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Brownback drops the ball at Wisconsin GOP convention

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by gmann001, May 13, 2007.

  1. gmann001

    gmann001 Cheesehead

    Sep 29, 2005
    CNN Website

    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."
  2. bozz_2006

    bozz_2006 Cheesehead

    Mar 24, 2006
    that's pretty funny. thanks for the great find and for giving me something new to read here.
  3. Green_Bay_Packers

    Green_Bay_Packers Cheesehead

    Mar 30, 2007
  4. gopackgo

    gopackgo Cheesehead

    Sep 12, 2006
    List of candidates I'm not voting for

    -Barack Obama
    -Sam Brownback
  5. Raider Pride

    Raider Pride Cheesehead

    Jul 17, 2005
    No Worries.

    When Hillary comes to town she will use T.T.'s fiscal business savvy as an example on how to reduce the national debt.

    That. I guarantee will get more"Boo's" and lose her the vote of most people on Packer Forum, if not Wisconsin.

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