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Old 09-25-2008, 03:35 PM   #451
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Gosh, I don't know. But, my friend Lindsay's mom teaches German at my old high school, and the exchange students from Germany arrived yesterday, so I'm ready to negotiate with Angela Merkel if necessary.
Send greetings on my part.

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^And in 51 words Palin says...absolutely nothing.
Even worse. It would be nice if that had been nothing.
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COURIC: Why isn’t it better, Governor Palin, to spend $700 billion helping middle-class families struggling with health care, housing, gas and groceries? ... Instead of helping these big financial institutions that played a role in creating this mess?

PALIN: Ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health care reform that is needed to help shore up the economy– Oh, it’s got to be about job creation too. So health care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions.


So this economic bailout is really all about health care reform. Fascinating.

It's like she's been studying memory cards with important terms on one set and the corresponding issues on the other, but got them mixed up and doesn't know which one goes with which.

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hope you get some sleep soon pfan :hug:

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Had a blast last night contributing to Planned Parent in Honor of Sarah Palin, with the card going to the McCain Campaign HQ. Such a small price to play for such a great idea. It also relieves stress

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I will.
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If Katie Couric is a serious journalist, than I'm the Queen of England. Come on, if Palin couldn't handle the Nerf-coated questions that Couric threw at her, imagine what she would've been like under Williams or Brokaw. If Tim Russert was around, she wouldn't stand a chance.
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Katie Couric was being sexist.
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So this economic bailout is really all about health care reform. Fascinating.

It's like she's been studying memory cards with important terms on one set and the corresponding issues on the other, but got them mixed up and doesn't know which one goes with which.


Tim Kaine has likely used memory cards and has learned important terms. Obama once considered him for VP. are you saying that Tim Kaine is, likewise, unprepared to be VP like Sarah Plain? what does that tell you about Obama's judgment.
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Katie Couric was being sexist.
Exactly. How dare Princess Sarah be asked questions that require her to put words together that form coherent thoughts. She's only a woman! We're the weaker sex!
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Exactly. How dare Princess Sarah be asked questions that require her to put words together that form coherent thoughts. She's only a woman! We're the weaker sex!



come on. how well do you think Abraham Lincoln would have done if he had to withstand the brutal interviewing of Katie Couric?

i think her ignorance is a breath of fresh air.
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Tim Kaine has likely used memory cards and has learned important terms. Obama once considered him for VP. are you saying that Tim Kaine is, likewise, unprepared to be VP like Sarah Plain? what does that tell you about Obama's judgment.
I see what you did there.
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come on. don't you think that if there had been TV and Katie Couric around in 1860, Abraham Lincoln might have come across as a little bit underinformed as well?

i think her ignorance is a breath of fresh air.
Nope. He was a man.

Larry King was around in 1860. I wonder what he thought of Lincoln.
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So this economic bailout is really all about health care reform. Fascinating.

It's like she's been studying memory cards with important terms on one set and the corresponding issues on the other, but got them mixed up and doesn't know which one goes with which.

That's EXACTLY it! I had to read it over about five times to make sure I had it right.
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i think her ignorance is a breath of fresh air.
Ya, she's just like us!!!
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Ya, she's just like us!!!
I'm so glad that our potential VP seems to know less about the economy, the war in Iraq, health care, the energy crisis, and the rest of the world, than I do. It makes me feel smart.
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WASHINGTON — House and Senate negotiators from both parties said Thursday that they had reached general agreement to move forward with the Bush administration’s proposed $700 billion rescue effort of the nation’s financial system. Emerging from a nearly three-hour meeting in the Capitol, Republicans and Democrats said they would continue working through the day to complete the legislative language and would begin final negotiations with the Treasury.

It was unclear if a final draft would be ready by 3:55 p.m. when Congressional leaders are scheduled to meet at the White House with President Bush and the two presidential candidates, Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, and Senator Barack Obama, Democrat of Illinois.

But lawmakers in both parties said that few substantive differences and no major obstacles remained. They said the bill would authorize the full $700 billion requested by President Bush, but that Congress was intent on disbursing the money in installments...They also said that there would be limits on pay packages for executives whose firms seek assistance from the government and a mechanism for the government to be given an equity stake in some firms so that taxpayers have a chance to profit if the companies prosper in the months and years ahead.

“I now expect we will indeed have a plan that can pass the House, pass the Senate, be signed by the president, and bring a sense of certainty to this crisis that is still roiling in the markets,” said Robert Bennett, Republican of Utah. “That is our primary responsibility, and I think we our now prepared to meet it.”

On Wall Street, shares, which had opened higher, rose sharply on expectations of a rescue plan. The Dow Jones industrial average was up more than 235 points late in the trading day.

The meeting on Thursday morning, in an ornate conference room on the first floor of the Capitol, was convened by Senator Christopher J. Dodd, Democrat of Connecticut and chairman of the banking committee, and Representative Barney Frank, Democrat of Massachusetts and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. “We are giving the secretary authority that he will need in order to act and the funding that he will need,” Mr. Dodd said after the meeting, referring to the Treasury secretary, Henry M. Paulson Jr. “We also have dealt, I think effectively, with the issue of effective oversight, with homeownership preservation as well as with executive compensation. We now need to meet with the Treasury Department,” Mr. Dodd said, “and go over these principles which we have agreed on amongst ourselves and obviously go back to our respective caucuses and talk to them as well.”

The news from Congressional leaders that they were in the final stages of reaching a deal stole some of the drama from the meeting scheduled at the White House in the afternoon.

In a brief speech on the Senate floor, the majority leader, Harry Reid of Nevada, said he expected to be in session on Saturday to cast its first procedural votes on the bailout plan, in which the government plans to buy distressed debt from financial firms and stave off what President Bush warned could be a widespread economic collapse.

But even as Congressional leaders, including Representative Spencer Bachus of Alabama, the senior Republican on the Financial Services Committee, said they had settled on the framework of an agreement, other House Republicans said there was ongoing opposition to the rescue package. Conservative Republicans, in particular, have said that such a huge government intervention violated their free-market principles. A group of Republicans, led by Representative Eric Cantor, a Republican leader in the House, were circulating an alternative plan that would rely on mortgage insurance, provided by the government, rather than taxpayer purchase of frozen mortgage assets. A senior Republican lawmaker, speaking on condition of anonymity so as not to undermine the party leadership, said there was a “violent reaction” among House Republicans to the Paulson plan. He said backers of the alternative, one of several that have been proposed, believe that they can force negotiators to accept it as part of a larger deal.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California had made clear that she did not want to approve the bailout plan without rank-and-file Republican support.
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