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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:30 AM
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Ex-'Apprentice' star running for office
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061012/ap_on_el_ho/brf_can...

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - A Pennsylvania congressional candidate and former reality TV star used an elephant and a six-piece mariachi band for an elaborate political stunt designed to make a point about border security.

Raj Peter Bhakta, who was "fired" by Donald Trump on "The Apprentice" two years ago, paraded an elephant and the band through the water near the mouth of the Rio Grande along the Texas-Mexico border Tuesday.

Bhakta, who favors construction of a fence along the border, said he was in Brownsville to raise money with friends when he saw half a dozen men swimming under one of the international bridges. Circus producer James Plunkett said he was hired for the photo shoot and provided three elephants.

Plunkett said his crew entered the Boca Chica beach area in Texas and remained for about an hour. The Border Patrol alerted the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the elephants were detained and sprayed for ticks then released, the newspaper reported Wednesday.

Bhakta is challenging Democratic freshman Rep. Allyson Schwartz for her congressional seat
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mindfulNJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:34 AM
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1. Ha.
The Republicans...the official party of losers....YOU'RE FIRED!!!
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:35 AM
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2. Typical GOPper
All circus, all the time. I suppose he was the requisite clown?
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jhuth at work Donating Member (118 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:39 AM
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3. He represents Bush's base very well, he's an arrogant asshat.
I'm sure of it!
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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:39 AM
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4. What good is a fence if illegals are swimming UNDER the bridge?
:shrug:

Dumbass Republican. See someone in the water and build a fence on the land. :freak:
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:42 AM
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5. What we need is a bridge in the water
then they can't swim under it see???

:silly: :crazy:
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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:47 AM
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6. Better yet, drain all the water and THEN build a fence ....
... who needs water, anyway ? :shrug:

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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:54 AM
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7. "Raj Bhakta" engineers a stunt about border security.
He doesn't understand the rabid base very well, does he?
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:59 AM
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8. With a name like that, I wonder how many times he's been detained
and prevented from flying ... oh, wait, he's a white Republican ... never had a problem with airline security, I'd bet ...
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Riddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:02 AM
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9. If I remember correctly,
this ass-hat thinks he's god's gift to women and hit on almost every woman he encountered during his tenure on the Apprentice. He'll be a good fit for the repukes.
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:06 AM
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10. Ms. Schwartz has nothing to worry about
I remember Raj as a HUGE a*hole. All she needs to do is run some of his sound bites from that season. :evilgrin:
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