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Clarification on being Texan (Bush speech reference)

post #1 of 9
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I have just read the transcript of Bush's speech at the RNC (I was out eating Italian food until 10:30).

After thousands of words of nothing he made the following joke, "Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called 'walking'."

I realize Texas and Texans are viewed a certain way by non-Texans, and I would like to throw in my voice as a very proud Texan.

- It is not in the makeup of a normal Texan to conduct him/herself with the unblinking arrogance Bush has displayed over the last 4 years.
- It is not in the makeup of a normal Texan to have an irresistable urge to shoot our neighbors death if we think they have some secret designs against us.

Just so you know.
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post #2 of 9
I know some very good people in Texas. Groverat rules
post #3 of 9
I have to say that I've never met a Texan I couldn't have fun hanging out with. Just don't get them started on how much better barbeque and margaritas are back home
post #4 of 9
The line was meant to be funny, poking fun at his personal flaws.

IMO, it was well delivered.
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post #5 of 9
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Originally posted by Frank777
The line was meant to be funny, poking fun at his personal flaws.

IMO, it was well delivered.

Yeah it was funny . . .

and so was Cheney's line about Edwards and his looks . .
"They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."
--George W Bush

"Narrative is what starts to happen after eight minutes
--Franklin Miller.

"Nothing...

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"They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."
--George W Bush

"Narrative is what starts to happen after eight minutes
--Franklin Miller.

"Nothing...

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post #6 of 9
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Originally posted by groverat
(I was out eating Italian food until 10:30).

Wow when did you start??!
post #7 of 9
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Originally posted by Outsider
Wow when did you start??!

Didn't ya know? Real Texans eat at least 3 pizza's, 5 plates of spaghetti and drink a few litres of minestrone soup per meal



j/k of course
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Originally posted by Outsider
Wow when did you start??!

8. It was a big birthday party. It took everyone a long time to order. Lots of wine flowing.

Eating long meals is good, one of the many things Western Europeans do right.
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I think Pataki got off the best line of the night though.

The Google reference was devastating to Kerry, easily remembered and cross-generational, and will no doubt become a Republican talking point till November.
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