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Dems Get Jump Start In SC-1

While sixteen Republicans (including a half dozen or so serious contenders) continue to battle it out for the Republican  nomination, Democrat Elizabeth Colbert-Busch is getting a jump on the general election. The sister of comedian Stephen Colbert launched her first television ad this week, a thirty-second spot highlighting her “job…

While sixteen Republicans (including a half dozen or so serious contenders) continue to battle it out for the Republican  nomination, Democrat Elizabeth Colbert-Busch is getting a jump on the general election.

The sister of comedian Stephen Colbert launched her first television ad this week, a thirty-second spot highlighting her “job creation” record.

Wait … huh? Job creation? Isn’t Colbert a six-figure bureaucrat at a taxpayer-funded agency? One whose sole mission is restoring a Civil War-era Confederate submarine?

Yeah …

Nonetheless here’s her spot, in which she basically takes credit for there being a port in Charleston, S.C. – and her tangentially having something to do with it.

Take a look …

(Click to play)

“I’ve spent twenty years using our ports to create jobs, selling American products made by American workers,” Colbert-Busch says in the spot.

She later adds, “I’m not going to talk about the jobs we’ve lost, I know what it takes to create new jobs.”

Okay …

First of all we do need to talk about the jobs our nation has lost … and why we lost them (two reasons: here and here). And for the record we also know how to create jobs, but our guess is the reforms we support differ radically from those Colbert-Busch is championing.

Speaking of … what specifically does Colbert-Busch “know” will create jobs? Since her ad doesn’t say, we sent an email to her campaign seeking clarification. We’ll let you know what (if anything) we hear back …

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66 comments

T.Rowe March 7, 2013 at 11:21 am

Seems like a clean, appealing message about job creation. Balancing the budget, no new taxes, defending the constitution — all good, but SC and America are hungry for JOB CREATION.

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sweepin March 7, 2013 at 11:31 am

Director of Sales and Marketing for a shipping company and Director of Business Development for Charleston Naval Shipyard…….those two job experiences singularly much less combined, give her more legitimate claim to understanding job creation than any current elected official in SC.

It’s a good ad.

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CNSYD March 7, 2013 at 11:47 am

The Charleston Naval Shipyard closed in 1996. At what point in time was she “Director of Business Development”?

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sweepin March 7, 2013 at 12:21 pm

I’m very familiar with the closing date. You’ll have to ask her for the timeline. Considering that she didn’t name the shipping company but did name the Shipyard experience, I’d bet she has a story and explanation
that covers her claim.

I don’t think anyone has accused her of being a fool which would be the case if she can’t back it up.

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CNSYD March 8, 2013 at 11:14 am

The only brush she had with the shipyard is that she worked for Clemson at their Restoration Institute long AFTER the naval shipyard closed. The Institute is located on the former naval base. Either someone has their info mixed up or they are playing loose and fast with their words.

T.Rowe March 7, 2013 at 11:21 am

Seems like a clean, appealing message about job creation. Balancing the budget, no new taxes, defending the constitution — all good, but SC and America are hungry for JOB CREATION.

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sweepin March 7, 2013 at 11:31 am

Director of Sales and Marketing for a shipping company and Director of Business Development for Charleston Naval Shipyard…….those two job experiences singularly much less combined, give her more legitimate claim to understanding job creation than any current elected official in SC.

It’s a good ad.

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CNSYD March 7, 2013 at 11:47 am

The Charleston Naval Shipyard closed in 1996. At what point in time was she “Director of Business Development”?

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sweepin March 7, 2013 at 12:21 pm

I’m very familiar with the closing date. You’ll have to ask her for the timeline. Considering that she didn’t name the shipping company but did name the Shipyard experience, I’d bet she has a story and explanation
that covers her claim.

I don’t think anyone has accused her of being a fool which would be the case if she can’t back it up.

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CNSYD March 8, 2013 at 11:14 am

The only brush she had with the shipyard is that she worked for Clemson at their Restoration Institute long AFTER the naval shipyard closed. The Institute is located on the former naval base. Either someone has their info mixed up or they are playing loose and fast with their words.

Bubbas Brother March 7, 2013 at 11:22 am

Ol’Horse Face Busch has an impressive career but lately she’s gone off the Gov’t Boondoggle Deep End. “I am a business professional, integral in bringing the world’s largest wind turbine testing facility and thousands of wind energy jobs to the region.”

Thousands of jobs? Try tens of jobs… and that’s if you include the student interns.

