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BREAKING: A Third Former DOJ Official Steps Forward to Support J. Christian Adams (Updated)
Pajamas Media ^ | July 6, 2010 | Staff

Posted on 07/07/2010 12:01:38 PM PDT by jazusamo

Former DOJ employees want to go on record praising Adams' outstanding work record, and — pay attention, DOJ press liaisons — maybe corroborate Adams' charges about DOJ hostility to race-neutral law enforcement. (Check back here for updates in the hours and days ahead, as PJM posts additional statements.)

Several former DOJ employees have been in contact with Pajamas Media, interested in publicly supporting J. Christian Adams as he comes forward about the DOJ’s failure to enforce the country’s laws from a race-neutral perspective.

These former DOJ employees have expressed a willingness to go on record regarding Adams’ professionalism, excellent performance, and outstanding record of enforcing the law without racial bias.

Additionally, they would like to corroborate Adams’ statements about the DOJ.

And perhaps — pay attention, DOJ press liaisons — offer their own accounts regarding the DOJ’s hostility to race-neutral law enforcement.

Watch this space today, and over the next few days, for additional statements from former DOJ employees.

First, here is Asheesh Agarwal. From 2006-2008, Asheesh Agarwal served as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Division. In that position, Agarwal supervised the Division’s Voting Section, which included Adams, and worked directly with Adams on several matters. Agarwal is currently an attorney in private practice.

During his tenure with the Department of Justice’s Voting Section, J. Christian Adams was a model attorney who vigorously enforced federal voting rights laws on behalf of all voters, without respect to race or ideology. Mr. Adams was also one of the most productive and successful voting attorneys in recent memory.

His victories include two cases on behalf of African-American voters under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, two cases on behalf of white voters under Section 2, and six cases on behalf of Hispanic voters under Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act. He also brought and won three cases on behalf of military voters. Having worked closely with Mr. Adams for several years, I can attest to the unsurpassed quality of his character, judgment, and commitment to the cause of civil rights on behalf of all Americans.

– Asheesh Agarwal

UPDATE: Mark Corallo, former Department of Justice director of public affairs, submits a statement to Pajamas Media:

As the Department of Justice director of public affairs under Attorney General John Ashcroft, I witnessed the hostility of the “career” Civil Rights Division attorneys firsthand.

Internal disagreements over policy routinely became matters for the press, via leaks to reporters or leaks to Democrat members of Congress. They had no compunction about breaking the ethical requirement of attorneys to keep those internal deliberations confidential.

I am not surprised that the Department is attacking J. Christian Adams. The Civil Rights Division attorneys have no interest in the rule of law as written and passed by Congress — the New Black Panther case is glaring proof that the Division has an agenda. If Congress was truly interested in oversight, there would be hearings on this case and others.

J. Christian Adams did the honorable thing in resigning and speaking out.

Democrats constantly complained about the lack of oversight when Republicans were the majority party in Congress. Can any reasonable person imagine the Democrats ignoring a case of blatant violations of the Voting Rights Act (captured on video) brought by career Civil Rights Division attorneys being dismissed by a Republican attorney general?

Any veteran of the Justice Department should be outraged.

UPDATE: Robert Driscoll was a Deputy Assistant Attorney General from 2001-03. He is now an attorney in private practice:

When I served as chief of staff and deputy assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Division under John Ashcroft, I became familiar with the internal politics of the Division, and am therefore not surprised by the accounts of J. Christian Adams describing the New Black Panther voting case.

While I met many excellent lawyers in the Division dedicated to the rule of law, too many of the the career staff (a term never to be confused with “apolitical”) viewed the role of the Civil Rights Division as simply that of a government-funded advocacy group whose responsibility was to work on behalf of favored political and agenda-driven constituencies — and not to neutrally apply the law (as written by Congress, and interpreted by the courts) to the facts.

In contrast, as a private attorney I encountered J. Christian Adams (and other voting section members, including then Chief Christopher Coates and Deputy Chief Tim Mellett) while handling a voting rights matter against the DOJ. Adams and the rest of the team acted professionally and consistent with their understanding of the law and facts. While I disagreed with Mr. Adams and the DOJ team on some matters of interpretation, I could not have told you the political views of Mr. Adams or any of the attorneys I encountered based on my interaction with them.

Moreover, the position taken by Mr. Adams in that case was certainly not pushing any conservative agenda, as the suit sought to increase African-American representation on an elected body (based on ambiguous evidence of vote dilution) and resulted in the adoption of a voting plan designed to enhance the ability of minority voters to influence the outcome of elections.

