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Gore says Miami Mayor Penelas betrayed Democrats [Sore-Loserman Update]
Miami Herald ^ | 6/5/04

Posted on 06/06/2004 5:13:09 AM PDT by 11th Earl of Mar

Gore says Miami Mayor Penelas betrayed Democrats

Former Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore delivered a harsh message to Miami-Dade County Mayor Alex Penelas, three months before he faces a U.S. Senate primary.

BY BETH REINHARD

breinhard@herald.com

Former Vice President Al Gore, who lost the 2000 presidential election by 537 votes in Florida, on Saturday called Miami-Dade County Mayor Alex Penelas ``the single most treacherous and dishonest person I dealt with during the campaign anywhere in America.''

The statement was e-mailed by a Gore spokesman in response to a Herald inquiry about Penelas's role in the 2000 campaign. Gore supporters say the vice president had counted on Penelas for a late boost in the Hispanic community, and the mayor did not come through.

The harsh remarks come just three months before Penelas faces a Democratic primary election for the U.S. Senate. Gore's reproach could seriously damage the mayor's bid to succeed Sen. Bob Graham, since party loyalists tend to dominate turnout in a primary.

In a telephone interview Saturday evening, Penelas defended himself, saying he was ``by Gore's side from the very beginning.''

''Al Gore has a right to be upset about the election, but had he won his home state of Tennessee or West Virginia, we wouldn't be here,'' Penelas said. ``He also owes an explanation as to why he waited until the middle of October to engage in Florida.''

He said Gore has declined to return his phone calls to discuss the 2000 campaign.

(Excerpt) Read more at miami.com ...


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1 posted on 06/06/2004 5:13:09 AM PDT by 11th Earl of Mar
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To: 11th Earl of Mar

The Gore meltdown continues.


2 posted on 06/06/2004 5:15:30 AM PDT by Bahbah
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To: 11th Earl of Mar

The big tent is fast becomming a medium sized tarp.


3 posted on 06/06/2004 5:17:36 AM PDT by cripplecreek (you tell em i'm commin.... and hells commin with me.)
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
Mr. Penelas , it could have been worse.
He could have endorsed you.
4 posted on 06/06/2004 5:20:06 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: 11th Earl of Mar

What a loon.


5 posted on 06/06/2004 5:23:06 AM PDT by veronica (Sen. Robert Bryd has seen more hoods than Iraqi prisoners ever wore....)
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To: 11th Earl of Mar

Gore managed to lose his own home state in 2000, so I have a question for you 'rats – what have the Democrats of Tennessee learned about Al Gore since they elected him Senator that the rest of you Democrats in America are too stupid to understand?


6 posted on 06/06/2004 5:23:20 AM PDT by HighWheeler
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To: Izzy Dunne

(Mr. Penelas , it could have been worse.
He could have endorsed you.)

Mr. Penelas, it could have been far worse. He could have been your President right now.

Godspeed, The Dilg


7 posted on 06/06/2004 5:24:40 AM PDT by thedilg
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To: Bahbah

Rats eating their own.


8 posted on 06/06/2004 5:25:25 AM PDT by rodguy911 ( President Regan---all the rest.)
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
Soon he will be able to go on algozeera TV and tell their two listeners as well.

Maybe algozeera will merge with eer America so they will have 4 listeners.
9 posted on 06/06/2004 5:28:08 AM PDT by snooker (John Flipping Kerry, the enemy's choice in Vietnam, the enemy's choice in Iraq.)
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To: 11th Earl of Mar

Unlike Clinton, Gore inhailed.


10 posted on 06/06/2004 5:32:13 AM PDT by chemicalman (Rid the country of the vast liberal conspiracy)
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
For Pete's sake, hasn't this man ever head of therapy?
11 posted on 06/06/2004 5:34:12 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
"...the vice president had counted on Penelas for a late boost in the Hispanic community, and the mayor did not come through."

Penalas was in an impossible situation. It is my experience that when you try to sugarcoat sh**, and your audience knows it's sh**, they just aren't going to bite.

12 posted on 06/06/2004 5:34:14 AM PDT by theDentist (John Kerry never saw a TAX he wouldn't HIKE !!!)
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To: All
I live in South Florida. There are about 2 million Cubans here. 99% are Conservative Republicans. They know first hand or have relatives that tell them what Communism is all about. Penelas is one of the retards who hasn't figured it out yet. He and Gore make a wonderful pair of candidates for electric shock therapy.
13 posted on 06/06/2004 5:38:33 AM PDT by rodguy911 ( President Regan---all the rest.)
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To: 11th Earl of Mar

Note to Sore Loserman: GET OVER IT!!! YOU LOST!!!


