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Schwarzenegger Appoints Ted Kennedy Pal to Top Post (I tried to warn you)
The Insider, Sacramento Bee ^ | November 4, 2003 | Daniel Weintraub

Posted on 11/06/2003 8:36:38 AM PST by Saundra Duffy

Edited on 04/12/2004 6:00:53 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

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To: onyx
This forum belongs to all of us FReepers. One thing you used to be able to count on was that we ALL - to the one - were united against Ted Kennedy and his ilk. That's what I was trying to say when I said: "What's happening to my beloved FreeRepublic.com."
101 posted on 11/06/2003 9:38:27 AM PST by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: Chad Fairbanks
He should have exhumed the body of Barry Goldwater for the transition team.
102 posted on 11/06/2003 9:40:07 AM PST by Grando Calrissian
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To: Saundra Duffy
Much ado about nothing.
103 posted on 11/06/2003 9:41:34 AM PST by BunnySlippers (Help Bring Colly-fornia Back!)
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To: Boxsford
Perhaps if we weren't told to "be very afraid" and that we shouldn't have liberal plumbers, comments wouldn't be so ascerbic.
104 posted on 11/06/2003 9:42:15 AM PST by Miss Marple
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To: Saundra Duffy
I dont disagree with your post #101. I just think that when we go on the attack before the results are in, we resemble the nutcases on DU. Liberalism is an infectious disease, but it is curable. Liberals are not lepers to be banished to an island somewhere. Give Arnold a chance to get something done, and if he screws up, I will be attacking him right beside you.
105 posted on 11/06/2003 9:42:45 AM PST by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: Boxsford
...with your flippant remarks.

They weren't flippant; they were swarmy. Can't you get anything straight?

106 posted on 11/06/2003 9:47:26 AM PST by Consort
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To: Consort
No, I'll stay with flippant. Your comment was dissrespectful and shallow.
107 posted on 11/06/2003 9:55:54 AM PST by Boxsford
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To: Boxsford
Chill out. This thread is almost identical to others involving Arnold, Duffy, etc. The tone of the posts are similar, as well. More similar threads will likely follow from time to time. You'll just have to learn to deal with it.
108 posted on 11/06/2003 10:01:50 AM PST by Consort
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To: ZULU
"Personally, I hope Kalifornia does as poorly under the Terminator as it did under Gay Davis."

What a fine ambassador for conservatism you are! People must enjoy your positive and uplifting spirit!

Let me see. Under democrats you want California to do poorly. And under (less than perfect) Republicans you want California to do poorly.

Tell me where you live, so I can send you some equally cheerful wishes. Wait for me to empty half of the glass.

That way you can call it the "empty glass."
109 posted on 11/06/2003 10:05:37 AM PST by truth_seeker
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To: Saundra Duffy
This post has been added to the… California In Transition- Must read Threads!

Want on our daily or major news ping lists? Freepmail DoctorZin


110 posted on 11/06/2003 10:06:08 AM PST by DoctorZIn
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To: Saundra Duffy
Saundra, I detest Edward M. Kennedy and all democrats, save for Zell Miller. We are on the same team, except I think you're jumping the gun on Arnold.

I voted for Arnold --- you didn't --- but he won and he won big time. He's going to make a success of his governship, just as he has in all his endeavors. CA is now in play for POTUS and all other Republicans who will challenge democrats in 2004, in state races and in races for the US House and Senate.

Our GOP glass is more than half full. Thanks to Arnold winning the election, Latinos are no longer property of democrats. Independents overwhelmingly voted for Arnold too. What percentage of the black vote did he get? Thirteen percent or more if memory serves. This is not just GOOD, it's great.

I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. If I'm wrong, I'll be one of the first to criticize him. Of course he'll do some things I don't like --- but if he's 75% --- I'll take it and be pleased.
111 posted on 11/06/2003 10:06:33 AM PST by onyx
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
You need to ask? Living? Ron Paul is the closest that is in office currently
112 posted on 11/06/2003 10:11:25 AM PST by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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To: Pukin Dog
You folks outside California need to sit back and wait to see what happens out here. Going nuts over every appointment is just stupid.

