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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-05 06:30 PM
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Let's say you've just been elected President ...
Who would you pick to be YOUR press secretary? Be creative, it doesn't have to be someone from the current political or journalism arena -- someone who would handle the Repug's questions and accusations with an iron fist.

My pick: Lewis Black (of Daily Show fame).

And yours?
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  - Hehehe  Dem Agog   Nov-13-05 06:31 PM   #1 
  - Damn  Bush in Berkeley   Nov-13-05 06:32 PM   #2 
  - I like your sig-line by the way!  Bush in Berkeley   Nov-13-05 06:38 PM   #9 
  - I'd pick whoever does the writing on Commander in Chief.  donco6   Nov-13-05 06:32 PM   #3 
  - george w bush  Gato Moteado   Nov-13-05 06:33 PM   #4 
  - Just checked back to see ...  NanceGreggs   Nov-13-05 07:30 PM   #19 
     - you're too kind  Gato Moteado   Nov-14-05 06:58 AM   #28 
  - Randi Rhoads  don954   Nov-13-05 06:33 PM   #5 
  - Whoopi Goldberg  NV Whino   Nov-13-05 06:34 PM   #6 
  - Katrina Van den Heuval. nt  babylonsister   Nov-13-05 06:37 PM   #7 
  - Al Franken.  Skink   Nov-13-05 06:39 PM   #10 
  - Steven Wright  Lautremont   Nov-13-05 06:38 PM   #8 
  - Lewis Black would be great. For me, Stephen Colbert.  faygokid   Nov-13-05 06:45 PM   #11 
  - George Carlin  BrklynLiberal   Nov-13-05 06:45 PM   #12 
  - Katrina Van den Hueval.  democrank   Nov-13-05 06:46 PM   #13 
  - Great pick!! nt  Sparkly   Nov-13-05 07:08 PM   #18 
  - Oprah  spindrifter   Nov-13-05 06:47 PM   #14 
  - Bill Maher or Keith Olbermann........n/t  tulsakatz   Nov-13-05 06:55 PM   #15 
  - Pete Hamill  Arkham House   Nov-13-05 06:58 PM   #16 
  - Yogi Berra....  tx_dem41   Nov-13-05 07:04 PM   #17 
  - Mike Malloy  Johnny Noshoes   Nov-13-05 07:42 PM   #20 
  - good choice  spindrifter   Nov-13-05 07:46 PM   #22 
  - my pick  spindrifter   Nov-13-05 07:44 PM   #21 
  - David Gregory  DemEtienne   Nov-13-05 07:52 PM   #23 
  - Hi DemEtienne!!  newyawker99   Nov-14-05 01:22 PM   #29 
  - CJ Cregg  Hippo_Tron   Nov-13-05 08:02 PM   #24 
  - Toby Ziegler  baldguy   Nov-13-05 08:23 PM   #26 
     - Toby doesn't have charm or grace  Hippo_Tron   Nov-13-05 08:42 PM   #27 
  - Seymour Hersh  Independent_Liberal   Nov-13-05 08:23 PM   #25 
 
Dem Agog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-05 06:31 PM
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1. Hehehe
Jon Stewart as Press Secretary... ;->

But that's only because you took Lewis Black!
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NorCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-05 06:32 PM
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2. Damn
Edited on Sun Nov-13-05 06:33 PM by Bush in Berkeley
beat me to it! :D


Edited to nominate Colbert. :evilgrin:

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NorCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-05 06:38 PM
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9. I like your sig-line by the way!
All this Bird-flu nonsense reminds me of the SARs panic. Does anyone remember that one?

Not that I don't think we should consider it a serious threat, but we don't need 24-7 news coverage about the coming 'pandemic' that's going to wipe us out. Let the health officials and medical researchers work on the problem. Ensure adequate funding for disease research and let the people capable of solving these problems do their jobs. Mass panic on the streets and ill-though out emergency spending to large corporate pharmaceutical companies for Tamiflu (which I'm sure is just a payoff to friends in the business sector) isn't gonna do shit. Real medical science could do a whole lot more with that $8 Billion if given to them in research grants 20 years ago. Shit, we'd have probably cured cancer by now if medical research got that kind of yearly funding.
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donco6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-05 06:32 PM
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3. I'd pick whoever does the writing on Commander in Chief.
I like her treatment of the press in that show.
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Gato Moteado Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-05 06:33 PM
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4. george w bush
he's such a likable fellow and the press has kissed his ass for the last 5 or 6 years.
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-05 07:30 PM
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19. Just checked back to see ...
Edited on Sun Nov-13-05 07:30 PM by NanceGreggs
... the responses. God, DUers are THE most creative people!

But when it comes to the MOST CREATIVE ANSWER, it's yours -- hands down!

Thanks for the laugh !!!

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Gato Moteado Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-14-05 06:58 AM
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28. you're too kind
:)
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don954 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-05 06:33 PM
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5. Randi Rhoads
just to piss off Fox News and Co...
:evilgrin:
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NV Whino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-05 06:34 PM
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6. Whoopi Goldberg
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-05 06:37 PM
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7. Katrina Van den Heuval. nt
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Skink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-05 06:39 PM
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10. Al Franken.
:beer:
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Lautremont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-05 06:38 PM
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8. Steven Wright
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-05 06:45 PM
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11. Lewis Black would be great. For me, Stephen Colbert.
Talk about instant credibility.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-05 06:45 PM
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12. George Carlin
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democrank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-05 06:46 PM
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13. Katrina Van den Hueval.
She`s brilliant.
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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-05 07:08 PM
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18. Great pick!! nt
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spindrifter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-05 06:47 PM
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14. Oprah
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tulsakatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-05 06:55 PM
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15. Bill Maher or Keith Olbermann........n/t
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Arkham House Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-05 06:58 PM
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16. Pete Hamill
Absolutely no BS--and everyone respects him, even Repukes...
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tx_dem41 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-05 07:04 PM
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17. Yogi Berra....
I could always retract anything he said, because it wouldn't make any sense anyway.
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Johnny Noshoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-05 07:42 PM
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20. Mike Malloy
Then sit back and watch the fun :-)


"Man, where does he get the balls to lecture you about torture?"
--Jon Stewart to McCain on Cheney,
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spindrifter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-05 07:46 PM
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22. good choice
I think mike malloy is too cool. he would not back down from telling the truth
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spindrifter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-05 07:44 PM
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21. my pick
Brittany spears??? Nah... Wait I know how about someone all warm and cuddly like Bill Mahre... no wait, I know, how about one of the bush twins you know the mature one who stuck her toungue out at the press when she was in her daddys limo Yeah thats who I want Jenna bush ROFLMAO :evilgrin:
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Raffi Ella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-05 07:52 PM
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23. David Gregory
He gets his point across beautifully and doesn't let anyone get away with manipulating the truth/facts without giving them hell about it.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-14-05 01:22 PM
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29. Hi DemEtienne!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-05 08:02 PM
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24. CJ Cregg
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-05 08:23 PM
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26. Toby Ziegler
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-05 08:42 PM
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27. Toby doesn't have charm or grace
But he'd be a damn fine communications director.
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Independent_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-05 08:23 PM
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25. Seymour Hersh
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