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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:25 PM
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Jabba the Hastert disinvited from NY Fundraiser
:rofl:

Hastert scratches New York fundraiser

October 8, 2006
BY LYNN SWEET Sun-Times Columnist
WASHINGTON -- Embattled House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert nixed plans to headline a mid-October fund-raiser in New York with Mayor Bloomberg -- but will stand with President Bush on Thursday in Chicago.

The Bush White House will lend more support to Hastert when spokesman Tony Snow travels to his northern Illinois district next Saturday to headline the speaker's annual "mega-dinner" fund-raiser.

Hastert scrambled last week to stop political bleeding -- with calls for him to step down in the wake of how he handled the Mark Foley cyberspace sex scandal. The speaker said he was clueless there was any problem with Foley sexually preying on pages until a week ago. His critics say Hastert's staffers knew for more than a year of a Foley problem and were part of a cover-up.

Clueless or cover-up -- it's potentially politically toxic this close to an election. The Washington Post on Friday and the New York Times and ABC News on Saturday reported that Scott Palmer, Hastert's longtime chief of staff, met with Foley to discuss complaints about Foley's interactions with pages well before the speaker says his aides took any action. The reports were based on accounts from a source described as a current congressional staff member. What is not clear is if there are three different staffers pointing the finger at Palmer, two, or one.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/sweet/88388,CST-NWS-SWEET0...
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:32 PM
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1. letter from the Fundraising association...
Dear Sir,

We regret to inform you that there is no seating available for you at the speakers table of your yearly fundraiser. The last slots went to Mr. Dobsen and Binky, the Amazing Animal-Balloon making Clown.

Better luck next year, sir.

The Fundraising Association
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:35 PM
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2. and snow boy wil speak though.


....The Bush White House will lend more support to Hastert when spokesman Tony Snow travels to his northern Illinois district next Saturday to headline the speaker's annual "mega-dinner" fund-raiser.

Hastert scrambled last week to stop political bleeding -- with calls for him to step down in the wake of how he handled the Mark Foley cyberspace sex scandal. The speaker said he was clueless there was any problem with Foley sexually preying on pages until a week ago. His critics say Hastert's staffers knew for more than a year of a Foley problem and were part of a cover-up.
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PlanetBev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:38 PM
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3. I like Hastert the Hutt better
Got a better ring to it.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:40 PM
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4. Or Denny the Hutt!!!
:rofl:
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:57 PM
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5. Chicago has our Oct. Surprize ready LOL
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:26 PM
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6. He wouldn't fit through the Holland Tunnel anyway
(and all us NYers are better for it)
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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:35 PM
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7. Hasterical Headline!
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