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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 02:02 PM

First Transgender Elected Official Pressured to Step Down

http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/11/27/first_transgender_elected_official_pressured_to_step_down.html

First Transgender Elected Official Pressured to Step Down


Stacie Marie Laughton (D) made history when she was elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives earlier this month and became the first elected transgender official in the nation.

However, the Laconia Daily Sun now reports that Laughton was convicted in 2008 for "conspiracy to commit credit card fraud" and served four and a half months in jail.

While convicted felons can run for office in New Hampshire as long as they have completed their sentence, ABC News reports Republicans are calling for Laughton to step down.

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babylonsister Nov 2012 OP
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #1
smaug Nov 2012 #6
Jackpine Radical Nov 2012 #2
bullwinkle428 Nov 2012 #3
The Wielding Truth Nov 2012 #4
Lionessa Nov 2012 #5
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #7
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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 02:05 PM

1. No she should stay.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 02:10 PM

6. Absolutely

I guess them thar reTHUGlikkklans never heard of Christian forgiveness, or second chances. Challenge them to their face on 'throwing the first stone.' How have they paid their debt to society?

And, since sentence was served, appears to me that they're the ones morally breaking the law.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 02:06 PM

2. Two thoughts:

First, I simply hope that she stands up to the bastards.

And second, two can play at the witch-hunt game.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 02:07 PM

3. Well, we had two convicted felons (DWI each) running the White House, so

I can't really see what the problem is, from a non-teabagger perspective.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 02:08 PM

4. If Boehner can pass out Tobacco checks on the floor of the House and be Speaker...

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Republican... heal they-selves!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 02:08 PM

5. Doesn't appear to have anything to do with her transgender status, and

 

I guess I can see the point that having someone involved in financial fraud conspiracy within the past 5-10 years would be reason to be concerned, though I imagine most of the repubs in NH have equally serious skeletons in their closets. I imagine the repubs skeletons are and have been more thoroughly hidden than Stacie's.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 02:11 PM

7. She was elected legally , served her time, CASE CLOSED

vitter has sex with prositute ...... still serves
mccain senile ...... still serves
ensign has sex with other women ......... resigned with pension
boner has sex with other women ...... still serves
and the list goes on

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 02:18 PM

8. The Laconia Daily Sun has failed it's readership.

The time to share this information was during the campaign, not now, when it is irrelevant.

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