And you folks in California need to realize that this doesn't affect just you. Once the RNC sees that people like Arnold get elected to office instead of conservatives, chances are we'll see more like him in other states. Who cares if the Republican Party WINS ELECTIONS if they're not going to be conservative after the fact?

113 posted on 11/06/2003 10:14:16 AM PST by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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To: Saundra Duffy
"I won't allow a liberal democrat into my house"

I don't blame you! You can never tell where they've been. I hope your fears are unfounded but more then likely you are correct. Democrats are wounded and nothing is more dangerous then a wounded animal.
114 posted on 11/06/2003 10:17:50 AM PST by MontanaBeth (Democrats-the how low can you go party-they won't let a little thing like hell stop them.)
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To: Miss Marple
Miss Marple, Saundra posted an article and then wrote these two sentences in her comment: I don't want to say "I told you so" but I did state that I was worried this would happen. God help California.

In post #6 she gets treated as though she is wearing a 'tin hat' for those two sentences. I said it was disrespectful and I still think it was.

Her concern is valid and credible and not a view that deserves injecting the wacko 'tin hat' crack.

Disagree all you want, I've got to get back to teaching and housechores.

115 posted on 11/06/2003 10:18:19 AM PST by Boxsford
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To: Saundra Duffy
I won't allow a liberal democrat into my home.

Wow. You must have a small circle of friends. How does it feel to be an elitist ?

116 posted on 11/06/2003 10:19:24 AM PST by BSunday (I'm not the bad guy)
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To: Saundra Duffy
... FreeRepublic.com has been taken over by the enemy of our souls.

Slightly melodramatic, y'think?

117 posted on 11/06/2003 10:19:45 AM PST by 68 grunt (3/1 India, 3rd, 68-69, 0311)
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To: Saundra Duffy
... Be afraid, be very afraid.

This is your problem Saundra, you are afraid, very afraid, always afraid. Be brave! Be un-afraid. Meet your fears with courage. Stop your whimpering fear and try and remember you're an American.

118 posted on 11/06/2003 10:22:49 AM PST by 68 grunt (3/1 India, 3rd, 68-69, 0311)
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To: sinkspur
I think Schwarzenegger is very liberal and even leftist environmentally. His administration merits concern and watching carefully.
119 posted on 11/06/2003 10:23:19 AM PST by tallhappy
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To: truth_seeker
Move away from Kalifornia Truth Seeker!!!

Make sure your wife doesn't turn around to look back. She might turn into a pillar of salt.

God's judgement has come down against that State and Schwarzenegger is the destroying angel!!
120 posted on 11/06/2003 10:24:12 AM PST by ZULU
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To: billbears
I care.

Because I know that the Republican stands a chance of being a lot better than the Liberal who would be there in his place. A moderate Conservative is a lot easier to deal with than a Liberal Democrat. Keeping Liberals out of office is a good first step.

121 posted on 11/06/2003 10:25:18 AM PST by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: Saundra Duffy
I'm sure it will come as a shock to you, as well, that an honest-to-God pro-choicer is our Secretary of State. He even supports affirmative action. Another two pro-choicers heading up Homeland Security and the NSA. Bush even has a gay person or two on his staff. It's too bad that Alan Keyes or Gary Bauer weren't nominated in 2000. Then we'd just have Gore's nominees to bitch about.
122 posted on 11/06/2003 10:27:53 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative ("We happy because when we switch on the TV you never see Saddam Hussein. That's a big happy.")
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To: Saundra Duffy
I said I would give Arnie a free pass for his first 100 days before saying anything one way or the other- but this isn't a good sign . . .
123 posted on 11/06/2003 10:28:04 AM PST by Burkeman1 ((If you see ten troubles comin down the road, Nine will run into the ditch before they reach you.))
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To: Pukin Dog
You know what? It IS a new Republican party.

It is a Republican party that WINS ELECTIONS.

Right on! Saundra should deal with it, or seek her mountaintop.

124 posted on 11/06/2003 10:28:24 AM PST by 68 grunt (3/1 India, 3rd, 68-69, 0311)
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To: billbears
In a span of less than 30 days, the GOP has captured the governorships of CA, MS, and KY.


