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webkev Donating Member (267 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-21-03 08:38 AM
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Kermit The Frog Endorses Howard Dean
Montpelier Vermont: In a speech to save the nations wet lands, entertainer Kermit The Frog announced that he will back former Vermont Governor Howard Dean's bid for the 2004 Democratic nomination.

"We need a candidate who is not just green to Washington, but who is from the green mountain state to eliminate the threat to the environment that George Bush poses."

Mr. The Frog went on to cite that nearly 25% of frogs in the United States live near a contaminated superfund cite and have suffered even more as a result of the President's environmental mismanagment.
http://www.thespoof.com/news/spoof.cfm?headline=s2i1355

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tsipple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-21-03 08:56 AM
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1. Wow
Kermit is one of the most recognized children's characters on the planet, and I don't think he's ever endorsed any candidate before. I expect the entire Children's Television Workshop will follow up soon.

Except Oscar. He's definitely a Bush backer.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-21-03 08:59 AM
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2. Pshaw! Miss Piggy Is Clearly The More Desirable Endorsement..
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tsipple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-21-03 09:05 AM
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3. No, That Would Be Madonna
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-21-03 09:25 AM
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5. I KNEW You'd Get My Drift Tsipple!
:D
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LiberalBushFan Donating Member (831 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-21-03 09:20 AM
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4. really? You must have been confused
and actually listening to Nader. "It's not easy being Green," said Nader.
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-21-03 10:13 AM
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6. Odd -- Dean is NO Green
The Man from Vermont is Not Green (He's Not Even a Liberal)

by MICHAEL COLBY

For Vermonters who have seen Howard Dean up close and personal for the last eleven years as our governor, there's something darkly comical about watching the national media refer to him as the "liberal" in the race for the Democratic nomination for president. With few exceptions in the 11-plus years he held the state's top job, Dean was a conservative Democrat at best. And many in Vermont, particularly environmentalists, see Dean as just another Republican in Democrat's clothing.

As the son of a wealthy Long Island family (his father was a prominent Wall Street insider), Dean's used to having his golden path well greased. After dutifully attending Yale and then medical school, Dean looked for a state to launch both a private medical practice and a political career. He chose Vermont as much for its beauty as its lenient mood toward carpet bagging politicians, thus joining Brooklynite Bernie Sanders as a born again Vermonter.

SNIP...

And nowhere are the tall tales of Dean's liberalism more off the mark than when the Dean team begins to gush about his environmental record.

"EP under Governor Dean meant Expedite Permits, not Environmental Protection," proclaims Annette Smith, the director of Vermonters for a Clean Environment.

CONTINUED...

http://www.counterpunch.org/colby02222003.html


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