include a June 2005 vote on the Department of Defense appropriations, an October 2005 vote on lawsuit reform, and the Hurricane Katrina Financial Services Relief Act.<

>Monroe has also poked holes in Harris' claims about the American Dream Downpayment Act, a bill she sponsored in early 2003. In campaign literature put out this summer, Harris said the act enabled "4.5 million low income workers to win their first home while growing the U.S. economy by $256 billion."

Federal records show about 16,000 families have used the program so far.

Harris said the brochures were a mistake and they shouldn't be handed out any more.

But her campaign staff was handing them out at the American Legion post in Bradenton.<<
http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=...
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:02 AM
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24. She exaggerates the stats in her campaign literature
just like she exaggerated the results of the 2000 election.

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DianaForRussFeingold Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:07 AM
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11. I Think Karma Must Be Catching Up With Katherine Harris !
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soup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:20 AM
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16. Remember when she said God wanted her to run?
Never let it be said God doesn't have a sense of humor.
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:03 AM
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25. Proof
God is a Liberal Democrat.

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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:35 PM
Response to Reply #16
52. "Peculiar travel suggestions...
are dancing lessons from God."

-- Bokonon, Cat's Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut.
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:09 AM
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12. Always entertaining if nothing else
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soup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:38 AM
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20. If someone had told me in 2000 that there would come a time
when I would see her name and be able to laugh, I'd have called them crazy.

and I know it's wrong to take pleasure in someone else's troubles - but after living with what she helped unleash on the world, I just can't stop myself.
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missTheBigDog Donating Member (142 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:41 AM
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21. That is so true....
karma will definately catch up with you eventually. She is learning the hard way.
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apnu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:06 AM
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27. I find it ironic that ...
... she was so instrumental in giving Florida to Dumbya and they've totally abandoned her. So much for party loyalty eh?
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:20 AM
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15. " ..we're energized to see the congresswoman through the election"
IOW: Please, God, let it be over.
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:21 AM
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17. I hope they've installed a revolving door at her campaign office.
It will make the procession in and out so much more efficient.
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habitual Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:24 AM
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18. Now this is fun to see happening
Everyone needs a little entertainment in their lives.

So when you get that certain itch for a laugh just see what ol Katherine is up to.
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:48 AM
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22. Try some nude campaign ads. It'll gin up your few remaining supporters
Even that may not help, come to think of it.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:59 AM
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23. Hooda guessed so many people want no part of such a sweetheart.





Will the last staffer to bail out please turn out the lights?



Check it out: http://harrisvideo.cf.huffingtonpost.com /










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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:03 AM
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26. And wipe out the hard drives
before you go.

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soup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:07 AM
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41. Good to see there are others who remember
some of the crap she pulled in the past.

Of course, she either:

didn't know, didn't think it applied to her, was adhering to the strict rule of law, or had delegated that job to someone else.
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soup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:54 AM
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36. "Condi Rice? Colin Powell?
why, we wouldn't even let them vote in FL."

"Candy, put down the water."


Thank you for the link, lpbk! I'm loving it. Can't help wondering why it was rejected - hmmm :spray: :rofl:
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:06 AM
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28. But I thought fleas liked rats? Isn't that how the plague spread? Fleas?
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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:23 AM
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31. Maybe she can resurrect her Chicken Dance
and do a night club act.
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calico1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:30 AM
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32. Good lord, why doesn't she just hang it up
already? Does she even have an ice cube's chance in hell of winning? She is a glutton for punishment, obviously.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:37 AM
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33. More puppies! screamed Cruella
I think the problem is that you're not spending enough, Ms. Harris. You should invest more of your personal fortune in this race. Commit every last dime. You don't want to make God look foolish for telling you to run, do you? Now is not the time for failure of nerve. It wasn't raining when Noah started to build the ark.* Just think of all the retribution when you're vindicated on election day, and what a testimony it will be to the power of God.

