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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 03:07 PM
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OCT Surprise: If there are any reporters worth their salt
they ought to be sniffing around this story (Osama, that is) to see if there is any evidence of Shrubco "icing" OBL for maximal political timing/gain. If there was any evidence for this, the story would:

-Get instant Pulitzer and make the reporter this century's Woodward/Bernstein

-End Shrub presidency

-Possibly cause enough electoral landslide to deliver one or both houses of Congress too.
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cosmicdot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 03:18 PM
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1. I hear ya.
October Surprise Watch (on front page)

set a tone to help keep us safe from the BFEE
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booley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 03:40 PM
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2. I am probably being way too knieve
but if Osama just suddenly "appeared' right before the election, wouldn't that kind of timing be just too hard to swallow?

even for your average non-partisan American? maybe even for a few repubs?
I know reagan did it with the hostages but even his own daughter saw through it and would it really work a second time without looking contrived?

I know, I'm just Knieve and pollyanna-ish...
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 03:50 PM
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3. the word is "naive" booley and no hope we are not too naive
I'd like to think the American public would be wise to such an obvious trick, especially coming from that bunch.
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 04:18 PM
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4. Don't hold your breath. Danny Pearl's fate sent a very powerful message...
...to any journalists who might, otherwise, want to snoop around in Pakistan/ISI business.
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Media_Lies_Daily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 04:25 PM
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5. Why do you think having OBL appear in October would have any....
...effect on the 2004 election?

IMHO, they've missed their window of opportunity to maximize Osama's capture quite some time ago.
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