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Prominent GOP Consultant Marries Long-time Male Partner
Drudgereport ^ | 4-8-05 | Drudge

Posted on 04/08/2005 7:03:28 PM PDT by MamaLucci

Arthur Finkelstein, prominent Republican consultant who has directed a series of hard-edged political campaigns to elect conservatives in the U.S. and Israel over the past 30 years, said Friday that he had married his male partner in civil ceremony at home in Mass... MORE... Finkelstein said in a brief interview that he had married his partner of 40 years to ensure couple had same benefits available to married heterosexual couples... Developing, NYT, say newsroom sources,,,


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Arthur Finkelstein is Hunting Hillary Clinton

Long-time Republican consultant/spin doctor intends to lead the campaign to defeat Hillary Clinton and de-rail her presidential aspirations.

by Bill Berkowitz for Mediatransparency.org

POSTED FEBRUARY 9, 2005 --

"Stop Her Now," is the name of the new Web site soon to be launched by Arthur Finkelstein, the chief political guru of New York Governor George Pataki, and one of the country's most successful yet least known political consultants/spin doctors.

1 posted on 04/08/2005 7:03:28 PM PDT by MamaLucci
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To: MamaLucci

Well at least he didn`t use it as an excuse for scamming the citizens of New Jersey and of course getting a pass. "I am a gay American".. Oh quick sweep it under the rug.


2 posted on 04/08/2005 7:09:52 PM PDT by Imaverygooddriver (ALL YOU BASE ARE BELONG TO US)
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To: Liz; cyncooper; Peach

Is somone putting crazy pills in the beltway GOP water supply?


3 posted on 04/08/2005 7:11:14 PM PDT by MamaLucci (Mutually assured destruction STILL keeps the Clinton administration criminals out of jail.)
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To: MamaLucci

Who wears the white in these marriages?


4 posted on 04/08/2005 7:12:32 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: MamaLucci

Being gay and Republican are not mutually exclusive. I've known gay Republicans. They might agree with most, but not all, of the platform. Then again, who agrees 100% with the platform, gay or not?

I bet the libs will have field day with this, though.


6 posted on 04/08/2005 7:13:59 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: Imaverygooddriver
I really don't care about this guy's personal life, and from what I've read
about him via Google search, he is very private,
but the fact that he granted the NY Times an interview
to tell his story, tells me he is out to hurt the GOP. Developing..........
8 posted on 04/08/2005 7:16:04 PM PDT by MamaLucci (Mutually assured destruction STILL keeps the Clinton administration criminals out of jail.)
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To: Shermy
Neither?

9 posted on 04/08/2005 7:16:17 PM PDT by mcg1969
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To: MamaLucci
Arthur Frankenstein, prominent Republican consultant who has directed a series of hard-edged political campaigns to elect conservatives in the U.S. and Israel over the past 30 years, said Friday that he had married his male partner in civil ceremony at home in Mass

Did I read that correctly?

10 posted on 04/08/2005 7:18:21 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Kill 'em til they're dead! Then, kill 'em again!)
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To: KJC1
I bet the libs will have field day with this, though.

Oh, yeah......but only because they are hypocrites.

11 posted on 04/08/2005 7:18:45 PM PDT by MamaLucci (Mutually assured destruction STILL keeps the Clinton administration criminals out of jail.)
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To: MamaLucci

Couldn't care less as long as he's battling HRC.


12 posted on 04/08/2005 7:19:08 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (No faith, but no fears of those who have it)
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To: rightoric

Neat...matching outfits. :0


13 posted on 04/08/2005 7:19:29 PM PDT by canalabamian (Diversity is not our strength...UNITY is.)
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To: MamaLucci
Oh, snap...


14 posted on 04/08/2005 7:19:56 PM PDT by rdb3 (To the world, you're one person. To one person, you may be the world.)
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To: MamaLucci

Ratfinklestein.


15 posted on 04/08/2005 7:21:00 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (No wonder the Southern Baptist Church threw Greer out: Only one god per church! [Ann Coulter])
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To: MamaLucci

He/they are.

They're homos, aren't they?

Disgusting.


16 posted on 04/08/2005 7:21:25 PM PDT by mjtobias (Our love for Terri was immense; her parents' love was infinite; God's love is everlasting.)
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To: Bushbacker1

17 posted on 04/08/2005 7:22:07 PM PDT by MamaLucci (Mutually assured destruction STILL keeps the Clinton administration criminals out of jail.)
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To: MamaLucci
but the fact that he granted the NY Times an interview to tell his story, tells me he is out to hurt the GOP. Developing

I agree. Why dirty the Republicans image for nothing? He's putting a black mark on the party he's suppose to be supporting.
Beware the wolf in sheep's clothing.

