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    I would add that Shelley Moore Capito is the daughter of former Governor, and convicted felon, Arch Moore.  Gov. Moore was tried for extortion in 1975 by federal prosecutors, but eventually acquited of those charges.  Later, in 1990, Moore pleaded guilty to 5 felonies, including extortion, obstruction of justice, and conspiracy.  He served 2 years in federal prison after his conviction.  He was also Governor at the time of the Buffalo Creek Disaster, and made a lot of unfulfilled promises to the victims to reconstruct the area and build new housing and a community center in the aftermath of that flood.  Victims later sued the state and won a settlement of some $13.5 million.

    That's a political pedigree that could only wash in West Virginia.

    Oregon: Sure...it's cold. But it's a damp cold.

    by Keith930 on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 05:41:49 AM PST

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