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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:07 PM
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KT McFarland Suspends (NY) Senate Campaign After Daughter's Arrest
Less than a month before the Republican primary, Senate hopeful Kathleen "KT" McFarland announced Monday she is temporarily suspending her campaign.

In a statement, McFarland says the decision follows her daughter's shoplifting arrest on Long Island.

McFarland's spokesperson says she is be no means dropping out of the race, just taking time off to deal with the situation with her daughter, Camilla. The 16-year old was arrested on Saturday, caught shoplifting from two stores in Suffolk County.

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The announcement comes at the height of the campaign season. McFarland, a former Pentagon official during the Reagan administration, faces a primary on September 12 against former Yonkers Mayor John Spencer. The two have been in a nasty battle to win the right to take on Hillary Clinton.

(snip)

McFarland's campaign has been struggling. She's in debt, and embarrassing stories about her personal life have emerged.

more
http://www.ny1.com/ny1/content/index.jsp?stid=1&aid=619...
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MrModerate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:11 PM
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1. Trying to escape under cover of her child's crisis . . .
I guess she'll be "spending more time with her family."

Frankly, I wish her well in that and hope the daughter's actions were just a youthful indiscretion and not symptomatic of more serious difficulties.
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DURHAM D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:17 PM
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2. We had a bunch of a-holes on here yesterday bashing
Chelsea Clinton. I was wishing at that time that I had a way to mark them as possible repug spooks.

Now, I wish I could find them and send them all this story and ask for their comments.
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:01 PM
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5. Just your standard cry for help...
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 09:02 PM by Tandalayo_Scheisskop
And attention from a kid whose life has long been secondary to her mother's political ambitions.
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:18 PM
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8. More than one way to use a buddy list.
;)
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:18 PM
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9. I wish I would have seen
who the perpetrators were who "bashed Chelsea on this Board!

Oh, do you mean the ones who said, "she should sign up"? How stupid was that?
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pecwae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:00 PM
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11. I couldn't believe what I was reading
She was being pounded because of her parents and her salary. Those comments were not what I expected to see here.
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 09:06 AM
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14. Chelsea Clinton is a babe.
And those people are idiots.
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WatchWhatISay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:28 PM
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3. You will never see Chelsea Clinton in this situation
Obviously, Chelsea was raised correctly, with good family values.
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 09:13 AM
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15. So does that mean that the Kennedy kids were raised incorrectly?
Raising children is complicated and anyone who blithely pins blame for a teenager's behavior on the failure of the parents to raise the child "correctly, with good family values" is full of crap,IMO. Plenty of kids do bad things. Some get caught, some don't. Some are kids of repubs and some are the kids of Democrats. Drawing conclusions about this particular repub because her kid got caught shoplifting is a bit over the top IMO.
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Nite Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:30 PM
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4. And they had such trouble even
finding someone to run.

Gotta feel some pity for the NY GOP. :sarcasm:
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:06 PM
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6. You mean Ms. Poster Girl for the Repug Party


does not have a perfect life? Ms. Holier then thou?

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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:28 PM
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10. Correction~ the ReTHUGliCON party nt
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:16 PM
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7. Guess those Repug family values are shining through!!
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 07:16 AM
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12. let's see the daughter of a republican caught STEALING?
oh. the. irony.
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RCinBrooklyn Donating Member (421 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 08:42 AM
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13. As if she had a real campaign... n/t
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