14 posted on 06/06/2004 5:40:28 AM PDT by Ragirl (Vote in '04 ! Those who sit on their hands end up with poop on them.)
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To: Bahbah


The facts:

1) Elian Gonzzlez: Clinton/Gore wanted to return the boy.
2) Alex Penelas stood at the courthouse steps and said "I will hold President Clinton and Janet Reno personally responsible if any action is taken to return this boy"
3) When the raid happened Penelas could not stop it.
4) When the election started, where was Alex Penelas? He was on vacation with his wife in Spain. He did not want to be here to help that dirtbag administration. He was nowhere in Miami. I know this because I live here and everyone in Miami knew what was going on.

I remember being in Miami Beach Monday night beofore the TUES. election and Gore was giving a speech. One guy was holding a sign that said "Gore really cared about Elian" I stood there pointed at him and just laughed.

Gore is bitter because Alex stood up to him and Billary and listend to his VOTERS. Good luck to you Alex Penelas.


15 posted on 06/06/2004 5:40:45 AM PDT by FreeManWhoCan ((!Kerry es una CHANQLETA! The kind that goes between the big stinky toe!))
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To: FreeManWhoCan

What they did to Elian Gonzales was absolutly despicable. I didn't know this about Penelas. Good for him.


16 posted on 06/06/2004 5:43:52 AM PDT by Bahbah
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To: 11th Earl of Mar

Al Gore is an honest face of a socialist, liberal, democrat. He either lords over you with a condescending smirk or reeks of bitter anger and envy if thrown from power.


17 posted on 06/06/2004 5:48:56 AM PDT by Ghengis
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
Gore is really in need of some mental or spiritual help.

I wouldn't vote for him to be the dog catcher, but I'm beginning to feel sorry for him.

Nothing nice about seeing someone totally losing his mind in public arena

18 posted on 06/06/2004 5:50:10 AM PDT by JZoback
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
In a telephone interview Saturday evening, Penelas defended himself, saying he was ``by Gore's side from the very beginning.''

Real good defense Penelas as your votes in the senate race dwindle.

19 posted on 06/06/2004 5:50:53 AM PDT by EGPWS
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

I love the sound of 'rats eating each other in the morning!!

20 posted on 06/06/2004 5:54:04 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I'm so glad to no longer be associated with the Party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: Bahbah
The Elian Gonzalez fiasco is one of the most misunderstood ruse perpetrated by Bubba and his wench ever. I still know hard core conservatives that think that "Elian should have been returned to his father." They still don't realize that he was returned to Cuba to be a lifelong pawn of Castro, sickening.
21 posted on 06/06/2004 5:55:09 AM PDT by rodguy911 ( President Regan---all the rest.)
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To: Bahbah
That's crap.

Clinton did just TWO very good things in his Presidency.

1) Bomb Kosovo
2) Return Elian Gonzalex to his father.

And don't bother replying...

22 posted on 06/06/2004 5:56:33 AM PDT by DCPatriot
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To: 11th Earl of Mar

It's very simple. Al Gore is moving "around the bend." It's sad to see a human being make a spectacle of himself this way. His behavior also reminds me that God was with us the day that George Bush won the election.


23 posted on 06/06/2004 5:58:30 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: JZoback

I wouldn't let him near any bulldozers either!


24 posted on 06/06/2004 6:00:02 AM PDT by Master of Orion
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To: 11th Earl of Mar

"Gore...called Miami-Dade County Mayor Alex Penelas ``the single most treacherous and dishonest person I dealt with during the campaign anywhere in America.''

Wait - I thought Bush was the most dishonest traitor in America.

Gore is irrational, and the Dems have trotted him out to show solidarity with their base of leftie loonies.

They can't have Kerry do it, but they can't afford to lose the loonies. So they have trotted out head loony #1. Thank God for those 500+ voters in Florida. If not for them, he would be president.


25 posted on 06/06/2004 6:03:09 AM PDT by I still care
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To: 11th Earl of Mar

This is hilarious, but so rediculous, that it seems unreal. Maybe this is democrat strategy, this "anti-endorsement" by a liberal democrat like Gore is intended to actually REINFORCE Pinelas among the conservative Cubans down here. A "rally around our guy" sort of thing, a "hey, if Gore hates him, maybe he ain't that bad" kind of thing... are they that crafty, those Dems? Hmmmm...


26 posted on 06/06/2004 6:04:27 AM PDT by Paradox (Occam was probably right.)
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To: DCPatriot

"And don't bother replying..."

Why not? I can stand the fact that someone doesn't agree with me without calling it "crap". How about you?


27 posted on 06/06/2004 6:05:09 AM PDT by Bahbah
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To: Bahbah
To the best of my memory Elians' father Juan was in on the smuggling attempt to get Elian and his mother-- Juan Gonzalez's ex wife to Miami. Like most Cubans living in Cuba he,Juan, wanted a better life for his son even if it meant living with his ex-wifes family. Juan even called his ex-relatives from Cuba to see if Elian made it o.k. After the story assumed a life of it's own with Elian being saved by the porpoises after days at sea and his mom dying in the process Castro couldn't stand the bad press so he "changed Juan's mind" as only Castro can by threating every relative in Cuba and Miami that Juan had or ever would have. Juan then became "a hardercore member of the revolution" even though he did have a govt. job at the time. But the truth remains Elian never was anything but a propaganda pawn for Castro and was reportedly drugged from the moment he hit Cuban soil and even today remains a pawn of Fidel.
28 posted on 06/06/2004 6:13:14 AM PDT by rodguy911 ( President Regan---all the rest.)
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To: 11th Earl of Mar

It is sad that Bore continues blaming everyone but himself for his mistakes.