125 posted on 11/06/2003 10:28:27 AM PST by onyx
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To: Saundra Duffy
Brown is a reasonable person who happens to be a liberal. He said from the start that Davis needed a miracle to beat the recall. He's not like Terry McAwful. He's someone you can have a conversation with-- ask questions about the nuts and bolts. That's why he was on the transition team. He knows about the process.
126 posted on 11/06/2003 10:29:55 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative ("We happy because when we switch on the TV you never see Saddam Hussein. That's a big happy.")
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To: ZULU
If your post is serious, you are freakin nuts.
127 posted on 11/06/2003 10:30:02 AM PST by onyx
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To: 68 grunt
It is a new Republican party? I was hoping we were just settling for these pretend Republicans until the real thing came along. Great...I better move to that mountaintop, oh wait I already did that.
128 posted on 11/06/2003 10:33:11 AM PST by MontanaBeth (Democrats-the how low can you go party-they won't let a little thing like hell stop them.)
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To: Saundra Duffy
Even if they're a prostitute? Or tax collector?
129 posted on 11/06/2003 10:33:44 AM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Saundra Duffy
"God help California."

Dittoes...MUD

130 posted on 11/06/2003 10:34:39 AM PST by Mudboy Slim (RE-IMPEACH Osama bil Clinton!!)
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To: Saundra Duffy
I notice nobody is talking about Marybel. Marybel was White House Coordinator for DoD for Weinberger and Frank Carlucci from the beginning of the Reagan years. Does that make her a conservative?? Nope.

I saw this up close.

Way back then, we Reaganites were shocked, flabbergasted that she would wind up in such a role perhaps low key, but pivotal in placing key appointments at DoD. She was pivotal in appointments and you may guess which way she leaned. That goes way back to the early '80's.

Wonder if Marybel has changed..........

131 posted on 11/06/2003 10:36:14 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Libera nos a MS. et Felos-de-se)
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To: billbears
Ron Paul? The 1988 Libertarian Party nominee for president?

*snicker*
132 posted on 11/06/2003 10:37:35 AM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: onyx
No, it's true. And unless you renounce the GOP and become a True Conservative(TM), you'll grow horns.
133 posted on 11/06/2003 10:39:09 AM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: MontanaBeth
It is a new Republican party?

I say it is! Other people will say other things, but I say this is it. Not the face of elitism and intolerance, but of inclusion and respect. Its the path to victory, and after victory we can affect change. This is evolution in progress.

134 posted on 11/06/2003 10:40:57 AM PST by 68 grunt (3/1 India, 3rd, 68-69, 0311)
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To: onyx
And Republicans won the Senate back as well. Your point?
135 posted on 11/06/2003 10:43:13 AM PST by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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To: Burkeman1; Saundra Duffy; ElkGroveDan; EternalVigilance; ninenot
We can afford to wait. The Gropinator is going to be governor come November 17, whether or not we complain.

Upon taking office, governed by his dedication to abortion, gay marriage, gun control, spending hikes (for the children, for the children), public miseducation, the social revolutionary agendas of his best-known dead photographer, and tax hikes, his Gropinatorship will give us plenty of opportunity to impose upon his sycophants to repent at leisure.

I am breaking my own self-imposed post-election silence on the matter just this once before that sensible 100 days expires (good idea, Burkeman1). I might do so again or not as I see fit. After all, that is up to me, but I am inclined to go along with a 100 days rope for Ahhhhhnold. He ought to be measured not against Grayout but against objective standards, however. He is certainly not one of us as a Republican o a conservative

136 posted on 11/06/2003 10:43:47 AM PST by BlackElk (The termitehood that is modernism is NOT Catholicism and neither is pseudo-"tradition")
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To: sinkspur
"I won't allow a liberal democrat into my home."

"You ask a plumber what party he belongs to?"

Most independent contractors I work with are resolutely conservative...Lib'rals are lazy-arsed slackers who will not give you good value for yer money, so finding out the difference ain't so silly.

FReegards...MUD

137 posted on 11/06/2003 10:46:24 AM PST by Mudboy Slim (RE-IMPEACH Osama bil Clinton!!)
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To: Saundra Duffy
Your right, Bustamonte's appointments would have been better.
138 posted on 11/06/2003 10:47:02 AM PST by Roarkdude (no tag line entered)
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To: Saundra Duffy
Ms Duffy,

I have never posted to you before and I hope you will not take this the wrong way but has anyone ever told you that you sound as crazy as a loon?

