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EV_Ares Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 06:58 AM
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Politics Seen in Nasty Call to Spitzer’s Father
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By DANNY HAKIM - City Room Blog

Audio Recording of Voicemail (Includes Strong Language) (http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/audio/nyregion/20... )

ALBANY, Aug. 21 — Lawyers representing Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s father, Bernard Spitzer, say a prominent political consultant who has been working for State Senate Republicans threatened the elder Mr. Spitzer this month in an anonymous, invective-laced phone message.

The allegations against the consultant, Roger J. Stone Jr., were laid out in a letter sent Tuesday to Senator George H. Winner Jr., an upstate Republican who is chairman of the Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations. A copy of the letter was obtained by The New York Times.

Mr. Stone, a seasoned practitioner of hard-edged politics who worked for Presidents Richard M. Nixon and Ronald Reagan and for George W. Bush in the 2000 recount battle, adamantly denied the allegation in an interview, calling it “the ultimate dirty trick.” He asserted that allies of Governor Spitzer may have gained access to a phone in his Manhattan apartment to make the threatening call.

The message, left at Bernard Spitzer’s Manhattan office just before 10 p.m. on Aug. 6, says that Mr. Spitzer, 83, a wealthy real estate developer, would be “compelled by the Senate sergeant at arms” to testify about “shady campaign loans” he made to his son during Eliot Spitzer’s unsuccessful campaign for attorney general in 1994.

((((entire article @ link))))

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/22/nyregion/22stone.html...
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rox63 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 07:08 AM
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1. GOP family values at work: Abusing the elderly
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zalinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 07:47 AM
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2. Yup, and they (the repubs) called him out for
not attending the state fair on it's first day. Damn, dems can never win. Sigh!

zalinda
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 07:54 AM
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3. Ah, I have to admit that the Kinder and Gentler Nazism of BushPutinism is preferable
Edited on Wed Aug-22-07 07:57 AM by tom_paine
to the original version.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/22/nyregion/22stone.html

I mean, if this were 1930s Germany, the Nazis would likely have beaten this man to a pulp while he was out at night, then of course the Loyal Nazis would not have been able to find the guy (wink wink).

But now, so much kinder and gentler our Loyal Bushies, that the guy was MERELY terrorized by phone with threats, which now that the perp is discovered, the Loyal Bushies will not be able to find enough evidence to investigate or prosecute the guy (wink wink), you'll see.

Now, isn't that much more civilized, considering it's 1936 here in Amerika?
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