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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-20-08 04:20 PM
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McCain Aide Suspended for Relaying (Obama) Video
Source: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) Republican John McCain's campaign suspended a staffer who sent out a provocative video linking Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama to the comments of his spiritual mentor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

The staffer, a low-level aide named Soren Dayton, sent out a link Thursday to the YouTube video, titled "Is Obama Wright?" on the social messaging Web site Twitter.

The campaign suspended him a few hours later, although it wouldn't say for how long.

"We have been very clear on the type of campaign we intend to run and this staffer acted in violation of our policy," campaign spokeswoman Jill Hazelbaker said. "He has been reprimanded by campaign leadership and suspended from the campaign."


Read more: http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iwzktgUZhucwJQt1-Pbv...



I figured that, while the 527 Groups would make hay with things like this, the McCain campaign would keep its hands clean, particularly after everything McCain went through personally in the 2000 race. Nice to see that attitude trickled down to the staff...
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-20-08 04:21 PM
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1. He's Afraid We Will Talk about Hagee and Friends (nt)
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 06:11 AM
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9. Yes and now that MCNutt-job and his side kick Joementum
Are back from their excellent adventure in Iraq-Nam with that scum bag from South Carolina, expect Rove et al behind the scenes to creep up with more of this crap
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phantom power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-20-08 04:25 PM
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2. The GOP plays this game well.
McCain has "suspended" a staffer for circulating a nasty video about Senator Obama. He says there is no tolerance for such behavior in his campaign and he will fire anyone who does it. He is so adamant about it that he alerted the media and told them all about it. And the media dutifully reported McCain's fine decision, citing his commitment to running a clean campaign and disowning of this horrible video --- and then they showed the name and URL on the Youtube site, just in case anyone needed to see the scurrilous video over which the good man McCain so righteously suspended his campaign staffer.

I'm sure that staffer will be amply rewarded for taking the bullet to get that video "out there." That was, after all, the point.

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2008/03/its-out-there-by...
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-20-08 04:39 PM
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3. McCain's war record is ON THE TABLE
Edited on Thu Mar-20-08 04:39 PM by bluestateguy
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Danieljay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-20-08 04:52 PM
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4. no problem, the Clinton campaign will gladly accept his resume, and hire him. n/t
Edited on Thu Mar-20-08 04:52 PM by Danieljay
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liberal1973 Donating Member (964 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-20-08 05:20 PM
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5. McBush is un-American as you can get
This idiot sure loves McCarthyism.
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OwnedByFerrets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-20-08 05:40 PM
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6. It really doesnt matter that he suspended him....
the damage was done....and that is all they care about....the damage done.
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superkia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-20-08 06:29 PM
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7. If the elite cant have Clinton, its her job to throw around the nonsense...
so McCain can be the" I run a clean campaign"hero. Obama was trying to do things clean and I feel he has done a pretty good job at it but these other folks think otherwise. Just listen to Bill, Hillary and the media...they all think McCain is the one.
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-20-08 07:14 PM
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8. I don't see why they suspended him - he's just repeating the TRUTH
about a TWENTY YEAR - PERSONAL - relationship...

I feel sorry for the guy - he ahould get his job back...

obama should drop out now - he's DONE...
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 09:46 AM
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10. If decided on the issues, McCain loses -- he has no where else to go but the way of Repig Filth
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