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bottomtheweaver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-28-09 03:48 AM
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24. Selling a senate seat is more serious than that. Far more.
And Patsy took the money. Would it help if I put it in all caps for you?
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  -Pay-to-Play Scheme in NY Senate Seat Pick? RFKJrNews  Jan-28-09 12:11 AM   #0 
  - Well, I'm disgusted. Does that help?  aquart   Jan-28-09 12:23 AM   #1 
  - Hell yes!  RFKJrNews   Jan-28-09 12:28 AM   #2 
  - And please K&R this thread  RFKJrNews   Jan-28-09 12:49 AM   #4 
     - Daniel Schorr: Filling Senate Seats: A Constitutional Issue (17th Amendment)  MinM   Jan-28-09 08:52 PM   #93 
  - Thanks for posting this. The amazing thing is that anyone thinks there  JDPriestly   Jan-28-09 12:48 AM   #3 
  - You nailed it, JD  RFKJrNews   Jan-28-09 01:00 AM   #5 
  - And another thing, JD  RFKJrNews   Jan-28-09 01:06 AM   #6 
  - He shook down a CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL by threatening to cut off a state grant  Radical Activist   Jan-28-09 02:42 AM   #11 
  - I'm certainly not defending Blago  RFKJrNews   Jan-28-09 02:53 AM   #13 
  - If you think it's the same then you don't understand what Blago did.  Radical Activist   Jan-28-09 02:58 AM   #16 
     - I'm well aware of the specifics of the Blago case  RFKJrNews   Jan-28-09 03:06 AM   #17 
        - Getting a contribution you didn't ask for from someone  Radical Activist   Jan-28-09 03:13 AM   #18 
           - You don't know that. Why would you pretend you did?  bottomtheweaver   Jan-28-09 03:41 AM   #22 
              - This entire thread is someone pretending to know something they don't.  Radical Activist   Jan-28-09 03:59 AM   #29 
                 - LOL. That's rich. n/t  bottomtheweaver   Jan-28-09 04:03 AM   #32 
                    - It's also true. You can't even defend your own bullshit points.  Radical Activist   Jan-28-09 04:05 AM   #33 
                       - Look, I'm not going to waste time on a catapulter  bottomtheweaver   Jan-28-09 04:07 AM   #34 
                          - catapulter?  Radical Activist   Jan-28-09 04:11 AM   #35 
  - Selling a senate seat is more serious than that. Far more.  bottomtheweaver   Jan-28-09 03:48 AM   #24 
  - You think sick children are less important  Radical Activist   Jan-28-09 03:56 AM   #27 
     - You think I'm a nitwit? Save the damage control. Patsy got busted. n/t  bottomtheweaver   Jan-28-09 03:59 AM   #28 
        - Your hatred of Paterson is no reason to minimize Blago's crimes.  Radical Activist   Jan-28-09 04:00 AM   #30 
           - Paterson's a fool but he's irrelevant. However it appears he's committed  bottomtheweaver   Jan-28-09 04:02 AM   #31 
           - Why accuse someone of hating someone else to buttress your argument??  DainBramaged   Jan-28-09 12:12 PM   #53 
           - The belittling name he uses for Paterson,  Radical Activist   Jan-28-09 12:20 PM   #56 
           - Funny, I thought this thread was about Paterson. That was a nice attempt  acmavm   Jan-28-09 03:37 PM   #73 
              - dupe  Radical Activist   Jan-28-09 06:19 PM   #81 
              - I'd be happy if it were about just paterson.  Radical Activist   Jan-28-09 06:20 PM   #82 
  - shook down childrens with the help of a ryan leftover.  mopinko   Jan-28-09 09:09 AM   #43 
  - Here is the problem. You may be absolutely right, but this  JDPriestly   Jan-28-09 03:07 PM   #69 