She hasn’t a clue about the real problems we are facing in DC – “America faces $16 trillion in debt and Washington operates in a constant state of crisis and bickering. Elizabeth believes that America’s best years are ahead if we focus on priority spending, a fairer tax code and long-term solutions.”

Not a word about cutting government excess however, “She is committed to a quick resolution on sequestration, a fair tax code, and opportunities that allow small businesses to succeed. Fair tax code? That means we tax “the rich” at 90% right?!?

Elizabeth Colbert-Busch – talks like a “lib dem, big gov’t” candidate, looks like the north end of a south bound mule and supports spending your money to solve someone else’s problems…

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stickler March 7, 2013 at 11:47 am

Make up your alleged mind, Bubba. Does she look like the front end of a horse or the back end of a mule.

On a substantial, rather than ad hominem level, it would be better to judge her on what she advocates, rather than on your misperceptions.

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Bubbas Brother March 7, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Yeah, ad hominem…after I used part of one sentence to make fun of her appearance, I used the next two and a half paragraphs to address her advocacy using her own words. I even gave her credit where it was due – she was a fairly accomplished “porter”.

She doesn’t advocate a flippin’ thing in her ad, it’s a “feel good” piece that plays well but says nothing.

Oh – her face is horsey, I was thinking of Madam Pelosi when I wrote the “north end” comment. Her north end is more bovine that “mulely”…

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Please March 7, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Well said.

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Frosty the Snowman March 7, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Nigga, please.

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The Colonel (R) March 7, 2013 at 11:22 am

Ol’Horse Face Busch has an impressive career but lately she’s gone off the Gov’t Boondoggle Deep End. “I am a business professional, integral in bringing the world’s largest wind turbine testing facility and thousands of wind energy jobs to the region.”

Thousands of jobs? Try tens of jobs… and that’s if you include the student interns.

She hasn’t a clue about the real problems we are facing in DC – “America faces $16 trillion in debt and Washington operates in a constant state of crisis and bickering. Elizabeth believes that America’s best years are ahead if we focus on priority spending, a fairer tax code and long-term solutions.”

Not a word about cutting government excess however, “She is committed to a quick resolution on sequestration, a fair tax code, and opportunities that allow small businesses to succeed. Fair tax code? That means we tax “the rich” at 90% right?!?

Elizabeth Colbert-Busch – talks like a “lib dem, big gov’t” candidate, looks like the north end of a south bound mule and supports spending your money to solve someone else’s problems…

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tomstickler March 7, 2013 at 11:47 am

Make up your alleged mind, Bubba. Does she look like the front end of a horse or the back end of a mule.

On a substantial, rather than ad hominem level, it would be better to judge her on what she advocates, rather than on your misperceptions.

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The Colonel (R) March 7, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Yeah, ad hominem…after I used part of one sentence to make fun of her appearance, I used the next two and a half paragraphs to address her advocacy using her own words. I even gave her credit where it was due – she was a fairly accomplished “porter”.

She doesn’t advocate a flippin’ thing in her ad, it’s a “feel good” piece that plays well but says nothing.

Oh – her face is horsey, I was thinking of Madam Pelosi when I wrote the “north end” comment. Her north end is more bovine that “mulely”…

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Please March 7, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Well said.

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Frosty the Snowman March 7, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Nigga, please.

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David Benoit March 7, 2013 at 11:52 am

She works for Glenn McConnell and Warren Lasch, the two gay blades who “hugged each other” and said “Yes, it’s wonderful!” (Post & Courier) when the Hunley reached the surface.

At the “Warren F. Lasch Conservation Laboratory” and “Friends of the Hunley, Inc.” that Ned Sloan sued for violations of the FOIA — trying to keep “Friends” spending under cover.

And Ned won that fight in the S.C. Supreme Court, another defendant being “Friends” lawyer Ric Tapp — another McConnell paramour.

I’m with Ned Sloan. The Hunley lab is a taxpayer black hole. Vote against this blood-sucker.

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David Benoit March 7, 2013 at 11:52 am

She works for Glenn McConnell and Warren Lasch, the two gay blades who “hugged each other” and said “Yes, it’s wonderful!” (Post & Courier) when the Hunley reached the surface.

At the “Warren F. Lasch Conservation Laboratory” and “Friends of the Hunley, Inc.” that Ned Sloan sued for violations of the FOIA — trying to keep “Friends” spending under cover.

And Ned won that fight in the S.C. Supreme Court, another defendant being “Friends” lawyer Ric Tapp — another McConnell paramour.

I’m with Ned Sloan. The Hunley lab is a taxpayer black hole. Vote against this blood-sucker.

