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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:28 AM
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Mehlman, Rove boost McCain campaign
Source: Politico

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Ken Mehlman, who ran Bushs 2004 campaign, is now serving as an unpaid, outside adviser to the Arizona Republican. Karl Rove, the presidents top political hand since his Texas days, recently gave money to McCain and soon after had a private conversation with the senator. A top McCain adviser said both Mehlman and Rove are now informally advising the campaign. Rove refused to detail his conversation with McCain.

The list could grow longer. Dan Bartlett, formerly a top aide in the Bush White House, and Sara Taylor, the erstwhile Bush political adviser, said they are eager to provide any assistance and advice possible to McCain.

Rove explained that he and McCain got to know each other during the 2004 campaign. In a separate interview, Mehlman noted that McCain was completely loyal to the president in 2004 and worked incredibly hard to help him get elected. According to Taylor, The Bush Republicans here in town are excited for John McCain.

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For now, said a senior adviser to McCain who spoke on the condition of anonymity, the the No. 1 strategic goal was to solidify the base of the party. A strong majority of Republicans continue to approve of the president.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0308/8911.html
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mwb970 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:33 AM
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1. "Boost"? I would think it more likely that Mehlman and Rove will "sink" McCain.
Wasn't it Rove who predicted a Republican landslide in 2006? Mehlman, of course, is beneath contempt.
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:52 AM
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5. Alt Title ----- "Two turds float in the Bowl"
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:39 AM
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2. "America needs 4 more years of republicon family values. Smirk." - K. Mehlman
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pattmarty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:46 AM
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3. "Hail, Hail, the gangs all here". Maybe the only difference .......
.......between a GW Bush administration and a McCain administration will be the "age factor". George was too stupid to do it on his own and looks like McCain will be too old.
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:51 AM
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4. Who else thinks McCain made Bush wait for him on purpose?
I think he made Bush tapdance in the Rose Garden on purpose.
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InAbLuEsTaTe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:19 AM
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6. You forgot to list Hillary in your title.
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:06 AM
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7. Ok. The only reason Rove is not in jail is that he took a deal & testified against Lewis Libby
Otherwise, prosecutor Fitzgerald would have prosecuted Rove on perjury. His stories on the Valerie Plame leak case were proved to be lies and he was in jeopardy for prosecution. Fitzgerald decided to cut Rove some slack so that he could convict VP Cheney's chief of staff.

Did I get that right?
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:14 AM
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8. Cover for the press to praise McCain
Ooooh ROVE!!!!
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BlueStater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:01 PM
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9. More proof that McLame is NOT a man of honor and integrity n/t
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