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Old 05-13-2007   #1
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Brownback drops the ball at Wisconsin GOP convention

Rachael and I will probably be the only ones that understand what a dumb mistake this was, but I put it up because I thought, as a fellow Wisconsinite, she would find it funny. (hint - Football is a religion in Wisconsin and Favre is their god.)


Quarterback Brett Favre is the only three-time MVP in the NFL and has led the Green Bay Packers to two Super Bowls.

LAKE GENEVA, Wisconsin (AP) -- Note to Sen. Sam Brownback: In Packerland, it's not cool to diss Brett Favre.

The GOP presidential hopeful drew boos and groans Friday at the Wisconsin Republican Party convention when he used a football analogy to talk about the need to focus on families.

"This is fundamental blocking and tackling," he said. "This is your line in football. If you don't have a line, how many passes can Peyton Manning complete? Greatest quarterback, maybe, in NFL history."

Oops, wrong team to mention in Wisconsin, once described by Gov. Tommy Thompson as the place "where eagles soar, Harleys roar and Packers score."

Realizing what he had said, the Kansas Republican slumped at the podium and put his head in his hands.

"That's really bad," he said. "That will go down in history. I apologize."

His apology brought a smattering of applause and laughter. He tried to recover, saying former Packer Bart Starr may be the greatest of all time, but the crowd was still restless.

"Let's take Favre then," Brownback said. "The Packers are great. I'm sorry. How many passes does he complete without a line?"

"All of them!" more than one person yelled from the back.


"I'm not sure how I recover from this," Brownback said. "My point is we've got to rebuild the family. I'll get off this."
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Old 05-18-2007   #2
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Re: Brownback drops the ball at Wisconsin GOP convention

Hahaha! That gave me quite the chuckle, indeed! That poor, unsuspecting fellow and his innocent analogy. Wow.

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(hint - Football is a religion in Wisconsin and Favre is their god.)
Not...always. Admittedly, for some sports enthusiasm has morphed into something suspiciously cult-like, but the only willing involvement I (and a few other rebels I know) personally have with Packerism is a deep, platonic love of cheeseheads (pieces of foam cheese that one places upon one's...head...like a hat...only it's a piece of strangely porous cheddar, you see? *Gulps*). Used to own one, though I am not a true Packerist. I miss it.
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Re: Brownback drops the ball at Wisconsin GOP convention

Reminds me of the Lambert field incident. Teehee!
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