     - He isn't entitled to a full jury trial before he's booted from office.  Radical Activist   Jan-28-09 03:29 PM   #71 
  - selling the senate seat was just the icing on a very big cake, blago-wise...  dysfunctional press   Jan-29-09 11:00 PM   #123 
  - Who knows...  kirby   Jan-28-09 01:29 AM   #7 
  - Yes, I know David Boies is a sacred cow  RFKJrNews   Jan-28-09 01:38 AM   #8 
     - lol. YOU talk about people thinking boies is a sacred cow  cali   Jan-28-09 03:19 AM   #19 
     - Sure, I love the Kennedys. No apologies for that.  RFKJrNews   Jan-28-09 05:22 AM   #36 
     - I also gave Paterson nothing--not one red cent. Notice I didn't  tblue37   Jan-28-09 11:24 PM   #99 
  - The DNC wanted Caroline in the seat for her Christmas/Chanukah card lists  MADem   Jan-28-09 02:19 AM   #9 
  - You make a good point about degrees of seperation.  Radical Activist   Jan-28-09 02:55 AM   #14 
  - Ok, we'll save the torches and pitchforks for Paterson after he's proven guilty  RFKJrNews   Jan-28-09 02:56 AM   #15 
  - Gilly can be counted on to keep the bombs falling  bottomtheweaver   Jan-28-09 03:56 AM   #26 
  - Who's left to fight for the people of NYS?  RFKJrNews   Jan-28-09 05:28 AM   #37 
  - But fifty grand is fucking peanuts. Really. If he'd picked Caroline, all she'd  MADem   Jan-28-09 05:41 PM   #79 
     - The investigation is still very preliminary  RFKJrNews   Jan-29-09 01:59 AM   #103 
        - If Paterson wanted MONEY, he would have traded Caroline a Senate seat for a few fundraisers.  MADem   Jan-29-09 12:58 PM   #113 
           - Could Caroline fill Patsy's stocking with $581,400 in less than two months?  bottomtheweaver   Jan-29-09 06:23 PM   #120 
              - With a mailer and a Big Money Dinner, sure.  MADem   Jan-29-09 10:14 PM   #121 
                 - Oh there's lots of "there" there. It used to be called simony, or selling of offices,  bottomtheweaver   Jan-29-09 10:56 PM   #122 
                    - Sorry, I don't buy it.  MADem   Jan-29-09 11:02 PM   #124 
                       - Unfortunately for Paterson, he cashed Al's checks, all $581,400 of them.  bottomtheweaver   Jan-29-09 11:13 PM   #125 
                          - You're being a bit off the page now.  MADem   Jan-29-09 11:33 PM   #126 
                             - The problem isn't D'Amato's half-million dollar contribution per se,  bottomtheweaver   Jan-30-09 12:45 AM   #128 
                                - Who, of those D'Amato lobbies, ISN'T closely associated with him?  MADem   Jan-30-09 12:07 PM   #129 
                                   - Paterson took D'Amato's money and appointed his associate's daughter  bottomtheweaver   Jan-30-09 03:15 PM   #133 
                                      - And neither one of those actions is ILLEGAL. There's no "rule" about  MADem   Jan-30-09 04:25 PM   #134 
                                         - If it isn't illegal, why is Richardson under federal investigation for corruption?  bottomtheweaver   Jan-30-09 07:24 PM   #137 
  - Interesting  kenfrequed   Jan-28-09 01:30 PM   #63 
     - I think everyone on the money side, DNC or DLC, wanted her.  MADem   Jan-28-09 05:32 PM   #77 
        - Oh really?  kenfrequed   Jan-29-09 08:17 AM   #111 
           - Picture her, ummm, you know, in a debate.  MADem   Jan-29-09 01:25 PM   #114 
              - So...  kenfrequed   Jan-29-09 03:21 PM   #116 
                 - Al D'Amato had it, recently enough. So did Jacob Javits--both GOP.  MADem   Jan-29-09 03:58 PM   #117 
                    - Nothing about policy  kenfrequed   Jan-30-09 12:25 PM   #131 
