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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-05 07:25 AM
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Even Republicans agree: TRMPAC broke the law!
http://www.statesman.com/metrostate/content/metro/stori...

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By Laylan Copelin

AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

A former chairman of the Federal Election Commission with deep Republican roots testified Tuesday that Texans for a Republican Majority violated state election laws by failing to report the corporate money it spent during the 2002 elections.

Five Democratic candidates who lost that year are suing Bill Ceverha, the political action committee's treasurer, accusing him of illegally using corporate money for political activity and then failing to report it.

Trevor Potter, a Washington lawyer with ties to former President Bush and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., appeared on behalf of the Democratic candidates.

Potter testified that Ceverha should have reported the corporate money spent on the 2002 elections and disputed the contention that state election laws are unconstitutional because they are vague.


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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-05 10:53 AM
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1. Oh my what a surprise
I wonder if there are some repukes in Washington who want to get rid of DeLay too.

Sonia
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PDittie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-05 11:01 AM
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2. Where will the cucarachas scuttle to now?
The noose is tightening...
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PDittie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 10:35 AM
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3. I liked your headline so much I stole it
for my blog post.

Royalty check being issued and mailed Friday.

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Here's your pop quiz. Which of the following statements is the most plausible?

(Merriam Webster defines 'plausible' as 1 : superficially fair, reasonable, or valuable but often specious; a plausible pretext 2 : superficially pleasing or persuasive; a swindler..., then a quack, then a smooth, plausible gentleman -- R. W. Emerson 3 : appearing worthy of belief; the argument was both powerful and plausible)

a) -- Tom DeLay and his cronies didn't know they were violating campaign finance law when they solicited contributions from corporations;

b) : Karl Rove was completely unaware of the gay hooker who for two years masqueraded as a journalist in the White House press room;

c) : Iraq had weapons of mass destruction; it was necessary and proper for the US to invade and disarm them (too easy; pick another. Really. This is the answer for those of my readers who get all of their news from FOX. You're smarter than this.) ; or

d) : the Attorney General of the United States is a firm, forceful advocate against the torture of 'enemy combatants' at Gauntanamo, Abu Ghraib, and elsewhere.

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Post your answer to this poll here, and on my blog as well:

http://brainsandeggs.blogspot.com/2005/03/even-republic...
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WestHoustonDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 12:04 PM
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4. None of the above?
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CitySky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 12:05 PM
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5. and the prize goes to...
WestHoustonDem!
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 03:07 PM
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6. This reminds me of Kobayashi Maru test
For those of you familiar with Star Trek, it's a no-win situation. There is no right answer because all of them are wrong and we can't accept any of them as plausible lest our heads explode.
It does not compute. Error, error. It does not compute.

The only way to win is to cheat and change one of the answers. I choose to change answer b to
Karl Rove was completely aware of the gay hooker who for two years masqueraded as a journalist in the White House press room;

Ding, ding, ding - I win!!

Sonia

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