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Democratic Party executive resigns (Josh White - Claim: Not over MD4Bush)
Baltimore Sun ^ | 12/24/05 | David Nitkin

Posted on 12/24/2005 12:55:14 AM PST by conservative in nyc

Josh White, who took over daily operations of a dispirited Maryland Democratic Party after the Republican gubernatorial victory in 2002, is leaving the organization nine months before next year's primary.

A widely respected political professional, White, 38, was hired in 2003 as executive director, but lost the title after Terry Lierman replaced Isiah Leggett as party chairman last year.

--Snip--

White declined yesterday to give a reason for his departure but said he was leaving at the end of the year. Party offices in Annapolis are closed next week, meaning White's duties have effectively ended.

"I'm just looking forward to doing something else," he said, adding that he planned to stay in Maryland in another political or campaign position. "I am still going to be working to put Democrats in office and take back Maryland," White said.

--Snip--

White leaves as Republicans and conservatives continue to seek the identity of MD4Bush, the anonymous Internet poster who created an online identity and began discussing rumors about Mayor Martin O'Malley's personal life with another message board visitor who was an aide to Ehrlich.

The aide, Joseph F. Steffen Jr., resigned, and apologized to O'Malley. But disclosure of Steffen's activities in several state agencies led to a legislative probe of whether Ehrlich was firing relatively low-level state workers for political reasons.

A conservative Web site, free republic.com, recently disclosed that one of the e-mail addresses used to operate MD4Bush was rodoherty@mddems.org, the same e-mail address as former party communications director Ryan O'Doherty, who used to work with White.

Democratic Party officials say they do not know who MD4Bush is and have questioned the authenticity of O'Doherty's e-mail address on freerepublic.com. They said White's departure is not tied to questions about the online poster.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Free Republic; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: ehrlich; joshwhite; md4bush; ncpac; odoherty; omalley; resignation; steffen
An allegedly successful political director resigns on a slow news day when nobody is watching. He doesn't appear to have another job lined up.

And Derek Walker seems to be changing his tune - "The party had nothing to do with MD4Bush. There is no way to know what every member of the party does"

How much would you be willing to bet Josh White had something to do with the MD4Bush saga?

As always, more at the link.

1 posted on 12/24/2005 12:55:16 AM PST by conservative in nyc
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To: NCPAC; MD4Bush; xcullen; Anti-Bubba182; Mo1; cyncooper; BillF; crushkerry; Howlin; backhoe; ...
MD4Bush Ping!

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!

Remember, bad news usually drops when few are watching...
2 posted on 12/24/2005 12:58:57 AM PST by conservative in nyc
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To: conservative in nyc

What IS the frequency, Kenneth? I question the timing.


3 posted on 12/24/2005 12:59:55 AM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (SAVE THE BRAINFOREST! Boycott the RED Dead Tree Media & NUKE the DNC Class Action Temper Tantrum!)
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To: conservative in nyc
Democratic Party officials say they do not know who MD4Bush is and have questioned the authenticity of O'Doherty's e-mail address on freerepublic.com.

???
They are questioning "the authenticity of O'Doherty's e-mail address on freerepublic.com"? What on earth does that mean?

4 posted on 12/24/2005 1:00:59 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: conservative in nyc

>>>Remember, bad news usually drops when few are watching...<<<

And if they mention he left "to pursue other opportunities" or "to spend more time with family" - the 'NON-reasons' touted for departure are probably closer to the truth than the 'reasons' are.


5 posted on 12/24/2005 1:02:02 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Happy Holidays? No thanks. I'm having a Merry Christmas instead.)
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To: conservative in nyc

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!


And we are watching ... can ya see the huge grin on my face :0)


6 posted on 12/24/2005 1:03:30 AM PST by Mo1 (Republicans protect Americans from Terrorists. Democrats protect Terrorists from Americans)
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To: Lancey Howard
They are questioning "the authenticity of O'Doherty's e-mail address on freerepublic.com"? What on earth does that mean?