18 posted on 04/08/2005 7:23:36 PM PDT by concerned about politics (Vote Republican - Vote morally correct!)
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To: MamaLucci

Congratulations to the happy couple.


19 posted on 04/08/2005 7:24:02 PM PDT by axlhuckleberry
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To: MamaLucci

You got that right. The libs have been on a witch-hunt to smoke out gay Republicans because they are too dense and bigoted to realize that gays can (and have the right) to agree with the Republican party on most issues.

The gay Republicans I've known care about a lot more than prancing around in crazy outfits shrieking about gay marriage and trying to make it a bigger issue than terrorism, economic policies, etc. Otherwise, they would be libs!


20 posted on 04/08/2005 7:24:18 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: MamaLucci

Beware the fudgcicle eaters.....


21 posted on 04/08/2005 7:24:50 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Here come da king, er, judge!)
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To: axlhuckleberry
Congratulations to the happy couple.

LOL.

22 posted on 04/08/2005 7:25:53 PM PDT by concerned about politics (Vote Republican - Vote morally correct!)
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To: MamaLucci

Ithn't that just loverly?


23 posted on 04/08/2005 7:26:57 PM PDT by jackbill
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To: concerned about politics

Yep....shades of David Brock.


24 posted on 04/08/2005 7:27:32 PM PDT by MamaLucci (Mutually assured destruction STILL keeps the Clinton administration criminals out of jail.)
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To: isthisnickcool

Oy.......;)


25 posted on 04/08/2005 7:28:46 PM PDT by MamaLucci (Mutually assured destruction STILL keeps the Clinton administration criminals out of jail.)
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To: KJC1

If they're already decided on disobeying God's clear commandment (a Finkelstein? oy vey!) I guess it's the realistic thing to do in a country that runs on tax incentives. But from now on, so as not to eliminate the older idea, we can talk of "legal marriage" and "real marriage".


26 posted on 04/08/2005 7:29:39 PM PDT by thoughtomator ("The Passion of the Opus" - 2 hours of a FReeper being crucified on his own self-pitying thread)
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To: Darkwolf377

Don't be surprised if Finkelstein has an eleventh-hour conversion like Brock. Contrary to what the article states, Brock does not work on campaigns of conservatives -- only liberal Republicans like Pataki.


27 posted on 04/08/2005 7:30:18 PM PDT by Bonaparte (Of course, it must look like an accident...)
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To: MamaLucci

Being gay is his own personal and prive choice, but getting married is slap against what most Republicans stand for.


28 posted on 04/08/2005 7:30:30 PM PDT by Always Right
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It's been an open secret for years that Finkelstein was gay. This shouldn't surprise anyone.

29 posted on 04/08/2005 7:31:27 PM PDT by yellowhammer
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To: axlhuckleberry

30 posted on 04/08/2005 7:32:07 PM PDT by MamaLucci (Mutually assured destruction STILL keeps the Clinton administration criminals out of jail.)
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To: Darkwolf377
Better make that, "Brock Finkelstein does not work on campaigns of conservatives..."
31 posted on 04/08/2005 7:32:46 PM PDT by Bonaparte (Of course, it must look like an accident...)
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To: thoughtomator

Not all Republicans are Christians.


32 posted on 04/08/2005 7:33:09 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: MamaLucci

what an unfortunate ad by FR underneath it "stick it to soros", considering the topic of this particular discussion


33 posted on 04/08/2005 7:33:24 PM PDT by aft_lizard (This space waiting for a post election epiphany)
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To: yellowhammer
It's been an open secret for years that Finkelstein was gay. This shouldn't surprise anyone.

No, but his granting the NY Times an interview about it should.

34 posted on 04/08/2005 7:34:23 PM PDT by MamaLucci (Mutually assured destruction STILL keeps the Clinton administration criminals out of jail.)
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To: Always Right

On the bright side, now that they're married they won't be having sex anymore :lol:

LQ


35 posted on 04/08/2005 7:34:37 PM PDT by LizardQueen
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To: Bonaparte

He worked for one of Jesse Helms' Senate campaigns..........


