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burr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 08:04 PM
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Young acts, talks like candidate for U.S. Senate
From the AJC...
By early last week, Young and Rosser were making the rounds in Hall County, a Republican stronghold about an hour north of Atlanta.
Young was still an unannounced candidate but looked and sounded a lot like a politician on the hunt.

He spoke to the Rotary Club, a group of retired teachers and a group of volunteers from the 1996 Olympic Games. Politely acknowledging a standing ovation at the dedication ceremony for the Lake Lanier Olympic Center, Young was quick to tout the homegrown rowing and kayaking talent from the area.

"I'm looking forward to Athens next year when we have a celebration for a gold medalist from Gainesville," Young proclaimed as the crowd roared its approval. He hung around for handshakes and photographs.
An hour later he was addressing an overflow crowd at Brenau University. An auditorium full of 20-somethings listened raptly as Young talked about his early days in the civil rights movement, a time when their parents were still children.

It wasn't a lecture so much as a heart-to-heart chat. "Life is all about doing the right thing," he said. "And at some point in your lives, all of you will face that kind of decision."

Young said in an interview the same day that he heard "nothing but encouragement" during his two days in Hall County. Still, he is subdued when discussing the likelihood of a yearlong Senate race.

<http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/0903/14young.htm... >
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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 08:16 PM
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1. I'd like to hear his explanation regarding Barrick.
http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=16172

"But maybe there was another reason Young and Jordan let McKinney swing. Remember Barrick? George Bushs former gold-mining company, the target of McKinneys investigations? Did I mention to you that Andy Young and Vernon Jordan are both on Barricks payroll? Well, I just did."

This is the nefarious Bush I gold mining company that allegidley buried miners alive in a land grab.

Not exactly a "clean" company.
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Merlin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 08:28 PM
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3. Andy's a damn good candidate, BUT...
you've raised a damned good question.
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burr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 08:36 PM
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4. I don't think Jimmy Carter would be planning to support Young..
if Carter felt Young had known about this, or did not respond to it after finding out. Human rights is Carter's central concern, and he would never back a Senate candidate who knowingly participates in a business venture which buried miners.
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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 08:41 PM
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5. Perhaps. I'd still like to hear an explanation.
This is far from the run of the mill sorts of business problems that most candidates have.

Notice the McKinney inqueries then their abandonment?
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burr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 08:47 PM
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6. I agree...
I have no doubt he will also be questioned on the murderous Nike situation as well!

No candidate can evade such questions and win.
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gristy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 08:18 PM
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2. Well, how about that... Andrew Young!
He's been out of the news for a while. Can newsguyatl check in and tell us what he thinks of this??
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Flying_Pig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:24 PM
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7. DUPE
This makes about the 4th or 5th time this has been posted. I like Andy Young, but gheesh!
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burr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:37 PM
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8. excuse me mr. perfectionist...
I only checked every single posting made on the 14th in LBN. There were no threads covering Senate races where I could of posted this, and no postings made in the p/c forum or in LBN on this news story.

If you don't like it, TOUGH SHIT!!! :nopity:
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