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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:57 AM
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CONFESS!!!!! What kind of bribe would it take for you to vote for Bush???
Seriously - could YOU be bought for the right price.

Would it be a billion dollars?
Immortality?
Your own private island with Angelina Joile as your maidservant?

Is there ANYTHING out there that could sway you to vote for Bush!!

Confess it now?
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mhr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:58 AM
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1. NO!
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HFishbine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:59 AM
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2. I'd do it
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 11:37 AM by HFishbine
for a seat in congress.
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tjwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:59 AM
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3. nothing could make me vote for that scumbag
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TN al Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:59 AM
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4. Nothing comes to mind
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:00 AM
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5. Not a chance. Not money, not fame, not in your wildest dreams. No way.
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apnu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:00 AM
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6. NOTHING!
I'd rather be tied to a rack and stretched before I voted for bushco. I don't care what the offer is... they could give me godlike powers and I'd tell them to play in traffic before I gave my voice to those simians!
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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:02 AM
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10. Even if you could then turn those godlike powers against Bush?
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apnu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:40 AM
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33. yes because...
it would mean i would have sold my soul to get those powers. I'd feel like Faust at the end of it all... To hell with that, I'd rather die than give bushco one neuron of my support.
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coloradodem2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:12 AM
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21. They could give me godlike powers...
...then I would get rid of them anyway.
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Bog Frog Donating Member (214 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:00 AM
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7. only one thing
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 11:01 AM by Bog Frog
If someone were standing next to me in the voting booth, and were holding a gun to a loved one's head, saying "vote for Bush or s/he dies," I would vote for G.W. Bush.

Edit: if the gun were being held to MY head, and I was told to vote for Bush or die, I would die.
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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:01 AM
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8. Everybody has a price. Honest people just have too high a price
for most people to pay.

I honestly don't know how much it would take, but it would be a significant sum.

It's hard to bandy about numbers when they're not real.

I think most people who say "Not for a million dollars!" are kidding themselves; they'd prolly at least seriously consider it for a tenth of that. But when it's a hypothetical question, and you're not really seeing the green, it's easy to say you wouldn't.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:09 AM
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16. Reminds me of "The Magic Christian"
Worth seeing, IMO.
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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:22 AM
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26. Never heard of it. Synopsis, please?
Was it a movie?
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:39 AM
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32. Oh yes
Old movie, my dad introduced me to it. In it a really rich guy adopts a bum and shows him how everyone, no matter whom, has a price. Hilarity. I was going to include a link to the imdb page about it, but it's only rated a 5.4 so no link for them!

Annd as a bonus, Ringo Starr's in it, too! Not that he's much of an actor, but still! :)
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:46 PM
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41. Peter Sellers and Badfinger music. Awesome film!
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:02 AM
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9. A gun to my head
or to my loved ones' heads.

Short of that, absolutely NO FREAKING WAY would I ever even CONSIDER voting for this horrific example of wrongness.
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Wickerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:04 AM
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11. For a certain Bush Defeat
Seems like a fair trade.
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philosophie_en_rose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:04 AM
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12. Power of Mind Control.
Although that's still iffy, since I'm not sure there's anything left to control in Shrubya.

:evilgrin:
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strategery blunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:32 AM
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31. You could use that mind control to repair bu$h's brain damage!
And make him reject neocon evils!

You could turn him into a force for good!

