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  •  They all met at the 2000 RNC (4.00)
    It was held in Philadelphia, Bobby Eberle was a delegate,  all the big GOP players were there, and an ambitious, not-so-youg-anymore gay hooker living (possibly) in Delaware went fishing for a sugar daddy. He'd gone to college near Philly, so no problem finding the right venues.

    Another interesting tie to the 2000 RNC? Nick Berg was there as well, and he spent some time working for a company in Texas before going to Iraq. It's been remarked before how eerie it is that Berg was from West Chester, where G/G went to college, and that G/G interviewed Aziz Al-Taee (also from Philly), who was supposedly Berg's business partner in Iraq. See all the interesting ties here
    http://2lucky.dailykos.com/story/2005/2/16/235859/836

    •  wow... (none)
      the lightbulb just went off in my head. this makes total sense! good call.
    •  Nick Berg..... (4.00)
      Good citation - Though I think the Gannon-Berg link has been disproven (it was largely based on a tendatious enrollment at Penn Univeristy)

      Nick Berg is well worth exploring further.

      I always thought the hot ticket was that he had been called to work at  Abu Ghraib and that evrything went out of control after that.

      Nick Berg is worth exploring above and beyond Gannon - and w/o seeking a link between them

      •  I think his college (none)
        Turned out to be West Chester State, near Philadelphia, and he's been pretty solidly linked to a fraternity there. That's still a tenuous link to Berg, who was 20 years younger, so could not have been a schoolmate. The tie-in, if in fact there is one, could actually be Philly, not West Chester.
        •  connections (none)
          I found some other folks (duPont's) who have similar mail drop addresses in Wilmington's far reaches.  I got a satellite photo of the area and there is not enough there for the number of addresses listed in the searches.  Wonder if this means anything.
        •  "Bill Jarrell... (4.00)
          ...who runs a firm called Washington Strategies, gives money to Bush, and had been a top aide to Tom DeLay." That description is from the story given by Alex Polier to New York Magazine. Polier is the intern who was fingered, by her "friend" whom she declines to name as having had an affair with John Kerry. The friend worked in Bill Jarrell's office.

          Here is a squib from Jarrell's bio on the Washington Strategies web page:

          Jarrell is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and graduate of The Pennsylvania State University. He continues to serve as an active alumnus, recently giving the commencement speech at the Penn State Delaware County campus in Media, Pennsylvania.

          Jarrell became a member of a PSU "Senior Hat Society" known as, of all things, Skull and Bones, in 1985. (Do a search on "jarrell" to get to some intriguing scuttlebutt here.) That is probably the year he graduated, but I can't document it.

          Several circumstances seem worthy of attention here. You're looking for a Philly-area connection to Texas. Gannon's alma mater of West Chester State is only a few miles west of that Delaware County campus of PSU where Jarrell "recently" gave a commencement speech, and both are only a few miles north of Centreville, DE. Jarrell was indeed a "top aide" to Tom Delay - he was a deputy chief of staff.

          The story about John Kerry's "intern affair" appears to have originated in Jarrell's office. That is one of the stories that Gannon gave life to. (Sorry, I haven't researched whether he "scooped" it or not.) If you read Alex Polier's story, it appears that she was on pretty familiar terms with Jarrell - probably through her "friend," at any rate.

          I've been trying to call attention to these dots in comments on several diaries that have scrolled away - I hope this one will survive long enough for someone to try their hand at connecting them. These include links to Delay, Enron, and Bruce Eberle that are but one or two degrees of separation from Gannon and the story out of Jarrell's office. So near yet so far.

          •  Sorry (none)
            Not a link to Bruce Eberle. I keep thinking that with Jack Abramoff and Enron and the Indian casinos there has to be one, but I haven't actually come up with one yet.
          •  Media and West Chester (none)
            ha ha.  I can't go into it.

            These two towns are about 10 minutes apart.

            The Oval Office: Because there are no corners, there is nowhere to make the President sit when he has shamed the nation.

            by BooMan23 on Sat Feb 19, 2005 at 10:18:28 PM PST

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          •  use the dKosopedia (none)
            I've been trying to call attention to these dots in comments on several diaries that have scrolled away - I hope this one will survive long enough for someone to try their hand at connecting them. These include links to Delay, Enron, and Bruce Eberle that are but one or two degrees of separation from Gannon and the story out of Jarrell's office.

            Put all your stuff somewhere on dKosopedia.

          •  That bogus Kerry affair... (none)
            drags another member of that culture, Drudge, into the mix.

            Please visit my webby, www.stumpysfindings.com. A friend said, "I feel like I've entered a slick modern museum of cool stuff."

            by stumpy on Sun Feb 20, 2005 at 12:20:11 PM PST

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    •  Bobby Eberle's account of (none)
      of the "late start" of GOPUSA 1999 to really do a whole lot in 2000 to recruit and support candidates in Texas, he mentions that after the 2000 election, that was when GOPUSA "reorganized" and became the internet noise-machine pipeline it evolved into, Talon, etc.

      Interesting.

      cheers,

      Mitch Gore

      Nobody will change America for you, you have to work to make it happen

      by Lestatdelc on Sun Feb 20, 2005 at 01:36:03 AM PST

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    •  Makes sense to me and your thought on the (4.00)
      GOP Philly convention 2000 ties in beautifully with yesterday's thread at Plame & PropaG: Gannon was GOPUSA Officer/Director and the G/G timeline posted by xegn regarding "bulldogphilly."

      It's no mystery to me that there would be a "nest of homosexuals" in this White House. Repressed homosexuality and ultra-conservative Christiandom, IMHO, fit together like a hand in glove. Throw in the ingredient of phony bravado and Texas testosterone, then stir and bake.

      I have to laugh when I recall G. Gordon Liddy's salivating over GW's "package" when he landed on the Mission Accomplished carrier.

      And let's recall the story of the Florida wing of The Christian Coalition, the Lava Lounge and John Dowless.

      "Nest" indeed. BTW that phrase came from the Washington Times article covering the Craig Spence affair in 1983.

      "The more things change, the more they stay the same" about sums up our current situation here.

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