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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 03:45 PM
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Elder Bush takes on son's Arab critics - "My son is an honest man"
Elder Bush takes on son's Arab critics

By JIM KRANE, Associated Press Writer
1 hour, 14 minutes ago


ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Former President George H.W. Bush took on Arab critics of his son Tuesday during a testy exchange at a leadership conference in the capital of this U.S. ally.

"My son is an honest man," Bush told members of the audience harshly criticized the current U.S. leader's foreign policy.

The oil-rich Persian Gulf used to be safe territory for former President Bush, who brought Arab leaders together in a coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's troops from Kuwait in 1991. But gratitude for the elder Bush, who served as president from 1989-93, was overshadowed at the conference by hostility toward his son, whose invasion of Iraq and support for Israel are deeply unpopular in the region.

"We do not respect your son. We do not respect what he's doing all over the world," a woman in the audience bluntly told Bush after his speech.

Bush, 82, appeared stunned as others in the audience whooped and whistled in approval.

more...
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061121/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush...




Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush is seen on a screen as he speaks at the World Leadership Summit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates November 21, 2006. REUTERS/Stringer (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)




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smb Donating Member (761 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 03:47 PM
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1. LOL
"We do not respect your son ."

Hey, lady, take a number....
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 03:49 PM
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2. AHHHHHH! Now we see the real reason for Poppy stepping in to clean up Dubya's
messes. It's not that he gives a damn, just that Dubya is screwing up his and Uncle James's lucrative Middle Eastern investment opportunities! Now I get it.
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 04:59 PM
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38. Exactly. And Poppy seems just as disillusioned as his jackal son.
Their bullshit won't fly anymore.
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 03:49 PM
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3. Did someone tape this...
I heard that he was shaking and stunned that they hate his asshole of a son...
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 03:49 PM
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4. Wrong, ya doddering old coot
He's neither honest nor a man.

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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 03:50 PM
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7. So we are suppose to think that ...
he and his son and their buddies aren't hungry for money...
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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 03:50 PM
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5. I suppose that is a particularly hard sale
Not that poppy is much of a salesman even under the best circumstances.

Bryant
Check it out --> http://politicalcomment.blogspot.com
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jannyk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 03:50 PM
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6. Oooooh, is this on video anywhere? nt
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 03:51 PM
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8. He appeared stunned? Good. Maybe he's about to pull his head
out of his ass and face reality. When will he face American critics, or is he afraid of what he'll hear?
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AnnInLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 03:52 PM
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9. How would you feel, as a father or mother,
to have one of the most reviled men in history.....as your son?

Did Hitler have parents?
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bobbie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 03:52 PM
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10. But his father is a lying sack of shit
...
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 03:52 PM
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11. He missed out
"and I always lie"
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 03:58 PM
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16. "My son is an honest man,"
Can anyone refute that with absolute proof ?
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 03:53 PM
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12. "My son is an honest man." Hey George, I got two questions for you:
Edited on Tue Nov-21-06 03:53 PM by Aristus
1. What have you been smoking?, and,
2. Where can I score some?

Actually, he's just a father, that's all. He won't brook criticism of his son, especially his namesake.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 08:57 PM
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48. These are two adult men. I'm repulsed by Poppy and Bar's continual references to
Dubya as if both he and they were many decades younger.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 03:53 PM
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13.  "To suggest that everything we do is because we're hungry for money, I think that's crazy.
Best. Poppy. Quote. EVER.


Particuliarly in light of all the BFEE self-dealing here:


http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 03:57 PM
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15. These people really believe this shit...
because they can't relate to the common people in america...or anywhere else
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thingfisher Donating Member (445 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 04:25 PM
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33. All men are righteous in their own eyes!
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DinahMoeHum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 03:55 PM
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14. Poppy! Poppy! They're picking on me !!!
Piss off, George (both of you) !!

Fucking crybabies.

:nopity: :nopity: :nopity:
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 04:00 PM
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17. Treasonous, rat bastards!
Apparently, they all suffer from the same infliction.

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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 04:01 PM
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18. He is an Honorable man...
Mark Antony:
Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;
I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him;
The evil that men do lives after them,
The good is oft interrd with their bones,
So let it be with Caesar. The noble Brutus
Hath told you Caesar was ambitious:
If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
And grievously hath Caesar answered it.
Here, under leave of Brutus and the rest,
(For Brutus is an honourable man;
So are they all; all honourable men)
Come I to speak in Caesar's funeral.
He was my friend, faithful and just to me:
But Brutus says he was ambitious;
And Brutus is an honourable man.
He hath brought many captives home to Rome,
Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill:
Did this in Caesar seem ambitious?
When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept:
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff:
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious;
And Brutus is an honourable man.
You all did see that on the Lupercal
I thrice presented him a kingly crown,
Which he did thrice refuse: was this ambition?
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious;
And, sure, he is an honourable man.
I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke,
But here I am to speak what I do know.
You all did love him once, not without cause:
What cause withholds you then to mourn for him?
O judgement! thou art fled to brutish beasts,
And men have lost their reason. Bear with me;
My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar,
And I must pause till it come back to me.

by William Shakespeare
Julius Caesar
Act 3, Scene 2
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 04:10 PM
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19. LOL! I was just thinking about that when reading the OP
Yes, they are all honorable men...

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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 04:11 PM
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21. "We have no ambition in Iraq."
There is a parallel in here somewhere. I was equally as stunned when I heard those words. And when he laughed at Carla Faye Tucker. What that honorable?

