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Clinton Advisor Arrested in New Hampshire on DWI Charge
Fox News ^ | 1/12/2008

Posted on 01/12/2008 9:20:47 AM PST by B Knotts

A senior adviser to Hillary Clinton was arrested in Nashua, N.H., on charges of aggravated driving while intoxicated the day before the Jan. 8 primary, according to an article Saturday in the Nashua Telegraph.

The Telegraph reported that Sidney Blumenthal was given a field sobriety test by a Nashua officer who pulled him over for going 40 miles over the 30-mph speed limit at about 12:30 a.m. Jan. 7. The officer reportedly smelled alcohol and arrested Blumenthal following the sobriety test. He refused to take a breath test.

(Excerpt) Read more at youdecide08.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blumenthal; clintonistas; dui; dwi; nh2008; sidblumenthal; sidvicious
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1 posted on 01/12/2008 9:20:49 AM PST by B Knotts
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To: B Knotts
Another article:

Clinton adviser arrested in Nashua (Nashua Telegraph)

2 posted on 01/12/2008 9:21:59 AM PST by B Knotts (Anybody but Giuliani!)
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To: B Knotts

Wow, now that name is a blast from the past!


3 posted on 01/12/2008 9:22:29 AM PST by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid.)
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To: B Knotts

Do they still have the death penalty back there? Semi-LOL


4 posted on 01/12/2008 9:22:55 AM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: B Knotts; Doctor Raoul; kristinn; BufordP

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Enjoying this immensely.


5 posted on 01/12/2008 9:23:00 AM PST by sauropod (Welcome to O'Malleyland. What's in your wallet?)
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To: B Knotts

If I only had the “challenge” of getting a “front runner” elected president, I would definitely get drunk regularly.

See my tagline for the definition of “front runner”


6 posted on 01/12/2008 9:23:40 AM PST by ROTB (Front Runner=rich guy who doesn't hate evil and strives to offend no one, & WILL SELL YOU OUT.)
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To: Admin Moderator

If you think it would be helpful, maybe you could add [Sid Blumenthal] as a parenthetical to the title of this article? I should have, but didn’t think of it until now.


7 posted on 01/12/2008 9:24:08 AM PST by B Knotts (Anybody but Giuliani!)
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To: DoughtyOne; Angelwood; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; Lil'freeper; big'ol_freeper

< giggle>

One can always hope!


8 posted on 01/12/2008 9:24:15 AM PST by sauropod (Welcome to O'Malleyland. What's in your wallet?)
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To: B Knotts

Strange. Fox reported it as breaking news, as though it had just come out, but Newsweek and Nashua Telegraph both had stories about it previously, per below.

Newsweek http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1952358/posts

Nashua Telegraph http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1952502/posts


9 posted on 01/12/2008 9:24:26 AM PST by BillF (Fight terrorists in Iraq & elsewhere, instead of waiting for them to come to America!)
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To: BillF

Hmmm...I searched for Blumenthal, but came up empty. Strange.


10 posted on 01/12/2008 9:27:41 AM PST by B Knotts (Anybody but Giuliani!)
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To: sauropod

If only Her Thighness had been in the car...


11 posted on 01/12/2008 9:30:39 AM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: lainie

The Drudge gang may find this of interest.


12 posted on 01/12/2008 9:32:06 AM PST by B Knotts (Anybody but Giuliani!)
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To: Alamo-Girl

FYI PING


13 posted on 01/12/2008 9:33:37 AM PST by B Knotts (Anybody but Giuliani!)
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To: B Knotts
He refused to take a breath test.

Admission of guilt under most state laws.

When I took one years ago, I passed with flying colors. The JQ Laws then tried to stick me with some other charges that were thrown out.

It looks as though Mr. Blumenthal was not quite as sober as I was.

14 posted on 01/12/2008 9:36:29 AM PST by Clemenza (Ronald Reagan was a "Free Traitor", Like Me ;-))
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To: DoughtyOne
If only Her Thighness had been in the car...

You'd never hear about it. Period! He got arrested last Sunday night and there are but a few outlets reporting it 5 and 6 days later. The Clinton's own the press. This story should have been ALL OVER THE NEWS Monday, but was buried because of the Tues. primary in NH. The MSM is in the Clinton's pockets without a doubt. What a shame this is.

