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Romney Fundraiser Indicted – Republican Crooks Allowed For A Price

Posted by bosskitty on August 11, 2007

Romney Fund-Raiser Resigns

AMES, Iowa–A top fund-raiser for Mitt Romney who was indicted this week in Maryland on a $32 million fraud scheme has resigned from his position with the campaign as a national finance committee co-chair, a spokesman for Mr. Romney said.

A federal grand jury in Maryland unsealed its 23-count indictment of the fund-raiser, Alan B. Fabian, 43, on Thursday for money laundering, mail fraud, bankruptcy fraud, perjury and obstruction of justice.

Mr. Fabian, who had been one of 35 co-chairs on Mr. Romney’s national finance committee, allegedly ran up $32 million in fake purchases with his consulting company, Maximus Inc., based in northern Virginia, and pocketed the money for himself. He became a “bundler,” one of those who commit to bringing in large sums through their own networks of donors, for Mr. Romney’s campaign back in January, having previously served as a major fundraiser for George W. Bush.

Mr. Fabian contributed the maximum of $2,300 to Mr. Romney’s candidacy. The campaign will be returning his contribution, said Eric Fehrnstrom, a Romney campaign spokesman.

“We have accepted Mr. Fabian’s resignation from his unpaid, volunteer position on the national finance committee,” he said in a statement.

You won’t find this on the front page of Main Scream Media. Notice, Mr. Fabian was a major fund raiser for King George, too. Don’t remember that one making news either. Wonder what kind of perks Mr. Fabian received from the ‘A-Bomb-A-Nation’, above the law, doesn’t apply to me, executive privilege, Republican Dick-tatorship. Probably a ‘no-bid’ contract to launder money. The ‘I’m special and your not’ idiots running this country, are sharing their ‘how-to’ manual with the Romney Family Campaign Association. Of course they accept Fabian’s resignation, but I do not hear any apologies for using a criminal to squeeze voter’s pockets. So what if his buddies are criminals, as long as they have money.

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Cream Floats To The Top, Candidate Field Narrows

Posted by bosskitty on August 9, 2007

Romney Surges While McCain Collapses and Obama Shows Crossover Support

(August 8, 2007) Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is surging in a new poll, while U.S. Sen. John McCain, Ariz., has virtually collapsed. Meanwhile, U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, Ill., shows surprising crossover support.

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“Of the Democratic candidates, Obama shows the most crossover support in this poll,” said Redlawsk, although he emphasized that Obama’s number doesn’t hold any meaning for the caucuses. “What we’re seeing at this early stage, among people looking forward to the November 2008 election, is that Obama is the Democrat Republicans are most likely to vote for.”

Just like ‘crossover music’ a crossover candidate could be a hit! Obama, like him or not, is emerging as a promising candidate. Obama’s words draw a lot of microscopic scrutiny, but, compared with the verbal farts we have grown used to, Obama’s words smell so much better. Obama appears to stay focused and has a thoughtful response to questions … he actually answers them instead of shifting to another topic like most politicians are guilty of. I personally don’t endorse anyone yet, but as the ‘world turns’ the cream is floating to the top and we soon will have our true selections before us. Everyone knows what the issues are, everyone has an idea of the world they want to live in, just watch for the candidate that will bring us that world.

Posted in Accountability, candidates, Iowa, Legacy, McCain, Mitt Romney, Obama, Politics, polls | 2 Comments »

Romney’s Five Sons

Posted by nytexan on August 8, 2007

Let’s say Romney gets elected and the war is still going on, will the boys enlist or will they have jobs in the White House? My guess is they will be in the White House. The elite never join unless they come from a military family.

