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<A HREF="http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/020830/168/25f0t.html" TARGET=_blank>http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/020830/168/25f0t.html</A> <P>chevy v-8 powered 262, owned by Foreign Minister Alexander Downer...<P>he's showing it off to Colin Powell, a "Volvo Nut"
 

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Yes, he is a Volvo nut, but at the same time, doesn't have a lot of time for hobbies nowadays. Rumor is he has an S80 and a restored Amazon. <P>Among others<P>Paul Newman - 960 Wagon with 5.0 & Supercharger<P>David Letterman - same car as Newman, they built them at same time<P>Kofi Anaan - just got his bulletproof S80 today.
 

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and 3, he's speech is much better than Bush's uncertain and slow type.<P>and 4, he actually considers the concequences of attack Iraq...<P>oops this is a volvo board not a political board.. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>I wonder what kinda car he drives now
 

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Omega,<P>Well Marine was close, Colin Powell was in the military, but he was in the Army. He is a retired General.<P>William<p>[This message has been edited by William (edited 09-15-2002).]
 

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It only makes sense that Powell is a Volvo nut. After all, he's the only member of the current administration with any sense... :)
 

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I know that this is not the place for politics but I was rotfl when I read the third and fourth posts. A real knee slapper.<P>-Poritz
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Freeworld:<BR><B>After all, he's the only member of the current administration with any sense... :)</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>You are not kidding!<P>Yannis<P><P>
 

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Say, I smell a very interesting article that could be featured exclusively on Swedespeed. Seeing as George is located in Maryland. It may be difficult right now, but when things quiet down it definately could be worth a shot asking.<P>-Poritz
 

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Powell is a great guy personally and has been a member of our Volvo club for many years (WVC). Doesn't come to meetings of course, but keeps his dues paid. When he was still a three-star he lived in quarters on FT Meyer and kept his garage full of old Volvo parts. He rebuilt a 140 (I think) for his daughter to take to college. <P>He is, however, a bit too politicaly liberal for my tastes; a flaw that, unfortunately, I see runs rampant through the Volvo crowd. <p>[This message has been edited by PWSchuh (edited 09-15-2002).]
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by PWSchuh:<BR><B><BR>He is, however, a bit too politicaly liberal for my tastes; a flaw that, unfortunately, I see runs rampant through the Volvo crowd. <P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>Thank God that he is part of the Cabinet and he keeps sanity within the <B><I>warmongers</I></B> (see: Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Perle, etc.). I hope Bush listens to ONE iota that Powell tells him, although I doubt it.<P>Yannis<BR><P>
 

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I've been thinking of sending his office a letter. Given all that's going on, I am not so sure he has time to be granting interviews on Volvos, but you never know...<P>As for the Washington Volvo Club, do you think they'd be interested in a dedicated WVC forum here.
 

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"I hope Bush listens to ONE iota that Powell tells him, although I doubt it."<P><BR>I doubt it too and am certainly grateful for that! <BR>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by [email protected]:<BR><B>I've been thinking of sending his office a letter. Given all that's going on, I am not so sure he has time to be granting interviews on Volvos, but you never know...<P>As for the Washington Volvo Club, do you think they'd be interested in a dedicated WVC forum here.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>I agree George...I am pretty sure that he would grant you the interview but now is probably bad timing. You might as well send a letter to him, anyway, recognizing the fact that he is busy...you never know, he might find some time to oblige you or at least, next time, when you contact him again he may remember who you are!<P>Yannis<BR><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by PWSchuh:<BR><B>"I hope Bush listens to ONE iota that Powell tells him, although I doubt it."<P><BR>I doubt it too and am certainly grateful for that! </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>Whatever...let's agree to disagree, OK?<P>Yannis<BR><P>
 

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I'll stay away from the political discussion. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>You never know. I know I pass a background check, because my wife worked a Gore rehearsal dinner party in DC a few years ago. I figured they checked us out... <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif">
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by [email protected]:<BR><B><BR>You never know. I know I pass a background check, because my wife worked a Gore rehearsal dinner party in DC a few years ago. I figured they checked us out... <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>George,<P>that would be the kiss of death, then! You will be instantly branded a...liberal which means you are immoral, unethical, a communist, not a true American, etc., etc. You know, hysteria in its true form! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P><BR>Yannis<BR><P>
 

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My wife is very liberal, and my sister and dad are very conservative. I've learned to keep my mouth shut. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif">
 
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