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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 04:29 PM
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McCain Defends Palin's 'Death Panel' Remark
Aug 23, 2009 1:55 pm US/Pacific
McCain Defends Palin's 'Death Panel' Remark
Senator: Meaning Of Former Running Mate's Comment Has Merit

NEW YORK (CBS) ― Sen. John McCain defended his former presidential running mate Sunday, saying the meaning of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's comments on death panels in the health care overhaul bill have merit.

The Arizona senator appeared on ABC News' "This Week" and was asked by the show's host, George Stephanopoulos, if the claim made about death panels encouraging euthanasia in the health care bill was not an "extraordinary lie," as noted by President Barack Obama.

Stephanopoulos insisted that no such provision existed in the bill, while Sen. McCain countered by saying that there was indeed "ambiguous" language on end-of-life issues in the bill that could lead to such a scenarios.

Here is a transcript of the exchange:

more...
http://cbs13.com/national/mccain.palin.death.2.1140768....






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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 04:32 PM
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1. Hey, McCain? You lost. Why should we care what you think?
And he will keep defending Palin's insane remarks because he doesn't dare admit that choosing her as his running mate was the biggest Political Epic Fail in the history of the republic.
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droidamus2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 04:33 PM
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2. Again
Johnny boy if the people wanted it to do it your way or hear what you have to say they would have elected you president. Go lick your wounds (no pun intended) and leave us to do what the people elected us to do.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 04:33 PM
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3. McWho? n/t
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 04:44 PM
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4. Who the fucking hell is John Bomb-Bomb Iran to talk about Death Panels???
Death Panel of two: John McC & Sarah P were running for office on their decision that it's okay for people to die because War is an appropriate expression of "Strong on Defense" Foreign Policy.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 04:51 PM
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6. P.S. We're talking God Damned Wars of CHOICE here!! God Damn THIS stuff makes me MAD!!!!!
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 04:53 PM
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7. His only God Damned problem with God Damned Death Panels is that HE'S not on them! God Damn It!!!!
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 04:47 PM
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5. The ol boy taking cialis again?
His views on Palin are likely dependent on whether there's a party in his pants. His brain (when engaged) knows she is a mistake. His staff HAD to have made that point by now.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 05:11 PM
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13. Did you notice how no-holds-barred Flirtatious Betsy McCaughey is?
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 05:17 PM
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16. Yep, right down to the bit of black lace showing under her jacket
Flirty girls make it hard for the rest to get credit for the merit of their work. Flirty girls rely on something besides merit, I guess
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 05:32 PM
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19. Black lace -> Ding, ding, ding Everyone - SALES - The oldest profession, but not as Honest
as Hookers are.

(You should see the little chippie that Americans for Prosperity hired for our state house district! :puke: :puke: :puke: )
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Walk away Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 04:55 PM
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8. John McCain, brave enough to drop bombs on women and children,
brave enough to lie to the American people. Why do people keep pretending this stupid and power greedy man was ever a hero? He is and always has been an American embarrassment!
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Curtland1015 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 04:56 PM
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9. So his defense was "She wasn't lying because you could dishonestly twist the bill's wording"?
Nice defense there Johnnycakes.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 05:08 PM
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11. John, Betsy M. makes aliving helping people SELL stuff to people in "Health" "Care" institutions
Edited on Sun Aug-23-09 05:39 PM by patrice
who make decisions about ENORMOUS budgets; do you think THAT might have something to do with how she might interpret ambiguity of any kind?

Pardon me Curtland for using you as a sounding board, but something about the juxtaposition of War & Health Care that just makes me very upset.

on edit: Sorry everbody, I got my snake oil sales-persons mixed up.
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Curtland1015 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 05:13 PM
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14. By all means, feel free!
:thumbsup:
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 05:22 PM
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17. And a rather substantial living I'd bet to boot! Vendors are a BIG goddmanned D - E - A - L ! nt
Edited on Sun Aug-23-09 05:41 PM by patrice
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 05:28 PM
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18. P.P.S. Make that past-tense "made her living" - They FIRED her. Now WHY do you suppose they'd go and
do that?

:think:
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 05:07 PM
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10. Just take your pills and shut up!
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 05:10 PM
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12. Boy, am I glad McStupid LOST THE ELECTION!
:D

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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 05:17 PM
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15. Thanks! Swampy! - The 2008 GOP fucking nominee for God! Damned! pRESIDENT!!

Don't that just about say it ALL!

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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 08:47 PM
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22. Hi Swamp Rat!
Another great creation. Perfect picture.

:hi:


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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 05:57 PM
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20. Connect the dots Everybody. McLame apparently didn't read his Talking Points memo this a.m. or Rove
is too busy to write one, so John didn't know what he ***SHOULD NOT*** talk about.

When someone big on your own team gets booted out, you're supposed to pretend it didn't happen by NOT talking about their stuff. SOP in corporate america.
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BumRushDaShow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 06:47 PM
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21. Old man yells at cloud...
again.

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aikoaiko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:04 PM
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23. "ambiguous language" my ass.

he is shameless.
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