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mymessageboardid Donating Member (173 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:38 PM
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Obama Staffer Caught Groping "Clinton"
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 08:43 PM by mymessageboardid
Barack Obama's wunderkind speechwriter has joined the long list of folks who dont seem to understand that the Web is, as the name implies, "world wide."

Photos of Jon Favreau no, not the writer/actor/director of "Swingers" fame found their way onto Facebook for a couple of hours earlier today. In one of them, the 27-year-old Favreau, is posed with a hand atop the head of a cardboard cutout of Hillary Clinton, the other hand groping the senator's right breast.

On Clinton's other side is a young man wearing an "OBAMA STAFF" t-shirt who is giving the secretary of State nominee a smooch and offering her a slug of his beer.

MORE.....

http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/us_world/Obama-Staffe...

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Dennis Donovan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:45 PM
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1. That is sooooo wrong on sooooo many levels...
:blush: :spray:
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jrockford Donating Member (504 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:52 PM
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2. classy but I just don't care. nt
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:35 PM
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3. On how many other levels is he an idiot?
Because I don't believe it's just the one.
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ogneopasno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:36 PM
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4. Way to go, dumbass. I hope he's done.
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Sidney J Mussburger Donating Member (448 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:06 PM
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6. Done with what?
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ogneopasno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:10 PM
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9. His job.
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Sidney J Mussburger Donating Member (448 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:46 PM
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17. I take you were pro Impeachment of President Clinton
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 10:47 PM by Sidney J Mussburger
Right? You want a speech writer fired for groping a piece of cardboard, so you must've been on the Republican bandwagon to Impeach Clinton for receiving a blowjob from an intern. Am I wrong?
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ogneopasno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:30 PM
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35. Hoo! Thanks for the laugh. I needed that today.
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ogneopasno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 11:02 AM
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43. I don't want him fired for groping a piece of cardboard.
I want him fired for his huge amount of stupidity and lack of judgment. Grope all you want, dude! But take the two seconds to think about how your actions might look if someone saw them. And then take another five and think, do I want someone taking a picture of that? And then take one minute and ask yourself, "Should I really put this on my facebook page, or not?"

So yeah, you're wrong. It happens.
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glowing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:58 PM
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5. It doesn't actually look like he's groping her breast in that picture..
more like her arm.. and its a freaking cut out.. and they are cutting up.. but probably not the smartest thing to have a picture of; no matter how drunk you may be.
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:08 PM
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7. Boys just want to have fun....
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:50 PM
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18. 27 years old isn't a boy, though...
:eyes:
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Obamanaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 07:44 AM
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31. Despite the term used countless times during the primaries
Edited on Sat Dec-06-08 07:48 AM by usnret88
women Sen. Clinton's age aren't "girls." And a cardboard cutout isn't a real person.

This is only an issue in the sense that "discretion is the better part of valor" especially in the age of internets and digital cameras.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:09 PM
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8. Can carboard cut outs be harrassed? Carboard rights?
First cardboard, next blow up dolls. They're coming for your pervy junk dudes!
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:13 PM
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10. 4th thread today on it
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 07:55 AM
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32. Oh, Boy
If you can't tell the difference between how the people in those photos are interactive with the Bush/Obama/Palin cutouts and this, I'd say that puts you in the future cognitive dissonance sufferers of America group.
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silverojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:14 PM
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12. It's the fact they're acting like retarded frat boys--that's the issue here
Their actions are a reflection on Obama, and this is sophomoric beyond belief.
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Alcibiades Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:13 PM
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11. Fire his ass
Seriously. I was never a big fan of Clinton, but this is beyond the pale. This jackass does not deserve to be anywhere near the West Wing.
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SmileyRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:15 PM
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13. looks more like an armpit grope to me but
who can blame them for wanting to party with Hillary. She's obviously one heck of a woman and fun to spend time with. Vivacious, talented, intelligent. What's not to turn a guy on?
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:16 PM
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14. That's really OTT... Look like Frat Boys making fun of
their Social Studies Teacher... Not Good...
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:26 PM
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16. Typical trashy behavior. nt
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:13 PM
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19. If that were a cut out of Sarah Palin the response would be way different.
My response in both cases? Yeah and? For most it depends on whose bull, cutout is being gored, groped.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:16 PM
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20. Not from me.
It doesn't matter which female it was a cut-out of. Now two women doing naughty things to a male cut-out is different (just kidding). :)
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Fire_Medic_Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 02:03 PM
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39. What I do with my Sarah Palin cut out is my business.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:18 PM
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21. They WISH they could score with somebody so accomplished.
As it is they have to settle for cardboard. Tsk.
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ContinentalOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:48 PM
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22. I'm more freaked out by the fact that Obama's speechwriter is named Jon Favreau.
:wtf:
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spiritual_gunfighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:08 AM
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24. Yeah for the longest time I thought
I didn't know that lame actor wrote great speeches?
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ContinentalOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:09 AM
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25. Not just a lame actor but also a writer...
and director of movies like Swinger, Elf, and Iron Man.
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spiritual_gunfighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 07:31 AM
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28. If he made Iron Man then he is okay I guess n/t
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:56 PM
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23. Talk about tacky and low class.
:puke:

