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  •  As I wrote below (4.00)
    I am sure many children in hospitals and many women in shelters would love to see nothing more than happy red roses to brighten their day as I am sure Boxer will donate them and share the love. Now go drink your 1/2 empty glass of prune juice and rent the movie "Miricle on 34th street" or "A Christmas Carol" and send someone who loves you a dozen red roses.

    educate 'em when they're young

    by Chamonix on Sun Jan 30, 2005 at 12:12:46 AM PST

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    •  Volunteers in DC area? (none)
      To help get the flowers to homeless shelters, old age homes, homeless individuals (THAT could be one powerful experience), etc.?

      Seriously, no crew of 3 or 7 or 10 people is going to be able to take the time to drive around town with the likely quantities of roses.

      Any of you live near and able to help out? Or have contacts in the area who could?

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      by AllisonInSeattle on Sun Jan 30, 2005 at 12:57:30 AM PST

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    •  I'm *not* a Scrooge/Potter (none)
      I don't need prune juice.  I've spent a lot of money sending flowers in my life.  I understand the symbolism of the gesture.  I am only saying that I am surprised no one thought past their own feel good moment to what this really means for her office and her staff.

      I have worked in a busy government office before.  Valentine's Day is not a holiday for those guys.  Monday is a key day for preparing for the rest of the week.  They will not only get no work done on Feb 14, they now have to come up with a distribution plan for how to get these roses to the hospitals/ shelters/people that you want to receive them instead.

      This is an example of not giving someone the gift they want to receive (and asked for!), but the gift that makes you feel good.  Some would call that thoughtless and self-serving.  I'm not sure we should pat ourselves on the back for it.

      If it goes well I will be the first one to take my lumps and tell you all that you were right.  But we will never know how much aggravation we caused for Boxer even though we only meant it as a loving tribute.

      Politics is like driving. To go backward, put it in R. To go forward, put it in D.

      by TrueBlueMajority on Sun Jan 30, 2005 at 05:34:56 AM PST

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      •  It's not like we're giving her (none)
        A Dog. Lighten up. She is a liberal, who drives an electric car, is from California and has been active for 10 years in the Senate and it is her time now...She is gonna Love the LOVE...If she can handle BushCo, Condi and Aubu Gonzales and the 10's of Thousands of Calls she received, she can certainly handle the Roses...There is no reason to bring a negative light into this Wonderful idea...she will Love the gesture and the symbolism far exceeds any qualms you might have. ps..i was kidding about the prune juice, but watching the movies and witnessing the indomnability of the human spirit might change your mind.

        educate 'em when they're young

        by Chamonix on Sun Jan 30, 2005 at 06:19:27 AM PST

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        •  I hope they interview her on some major networks (none)
          and she has tears in her eyes... cuz this gesture just makes me well up...  I feel all mushy

          You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out God hates all the same people you do... Anne Lamott

          by crkrjx on Sun Jan 30, 2005 at 03:01:19 PM PST

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