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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 11:37 PM
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Hastert and the graveyard
Wonkette is making sport of House Speaker Rep. Dennis Hasterts (R-Ill.) for holding a press availability with an Aurora, Ill. cemetery as his backdrop.

Wonkette accuses Hastert of holding the event in the graveyard. Actually, Hasterts people deserve more credit than that. The speaker was across the street from the cemetery.

He was standing outside the Fox Valley Park District building where had just spoken with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Still his staff did, to be polite, goof. With the speaker facing the loss of control of Congress and with some conservatives calling for his political head, his people might have wanted to avoid the tombstones in the background with all their dead-man-walking symbolism.

http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/news_theswamp/2006/...

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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 11:39 PM
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1. Who said irony was dead?
Edited on Tue Oct-10-06 11:39 PM by Mz Pip
What a perfect metaphore for the Repug Party. I love it.

Mz Pip
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Irreverend IX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 11:40 PM
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2. I guess his PR chief is on vacation.
Isn't it great watching these guys stumble over their own feet?
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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 11:48 PM
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3. When it rains.... etc
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Vexatious Ape Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 12:03 AM
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4. fitting
He was in the right place seeing that he was, as Tweety said, "throwing his staff under the bus".
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rsmith6621 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 12:13 AM
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5. Waynes World Waynes World
Edited on Wed Oct-11-06 12:14 AM by rsmith6621

is what I think of when I think of Aurora Il..... :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :yourock:
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greyl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 12:15 AM
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6. They needed one of those $6000 backdrops.
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 12:42 AM
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7. K&R
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mikelgb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 12:27 PM
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8. He's surrounded by his supporters. n/t
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 01:18 PM
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9. The Daily Show's take on it....
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