                       - OK, are you unable to read the English language? I said her policy positions were FINE.  MADem   Jan-30-09 04:43 PM   #136 
                          - Whatever Gilllibrand's qualifications, she's tainted by D'Amato's cash.  bottomtheweaver   Feb-01-09 03:30 PM   #140 
  - First, it isn't the same as what Blago did.  Radical Activist   Jan-28-09 02:31 AM   #10 
  - It's worse. Patsy took the cash.  bottomtheweaver   Jan-28-09 03:45 AM   #23 
  - If you want to know the backstory on Gillibrand  RFKJrNews   Jan-28-09 02:50 AM   #12 
  - oh for fuck's sake  cali   Jan-28-09 03:22 AM   #20 
  - Yeah, I'm sure Caroline leaked damaging stories about herself to the press  RFKJrNews   Jan-28-09 05:46 AM   #38 
  - Thanks for that link  dmr   Jan-28-09 03:40 AM   #21 
     - Gillibrand sure isn't who her handlers portray her to be  RFKJrNews   Jan-28-09 06:02 AM   #39 
        - Oh the irony.  Radical Activist   Jan-28-09 12:29 PM   #57 
        - thank God  dusmcj   Jan-28-09 11:29 PM   #100 
  - Very interesting  slay   Jan-28-09 03:50 AM   #25 
  - You might want to check this out also  RFKJrNews   Jan-29-09 03:44 AM   #109 
  - More innuendo and bullshit completely ignoring...  TreasonousBastard   Jan-28-09 07:35 AM   #40 
  - I'm not psychic, but definitely not seeing re-election in their future  RFKJrNews   Jan-28-09 11:20 AM   #48 
     - You know more NY Dems than I do? Glad to see you're...  TreasonousBastard   Jan-28-09 11:44 AM   #49 
        - There are indeed at least two Democratic parties in NYS  RFKJrNews   Jan-28-09 12:07 PM   #51 
  - Oh, great, bribery.  surrealAmerican   Jan-28-09 08:04 AM   #41 
  - LOTS (Most?) of politics..is Pay-to-play.. It's our system  SoCalDem   Jan-28-09 08:54 AM   #42 
  - Shine a little light on the situation... see what happens.  AzDar   Jan-28-09 09:16 AM   #44 
  - A little light on the subject is needed  RFKJrNews   Jan-28-09 12:12 PM   #54 
  - I too, am disgusted. This part is worth repeating:  herbster   Jan-28-09 09:30 AM   #45 
  - She was only the "obvious choice" to some.  anonymous171   Jan-28-09 09:35 AM   #46 
  - Oops! There it is ~  goclark   Jan-28-09 10:21 AM   #47 
  - and David Boies gave  mzteris   Jan-28-09 11:57 AM   #50 
  - I bought this up on Sunday night and was SOUNDLY attacked...  DainBramaged   Jan-28-09 12:09 PM   #52 
  - This Is One of the Reason's I Defended Blago Against Judgement Rush From the Start  NashVegas   Jan-28-09 12:15 PM   #55 
  - i think blago is a bigger thing...  ejpoeta   Jan-28-09 01:54 PM   #65 
     - It started when Rod  Radical Activist   Jan-28-09 03:31 PM   #72 
  - Great to read your posts here on DU  ooglymoogly   Jan-28-09 12:45 PM   #58 
  - KR....will call and write...at least emails. nt  ooglymoogly   Jan-28-09 12:47 PM   #59 
  - Sorry, RFKJrNews, it's hard to take this seriously  JackRiddler   Jan-28-09 12:49 PM   #60 
  - Just One Thing  NashVegas   Jan-28-09 01:01 PM   #61 
  - Astute analysis. Well done. nt  MADem   Jan-29-09 04:03 PM   #118 
  - Gillibrand is an opportunist....no surprise here.  FLAprogressive   Jan-28-09 01:08 PM   #62 
  - According to NY1 News...  brooklynite   Jan-28-09 01:43 PM   #64 
  - first off - someone who votes 93% of the time with the Democrats  paulk   Jan-28-09 02:22 PM   #66 
  - ....!!!!....  MADem   Jan-30-09 12:08 PM   #130 
     - I'm kind of surprised that the admin have let this thread  paulk   Jan-30-09 12:33 PM   #132 
        - They're new.  MADem   Jan-30-09 04:28 PM   #135 
  - this is unsubstantiated nonsense.  WI_DEM   Jan-28-09 02:30 PM   #67 
  - It's interesting that. . .  djg21   Jan-28-09 04:00 PM   #74 
