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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-05 10:48 PM
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62. This is EXCELLENT!!! From THIS UPDATE at Daily Kos, it went well
and the story is finally starting to spread. Word is, she was contacted by Democratic staff (see the highlighted text in the Kos comments below).

Here's the update at Kos - most of the information is in the replies to the brief post:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/4/15/232755/637

More Bolton


by Al Rodgers
Fri Apr 15th, 2005 at 20:27:55 PDT

Melody Townsel, The Subject of Today's Lead Diary "Horrifying, personal John Bolton story" will be interviewed at 9:45 pm Pacific Daylight Time on Air America's Majority Report.
East Coast Listeners say it's an incredible interview: with further info on Bolton's attacks, and how the Democratic Staff of the Foreign Relations Committee contacted her today - presumably in response to the DKOS Alerts and Diary.


Here are some of the salient replies to this post - I suggest you go to the Kos link and read them all, there are only a couple of dozen:

(snip)
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You can link here:
http://www.620kpoj.com/listen/index.php
http://www.quakeradio.com/listenlive.html

Coming up in half an hour.

by Al Rodgers on Fri Apr 15th, 2005 at 21:11:24 PDT
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(snip - some names and links of blogs that are said to have picked up the story)
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I missed it
How did it go?
by ksh01 on Fri Apr 15th, 2005 at 22:28:56 PDT
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Distasteful
He went around trying to blacklist her by telling people not to work with her because "she was under investigation" (and she wasn't); he went around making negative comments, to others, about her weight; and then he went around telling people that she was a lesbian (which she is, but which she didn't reveal that to others).

She said that she e-mailed her letter at the beginning of the week to the senate, and today she was contacted by the minority staff.

can't help but thinking that DKos and the other blogs that circulated the letter, played a role in that.
by Al Rodgers on Fri Apr 15th, 2005 at 22:44:33 PDT
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Thanks, Al, but
how did she do? Did she sound credible? Will she make a good witness?

by ksh01 on Fri Apr 15th, 2005 at 22:46:15 PDT
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Female Richard Clarke - Straight Talk

I was really impressed with out she just state facts - like Clarke, she gave off a "I have nothing to hide...the truth we set us free" feel.

