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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:27 PM
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Dreier nixed; Blunt to replace Delay
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday unanimously made Roy Blunt of Missouri their majority leader, replacing
Tom DeLay who was forced to step down after being indicted by a Texas grand jury, lawmakers said.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050928/ts_nm/usa_politics_... ;_ylt=AhFvhqiENNwOXKiTI0h7RnGGbToC;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl

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GalleryGod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:31 PM
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1. Drier- Still Safely Ensconced "In the closet"
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 04:31 PM by GalleryGod
:7 :blush: :7
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central scrutinizer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:31 PM
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2. He's #2 in corruption
so it makes sense he would move into the #1 spot now.
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sui generis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:32 PM
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3. don't want none of them hoe-moes
leadin' the party you know. Next thing you know they'll think this is some kind of republican gay bar, they'll be wearing buttless chaps to chambers and it will all go to hell in a cleverly decorated handbasket.

Take that you in-denial log cabin republicans.
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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:35 PM
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5. No sir; we're the party of FAM'LY VALUES doncha know
Good church-goin' God-fearin' folk like us just wouldn't stand for something so IMMORAL AND SINFUL!

:eyes: :eyes: :eyes:
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marbuc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:50 PM
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7. Hmmmm, all kinds of intersting mental images! eom
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:34 PM
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4. Awww... ol' Roy...
What a blast from the past (I used to live in Missouri). We used to call him chipmunk because of that cheeky grin of his.

In any case, he's a good pick for them. From a very safe district, and a highly political family -- all of his children are lawyers, and the eldest of them is the governor of Missouri.

Also, he's relatively squeaky clean. -- well, except for shady fundraising practices in helping his son get elected. Check this out:

http://www.thehill.com/news/070903/blunt.aspx

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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:36 PM
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6. Eckkk, I was wondering how he was related to Matt Blunt
Now I know. :puke: Nepotism at its finest.
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phoebe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:54 PM
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8. Same old BS - Blunt and DeLay were tied at the hip...
http://www.firedupamerica.com/trmpac_delay_blunt

In 1999 and 2000, when Ellis ran both DeLay's ARMPAC and Blunt's ROYB Fund, ARMPAC made contributions to Blunt's committee totalling $150,000. In return, Blunt made a series of payments to the Alexander Strategy Group (ASG), a firm controlled by former DeLay staffers, that also happened to employ DeLay's wife at the time. Over the course of a two-year period, Blunt's payments to ASG totalled $150,000. For a detailed schedule of the payments, click here.

In the same quarter in 2000 that Blunt received a contribution from DeLay for $100,000, Blunt made a contribution to the mysterious DeLay Foundation for $10,000. Blunt's PAC also paid rent to the U.S. Family Network, yet another DeLay controlled entity.

In fact, ties were so close between the Blunt and DeLay operations, that ARMPAC, ROYB, Alexander Strategy Group--run by former DeLay staffer Ed Buckham, and the U.S. Family Network once all shared the same office space at 132 D St., SE in a DC townhouse owned by Robert Mills, a former DeLay campaign manager.--who ran the U.S. Family Network. They were forced to disperse when DC zoning officials noted that Mills had reported that only 15% of his home would be used for business purposes. (Roll Call, DeLay PAC, Consulting Firm Move Out of House, April 13, 2000)

There's more..

Which Democrat is going to call the Republicans on this "new" travesty?
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leetrisck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:54 PM
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9. Blunt is one of the top 13 most corrupt
in the House & Senate - reported in the last couple of days. Too funny. Bet he had a hissy fit when Drier's name was floated. That didn't last long.
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w13rd0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:58 PM
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10. Ah, the Blunt family....
...yuck
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Riverman Donating Member (759 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:04 PM
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11. Corrupt is better than GAY with these Crimminals!
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