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  •  Even if it's a story it stinks (9+ / 0-)

    I agree that there is probably truth to this, and it is fun to watch these guys spin.

    But I don't get HUD's idea that if this is just a story then its okay.

    Jackson is speaking in public, to an audience, and telling them that he cancelled a contract based on a company's refusal to support bush.

    And then the story was disseminated to a wider business audience via the news account.

    Whether the story was true or not, the people in the audience heard the message: support bush to get contracts.  

    That is a gross misuse of political power.  

    Talk doesn't cook rice.

    by sophiebrown on Wed May 10, 2006 at 07:07:06 AM PDT

    •  It's not their money (7+ / 0-)

      I sure does stink.  And then they try to justify it like it's Bush's money that these ungrateful people are begging (bidding goods/services) for.

      It's our money and we expect the govt to spend it wisely, not as a reward for some crappy president's followers.

      This guy needs to go.  In fact, they all need to go.  Enough feeding at the public's expense you gold diggers.

      Dear Lord, please save me from your followers

      by mz on Wed May 10, 2006 at 07:51:12 AM PDT

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    •  I agree this is plausible (5+ / 0-)

      The incident may never have happened, but the point of his story was:  "support (i.e. give money to) the President, and you'll keep/get your contract."

      Is there any quarter of this administration that is not riddled with corruption?  Really, I've always had an honest disagreement with Republicans on policy, but I never believed they were any more corrupt than other politicians.  Until this awful adminsitration came along.

      It's machine politics, pure and simple, on a scale we have not seen since the Grant administration.

      "How am I not myself?" -- I (Heart) Huckabees

      by Joelarama on Wed May 10, 2006 at 07:57:31 AM PDT

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    •  Exactly Look at (1+ / 0-)
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      Their "Explanation" of what the Secretary was supposedly trying to do with this "Anecdote":

      "He was merely trying to explain to the audience how people in D.C., will say critical things about the secretary, will unfairly characterize the president and then turn around and ask you for money," Tucker said. "He did not actually meet with someone and turn down a contract. He's not part of the contracting process."

      Well imagine THAT! can you Imagine the NERVE of some people having a critical poltical opinion about the current occupant of the White house  and then having the sheer audacity to then request to do business with the Federal Government?

      It's official folks, Bush's Policy of hiring only the supremely Loyal has paid off.  To his cabinet secretaries and appointees Bush has become a godhead.  They are now apparently incapable of Distinguishing between President Bush the man and the Federal Goverment they have sworn to serve on behalf of us the American people.

      Knowledge is power Power Corrupts Study Hard Be Evil

      by Magorn on Wed May 10, 2006 at 08:36:37 AM PDT

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