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  •  I can't be the only one who thinks... (3+ / 0-)
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    The Marti, a2nite, Militarytracy

    ...his campaign leaked this, then claimed to have had their offices bugged by the Democrats.

    I can just see their logic.  "Why let all that time spent on opposition research go to waste?  Now how do we do it and make it look like we've got clean hands..."

    "Boss, I know!  Let's leak it anonymously to Mother Jones, then claim we were bugged!  Two birds with one stone!  We get Mother Jones in trouble, too!"

    Please.  To buy the idea that McConnell's campaign offices in Kentucky were bugged, you'd have to assume the Democrats are more competent than the Republicans, and we know they're not.  ;)

    •  I agree to a point. This part..... (2+ / 0-)
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      Lasgalen Lothir, Militarytracy
      Please.  To buy the idea that McConnell's campaign offices in Kentucky were bugged, you'd have to assume the Democrats are more competent than the Republicans, and we know they're not.  ;)
      I dunno.  Most Democratic criminal enterprises (isn't that an oxymoran?) don't go that far.  They usually stop at cash hidden in the freezer (wtg, braintrust) or something equally doofy.  The D's just don't have that 'go for the jugular' thing that most R's seem to be born with.  Y'know...in place of a soul.

      We cannot call ourselves a civilised society if we refuse to protect the weakest among us.

      by The Marti on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 01:02:22 PM PDT

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    •  Karl Rove Did this years ago....n/t (3+ / 0-)
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      Without geometry, life is pointless. And blues harmonica players suck.

      by blindcynic on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 01:04:27 PM PDT

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    •  The problem (2+ / 0-)
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      Lasgalen Lothir, schnecke21

      He leaked it after Judd was out of the race.  Why?  He's smearing someone who isn't running against him.  So he just looks bad.  (Otherwise, he'd howl about Gestapo tactics but he'd also make sure that it ran over and over again.  And the conversation would have probably been a little better choreographed, as in "we dug all this shit up from reliable and verifiable sources, should be go with it?")

      •  I think they did the oppo research... (0+ / 0-)

        ...and spent a lot of time and effort reading her autobiography, and they resented that they couldn't use it after she bowed out.

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