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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:41 PM
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HOOKSETT, N.H. With a 22-person media contingent outside, and only a handful of prospective voters inside, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour wasn't trying to conceal the message he was sending to New Hampshire voters as he wound down his first visit of the year as a prospective presidential contender.

I'm one of you, he said with deeds as much as words nonetheless spoken with a Southern drawl.

The visit to Riley's Gun Shop in Hooksett underscored not only Barbour's support for Second Amendment freedoms, but also his affinity for the ideals embraced in the lead presidential primary state.


"I told them outside, 'A lot of targets' the liberal media," Barbour quipped to Demicco as the two chatted amid a pack of reporters, television, and still cameras.

HOOKSETT, N.H. Haley Barbour gave a very public display of affection to the gun industry Thursday, noting the perception among gun owners that President Barack Obama wants to disarm them and recalling the spike in sales that followed Obamas inauguration.

Touring Rileys Gun Shop here during his first trip to the state this year, Barbour listened as shop owner Ralph Demicco described how excellent business has been since Obama took office. Barbour, nodding, chimed in we saw an enormous increase in ammunition sales, literally, the next day.

Barbour was quick to boast of his credibility as a gun owner and a hunter. I do a lot of bird hunting, a lot of doves, Barbour said. I come from a state where a huge percentage hunts and keeps guns in their homes which I do. With reporters huddling around them and cameras rolling, Barbour offered to take Demicco hunting if he ever came down to Mississippi. "Ill buy you a beer while youre there, said Barbour, showing off his best good-ole-boy routine.

The Mississippi governors appearance was his only listed press availability during a two-day visit to New Hampshire, drawing more than two-dozen reporters who provided Barbour with a chance for some good old-fashioned gun humor the kind which has been used only sparingly in politics since the shooting of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords earlier this year. Asked by a reporter if he was going to shoot anything during his stop, Barbour looked back at the press gaggle and joked, I notice theres a lot of targets.

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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:44 PM
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1. What a great president of all the people he'll make!

More shoot-the-liberals jokes? Do they have anything else?
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:53 PM
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2. Targeting Liberal Media Would Violate the Endangered Species Act
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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:20 PM
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3. He's got the severe cretin vote locked up...not to mention the inbreeds in NH.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:24 PM
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4. And Charles Krauthammer is upset because Paul Ryan's fee fees got hurt
Will Fox have Krauthammer on to talk about Gov. Barbour and this stunningly poor choice of words/actions? Or is hurting Paul Ryan's widdle feewings a heinous crime, while joking about shooting someone is just good fun?
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