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« on: August 24, 2008, 01:00:47 pm »

He's going to be at Philadelphia Republican City Committee's Annual Clambake today. It's the one big event that all the major city and statewide candidates attend each year. I believe Bush showed up in 2000 (I didn't start going until 2004). I know Chris Matthews attended it that year. McCain actually showed up at Cannstatter's (the German-American club about five minutes up the street from me where the event is always held) in 2004 a week before the election for a rally.

I'm sure I'll be able to squeeze the answer out of him. Oh, I'll also tell him you said hello, BRTD.  Wink

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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2008, 01:05:14 pm »

"Well, totally off the record, Phil, I've been chosen."
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2008, 01:06:25 pm »

"Well, totally off the record, Phil, I've been chosen."

It'll happen.  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2008, 01:17:17 pm »

"Only if you promise not to tell Uncle Tony."
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2008, 01:20:49 pm »

Exciting!
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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2008, 01:21:10 pm »

"Meet me in the backroom at 6:27pm tonight...and I'll show you what Veeps are made of."
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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2008, 01:21:45 pm »

"Only if you promise not to tell Uncle Tony."

LOL

Exciting!

Well, we know Pawlenty has that rock star appeal. Smartass.  Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2008, 01:30:02 pm »

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Exciting!

Well, we know Pawlenty has that rock star appeal. Smartass.  Tongue

I meant exciting for you and was being quite sincere.
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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2008, 01:34:27 pm »

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Exciting!

Well, we know Pawlenty has that rock star appeal. Smartass.  Tongue

I meant exciting for you and was being quite sincere.


Well, thank you.  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2008, 02:05:25 pm »

Ugh. It looks like it's going to rain and the clambake is an outdoor event.  Sad   They set up a real gigantic tent but it won't be the same. Lower turnout means Pawlenty might decide to skip the event.  Sad
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« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2008, 02:41:15 pm »

Next time tell me, I'll get a date and buy tickets.
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« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2008, 02:59:49 pm »

ugh.  phil is going to be ball washing.  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2008, 03:02:40 pm »

Never forget, fellow Minnesotans

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« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2008, 09:10:24 pm »

So Pawlenty showed up surprisingly close to the time we were expecting. My friend and I were two of the first people to greet him as he got out of his van. My friend is close to one of the photographers from one of our local newspapers so she told him to get next to him. She and a photographer snapped a few pictures that may very well be in the next edition of some of the papers. I was in the background for a few.

My friend then introduced me to Pawlenty. I chatted with him and a few more pictures were taken. Pawlenty is such a nice guy. He goes beyond the "would you have a beer with him?" factor. I know it's going to sound really corny but he's very soft spoken and engaging. It was just a "Oh, yeah. That's nice" to everything you said to him. My friend told him about my job and the Governor actually followed up on it, asking me what I do exactly and such. I wished him the best of luck and told him we were "hoping" for him (to be the running mate).

So, basically, I obviously don't actually know the guy but if he's anything like what he appears to be, he's probably a really awesome guy. Anyway, here's my picture...


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« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2008, 09:12:40 pm »

Awww.. Phil has a man crush on T-paw.

 Yeah, Pawlenty is a nice guy as long as he can't rationalize you into numbers and formulas.  That's when he really stops caring Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2008, 09:14:46 pm »

I must add that he was very well received, too. He was surrounded by a big crowd at every moment.
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« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2008, 09:18:26 pm »

cnn must think there is a decent chance pawlenty will be picked.

on their stupid little map they have minnesota as a tossup, but have pennsylvania in blue. 
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« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2008, 09:24:18 pm »

Nice pic Phil. I have I think own  same shirt as you. After that, it goes downhill rapidly as to any potential pictorial similarities. Tongue
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« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2008, 09:25:30 pm »

Nice story, Phil.  I just hope you don't cry in the shower when Ridge is picked.
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« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2008, 09:26:50 pm »

Nice story, Phil.  I just hope you don't cry in the shower when Ridge is picked.

I'm actually starting to not care if it's Ridge. I never really minded. I just don't think it's that wise and could cause some problems. Oh well.
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« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2008, 09:27:29 pm »

Ridge is picked.

Ugh..I'll vote Barr.
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« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2008, 09:33:12 pm »

Ridge is picked.

Ugh..I'll vote Barr.

*Shrug*

Plenty of ex-Pennsylvanians living in Florida.
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« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2008, 10:10:45 pm »

By the way, the local news just showed an interview with Pawlenty. He's looking like the running mate...  Wink
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« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2008, 10:59:14 pm »

By the way, the local news just showed an interview with Pawlenty. He's looking like the running mate...  Wink

He looks like a sure loss.  I don't care how nice he is.  McCain has invested way too much into hammering Obama for inexperience to then turn to someone who has none.  It would be suicide to do that now.
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« Reply #24 on: August 24, 2008, 11:00:30 pm »

By the way, the local news just showed an interview with Pawlenty. He's looking like the running mate...  Wink

He looks like a sure loss.  I don't care how nice he is.  McCain has invested way too much into hammering Obama for inexperience to then turn to someone who has none.  It would be suicide to do that now.

Pawlenty has no experience? Ok, right...

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