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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 04:43 PM
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WV Woman Gets "Poor" Call From Hillary Campaign
The Hillary Clinton campaign is apologizing to a Shepherdstown woman after a campaign volunteer was captured on tape saying "West Virginians are poor."

Julie Corvo says the volunteer accidentally left the message on her answering machine after playing a taped message from Sen. Clinton.

"Hi. Hello? This is crazy," the volunteer said. "This person hung up. Maybe they think it's a bill collector. I bet it is. West Virginians are poor."

Corvo, a teacher in Harpers Ferry, says she was tired of getting so many campaign calls, but she couldn't believe her ears when she heard the latest one. She says she is a "fifth generation" West Virginian who is not poor.

"I don't have bill collectors calling me. I resent the stereotype. I'm very tired of it," Corvo said.

She phoned the Hillary Clinton campaign in West Virginia, who had someone call her from the campaign's national office. They apologized for the message.

http://your4state.com/content/fulltext/?sid=fd22e3dd468...

How snobby and elitist. :popcorn:
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Megahurtz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 04:44 PM
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1. Uh Oh....
:popcorn:

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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 04:45 PM
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2. Someone swallowed Hillary's spin about WV's I see.
Edited on Wed May-14-08 04:45 PM by anonymous171
:rofl: Who's elitist now!?
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MJJP21 Donating Member (262 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 06:15 PM
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17. The problem
The problem is that there has been so many incidents like this and they are not getting put on TV. This is a great commercial and it's not made up. Stuff like this will make a lot of inroads in Kentucky. I hope Obama does not write off Kentucky like he did in WV. Perception is everything and leaving WV go looks bad no matter how you spin the numbers.
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Divernan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 04:47 PM
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3. Imagine if she could hear what Bill & Hill say in private about poor southern whites.
At that Camp David gathering, after the mid-term disaster/election during Bill's first term, didn't HRC say, re poor southern white voters, "The hell with them, Bill. You don't owe them anything!"
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 04:49 PM
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6. I can't wait until that pair are working fulltime on their legacy
which will need fulltime work for a long, long time.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 05:32 PM
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16. Actually I believe the exact words were "Screw them"
:puke:
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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 04:47 PM
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4. That's amusing
Since the Eastern Panhandle, as a bedroom community for Washington, is probably in the best economic shape in the state.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 07:48 PM
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36. what can you expect from a person who only went to private schools
and was a republican most of their life? I hear her dad was a racist too.
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K Gardner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 04:47 PM
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5. I just saw that.. yuk. Not showing much respect for those hard-working whites they're touting.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 05:04 PM
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10. I wonder how they would vote NOW??
:rofl:
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 04:49 PM
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7. Elitist!
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 05:02 PM
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9. Snobby!
And Hussian!
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 05:27 PM
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14. Biraq!
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quantass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-15-08 05:16 AM
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37. .
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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 04:51 PM
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8. I heard that on MSNBC - pretty much wrong thing to say
heh hehehehe
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JackORoses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 05:09 PM
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11. my, my, my
I thought the poor, toothless masses were Hillary's base.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 05:10 PM
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12. (shrug) They voted for her.
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 06:17 PM
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18. Well they couldn't bear the thought of the scary black man
You of all people know better
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MethuenProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 05:14 PM
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13. A Clinton caller left Obama's message on a West Virginians phone?
Did she call them bitter gun and church clingers too?
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 05:29 PM
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15. Is it true that West Virginians use Dixie Cups and string instead of telephones?
Edited on Wed May-14-08 05:30 PM by npincus
They're poor, you know.

:rofl:

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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 06:24 PM
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19. Yes, but most have snipped the string to avoid bill collecters
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DearAbby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 07:31 PM
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Do they still have party lines there
can you imagine the strings on that? Maybe they called the wrong extension...giving Hillary volunteers the benefit of the doubt, they accidently picked up the wrong tin can.
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madmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 06:41 PM
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20. I really don't see how this is much of an insult, being poor for some is a fact of life, the insult
to me is the fact that she thought it was an insult to be called poor!
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Erin Elizabeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 06:47 PM
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21. WHAT? He assumed because she was in WV that she was
hanging up because she thought a BILL COLLECTOR was calling.

