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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-03 07:00 PM
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Why is Laura Bush referred to as "Pickles"?
Please explain....
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Sean Reynolds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-03 07:04 PM
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1. Because she likes to suck pickles?
:D
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anti_shrub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-03 07:07 PM
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2. I'm thinking the Oblongs have something to do with it
It was a cartoon with a bizarre family of people with missing parts, and the wife's name was Pickles.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-03 07:08 PM
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3. Because someone decided that would be a cute name for her.
Good marketing.
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LastLiberal in PalmSprings Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-03 07:10 PM
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4. Bartcop started it
Since Bush* is too dumb to remember names, he gives everyone a nickname based on some physical or work-related characteristic. Using the same "logic" Bartcop started calling Laura "Pickles" during the campaign, and it's been picked up here.

So, do you want to know why Bartcop calls Paul Harvey a "Horse Molester"?
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SweetZombieJesus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-03 07:13 PM
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5. I do
Anyone ever see the Paul Harvey impression on the cartoon Freakazoid? "I think there's a THUUUUUUUUmbtack under my fanny!"
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LastLiberal in PalmSprings Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-03 07:23 PM
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6. Paul Harvey said that you could tell just by looking at them
that Bush* and Pickles were really in love, just as you could tell just by looking at them that Bill and Hillary weren't in love.

Using that logic, Bartcop said, it was obvious that you could tell "just by looking at him" that Paul Harvey was a man who fucked horses.

What's good for the goose...
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dutchdemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-03 07:26 PM
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7. Well (satire of course)
I think that...

After Laura ran over her ex-boyfriend 'accidently' as a young 17 year old in a car accident and killed him, they called her pickles because she was mimicking being pregnant in her library job all day and eating weird things with pickles and panut butter and bread and the such (perhaps doing strange things with pickles as well).
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-03 07:34 PM
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8. I always thought it was
after Morey Amsterdam's never seen, long suffering wife on the old Dick Van Dyke show...
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greenwow Donating Member (729 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-03 07:48 PM
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9. I thought it was because...
she preferred pickles to her husband's ...
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LosinIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-08-03 08:02 PM
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10. who wouldn't?
ewwwwwwww
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-03 05:10 AM
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11. Did DU do that or is it Bush's nick nam e for her? CIA's name for her?
Who ever did it, I now think of her when it is said.I do not know why but I find Bush and the whole family dull as hell. I almost fell over with the ads on Bush father being put on TV. He is a nut job with out his writers also. How did this second rate family and thinkers ever rise to the top of the heap?
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Best_man23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-03 05:56 AM
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12. Her Codename is probably "Stepford"
For the obvious reasons.
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-03 06:11 AM
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13. I Am Not Making This Up
'Pickle' book read with relish

First lady Laura Bush reads 'Picky Mrs. Pickle' to a third-grade class from Randolph Elementary

Last Modified:
3:09 a.m. 1/9/2002

By Vincent Brydon
The Capital-Journal
First lady Laura Bush's background in education helped her treat some Topeka students Wednesday to a lesson in reading they won't soon forget.

Mrs. Bush read "Picky Mrs. Pickle," a children's book by author and illustrator Christine Schneider, to Randolph Elementary School teacher Sarah Greiner's third-grade class after the dedication of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library's youth services area.

http://www.cjonline.com/indepth/laurabush/stories/01100...
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