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tex-wyo-dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 06:38 PM
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58. Exerpt from KO's blog re: Fisher
The purported linking of failed Florida congressional candidate Jeff Fisher and Ralph Nader, trumpeted on Fishers website, is news to Naders spokesman Kevin Zeese.

Thats particularly troublesome for Mr. Fisher because it is to Zeese that the connection is attributed:

Kevin Zeese, the Fisher site reads, officially announced that Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader will be consulting with Jeff Fisher and Jan Schneider regarding the investigation of voter fraud and a statewide recount for the state of Florida.

When the nose-to-the-grindstone Countdown staff (as opposed to me, vacation boy) contacted Zeese, he said it was the first hed heard of any official announcement. Zeese acknowledges hed spoken to Fisher, and surmises, correctly I think, that Fisher (he lost in the Florida 16th) and Schneider (she lost in the 13th, to Katherine Harris) were trying to increase their credibility by tying their efforts to the Nader campaign. Given the pounding Naders gotten for four years, Zeese laughed out loud at the irony.

Fisher has been cited in many places as claiming he has firm evidence of deliberate computer-hacking in the Florida vote, and was awaiting FBI agents with whom he was to share it. Not to dismiss him or his claims, but the shows contact with him was not encouraging. He spoke vaguely of sources and whispered a lot.

Hell, Deep Throat from Watergate whispered a lot.

Then again, so does the guy who wanders around Columbus Circle claiming the government caused the Red Sox to win the World Series.

Well reserve judgment on Mr. Fishers claims and keep them out of this space until and unless they have stronger legs. But the consulting role with Nader isnt the case, and bodes ill for Fishers other assertions.

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I don't think I would put too much stock in Mr. Fisher. I hope he doesn't end up hurting the cause.

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