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  •  That's a lie (0+ / 0-)

    The Krikorian campaign had zero involvement in exposing Todd Book. The allegations came from the Portsmouth UNIONS, and were corrorated by Book's withdrawal from the race, in time with my prediction that his withdrawal would come within days.

    You didn't research very well. Everyone in Scioto County knows the guy's a crook.

    "Politics: The conduct of public affairs for private advantage." -- Ambrose Bierce

    by Ohiobama on Wed Jun 23, 2010 at 05:18:29 PM PDT

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    •  There didn't seem to be much to expose (0+ / 0-)

      This "corruption" you claim existed is still totally unexplained. Book clearly withdrew because his campaign just had no momentum; no newspaper I could find ever reported anything different.

      Enjoy Kentucky!

      Time to garden and kick Republican ass.

      by anastasia p on Wed Jun 23, 2010 at 05:24:48 PM PDT

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      •  Who's Book's DADDY? (0+ / 0-)

        Did your "research" tell you that?

        His daddy owns a construction company in non-union Georgia. His daddy's firm happened to get a construction contract for a public works project in highly-union Scioto County, a project for which Book claimed to have secured the state funding.

        That's the allegation and the fact. Book withdrew precisely so it would not hit the papers, which it generally didn't because he was no longer standing for office.

        But everyone in the unions, which did withdraw their Book endorsement, and in the area, knows what transpired, and knows about Book's daddy's firm.

        I guess you have to kill ten people before it counts as corruption in Cuyahoga County?

        "Politics: The conduct of public affairs for private advantage." -- Ambrose Bierce

        by Ohiobama on Wed Jun 23, 2010 at 05:33:23 PM PDT

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        •  Kentucky calling! (0+ / 0-)

          On a corruption scale of 1-10 that is about 1/2. And no one seems to know about it but you.

          "The sun shines bright in the old Kentucky home
          'Tis summer, the people are gay;
          The corn top's ripe and the meadow's in the bloom,
          While the birds make music all the day;
          The young folks roll on the little cabin floor,
          All merry, all happy, and bright,
          By'n by hard times comes a-knocking at the door,
          Then my old Kentucky home, good night!"

          Time to garden and kick Republican ass.

          by anastasia p on Wed Jun 23, 2010 at 06:05:29 PM PDT

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          •  I should add that I did another search (0+ / 0-)

            based on what you said. I found articles about Book's withdrawal in regular papers that didn't mention any of this. Only one writer online appeared to have this particular version of the story — Geoffrey Sea.  Care to comment? Or are you packing?

            ""The sun shines bright in the old Kentucky home
            'Tis summer, the people are gay..."

            Time to garden and kick Republican ass.

            by anastasia p on Wed Jun 23, 2010 at 06:10:54 PM PDT

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          •  Totally Disingenuous (0+ / 0-)

            The unions withdrew their endorsement and explained why. I then wrote that Book had agreed to withdraw from the race rather than press the issue. You then accused me of making it up but before you hit send, Book's withdrawal was announced.

            If you had any question about the withdrawal you could have called the Tri-State Building Trades Council, and they would have talked your ear off about Book's daddy. But instead you prefer to mislead the DKOS community by saying you couldn't find it in an Ohio paper -- even though many south Ohio papers have no online access.

            Of course, I could disclose that Ted Strickland was the one who gave the order for Book's withdrawal, so the true allegations would not haunt Strickland's campaign. But no, I think I'll save that one for October.

            In the meaantime you go on saying that Book withdrew because his campaign was failing -- exactly the opposite of what you said before he announced his withdrawal, when you claimed he would win the primary handily.

            That actually makes the story about Strickland giving the orders more interesting.

            "Politics: The conduct of public affairs for private advantage." -- Ambrose Bierce

            by Ohiobama on Wed Jun 23, 2010 at 07:27:04 PM PDT

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            •  What SOUTHERN Ohio Papers DON'T have internet? (0+ / 0-)

              The Portsmouth Daily Times is online.  So is the Community Common.  So is the community paper in Wheelersburg.  As is the Pike County paper and the Ironton Tribune.

              In fact, I can't think of a single paper in that area that ISN'T online.

              Seriously, try again.

            •  You mean the story you made up in your head? (0+ / 0-)

              Yeah, you have sources.  Crazy "Ohiobama" who embarassed the new Mayor of Portsmouth by his anti-nuclear rantings at a SODI meeting.   I bet she's still taking your calls, too.

        •  Actually, I think you're talking about Book's (0+ / 0-)

          Father-in-law, not father.

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