15 posted on 01/12/2008 9:36:55 AM PST by In God I trust
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To: B Knotts
Sidney Blumenthal? Hillary's b**ch? Her boot-licker in charge??? AGGRAVATED DWI??? BWAAAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!

I've been looking for any quotes by ol' Sidney about drunken driving, with no luck. Has anyone else found any????

16 posted on 01/12/2008 9:37:06 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Clemenza

Plus...70 in a 30!


17 posted on 01/12/2008 9:37:57 AM PST by B Knotts (Anybody but Giuliani!)
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To: B Knotts
Here's the prissy little twit...


18 posted on 01/12/2008 9:39:01 AM PST by Snardius
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To: In God I trust
Very true. Imagine if one of Romney's or Huckabee's advisors had been arrested for aggravated DWI. The MSM would be calling for their boss to drop out of the race the next day, and it would be wall-to-wall, Larry Craig-type coverage.
19 posted on 01/12/2008 9:40:00 AM PST by B Knotts (Anybody but Giuliani!)
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To: theDentist
I did find that he had accused some of the Arkansas troopers of driving drunk. That's in the Newsweek blog post.
20 posted on 01/12/2008 9:42:35 AM PST by B Knotts (Anybody but Giuliani!)
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To: B Knotts

Schadenfreude at it’s best. I always enjoy seeing those holier-than-thou Clintonistas hoisted on their own petard. Yeah, Hillary! owns the MSM, exhibited by the story about how they are harder on her than any other candidate. The phoniness of all those involved with the Clintons must be trumpeted by those outside the MSM. Doing the work the MSM refuses to do.


21 posted on 01/12/2008 9:49:54 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: In God I trust

You’re right. It is too bad...


22 posted on 01/12/2008 9:50:36 AM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: DoughtyOne
Can you imagine the press coverage if he was a Republican staffer???

This is too good to be true. Couldn't happen to a nicer a$$hat...

23 posted on 01/12/2008 9:53:25 AM PST by Taylor42
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To: B Knotts
I’m at my friends house talking to him about the media cover-up showing him this (via laptop) and how this would be front page headlines for days since Monday if he were Repub. and he thinks I’m a Bunker boy Republican cool-aid drinker. His head is so far up his rear end he can’t even see the bias when it’s presented to him on a platter.

Before I get hammered by you all to get new friends please refrain from that mantra. He is a great person and good friend, just ignorant when it comes to politics and media bias. Stubborn, son-of-gun I tell ya.

24 posted on 01/12/2008 9:53:58 AM PST by In God I trust
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To: B Knotts
This guy might be the weasliest weasel in that whole weasely den of weasels.

Vile nasty jerk.

25 posted on 01/12/2008 9:56:46 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: In God I trust

Some people are just unable to see the facts, no matter what you do. But sometimes, they absorb them gradually over the years, and one day they wake up and say “you were right all along!”


26 posted on 01/12/2008 9:58:11 AM PST by B Knotts (Anybody but Giuliani!)
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To: dead

He’s probably irritated that he got caught up in the laws that are supposed to be for the little people.


27 posted on 01/12/2008 9:59:09 AM PST by B Knotts (Anybody but Giuliani!)
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To: B Knotts

Refused test = toast : )


28 posted on 01/12/2008 9:59:31 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: B Knotts
I was one of those people before the 2000 election. My mother had been telling me the same stuff I’m telling my friend now and I wouldn't listen. Then came the re-re-re-re- count BS and my eyes were finally opend. And I mean opened WIDE. I can't even watch TV or movies without seeing it thrown in my face every single time they try to slip it in.
29 posted on 01/12/2008 10:02:31 AM PST by In God I trust
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To: B Knotts
Isn't that a misdemeanor?

That's so atypical of a Clinton. They usually surround themselves with Felons.


30 posted on 01/12/2008 10:05:38 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: B Knotts
It is important to notice that Clinton Crony Blumenthal was arrested LAST SUNDAY for driving at 70 mph on a Concord "STREET" while intoxicated TWO DAYS BEFORE THE PRIMARY and now the UNBIASED MEDIA begins to release it almost a WEEK LATER.

