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MelissaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-05 10:17 AM
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Bush stops in Ohio, sidesteps coin case
(Note: Please to to the link to look at the signs. They aren't Jpegs and I can't post them here. :( )

Article published Friday, June 10, 2005

Bush stops in Ohio, sidesteps coin case



By CHRISTOPHER D. KIRKPATRICK
BLADE STAFF WRITER


COLUMBUS - President Bush yesterday traveled to Ohio to talk about terrorism, but he arrived in the midst of the biggest statewide scandal in years and to a crowd of angry "Coingate" protesters.


Mr. Bush's motorcade sped by as dozens of protesters held signs proclaiming their frustration over the unfolding scandal at the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation.

Some examples of the signs:

"Mr. President, Give back all of my money," "What ethics?" "$50 million for how many favors?'' and "Noe raised over $100,000 and you're only returning $4,000? Sounds like fuzzy math to me."

Gregory Donelson, a 48-year-old Columbus resident, wore two large plastic dimes around his neck - a reference to the $10 million to $12 million that is missing from a state-financed rare-coin fund created by Toledo-area coin dealer and Republican fund-raiser Tom Noe.


...snip

As is typical during Ohio stops, Mr. Bush did not take any questions from reporters. The White House recently said Mr. Bush would not do an interview with The Blade.

More: http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050...
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MelissaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-05 10:39 AM
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1. Senator says, "Follow the money."
Article published Friday, June 10, 2005

Democrats pile on GOP with statewide attacks


Party hoping to turn fallout to its advantage

By GARY T. PAKULSKI
BLADE STAFF WRITER


CLEVELAND - Sensing an opportunity to overturn 16 years of Republican dominance of Ohio government and deliver the state to the Democratic presidential nominee in 2008, Democrats yesterday launched coordinated attacks across Ohio.


From a stiflingly hot meeting room in the downtown City Club of Cleveland to the lobby of Government Center in Toledo, party leaders and Democratic elected officials joined to try to tar the leading lights of the state Republican party with the ooze of the unfolding scandal at the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation.

Democrats insisted the events, held before a multitude of reporters and news cameras, were prompted entirely by a desire to safeguard the bureau's $14 billion investment portfolio and uncover wrongdoers.

...snip

"Follow the money," said Senator Teresa Fedor, in Toledo, also borrowing Watergate lexicon.

More: http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050...
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-05 10:52 AM
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2. Bu$h supporter hasn't heard of Noe scandal & thinks protestors are evil:
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Toni Brandon, 33, said she hadn't read or heard any news about Mr. Noe or the Bureau of Workers' Compensation scandal. She and her eight-year-old son waited on a small hill near I-70 to try to catch a glimpse of the President as he headed toward the event.

"We love the President. He's a Christian and these people are evil,'' said Ms. Brandon, referring to the protesters. "I have plenty of military background in my family and all of us love the President. I wish we had a flag to wave."

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050...

Goddamn, these folks are totally brainwashed. They don't even keep up with the news in their state and they just love *. If she has so much "military background" in her family why isn't her ass over in Iraq or Afghanistan right now?
:grr:
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