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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:08 PM
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If McCain is elected and develops Alzheimer's during his term...
Would it be hushed up? Would they just try to keep him out of the limelight and give him written texts without allowing any follow-up questions? How would we ever know?
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islandmkl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:10 PM
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1. how do we know, now....?
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:14 PM
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7. Is that your pooch and kitty?
They're a picture of contentment.
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:20 PM
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9. aren't they gorgeous?
:)
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Autumn Colors Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:11 PM
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2. His running mate will be who the GOP REALLY wants as pres....
Then you can write the rest of the story .... Alzheimer's, accident, grave illness, death, whatever. Just watch....
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Booster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:20 PM
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10. Bet they assign Cheney to find his running mate.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:30 PM
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14. LOL! n/t
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charlyvi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:11 PM
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3. All of the above.
After all, it worked for Reagan
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:11 PM
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4. what do you mean "develop"?
:)
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:21 PM
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11. Ditto
:rofl:
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IntravenousDemilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:11 PM
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5. Nowadays, with the internet, he wouldn't be able to get away with it for as long as Reagan did. n/m
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:11 PM
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6. How Did We Know About Reagan?
It was an open secret. The real question is: how do we get an impaired president out of office expeditiously? We really can't afford really bad bad presidents any more.

The bills for Reagan, Bush and Shrub are going to be with us a long time.
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Skink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:18 PM
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8. W gets away with it.
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:28 PM
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12. Ya mean "If it continues to worsen" ?
He's there already.............
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:29 PM
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13. You Can't "Hush Up" Altzheimers
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 07:29 PM by KharmaTrain
My mother suffered from that illness and trust me, there's no way to hide it or run from it or cover it over. There are other symptoms that will show up such as Parkinsons and minor strokes...energy level goes way down even before mental problems begin to show.

While I have plenty of contempt toward Gramps and all repugnicans, having witnessed what Altzheimers is and can do, I wouldn't wish it or even project it on anyone.
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 08:49 AM
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17. My mother died of Alzheimer's two years ago.
The illness took the last ten years of her life. I was her caregiver, so I understand how you feel about the disease. I wouldn't wish it on anyone either, but it does happen and after seeing so many Alzheimer's patients during my mother's illness, I know that it begins with almost unnoticeable symptoms. That's what worries me.
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billyoc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:30 PM
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15. They hushed it up for Reagan, he went senile in the '60s.
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elfin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:26 PM
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16. Been there, done that with Ronnie
Complicit Media will cover up - as they are already practicing by not showcasing his errors, just like they did before.

We wouldn't want to tell the world that our Pres. is a complete idiot, now would we? I would, but they would not in the "interest of national security".
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