HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Now taking nominees for t... » Reply #3

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Oct 27, 2013, 08:42 PM

3. I nominate Mark Goodin

He was Oliver North's Campaign Manager in 1994 Senate race in Virginia. He almost got a convicted felon elected to the U S Senate (Chuck Robb won by about 56,000 votes). He also was involved in an attempt to tar then Speaker of the House Tom Foley (from Wikipedia--- On the day Foley officially became speaker, the RNC began circulating a memo to Republican Congresspeople and state-party chair people called "Tom Foley: Out of the Liberal Closet." The memo compared Foley's voting record with that of openly gay Congressman Barney Frank, with a subtle implication that Foley was himself gay. It had been crafted by Republican National Committee communications director Mark Goodin and by House Minority Whip Newt Gingrich. In fact, Gingrich had been attempting to convince several reporters to print it.[11] The memo was harshly condemned by both political parties. Republican Senate leader Bob Dole, for instance, said in a speech in the Senate chamber, "This is not politics. This is garbage."[citation needed]

Atwater initially defended the memo, calling it "no big deal" and "factually accurate." However, a few days later, he claimed he hadn't approved the memo.[11] Under pressure from Bush, Atwater fired Goodin, replacing him with B. Jay Cooper)

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 13 replies Author Time Post
MrScorpio Oct 2013 OP
Cirque du So-What Oct 2013 #1
MrScorpio Oct 2013 #2
LineReply I nominate Mark Goodin
Va Lefty Oct 2013 #3
MrScorpio Oct 2013 #6
gopiscrap Oct 2013 #4
MrScorpio Oct 2013 #7
Berlum Oct 2013 #5
MrScorpio Oct 2013 #8
Th1onein Oct 2013 #9
MrScorpio Oct 2013 #11
Buddha_of_Wisdom Oct 2013 #10
MrScorpio Oct 2013 #12
MrScorpio Oct 2013 #13
Please login to view edit histories.