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Vektor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:04 AM
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I wish Geena Davis was President.
I actually got a little choked up watching a President on TV that I could be proud of.

Then the tears really started flowing when I reminded myself it was only a T.V. show, and we were still being governed by a madman.

I'd give anything to believe in our nation's leaders again.
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:06 AM
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1. I doubt you're alone in that wish
Maybe this show can work on folks so that wish can come true next election (and getting rid of Diebold, of course).
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Vektor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:09 AM
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3. That would be great.
Forgive me for not knowing this, but what did happen to the actual woman who was sentenced to death for having sex? I know she was on death row while her infant breastfed. I never heard anything further.
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Merlot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:19 AM
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5. They extracted her and her baby
simultanously with the presidents speech (which she gave without a teleprompter).

I didn't expect to like this show as much as I did. Just liked seeing a woman in charge!
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Vektor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:24 AM
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9. Oh, yes, I saw that. I mean the REAL woman. This was an actual case.
They based the show on an actual event. There was a woman on death row in Africa, sentenced to be executed by stoning for having sex.
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Vektor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:31 AM
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14. Here's a link. She was freed in 2004, thankfully.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:07 AM
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2. it was that good
I have been listening to Malloy mostly
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Carolab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:18 AM
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4. She's an actress playing a role.
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 12:19 AM by Carolab
On edit, in "real life", she's a Republican supporter.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:22 AM
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6. Um, not so sure about that.
And I apologize for posting this without a link, but it's been a couple of weeks -- there was a thread about the political leanings of the Hollywoods, and I believe Geena is a Dem. If anyone knows the link that showed where the Hollywoods stand, can you post?
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11cents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:24 AM
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8. She's a Democrat.
Has said so in interviews concerning this show. Apparently everyone in the cast is a Democrat. And of course Donald Sutherland is an old leftie, which is to say a former New Leftie.
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AZBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:25 AM
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11. Geena Davis is a Democrat
I remember seeing something along those lines back during the elections '04. I couldn't find links to any '04 article but I knew I'd also seen a couple of interviews with her recently about the show, including this one:
http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2005-09-22-commande...
which lists her as a Dem playing an Ind in the show.

And, yes, she'd have my vote!!!
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Carolab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:29 AM
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12. She was standing on a stage not long ago with Bushes & Cheneys.
I can't remember the function but it was some kind of salute to the troops. There is a photo of her there.

As a Dem, I couldn't stomach standing on the same stage with them.
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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:46 AM
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30. Also doesn't hurt that she is Mensa qualified

and a damn good archer as well (was trying to make the US Olympic
Archery team at one point).

And yeah, she is a Dem.

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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:31 AM
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13. newsmeat.com
She gave to Kerry.
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Vektor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:34 AM
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15. I'd like to "give to Kerry."
:evilgrin:
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:37 AM
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17. Bad dog! Bad dog! No biscuit!
;-)
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Vektor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:39 AM
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20. How 'bout a bone then?
:rofl:

SNAUSAGES.
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Vektor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:25 AM
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10. I know that. The statement wasn't literal.
I simply meant that it would be nice to have an effective intelligent president.
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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:23 AM
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7. It was OK, but Lurie is no Sorkin. n/t
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ladylibertee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:35 AM
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16. I think America is ready for a female president
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Vektor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:38 AM
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18. I am.
I'm just ready for a new, better, different president, period.
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ladylibertee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:59 AM
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27. DITTO that. I just hope we really can have one soon.Until then,
looks like we have another show to watch other than West Wing to remind us how a SUCCESSFUL White House handles the stuff we're really dealing with as a nation. :P
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:44 AM
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23. www.thewhitehouseproject.org
Lots of us are ready....
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Francine Frensky Donating Member (870 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:33 AM
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34. CNN had an interview with Davis where she said at the current rate
we are electing women, we will reach parity in 500 years. Also, she said that in terms of world political leadership, ranking how many women are elected, the US is 67th!! We have a long way to go in a country that is supposed to be a leader in women's rights.



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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:38 AM
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19. Very nicely spoken, Vektor.
And that's no surprise given the source. You make solid sense as usual and offer us a broader, essential point.

I also saw this program and enjoyed it very much, feeling it was ahead of the pace of most Americans' perceptions of power generally and gender power particularly.

'Have always loved your posts, and this one's no exception. Thank you.

I hope COMMANDER IN CHIEF has a long life on the screen.

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Vektor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:42 AM
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21. HI!!
Haven't seen you in a while. Thanks for he kind words. You never know - Many Americans pay more attention to television shows than they do real life. They ignore the war in Iraq but faithfully watch every episode of American Idol. Maybe this is the way to get America thinking outside the box for once. Whatever works! I hope the show is a success. I enjoyed it.
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:43 AM
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22. I wanted to Tivo it - but I forgot!!!
Can anyone tell me when/where for a repeat - or do I have to search......
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Vektor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:45 AM
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24. Hmm..I really don't know. Maybe see if
another DUer or someone you know taped it and can send it to you? I am not sure if/when they will run it again.
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:45 AM
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25. I hope Barbara Boxer watched it - she's my senator.
It would be cool if she could become MY PRESIDENT!
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Vektor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:48 AM
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26. Mine too! I am so proud of our girl.
Her as president would be a dream come true.
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:20 AM
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28. I and 15 friends would work for her until .... whatever.
President Boxer.... damn - that sounds good!
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ladylibertee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:47 AM
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31. Y'all are making me jealous.I only have two Wuss-consinites who
voted for Roberts. ;(
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tech3149 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:39 AM
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29. I enjoyed it as well
I hope that it wakes people to the idea that government can work for the good of every citizen.
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ladylibertee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:48 AM
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32. I hope so.They only have about three years to get used to it. LOL
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Francine Frensky Donating Member (870 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:30 AM
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33. I was impressed last night. Thanks to the writers also for
making Geena a tough character with actual leadership skills. And the plot twist at the beginning was interesting, added real life appeal (the president asking her to resign).

Now I just hope this show doesn't become a "lifetime" movie where the women are always victims. The beginning is so promising.

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whatever4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:34 AM
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35. I think I said almost the same thing
It was a good show, and I was like you, I sure wished it wasn't just a show.
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:30 AM
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36. Geena can be my President any day
I've had a crush on her since "The Accidental Tourist".
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movie_girl99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:31 AM
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37. i watched the show last night
it looks like it's going to be a good one. cant wait for next week.
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realFedUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:40 AM
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38. I had to quit halfway through....too many commercials
Not all of us have Tivo but it seems that the
new shows or seasons have decided that we do
and can sell even more commercial space.
I didn't do an exact count, but it was enough
to give up on what looks like a promising show.
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