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Lefty48197 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-27-06 05:57 PM
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DeVos falls to third place:
"Windquest" the yacht owned by billionaire Doug DeVos, brother of fellow billionaire and Michigan Republican Gubernatorial candidate, Dick DeVos has now fallen to third place in the annual Port Huron to Mackinac Island race due to the correction factor used to adjust for the size of the yachts. Because the DeVos yacht is so big, they adjust the finish times of all the other yachts to compensate.


www.wwj.com/topic/ap_news.php?story=AP/APTV/State/MI/s/...


"Windquest, owned by the brother of gubernatorial candidate Dick DeVos, was the first to reach the island, but ended up in third place in its class on corrected time."

Here's a photo of the DeVos yacht:



Oops, I'm sorry. That's the DeVos family jet, Alticor.

Here's the DeVos yacht Windquest:


Oops, sorry again, that's the DeVos yacht Alexia.

Not to be confused with the DeVos yacht Enterprise:



Yes, the same Enterprise yacht upon which the DeVos family has hosted countless Republican fund-raisers, including the ones to benefit indicted former House leader Tom DeLay. Good ole Jack Abramoff was also known to schmooze with the DeVos family upon the Enterprise. (What pleasant company they keep, eh?)

http://www.democrats.com/node/8385

"Business Week and the Associated Press reported in 1999 that Abramoff was first to sign up for a meeting with GOP House conservatives hosted by DeVos on the Amway yacht. Brewer demanded that DeVos abide by his own words on accountability and release the photographs of him and Abramoff at that event and from other meetings they had."
"Abramoff attended the meeting of GOP conservatives called the Potomac River Cruise hosted by Dick DeVos on the Amway yacht Enterprise in the summer of 1999. Abramoff was the first person to sign up for DeVos meeting. Indicted Rep. Tom DeLay, another leader along with DeVos and Abramoff of the GOP culture of corruption, also attended the meeting."


Ok found it. Here's the photo of the DeVos yacht Winquest:

Sorry about the earlier mix-ups.


Can you imagine if Dick DeVos were actually elected Governor? How would he find time for work, what with all the yachting and jetting around the country to GOP fundraisers? They'd probably have to show him how to operate the office water cooler. I picture him walking into the office followed by a guy in a tuxedo carrying a frilly pillow with Dick's briefcase on top of it.





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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-27-06 07:42 PM
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1. BTW---there's a 55 ft. yacht on Lake Michigan too
Edited on Thu Jul-27-06 07:43 PM by MichiganVote
Ever now and then you can watch them pull out of Holland, Mi., go out about a mile, then grandly re-enter the channel. Big deal. There are usually more white males in traditional white Love Boat type uniforms than there are family members on board.

This family sickens me. They paste their name all over Grand Rapids and then act like they are paupers when we all know the truth of the matter. Nauseating.

For those of you who are Lebanese and sympathetic to your relatives or friends in Lebanon, remember-

It was George Bush, another republican and friend to the DeVos family who refused to call for a cease fire.

DeVos won't be far behind.

edit/typo
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