My guess - they're claiming someone other than Ryan O'Doherty (or a person connected with the party) changed the e-mail address on file with FR to rodohery@mddems.org. Remember - the account was originally registered to ryanrock2004@yahoo.com.

Jim Robinson hasn't released the date of the changes to the e-mail address - they may coincide with the date Matthew Mosk of the WaPo started snooping here (which could make O'Doherty his intermediary "source", not MD4Bush). I'm also curious whether the arsonist has ever returned to the scene of the fire after his FReepmail dumps.
7 posted on 12/24/2005 1:06:46 AM PST by conservative in nyc
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To: Lancey Howard
They are questioning "the authenticity of O'Doherty's e-mail address on freerepublic.com"? What on earth does that mean?

In a nutshell, they are saying FR is lying about the email address.

Standard Demonicrat tactic, bring into question the integrity of the person/s making the charge so you can blunt the damage from the accusation
8 posted on 12/24/2005 1:10:01 AM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Whats with the Marquis of Queensbury Rules bullsh*t, we fight for our very survival! Fight Dirty!)
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To: conservative in nyc

The RAT party is going extinct. Count on it. Bet on it. Enjoy. Pass the popcorn


9 posted on 12/24/2005 1:12:00 AM PST by hang 'em (John McCain is an Enemy of the Constitution and the Republic.)
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To: MD4Bush
He helped the party establish an online voter database that was recently completed.

Judging from your technical incompetence so far, that database is undoubtably a piece of crap.

"He had been here for quite a while, and this has been a high-burnout job," Walker said.

It's great to see the newspaper quoting your boss damning you with faint praise, Mr. Burn-Out Case.

10 posted on 12/24/2005 1:20:43 AM PST by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: conservative in nyc
Thanks!

"..They said White's departure is not tied to questions about the online poster..."

Translation, his departure is directly tied to it. They are trying to distance the party from fallout from the affair. Whatever they say they are worried.

11 posted on 12/24/2005 1:38:23 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: conservative in nyc
Merry Christmas!

Do you Hear what I Hear?

12 posted on 12/24/2005 5:00:39 AM PST by Alia
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To: conservative in nyc
Maryland Governor Bob Ehrlich (R) banned his Maryland State Officials from talking to and one other Baltimore Sun reporter after repeated, unfounded, egregious attacks on the Governor and his administration. The Baltimore Sun even sued the administration in a claimed right to interrogate Maryland State Officials. The Baltimore Sun's supposed "subpoena power" was dismissed. Ironically, the Baltimore Sun turned around and banned their reporters from talking to WBAL radio when the Baltimore Sun's actual and continuing misdeeds were reported and discussed on WBAL talk radio! WBAL radio has not claimed any right to subpeona reporters to my knowledge.

David Nitkin must be fuming as he writes this stuff.

13 posted on 12/24/2005 6:11:31 AM PST by ricks_place
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To: conservative in nyc

My suspicious mind is thinkin' ol' Josh is MD4Bush...


14 posted on 12/24/2005 6:33:01 AM PST by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: Lancey Howard

It means they are running out of more-credible explanations/


15 posted on 12/24/2005 7:28:01 AM PST by expatpat
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To: conservative in nyc
He doesn't appear to have another job lined up.

All the more reason to see where he lands :)

16 posted on 12/24/2005 7:29:20 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: conservative in nyc

"I'm just looking forward to doing something else," he said, adding that he planned to stay in Maryland in another political or campaign position. "I am still going to be working to put Democrats in office and take back Maryland," White said.

(Note to self: More popcorn needed in 2006.)

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!


17 posted on 12/24/2005 9:04:15 AM PST by maggief
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To: conservative in nyc

Gov. Ehrlich is a good person and a strong candidate.

The democrat motto is "if you can't beat them, cheat" seems to be in play here.


18 posted on 12/24/2005 8:39:48 PM PST by staytrue (MOONBAT conservatives are those who would rather lose to a liberal than support a moderate)
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To: maggief
Pretty much the same story from the AP via WJZ-TV:
Political Director Of Md. Democratic Party Resigns.
19 posted on 12/24/2005 9:12:39 PM PST by conservative in nyc
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To: Lancey Howard
They are questioning "the authenticity of O'Doherty's e-mail address on freerepublic.com"? What on earth does that mean?