139 posted on 11/06/2003 10:48:40 AM PST by Stewart_B ("You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.")
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To: Pukin Dog
Give Arnold a chance to get something done, and if he screws up, I will be attacking him right beside you.

Promise?

140 posted on 11/06/2003 10:54:10 AM PST by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: Mudboy Slim
The best carpenter I have ever used was a Ralph Nader voter. I actually agree with Sinkspur on this one. I also have (gasp) friends and relatives who are liberals. But then again I do live in Massachusetts where you can't take a step and not run into a liberal so I guess I am used to it.
141 posted on 11/06/2003 10:57:11 AM PST by Burkeman1 ((If you see ten troubles comin down the road, Nine will run into the ditch before they reach you.))
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
Prostitutes are mostly drug addicts and I doubt they register to vote and I sure as hell wouldn't allow a filthy drug addict into my home around my family! Tax collectors - STAY AWAY PLEASE!!! (I'm not Jesus.)

I know you're trying to get me into a Biblical discussion. I thought this was about Ted Kennedy and how one of his pals is a SENIOR ADVISOR to our new governor.
142 posted on 11/06/2003 10:57:42 AM PST by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: Saundra Duffy; Hildy; Chad Fairbanks
Saundra, before going off half-cocked, you may want to re-read the article you posted. It does not say the woman is a FRIEND of Ted Kennedy, but a former employee who worked for him in the 1970's, for heaven's sake.

The language and paragraph construction used by the article's author, Weintraub, is designed precisely to get under the skin of worried conservatives such as yourself. He characterizes her appointment as "eye-popping" even though Reiss has been a Swarzenegger friend for a quarter-century and worked on his campaign for governor. Weintraub discusses her appointment first, in a heated way. Then, in the rest of the article, he all but glosses over much more conservative appointments, describing them in cool, matter-of-fact, colorless language.

His article was bait for people of your generally anti-Arnold position, and you fell for it.

143 posted on 11/06/2003 11:01:17 AM PST by Wolfstar (An angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm.)
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To: Saundra Duffy
Good grief, Saundra! Arnold appoints one person previously associated with Ted Kennedy and you act like the sky is falling!
144 posted on 11/06/2003 11:07:12 AM PST by My2Cents ("Well...there you go again.")
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To: Saundra Duffy
"I thought this was about Ted Kennedy and how one of his pals is a SENIOR ADVISOR to our new governor."

It was, but then you turned it into a ludicrous rant about what Free Republic has become. I always thought Free Republic was a place where intelligent, reasoned discourse took place. That still seems to be happening for the most part but your comments show that it is not always the case. Why don't you wait until Arnold actually does somethigng before you blast away?
145 posted on 11/06/2003 11:07:15 AM PST by republicofdavis
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To: 68 grunt
It's "nice" to see such diversity in the Republican party.
Soon, perhaps, we can just get rid of the pesky labels of Democrat or Republican. Cause there won't be a difference.(sigh) (sarcasm)
146 posted on 11/06/2003 11:07:15 AM PST by MontanaBeth (Democrats-the how low can you go party-they won't let a little thing like hell stop them.)
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To: Saundra Duffy
What's happening to my beloved FreeRepublic.com?

It looks to me like an outbreak of sanity.

147 posted on 11/06/2003 11:08:53 AM PST by My2Cents ("Well...there you go again.")
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To: Saundra Duffy
This is precisely why my brother, a CA resident, was against this person. Something called unproven character.

Conservative in name only. Just what Clinton strove to prove he was, too.
148 posted on 11/06/2003 11:11:16 AM PST by Spirited
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To: Hildy
Good gravy, he appointed someone he's known for 25 years - who happens to be a liberal.

I can't believe the anti Arnolds are still crying wolf.
149 posted on 11/06/2003 11:12:04 AM PST by Let's Roll (And those that cried Appease! Appease! are hanged by those they tried to please!")
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To: mike_9958
I won't allow a liberal democrat into my home.

If I adopted that policy, I'd have to turn away about a third of my family from Thanksgiving dinner.

150 posted on 11/06/2003 11:12:04 AM PST by My2Cents ("Well...there you go again.")
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