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Tinoire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 10:37 PM
Original message
OMG- William Rivers Pitt in my Mailbox! Kucinich for President!
Edited on Thu Jan-29-04 10:40 PM by Tinoire
Subject : You have an Audio Postcard


You have an Audio Postcard(TM). To get your
Audio Postcard, turn up your speakers, and
click on this link. Or paste this link into your web browser:

http://members.audiogenerator.com/postcards/?2321401


Will is the new Press Secretary for the Dennis Kucinich for President campaign!

Hi There,

My Name is William Rivers Pitt, but you need to call me Will. In case you hadn't heard yet ((yeah right, Will)) I've come on board as the Press Secretary for the Dennis Kucinich for President campaign

<snip>

In the event you've never heard of me ;) let me give you a few quick details <snip> I've also written a couple of books :) <snip>


Excellent Will! Waaaay cool!

:loveya: Always have. Always will!

Click here to learn more about Dennis Kucinich!
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corporatewhore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 10:38 PM
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1. Way to go Will!!!!!!!!!!!
Edited on Thu Jan-29-04 10:39 PM by corporatewhore
:toast:
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Clark Can WIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 11:23 PM
Response to Reply #1
38. Isn't it a little freakin hypocritical to stump for an IWR candidate
heartily, and then spam en masse this audio-card with "only Kucincich" rhetoric?

You are young but very frickin' smart Will............... I'm sure you'll be OK. But you'll never be Ok with everybody kissing your ass. I see too much promise in you for that.
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corporatewhore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 11:30 PM
Response to Reply #38
40. um what about clark being hypocritical saying blair and bush should be
praised in april 2003?
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 11:33 PM
Response to Reply #40
42. Go fight in some other thread
Da botha yas.
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Tinoire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-04 01:27 AM
Response to Reply #38
44. Shows me you don't know Will
He's a little complex, with a very good mind, so it sometimes takes a few years ;)

No one's kissing Will's ass. What you're missing is that Will grew up with us these last 3 years. There's nothing hypocritical in what he's doing at all. Will's heart has always been with Kucinich and it was made very, very clear at DU- even before Kucinich was ever drafted. You can, per your choice, peruse the archives from the old DU where Will had plenty to say about Kucinich, or read the articles at Truthout.

The audio-card, by the way, was only sent to people who signed up for official communications from the Kucinich campaign. No spam there.

There's a lot of affinity between Kucinich, Kerry and Edwards supporters. It amuses me that people refuse to understand why that is. Nothing hypocritical in it at all.
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 10:40 PM
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2. Was he chopped into little pieces?
Congrats Will. :D
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 10:41 PM
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3. I hope we get some MO with Will aboard
Yes I am supporting both guys. DK is still god though :).
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Tinoire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 10:42 PM
Response to Reply #3
5. And will sits at the right hand of God
;) Blasphemy I know... Lol
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 10:52 PM
Response to Reply #5
9. indeed. If I were religious...
I would have some curious, prophetic thoughts about Dennis O8)


:hi:
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Tinoire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 10:54 PM
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14. ROFL!
:hi: Are you on the mailing list?

It was so strange... Thought it was a private e-mail from Will then remembered he didn't have that e-mail address but curious and lo and behold in all its splendor! What a treat :)

Peace
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 10:54 PM
Response to Reply #9
15. But dont you look like Christ
:)
DK really is the best dudes. Ive been convinced of it since I start supporting him. I still do. I still have my DK autograph, buttons, and of course he has my heart.
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 10:58 PM
Response to Reply #15
23. hehe, he wouldn't come back with the same look
I hope! He'd be written off as just a hippie socialist

hmmm..... :evilgrin:
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 11:01 PM
Response to Reply #23
26. heh
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 10:54 PM
Response to Reply #3
16. Kleeb I guess all youths break their elders hearts
:sniff: after I've given you the best DU upbringing I could, and all that time in the lounge...I suppose you must find your own way, to rebel, but a Kerry avatar after all the truth and light Howard Dean has given us........*sigh*.

It hurts.

But we will welcome you back with open arms after your brief flirtation with the dark side.

Peace out :eyes:
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 10:58 PM
Response to Reply #16
21. The Darkside is Bush
Cut me some slack dude. I cant like Kerry, listen I made my decision on my own. Lemme choose my candiate please.
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 11:31 PM
Response to Reply #21
41. You can like whomever you want
I still think you're an incredible guy.

Just a guilt trip. What would life be without them :evilgrin:
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-04 02:05 AM
Response to Reply #41
47. I thought you were serious
don't do that to me :) all right. Would you rather me support Bush :evilgrin:
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Tinoire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 11:17 PM
Response to Reply #16
36. Lol- If that's the extent of your pain
I'd say you're in fine shape ;)

I'll trade with you anyday, lol

Peace
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wysimdnwyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-04 09:36 AM
Response to Reply #3
55. Dennimentum...no...
Kucintum...no.