It means, "Deny, deny, deny." Even if they really believe that the email address is legitimate, they will still publicly question "the authenticity of O'Doherty's e-mail address on freerepublic.com" in order to plant the seeds of doubt in others.

It's not what they believe, it's what they can get others to believe.

-PJ

20 posted on 12/24/2005 9:21:28 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: conservative in nyc
How much would you be willing to bet Josh White had something to do with the MD4Bush saga?

I will bet that Josh White and MANY Maryland Democrats had something to do with this saga ... this wasn't something MD4Bush concocted in a vacuum ... and there are several more prominent Democrats who seem to have been in hiding since the story broke - including one VERY prominent operative who called himself a "media consultant".

21 posted on 12/25/2005 7:15:17 AM PST by bimbo
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To: conservative in nyc
I'm also curious whether the arsonist has ever returned to the scene of the fire after his FReepmail dumps.

Of course these arsonists have returned ... with new ids and new addresses.

22 posted on 12/25/2005 7:21:52 AM PST by bimbo
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To: bimbo
I meant as MD4Bush.
23 posted on 12/25/2005 10:12:41 AM PST by conservative in nyc
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To: conservative in nyc

He is fixin' to become a Republican!


24 posted on 12/25/2005 10:13:34 AM PST by zeaal (SPREAD TRUTH!)
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To: conservative in nyc

I just love the smell of Burning Rat on Christmas Morning! Nice prestent FR.

Merry Christ's Day


25 posted on 12/25/2005 10:20:00 AM PST by bray (Merry Christmas Iraq)
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To: conservative in nyc; All

Verry interesting... Unfortunately, with the percentage of welfare queens and government drones in the People's Democratic State of Maryland it probably won't matter much.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the gang here!


26 posted on 12/25/2005 8:19:13 PM PST by RebelBanker (If you can't do something smart, do something right.)
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To: Lancey Howard
They are questioning "the authenticity of O'Doherty's e-mail address on freerepublic.com"? What on earth does that mean?

It means they think either Jim Robinson, or someone who isn't O'Doherty, changed the email address to incriminate O'Doherty.
27 posted on 12/26/2005 4:33:27 AM PST by Terpfen (Libby should hire Phoenix Wright.)
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To: hang 'em
The RAT party is going extinct. Count on it. Bet on it. Enjoy. Pass the popcorn

I wish that were true, ain't gonna happen.

28 posted on 12/26/2005 4:46:52 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: bimbo
" I will bet that Josh White and MANY Maryland Democrats had something to do with this saga ... "

Probably so.

I'm still pondering the gratuitous slap to Barbara Mikulski.

29 posted on 12/26/2005 6:46:30 AM PST by doberville
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To: Blurblogger
What IS the frequency, Kenneth? I question the timing.

[Channelling Dan Bogus Rather] As anyone who worked a police beat knows, look at motive...[/Dan Bogus Rather off]

30 posted on 12/26/2005 12:22:38 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (Raoul's First Law of Journalism: BIAS = LAYOFFS)
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To: conservative in nyc
they may coincide with the date Matthew Mosk of the WaPo started snooping here

Damn good thing he didn't work at NSA!

31 posted on 12/26/2005 12:23:53 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (Raoul's First Law of Journalism: BIAS = LAYOFFS)
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To: conservative in nyc

32 posted on 12/26/2005 5:56:13 PM PST by StAnDeliver (And again I ask, when the Demons lose Senate seats in 2006, then what will they do? Revolt?)
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To: Political Junkie Too

They know they're caught in the crosshairs, but they will keep lying and spinning and obfuscating until doomsday. 'Rats do not "come clean" even when there is video showing them accepting payoffs, so why would they 'fess up when they think they still have a chance to work their MSM butt-boys to spin their story for them???


33 posted on 12/27/2005 9:24:09 AM PST by Enchante (Democrats: "We are ALL broken and worn out, our party & ideas, what else is new?")
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