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  •  bob, the link doesn't confirm the story at all (2+ / 0-)
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    There is nothing at that link to confirm that Citigroup offered or paid a bonus contingent on Lew's hire to a high government position.  This diary it turns out is pure bullshit. I fact checked it thoroughly.  

    To be clear, I'm not a Jack Lew fan.  I am an accuracy fan and a truth fan.

    "Democracy is a life; and involves continual struggle." ---'Fighting Bob' LaFollette

    by leftreborn on Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 06:59:57 PM PST

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    •  But not thoroughly enough as it turns out... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...One can certainly dispute the interpretation the diarist puts on the clause (and his misattribution of the story to the WSJ), but HRing the diarist based on something that was supposedly not said by Hatch when there is video proof he did say it belies your claim to accuracy.

      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 07:47:32 AM PST

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      •  The lengths some in this community go to... (0+ / 0-)

        ...undermine reality-based commentary are, sometimes, quite mind-boggling. (As you well know, firsthand.) Thanks, MB!

        "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

        by bobswern on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 09:37:59 AM PST

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        •  Bob - I apologize to you too. (0+ / 0-)

          I removed the HR this morning and I left a few comments to try to set the record straight.  I was wrong.  Even though I checked quite a bit I wasn't able to find the quote referenced in the diary.  I won't defend myself or make any excuses. The bottom line is that I was incorrect and I didn't use enough caution before deciding to speak out.  I don't know what else I can do to make amends and I deserve nothing but scorn.  I accept it.

          "Democracy is a life; and involves continual struggle." ---'Fighting Bob' LaFollette

          by leftreborn on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 02:34:07 PM PST

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          •  Self-flagellation isn't necessary... (0+ / 0-)

            Remember, it is just a blog, you know. So, don't sweat it!

            "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

            by bobswern on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 06:41:37 AM PST

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