by Al Rodgers on Sat Apr 16th, 2005 at 00:06:33 PDT
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  -From a Kos diary: 'Horrifying, personal John Bolton story" Nothing Without Hope  Apr-16-05 02:09 PM   #0 
  - Scum Sucking SonOfABitch !!! - Come On Folks, Time To Nominate This !!!  WillyT   Apr-16-05 02:16 PM   #1 
  - Keep nominating folks.  unhappycamper   Apr-16-05 02:19 PM   #2 
  - The inmates are running the asylum - this is unbelievable.  smirkymonkey   Apr-16-05 02:22 PM   #3 
  - With something this remarkable,  Dr_eldritch   Apr-16-05 02:26 PM   #4 
  - The Kos diarist is the best friend of the letter writer  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-16-05 02:32 PM   #6 
  - Thank you  acmejack   Apr-16-05 02:44 PM   #9 
  - Funny thing, though...  punpirate   Apr-16-05 03:09 PM   #18 
  - Yes, this account needs to be CORROBORATED  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-16-05 03:19 PM   #21 
  - I worked under a small group of men like this  Daphne08   Apr-16-05 08:20 PM   #39 
     - Try working in real-estate.  Dr_eldritch   Apr-17-05 12:09 AM   #69 
  - It's weird, I know I'm proceeding from the assumption that Republicans are  Gonnabuymeagun   Apr-16-05 02:30 PM   #5 
  - I Think He's The Evil Twin Of Captain Kangaroo !!!  WillyT   Apr-16-05 02:37 PM   #7 
     - I see what you mean - but there is real madness in his eyes  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-16-05 02:43 PM   #8 
     - Oh... He Has Loathing In His Eyes... And Not Just For Himself !!!  WillyT   Apr-16-05 03:10 PM   #19 
     - You owe Captain Kangaroo an apology  Steve_DeShazer   Apr-16-05 02:51 PM   #13 
        - Therefore, The 'Evil Twin' Part... Ya See... Capt'n Good, Bolton Evil !!!  WillyT   Apr-16-05 03:01 PM   #15 
           - Yeah, but the resemblance isn't there, IMO  Steve_DeShazer   Apr-16-05 03:09 PM   #17 
              - OK... So They Were Fraternal Twins... LOL !!!  WillyT   Apr-16-05 03:15 PM   #20 
  - All this is on top of the fact that Bolton is known to despise the UN  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-16-05 02:50 PM   #10 
  - This man is disgusting  FreedomAngel82   Apr-16-05 02:50 PM   #11 
  - Yeah, THIS is the guy I want to represent us at the U.N.  ClintonTyree   Apr-16-05 02:51 PM   #12 
  - I believe the nomination of Bolton shows that Bush wants to destroy the UN  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-16-05 03:00 PM   #14 
     - Says a lot about Bush appointing "scum from the bottom of the barrel"  Tigress DEM   Apr-16-05 08:18 PM   #38 
        - I wonder why he does that  FreedomAngel82   Apr-16-05 08:20 PM   #40 
           - If his agenda were to get someone who would "do the right thing" he would  Tigress DEM   Apr-16-05 09:48 PM   #54 
           - I think that what we despise in Bolton's character, the neocons admire  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-17-05 01:05 AM   #71 
  - Here's a TinyURL for this thread in case you want to send out a link to it  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-16-05 03:06 PM   #16 
  - just sounds like a typical repuke wack job  leftofthedial   Apr-16-05 03:21 PM   #22 
  - I'm kind of assuming that these tactics are typical of the cabal --  DeepModem Mom   Apr-16-05 03:50 PM   #23 
  - Maybe they have something on McCain  FreedomAngel82   Apr-16-05 08:21 PM   #41 
     - Or threat --  DeepModem Mom   Apr-16-05 10:42 PM   #61 
  - There are currently 345 responses to the Kos post on this letter  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-16-05 03:55 PM   #24 
  - do a google search  itsjustme   Apr-16-05 04:51 PM   #28 
  - here is info  itsjustme   Apr-16-05 05:20 PM   #30 
  - My Opinion Only  itsjustme   Apr-16-05 05:25 PM   #31 
  - Kick and Nominated. This guy may be worse than Kerik.  Vektor   Apr-16-05 04:17 PM   #25 
  - Kerik was just  FreedomAngel82   Apr-16-05 08:23 PM   #42 
     - .  Vektor   Apr-17-05 01:51 PM   #85 
  - What's the big deal?? Sounds like business as usual, to me...  driver8   Apr-16-05 04:25 PM   #26 
  - "he went straight for the low road & stayed there"--perfect qualifications  lostnfound   Apr-16-05 04:53 PM   #29 
  - My thoughts exactly  Laurab   Apr-16-05 07:42 PM   #37 
  - Barbara Boxer is on the record, calling this sinkscum a  sfexpat2000   Apr-16-05 04:29 PM   #27 
  - Who has a connection to BB?  paineinthearse   Apr-16-05 05:32 PM   #32 
     - We all have a connection to BB:  sfexpat2000   Apr-16-05 05:46 PM   #33 
  - Hope, I trust you sent this to the Kahuna.  RevCheesehead   Apr-16-05 05:46 PM   #34 
  - A C-span caller with a British accent asked a great question...  spooky3   Apr-16-05 06:46 PM   #35 
  - Wow! I so love dry Brittish humor!  Tigress DEM   Apr-16-05 08:25 PM   #43 
  - So true  FreedomAngel82   Apr-16-05 08:25 PM   #44 
  - Vet this one CAREFULLY before you go with it, guys...  Junkdrawer   Apr-16-05 06:57 PM   #36 
  - Yes, corroboration is needed: WE DON'T WANT ANOTHER RATHERGATE  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-16-05 08:39 PM   #45 
  - New York Times article  dissident0   Apr-16-05 08:43 PM   #46 
  - Reading this excerpt - it looks like they're TRYING TO BURY HER STORY!  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-16-05 09:12 PM   #48 
     - Ah, she must be a registered DEM then.  Tigress DEM   Apr-16-05 09:43 PM   #53 