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jimlewisowb March 7, 2013 at 1:01 pm

On tape Ms. Busch says, “Director of Business Development at the former Naval Shipyard”

She cannot claim she has any “Shipyard” experience because she doesn’t have any fucking Shipyard experience.

She works for an organization which happens to be located on a site at the former Naval Shipyard. She may have some former Shipyard dirt on her shoes but that is about all she can claim.

Ms. Busch is fat cat broad ass bureaucrat who is paid $120,154 a year (not counting benefits) to serve as Business Director of Clemson University’s so-called “Restoration Institute” which is nothing more than a goddamn shell game for Lt. Governor Glenn McConnell’s taxpayer funded obsession with the H. L. Hunley Confederate Submarine.

Perhaps in her next video Ms. Busch can tape herself at the gravesite of John F. Kennedy and talk about her conversations with the late President.

Fucking moron.

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? March 7, 2013 at 2:22 pm

“She cannot claim she has any “Shipyard” experience because she doesn’t have any fucking Shipyard experience.”

Maybe she helped service the seamen.

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Please March 7, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Because she’s a woman? Would you say the same thing about a male candidate? Ad hominem attacks just make you look stupid. Would you like to make a meaningful contribution to the discussion?

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? March 7, 2013 at 5:48 pm

“Because she’s a woman? Would you say the same thing about a male candidate?”

lol, of course. You obviously haven’t seen enough of my comments.

“A little nonsense now and then is cherished by the wisest men.”-Willy Wonka

Of course, I probably overdo the “nonsense”.

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Please March 7, 2013 at 5:11 pm

She never said she had “Shipyard” experience. She said she was “Director of Business Development at the former Naval Shipyard,” which means she was referring to the fact that it was “an organization which happens to be located on a site at the former Naval Shipyard.” You didn’t get that, huh?

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jimlewisowb March 7, 2013 at 6:11 pm

Jesus, you are one dumb fucker

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CorruptionInColumbia March 7, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Jim Clyburn supports her. That is more than enough reason to not vote for her.

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Bubbas Brother March 7, 2013 at 1:12 pm

Amen and amen.

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Smirks March 7, 2013 at 5:52 pm

Eh, Clyburn would support most any Democrat, though.

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jimlewisowb March 7, 2013 at 1:01 pm

On tape Ms. Busch says, “Director of Business Development at the former Naval Shipyard”

She cannot claim she has any “Shipyard” experience because she doesn’t have any fucking Shipyard experience.

She works for an organization which happens to be located on a site at the former Naval Shipyard. She may have some former Shipyard dirt on her shoes but that is about all she can claim.

Ms. Busch is fat cat broad ass bureaucrat who is paid $120,154 a year (not counting benefits) to serve as Business Director of Clemson University’s so-called “Restoration Institute” which is nothing more than a goddamn shell game for Lt. Governor Glenn McConnell’s taxpayer funded obsession with the H. L. Hunley Confederate Submarine.

Perhaps in her next video Ms. Busch can tape herself at the gravesite of John F. Kennedy and talk about her conversations with the late President.

Fucking moron.

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? March 7, 2013 at 2:22 pm

“She cannot claim she has any “Shipyard” experience because she doesn’t have any fucking Shipyard experience.”

Maybe she helped service the seamen.

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Please March 7, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Because she’s a woman? Would you say the same thing about a male candidate? Ad hominem attacks just make you look stupid. Would you like to make a meaningful contribution to the discussion?

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? March 7, 2013 at 5:48 pm

“Because she’s a woman? Would you say the same thing about a male candidate?”

lol, of course. You obviously haven’t seen enough of my comments.

“A little nonsense now and then is cherished by the wisest men.”-Willy Wonka

Of course, I probably overdo the “nonsense”.

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Please March 7, 2013 at 5:11 pm

She never said she had “Shipyard” experience. She said she was “Director of Business Development at the former Naval Shipyard,” which means she was referring to the fact that it was “an organization which happens to be located on a site at the former Naval Shipyard.” You didn’t get that, huh?

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jimlewisowb March 7, 2013 at 6:11 pm

Jesus, you are one dumb fucker

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CorruptionInColumbia March 7, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Jim Clyburn supports her. That is more than enough reason to not vote for her.

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The Colonel (R) March 7, 2013 at 1:12 pm

Amen and amen.

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Smirks March 7, 2013 at 5:52 pm

Eh, Clyburn would support most any Democrat, though.