Wouldn't that be weird? he he he
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Doctor Pedantic Donating Member (210 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:05 AM
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13. It's a silly question, but I'll play
Look, Kerry is almost certain to win my state (California) by a large margin. If someone were to offer me a significant sum of money (say, $100K or more) to vote for Bush when it wouldn't make a bit of difference to the outcome of the election but would help me provide for my kids (and put a dent in the staggering cost of sending them to college), I'd do it in a heartbeat. And let's face it, most of us would.
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SCDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:11 AM
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19. I was thinking the same thing, I'm in SC and my vote won't really
count so I could be bought off possibly but the Republican who tries to buy my vote would be really stupid since historically SC overwhelmingly votes for the Republican presidential candidate.
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Commendatori Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:31 AM
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30. This is exactly what I thought...
...I live in DC, so I could probably be bribed into it more easily than a lot of you because Bush has NO chance here. If I were in Florida, however, there just isn't enough money to get me to vote for that buffoon.
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:07 AM
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14. Angelina Jolie, TEN billion dollars,
an otherwise uninhabited South Sea island, and ten kilos of pure, uncut Burmese heroin so I could live with myself (or possibly suicide from intentional OD).
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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:24 AM
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28. And you'd honestly turn away one billion dollars???
I call BS! :7
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BringEmOn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:07 AM
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15. Impeachment
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:09 AM
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17. Ya know...* is going to win Texas anyway...
I'm sure my soul has a price, I just haven't determined it yet. :evilgrin:
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pagerbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:11 AM
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18. Reminds me of an anecdote I read
Supposedly about George Bernard Shaw. He asked a lady if she would have sex with him for some very large sum, and she nodded her assent. He asked if she would for a paltry sum, and she exclaimed indignantly, "Of course not! What do you think I am?" His reply was something like , "We've already established what you are, madam. We are just negotiating a price."
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pagerbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:12 AM
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22. My price:
MAYBE: a huge sum of money, citizenship and property in Canada or The Netherlands, a handsome husband, plus other consideration to be named at a later date
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coloradodem2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:11 AM
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20. I really don't think there is anything.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:19 AM
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23. I'd take a few thousand $...
And fail to inform the person I'm not an American citizen. :evilgrin:
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boxster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:21 AM
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24. I hate to say this, but since I live in Nebraska....
my vote for Kerry basically means nothing anyway outside of personal satisfaction. I was one of the 33% who voted for Gore in 2000. Kerry's going to meet a similar fate here.

So, I'd take, say, a million bucks to vote for Bush. Maybe less.

Then, I'd go recruit a bunch of people to vote for Kerry to offset my one vote for Bush.

Values are relative in a cost/benefit sense. Most people won't acknowledge that, but it's true for the vast, vast majority.
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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:23 AM
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27. Very logical thinking.
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AntiCoup2K4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:21 AM
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25. NOTHING could make me vote for Bush
Send me Angelina Jolie though, and I might hold my nose and vote for Kerry.
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DiverDave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:29 AM
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29. I live in a blue state
And I still would have trouble.
I suppose the undying love of Sophie Marceau and a villa in the French countryside.
Oh, and something to get my wife to accept the undying love of Sophie Marceau for me.
Oh, and oodles of euro's.
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lolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:48 AM
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34. Hmm . . . Maybe I should vote for him . . .
Pretty much everybody and everything I vote for loses.

My first presidential vote was for Carter in 80--lost.

I've probably been batting about .150 in various election since then.

So, if I vote for him, he has about an 85% chance of losing, no?

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Lizz612 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:00 PM
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35. If Bush did a 180 on all his policies.
Or some of the "loved ones in imminent danger" senarios.
I'd only take a good deal of money if I was voting in a non-swing state.
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:04 PM
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36. No amount of money could make me sell out my country.
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 12:04 PM by Kahuna
Votng for bush is selling America out.
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POed_Ex_Repub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:09 PM
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37. A computer voting system... oh... OOOOH, you mean on PURPOSE???
He'd have to tell the truth at all times... I'd do it for the sheer entertainment value (followed by the entertainment value of the angry mob that impeached him)
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youngred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:10 PM
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38. hmmmm
400 Billion Dollars. Canadian Citizenship. A private Island with Keira Knightly and Natalie Portman who are madly in love with me.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:11 PM
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39. I'd do it for a few hundred thousand, though I'd prefer a billion
But I'm in a prety solid blue state, so I would be relatively sure that my vote for the Shrubster mcIdiot PinHead would be a wasted vote.
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Mrs. Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:27 PM
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40. My Racist Brother
said he'd vote for Al Sharpton before he'd vote for Bush. That is a profound statement from him.

Could I be persuaded to vote for Bush? It would take several miracles, such as return to good health for me, my mom and my dad, and cures for my two brothers' disabilities so they'd never experience pain again.
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Triple H Donating Member (714 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:48 PM
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42. 100 Billion Dollars!
Seriously...Angelina Jolie as my maidservant would probably do it...
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