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Missing Levy draws major media notice. (Mayor resigns according to Fox News)
The Press of Atlantic City ^ | Published: Sunday, October 7, 2007 | By DEREK HARPER Staff Writer,

Posted on 10/07/2007 4:42:29 AM PDT by mware

ATLANTIC CITY - The possible whereabouts of Atlantic City Mayor Bob Levy continue to make national news, including top billing Saturday on AOL's list of news stories, fueling additional media focus on his mysterious absence. Major news organizations such as Fox News and NPR also are planning coverage into next week.

Levy vanished from public life Sept. 26, the day he signed seven ordinances and city officials said he transferred power to city Business Administrator Domenic Cappella. Officials, his family and his lawyer have refused to say where he is, claiming privacy regulations that experts say do not apply.

Levy's disappearance came amid resignation rumors tied to an ongoing federal investigation into military decorations and whether the military allowed Levy to claim benefits to which he was otherwise unentitled.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: atlanticciy; cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; levy; missinginaction; phonysoldiers; resigns
Fox & FRiends just had a news alert claiming that Levy sent a letter of resignation. Domenic Cappella is now the acting mayor.
1 posted on 10/07/2007 4:42:39 AM PDT by mware
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To: mware
Fox & FRiends hosts speculated that it had to do with the investigation into his false claims to get additional benefits.

I wonder if they just finished the investigation and were ready to make it pubic. This story broke amost a year ago.

2 posted on 10/07/2007 4:45:41 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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To: mware
The dem machine in Jersey has gotten started.

Conservative online groups have used the Levy situation as another example of corrupt Democrats. At newsbusters.org, a site dedicating to "exposing and combating liberal media bias," conservative commentator Warner Todd Huston cited Levy, last year's corruption arrests and other shenanigans that have made up the past 12 months of resort politics.

Huston concluded, "What's the deal? Is 'corruption' only a Republican thing as far as the entire media establishment is concerned?"

In reality, Levy is a lifelong Republican who switched to the Democratic Party on Dec. 20, 2004. This came three months before he joined the mayor's race in a town where Democrats hold about a 6-1 registration advantage.

3 posted on 10/07/2007 4:48:42 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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To: mware
I wonder if they just finished the investigation and were ready to make it pubic.

Misspellings you wish you could take back. :) (I've done worse, btw)

I heard this story on the ABC radio news overnight. Aides say he's in a hospital, but they don't say why or where.

4 posted on 10/07/2007 4:52:07 AM PDT by jellybean (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=dailyfread Proud Ann-droid and a Steyn-aholic)
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To: jellybean

LOL, oh man I knew I should have put on my classes.


5 posted on 10/07/2007 4:54:07 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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To: mware

make that glasses, (as I slink off to get them,)


6 posted on 10/07/2007 4:54:53 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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To: mware
LOL, oh man I knew I should have put on my classes.

Ummm...I think you'd better get them pronto!

7 posted on 10/07/2007 4:56:35 AM PDT by jellybean (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=dailyfread Proud Ann-droid and a Steyn-aholic)
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To: jellybean
Glasses on, coffee cup in hand.

Ready to post.

Fox & FRiends is saying that Levy in the letter claimed he would be in hospital for a week and then at home unable to work for several weeks after that.

What a PR nightmare, by doing what he did, he attracted national attention to himself.

Hey maybe the feds will now start investigsting some of the crime going on in AC.

8 posted on 10/07/2007 4:59:54 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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To: mware

Thank you. I needed a very good laugh this morning.


9 posted on 10/07/2007 5:07:55 AM PDT by EBH
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To: mware
LOL, oh man I knew I should have put on my classes.

Been there! ;^D

10 posted on 10/07/2007 5:16:05 AM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: mware
In reality, Levy is a lifelong Republican who switched to the Democratic Party on Dec. 20, 2004. This came three months before he joined the mayor's race in a town where Democrats hold about a 6-1 registration advantage.

In REALITY Levy is a typical Political HACK WHORE
11 posted on 10/07/2007 5:21:24 AM PDT by uncbob (m first)
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To: uncbob
In reality, Levy is a lifelong Republican who switched to the Democratic Party on Dec. 20, 2004.

In reality. Levy WAS a lifelong Republican then turned to the dark side and JOINED the Democratic Party on Dec. 20, 2004.

