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Old 07-25-2008, 11:45 AM
 
Location: los angeles
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LOL, the irony is in American politics you can't "just do" something until you get the job... and you can't get the job until you do a lot of talking. If you want a leader who can start out by "just doing" you have to have a dictator or a king.

In this election, the realistic choice is between someone who travels to Europe and the Middle east to talk with political leaders... and someone who goes to Aspen to talk with the Dali Lama. But I'm glad to see McCain is getting a groove on--it might help his bowels if he can balance his psychic energy.


Isn't it remarkable that a Republican would seek out the Dali Lama?
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Old 07-25-2008, 11:49 AM
 
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Isn't it remarkable that a Republican would seek out the Dali Lama?
Not at all. Just the opposite.

March 19, 2008

The Dalai Lama sent a letter today to Sen. John McCain, thanking him for "concern you have shown regarding the sad turn of events in Tibet and for your efforts to persuade the Chinese authorities to exercise restraint in dealing with the demonstrations."

McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, issued a statement Tuesday in which he called the Dalai Lama, the spiritual Tibetan leader, "a man of peace who reflects the hopes and aspirations of Tibetans." McCain urged the Chinese government to open a "genuine dialogue" with the Dalai Lama and urged the release of monks detained for "peacefully expressing their views" and "full outside access" to Tibet.

The Dalai Lama Writes McCain | The Trail | washingtonpost.com
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Old 07-25-2008, 11:57 AM
 
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Not at all. Just the opposite.

March 19, 2008

The Dalai Lama sent a letter today to Sen. John McCain, thanking him for "concern you have shown regarding the sad turn of events in Tibet and for your efforts to persuade the Chinese authorities to exercise restraint in dealing with the demonstrations."

McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, issued a statement Tuesday in which he called the Dalai Lama, the spiritual Tibetan leader, "a man of peace who reflects the hopes and aspirations of Tibetans." McCain urged the Chinese government to open a "genuine dialogue" with the Dalai Lama and urged the release of monks detained for "peacefully expressing their views" and "full outside access" to Tibet.

The Dalai Lama Writes McCain | The Trail | washingtonpost.com
OK McCain! You go Boy
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