29 posted on 06/06/2004 6:19:38 AM PDT by BlueAngel
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To: DCPatriot

Hi father wanted to stay. Open your eyes. Alex did.


30 posted on 06/06/2004 6:19:58 AM PDT by FreeManWhoCan ((!Kerry es una CHANQLETA! The kind that goes between the big stinky toe!))
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To: rodguy911

That is pretty much my take on it, but, clearly, not everyone agrees. :)


31 posted on 06/06/2004 6:20:02 AM PDT by Bahbah
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To: 11th Earl of Mar

El pobre Alberto Gore, él necesita terapia.


32 posted on 06/06/2004 6:23:07 AM PDT by GWB00
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To: rodguy911

Elian became an issue whent he Cubans in Seattle held up signs with pictures of Elain stating "This is the result of Castros's Revolutuion?" His reps at the WTO reported back to Castro this embaressment and the rest is history...


33 posted on 06/06/2004 6:24:06 AM PDT by FreeManWhoCan ((!Kerry es una CHANQLETA! The kind that goes between the big stinky toe!))
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To: 11th Earl of Mar

34 posted on 06/06/2004 6:26:02 AM PDT by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: 11th Earl of Mar

If Al Gore ran for President he would have been the 'rat nominee. (Damn)


35 posted on 06/06/2004 6:26:34 AM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: Bahbah
I have dozens of Cuban friends and know many members of the local media and that was pretty much the take, no one in Miami will every forget the feds breaking into the house to remove Elian--shades of the Castro regime they hate.
36 posted on 06/06/2004 6:26:39 AM PDT by rodguy911 ( President Regan---all the rest.)
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To: Clara Lou
God was with us the day that George Bush won the election.

To most of the secular elites horror, I actually believe this!

Of course I am just an uneducated slob that got brainwashed somewhere during my life.

37 posted on 06/06/2004 6:27:16 AM PDT by GWB00
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To: 11th Earl of Mar

The seems to be an upset in paradise.


38 posted on 06/06/2004 6:27:54 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Polls - Proof that when the Main Stream Media wants your opinion, they will give it to you)
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To: chemicalman

"Unlike Clinton, Gore inhailed."

...and never exhaled.


39 posted on 06/06/2004 6:32:15 AM PDT by adam_az (Call your State Republican Party office and VOLUNTEER!!!!)
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To: 11th Earl of Mar

They need to send the men in the white coats for Gore. He is a complete nutcase.


40 posted on 06/06/2004 6:33:22 AM PDT by Piquaboy
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To: DCPatriot

"1) Bomb Kosovo"


?????????????????


and returning a child to be Castro's photo-op is a good thing??? When his family in the US loved him?

Kidnapping him with military force, a good thing???

That was Reno's Magnum Opus to her Prelude at Waco.


41 posted on 06/06/2004 6:35:03 AM PDT by adam_az (Call your State Republican Party office and VOLUNTEER!!!!)
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To: Bahbah

I think the important thing to remember--whatever you think of the Elian mess--we can all thank the little boy, as it was he who kept Gore from being elected.


42 posted on 06/06/2004 6:35:27 AM PDT by basil (I'm sick of politicking politicians!)
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
Al Gore, a bitter whiner, a loser.

43 posted on 06/06/2004 6:35:36 AM PDT by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: 11th Earl of Mar

I always thought Gore had a psychological problem from when he wrote that stupid book, he just keeps proving me right, I love it.


44 posted on 06/06/2004 6:37:50 AM PDT by muslims=borg (Exit strategies are for losers.)
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To: 11th Earl of Mar

45 posted on 06/06/2004 6:39:26 AM PDT by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: adam_az
Many will never forget how they raided the house when Reno was on the phone supposedly negotiating with the family---can't believe anything rats say no matter when.
46 posted on 06/06/2004 6:42:17 AM PDT by rodguy911 ( President Regan---all the rest.)
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To: Wolverine

Reel sitcom material there great photo!


47 posted on 06/06/2004 6:43:36 AM PDT by rodguy911 ( President Regan---all the rest.)
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To: 11th Earl of Mar

What is this, Gore's march to the sea?


48 posted on 06/06/2004 6:44:36 AM PDT by CaptRon (Pedecaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: basil

"as it was he who kept Gore from being elected."

And I thank God every day for that. Now to stop the Hitlery machine.



49 posted on 06/06/2004 6:48:37 AM PDT by Bahbah
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
Will YOU let it happen...again?
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50 posted on 06/06/2004 6:52:54 AM PDT by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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