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The Barrett report
The Washington Times ^ | January 31, 2007 | Mark Goodman

Posted on 01/31/2007 4:15:14 PM PST by neverdem

The bell has just rung on the 2008 presidential sweepstakes and already more entries have crowded into the gates than the American grandstand can count, much less account for. That's all to the good, as the only winners over the past two decades have been named either Bush or Clinton. Still, since nothing less than the fate of the nation seems to be at stake, it is imperative that all candidates be measured...

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    Deeply frustrated by nine seasons of blockading by Clinton lawyers and Democratic congressmen, Mr. Barrett issued a statement saying, "An accurate title for the report would be, 'What We Were Prevented from Investigating.' " What, indeed. In an online column written before he signed on as President Bush's press secretary, Tony Snow reported that by all accounts the redacted pages contained enough damning evidence to sink Mrs. Clinton's presidential ship.

--snip--


    I can personally vouch for the Clinton-IRS strategy. In 2002, after I had learned of Mr. Clinton's intrusion into the case I had reported to the IRS, I informed Mrs. Clinton of the facts I'd uncovered. Soon enough the IRS came calling with unwarranted tax demands and threats of criminal investigation. I replied accusing the IRS of conspiring with the Clintons and the media conglomerate to perpetrate "institutionalized terrorism." The agency, finally grasping the irony that it was seeking to punish its own whistleblower, quickly backed off.

--snip--


    Now that the senator from New York has announced "I'm in to win," voters should demand that their representatives release the mystery pages so that they may examine Mrs. Clinton red in tooth. Otherwise, Americans run the risk of going to the polls in 2008 seeking the rebirth of a nation only to discover that they have merely traded the devil for a witch.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 01/31/2007 4:15:15 PM PST by neverdem
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To: doug from upland

Ping


2 posted on 01/31/2007 4:17:34 PM PST by neverdem (May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows that you're dead.)
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To: neverdem

All it takes is one member of Congress, correct?


3 posted on 01/31/2007 4:18:05 PM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: neverdem

Hillary will kill anyone who release the full report.
The Fort Marcy Park special.
Arkancide.


4 posted on 01/31/2007 4:20:32 PM PST by JerseyDvl ("If you attack Americans, we'll defend your right to do it."- The Democrat Party)
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this paragraph of the article struck me as being closest to the whole truth:

Alas, there are several unholy answers to that riddle. The first is the cynical theory that we don't really live in a democracy but in a series of autocracies changed at fixed intervals. Thus the inevitable corollary: At the top, power-brokers stick together. It further must be clear to the Republican brain trust that the party is on course to take an even worse drubbing in 2008 than it did in 2006, so they're surely counting future cards. And if they have to suffer a Democrat in the White House, who better than Mrs. Clinton, poster girl for moral ambiguity? In that event, it follows, the sequestered pages of the Barrett Report would surely give the Republicans a dandy wild card when upcoming hands are dealt on Capitol Hill. Bluntly put, they'd have Mrs. Clinton at least halfway in their pocket.


5 posted on 01/31/2007 4:24:20 PM PST by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: Miss Didi
All it takes is one member of Congress, correct?

Nope....... All it takes is one GUTSY member of Congress.....and therein lies the problem.

6 posted on 01/31/2007 4:26:52 PM PST by MamaLucci (God Bless Our Troops)
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To: holdonnow

PING


7 posted on 01/31/2007 4:28:17 PM PST by sono (There are only two exit strategies - One is victory, the other defeat - Joe Lieberman)
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68

So what does this mean? They'll let her skate into the WH and then just dangle this over her head when they want something?


8 posted on 01/31/2007 4:29:40 PM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Miss Didi

That's the way I read the article. Certainly, there must be one Congress person willing to produce the missing pages.


9 posted on 01/31/2007 4:30:11 PM PST by panaxanax
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To: Miss Didi

Just try to find one.


10 posted on 01/31/2007 4:31:26 PM PST by Howlin (Honk if you like Fred Thompson!!!)
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To: MamaLucci

That is so damn true. I would love to get rid of every one of them, just to get 1 person in there with a set of cajones


11 posted on 01/31/2007 4:31:57 PM PST by sappy
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To: Howlin
Just try to find one.

Contacting my two Georgia Senators right now.