While it is certainly within the authority of the senior levels of the DOJ Civil Rights Division to make the final litigation decision on any case, including the New Black Panther matter, it would seem to me that dismissal of that case — after default has been entered and where video evidence exists — is a highly unusual decision that is worthy of congressional oversight. While some may cast such oversight in partisan terms, it need not be.

The video of the defendants in the Black Panther matter was seen by millions. While most have not studied civil rights law or the Voting Rights Act in detail, viewers of the video assume that the kind of conduct shown in the video is inappropriate at a polling place. A lawsuit was filed by experienced voting rights lawyers at DOJ to remedy the situation and prevent such future conduct. And yet the case was dismissed voluntarily by the DOJ (after a shift in administration), a result that seems — at a visceral level — strange to anyone who has seen the video.

The detailed testimony of the decision-makers (not the subsequent appointee who was not around at the time of the decision) would be enlightening and educational. If the dismissal of the case against the Black Panthers was a result of political influence (as Mr. Adams alleges — an allegation that does not seem far-fetched, based on my experience), that is important to know. Political decisions can have political consequences and one can imagine there would be consequences if a political appointee “weighed in” on behalf of a fringe group like the New Black Panthers. But even if the DOJ is correct that no political influence played a role, oversight is perhaps even more important.

If this is indeed the view of senior career DOJ staff — that after reviewing the facts of the New Black Panther case and the video, current laws against voter intimidation provide no ability for the DOJ to properly bring an action against the New Black Panther members shown on video and mentioned in the lawsuit — then Congress needs to have a conversation with Attorney General Holder about whether the problem lies with the Voting Rights Act itself, or with those whose job it is to enforce it.


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1 posted on 07/07/2010 12:01:43 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Oh boy, the mainstream media are really gonna be all over this like a cheap suit this now...


2 posted on 07/07/2010 12:04:16 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: jazusamo

I couldn’t possibly comment on this because I’m a no good Crackaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

BTW, I have been called that very forcefully by an exceedingly drunk man in my old neighborhood.

I called the cops, and I never saw the man again.

Man, was he drunk.


3 posted on 07/07/2010 12:04:58 PM PDT by RexBeach ("Duty is ours; consequences are God's." Thomas "Stonewall" jackson)
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To: jazusamo

Also Ashley Porter - interviewed by Megyn Kelly.


4 posted on 07/07/2010 12:05:02 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption)
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To: jazusamo

“outstanding record of enforcing the law without racial bias”

Something that is not allowed in the Obama Administration.


5 posted on 07/07/2010 12:07:17 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: jazusamo
"If Congress was truly interested in oversight, there would be hearings on this case and others."

NOVEMBER IS COMING!!!

6 posted on 07/07/2010 12:09:31 PM PDT by avacado
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To: UCANSEE2
Something that is not allowed in the Obama Administration Regime.
7 posted on 07/07/2010 12:10:35 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: RexBeach

They usually are.


8 posted on 07/07/2010 12:10:41 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: jazusamo

So far the militant black communists in the DOJ and the NBP are batting 1000 against the fat white guys.

Where is the call from the GOP for Holders resignation?


9 posted on 07/07/2010 12:11:52 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Rome2000

If I were a GOP congressman, I would rather loudly calling out the democrat congressman over this as well.


10 posted on 07/07/2010 12:14:51 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: RexBeach

I was in a debate about immigration and was called a cracker ass cracker as white as milk on the full moon.


11 posted on 07/07/2010 12:16:15 PM PDT by eyrish69 (Chaos, panic and disorder - my work here is finally done.)
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To: skeeter

Only if you grab them by the scruff of the neck and shove their noses in it.


12 posted on 07/07/2010 12:17:53 PM PDT by listenhillary (You might be a modern LIBERAL if you read 1984 & said "YEAH! That's the world that I want!")
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To: jazusamo

Something Obama and Holder might want to consider.

This ain’t south Africa where blacks outnumbered whites by 4 to 1 and we have a considerable number of minorities on our side now.


13 posted on 07/07/2010 12:18:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: listenhillary
Only if you grab them by the scruff of the neck and shove their noses in it.

They should have their noses rubbed in the sh*t they usually try to sell us.

14 posted on 07/07/2010 12:22:00 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: avacado
NOVEMBER IS COMING!!!

Amen! And it can't come soon enough.

15 posted on 07/07/2010 12:22:43 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: eyrish69
I was in a debate about immigration and was called a cracker ass cracker as white as milk on the full moon.

Did you laugh? If someone called me this, I'm sure I'd tick them off as I rolled on the floor laughing.

16 posted on 07/07/2010 12:22:52 PM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: cripplecreek; Rome2000
loudly calling out the democrat congressman over this as well.