36 posted on 04/08/2005 7:36:26 PM PDT by MamaLucci (Mutually assured destruction STILL keeps the Clinton administration criminals out of jail.)
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To: rightoric

37 posted on 04/08/2005 7:37:58 PM PDT by DBeers ()
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To: MamaLucci

I disagree with what he does in his bed room - but that is his business and he needs to keep it there. I dont care about his personal life. Period. (I dont want him trying to teach my kids what he does in his bed room is a correct life style either, 'cause its not - but thats between God and him)

Now, as for the political stuff - I hope he tears it up and completely derails hillary. There could be no sweeter win.

The sad thing is that the GOP has yet to field a viable candidate. We essentially gave them schumer's spot in '04 and now it looks like we are going to roll over for womb to the tomb government lady. Sad.


38 posted on 04/08/2005 7:38:37 PM PDT by BoBToMatoE
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I hope he tears it up and completely derails hillary.

Me too, but something tells me he's pulling a David Brock (and for the same reason.....) his hubby must be a lib.

39 posted on 04/08/2005 7:43:20 PM PDT by MamaLucci (Mutually assured destruction STILL keeps the Clinton administration criminals out of jail.)
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To: MamaLucci

Did Ken Mehlman serve as 'best man?' Was Drudge the flower girl?


40 posted on 04/08/2005 7:47:45 PM PDT by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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To: MamaLucci
prominent Republican consultant

If he's suppose to be so "prominent", how come I've never heard of him? If he's suppose to be conservative, what's he doing in a liberal interview admitting he's a sexually dysfunctional pervert?
With friends like that, who needs enemies? Fire this freak!

41 posted on 04/08/2005 7:50:17 PM PDT by concerned about politics (Vote Republican - Vote morally correct!)
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To: concerned about politics
I admire their 40 years together; I appreciate that one can have a love of one's life and mutual support. I prefer to file this under taking available legal steps to protect one's family and loved ones. The article doesn't say that these men believe that the culture should change. The article doesn't quote them as saying domestic partnership laws would not have been adequate for their purpose.
42 posted on 04/08/2005 7:58:49 PM PDT by NutCrackerBoy
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To: KJC1

What can they say.......that the GOP is more diverse....


43 posted on 04/08/2005 8:00:28 PM PDT by ArmyBratproud
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To: rightoric
Hoover and husband

Where's the proof of that insinuation?

44 posted on 04/08/2005 8:01:03 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Spec.4 Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: concerned about politics

According to most articles about him, he is almost reclusive.


45 posted on 04/08/2005 8:01:34 PM PDT by MamaLucci (Mutually assured destruction STILL keeps the Clinton administration criminals out of jail.)
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To: DBeers

Classic...........just................classic......


46 posted on 04/08/2005 8:07:14 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: MamaLucci
According to most articles about him, he is almost reclusive.

He should be ashamed!

47 posted on 04/08/2005 8:20:17 PM PDT by concerned about politics (Vote Republican - Vote morally correct!)
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To: EdReform; backhoe; Yehuda; Clint N. Suhks; saradippity; stage left; Yakboy; I_Love_My_Husband; ...

Homosexual Agenda Ping.

Proof that some Republicans aren't conservative.

Let DirtyHarryY2K and me know if you want on/off this pinglist.


48 posted on 04/08/2005 8:20:17 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Resisting evil is our duty or we are as responsible as those promoting it.)
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To: concerned about politics
From the link at post #1

And, you can add one more element to Finkelstein's reality; he is gay, yet he's worked for a gaggle of gay-bashing Republican Senators including Lauch Faircloth (R-N.C.), Jesse Helms (R-N.C), Don Nickles (R-Okla.) and Sen. (Bob) Smith (R-New Hampshire), all of whom voted against legislation banning discrimination against gays while Finkelstein was working for them. (snip)

In a rare interview in December 2004, with Boaz Gaon of Maariv, an Israeli daily newspaper, Finkelstein seemed to be suggesting that things may have shifted too far to the right in the U.S.: "The political centre has disappeared, and the Republican Party has become the party of the Christian right more so than in any other period in modern history" he said. (snip)

"Bush's strategy secures the power of the American Christian right not only for this term," Finkelstein said. "In fact, it secures its ability to choose the next Republican president."

One thing is sure, this guy is NO FRIEND to Christians in general, or President Bush in particular. Hence, an interview with the NY Slimes.

49 posted on 04/08/2005 8:21:26 PM PDT by MamaLucci (Mutually assured destruction STILL keeps the Clinton administration criminals out of jail.)
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To: MamaLucci

I'm waiting until science figures out whether homosexuality is inborn or not before I take a position on the matter.


50 posted on 04/08/2005 8:23:10 PM PDT by Flightdeck (I'm against picketing, but I don't know how to show it.)
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