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View Diary: 5 p.m. PDT Daily Open Obama V.P. Thread #14: Elimination Round Six (w/poll) (43 comments)

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  •  I like Richardson as a pick (3+ / 0-)
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    eumaies, ourprez08, Indieman

    but none of the possibilities are perfect, obviously. No one simultaneously locks up a key state or two, makes up for Obama's perceived weakness, can be an effective attack dog, has a good personality, and is fit to serve as the 45th President. Richardson is good on some of these fronts but not all; we already know from '04 that Edwards is not a great attack dog and cannot guarantee North Carolina, though I'd be perfectly happy to have him on the ticket again; Webb is too rough; Sebelius doesn't have the personality; etc. etc. etc.

    But someone will emerge, I'm sure, as a perfectly acceptable choice.

    Oh, and some whoring:

    The Republican Party is neither pro-republic nor pro-party. Discuss!

    by Nathaniel Ament Stone on Sun May 25, 2008 at 05:09:02 PM PDT

    •  I originally read that as (3+ / 0-)
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      peace voter, ourprez08, AussieJo

      "I like Bill Richardson as a prick"

      Always best to take a second glance.

      -9.0, -8.3. Socialized medicine, not "universal coverage". Public transit, not "35 mpg".

      by SensibleShoes on Sun May 25, 2008 at 05:16:26 PM PDT

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    •  What about the Richardson/Kissinger connection? (1+ / 0-)
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      are you down with that?


      Three Combine in Compact of Ethically Challenged

      (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the public interest law firm that investigates and prosecutes public abuse and corruption, has "watched" with concern the evolution of Kissinger Associates, which now also includes as "name partners," former Clinton-Gore White House Chief of Staff Thomas F. "Mack" McLarty and former Clinton-Gore United Nations Ambassador and Energy Secretary Bill Richardson. This "threesome" represents the lowest of ethical standards, even by modern American norms. For example, Henry Kissinger not only consorted with Richard Nixon over break-in’s of public interest and other groups, he tapped the telephone lines of fellow White House associates. Mack McLarty was in charge of The White House during Filegate and Travelgate, and lied to Judicial Watch during his deposition – feigning memory loss. Bill Richardson tried to bribe Monica Lewinsky with a U.N. job to keep her quiet about her relationship with President Bill Clinton, and then presided over an attempted coverup of the Los Alamos nuclear scandal, among other matters. "The firm of Kissinger, McLarty & Richardson epitomizes Washington, D.C. at its worst – sleazy ex-administration officials, feeding off special influence and power and then pretending, with the help of their enablers, to be fine, upstanding and respected gentlemen. Judicial Watch will ‘watch’ closely their activities and take action whenever warranted. Today, we will be filing Freedom of Information Act requests to learn about their activities in the recent past," stated Judicial Watch Chairman and General Counsel Larry Klayman.  

      Judicial Watch | July 5, 2001 press release


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      by peace voter on Sun May 25, 2008 at 06:01:53 PM PDT

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    •  agree here (0+ / 0-)

      Richardson is probably the only candidate that locks up multiple states for Obama and he will need as much help as possible..

      I would completly disregard Sebelius because she just doesnt help Obama immidiatly because she doesn6t have a base or any gravitas anywhere....Her state is unfortunatly out of reach for Obama , so she wont be able to help in any case..

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