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  •  Sorry, Adam, but Ginsberg was a public face of (3+ / 0-)
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    the Bush administration's vile, dishonest actions.  He's is simply a liar.  If lying is ok as long as you're advancing a partisan goal, then I suppose he's a fine choice.

    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

    by accumbens on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 07:49:20 AM PDT

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    •  The Bush administration? (0+ / 0-)

      He never had a role with the administration. He was lead attorney for the campaign. They won. It sucks. And?

      •  So a public face for the campaign. He still was a (4+ / 0-)
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        liar.

        The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

        by accumbens on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 07:53:08 AM PDT

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          •  It would take some time to compile them, but one (8+ / 0-)

            quick example from a October 2004 Hardball interview after the Cheney/Edwards debate:

               MATTHEWS: Ben, you help me get the story straight right now. Was Iraq involved with 9-11?

                GINSBERG: As far as we know, there were certainly insinuations in the 9-11 Commission report that there were. As for the absolute truth of the matter ...

                MATTHEWS: No, there weren't. No, there weren't. No, there were not. I'm sorry, Ben. I have got to correct you here.

            bold mine

            Also, as related by a kossack in the post debate thread:

            Ben Ginsberg also is horrible as a GOP strategist. Matthews asks him if Edwards' charge is true that Halliburton traded with Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions while Cheney was running the company. Ginsberg's answer: Being a CEO is different than being vice president. WTF kind of an answer is that?
            Dispositive? I doubt it, but if he's not a liar, he's a major obfuscator ... sorta like Cheney.

            If I had the time, I'm sure there are many other examples, perhaps some dispositive ones.  His "track record" goes back to the Clinton impeachment days so there'd be much to wade through.

            The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

            by accumbens on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 08:39:54 AM PDT

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    •  When the WH elevates him to this commission (4+ / 0-)
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      they're putting their seal of approval on every dirty trick he's ever played.  They're validating every effort he's made to undermine the rights of voters.

      If they want his advice, they can get it other ways, behind the scenes, anonymously, without giving him a powerful seat on a commission that should be holding itself to the highest ethical and professional standards.  

      There's a major chasm between political campaigns and the Constitutionally protected right to vote in free and fair elections.   If political operatives want to have a say about voting rights, they need to re-educate themselves, clean up their acts and earn some respect from experts in the field.

      It is an old strategy of tyrants to delude their victims into fighting their battles for them. FDR

      by Betty Pinson on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 10:23:07 AM PDT

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