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  •  Politico wrote this without connecting the dots (2+ / 0-)
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    Dick Armey left the deep-pocketed tea party group he helped build over a clash with a top lieutenant who Armey and others in the organization believed was using the group’s resources to pad his pockets, POLITICO has learned.

    Armey received an $8 million buyout to step down as chairman

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    Good freakin' lord, irony is not only dead -- the GOP is graveyard camping out of sheer spite.

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    by harrije on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 05:32:34 PM PST

    •  Situational morals: On lying. (3+ / 0-)
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      So Armey declined to sign a memorandum presented to him in his capacity as a member of the board of trustees stating that the book was written without significant FreedomWorks resources and clearing the way for Kibbe to personally own the rights to the book and any royalties from it, multiple sources familiar with the arrangement told POLITICO.

      Asked about his refusal to sign the memorandum, Armey, a former House Republican leader, said, “What bothered me most about that was that he was asking me to lie and it was a lie that I thought brought the organization in harm’s way.”

      Helpful lies, OTOH, are to be encouraged.

      -- We are just regular people informed on issues

      by mike101 on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 05:55:03 PM PST

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      •  I was more interested in the hypocrisy (1+ / 0-)
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        1) Dick is too high-minded to continue to be part of an organization whose members "line their pockets" at the organizations expense

        2) So Dick asks for, and gets, an $8m alimony

        I guess lining your pockets at the expense of teabaggers is a privilege reserved for Dick.

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        by harrije on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 09:07:34 PM PST

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