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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 03:35 PM
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Richardson Still Owes Obama a Favor
Commerce Secretary-designate Bill Richardson tells Esquire how his new boss saved him during a Democratic primary debate:

"As I'm chatting with Obama, the moderator says, 'Governor Richardson, what do you think of that?' And I look at him like a deer in the headlights. I was about to say that I hadn't heard, when Obama puts his hand over his mouth and says, 'Katrina.' So I gave my four-point plan on Katrina. When I was done and the debate moved on, I looked over and said, 'Thanks, you're okay.' He said, 'Nothing to it, brother.'"

http://politicalwire.com/archives/2008/12/03/richardson...
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Lucky 13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 03:45 PM
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1. ROFL
Now that's funny!
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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 03:47 PM
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2. the funny thing is, Richardson ALWAYS had the 'deer in the headlights' look in the debates
I was a Richardson supporter early on (and still think he's one of the smartest Dems out there), but the debates pushed me to Hillary.
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firedupdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 03:48 PM
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3. I had heard about this one before. It always amazes me that
Obama is so real. That's only something a real stand up person would do. Others would stand there and hope their competitor fucks up answering the question.
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 03:49 PM
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4. Richardson told this story when he endorsed Obama. n/t
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Diane R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 04:32 PM
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5. Obama helped Biden during a debate, too. When Biden was accused of racism, Obama validated him.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 04:37 PM
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6. here it is, one of the best moments of the debates
it was around that time i thought Biden would be a great VP pick .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOXzyTGsC1c
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IndianaJones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 04:40 PM
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7. Obama is a genuinely good man. nt.
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