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Darth March 7, 2013 at 1:02 pm

repeat Innovista Charleston until eyes glaze over and the hemp fumes, toxic waste or radioactive waste Harry Reid refuses to have in Nevada, despite the billion dollar hole in the ground, turns you into a low-information zombie voter…. Innovista Charleston, Innovista Charleston

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Darth March 7, 2013 at 1:02 pm

repeat Innovista Charleston until eyes glaze over and the hemp fumes, toxic waste or radioactive waste Harry Reid refuses to have in Nevada, despite the billion dollar hole in the ground, turns you into a low-information zombie voter…. Innovista Charleston, Innovista Charleston

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Bert Parks March 7, 2013 at 1:13 pm

A face only a mother could love . . .

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Bert Parks March 7, 2013 at 1:13 pm

A face only a mother could love . . .

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Bonner March 7, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Her brother is a dipshit, why can’t she be one too?

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Please March 7, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Relevance? Really, you folks can’t do any better than this?

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Bonner March 7, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Her brother is a dipshit, why can’t she be one too?

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Please March 7, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Relevance? Really, you folks can’t do any better than this?

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anyone but moonglo March 7, 2013 at 3:07 pm

I don’t care if she can’t even spell the word job,if she’s up against Sanford….she gets my vote.

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anyone but moonglo March 7, 2013 at 3:07 pm

I don’t care if she can’t even spell the word job,if she’s up against Sanford….she gets my vote.

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Philip Branton March 7, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Dear Mrs. Colbert-Busch……….

Well,,,,,,,,,as you can plainly see by the voters here in the comment section of FITSNEWS that you have a lot of work to do.

If you really want to win this congressional seat….you need to FIRE your entire campaign ad staff…!!! Is this the best type of advertising that we are going to see from YOU…!? As a Christian Democrat….you should be MAD as Jesus in the Temple…!! Do you have any clue how upset women of the low country are…!?! You need to get some of these fine ladies on camera with YOU…!!! Heck….get a Jenny Sanford Look-a-like and offer some “con-soul-ment”……..!!!! Does Jenny Sanford approve of DRONES following a Governor on the Appalachian TRAIL…!?!?!

Geez…….”LizzY” (Fist Poundzzzzz…..!!!)

Elizabeth, ….(look at ME)…….you need to grab a hold of yourself and ask yourself what jobs are going to be created when GAS is 5 dollars a gallon….!?!?!

Elizabeth….do you think that Darla Moore is that stupid when she does her monthly BUDGET….!!!???

Mrs Busch, lets ask another question shall we..? Ask yourself just what type of passionate MEN do you have surrounding YOU on your campaign staff…!? If they are concerned about the number of yard signs or billboard rates then you need to FIRE them today….!!!! If any Man or Woman in a “6 degrees of Kevin Bacon” radius of your team has no clue about the ramifications of furloughs and BOEING batteries to our districts economy…..then FIRE them…!!! Is this the REAL type of campaign you think will WIN..?? Come…ON..!! At least tote around a “Teddy” bear and talk to some kids about school district ENERGY budgets…!?!???

Mrs. Busch….just how many low country women even understand how much our ports mean to this areas economy..!?!? …our state economy..?? …or our NATIONAL Security..??

We highly suggest you get your skirt out to “FORT SUMPTa” and ask some tough questions to our VETERANS….!!! ON ……C A M E R A….!!!

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truth and consequences March 7, 2013 at 7:39 pm

LMAO! Give the lady a break. The children and interns are doing a great job getting her message out…if you are a republican in this district.

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Philip Branton March 7, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Dear Mrs. Colbert-Busch……….

Well,,,,,,,,,as you can plainly see by the voters here in the comment section of FITSNEWS that you have a lot of work to do.

If you really want to win this congressional seat….you need to FIRE your entire campaign ad staff…!!! Is this the best type of advertising that we are going to see from YOU…!? As a Christian Democrat….you should be MAD as Jesus in the Temple…!! Do you have any clue how upset women of the low country are…!?! You need to get some of these fine ladies on camera with YOU…!!! Heck….get a Jenny Sanford Look-a-like and offer some “con-soul-ment”……..!!!! Does Jenny Sanford approve of DRONES following a Governor on the Appalachian TRAIL…!?!?!

Geez…….”LizzY” (Fist Poundzzzzz…..!!!)

Elizabeth, ….(look at ME)…….you need to grab a hold of yourself and ask yourself what jobs are going to be created when GAS is 5 dollars a gallon….!?!?!

Elizabeth….do you think that Darla Moore is that stupid when she does her monthly BUDGET….!!!???

