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GOP Chief in Maine says: Mystery black voters (Not the Onion)

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83895.html

“In some parts of rural Maine, there were dozens, dozens of black people who came in and voted on Election Day,” Charlie Webster told Portland, Me.’s NBC affiliate on Wednesday. “Everybody has a right to vote, but nobody in town knows anyone who’s black. How did that happen? I don’t know. We’re going to find out.”

*snip*

Both the Maine Secretary of State’s office and the head of the state’s association of town clerks told the Portland Press-Herald they were unaware of any problems.

“I’m not talking about 15 or 20. I’m talking hundreds,” Webster told the paper. “I’m not politically correct and maybe I shouldn’t have said these voters were black, but anyone who suggests I have a bias toward any race or group, frankly, that’s sleazy.”

Maine is one of the whitest states in the country, with a black population of only 1.2 percent.

Obama steamed over Rice (Really? Steamed?)

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83885.html?hp=t1

President Barack Obama didn’t appear riled up Wednesday by a sex scandal that claimed his CIA director. Or even the looming fiscal showdown that could plunge the economy into a recession.

What annoyed Obama more than anything was Republican attacks on United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice.

*snip*




For the cheap seats and for the record.

"Fox Noise" can cry all they want about the timeline and "what did they know and when did they know it?" but the fact of the matter is, no crime was committed, so no one was under any obligation to tell any one anything while the investigation was happening. It would only serve to hinder the investigation and widen the witness list.

I am not the sharpest knife in the drawer and even I know that because I've SEEN A TV SHOW AND A MOVIE OR TWO.

And now, Ivory Soap proudly presents: "Search for the Edge of Night....Tomorrow!"

When we last left Pinewood Estate, Lady broadwell, fearing rivalry for her paramour's affections, had been caught sending "threatening" post to Dame kelly....who then complained to Lord Byron Perth Cameron, her naughty shirtless man at the bureau.

it is later revealed that the good lady broadwell's paramour was none other than General Dash Rippington, Director of the CIA.

Meanwhile, at Castle Harwood, it is revealed that General Brock "The Lip" Bippington, Supreme Commander of NATO / American Forces In Afghanistan, had been found to have been keeping "improper correspondance" with married mother Dame Kelly!

later that night, Spring Valley's #1 detective ponders: what dark purpose might Dame kelly's topless man at the bureau have had in revealing the investigation of the now-cold case?

Will Byron have a seizure and remember he had a past life? Will Lady Broadwell go on every single talkshow and tell her sob story? Will Dame Kelly write a book? Will heads explode at the Red Wing Hotel?

"Ms. Lucci, you're on in 5."


I mean.......seriously.



If my armchair analysis is correct, this is about to become MOST DELICIOUS.

1. Jill Kelly gets "stay away from my man" letters from Broadwell. She goes to a low-level friend at the FBI with whom she may have had a relationship (based on the shirtless pix he'd sent to her in the past). She goes to the FBI rather than the local authorities because she fears the letters may be related to Patraeus (whom she knows) , or she thought she'd use some "insider FBI friend with benefits" clout to get something done.

2. of course, shirtless wonder indeed unravels the thread because Ol' Dave left a trail. The FBI officially had to open an investigation because of the security level involved. Their investigation was solely about whether or not Paula had the "NOC List" or Doomsday Instructions on her IPAD. They were under no obligation to inform anyone until they had reason to believe a law had been broken, and it wouldn't have been prudent to inform anyone anyway. It could even have blown the investigation.

3. She did not have any classified material that she could have received from Patraeus. Her take on the libyan prisoners was even false. In fact, she could've gotten it from FOX.

4. case closed. As unethical as it may be, adultery is not a federal crime. they informed Holder, who was well within his rights not to tell the president because, again, Patraeus had NOT BROKEN THE LAW and neither had Broadwell, PLUS the affair had ended. Patraeus even thought he'd get away with it and keep his gig.