  • BETTENDORF, Iowa – Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Wednesday defended his five sons’ decision not to enlist in the military, saying they’re showing their support for the country by “helping me get elected.”
  • Romney, who did not serve in Vietnam due to his Mormon missionary work and a high draft lottery number, was asked the question by an anti-war activist after a speech in which he called for “a surge of support” for U.S. forces in Iraq.
  • “The good news is that we have a volunteer Army and that’s the way we’re going to keep it,” Romney told some 200 people gathered in an abbey near the Mississippi River that had been converted into a hotel. “My sons are all adults and they’ve made decisions about their careers and they’ve chosen not to serve in the military and active duty and I respect their decision in that regard.”
  • He added: “One of the ways my sons are showing support for our nation is helping me get elected because they think I’d be a great president.”
  • Romney’s five sons range in age from 37 to 26 and have worked as real estate developers, sports marketers and advertising executives. They are now actively campaigning for their father and have a “Five Brothers” blog on Romney’s campaign Web site.
  • Romney noted that his middle son, 36-year-old Josh, was completing a recreational vehicle tour of all 99 Iowa counties on Wednesday and said, “I respect that and respect all those and the way they serve this great country.”
  • The woman who asked the question, Rachel Griffiths, 41, of Milan, Ill., identified herself as a member of Quad City Progressive Action for the Common Good, as well as the sister of an Army major who had served in Iraq.
  • “Of course not,” Griffiths said when asked if she was satisfied with Romney’s answer. “He told me the way his son shows support for our military and our nation is to buy a Winnebago and ride across Iowa and help him get elected.”

I guess it does take a village.

Posted in Election, GOP, Iraq, military, Mitt Romney, News, Politics, Republican, War | 2 Comments »

Priceless Quotes From GOP Debate

Posted by bosskitty on August 5, 2007

(CNN Political Ticker) – Several Republican presidential candidates distanced themselves from President Bush’s foreign policy doctrine, and questioned the role of Vice President Cheney, during Sunday morning’s nationally-televised debate.

The foreign policy comments came in response to a question during on President Bush’s second term goal of spreading democracy and ending tyranny, during the debate from Des Moines, Iowa, broadcast on ABC’s “This Week.

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney said. “I’m not a carbon copy of President Bush. And there are things I would do that would be done differently.”

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee said he would not follow the policy, saying “sometimes when you get what you want, you don’t get want what you get.” He said, “this is a great case of that happening. I don’t think it’s the job of the United States to export our form of government…I don’t think we can force people to accept our way of life, our way of government.”

Former Texas Congressman Ron Paul told the audience, “There’s nothing wrong with spreading our values around the world, but it is wrong to spread him by force.”

Moderator George Stephanopoulos noted in the question the victory of Hamas in Gaza, Hezbollah in Lebanon and President Ahmadinejad in Iran during free elections. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said, “in some cases, maybe going to elections so quickly is a mistake. Maybe the thing to do is to first make sure that you’ve developed the bedrock for democracy.”

On the role of the Vice President, Senator Sam Brownback, R-Kansas, said “Dick Cheney came in with a lot of experience, He came in with a lot of experience on defense, foreign policy issues, And I think the president over-relied on that. I think Dick Cheney has done an admirable job. I think the president’s over-relied on that.”

Senator John McCain, R-Arizona, said “I would be very careful that everybody understood that there’s only one president.”

But there were defenders of President Bush and Vice President Cheney’s role. Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson said, “I believe that Vice President Cheney is criticized for a lot of things he doesn’t do.”

And Romney added, “it’s been very popular lately for people to be critical of the president and vice president. And I know they make mistakes. But they have kept us safe these last six years. Let’s not forget that.”

Ron Paul, Rudy Giuliani, Duncan Hunter, Tom Tancredo, Mitt Romney, John McCain, Sam Brownback, Mike Huckabee CNN Political Desk Managing Editor Steve Brusk

Posted in ABC, CNN, debate, Duncan Hunter, GOP, John McCain, Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, Reich, Republican, Ron Paul, Rudy Giuliani, Sam Brownback, Tom Tancredo | 6 Comments »