Mrs Busch, lets ask another question shall we..? Ask yourself just what type of passionate MEN do you have surrounding YOU on your campaign staff…!? If they are concerned about the number of yard signs or billboard rates then you need to FIRE them today….!!!! If any Man or Woman in a “6 degrees of Kevin Bacon” radius of your team has no clue about the ramifications of furloughs and BOEING batteries to our districts economy…..then FIRE them…!!! Is this the REAL type of campaign you think will WIN..?? Come…ON..!! At least tote around a “Teddy” bear and talk to some kids about school district ENERGY budgets…!?!???

Mrs. Busch….just how many low country women even understand how much our ports mean to this areas economy..!?!? …our state economy..?? …or our NATIONAL Security..??

We highly suggest you get your skirt out to “FORT SUMPTa” and ask some tough questions to our VETERANS….!!! ON ……C A M E R A….!!!

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truth and consequences March 7, 2013 at 7:39 pm

LMAO! Give the lady a break. The children and interns are doing a great job getting her message out…if you are a republican in this district.

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Crooner March 7, 2013 at 6:01 pm

I was enjoying some sashimi at the bar of a restaurant the other night that was playing Fox News on the TV. At one of the commercial breaks no fewer than three campaign ads by Republican SC-1 hopefuls played back-to-back-to-back.
I believe I’d be a little pissed if I’d spent good money for an ad that was essentially drowned out as it was being shown. Is that just the way things work or did the campaigns’ marketing directors screw up?

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Crooner March 7, 2013 at 6:01 pm

I was enjoying some sashimi at the bar of a restaurant the other night that was playing Fox News on the TV. At one of the commercial breaks no fewer than three campaign ads by Republican SC-1 hopefuls played back-to-back-to-back.
I believe I’d be a little pissed if I’d spent good money for an ad that was essentially drowned out as it was being shown. Is that just the way things work or did the campaigns’ marketing directors screw up?

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truth and consequences March 7, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Where does this Tinubu clone stand on gun rights,gay marriage and abortion? Why is she hiding her views on these issues? Many say these issues do not matter…its ONLY about JOBS…disagree…she is so extreme on social issues it disqualifies her from any chance of being elected.

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truth and consequences March 7, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Where does this Tinubu clone stand on gun rights,gay marriage and abortion? Why is she hiding her views on these issues? Many say these issues do not matter…its ONLY about JOBS…disagree…she is so extreme on social issues it disqualifies her from any chance of being elected.

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A horse is a horse, of course March 8, 2013 at 12:02 am

I understand that the TV production crew used a piece of thread to get Mr. Ed to move his lips on cue. After some time he learned how to move his lips on his own, when there was no one else talking.

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A horse is a horse, of course March 8, 2013 at 12:02 am

I understand that the TV production crew used a piece of thread to get Mr. Ed to move his lips on cue. After some time he learned how to move his lips on his own, when there was no one else talking.

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9" March 8, 2013 at 1:26 am

be patient.she’s learning how to whistle w/cum/cunt juice in her mouth…

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hopeyousleepwell March 8, 2013 at 11:47 am

@9…Are you talking about your Mother, wife,daughter or granddaughter?

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9" March 8, 2013 at 1:26 am

be patient.she’s learning how to whistle w/cum/cunt juice in her mouth…

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hopeyousleepwell March 8, 2013 at 11:47 am

@9…Are you talking about your Mother, wife,daughter or granddaughter?

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ECB Fan March 9, 2013 at 11:54 pm

For almost 20 years, Colbert-Busch worked as the director of sales and
marketing for Orient Overseas Container Line, a job that took her all
over North America and Europe. Elizabeth was named as the Chairwoman for the Maritime
Association of South Carolina, and the S.C. International Trade
Conference. She sits on the Brookings Institute’s Advisory Council on Exports and the
World Trade Center Charleston at the Metro Chamber of Commerce. In
recognition of the excellence of her work, Elizabeth was named Woman of
the Year by the prestigious Charleston Women in International Trade, and
one of the Journal of Commerce’s Top 20 Women in Transportation.

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ECB Fan March 9, 2013 at 11:54 pm

For almost 20 years, Colbert-Busch worked as the director of sales and
marketing for Orient Overseas Container Line, a job that took her all
over North America and Europe. Elizabeth was named as the Chairwoman for the Maritime
Association of South Carolina, and the S.C. International Trade
Conference. She sits on the Brookings Institute’s Advisory Council on Exports and the
World Trade Center Charleston at the Metro Chamber of Commerce. In
recognition of the excellence of her work, Elizabeth was named Woman of
the Year by the prestigious Charleston Women in International Trade, and
one of the Journal of Commerce’s Top 20 Women in Transportation.

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