12 posted on 10/07/2007 5:26:54 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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To: mware

Tears in my eyes from laughing. YOU made my day! :-)


13 posted on 10/07/2007 5:41:12 AM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: uncbob

Levy is a NEW JERSEY politician. No other adjectives are necessary. Its like being a New Orleans or Baltimore politician. Everybody instantly understands the ramifications and subtleties involved.


14 posted on 10/07/2007 5:47:38 AM PDT by arthurus (Better to fight them over THERE than over HERE)
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To: arthurus
Levy is a NEW JERSEY politician. No other adjectives are necessary.

You think NON NJ politicians are much better ?


15 posted on 10/07/2007 5:55:44 AM PDT by uncbob (m first)
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To: peggybac

I swear to God I thought the “L” was in that word.


16 posted on 10/07/2007 5:56:14 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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To: mware

Not to worry! :)
You put a smile on a few faces this morning!


17 posted on 10/07/2007 6:01:15 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: mware

Too bad...I was waiting for a Budd Dwyer moment.


18 posted on 10/07/2007 6:05:49 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner
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To: uncbob

They are mostly bad but not so blatantly corrupt.


19 posted on 10/07/2007 6:21:08 AM PDT by arthurus (Better to fight them over THERE than over HERE)
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To: mware

The headline made me hope this was about Chandra Levy and Gary Condit.


20 posted on 10/07/2007 6:27:55 AM PDT by George W. Bush (Apres moi, le deluge.)
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To: George W. Bush

I thought the same thing when I said the name, “Levy”.


21 posted on 10/07/2007 6:32:49 AM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: mware

“ongoing federal investigation into military decorations and whether the military allowed Levy to claim benefits to which he was otherwise unentitled.”

“whether the military allowed” ??????????

so according to this “journalist” the feds are investigating the “military” too?


22 posted on 10/07/2007 6:45:53 AM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: MaryFromMichigan; mware

Shoot I thought a levee was missing in NOLA and Nagin
had resigned. :>)


23 posted on 10/07/2007 6:49:17 AM PDT by WKB (FDT= Alabama's song from1982 He's "Close Enough To Perfect For Me")
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To: WKB; MaryFromMichigan; mware
Shoot I thought a levee was missing in NOLA and Nagin had resigned. :>)

Perhaps the feds are about to levitate a levee and let it drop on Levy as a levy.
Pardon my attempt to levy more levity onto Levy. :^)

24 posted on 10/07/2007 9:06:46 AM PDT by Phx_RC
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Too bad...I was waiting for a Budd Dwyer moment.

I was expecting a Sopranos moment, maybe with an Atlantic City twist like his body riding on an unattended ferris wheel all night.

25 posted on 10/07/2007 9:12:41 AM PDT by Tall_Texan (No Third Term For Bill Clinton!)
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To: mware

He followed in the footsteps of Chandra Levy! LOL.


26 posted on 10/07/2007 10:52:05 AM PDT by 2harddrive (...House a TOTAL Loss.....)
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To: mware

Are they trying to say he was a phony Democrat?


27 posted on 10/07/2007 1:16:57 PM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: arthurus
Levy is a NEW JERSEY politician. No other adjectives are necessary. Its like being a New Orleans or Baltimore politician. Everybody instantly understands the ramifications and subtleties involved.

Is that like being a reform Democrat from Chicago? That''s what gotten Barack Obama where he is today. And he's chasing a recovering Chicagoan who moved to New York. I wonder if she is in mourning because the Cubs were eliminated yesterday.

28 posted on 10/07/2007 1:21:48 PM PDT by Bernard (The only fair tax is the tax that taxes you and not me.)
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To: Bernard

yeah. like that.


29 posted on 10/07/2007 3:03:06 PM PDT by arthurus (Better to fight them over THERE than over HERE)
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To: jellybean

Aides say he’s in a hospital, but they don’t say why or where.

Probably in the same ‘hospital’ as Hsu and Winkle.

The Democratic Underground Railroad.


30 posted on 10/07/2007 11:13:52 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (((Wi arr mi kidz faling skool ?)))
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To: Phx_RC

Enough levity already!


31 posted on 02/08/2009 11:31:21 PM PST by ducdriver (99% of liberals give the other 1% a bad name.)
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