Agreed...Repubs should be calling out Dem Sens and Reps in the media and on the Senate and House floor, voter intimidation should be a concern for all people.

17 posted on 07/07/2010 12:27:19 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: eyrish69

Wow. Some debate.

It’s a fine feeling, isn’t it?


18 posted on 07/07/2010 12:27:24 PM PDT by RexBeach ("Duty is ours; consequences are God's." Thomas "Stonewall" jackson)
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To: jazusamo
a government-funded advocacy group whose responsibility was to work on behalf of favored political and agenda-driven constituencies

You can bet that isn't the only area of the federal and/or state governments that do that.

DRAIN THE FREAKING SWAMP!

19 posted on 07/07/2010 12:40:14 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: skeeter

I NEVER watch the MSM. Are they on this at all?


20 posted on 07/07/2010 12:41:12 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

No, the enemedia has not touched this that I’ve seen, it’s only been covered by Fox News, The Washington Times and mostly conservative sites.


21 posted on 07/07/2010 12:56:34 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
I know a certain group of former employees who should both avoid flying on the same flights, and make sure to check under their cars before starting them.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

22 posted on 07/07/2010 12:57:30 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: The Comedian

That’s smart advice for them, I hope they’re intelligent enough to realize it.


23 posted on 07/07/2010 1:00:20 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: MEGoody

It was the second funniest thing I heard all day. I laughed my rear end off. The first sunniest thing I heard that day was when I was told that if I can’t see the blatant racism at a tea party I should widen the holes on my hood. To which I replied that my hood was at the cleaners but I will check it out as soon as I get it back.


24 posted on 07/07/2010 1:30:29 PM PDT by eyrish69 (Chaos, panic and disorder - my work here is finally done.)
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To: RexBeach

Yes it was very interesting. I was simply told that I have no right to debate because I am white and whitey stole this country from the Mexicans/Indians and was called a cracker ass cracker...


25 posted on 07/07/2010 1:34:11 PM PDT by eyrish69 (Chaos, panic and disorder - my work here is finally done.)
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To: jazusamo

bump


26 posted on 07/07/2010 1:40:05 PM PDT by VOA
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To: jazusamo

bump


27 posted on 07/07/2010 1:40:11 PM PDT by VOA
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To: VOA
I happened to catch a clip of this guy's testimony on Megan Kelly's show the other day. As the clip was cutting off he mentioned that the Dept of Housing (?) won't hold a department picnic because picnics are racist or some such nonsense.

Did anyone hear more, or know if this was explained anywhere?

28 posted on 07/07/2010 1:44:39 PM PDT by Dianna
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To: Rome2000
Where is the call from the GOP for Holders resignation?

The same place the GOP is on calling for the disbanding of race based caucuses, government funded race advocacy groups and all the other racial BS.

29 posted on 07/07/2010 1:55:32 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: jazusamo

http://www.scribd.com/doc/33757840/New-Black-Panther-Party-NBPP-Spring-Edition-2010?secret_password=&autodown=txt

“New Black Panther Party-NBPP-Spring Edition-2010”

Interesting, but disgusting read.


30 posted on 07/07/2010 1:57:34 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights (.)
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To: jazusamo

Excellent.


31 posted on 07/07/2010 1:59:56 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Obama: "I will gladly pay you on Tuesday for a hamburger today.")
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

“...In the November election of 2008, the atmo-sphere was heated. White racist were threatening to kill black men and women if then Senator Obama won, “America’s golden prize.” ...”

Just an example of the vitriol spewed by the DoJ’s protected group. (see abpve post)


32 posted on 07/07/2010 2:00:59 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights (.)
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To: jazusamo

sfl


33 posted on 07/07/2010 2:15:14 PM PDT by phockthis
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To: jazusamo
If the Republicans don't latch onto this issue, they are utterly derelict in their duty.

Open intimidation and corruption in the voting process may be to the taste of the Democrats, but it destroys the very basis for consent of the governed.

34 posted on 07/07/2010 2:25:27 PM PDT by snowsislander
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

I haven’t read the whole thing, just skipped through it but they’re quite a racist bunch. It’d be interesting to be able to question Holder and Obama specifically about these racists and how they think they are any different than black hating KKK or white supremacist groups.


35 posted on 07/07/2010 2:25:36 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: snowsislander

I couldn’t agree more.


36 posted on 07/07/2010 2:26:33 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

“I haven’t read the whole thing, just skipped through it but they’re quite a racist bunch. It’d be interesting to be able to question Holder and Obama specifically about these racists and how they think they are any different than black hating KKK or white supremacist groups.”