Crap, you just can't use Dennis Kucinich with momentum like you can with Joementum.

Way to go Will! Dennis may not be my first choice, but he's not far behind.
:yourock:
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-04 12:18 PM
Response to Reply #55
58. Sure you can! Will's got... mo-DEN-tum!!!
Dennis may not be my first choice, but he's not far behind.

That says it for a lot of us. This is why we need preference voting. Dennis obviously isn't the first choice of very many, BUT I believe he's second or third with LOTS of us (at DU, anyway). If we had preference voting, Dennis would be starting to show up in the delegate count, and the network news producers would have to return Will's calls... :-)
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dawgman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 10:41 PM
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4. ALLLRRRIGHT WILL!!!!!!!!! Welcome
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Desertrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 10:43 PM
Response to Original message
6. OMG...me too Tinoire!
Edited on Thu Jan-29-04 10:45 PM by Desertrose
really cool...I had no idea Will Pitt would fit into my mailbox!
:evilgrin:

All kidding aside...what a great and moving message Will.
I am damn glad too that you are in on the groundfloor of this awesome movement.....Thank you for your heart and mind on this...

Are you coming to Zona??? Coool.....

We have the Peace Walkers here...same day Dennis is coming to the state...
:think:

Will :yourock:

Peace & hope
DR

edited to add-Don't worry...we don't have ice like that here in the desert!
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Tinoire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 10:52 PM
Response to Reply #6
10. Lol... This is a proud moment!
Will will be great for the campaign. I am so thrilled!

Will, can't wait to see you AND DK again!
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 10:53 PM
Response to Reply #10
11. I haven't seen tonight's debate yet, but..
I heard that DK called out PNAC tonight :toast:
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Tinoire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 11:04 PM
Response to Reply #11
30. Hey! It's on now! MSNBC - just started
You're in luck!
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 11:16 PM
Response to Reply #30
35. watching now..
they better NOT cut any of it out for the repeat!!!
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 11:24 PM
Response to Reply #6
39. he better avoid Flagstaff then!
*slips on ice in parking lot*

This was very cool... now I can put a voice behind the posts. :-)
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 10:44 PM
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7. where have I been?
I thought Will was a Kerry guy :shrug:

kicking ass for DK is ok in my book! :hi:
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 10:56 PM
Response to Reply #7
18. Hey you can support both
Ive been doing it since Iowa.
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Terwilliger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 10:49 PM
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8. Will is Dennis' new voice
he could probably use your research :-)
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Tinoire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 11:03 PM
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28. A great new voice!
:hi:
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 10:53 PM
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12. He looks like a Press Secretary should look n/t
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 10:54 PM
Response to Reply #12
13. Cold?
:)

Thanks, T.
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 10:58 PM
Response to Reply #13
20. Good Luck Will
Is that a flashlight in your pocket?

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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 11:00 PM
Response to Reply #20
25. No, I'm just glad to see you
:evilgrin:
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Tinoire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 10:58 PM
Response to Reply #13
22. Thank you Will!
It's time Kucinich got more "focused" talent on his time. You are going to kick ass for him! I feel it in my bones. And I am double thrilled because it will bring you a lot of recognition.

I remember your thread in the lounge the night you quit your academic job... You were a little apprehensive (in an excited manner) and at the time I prayed it would work out well for you.

Heck, you owe me for that prayer I think!

You should see my smile! I am thrilled for you, Kucinich, the Kucinich campaign, your mom, DUers and all the Kucinich supporters!

HUGE SMILE!

And you can sneak into my mail-box anytime :hi:
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 11:09 PM
Response to Reply #22
32. I think Kucinich got real lucky with the choice he made here n/t
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Tinoire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 11:14 PM
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34. I think so too! And Will and Kucinich are on the same wave length
Kucinich needs more 'focused' & polished people around him, front and center, and Will is definitely that!
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Darranar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 11:22 PM
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37. Yes, he does...
the lack of media coverage on him has hurt him badly; I think he would be where Edwards is now if the media actually decided to pay some attention to him.

Any help with his campaign will help spread his message, which, regardless of the context of the primary, is an excellent development.
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Tinoire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-04 01:30 AM
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45. Bingo. A really excellent development.
I look forward to watching this association. Will's already done a lot for Kucinich (remember the fund-raising thread a few months ago? and the articles?). It can only get better from here! :) :thumbsup:
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 11:00 PM
Response to Reply #13
24. I think this is great news for you BOTH!
:toast:

Kick 'im in the NADS!! Metaphorically speaking, of course :D
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 10:55 PM
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17. Woo Hoo!
Great message, great way to end a really long day. 13 hours at school today. What a great thing to find waiting in my inbox!

