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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-11 12:37 PM
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Huntsman Campaign Launch Begins Day with Misspelling of His Own Name
Source: ABC

ABC News' Sarah Kunin (@Sarah_Kunin) reports:

Every detail of Jon Huntsmans long-awaited campaign launch was meticulously planned, except of course for one minor detail: the misspelling of the candidates name.

Members of the media were handed a press pass that read John Huntsman for President" -- adding an unnecessary H in the candidate's first name.

Huntsmans staffers promptly scrambled to remove the passes from reporters before they caught the snafu. Todays campaign kickoff at Liberty State Park is a nod to Ronald Reagan, who used the Statue of Liberty backdrop to launch his 1980 general election campaign.


Read more: http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2011/06/huntsman-campa...



GIving Newt Gingrich a run for his money...
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-11 12:41 PM
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1. Republicon FAIL. As usual.
Edited on Tue Jun-21-11 12:42 PM by SpiralHawk
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-11 01:56 PM
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2. The Night of the Huntsman.
But as a modern Repuke, he has 'HATE' tattooed on both hands.
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-11 02:02 PM
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3. More relevant, NYT says he opens w 'Cordial' criticism of Obama.
Jon M. Huntsman Jr., the former governor of Utah, officially announced he was running for president on Tuesday, telling an audience of supporters and reporters gathered at a park facing the Statue of Liberty that he would be a better leader than President Obama, for whom he served as the ambassador to China until recently.

He and I have a difference of opinion on how to help a country we both love, Mr. Huntsman said of Mr. Obama. But the question each of us wants the voters to answer is who will be the better president, not whos the better American.

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/21/huntsman-...

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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-11 02:10 PM
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4. President Obama loves his country?
That'll go over well...
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zennie62 Donating Member (31 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-11 07:57 PM
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5. Jon Huntsman Called Weasel, Runs For President
Source: SF Chronicle

The definition of "weasel," aside from reference to the mammal described as a "small, active predator," is of a person who is a "deceitful or treacherous person," and by action "Achieve something by use of cunning or deceit: 'trying to weasel my way into his affections.'"...First, there's a YouTube video that gives the former Utah Governor the 30th "Weasel Award," because Robert Evan Howard, the Salt Lake City man who created the video and the award, blames Huntsman for "people being taxed out of their homes in Utah" while he was Governor....

Anyone who can speak "fluent Mandarin," serves the American President in China, then turns around and announces he's going to try and run against that same American President, and is praised by the Chinese on the way, certainly places his very character into question. Did Huntsman throw his own boss under the bus while serving as Ambassador in China?

Fair question.


Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/abraham/detail?entr...



The question is, will anyone ask that question of him?
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Politicalboi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-11 07:57 PM
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6. Wouldn't that be a
"Gotcha" question? LOL! We can't have any of those being asked to Repukes.
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Axle_techie Donating Member (378 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-11 07:57 PM
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7. Jon Huntsman supports institutionalized child abuse.
and has taken money to squash legislation that would stop it.

http://www.caica.org/NEWS%20MR%20Article%206.htm

*snip*
Republican gubernatorial nominee Jon Huntsman Jr. concurs.

"We have not talked about any of his issues. I do not know a whole lot about his business," said Huntsman, who accepted $60,000 from Lichfield and $5,000 from Majestic Ranch. "What business is he in?"

Former U.S. Rep. Jim Hansen took more than $45,000 from Lichfield for his unsuccessful campaign for governor this year.

"Bob Lichfield is a great American," said Hansen. "I don't know a thing about" the string of schools for troubled youth.
*snip*
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CurtEastPoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-11 07:57 PM
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8. Oooh! I like this! That org WWASPS is pure f'ing evil. Child abusers.
Edited on Tue Jun-21-11 06:46 PM by CurtEastPoint
WWASPS and its associated institutions have been the target of criticism over their treatment methods, including allegations of severe abuse and torture by staff at programs supported by WWASPS.<28> The programs have been the subject of legal investigations by several U.S. states.<27> In 2003, a reporter for The New York Times interviewed 60 current and former program participants and parents; some gave positive reports of their experiences, while other participants and parents said that WWASPS programs were abusive.<2>

Numerous former students or their parents have filed lawsuits against WWASPS, its personnel, or individual schools. Most have been settled out of court or dismissed for procedural reasons. For example, a 2005 lawsuit filed in California on behalf of more than 20 plaintiffs was dismissed because the judge found that California lacked jurisdiction. In June 2007, Utah attorney Thomas M. Burton told a reporter that six suits he had filed against WWASPS on behalf of his clients had been dismissed on procedural grounds. WWASPS president Ken Kay told an interviewer that lawsuits against WWASPS are ploys to get money, brought by people who "are never going to be happy."<29> A lawsuit filed in 2007 against WWASPS and its founder, Robert Lichfield, on behalf of 133 plaintiffs alleging physical and sexual abuse and fraudulent concealment of abuse brought negative publicity to Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, because Lichfield was one of six co-chairs of the Utah state fundraising committee for Romney's campaign.<29><30>

On several occasions, WWASPS and its principals have responded to criticism by suing their critics. Robert Lichfield sued two individual people associated with the International Survivors Action Committee (ISAC) for defamation, invasion of his privacy, and causing "intentional interference with 'prospective economic advantage'."<27>
That suit was pending as of April 2005.<27> In May 2005 a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed (on jurisdictional grounds) a defamation lawsuit brought by WWASPS against a United Press International reporter who had done research for a news story about alleged abuse at several WWASPS schools. The reporter was accused of having made defamatory statements about WWASPS to "potential students, former students, parents of potential and former students, an employee of a state agency responsible for licensing a member school, and a Utah attorney who had filed numerous suits against ." <31>

On August 31, 2007, Randall Hinton was convicted of one count each of third degree assault and false imprisonment, for mistreating students at the WWASP-affiliated Royal Gorge Academy, of which he was manager and co-founder. However, the jury returned verdicts of "not guilty" on four other counts of third-degree assault and one other count of false imprisonment.<32> Hinton was sentenced to jail followed by probation.<33>
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Axle_techie Donating Member (378 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-11 07:57 PM
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9. I was in one of the worst of those schools.
They called it "paradise" cove in western Samoa. I can vouch for the abuse as I was abused.
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ShockediSay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-11 10:53 PM
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10. Is it true that a former Gigrich Aide printed the cards?
Just kidding
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-11 11:05 PM
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11. Things like that are PORTENTS.
Like Rick LAZIO tripping splat on his face in a parade. And (another such, but can't remember right now).
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