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  •  heard on AAR... (4.00)
    ...earlier this evening that Lance was against the war in Iraq. But as evidenced by his meeting w/ Sen. Kerry at the Tour and his planned bike ride in Crawford, is trying to stay neutral in his perceived political standing.

    It begs one to wonder why you would make appearances like these, but nonetheless, I'm not sure any coaxing one way of the other would be fruitful.

    •  Lack of Iraq War support Not equal neutral. (none)
      Toby Keith also has doubts about the Iraq War (Yes, I'm talking about Toby Keith, the one who was complicit in destroying the Dixie Chicks because of their comments about the Iraq War).  However, Keith is a die-hard Bush supporter anyway.  

      Also, here's the first line about Kerry's visit with Armstrong (emphasis mine):

      "SAINT-ETIENNE, France --Sen. John Kerry thinks Lance Armstrong would make a terrific politician -- but fears he'd be running for the other party. "

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      If Kerry had doubts about Armstrong, I have doubts about him.

      I personally don't think  you should expect any kind of cooperation from Mr. Armstrong. Armstrong will be there to play with his long-time Bush.  There is where his loyalty lies -- in more ways than he will let on.  However, it will be interesting to see how he handles the day's ride. I hope he surprises me.  

      •  Lance is a Democrat... (none)
        Or, most likely, would be.

        From the Wikipedia entry on Lance Armstrong:

        "In an interview with the New York Times, teammate George Hincapie hinted at Armstrong possibly running for Governor of Texas after retiring from cycling. In the July 2005 issue of Outside magazine [6], Armstrong himself hinted at possibly running for Governor, although 'not in '06.' By Texas political standards, he would almost certainly run as a Democrat, as he has described himself in the past as being 'middle to left,' 'against mixing up State and Church,' 'not keen on guns,' opposed to the Iraq War, and pro-choice. U.S. Senator John Kerry, interviewed on OLN at the 2005 Tour de France, indicated Armstrong has the potential to be successful in politics."

        I have a lot of respect for Mr. Armstrong, and I certainly think he should persue a political future

        In addition, I think that if he goes to Crawford, he should go spend some time at Camp Casey.

      •  I don't think Kerry's comment (none)
        indicates anything about Armsstrong's political stance. I guess that comment was more tuonge-in-cheek.

        Restore Democracy! Denounce the GOP (George Orwell's Party)!

        by high5 on Mon Aug 15, 2005 at 05:34:45 AM PDT

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      •  Lance is an atheist... (none)
        So I doubt he could run as a 'Pub (especially in Texas), even if he wanted to. Comments like "If there was a god, I'd still have two nuts," don't tend to play well with the righties.

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