If you point the obvious like that out you’re a “racist”.


37 posted on 07/07/2010 3:03:53 PM PDT by Bluebeard16
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To: jazusamo; Arthur Wildfire! March; NFHale; sickoflibs; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; ...

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/07/07/civil-rights-panel-renew-subpoenas-pursue-federal-probe-black-panther-case/

“But then the administration moved to dismiss the charges the following month after getting one of the New Black Panther members to agree to not carry a “deadly weapon” near a polling place until 2012. “

Until 2012 when their services are next needed?! :/


38 posted on 07/08/2010 12:17:57 AM PDT by Impy (DROP. OUT. MARK. KIRK.)
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To: jazusamo; Woebama; Maggiegoo; seekthetruth; springloans; spunky lady; Sridikulus; srussey; ...
Just wanted to make sure EVERYONE sees this video of Megan Kelly interviewing Christian Adams! Please spread to every person on your mailing list!

http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/07/doj-whistleblower-obama-administration-is-planning-november-vote-fraud/

39 posted on 07/08/2010 5:04:36 AM PDT by seekthetruth (Dan Fanelli US House FL 8 --- Allen West US House FL 22 --- Marco Rubio - US Senate)
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To: seekthetruth; 1.shortfuse; 1PghLady; 26lemoncharlie; 2banana; 2findtheway; 4yearlurker; ...

PING TO #39


40 posted on 07/08/2010 5:15:06 AM PDT by seekthetruth (Dan Fanelli US House FL 8 --- Allen West US House FL 22 --- Marco Rubio - US Senate)
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To: jazusamo

Good bye Holder you racist POS.


41 posted on 07/08/2010 5:17:19 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Sometimes you have to go to dark places to get to the light....)
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To: STARWISE

ping


42 posted on 07/08/2010 5:19:01 AM PDT by tutstar (Baptist Ping List-freepmail me to be included or removed. <{{{><)
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To: mad_as_he$$
Good bye Holder

He will have an army of lawyers protecting him and half the faculty at Harvard will be demanding that he not be investigated.

43 posted on 07/08/2010 5:34:10 AM PDT by alrea (Kagan has never been a judge and has minimal experience practicing law.)
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To: jazusamo; Irisshlass; informavoracious; larose; RJR_fan; Prospero; Conservative Vermont Vet; ...
+

Freep-mail me to get on or off my pro-life and Catholic List:

Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.

44 posted on 07/08/2010 5:36:05 AM PDT by narses ( 'Prefer nothing to the love of Christ.')
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To: alrea
Probably but Congress needs a scapegoat before the next election. IF there is a special prosecutor appointed Holder is going down. He also has the Arizona thing going which is a badly written brief and could put egg on Opies face.
45 posted on 07/08/2010 5:36:19 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Sometimes you have to go to dark places to get to the light....)
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To: jazusamo
This picture and caption from the Spring Edition 2010 of the New Black Panther Newspaper:

In his new book en- titled, “Right Now” Uncle Tom Michael Steel Bootlicks and Buckdances to please the White Man by Attacking the New Black Panther Party on Page 5 and 64 as part of his war against the Obama Administration.

46 posted on 07/08/2010 5:41:28 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: jazusamo

Holder must go. And take Bammy down with him.


47 posted on 07/08/2010 6:14:55 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November from my HOUSE!)
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To: jazusamo
We're experiencing government by force, extortion, threats and blackmail.

The thugocracy's suit against Arizona is a threat.....disagree with me (Obama) and the DOJ will come down on you. Just as he's done with Wall Street, the Banks, Big Auto.....and ultimately the populace at large....disagree with me and you get the IRS, the FBI and the newly-recess-appointed Dr. Death and his Death Panels.

Sorry for the stream-of-consciousness sentence.....I'm streaming while I'm still politically free enough to be conscious at all.

Leni

48 posted on 07/08/2010 7:16:28 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal; LowOiL; chiefphil; American Blood; tdillard; Bamabunker; GOP_polyscigeek; Grigor; ...
Pinging others to make sure they do NOT miss seeing this latest Megan Kelly video interview of Christian Adams! Scroll down at the link.

http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/07/doj-whistleblower-obama-administration-is-planning-november-vote-fraud/

49 posted on 07/08/2010 7:37:05 AM PDT by seekthetruth (Dan Fanelli US House FL 8 --- Allen West US House FL 22 --- Marco Rubio - US Senate)
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To: Impy; seekthetruth

Thanks to you both. Megyn Kelly has done a great job reporting on this as has The Washington Times while we only hear crickets from the enemedia.


50 posted on 07/08/2010 7:37:16 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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