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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:28 PM
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Shhhhh! bush To Have Super Secret Fundraising Dinner in Greensboro, NC
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 12:28 PM by leftchick

While local Republican activists and party operatives have provided scant details about the Greensboro fundraising visit planned for President Bush next month, Guilford County Sheriff BJ Barnes acknowledges he has received marching orders from the Secret Service to handle security for the event.

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DeJoy is the CEO of New Breed Corp., a privately held supply-chain company based in north High Point whose clients include the US Postal Service, Verizon Wireless and the US Marine Corps. New Breed was founded as a small trucking company in 1968, according to its website, and was transformed into a information-based logistics operation when DeJoy joined the company in 1982. New Breed advertises itself as maintaining a "union-free work environment."

Culbertson, the retired CEO of Winston-Salem's First Computing, served as North Carolina finance co-chair for Bush's 2005 inauguration and state finance co-chair of the 2004 Bush-Cheney campaign, as well as state chair for Elizabeth Dole's 2002 Senate campaign.

In terms of political involvement and campaign financing neither of the men matches Aldona Wos, DeJoy's wife. In addition to serving as US ambassador to Estonia, Wos co-chaired the North Carolina finance committee for Bush's 2004 reelection effort, as well as the state finance committee for the president's second inauguration with Culbertson. Even more than her husband and Culbertson, Wos has been a generous donor to Republican candidates and organization, including two $25,000 checks to the Republican National Committee in 2004 and 2005.

http://www.yesweekly.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=17...
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:30 PM
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1. I have a huge problem with these closed door fund raisers..
besides the fact the average working Joe can't attend....

there is the fact the press can't attend.....

I don't care who is in office there is something wrong with this...

This is why the funding should be public funding because it would stop this....
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Blackhatjack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:40 PM
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2. You Stated My Concern Exactly....
...if it is by invitation only, and the press is excluded, it would appear that promises could be made in that setting in exchange for the receipt of campaign contributions. Pretty close to selling your office's services for campaign contributions, before you are elected.

There really is no way to stop this practice without comprehensive campaign finance reform.
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bluerum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:41 PM
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3. This is wrong. Since when are supporters ashamed to be
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 12:41 PM by bluerum
associated with the groups they are supporting?

If corporate groups cannot be forthcoming about their political policies and support, then we must assume (current or future) illegal activities are being hidden from public view.

When those supporting the government and running the country want to remain hidden from the citizens of that country, something is wrong.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:54 PM
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6. They did not even confirm it would happen for weeks
now they will not confirm when. Security issues don't you know.
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:42 PM
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4. Here's a novel idea, Barnes....
Send the damn security bill to that asshole, DeJoy, the CEO of New Breed Corp.

"union-free work environment."? Jeez louise, a CEO's wet dream.
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:53 PM
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5. Thank gods I don't live there any more...
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Freedomofspeech Donating Member (622 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:13 PM
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7. Let's send the Pittsburgh protesters there!
The took care of Jeb, they can take care of *.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:22 PM
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8. there are plenty of protestors willing in GSO
the problem is, it is a super secret date and time.
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