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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 11:46 AM
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So just who has donated to Tricky Rick Santorum
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SANTORUM, RICHARD J (R)

Career Donor List for Senate
Office: Senate
State: PA
Next Campaign: 2006

NEWSMEAT Hall of Fame Donors for Santorum
Mario Andretti race car driver
Haley Barbour Governor of Mississippi 2004-present
Craig Barrett Intel ceo
Jack Bovender HCA Inc chairman, ceo
Michael Dell Dell Computer founder, chairman
Richard DeVos Amway co-founder; Orlando Magic owner
Richard "Bo" Dietl Beau Dietl & Assoc. chairman, ceo; author
Bob Dole US Senator 1969-1996
Raymond Gilmartin Merck chairman, ceo
H Edward Hanway CIGNA chairman, ceo
Michael Jordan EDS chairman, ceo
Henry Kissinger Sec. of State 1973-77
Ken Langone Home Depot co-founder; financier
Mario Lemieux NHL hall-of-famer
Jeffrey Lurie Philadelphia Eagles owner
Michael W McConnell judge, US Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
Rupert Murdoch News Corporation chairman, ceo
Joel Myers AccuWeather Inc. ceo
Ted Olson US Solicitor General 2001-04; attorney
Arnold Palmer golf champion
T Boone Pickens Texas oilman, financier
John Rigas Adelphia Cable founder; convicted of corporate fraud
Kevin Rollins Dell ceo
Donald Rumsfeld Sec. of Defense '75-'77, '01-present
Edward Rust State Farm chairman, ceo
David H Safavian White House Procurement Chief 2004-05; indicted for corruption
Richard Mellon Scaife Pittsburgh Tribune-Review publisher
Charles Schwab Charles Schwab Inc. chairman, ceo
Don Sherwood US congressman 1999-present
Sylvester Stallone actor
Thomas Usher US Steel chairman, ceo
William Weld Governor of Massachusetts 1991-97
Christine Todd Whitman NJ Gov 1994-2001; EPA chief 2001-03

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Yes, Jeffry Lurie, owner of the Eagles is on there BUT I checked him out and he gave back in 1998. Most recently he donated $2000 to Allyson Schwartz, a great US Representative out here in the PA suburbs (Ramsey and I both worked on her campaign). So I'm letting him slide.


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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 11:52 AM
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1. Mario Lemieux? Boy, that just sucks.
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 12:04 PM
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2. I have always hated Arnold Palmer
We have a family grudge against him... a VERY rude and nasty shithole. Not surprising he supports Santorum.
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 12:38 PM
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3. I did not know that about Arnie. He seems to have a pretty good
reputation locally. He's always been a Repub, though.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 01:15 PM
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4. PA Repukes considered using Arnie to run against Ed Rendell
They actually went through their list of PA repuke sports notables and both Palmer's and Joe Paterno came up as potential gubernatorial candidates in 2006.

Not kidding you!

But ultimately they settled on Lynn Swann

Sorry, maybe Californians want celebrities as their governor but I think PA knows they want qualified people!
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 01:33 PM
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5. Don't blame Californians for Ahnold!
I blame the transplants who move here and get all starstruck. The natives like me know better. Besides, with a 30% approval rating, even the newcomers here have wised up.

But how is Lynn Swann any more qualified? I don't think athletes are any more qualified than action movie figures. :shrug:
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 01:43 PM
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6. I think neither are qualified
but what they're hoping is that voters will get 'starstruck' like they did in California and vote for Swann just because he was a Hall-of-fame Wide Receiver from the Steelers.

And I think even Arh-nuld knows he's going down - he's already signed on to to True Lies 2 and T4
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 01:49 PM
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7. It's a national disease
Oklahoma put NFL Hall of Fame fundie RWer Steve Largent of the Seahawks in Congress in much the same vein.

Iowa had that Love Boat guy.

And I know there are other examples.

It is appalling that the Gropenator made it this far. I think the GOP here wanted him to be the next Reagan - an actor making it big in politics. Who knows? The backlash will probably pay off - we have some major ballot initiatives coming on November 8.

Of course, I have long held that politics and show business are more similar than different. I don't like being proved right about that. :-)
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 02:30 PM
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8. I know - it's easy to put a puppet in the position and then surround
that puppet with those who will tell him/her what to do.

I don't have a problem with celebrities running for office but it would be nice if they had some skills in working with government. I wouldn't be so anti-Lynn Swann if the guy maybe ran for a local office and build up his resume and prove he could run office.

Think about this - Arh-nuld didn't start the trend. Neither Bush brothers had any experience other than their daddy was once president and yet both ran for a major office for the first time in 1994 (Gee, how ironic - the year of the "Contract on America"). Ok, yeah the chimp ran for a US house back in the late 70s but he was too drunk for it to qualify
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