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Tue May 26, 2020, 02:45 AM

Purported Northern Michigan boat launch request fuels controversy for Whitmer

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Source: The Detroit News

The owner of a Northern Michigan dock company says Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's husband wanted his boat placed in the water before the Memorial Day weekend as Whitmer urged residents not to rush to the region.

No longer visible to the public, Facebook posts from NorthShore Dock LLC and its owner, Tad Dowker, focused on what Dowker said was a request last week by Whitmer's husband, Marc Mallory. The posts have drawn the attention of Republican state lawmakers, who said the Democratic governor's family may not be following her guidance for the rest of the state.

Whitmer's spokeswoman, Tiffany Brown, didn't confirm or deny Monday the assertions by the marina company or its owner. Brown said the administration wouldn't address "every rumor that is spread online."

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"This morning, I was out working when the office called me, there was a gentleman on hold who wanted his boat in the water before the weekend," Dowker posted. "Being Memorial weekend and the fact that we started working three weeks late means there is no chance this is going to happen."

"Well our office personnel had explained this to the man and he replied, 'I am the husband to the governor, will this make a difference?'"

Read more: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2020/05/25/purported-northern-michigan-boat-request-fuels-controversy-gretchen-whitmer/5254889002/

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Reply Purported Northern Michigan boat launch request fuels controversy for Whitmer (Original post)
alp227 May 26 OP
RandySF May 26 #1
roamer65 May 26 #2
JI7 May 26 #3
jorgevlorgan May 26 #4
MichMan May 26 #7
obamanut2012 May 26 #9
roamer65 May 26 #10
Maxheader May 26 #5
DownriverDem May 26 #6
obamanut2012 May 26 #8
Marcuse May 26 #11
Omaha Steve May 26 #12

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 02:50 AM

1. I smell bullshit.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 03:00 AM

2. LOL...pretty lame.

Lamer than Obamagate.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 03:05 AM

3. LOL

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 05:29 AM

4. This seems super fabricated.

Was there anything illegal about the request?

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Response to jorgevlorgan (Reply #4)

Tue May 26, 2020, 09:17 AM

7. Nothing illegal but tone deaf

When she relaxed the restrictions on the northern counties a week ago, she did state "If you don't live in those regions...think long and hard before you take a trip into them. A small spike could put the hospital system in dire straights pretty quickly. That's precisely why we are asking everyone to continue doing their part. Don't descend on Traverse City from all regions of the state."

They own a summer home near Traverse City, and speculation is that they drove up there for the holiday weekend.

When her husband calls to see about getting their boat placed in the water for Memorial weekend from storage, he is told they are booked and it cant be done in time. Supposedly he says "I am the husband of the governor, will this make a difference?"

Perfectly legal, but not very smart. This is getting a lot of traction here in Michigan from her critics





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Response to MichMan (Reply #7)

Tue May 26, 2020, 10:00 AM

9. 1. Prrof there was a call? 2. If there was, proof it was her husband?

Yeah, of course not. This either did not happen or was a fucking MAGAT.

This is the issue: too many liberals believe all this stuff. This, Tara Reade, etc. Use critical thinking skills, refuse to commit until there is actual PROOF.

Even Backwards B Intern had more "proof" than these yahoos.

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Response to MichMan (Reply #7)

Tue May 26, 2020, 10:22 AM

10. Yeah, the host on WOMC this AM was trying to make something out of this nothingburger.

If someone pushes the story, chance is they are a right wing POS.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 06:20 AM

5. I'm sure all the governors family would...


like to get away from the media,

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 08:35 AM

6. Not all closed

Northern Michigan is open for business now and folks can use their boats everywhere.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 09:57 AM

8. IF anyone even called, how did they know it was actually her husband?

I can call anyone up I want here in FL and demand they do it because I'm Casey Black DeSantis. Doesn't mean I am.

I doubt anyone called, but if so, it was some lying MAGAT.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 11:21 AM

11. If it's not true the husband should publicly deny it.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 12:39 PM

12. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

NOT important news.

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