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    Shawn Johnson Month (September)

    Is it just me, or is that just a bit over the edge?



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    Re: Shawn Johnson Month (September)

    I guess for those who don't know, the Polk County Board of Supervisors just declared September Shawn Johnson Month...



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    Re: Shawn Johnson Month (September)

    I'd totally be like, "Mom, I'm not doing my chores this month, I don't know if you've heard but it's Shawn Johnson month..see you in October."


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    Re: Shawn Johnson Month (September)

    I can totally understand a day...but a month? That's borderline plain creepy.



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    Re: Shawn Johnson Month (September)

    Does this mean we get to hear even MORE about her!?!?!?? I haven't heard enough yet!


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    Re: Shawn Johnson Month (September)

    I'm not necessarily against it. It's a HUGE accomplishment. Declaring it Shawn Johnson month doesn't change your life at all, just another honor for her IMO.


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    Re: Shawn Johnson Month (September)

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    I can totally understand a day...but a month? That's borderline plain creepy.
    I agree - but don't blame Shawn for this. After all, she asked the Wells Fargo crowd, 'Why are you all here?" That was priceless.
    I do think Keith Murphy is kind of creepy...



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    Re: Shawn Johnson Month (September)

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Is it just me, or is that just a bit over the edge?
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    Re: Shawn Johnson Month (September)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    I agree - but don't blame Shawn for this. After all, she asked the Wells Fargo crowd, 'Why are you all here?" That was priceless.
    I do think Keith Murphy is kind of creepy...
    "Why are you all here for me?" That was great!!

    And this 7 year old who just forgot this question is hilarious...



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    Re: Shawn Johnson Month (September)

    Quite over the top. It is kind of like a baseball player hitting his first home run. You don't go mad in a celebration, you trot around the field like you have done it before.
    Iowa needs to act like they have done it before.



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    Re: Shawn Johnson Month (September)

    Not being from Iowa, over the last 10 years of living here I've come to realize that if the media outlets in Iowa can find a link between any one significant person or event with the state of Iowa... they will.

    To some extent is seems pretty sad; especially when it's "so-n-so's brother's big sister who holds the world record for eating the largest footlong sandwich once had an uncle with a dog that bit a guy that used to live in Adair County, Iowa..." kind of things.

    But at the same times makes me happy to see something of true significance (i.e. Shawn Johnson) get a good amount of attention here. She is a gold medalist... best in the world (and did it without lying about her age I might add) so I say give her all the attention that goes with it.



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    Re: Shawn Johnson Month (September)

    Quote Originally Posted by MNclone View Post
    Quite over the top. It is kind of like a baseball player hitting his first home run. You don't go mad in a celebration, you trot around the field like you have done it before.
    Iowa needs to act like they have done it before.
    but Iowa hasn't...no matter what you think, it IS a big deal in Iowa. Also, you can't compare hitting a home run to winning an olympic gold medal, no comparison. As I said before, I'm pretty sure this isn't going to affect your life, just a way of acknowledging her accomplishments.


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    Re: Shawn Johnson Month (September)

    From the last 6 months of coverage I would say it "the year of Shawn Johnson".



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    Re: Shawn Johnson Month (September)

    She deserves whatever accolades she gets.

    End of story.



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    Re: Shawn Johnson Month (September)

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    She deserves whatever accolades she gets.

    End of story.
    Bingo.


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