*It just took 120 years. Spend, spend, spend!
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:50 AM
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34. How are Spunk & Moxie holding up?
Sorry, couldn't help myself. ;-)
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:51 AM
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35. Hold on, Katherine! It's always darkest before the dawn.
Spend! Spend! Spend! You're going to win this thing!

Give Bill Clinton a call. He's doing wonders for Joe Lieberman -- maybe you can get him to fly down with Poppy Bush and do the same for your campaign.

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soup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:01 AM
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39. Maybe not Always...
a little inspiration for the Harris campaign:
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:13 AM
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42. ...
:rofl:
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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:58 AM
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37. It's so nice seeing bad things happen to bad people
Anyone who would work for her in the first place is a scumbag, but even scumbags can't stand the bitch. It's hilarious to sneak into FRetard City and watch them moaning and gnashing their teeth and chewing off their own limbs.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:06 AM
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44. That's what I really can't figure out about her campaign staffers.




If they are of at least average intelligence, who the hell would want "worked for Katherine Harris election campaign" on their resum?




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PATRICK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:25 AM
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47. Must be low level
people glad to jump at any opportunity. After all she is still favored to win the primary. Cynically or seriously, any hardcore and experienced GOP sellers should be very prone to threats, bribes and "good advice" from Jebco. Harris must be getting some look at the still innocent grass roots, people who are willing to take a job ignorant of the displeasure of the Royals. or they are plants who join then quit and discredit and take their real resume in secret to future Royal favorites.

I wish someone of our workers would help Harris- honestly. Instead of quitting though it would be nice to have her play the "come clean card" against those who denied her candidacy through the usual backroom strings. Not only a pardon but a hero's medal! Not only that but a chance to be a FAIRLY elected Senator someday that people love! If she can buy into Bush she can buy into anything, but maybe that is being too honest for her inclinations. Or too dangerous for her common sense.

Hell hath no fury, Ms. Harris. Remember the ones closest to you who scorned you and remember where the votes are buried.
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:36 PM
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53. lpbk2713, what's got me baffled is this Jennifer Marks person:
''We're excited,'' said spokeswoman Jennifer Marks, touting the endorsement of Florida Right to Life on Wednesday."

So she's excited, huh? I wonder what ol Katie has on her that she's stuck around this long? A crush? Is it love? Or maybe she's just into masochism? I dunno, when I think about it too long, it just gives me a headache......
:yoiks:
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:36 PM
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54. Welcome to DU, DeSwiss.



Great bunch of folks here.



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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-05-06 10:35 AM
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59. it's called a paycheck
people do amazing things when they're paid

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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:59 AM
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38. Go Kathy! nt
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:16 AM
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46. George's Jetsam. Or Kamikazee Katherine.
Gosh, she even looks like Bullwhinkle the moose.


That's how fascists rise. Use and discard. Her job, I mean mission, is accomplished.

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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:36 AM
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48. we're energized to see the congresswoman through the election
or in other words, we're so doped up we can't see straight

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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:16 PM
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50. I wonder if that bitch would pay me to work for her
My goal would be to keep the race as high profile as I can in order to win more votes (for Dems)
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theanarch Donating Member (523 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:08 PM
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55. well, she's due for a career change, and she always...
...wanted an ambassadorship...so here's her chance to get one...as Ambassador to Chad...
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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 01:42 AM
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56. WOW!!! Florida Right To Life endorsed her???
Yeah, like they're gonna endorse the Democrat. :eyes:

Though Hell would freeze over if, say the NRA and John Birchers did...
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-05-06 09:22 AM
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57. Does she have a schedule of her speaking engagements posted online?
Edited on Sat Aug-05-06 09:39 AM by lpbk2713
I live in central Florida and (just once) I'd like to go see one of her rants speeches. I think it would be very entertaining. You don't get high comedy like that on TV any more.








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Iniquitous Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-05-06 09:23 AM
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58. I think she thought she'd be entitled.
I mean, after all her "work" at the end of 2000. :eyes:
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