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Oreo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-23-07 01:00 PM
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25 Senators call for Lurita Doan's resignation from GSA
Edited on Mon Apr-23-07 01:10 PM by Oreo
Source: TPM Muckraker

Senators Press for Answers on GSA Chief
By Paul Kiel - April 23, 2007, 1:23 PM

Move over, Al Gonzales, there's a new campaign for the resignation of a Bush appointee.

General Services Administration chief Lurita Doan shocked the world last month when she gave a performance at a House hearing that was enough to make even Gonzales cringe.

In January, Karl Rove's deputy, Scott Jennings, arrived at the GSA to give a briefing on Republican political prospects. After the presentation, Doan reportedly asked aloud what the GSA could do with its considerable taxpayer-funded assets "to help our candidates." When asked about the briefing at the hearing, Doan pleaded a fuzzy memory.

Ever since the briefing was revealed, Democrats have been vainly trying to get answers from the White House about this and other presentations. So today, 25 senators wrote the White House, demanding answers. You can read the letter here. "The Executive Branch is not an extension of the Republican National Committee," it reads, "nor of any political party. Those who treat it as such must be held accountable."

Here's a copy of the letter: http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/docs/Bolten-letter/?re...

Read more: http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/003080.php



So now we have a horse race between Gonzalez, Wolfowitz, Doan, Renzi and Doolittle. Who will win the great resignation race of 2007? Any dark horses that will come up from the rear to take the prize? Maybe Pete Domenici or Heather Wilson?
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-23-07 01:03 PM
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1. What'd I miss about Sen. Enzi? n/t
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auburngrad82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-23-07 01:04 PM
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3. I think it's Rick Renzi. His family's business was raided by the FBI
in relation to the Abramoff scandal.
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-23-07 01:06 PM
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6. Oh! Yeah, I knew about that. Thought that something else had reared it's ugly head.
Thanks! :hi:
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Oreo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-23-07 01:06 PM
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9. Sorry! Updated OP
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-23-07 01:08 PM
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12. My bad. I should've known who you were talking about.
:hi:
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mikelgb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-23-07 01:03 PM
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2. Doan must go.
The hearing was excruciating.
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-23-07 01:05 PM
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4. One thing you can say about bush's appointees: They have the most selective/defective memories of
anyone involved in government. It's like they're all drinking the same bad water.
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Cassandra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-23-07 01:07 PM
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11. They are drinking the same bad water.
It's the stuff with the extra arsenic in it.
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-23-07 01:13 PM
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16. They don't have selective memories
They just believe they don't have to answer any question if it is put to them by a Democrat.

As Karl Rove said, he doesn't work for us he works for the American people. GOPers don't include non-GOPers in their definition of Americans.
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-23-07 03:12 PM
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24. They need to be under the care of a top-notch neurologist,
not trying to run a country.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-23-07 01:05 PM
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5. Who was that Psycho-Christian Attorney?
The one who had staff meetings with bible verses, and the rule that you had to dress virtuously rather than worldly?
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Oreo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-23-07 01:08 PM
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13. Rachel Paulose from Minnesota
They're trying to get her to testify (and not in church!)
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MUAD_DIB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-23-07 01:16 PM
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17. Amen Brothers and Sisters!

What will be this hack's line of amnesia? Maybe Jesus made her forget,
or she has sinned but everything is all better now because of her admission.


There just aren't enough jail cells in the US for all the BushCo criminals.
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MUAD_DIB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-23-07 01:11 PM
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15. Rachel Paulose
http://wonkette.com/politics/justice-department/new-us-...

---snip---

Four of her top staff voluntarily demoted themselves Thursday, fed up with Paulose, who, after just months on the job, has earned a reputation for quoting Bible verses and dressing down underlings.

Deputy U.S. Attorney John Marty is just one of the people dropping themselves in rank to simply a U.S. Attorney position. Also making the move are the heads of Pauloses criminal and civil divisions and the top administrative officer. The move is intended to send a message to Washington - that 33-year-old Paulose is in over her head.

