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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-25-09 12:20 PM
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Palin's Wasilla picnic draws a crowd
WASILLA Thousands showed up Friday for Gov. Sarah Palins annual picnic held in her hometown of Wasilla.

The governor dressed in blue jeans and a red New England Patriots sweatshirt was mobbed by well-wishers who offered up babies, books, calendars, skateboards and even their hands for autographs. Several longtime picnic-goers said this years picnic crowd dwarfed last years.

Others, such as Wes Hamrick, relayed his admiration for the governor and his dreams for the future in song.

In 2012, Ill give you a hint. Alaskas pit bull will be our president, he sang in a tune titled North to the Future.

At the end of the song, the Big Lake resident shouted: Sarah Palin for president!

A teenage boy replied as loudly, Obama!

http://www.adn.com/palin/story/875910.html


Alaska Governor Sarah Palin served up hot dogs, signed autographs, handed out flags to family members of serving military members at the governors picnic in her home town of Wasilla Alaska on Friday July 24, 2009. Large crowds of fans followed her taking photos, shaking hands and getting things signed.

Message in the NE Patriots Sweatshirt - you betcha. We should start a pool on how long before she gets a show on Faux Snooze.




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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-25-09 12:22 PM
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1. Who is more annoying? Palin & her clan or the Cheneys?
there's a hair-splitting decision. :eyes:
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-25-09 12:23 PM
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2. Is she getting ready to shake hands by wearing those
latex gloves so she doesn't get contaminated by the common folk?

Her star is fading fast - soon she'll only be welcomed in Wasilla.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-25-09 12:25 PM
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4. That was the first think I noticed there
Either she's going to shake some hands or do a rectal exam. x(
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-25-09 12:26 PM
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6. ROFL - maybe she's looking for her head
:rofl:
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-25-09 12:34 PM
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8. No - she was going to serve hot dogs
Read the caption.
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-25-09 12:34 PM
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9. Not to defend Sarah or anything,
Edited on Sat Jul-25-09 12:35 PM by Blue_In_AK
but she was getting ready to handle food. That's probably why the gloves. I'm sure there's a law somewhere that requires it.

I'm going to the Anchorage leg of the farewell tour today. It should be a bit more "interesting" than the one in Wasilla where all her fans live. She's not so well-loved here. I'll post pix.
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-25-09 12:52 PM
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16. I'll be looking for your pics later. :) n/t
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-25-09 12:58 PM
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18. I guess I should have put a sarcasm smilie on my post
It just seemed like an odd photo since she isn't shown actually handling the food :-).
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-25-09 02:19 PM
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20. HotDogGate - Pic Palin handling hot dog without gloves
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-25-09 02:28 PM
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22. Well there you go!
So much for the gloves. HotDogGate - I love it :hi:.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-25-09 12:24 PM
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3. I thought New England was made of people who aren't "real" Americans and elitist liberals
But apparently if she can get a $6 million a year contract with FOX, she'll abandon Alaska and become a New Englander in a ... well, in a New York minute.
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-25-09 12:43 PM
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12. That's all true, of course, but they do have cool sweatshirts. nt
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-25-09 12:25 PM
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5. "OBAMA"
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

The Wasilla Ho wolf killa ain't gonna be no President, maybe President of the Ladies' Auxiliary, but that's 'bout it.
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lies and propaganda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-25-09 12:32 PM
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7. of course shes a Pats fan!
one more reason why they are my most hated team NFL wide..
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-25-09 12:35 PM
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10. Same here - Palin only added mustard on that hot dog
Can't stand their freaking cheating coach.
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lame54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-25-09 12:40 PM
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11. 4,000 hot dogs & 4,000 root beer floats for the public? - that stinks of socialism
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-25-09 12:47 PM
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13. The Alaskan taxpayers will foot the bill for all this grandstanding.




Failin won't officially leave office till Sunday.

This is my last time to speak to the Valley community as your governor, she said.

Another picnic will be held in Anchorage today and the third is scheduled for Sunday in Fairbanks, when Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell takes over as governor.


She's rubbing their noses in it right up to the very last minute. :rofl:





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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-25-09 12:49 PM
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14. If Sarah's a Patriots fan I'm ashamed to call myself one.
The woman's clinically retarded.
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Fla Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-25-09 12:52 PM
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15. She probably doesn't even know the Patriots. But the shirt said
Patriot, so it looked good in the photo ops.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-25-09 12:56 PM
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17. Yep. She ain't stealing my team.
:)
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Cass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-25-09 03:39 PM
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23. Fla Dem, that was my thought as well. The big PATRIOT emblazened
on the chest is probably why she chose it.

She knocked the hell out of the northeast during the campaign and I won't soon forget it (I grew up in the northeast). She isn't fit to wear a Patriots jersey. x(
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-25-09 01:05 PM
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19. Large crowds of state employees, more likely
Now that's she's officially a mere community organizer/public citizen, can we forget about her now?

:headbang:
rocktivity
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-25-09 02:26 PM
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21. I hate to make such a comparison, but ...





Doesn't Failin's daughter look a lot like Elizabeth Edwards might have looked at that age?


:shrug:


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