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The Handshake That Was
and the One That Wasn´t

Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 7/9/2014 10:19:48 PM

Texas Gov. Rick Perry greeted President Obama when he arrived in Texas today for two fundraisers. As I discussed here, Perry originally said he would not greet the president, proposing instead a meeting to discuss the illegal immigration crisis at the Texas border (and elsewhere). In the end, the two reached a compromise. Obama invited Perry to a roundtable discussion on immigration and reportedly agreed to a one-on-one meeting. Perry greeted him at the airport. By contrast, Colorado Sen. Mark Udall reportedly was nowhere to be found when Obama visited Colorado for a fundraiser on Udall’s behalf. According to ABC

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/10/2014 12:31:19 AM     (No. 9917800)

Was it a Jan Brewer moment ?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mizzmac, 7/10/2014 4:57:43 AM     (No. 9917870)

Regarding Udall and other Dems avoiding him: the POTUS is kryptonite to his own party now. They know to steer clear.

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