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The Sushi Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-18-09 03:56 PM
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UPDATED: Olive Garden Denies Pulling Letterman Ads Over Palin Joke
Source: Huffington Post

The Olive Garden tells the Christian Science Monitor that they have not pulled their ads from the Letterman show.

"Information reported today by Andy Barr of Politico regarding Olive Garden's advertising on the Late Show with David Letterman was erroneous. No authorized spokesperson for the company confirmed the information in his report," said Olive Garden spokesman Rich Jeffers in an email to The Vote.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/18/olive-garden-p...



Number 10.....
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-18-09 03:56 PM
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1. They're disputing details, not the main gist of the story. n/t
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The Sushi Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-18-09 03:59 PM
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3. What?? seems clear to me that story was FABRICATED
by Palin Operatives
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-18-09 04:02 PM
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6. Series??
Caribou Barbie's people fabricated it?

Politico didn't screw things up on their own?

Now I have to go read the whole thing.
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Mrs. Overall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-18-09 04:03 PM
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7. But the result seems to be that Democrats/Progressives are now boycotting Olive Garden whereas
the right wingers are all flocking there for dinner tonight in support of them pulling ads from Letterman.

I wonder what their goal was?
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robertpoe Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 01:52 PM
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21. Knockdown, Drag out Queen
Knockdown, Drag out Queen Novicky 621/2009


Well she spent all our money on airplanes and clothes

Wardrobes and makeup and pompous old shows

Shes been dragging her kids through thousands of towns

And shes miffed at McCain for letting her down

So its out with the Letters of each baseball suit

Shes found a banana to shake and to toot

Ill plant me a Willow Ive got lots of mud

And a liberal named Dave will be nipped in the bud

Ill Rush out OReilly who packs a real punch

And Hannitys Irish he fights Ive a hunch

No stopping her now for shes going the distance

Well Ive heard that shes taking some lessons in diction

She may even get pregnant if she thinks it will spin

Its not only her daughters that know how to sin

Now I think its appropriate, politically correct

We all Pal-in comparison when she arrives in her jet.
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Mrs. Overall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-18-09 03:58 PM
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2. They still make contributions to far right wing Republicans.
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-18-09 04:00 PM
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4. I wonder if the report by Politco re: Froomking leaving WP is also not totally kosher?
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-18-09 04:00 PM
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5. I still hate their food.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-18-09 04:07 PM
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8. That's what I meant by "Who do you believe?" in my prior post....n/t
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O is 44 Donating Member (740 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-18-09 04:11 PM
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9. I trust nothing that comes out of that right wing
rag Politico.
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-18-09 04:16 PM
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10. It doesn't matter. They brownshirts achieved their goal


The story is out there that if one criticizes the right wing nuts one loses advertisers.

The retraction of the lie will get almost no play.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-18-09 05:43 PM
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14. Their goal? ONE rightwing sponsor?
Maybe next time Politico won't be considered an unimpeachable source when it's really just fancy dress Drudge.
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montanto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-18-09 04:44 PM
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11. Who cares? Olive Garden sucks anyway.
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-18-09 04:57 PM
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12. This was all a plot from teh Lounge, you know.
:D
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jdadd Donating Member (950 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-18-09 05:12 PM
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13. MEH....
I still won't eat there...
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Downwinder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-18-09 07:15 PM
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15. I've been boycotting them for a long time, not because of the food, but because of the inc. n/t
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cindyperry Donating Member (31 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-18-09 07:35 PM
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16. I knew there was a reason I eat at
Fazzoli's
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-18-09 11:01 PM
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17. K
and R.
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TommyO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 10:48 AM
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18. Authorized or not, an Olive Garden spokesperson did send the following
"We apologize that Mr. Letterman's mistake, which was not consistent with our standards and values, left you with a bad impression of Olive Garden," wrote Sherri Bruen, the company's guest relations manager.
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 11:03 AM
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19. My gift certificates are saved!
Hallelujah!

Now, I'd better spend those things before something else happens.

:yoiks:
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 11:12 AM
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20. Gee, Politico making shit up? Who'd have thunk it?
I wish folks would quit posting garbage from that site. Dumbs us all down.

But then, folks like watching Fox "news," etc., and then coming here to bitch about it. Go figure.
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