12 posted on 01/31/2007 4:34:26 PM PST by groanup (War is not the answer, victory is.)
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To: Miss Didi

that seems to be the standard M.O. in DC.....look at the Sandy Burger deal and almost everything else.


13 posted on 01/31/2007 4:35:06 PM PST by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: Miss Didi

Is that right? One?


14 posted on 01/31/2007 4:35:17 PM PST by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: MamaLucci

Why can't WE, the PEOPLE, DEMAND that the missing pages be made public? Ooops, lost my mind for a minute......forget that I said anything.


15 posted on 01/31/2007 4:35:56 PM PST by panaxanax
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To: Howlin

Why not candidate Hunter?


16 posted on 01/31/2007 4:35:56 PM PST by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: All


Why not candidate(s) Hunter, Tancredo or Paul?


17 posted on 01/31/2007 4:36:57 PM PST by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: groanup

"Contacting my two Georgia Senators right now."

Me, too!

I live in New York and I'll be calling mine tomorrow.....there I go again....forget it.


18 posted on 01/31/2007 4:38:40 PM PST by panaxanax
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To: groanup
Good work! I would contact mine but they happen to be Chucky Schumer and Herself, the Pantsuit. It could be in the interest of the Breck Girl and Ears to get this out, though.
19 posted on 01/31/2007 4:38:49 PM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: neverdem
All we need is one person with a sign at each hillary event that simply says:

"We have the full Barrett Report"


20 posted on 01/31/2007 4:40:05 PM PST by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: sappy

The DC swamp is waaaaaay past due for a good draining and disinfecting, no doubt.


21 posted on 01/31/2007 4:40:08 PM PST by MamaLucci (God Bless Our Troops)
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To: PhiKapMom


Here's something for your two great senators.


22 posted on 01/31/2007 4:41:00 PM PST by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: PhiKapMom


Here's something for your two great senators.


23 posted on 01/31/2007 4:41:03 PM PST by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: onyx

I remember that from past threads on this topic. Wasn't Sen. Sessions actively working on it at one time? I remember there was a FReeper email campaign. We do have Tony Snow interested, and he has plenty of ears to whisper into.


24 posted on 01/31/2007 4:43:13 PM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Miss Didi

I recall something about Senator Sessions too....

Apparently, it's not as easy to obtain as Barrett makes it seem.


25 posted on 01/31/2007 4:46:47 PM PST by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: panaxanax

You know, Chucky has never been enamored with the junior senator ever since she parked herself in his state. He just may be interested. If not, we can always try Pete King.


26 posted on 01/31/2007 4:48:14 PM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Miss Didi

Schumer would try to put a stop to it. Alerting him is not a good idea.


27 posted on 01/31/2007 4:49:58 PM PST by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: Miss Didi

How about your Representative who has the same power to release it, I'm going to mine tomorrow. Viva Fresh Air and Truth!! I think the Breck Girl actually thinks its a compliment and the perfect mascot for the Democratic candidate, The Jackass with those huge ungainly EARS. Whats that olde saying? "I'm ALL Ears!", sorta fits real well.


28 posted on 01/31/2007 4:53:16 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (God Bless America and The Republicans)
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To: True Republican Patriot

Just sent a letter off to Cong. Pete King. Anyone have direct contact with the Great One or Tony Snow, besides FReep Mail?


29 posted on 01/31/2007 5:06:27 PM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Miss Didi

http://peteking.house.gov/

It's worth a try. Unfortunately, I think that anyone who rocks Hillary's boat may end up in the Hudson River.


30 posted on 01/31/2007 5:10:42 PM PST by panaxanax
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68
` The first is the cynical theory that we don't really live in a democracy but in a series of autocracies changed at fixed intervals. Thus the inevitable corollary: At the top, power-brokers stick together.

I think the "change" is mostly for public consumption - at the end of the day, the people at the top are all on the same team. Somebody simply has "The Talk" with the occasional Sessions or Coburn who tries to raise inconvenient issues...making it clear that if they go too far, they get Weldon-ized at the polls.

It further must be clear to the Republican brain trust that the party is on course to take an even worse drubbing in 2008 than it did in 2006, so they're surely counting future cards. And if they have to suffer a Democrat in the White House, who better than Mrs. Clinton, poster girl for moral ambiguity?

