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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 03:13 PM
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"Obama’s Message to Mubarak: Neither You Nor Your Son Should Be On the Ballot This Fall"
Obama’s Message to Mubarak: Neither You Nor Your Son Should Be On the Ballot This Fall

U.S. officials tells ABC News that on Saturday, President Obama made the final authorization to send former Ambassador to Egypt Frank Wisner to deliver – gently – the message to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak that neither he nor his son should run for the presidency this September.

Wisner, a well-regarded Egypt hand with a longtime relationship with Mubarak, was “in the orbit,” an official says, “because he’s been talked about as a potential Holbrooke replacement” to be a Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The White House gave Wisner his talking points, the official said, and Wisner flew to Cairo Sunday to tell Mubarak that he should not run for re-election -- and that his son Gamal should not run either.

The message didn’t delve into “the mechanics of a transition,” an official said. “It was supposed to be delivered in a gentle way, it was a gentle nudge: ‘You should say you’re not running again.’”


-Jake Tapper

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2011/02/obamas-...
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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 03:14 PM
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1. Oh great. Now his cousin Jerry Mubarak is going to run.
Edited on Tue Feb-01-11 03:15 PM by Guy Whitey Corngood
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 03:20 PM
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2. Nope, worse....
.... SARAH Mubarak.

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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 03:28 PM
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4. AAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! ........Please a little warning next time. nt
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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 03:56 PM
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6. "Just Call Me Cleopatra, you betcha" n/t
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-11 08:27 AM
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9. Put it out there that she can be Queen of Egypt and let her try and run.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 03:26 PM
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3. That's not good enough, I think. The people seem to want him gone now. n/t
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LeftyAndProud60 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 03:52 PM
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5. This is the perfect example of Obama not being able to win. "why won't he take sides?"
He takes a side, then it's not good enough.

Dear Presidential Candidates, why would any of u want that headache?
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 05:57 PM
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8. I'm patiently waiting for the right to tell him to stop meddling in Midd. Eastern affairs...
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golfguru Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 04:23 PM
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7. Is that constitutional?
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