---snip---
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-23-07 01:06 PM
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7. Nothing surprises me anymore - although this one came close
the utter arrogance of the Bush Crime Syndicate just doesn't end, does it?
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fasttense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-23-07 01:06 PM
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8. Resign? She should be prosecuted. n/t
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-23-07 01:07 PM
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10. you forgot Wolfowitz.....
I hope he's first, just because I hate him with a "purple" passion. I haven't decided yet if I want Gonzo to resign, somehow once they resign, they're never heard from again. I want him to remain the focal point for a broken, politically poisoned Justice Dept. Also, I'd like to add Heather Wilson & Pete Domenici to the horserace.
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Oreo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-23-07 01:09 PM
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14. Added Wolfie to the list
Edited on Mon Apr-23-07 01:11 PM by Oreo
Can't forget him
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momster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-23-07 02:37 PM
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Like Certain Toads...
Edited on Mon Apr-23-07 02:38 PM by momster
Republicans reemerge from the mud and slime after twenty years. Fred Fielding, Dick Cheney, Robert Gates, etc., etc., all Nixon/Bush men who have lurched once more into the light to work their evil wills. That's why I'm all for impeachment of Gonzales and that ilk. It's not enough for them to leave the scene...they must be so disgraced that if (God Forbid) we ever have another Republican administration, the 'lost Bushies' can never, ever come back.

(Sorry 'bout the double posts...my computer hiccupped...)
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momster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-23-07 02:37 PM
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23. Like Certain Toads...
Republicans reemerge from the mud and slime after twenty years. Fred Fielding, Dick Cheney, Robert Gates, etc., etc., all Nixon/Bush men who have lurched once more into the light to work their evil wills. That's why I'm all for impeachment of Gonzales and that ilk. It's not enough for them to leave the scene...they must be so disgraced that if (God Forbid) we ever have another Republican administration, the 'lost Bushies' can never, ever come back.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-23-07 01:20 PM
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18. Cronyism, GOP Partisanship, Evasion, Amnesia, Duplicity, Arrogance, Delusion, etc
The GOP continue to dig the hole deeper....
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-23-07 01:21 PM
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19. "...Doan pleaded a fuzzy memory." However - she DID remember
that there were cookies on the table and that some people came in late.
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HCE SuiGeneris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-23-07 01:51 PM
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20. Rec # 9. Please keep this visible. She is another incompetent
put in a position to undermine democracy.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-23-07 02:22 PM
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21. We really need to rewrite some laws here.
Formerly, the disgraced would resign because, well, they were disgraced. Since they figured out that disgrace is no biggie on their cocktail circuit, they don't do that anymore. So something else has to be in place.

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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-23-07 02:31 PM
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22. Whiny little witch. knr n/t
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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-23-07 03:29 PM
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25. Great!
Lurita Doan is my favorite corrupt Bush crony. Her performance at that hearing was indefensible - there should be 100 senators calling for her resignation.

YouTube link for those who missed it: Hearing on Allegations of GSA Misconduct: Braley Questions Doan - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VePqzIrR-ao
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-24-07 04:19 AM
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26. transcript of news conference...Dorgan and Wyden
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-24-07 04:25 AM
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27. I don't understand why this woman isn't being prosecuted
Seems like the evidence couldn't be any clearer.
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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-24-07 06:48 AM
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28. I don't care who wins the "resignation" race
All I want to see is the ring-winged criminals all out of office, and every single one of them out of influence as well. And we don't have enough time or money to speed things up. On the other hand, if we could get fucking impeachment proceedings started, my joy and enthusiasm might return anew.
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The Count Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-24-07 11:55 AM
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29. Rush is right: every time resignation it's called, it's a GOPer! What da ya know?
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Tyler Durden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-24-07 12:56 PM
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30. The most astounding thought of all is how they could even THINK of doing this?
Has the entire WORLD gone corrupt with just a few exceptions? How come GORE could keep his nose clean along with a slew of others, yet the officials of this administration feel it is MORAL and RIGHT to circumvent the law, lie, cheat and steal?

Guess I'm just getting old.
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