That's some change and hope he's got there-NOT.
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:17 AM
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27. Hillary is God!!!!
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spiritual_gunfighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 07:32 AM
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29. How dare he defile a cardbord version of Hillary!!!!
He should be tarred and feathered in a public square for this horrible crime!!!@!!!!!!!!!
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Jack_DeLeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:15 AM
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26. ROFLMAO...
nice one.

I dont see it as a big deal.
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Marr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 07:43 AM
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30. Ceci n'est pas une Clinton.
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 08:00 AM
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33. I'm Not Supposed to Be Surprised By This, Am I?
To me, this is just a visual representation of what many white males who were campaigning for Obama, all over the leftie blogosphere, behaved.
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spiritual_gunfighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 08:16 AM
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34. Haha
Get over yourself, yeah you are right everyone that worked on the Obama campaign including Obama himself is just a big giant sexist pig. I guess that is why she is the Secretary Of State now right?
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MzNov Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:56 PM
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36. Smooth Favreau, really really smooth . . . .

although it is funny :rofl:
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edna lee cobb Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:59 PM
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37. Key word in this story?
Beer. Smart people can do rather foolish things under the influence of ethyl alcohol. And Hillary isn't a stick in the mud, so methinks she'd laugh it off.
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 02:02 PM
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38. Stay classy...
Not exactly what I'd call good taste.

Still, with all the other shit going on in the world, I just can't bring myself to care. Fire him & move on.
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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 02:14 PM
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41. Why should he be fired?
Aren't we the party which tries to realize that there can be a separation between peoples' personal lives and beliefs and their professional competence? Obama didn't hire this man to be a morality watchdog or instruct us all about proper posture. He hired this guy to write speeches. If he can do that well, that's what matters. Let's not forget that even someone like FDR himself had extra-marital relationships (such as he could in his condition), Kennedy was not a choir boy, etc. If we're not the kind of people who think that Clinton should have resigned because of personal indiscretions, then why get on this person's case for doing something much, much less serious.

All I think of when I see this picture is "that's crass". It's got nothing to do with whether he's a decent person or whether he can do the job he's been hired to do.
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 02:18 PM
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42. It's the quickest way to make this story go away.
Edited on Sat Dec-06-08 02:20 PM by backscatter712
If Obama keeps him on, various politicos, encouraged by the O'Reillys and Hannitys will screech about it non-stop and make this non-story into a story - they've got to come up with something to attack him with.

It's not even about this speechwriter. He got drunk at a party and got caught on camera in a stupid pose. Big fucking whoop - I've done worse... I'd say publicly fire him, throw him under the bus if we have to - just to show that Obama Does Not Approve (TM). Then rehire him somewhere else within the organization, quietly.

I don't care about punishing him - it's about making this story go away so Obama can get real work done instead of wasting his time with this.

I know, I'm being a Machiavellian bastard...
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Writer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 02:07 PM
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40. Maybe the young man needs to get laid.
:shrug:
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