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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-16-08 09:52 PM
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Ralph Nader was on this cruise hosted by /The Nation/ and people didn't like him there.
The 460 of us about a fourth of the ships passengers were welcomed at a cocktail party held poolside on the Lido Deck. Two things quickly became clear here. First, the diversity and intellectual accomplishments of the 460 were fairly staggering included among the Nation readers who paid $1,991 to $8,657 for the cruise were many academics, several judges, a founder of The Chronicle of Higher Education, a scientist who worked on the Manhattan Project, a retired Army major, a steel company vice president, a former drug trafficker, four granddaughters aged 15 to 22, State Representative Mike Boland of Illinois, the public health expert Dr. Quentin Young and the feminist author Marilyn French. Second, many of the so-called cruisers were unhappy that the 2000 election spoiler Ralph Nader was on board.

If hes assigned to my table at dinner, a pixielike retired Californian in her 60s told me as she downed her third cocktail, Im going to switch tables.


http://travel.nytimes.com/2008/02/17/travel/17loveboat....

lol
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-16-08 10:01 PM
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1. Yucko. I feel their pain. nt
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stillrockin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-16-08 10:02 PM
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4. likewise
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-16-08 10:02 PM
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2. I can't believe nobody tossed his ass overboard
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-16-08 10:02 PM
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3. A ship is the perfect location for Nader to jump the shark.
Whoops, too late.
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arewenotdemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-16-08 10:23 PM
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5. He just spoke at an environmental film festival here in Richmond, VA.
I would have gone but couldn't bear his sight.

Or smell.
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cooolandrew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-16-08 10:36 PM
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6. That story is so funny. lol. K&r
Edited on Sat Feb-16-08 10:36 PM by cooolandrew
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