Would he have said that if he were calling someone in Beverly Hills? NO.

So how is it NOT an insult? If someone assumed you were poor and hanging up on bill collectors just because of the state you lived in, you bet your ass you would consider that insulting. I can't believe you are trying to justify this very obvious insult. The woman is a Hillary supporter and even she thought it was insulting.

:eyes:
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madmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 06:56 PM
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23. Hey I've had bill collectors call me and I don't consider myself poor, I just think it's a big
Edited on Wed May-14-08 06:58 PM by madmom
to-do over nothing. How do you know it was said "because she lives in West Virginia" I didn't see that in the comment, maybe she did say it about others who knows.Oh and before we go there I was raised in Maryland about 25 feet from the West Virginia state line.

Edited to say: I reread the original post and did see where she said "West Virginians are poor" put I still don't think called poor is an insult.
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Erin Elizabeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 07:03 PM
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24. Put the two sentences together.
She was probably afraid it was a bill collector. West Virginians are poor. Only by taking those two statements APART can you justify them.

But together?

Yeah, sorry, it's an insult.

(Can't believe I even have to explain that.)
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madmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 07:10 PM
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27. You don't have to explain that! It's just some people are TO easily offended, I
don't think there is that much to it.I've heard a lot worse about other states and the people who live there, but like I said it's all much ado about nothing! IMO
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muryan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 06:49 PM
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22. I didnt think saying people own guns and go to church was an insult either
But hey, what do I know.
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madmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 07:07 PM
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26. Well, I've been poor, owned guns and used to go to church, so I guess I should really be offended
by everything and everybody! But I'm not, I hope that makes me a better person for it but one can only hope.
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muryan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 07:12 PM
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28. Those same things can be said of me
And I havent viewed any of the "insults" on the campaign trail as such. I also tend to not easily be offended but I guess thats just my demeanor.
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madmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 07:25 PM
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31. A much better way to go thru life I think, than to let every word some one says offend you, : )
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CakeGrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-15-08 05:39 AM
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38. It reflects on the hypocrisy of the Clinton campaign
Edited on Thu May-15-08 05:42 AM by CakeGrrl
The ironies are rich with them.

The woman who takes in $109MM over 7 years with her husband is painting her opponent, who filed - what, $1MM last year (or less; I could be thinking of his net worth)? - as "elitist".

Then one of her staffers makes a throwaway assumption that the person on the other end of that call wasn't just poor, but also that that was characterstic of Clinton's West Virginian demographic and that the caller was a deadbeat for avoiding a bill collector.

This WOULD have been all over the news in a hot second if an Obama staffer had been caught saying it.

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madmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-15-08 05:05 PM
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40. You make a lot of assumptions there, I've avoided bill collectors calls and I most certainly don't
think of myself as a deadbeat or anything close, everyone (well most everyone) is having hard times right now maybe it might have something to do with that, maybe not, but don't assume anything because you know what they say about that....
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IndependentDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 07:03 PM
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25. this would be all over the news if it came from the Obama camp.
anyone disagree?
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 07:13 PM
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29. They get better and cling to their call screening
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 07:14 PM
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30. hilary is just a chameleon..when she isn't playing hoedownhilly
she's " "Wednesday night Clinton will host a party at her tony Washington residence for top donors."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com /

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invictus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 07:31 PM
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32. HIllary is an elitist $109 million snob. n/t
Edited on Wed May-14-08 07:32 PM by invictus
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 07:34 PM
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34. OH NOES! ITZ TEH BILL COLLCTR
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JimGinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 07:37 PM
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35. In All Fairness - I'm Sure It Was A Volunteer Phonebanking...
And some of them obviously aren't very smart. Kinda hard to blame that on Hillary.
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NorthernSpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-15-08 03:30 PM
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39. if an Obama volunteer had said that, the media would be obsessing over it right now...
And drawing all kinds of grand conclusions about those mean "elitists" versus the Good Salt Of The Earth Down Home Folks.


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