5. But Noooooooo..that wasn't good enough for shirtless boy, who apparently thought he'd created the october surprise from hell, so he gets it in his head to maybe whip up a little bit of a storm to rival Sandy, and he whistleblows to his GOP shill.

6. Nope. The case was closed. He went COMPLETELY OUTSIDE PROTOCOL to leak it to the guy who leaked it to Cantor....and he pulls this the week before the election (Surprise!)

7 . To Cantor's credit, he was blindsided and he was actually all about finding out the truth (at least, before he could use it to his advantage), so he contacts the FBI to check out the story, and the director was all "yeaaahhhh....about that: we weren't trying to hide anything....they're doing the ill freaky nah nah, but they've stopped the affair and they didn't break the law. Promise: we would've told you if we'd found out that he'd told her about Area 51."

8. The cat's out, so patraeus does the only thing he can do. President Obama was under no obligation to accept his resignation because ethics are different from laws...but it was in everyone's best interests.

9. There was NO political advantage for the WH to sit on the investigation. In fact, july and august would've been PERFECT for it to roll out. that would have gotten it over with before the convention, and it would have been embarrassing for Patraeus no matter when it was discovered.

10. No security breach. no federal crime. no benghazi connection, no political advantage for Obama to sit on the info....and a low level FBI frat boy with visions of "Deep Throat" might end up being in Deep Shit...ALL OVER SOMETHING THAT WAS TOO FAR FETCHED EVEN FOR "JERSEY SHORE."

End result: the republicans play dirty pool in elections and everyone might just discover it.







don't look now, but Patraeus just got interesting, and in a good way, if I read correctly

Motives Questioned in F.B.I. Inquiry of Petraeus E-Mails

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/13/us/timeline-shows-fbi-discovered-petraeus-affair-in-summer.html?_r=0


*snip*

Later, the agent became convinced — incorrectly, officials say — that the case had stalled. Because of his “worldview,” as the official put it, he suspected a politically motivated cover-up to protect President Obama. The agent alerted Eric Cantor, the House majority leader, who called the F.B.I. director, Robert S. Mueller III, on Oct. 31 to tell him of the agent’s concerns.

The official said the agent’s self-described “whistle-blowing” was “a little embarrassing” but had no effect on the investigation.

David H. Laufman, who served as a federal prosecutor in national security cases from 2003 to 2007, said, “there’s a lot of chatter and noise about cybercrimes,” and most of it does not lead to an investigation. But he added, “It’s plausible to me that if Ms. Kelley indicated that the stalking was related to her friendship with the C.I.A. director, that would have elevated it as a priority for the bureau.”

Orin S. Kerr, a George Washington University law professor who specializes in computer crime issues, said it was “surprising that they would devote the resources” to investigating who was behind a half-dozen harassing e-mails.

*snip*

uhm...looks like someone really may have been trying to create an october surprise.

US Consumer sentiment shows signs of improvement in November.

http://www.rttnews.com/2002905/U-S-Consumer-Sentiment-Shows-Significant-Improvement-In-November.aspx?google_editors_picks=true

Obama expected to propose Middle class tax freeze.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/obama-to-propose-freeze-on-middle-class-tax-rates/2012/11/09/bce421f6-2a74-11e2-bab2-eda299503684_story.html?hpid=z1


(sorry about edit....it changed the meaning and I'd rather get it right!)

Condi says GOP sent "mixed messages" on Immigration, women's issues.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/09/condoleezza-rice_n_2099505.html

You know, I can see how "Pregnancy from rape is a gift from God." and"Immigrants, go home....on your own!" might be misconstrued.

Vegas Small Business Owner "Obama won so I fired 22 employees."

http://lasvegas.cbslocal.com/2012/11/07/vegas-employer-obama-won-so-i-fired-22-employees/

I would REALLY love to hear from one of those 22 former employees.
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