If they weren't actually on the same team, this would be the proper Machiavellian strategy. But since neither Hillary nor her Republican "opposition" intend to deviate too far from The Agenda anyway, the point is moot.

31 posted on 01/31/2007 5:18:05 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("When the government is invasive, the people are wanting." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: panaxanax
Well, let her try throwing me in the Hudson and East Rivers. It's crazy that we all live in fear of the Bubba mafia. She is an elected official seeking the highest office in the land; someone has to stand up to her one of these days. I don't mean to take it out on you, Panaxanax, but using her words, "I resent" that they keep getting away with murder.

If any NYers are interested: Pete.King@mail.house.gov
32 posted on 01/31/2007 5:26:07 PM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Miss Didi

Not a problem, Miss Didi. I agree, let's do what we can to get our hands on those missing pages! Stay well.


33 posted on 01/31/2007 5:30:08 PM PST by panaxanax
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To: Howlin

ADAM PUTNAM!!!!!


34 posted on 01/31/2007 5:41:53 PM PST by Suzy Quzy
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To: Miss Didi

How about Obama??? He could whack out EVERYONE of his opponents with this!


35 posted on 01/31/2007 5:43:20 PM PST by Suzy Quzy
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To: neverdem

We need a leaker.


36 posted on 01/31/2007 5:44:30 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: Miss Didi

Pete King will be afriad he'ss be Curt Weldoned! He will NEVER look into it!


37 posted on 01/31/2007 5:44:56 PM PST by Suzy Quzy
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To: Suzy Quzy

I suggested him earlier; he'd love to make Herself disappear off the campaign trail.


38 posted on 01/31/2007 6:02:43 PM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Miss Didi

Patrick McHenry!!


39 posted on 01/31/2007 6:11:04 PM PST by WayneH
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To: Current Occupant; Baynative

PING


40 posted on 01/31/2007 6:11:17 PM PST by Txsleuth (Duncan Hunter 2008)
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To: onyx; AliVeritas; dinasour; Fudd Fan; saveliberty; Bahbah; Mo1

Tony had Sen. Grassley, IIRC, on his radio show, and Sen. Grassley sounded like he was GOING to get the redacted pages...and then, shortly after that, Tony got the new job.

I may be wrong, onyx, but I remember listening to Tony that day...and I am pretty sure it was Grassley..but I have pinged some people that may have also heard that show.


41 posted on 01/31/2007 6:13:49 PM PST by Txsleuth (Duncan Hunter 2008)
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To: Txsleuth


Grassley --- well what happened? Grassley.....


42 posted on 01/31/2007 6:14:36 PM PST by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: Txsleuth

Yes, it was Grassley.


43 posted on 01/31/2007 6:15:12 PM PST by Suzy Quzy
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To: Suzy Quzy; onyx

Thanks, SQ...

onyx, what has happened to ALL of our GOPers?


44 posted on 01/31/2007 6:16:48 PM PST by Txsleuth (Duncan Hunter 2008)
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To: Txsleuth

Who do you mean?


45 posted on 01/31/2007 6:18:04 PM PST by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: Txsleuth

That would have been Mike Pence. He said he would work to get it released but he left himself lots of wiggle room. He was pretty weak on it.


46 posted on 01/31/2007 6:22:25 PM PST by Current Occupant (DBM, Libs, 5th column,PC will destroy this country. Preach it TALKIES while you still can!!!!!!)
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To: Suzy Quzy


Grassley may also have said it but none really meant that they WOULD have it released.


47 posted on 01/31/2007 6:24:39 PM PST by Current Occupant (DBM, Libs, 5th column,PC will destroy this country. Preach it TALKIES while you still can!!!!!!)
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To: onyx

Im sorry..that question was really worded oddly.

I meant where has the courage and integrity gone in the GOP?


48 posted on 01/31/2007 6:32:06 PM PST by Txsleuth (Duncan Hunter 2008)
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To: Current Occupant

Oh...yes, I forgot about Mike Pence.

Hmmmmmm..do I think any of them really care what "we the people" want? NO.


49 posted on 01/31/2007 6:32:57 PM PST by Txsleuth (Duncan Hunter 2008)
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To: Txsleuth

One didn't win reelection --- Rick Santorum.


50 posted on 01/31/2007 6:33:44 PM PST by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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