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  •  Bush was Born on Third Base... (7+ / 0-)

    ...and then claimed he hit a triple.

    (Jim Hightower's line, not mine.)

    •  Not Anne Richards? nt (1+ / 0-)
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      Only some conservatives are racist. The rest are merely enabling racists, allying with racists, and hoping they win the next election with racism.

      by Inland on Wed Oct 28, 2009 at 12:16:35 PM PDT

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      •  Background from Ken Rudin on NPR (3+ / 0-)

        From 2004:

        Q: I always thought the line, "He was born on third base and thought he hit a triple," originated in Ann Richards' keynote at the 1988 Democratic convention [referring to George H.W. Bush]. Someone told me the line originated elsewhere. If so, who and when did it first surface? -- Warren Mitofsky, New York, N.Y.

        A: It wasn't Ann Richards who delivered that line at the '88 convention; it was a fellow Texan, then-Agriculture Commissioner Jim Hightower. He followed it with, "He [Bush] is threatening to lead this country from tweedle-dum to tweedle-dumber."

        But it wasn't Hightower who originated it. Barry Switzer, the legendary head football coach at the University of Oklahoma, was quoted in the Chicago Tribune in 1986 as saying, "Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple." It's usually Switzer who is credited with the quote. But the wonder of Nexis has produced this quote from Time magazine's Susan Fraker, who wrote this in the May 30, 1983, issue about Superior Oil head honcho Howard Keck: "People who know him say that he can be vindictive and that he often acts capriciously. And like many very rich people, he is not accustomed to anyone disagreeing with him. The trouble with Howard, an acquaintance says, is that 'he was born on third base and thinks he hit a triple.'"

    •  I once said this to some British friends (1+ / 0-)
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      Then I had to explain baseball.

      Harboring resentment is like drinking poison and expecting someone else to die.

      by The Red Pen on Wed Oct 28, 2009 at 12:44:24 PM PDT

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    •  Read Molly Ivins' books.... (0+ / 0-)

      about "W".  She warned us.  The country didn't heed those warnings.  We deserved what we got.  Now we're deep in the shit of the leftovers from Bush and his swinish cohorts.

      And Limpdough thinks he can call anybody names and that anybody with a brain will take him seriously.  Is this the only country where complete, lip-strumming idiots get paid $38 million per year to put their empty heads on display?  Yup.  Our founding fathers must be barfing in their graves.

      "Have a beginner's mind at all times, for a beginner knows nothing and learns all while a sophisticate knows all and learns nothing." - Suzuki

      by dolfin66 on Wed Oct 28, 2009 at 02:32:49 PM PDT

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