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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:49 PM
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Allison files suit over flyer implying 'crossed lines' with Sanford
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 03:50 PM by Are_grits_groceries
Republican state Rep. Rita Allison announced she is filing a defamation lawsuit against an unknown distributor of a flyer that alleges Gov. Mark Sanford awarded her a state job because of sexual favors.

Allison, 69, represents a Spartanburg district and is also the communications director of the S.C. Commission on Higher Education. The flyer asks, according to the lawsuit, whether Allison, who once worked for Sanford, was one of the other women Sanford said he may have crossed lines with. Sanford admitted in June to having an extramarital affair with an Argentine woman and to having inappropriate relationships with other women.

Allison said she filed the lawsuit because more politicians should take a stand when they are falsely attacked.
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Allison was joined at a Spartanburg news conference announcing the lawsuit by S.C. Republican Party chairman Karen Floyd and House Speaker Bobby Harrell, a Charleston Republican.

Floyd also announced the formation of a SC GOP Legal Defense Fund, which is being created to help other elected officials who are victim of defamatory attacks. They said this lawsuit is meant to send a message that Republicans will not allow such anonymous attacks to go unanswered.

http://www.thestate.com/breaking/story/946894.html

Well I didn't know about this, and I'll bet a lot of others didn't UNTIL NOW.

How do you sue an "anonymous" distributor?

That Legal Defense Fund will reach 0 in a hurry when people are suing aynonymooses.

Another metaphor for that sparking thing: "crossing lines."
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:06 PM
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1. Perhaps this is just a case of "she wishes...."....n/t
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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:16 PM
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2. Apparently, they were mailed to
people in her district. I'm sure most of the state wouldn't know until now.

I guess she wanted her 15 minutes of fame.
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