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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-03-06 01:13 PM
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Californians interested in taking back Congress please note!
This House of Representatives seat in the 22nd Congressional District has been held by Republican Bill Thomas, virtually uncontested, for twenty years. It will be a hard seat to win and we need all the help we can get.

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EVDebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-03-06 01:23 PM
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1. Thomas is a pedantic twit and a crybaby at that.
Edited on Wed May-03-06 01:24 PM by EVDebs
""For the record, Pete(Stark) called Rep. Scott McInnis (R-Colo.) a "fruitcake," not Ways and Means Chairman Bill Thomas (R-Calif.). And because Truman has decided to quote my former employer out of context, I'm morally compelled to supply more information. Here's the full story: Ways and Means Democrats were pissed because Thomas ordered Capitol police to kick them out of a nearby library they had gone to discuss a bill they hadn't seen but had just received a verbal approval from the Republican majority. Republicans justified the police involvement by saying they felt physically "threatened" by then-71-years-old Stark's (who was left in the room to monitor the situation) responding to 50-years-old ex-cop McInnis saying "Go get your medication. You need to take your pills." Yes, Stark's profound response included calling McInnis a "wimp" and a "fruitcake" but as far as the cocksucker comment is concerned, Stark gorgeously told the press: "I'm certain that at some point in the last year I called Chairman Thomas a ' cocksucker,' but not last Friday."

Bottom line: Stark is a bad-ass, and won't take no guff from no one. And, for the record, Bill Thomas wept like a little girl during an apology on the House floor for the incident.)""

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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-03-06 01:45 PM
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2. Thomas is retiring but his successor, Kevin McCarthy has
been groomed to replace him by Thomas. The way Thomas didn't announce his retirement until just before the deadline for registering as a candidate was sneaky and cowardly.

He is a corporate whore for the health care industry. He is the man who brought us the senior prescription drug benefit legislation, written of course by his masters in the pharma industry.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-03-06 02:00 PM
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-03-06 03:42 PM
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4. Another
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-03-06 06:00 PM
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-03-06 11:29 PM
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