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wordpix2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 07:59 PM
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11. this guy Coffee a known thug
Edited on Wed Jan-25-06 08:04 PM by wordpix2
snip> The two lobbyists were hired in 2003 by a pair of businessmen with rsums out of a James Bond movie. One, a Syrian gambler nicknamed "The Fat Man," made his fortune in Middle East arms deals. The other, a felon, was banned from East Coast racetracks in the 1980s for his connections to organized crime and has a Tennessee rap sheet for trying to defraud Elvis Presley.

"Ties to TX?" Bush's old drinking buds??????

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Ties to Texas
Mr. Coffee was deputy campaign manager for George W. Bush's first run for governor in 1994. After the election, he was Texas' director of state-federal relations until 1998. He then joined the Washington lobbying firm O'Connor & Hannan.

He was known for close connections to the Bush family. In 2000, the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call said some lobbyists called him "Bush's 'eyes and ears' on K Street."

It's not unusual for powerful law firms to offer lobbying services. Locke Liddell's lobbying business represents a wide range of clients, including a number of firms in the telecommunications, energy and health care industries.

Ms. Gilbert, the firm's director of strategic communications, said Locke Liddell's October announcement of a new Washington office was not timed to coincide with Ms. Miers' nomination to the Supreme Court.

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