  - Blago's only sin  nichomachus   Jan-28-09 02:30 PM   #68 
  - Boies, Schiller was also Al Gore's team during the recount.  closeupready   Jan-28-09 03:08 PM   #70 
  - Why was Kennedy the obvious choice?  rpannier   Jan-28-09 05:13 PM   #75 
  - cause the Democratic Party has its share of hallmonitoring drones  dusmcj   Jan-28-09 11:39 PM   #101 
  - interesting but unconvincing  sloane   Jan-28-09 05:15 PM   #76 
  - The NY reporters who published the unsubstantiated rumors about Caroline  RFKJrNews   Jan-29-09 02:14 AM   #104 
  - You're difficult to take seriously. You've been posting weird stuff since Caroline wasn't chosen.  aikoaiko   Jan-28-09 05:36 PM   #78 
  - New York Democrats played  disndat   Jan-28-09 05:52 PM   #80 
  - they should just reinstate Spitzer (nt)  paulkienitz   Jan-28-09 06:32 PM   #83 
  - RFKJrNews Question for you regarding RFK Jr  girl_interrupted   Jan-28-09 06:58 PM   #87 
     - There are so many reasons why RFK Jr. didn't go for it this time  RFKJrNews   Jan-29-09 02:34 AM   #105 
  - Thank you fo ryour insite RepublicanfromTexas....  whistler162   Jan-28-09 06:50 PM   #84 
  - Whatever, dude  RFKJrNews   Jan-29-09 02:55 AM   #107 
  - boies schiller flexner. When did Eliot Spitzer resign? How long has  higher class   Jan-28-09 06:54 PM   #85 
  - Spitzer resigned in March, Paterson took office immediately thereafter  RFKJrNews   Jan-29-09 02:52 AM   #106 
  - This is why the desperately need campaign reform -  onlyadream   Jan-28-09 06:58 PM   #86 
  - I always thought the Boies who represented Gore was from Washington. Q:  higher class   Jan-28-09 07:48 PM   #88 
  - It really hurts to hear DU people talk about Kennedy the way they do. Starting with  higher class   Jan-28-09 08:21 PM   #89 
  - Apparently the PR tour was at Paterson's request,  bottomtheweaver   Jan-28-09 08:47 PM   #92 
  - Well said, Higher Class  RFKJrNews   Jan-29-09 03:08 AM   #108 
     - Yes to everything you said. When trust is so precious - she would  higher class   Jan-29-09 09:31 AM   #112 
  - I'm glad to see this thread at the top of the Greatest page.  bottomtheweaver   Jan-28-09 08:40 PM   #90 
  - You mean a philandering coke addict who fell ass backward into office...  originalpckelly   Jan-28-09 08:46 PM   #91 
  - let's hope this isn't bottom-feeding 'progressives'  dusmcj   Jan-28-09 09:00 PM   #94 
  - K Gill.... was already in office, her campaign season was on a break.  higher class   Jan-28-09 09:11 PM   #95 
  - WOH! K&R #62 great work by whoever figured this out!  Divine Discontent   Jan-28-09 10:43 PM   #96 
  - This should really come up at trial or impeachment. Really!  glinda   Jan-28-09 10:58 PM   #97 
  - I'll give a k & r to keep the light shining on this.  WheelWalker   Jan-28-09 11:00 PM   #98 
  - Please help spread the word  RFKJrNews   Jan-29-09 01:50 AM   #102 
  - UPDATE! Make that OVER A MILLION DOLLARS!!!!!  RFKJrNews   Jan-29-09 06:31 AM   #110 
  - Whoa -- "D'Amato may be Paterson's largest single fundraiser"  bottomtheweaver   Jan-29-09 06:18 PM   #119 
     - Whoa indeed. I despise D'mento and I see no reason to vote for anyone tied to that man's  Raineyb   Jan-29-09 11:56 PM   #127 
  - I know that I am one among NYers who would never vote to reelect Paterson.  BrklynLiberal   Jan-29-09 02:24 PM   #115 
  - So is Patterson guilty of what the impeached Illinois Gov was accused trying?  CONN   Feb-01-09 02:24 PM   #138 
  - Why isn't this getting exposure? The Pugs got rid of the top NY investigator  MasonJar   Feb-01-09 02:55 PM   #139 
 

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