:bounce:



:loveya:
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 10:56 PM
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19. I got it too
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 11:02 PM
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27. Beautiful!
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Tinoire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 11:06 PM
Response to Reply #27
31. It really is, isn't it? William Rivers Pitt- DU's very own
Enfant Terrible :evilgrin:
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creativelcro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 11:04 PM
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29. Go WILL!!
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Darranar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 11:14 PM
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33. Excellent news!
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populistmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-04 11:47 PM
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43. One more congratulations
Are you in South Carolina tonight? Hope things are going well. I'm sure this will be just one of the first steps to many great places. :)
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ThirdWheelLegend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-04 02:03 AM
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46. Holy doody! Me too!
Go Will!!!!!
Go Kucinich!

TWL
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anarchy1999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-04 02:43 AM
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48. Will, don't stop!
You are a breath of fresh air. Thank you for taking the high road.


Kucinich all the way.


PS/You renewed my faith. You went with your heart. I have a long list of heroes and you are on it. Thank you, Will, Kick blank for Dennis.
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-04 04:00 AM
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49. Way to go, Will!
:-)
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joanski01 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-04 05:22 AM
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50. Got my audiocard, too
Whoo Hoo! Go Will!!!
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trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-04 05:46 AM
Response to Reply #50
51. I've given this some thought Will...
and ya, at first I was a bit thrown for your sorta kinda switch from Kerry... But you know what...if I was in your shoes I'd do the same thing... I wish you the best of luck...

And Go Patriots!
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MMT Donating Member (135 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-04 06:20 AM
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52. Could someone post a transcript, please? It doesn't work for me.
Thanks!
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-04 09:34 AM
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54. Transcript
Hi there. My name is William Rivers Pitt, but you need to call me Will. In case you hadnt heard yet, I have come on board as the Press Secretary for the Dennis Kucinich for President campaign. The announcement was made at the spectacular shindig we had in Manchester after the New Hampshire primary, and you can watch the webcast of the party from the campaign website.

In the event youve never heard of me, let me give you a few quick details. I was for several years a high school teacher of English Literature, Journalism, Writing, Grammar and History, and I was also a dean. For the last several years, I have been the managing editor and lead writer of an online news magazine called truthout.org. Incidentally, the hardest part about making the decision to join this campaign was the fact that Id have to leave my work with truthout behind for a while. It is an extraordinary news source you should become familiar with.

Ive also written a couple of books. The latest one is called The Greatest Sedition is Silence, which covers the deranged nature of the last three years of American politics. The book I wrote before that is called War on Iraq: What Team Bush Doesnt Want You to Know. This book was published about 16 months ago, right when the big push for invading Iraq was coming from the Bush administration. The book stated, with all facts in hand, that there were no WMD in Iraq, no al Qaeda connections, no threat to America, and therefore no reason whatsoever for us to go to war there. 16 months and over 500 dead American soldiers later, that book is still 100% correct.

Thats one of the main reasons I am joining up with Dennis Kucinich. His campaign for the Presidency represents everything that makes me proud to be a Democrat and progressive. His stance on the Iraq invasion has been the longest, strongest, most consistent and most moral of any candidate in this race. Dennis stands also for the American worker, the environment, health care for all, Dennis Kucinich and this campaign stand for everything that is great about America, everything that has been lost in our politics, and everything we must fight to recapture so that our greatness, and our goodness, is secured for all time and for our children.

Dennis Kucinich is running for President. Dennis Kucinich is also formulating a national grass-roots progressive movement that will be in place long after this race is run. I have joined this campaign to help, as best I can, to craft and organize that movement. It is the greatest privilege of my life to be his Press Secretary, to stand with him for all he is standing for. Ill see you on the road.
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spindoctor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-04 09:15 AM
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53. Welcome aboard Will
What made you decide to cross over to the dark side? I was under the impression you were a Kerry kinda guy ;)

I was (pleasantly) surprised to see your audio postcard this morning. Congratulations on your new job and thank you for fighting the good fight.

Now go and get us some press, Mr. Secretary!
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WarNoMore Donating Member (530 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-04 12:08 PM
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56. Got mine too.
Funny thing-At the Bush/Afghanistan protest, I didn't know any Duers. Now I know that the person I turned around face-to-face with was Will.
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bloom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-04 12:16 PM
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57. I was impressed
because it worked on my OS :D



(Hey Will - I noticed on Kucinich press releases (like 1.29.04) it still says that Swanson guy is the Press Secretary - with his phone #'s, etc. - you might want to change that. :) )
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Love Bug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-04 12:21 PM
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59. I got this email, too! Good for you WRP!
And, BTW, I think you're a hottie! (even in the snow!) :loveya:
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-31-04 03:57 PM
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60. Kick!
:kick:
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