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    Re: Report: Sarah Palin quits bus tour halfway through, retreats to Alaska

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Did you help him out with that?

    I told him to show up drunk the next day

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    Re: Report: Sarah Palin quits bus tour halfway through, retreats to Alaska

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    You know what - I've never met someone who is just a stay at home mom or something run of the mill like that who went for jury duty - everyone I've know has been teachers, politicians (like my town's mayor) etc. . . interesting.
    Sure, local level. Do we see McCain, Beck, Obama, Oberman, or anyone of equal celebery status serve? I'm not sure people of her status serve on jurty duty, and if they did, I bet we couldn't keep court TV away.

    BTW, I've never been asked. Just saying.

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    Re: Report: Sarah Palin quits bus tour halfway through, retreats to Alaska

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    I told him to show up drunk the next day
    SO.. you like 'em drunk, huh

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    Re: Report: Sarah Palin quits bus tour halfway through, retreats to Alaska

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    I don't think you are being honest with yourself. Everything she does is highly criticized. For crying out loud, if she uses non-dairy creamer in her coffee, you'd see a five hour special on MSNBC about how she hates Wisconsin.
    I think she draws attention to herself and does silly things that opens her up for criticism. If she didn't work so hard at it, I don't think she'd seen near as much.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Report: Sarah Palin quits bus tour halfway through, retreats to Alaska

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    If you have proof she has not been called to jury duty, please link to it. Otherwise, you're just spouting nonsense as usual.
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    Re: Report: Sarah Palin quits bus tour halfway through, retreats to Alaska

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Sure, local level. Do we see McCain, Beck, Obama, Oberman, or anyone of equal celebery status serve? I'm not sure people of her status serve on jurty duty, and if they did, I bet we couldn't keep court TV away.

    BTW, I've never been asked. Just saying.

    Joe Biden goes to court -- for jury duty; joins latest line of high-profile politicians to serve

    BY NINA MANDELL
    DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
    Monday, January 24, 2011


    Even the vice president can't get out of jury duty.
    Joe Biden was spotted at the New Castle County Courthouse in Wilmington, Del., amid other prospective jurors -- just the latest in a long string of high-profile politicians to serve their civic duty.
    Biden, according to the Wilmington News Journal, was dismissed midday without having serve on a jury.
    According to the newspaper, he sat in the center of the room, wearing a suit and mixed with other prospective jurors -- until he had to excuse himself to take phone calls, including one from his boss.



    Despite saying he was happy to show, Biden probably could have been exempt from jury duty. The court excuses people from jury service upon showing undue hardship, extreme inconvenience or public necessity, the website said.
    But Biden, who as a sitting senator also served in 2000, told the newspaper that he was just fulfilling his civic duty.
    "I don't consider myself different than any other person," he said. "This is important -- it is an honor to be part of the system. I hope the President serves in Chicago if he is called."
    And with that, the vice president committed one of his famous Bidenisms. The President was, in fact, called in Chicago last January, but told the court he couldn't make it -- it's not clear whether he postponed it or just canceled.
    Biden wasn't the only member of the White House to be called for jury duty.
    During his presidency, George W. Bush was summoned in Texas, but postponed his appearance.
    Numerous politicians have also been spotted in the jury pool.
    Last week, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan reported for jury duty in Washington and in 2010, U.S. Attorney Attorney Eric Holder served -- but also was never called to a case.
    In 2003, former President Bill Clinton was dismissed by a judge despite being willing to serve on a gang-related shooting.
    With News Wire Services


    Joe Biden goes to court -- for jury duty; joins latest line of high-profile politicians to serve - New York Daily News

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    Re: Report: Sarah Palin quits bus tour halfway through, retreats to Alaska

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Joe Biden goes to court -- for jury duty; joins latest line of high-profile politicians to serve

    BY NINA MANDELL
    DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
    Monday, January 24, 2011


    Even the vice president can't get out of jury duty.
    Joe Biden was spotted at the New Castle County Courthouse in Wilmington, Del., amid other prospective jurors -- just the latest in a long string of high-profile politicians to serve their civic duty.
    Biden, according to the Wilmington News Journal, was dismissed midday without having serve on a jury.
    According to the newspaper, he sat in the center of the room, wearing a suit and mixed with other prospective jurors -- until he had to excuse himself to take phone calls, including one from his boss.



    Despite saying he was happy to show, Biden probably could have been exempt from jury duty. The court excuses people from jury service upon showing undue hardship, extreme inconvenience or public necessity, the website said.
    But Biden, who as a sitting senator also served in 2000, told the newspaper that he was just fulfilling his civic duty.
    "I don't consider myself different than any other person," he said. "This is important -- it is an honor to be part of the system. I hope the President serves in Chicago if he is called."
    And with that, the vice president committed one of his famous Bidenisms. The President was, in fact, called in Chicago last January, but told the court he couldn't make it -- it's not clear whether he postponed it or just canceled.
    Biden wasn't the only member of the White House to be called for jury duty.
    During his presidency, George W. Bush was summoned in Texas, but postponed his appearance.
    Numerous politicians have also been spotted in the jury pool.
    Last week, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan reported for jury duty in Washington and in 2010, U.S. Attorney Attorney Eric Holder served -- but also was never called to a case.
    In 2003, former President Bill Clinton was dismissed by a judge despite being willing to serve on a gang-related shooting.
    With News Wire Services


    Joe Biden goes to court -- for jury duty; joins latest line of high-profile politicians to serve - New York Daily News
    So where is the backlash against Biden for stopping his duties as VP in order to report for jury duty? Surely that is much worse than suspending a bus tour.

    Isn't it?

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    Re: Report: Sarah Palin quits bus tour halfway through, retreats to Alaska

    That surprises me. I stand corrected on that. But I will still be surprised if she actually serves.

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    Re: Report: Sarah Palin quits bus tour halfway through, retreats to Alaska

    The Media only tagged on the the tour thinking was the prelude to her announcing she's running for the presidency. When they figured out that she probably isn't because Bachmann jumped in ahead of her...they no longer had a story. Thus Palin shutdown the tour. It wouldn't be hard for her to suggest to someone in her county that she'd just love to serve on JD. Nothing like a little JD to save face.

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    Re: Report: Sarah Palin quits bus tour halfway through, retreats to Alaska

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    So where is the backlash against Biden for stopping his duties as VP in order to report for jury duty? Surely that is much worse than suspending a bus tour.

    Isn't it?
    He actually didn't, btw. He went in, and was released by midday. While there, he excused himself to take calls and such. Just saying.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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