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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-04 03:17 PM
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Any News on the Rick Perry Gay thing?
Edited on Tue Feb-24-04 03:19 PM by bluestateguy
When, oh when will this story break?
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-04 03:18 PM
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1. perhaps never
so far it's an internet rumor. Most of them turn out to be nothing.

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Bill of Rights Donating Member (424 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-04 04:43 PM
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13. Who is Rick Perry??
I really want to know.
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dennis4868 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-04 03:20 PM
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2. If you build it,
he will come.
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jburton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-04 03:32 PM
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3. He's on vacation
He's on a trip with his wife and some of his staff (not including his alleged boy-toy staffer)

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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-04 03:40 PM
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4. My brother in D is going to call an old friend in Austin.
See what he hears about it. So far, my brother thinks it might be a smear campaign started by the Comptroller of Accounts' (Carole Keeton McClellan Rylander Strayhorn) office.

I'm really tired of waiting for this story to break also. I wish someone would find the proof and jump on it.
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silverlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-04 03:58 PM
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5. I think this story will break...
I've heard the info from a legislative official that is well connected. My pastor has also heard it (a fine theological liberal hero who would not report unless he had a superior source and not God, by the way). There was a photo op of Anita and her spouse in the Austin American Statesman on Sunday, but I think it was only a photo op. And now he's on vacation?
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nostamj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-04 04:00 PM
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6. not vacation... the governors' conference...

ya know, where chimpy took off the gloves yesterday...
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-04 04:11 PM
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7. Geoffrey Had an Emergency Appendectomy Last Week
Worked late last Tuesday and fell ill that night, right around when the rumor was hot. Sorta like NIXON's phebitis attack when Watergate was overheating. But would Scotty McCLELLAN's mom, Carole KEETON McCLELLAN RYLANDER STRAYHORN-GONZALEZ-MARTINEZ-BUSTAMANTE (O.K., the last three names were for her panderting to the Hispanic vote), DO such a thing as start a rumor like that?

There have been some posts around here about Gay demonstrators showing "support" for PERRY by picketing the Governor's mansion with signs of support and asking him to come Out. Pictures of THAT legitimate news story would be one way for the big media to cover it.

*******QUOTE*******

http://www.dfw.com/mld/startelegram/news/state/8002285....

Secretary of state undergoes emergency appendectomy

Associated Press



AUSTIN - Secretary of State Geoffrey Connor was released from an Austin hospital on Friday following an emergency appendectomy surgery, a spokeswoman said.

Connor, 40, was recovering at home Friday and planned to return to work Monday, spokeswoman Jennifer Waisath said. There were no complications, she said. ....

Connor worked late Tuesday night to monitor vote tabulations in the special elections for Senate districts 1 and 31. He started feeling sick that night and went to Seton Hospital on Wednesday evening, Waisath said.

Connor was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry in August. He was assistant secretary of state for three years before then. ....

------------2nd Item-----

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/2...

Perry aide falls under scrutiny
Prosecutors study electoral activities
By CLAY ROBISON and JANET ELLIOTT
Copyright 2004 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau

AUSTIN -- Mike Toomey, who now is Gov. Rick Perry's chief of staff, had periodic meetings during the 2002 election season with leaders of two groups being investigated by prosecutors for possibly spending corporate money illegally on Republican legislative campaigns.

********UNQUOTE*******
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-04 04:15 PM
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8. it better be true
i already gossiped to my arrogant right wing father here in the panhandle of texas, lol lol
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LoneStarLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-04 04:32 PM
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9. Carole Strayhorn
That naming for Carole Strayhorn is HILARIOUS!!

I think at one time she's been married to about half of the 10 Most Powerful Men in Texas or something.
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-04 04:37 PM
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10. And unless she's been widowed about six times,
what does that say for the sanctity of hetero marriages? Repub family values?
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silverlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-04 04:40 PM
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11. And then to the Bahamas
with his wife, staffers and donors.

Sure seems to be staying out of Texas a lot!
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wellstone_democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-04 04:41 PM
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12. I'm still hearing from TX Dems
that it is "unlikely" that it will hit the news if it hasn't already and that Anita will not file until after November. And, it will be "no fault" with a big settlement.

They had great hopes last week but still thought it would be "managed"---btw, Rick and Anita went to the Bahamas with Grover Norquist

But, best of all: EVERYONE is tagging this as a product of the Strayhorn camp. No one is *denying* that there is something to it, just that Strayhorn wants to be Governor and she is, as her ads said: "one tough grandma" Don't mess with the much married Comptroller!
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Demonaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-04 04:44 PM
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14. wife will have a boating accident? shark, bad oysters.......
lets see what happens
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-04 04:59 PM
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15. it seems to me
the last couple years in the universal scheme of things, the way republicans came in and what has happened in last couple years, that truth is so clearly being shown all around. look how bush cant get a break, time and time and time again, being an *ss and now with amendement for gay marriage gonna hurt him. education secretary mouthing off terrorist orginization. i believe..........that this two in the oddest of ways i am sure will come out
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snippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-04 05:17 PM
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16. Perry and Grover Norquist are taking a trip to the Bahamas.
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-04 05:19 PM
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17. You mean, Perry and Grover and Anita
Wonder if Anita will be returning?
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snippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-04 06:53 PM
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18. True, but she may be the "beard."
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