Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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McCain Stuck bad on VP Pick
Let's see, if we get Mitt Romney, we make the far right nut case crowd happy, but we get a ticket with two mega-rich white guys, one who doesn't know how many houses he owns since he got rich by marrying some pillhead with money, and Romney, who got it all from Daddy, the CEO of Marriot and Mormons and a snotty irritating little fucker to boot. Or, he can go with an actually popular guy, but all the popular Republicans are pro-choice, so he'd piss off both the far -righties and the religious nuts to boot. Or then again, he can go with Huckabee, who makes the God kooks swoon, and piss of the fiscal conservatives and most of the Northern United States, or Liebermann, who would piss off most of the Southern. Waz a man to do? Poor McCain, he probably could have had the Dem VP slot, he should have went for it.
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