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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:26 PM
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What is this about John Conyers staff accusing him of inproprieties?
I caught the tail end of it on Lou Dobbs last night.

He made his staff baby sit for him?

What's up with this?
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:31 PM
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1. #1. It was already investigated. #2. The info comes from FIRED staffers
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 05:32 PM by cryingshame
#3. they are really grasping
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:32 PM
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2. Something about this was posted on DU yesterday.
I asked a similar question, and the reponse was "the story is many years old (I think they said 10 years), and he already responded to these accusations." Did you notice, Lou also played it down but saying something like "sure there's a comparrison between what Cunningham did and babysitting!" Sarcasm was obviously in his tone.
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:33 PM
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3. yeah
that comparison was pretty funny.

Dobbs is a witty ole coot :D
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SeveneightyWhoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:17 PM
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4. Actually, as much as some DUers love Lou, it wasn't him who played it down
Lou played it up by reporting on it in the first place.

In fact, he said the charges were "serious".

It was a Republican strategist, Ed Rollins, that had to come to Conyers' defence!

ROLLINS: ... and it's really a Defense Appropriation Committee, and these two guys that bribed ...

DOBBS: Well, Conyers, John Conyers, calling for the president's impeachment at the same time suddenly he's got aides coming for the others.

ROLLINS: But contrasting getting $2.1 million in bribes to having baby-sitters, your staff baby-sit is the ...

(CROSSTALK)

ROLLINS: Republicans will try to and make that, but it won't be good ...

DOBBS: John Conyers is learning about the consequences of energetic initiative.
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:20 PM
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5. you're exactly right, cause I was PISSED at the way he tried to give
Conyers' story the same weight as top gun's

Rollins ALSO said that, in earlier days, Cunningham would've been SHOT!

Dobbs, as well as the brief story on the subject, put out ONLY the accusation, without any context, without ANY response from Conyers

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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:32 PM
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6. Dobbs must have been called on the carpet for showing spine
and daring to tell the truth.
Now he must atone...
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