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Jack_Dawson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:18 AM
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Moore: "Where's Our Arnold?"
I may have found him...

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henslee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:20 AM
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1. Does he have the stomach, Jack D? He sure seems like he's having a
lot of fun.
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Jack_Dawson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:21 AM
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3. He's the MAN
Did you see his Esquire interview?

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jean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:30 AM
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10.  a link to Clooney's Esquire interview
http://clooneynews.com/esquire05.htm

George talks about being President:

If I were president? Well, Id do a few things. You realize that in order to be elected, Id have to run on the Yep, I did it ticket. Is it true that you did drugs? Yep, I did it. Did you sleep with ? Yep, I did it.


And if I was somehow elected after all that, then Id be shot because the first thing Id try to do is take oil off the table. But lets say I tried to do it. Remember when Kennedy got the space program going in 1961, saying in ten years wed put a guy on the moon? At that point, rockets were falling off launchpads and monkeys were getting killed and there were people who said, This guy is out of his mind. But we did land on the moon in 1969. And new technologies came out of that experience.


So if Im president, I say, Were at war? Really? Because it doesnt seem like it. Usually when youre at war, people sacrifice. Lets face it, Rosie the Riveter aint exactly out there. The only sacrifice I see is coming from the 150,000 kids who enlisted and had the war dropped in their laps. So, okay, this is a war? Lets take the other sides weapons away. Their weapon is oil. Ten years from today, were not going to have cars that run on internal-combustion engines. At some point were going to have to do it anyway, because oil is finite. So why dont we take the leap right now?

If we take oil off the table now, suddenly all of those little countries that really didnt come into power until the thirties -- and did so only because there was oil under their sands -- will go back to the sort of power structure that they were originally designed to have. They dont get to control our economy. The Saudis dont get to own a billion dollars worth of American stock and a billion dollars of our debt. We take away the thing that makes them so powerful, and we create a new technology along the way. Its a new day.

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K-W Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:39 AM
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13. I like that part of his platform an aweful lot.
A non-apocalyptic solution to our problems. How refreshing.
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Downtown Hound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:20 AM
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2. I'd vote for him if he ever ran
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DU9598 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:29 AM
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8. Ashton Kutcher
I look for him to return to Iowa to run someday - hopefully for Governor. Ashton gave the best political speech I heard this entire campaign season when he was in Des Moines with Sen. Kerry. I would quit my job to campaign for him. I would also marry him (if that was legal in Iowa), but I digress.
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:23 AM
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4. Clooney, right?
Wasn't he on Leno or something saying that the actors should be thankful for the big tax cut they're going to get under *?

I took that as having given up.
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Jack_Dawson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:25 AM
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5. Clooney hates *
n/t
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Ravenseye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:25 AM
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6. Oh Puh-lease!
Clooney?

Clooney?

*sigh*

Didn't anyone watch 'The Facts of Life'?
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Jack_Dawson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:29 AM
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7. You mean Tootie?
Or Blair? Or Jo? Or Natalie?

:wtf:
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:30 AM
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9. his dad, surprisingly, did horriibly in KY
had a 14 point lead in the congressional race in the spring, but ended up losing to a religious extremist by 10 points
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Jack_Dawson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:42 AM
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15. Did Kentucky have BBV?
:shrug:
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tk2kewl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:34 AM
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11. I prefer my ticket: DeNiro-Pacino
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 10:35 AM by tk2kewl



these guys will make Ahnold look like the girlie-man
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:36 AM
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12. *drool*
Hehehehehe :)
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TyeDye75 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:41 AM
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14. Juh wanna fuck wi me Bush..../nt
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Artemis Bunyon Donating Member (435 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:19 AM
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16. Clooney's not enough of a washed-up self-parody to be an "Arnold."
x
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:31 AM
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17. the media would never give him credibility
remeber when warren beatty considered a run? judy woodruff featued it as "news of the weird" as opposed to her glowing wall-to-wall conferral of legitimacy on ahnold
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K-W Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:35 AM
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19. If we cant solve the media problem, it wont matter who we run.
Any speculation on progressive candidates should be predicated on a progressive movement that can battle the power and influence of the right.
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rman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:34 AM
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18. what's an "Arnold"?

To me Swartzenegger stands for all that's wrong the popularity race that elections have become, including media complicity, rigged elections and politicians' pandering to corporations. Didn't Arnold get Enron off the hook wrt the California lawsuit concerning manipulation of the energy market?
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