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Democrat Governor Candidate In Minnesota Calls Reporter A "Republican Whore"
kxmb.com ^ | Nov. 4

Posted on 11/04/2006 11:53:40 AM PST by Alex1977

Earlier a reader blog entry covered a little controversy in the Minnesota Governor’s race. Judi Dutcher, who is the running mate of Democrat Governor Candidate Mike Hatch, was asked a question about E-85 fuel. Dutcher responded by asking what E-85 is. Now this is a pretty major blunder here in the agriculture states. E-85 is a major issue for us, so the fact that Dutcher apparently doesn’t know what it is is significant. Tim Pawlenty’s campaign, the incumbent in the race, responded to the blunder by criticizing Dutcher for being ill informed on the issues. Amazingly, The Hatch/Dutcher campaign responded to that criticism by accusing the Pawlenty campaign of “attacking a woman.” The absurdity of that response was covered by the original reader blog entry, but today there’s yet another chapter to the controversy. Hatch?s anger overflowed during a Thursday morning telephone interview. A Forum Communications reporter asked Hatch about Dutcher?s knowledge of ethanol and why she wasn?t available to discuss the issue. Hatch abruptly ended the interview with: ?You?re nothing more than a Republican whore. Goodbye.? He then hung up. Television crews following the Duluth native Thursday reported other sharp comments when reporters pressed him for response to Dutcher?s comments. A “Republican whore,” eh? If criticizing a female candidate for not being knowledgeable on an important campaign issue is “beating up on a woman,” then what is calling a reporter a “Republican whore?” Of course, Hatch is now denying that he made used the term “Republican whore,” but I’m not buying it. That’s not something a reporter is going to lie about, nor is “Republican whore” something that is easy to misinterpret.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: 2006; budget; democrats; dutcher; e85; election; elections; fuel; governor; hatch; insult; judidutcher; liberals; losers; loses; mikehatch; minnesota; pawlenty; rat; rats; reporter; sexsells; temper; timpawlenty

1 posted on 11/04/2006 11:53:41 AM PST by Alex1977
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To: Alex1977
TO DemocRATS


2 posted on 11/04/2006 11:54:52 AM PST by Alex1977
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To: Alex1977

I guess McCain VP choice is save.


3 posted on 11/04/2006 11:55:14 AM PST by Paul8148
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To: Alex1977

This guy has become totally unhinged.


4 posted on 11/04/2006 11:56:05 AM PST by Steven W.
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To: Alex1977

Another discussion of the MN gov race: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1732188/posts


5 posted on 11/04/2006 11:56:32 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Liberals: People whose relationship to reality appears to be somewhat tenuous.)
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To: Steven W.

oops I meant she (has become unhinged) ;)


6 posted on 11/04/2006 11:57:08 AM PST by Steven W.
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To: Alex1977

They sink lower and lower.


7 posted on 11/04/2006 11:57:47 AM PST by cvq3842
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To: cvq3842

That they do. However there is one thing that disgusts me more than these democrat scumbags; the millions of people who will go to the polls on Tuesday to cast their votes for them.


8 posted on 11/04/2006 12:19:22 PM PST by frankiep (Beer - the cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems)
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To: Alex1977
Hello! This is kinda funny!
9 posted on 11/04/2006 12:31:01 PM PST by Krankor (kROGER)
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To: Alex1977
You?re nothing more than a Republican whore. Goodbye.? He then hung up. Television crews following the Duluth native Thursday reported other sharp comments when reporters pressed him for response to Dutcher?s comments. A “Republican whore,” eh? If criticizing a female candidate for not being knowledgeable on an important campaign issue is “beating up on a woman,” then what is calling a reporter a “Republican whore?”

DFLers are allowed the freedom of stupidity here in Minnesota for that is the mentality of the base that keeps them in power. ; )

10 posted on 11/04/2006 12:31:27 PM PST by EGPWS (Lord help me be the conservative liberals fear I am.)
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To: Alex1977

http://powerlineblog.com/archives/015739.php

November 04, 2006
Mike Hatch's forgotten scandal


11 posted on 11/04/2006 12:33:00 PM PST by maggief
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To: Alex1977

Shame she doesn't seem to have that on tape....
She doesn't, does she?


12 posted on 11/04/2006 12:35:02 PM PST by Uriah_lost (We've got enough youth, how about a "fountain of smart")
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To: Alex1977

I have to laugh. That cute little kitty cat is showing exactly how I feel after listening to the dems or talking heads for too long.


13 posted on 11/04/2006 12:45:35 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: maggief

Thanks to Powerline for this explanation of this event. I remember there was a brouhaha this summer over something or other that involved Mike Hatch, but I had not really paid enough attention to the details to comprehend the actual meaning of Hatch's inappropriate and unethical conduct in this afair. I hope he gets his clock cleaned on Tuesday.


14 posted on 11/04/2006 12:47:49 PM PST by Gumdrop
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To: Alex1977

Versus most other reporters who
are sluts of the Left...


15 posted on 11/04/2006 12:49:25 PM PST by NickatNite2003
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To: Alex1977
Of course, Hatch is now denying that he made used the term “Republican whore,” but I’m not buying it. That’s not something a reporter is going to lie about, nor is “Republican whore” something that is easy to misinterpret.

Everybody knows he was referring to President Bush! It was just a botched joke!

16 posted on 11/04/2006 12:51:13 PM PST by L.N. Smithee (MSM cries crocodile tears about negative campaigns -- they ARE a negative campaign against the GOP!)
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To: Alex1977

I think the Pioneer Press actualy endorsed Tim Pawlenty over Mike Hatch. Naturally the Mpls Star-Tribune endorsed Hatch (without any explanation other than he is a Democrat and those socialists at the Strib don't care for the USA, capitalism, Christianity, and/or Republicans).


17 posted on 11/04/2006 12:51:17 PM PST by Gumdrop
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To: Alex1977

Perhaps Hatch was going for the unhinged Garrison Keillor fan vote.


18 posted on 11/04/2006 12:52:16 PM PST by L.N. Smithee (MSM cries crocodile tears about negative campaigns -- they ARE a negative campaign against the GOP!)
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To: Alex1977
AK's come in pump action now?
19 posted on 11/04/2006 12:52:43 PM PST by fella (Respect does not equal fear unless your a tyrant.)
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To: Alex1977
HATCH ADMITS HE MAY HAVE MISSPOKE
20 posted on 11/04/2006 1:04:23 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Alex1977

This will be NOTHING compared to the insults Republicans will endure when the Democrats take the House.

I hope the "I'd rather stay at home than vote" Republicans enjoy their tax increase and knowing that our military men and women have died in vain in Iraq.


21 posted on 11/04/2006 1:22:57 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they captured or killed.)
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To: Alex1977

Why do these dimwits thing that such name calling is appropriate. I would never vote for someone that can not control their emotions.


22 posted on 11/04/2006 1:29:53 PM PST by freekitty
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To: freekitty
Why do these dimwits thing that such name calling is appropriate. I would never vote for someone that can not control their emotions.

This is how they get when they think they are untouchable and above the law, they can do whatever they want and their friends or the taxpayer will pay for their lawyers and the press will cover up.

Having no manners or a sense of common decency must be a qualification of sorts for Democrat candidates.

23 posted on 11/04/2006 5:05:20 PM PST by pray4liberty (School District horrors: http://totallyunjust.tripod.com)
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