He is less honorable than a poisonous snake.
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 04:11 PM
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20. No Bush is like his father a LIAR Crook
and Greedy mafiosa
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 04:11 PM
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22. So Bush Sr. also lies about lies and liars, who knew? n/t
n/t
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Ecumenist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 04:13 PM
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Yeah, he's honest....
to goodness criminally insane, in a position of near ultimate power and therefore, dangerous, however, a great deal less so with the outcome of the last elections.
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buddysmellgood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 04:13 PM
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23. We have more compelling evidence that Jr. is not honest, the Sr. can produce that Jr. is honest.
I would love to hear him cite anecdotes of Dubya's honesty. I don't believe there are any "cherry tree" stories in the family.
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 05:08 PM
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39. The Bush family "cherry tree" story
It seems that one day young Dubya and his brother Jeb were walking around the family spread when they saw an outhouse at the edge of a 40-foot cliff. Said Dubya to Jeb, "it would be fun to push that outhouse over the cliff." So that's what they did.

Later that day, Poppy brought young Dubya and young Jeb into his study. "Boys, did either of you push the outhouse over the cliff this afternoon?" Neither lad said anything.

"Sons," Poppy continued, "let me tell you about another George. A famous George from a long time ago. This is the story of George Washington and the cherry tree. One day, George Washington cut down the family's cherry tree with his new axe. When his father asked if he'd done it, George said "Father, I cannot tell a lie. I cut down the cherry tree." And nothing happened to him. Now I ask you again, did either of you push the outhouse over the cliff?"

Dubya stood up and said, "Father, I cannot tell a lie. Jeb and I pushed the outhouse over the cliff."

Poppy caned both of them to within an inch of their lives.

Through his tears, Dubya sobbed, "But Father, you said nothing happened to George Washington."

"George Washington's grandpa Prescott wasn't sitting in the cherry tree reading Mein Kampf when little George Washington cut it down."
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buddysmellgood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 08:09 PM
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46. Very nice, although I think you should work some cocaine in there somewhere.
:)
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 04:14 PM
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24. You mean he's not a crook?
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Tesla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 04:17 PM
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28. The whole Bush clan are a bunch of cheatin, greedy, lying bastards!!!
Thanks for the rant!
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 08:59 PM
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49. Some of them are murderous psychopaths, as well.
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beachmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 04:15 PM
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25. Good. It's about time this man get some truth telling about
his failure of a son. And, yes, his son is a failure.
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ananda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 04:15 PM
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26. Obviously, it takes a special kind of denial..
.. to be the defensive parent of a son like Dubya.
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democrank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 04:16 PM
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27. If his son is "an honest man"
I`m Elvis.
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 04:18 PM
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29. Come over here and find out how much we love your son, President Bush.
Come to New York. If you were shocked in the U.A.E., just wait to find out how shocked you'll be here.

:patriot:
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The Count Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 04:18 PM
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30. "great anxiety not just to him, but to his supporters" Geez, Poppy, what about
the American people, you know, the ones who answer them polls your son is so bravely ignoring?
I thought we the people were the biss, not your's son's supporters!
These people are so transparent!
here's the money quote:
"If it happened to deviate one iota, one little inch, from what the president's doing or thinks he ought to be doing, it would be terrible. It'd bring great anxiety not only to him but to his supporters," he added.
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 04:19 PM
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31. "My son is an honest man!"
Now we know who taught W how to lie like a rug! "Family Values" my ass!

"Sure son, it's okay to torture, murder, lie, cheat and steal, just don't get caught!"
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Nightjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 04:24 PM
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32. SHOCKED!!!????
Than he lives in a bubble like his murderous, lying, son of a bitch son.
After investigations and impeachment will he still be shocked?
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 04:33 PM
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34. Here is proof that GW Bush is not an honest man.
Secondly, there are such things as roving wiretaps. Now, by the way, any time you hear the United States government talking about wiretap, it requires -- a wiretap requires a court order. Nothing has changed, by the way. When we're talking about chasing down terrorists, we're talking about getting a court order before we do so. It's important for our fellow citizens to understand, when you think Patriot Act, constitutional guarantees are in place when it comes to doing what is necessary to protect our homeland, because we value the Constitution. GW Bush April 2004

At the time of this statement GW Bush authorized Warrentless Spying by the NSA.
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 04:42 PM
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35. So, it is back to "Read my lips, NO NEW TAXES" shit, eh?
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GreenArrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 04:48 PM
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36. that nut didn't fall far from the tree
They's both liars.

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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 04:57 PM
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37. Ah, so senility HAS set in.
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 05:10 PM
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40. Look at the SOURCE of that quote.
To GHWB, Dubya probably is honest.

It's very hard to be a bigger crook than Poppy Bush. So we're talking relativity here.
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 05:13 PM
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41. This from a guy who was up to his neck in Iran/Contra and his last
act as president was pardoning the wrong doers.
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survivor999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 05:14 PM
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42. And we should believe poppy chimpy because?
Doesn't he have a conflict of interest?
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sandrakae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 05:15 PM
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43. YOUR SON IS A LYING, MURDERING BASTARD.
SO STFU.
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 07:21 PM
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44. 'My son is an honest man'; hmmmph!
Reminds me of Nixon's famous saying, "I am not a crook."
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roamer65 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 07:44 PM
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45. BUSH CRIME FAMILY.
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susu369 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 08:16 PM
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47. Poppy of adulterous fame
is not my role model for recognizing honesty.

Arrogant bunch - all of them.
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