  - Bolton is a Monster in a Rubber Suit!  dxstone   Apr-16-05 08:51 PM   #47 
  - Do we know who was the PRIMARY HUB comtractor?  napi21   Apr-16-05 09:14 PM   #49 
  - Yes, we need to know. The statement in the NYT article was very  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-16-05 09:21 PM   #50 
  - Possible Republican SWAY VOTES  Tigress DEM   Apr-16-05 09:25 PM   #51 
  - CALLING WILL PITT!! WE NEED AN INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST STAT!!!  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-16-05 09:28 PM   #52 
  - Truth Out on Bolton from 4/13 - Let's ask Ray McGovern to dig up facts...  Tigress DEM   Apr-16-05 10:08 PM   #56 
  - For me, the issue is reaching Will Pitt and/or Ray McGovern and  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-16-05 10:20 PM   #58 
     - Will is a good guy, if he is in the country is my concern...  Tigress DEM   Apr-16-05 10:29 PM   #60 
        - I know he's a good guy, but he's a very busy good guy with an email  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-16-05 10:54 PM   #63 
  - Please do. I did some searching on the net, but failed.  napi21   Apr-16-05 10:12 PM   #57 
     - Still working on it!  Tigress DEM   Apr-16-05 10:25 PM   #59 
        - GOT IT!!  Tigress DEM   Apr-16-05 11:00 PM   #64 
           - Great! I'll email too. Here are the links to the NYT article & MP3 file  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-16-05 11:27 PM   #66 
           - OK, I've finally PMed Will - hope he will be able to respond.  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-17-05 03:50 AM   #77 
  - Air America Radio last night  Terre   Apr-16-05 10:08 PM   #55 
  - This is EXCELLENT!!! From THIS UPDATE at Daily Kos, it went well  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-16-05 10:48 PM   #62 
  - Majority Report Transcript  Tigress DEM   Apr-16-05 11:38 PM   #67 
     - Tigress, I tried it and couldn't find written transcripts, but the MP3  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-17-05 12:15 AM   #70 
        - No written transcripts.  Tigress DEM   Apr-17-05 02:30 AM   #73 
           - Yes, I feel the same way. Her being up front about which allegations were  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-17-05 02:42 AM   #75 
  - MP3 FILES of Melody Townsel AAR INTERVIEW  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-16-05 11:20 PM   #65 
  - Clearer sight from far away: great take on Bolton from a Pakistani paper  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-16-05 11:57 PM   #68 
  - Funny How FAUX News wants to appear UN Biased....but can't  Tigress DEM   Apr-17-05 02:26 AM   #72 
     - CARTOON illustrating the Washington Post's editorial's stated view that  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-17-05 02:51 AM   #76 
  - More information from the Kos Letter post reply thread  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-17-05 02:36 AM   #74 
  - thanks, it's great to know that the Dems are investigating this.  spooky3   Apr-17-05 06:56 AM   #78 
  - Biden just mentioned this letter and writer on the FOX News Sunday show,  Algorem   Apr-17-05 08:20 AM   #79 
  - you are so right sir! n/t  AZDemDist6   Apr-17-05 10:27 AM   #81 
  - kickkickkickkickkick  ianrs   Apr-17-05 10:26 AM   #80 
  - LA Times has picked it up, Biden emailed letter to dozens of DC reporters  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-17-05 12:37 PM   #82 
  - from NY Times-  Algorem   Apr-17-05 01:22 PM   #83 
  - This was from last Friday - and note the one-sided reporting  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-17-05 01:34 PM   #84 
     - guess noone she worked with or for is reachable  Algorem   Apr-17-05 01:57 PM   #86 
        - That's not clear and it may well be untrue - I hope  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-17-05 02:08 PM   #87 
  - CALL (202) 224-3953, the Foreign Relations Committee minority line...  Fridays Child   Apr-17-05 07:37 PM   #88 
  - Yes, I do believe that if the Dems had been serious about bringing in  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-17-05 11:34 PM   #94 
  - BTW - What Does It Take To Get A Thread Like This On The Home Page ???  WillyT   Apr-17-05 07:58 PM   #89 
  - We should ask that in ATA  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-17-05 11:14 PM   #92 
  - International paper says vote will be held on Tuesday regardless of all  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-17-05 08:23 PM   #90 
  - Hagel says he's troubled but will vote YES "at this point." Grandstanding?  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-17-05 10:39 PM   #91 
  - Bolton needs anger management!  lemonlime   Apr-17-05 11:29 PM   #93 
  - Welcome to DU, lemonlime! (And you're surely right about the anger mgmnt)  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-17-05 11:37 PM   #95 
  - Consistent with his abusive bullying, BOLTON HATES INTERNATIONALISM  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-18-05 12:35 AM   #96 
  - He does not listen to facts but tries to force agreement with his ideology  paineinthearse   Apr-18-05 08:53 AM   #97 
  - April 19 UPDATE and continuation of this thread posted in a NEW THREAD  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-19-05 05:54 AM   #98 
 

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