('Course this had nutin' to do with saving the Commodity Scam Queen's hide.)

ML/NJ

31 posted on 01/12/2008 10:06:43 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: B Knotts

Wonder if there is a booking photo?


32 posted on 01/12/2008 10:09:54 AM PST by LucyJo
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To: ml/nj

They know Hillary will probably lose Nevada and South Carolina anyhow, so they chose this time to do the classic Friday document dump. And their enablers in the MSM helped them, of course.


33 posted on 01/12/2008 10:10:19 AM PST by B Knotts (Anybody but Giuliani!)
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To: Bon mots

In many states today DWI is a felony.


34 posted on 01/12/2008 10:14:47 AM PST by RightWingConspirator (Redefeat Communism by defeating Hitlary in 2008)
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To: B Knotts

Amongst DUers, this is just a character PLUS. Look for more of the same and much worse amongst the people Hillary draws to herself. People have had seven years to forget “Clinton Fatigue”. (Remember all the mysteriously dead people in high places in the Clinton orbit? . . all the disgusting sex scandals involving Bill? . . all the Commie money in exchange for advanced defense technology . . all the daily psychobabble coming out of that Clinton Cesspool that the Presidency was turned into? . . ) Get ready for more of it in spades if those two manage to wangle themselves into that position again. I, frankly, don’t hold out a whole lot of hope for the average voter to be able to see through them. Either Clinton could do a whole “speech” consisting exclusively of underarm toots and their sycophants would literally swoon! We have neighbors now who dislike us intensely for not voting mindless Democrat and for considering the Clintons scummy for their scummy behavior. The irony is that they would be absolutely disgraced and scandalized if their own grown kids acted in a similar way; yet they’ll gladly inflict this Clinton mess on the rest of us.


35 posted on 01/12/2008 10:24:31 AM PST by Twinkie (Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God . . .)
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To: B Knotts

Double strange. (I was not faulting you for posting it.)

I just thought it was weird the way Fox announced a few hours ago (just before you first posted this, right?), “This just in . . . More details as we get them.”


36 posted on 01/12/2008 10:38:17 AM PST by BillF (Fight terrorists in Iraq & elsewhere, instead of waiting for them to come to America!)
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To: sauropod

I must say, I feel somewhat guilty because I am enjoying this too. This guy is one of the sleaziest, most liberal worms walking around.


37 posted on 01/12/2008 10:38:18 AM PST by rep-always
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To: B Knotts

Oh Yes!!!! We are AMUSED!!!!!


38 posted on 01/12/2008 11:22:07 AM PST by Cheapskate (Still backing Hunter"I refuse to be fitted with collar and chain, and given a pat on the back")
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To: Clemenza

[Admission of guilt under most state laws. ]

Not true. The Constitution still applies to DUI but, most (all?) states have the implied consent law which is that you agree to submit to a breath or blood test under probable cause of DUI. Failure to do so cannot be used as proof of guilt but will likely result in loss of drivers license for a year on first offense or longer for repeaters.


39 posted on 01/12/2008 11:23:54 AM PST by dbacks (Taglines for sale or rent.)
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To: RightWingConspirator

[In many states today DWI is a felony.]

Can you provide proof? I would like to know which ones. I believe most are misdemeanors or, in some, petty offenses.


40 posted on 01/12/2008 11:28:35 AM PST by dbacks (Taglines for sale or rent.)
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{Refusal to submit to alcohol test is an} [Admission of guilt under most state laws. ]

Not true.

Not quite an admission of guilt, but almost as good for the prosecutor. It is strong evidence that the person is guilty per the following from Law Digest - Law Summaries here:

A blood alcohol test can be refused, but the consequences can be severe. In most states, refusal to take a blood alcohol test is prima facie evidence of drunk driving. In some states refusal to take the test can result in the automatic revocation of a license for a year.


41 posted on 01/12/2008 11:39:09 AM PST by BillF (Fight terrorists in Iraq & elsewhere, instead of waiting for them to come to America!)
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To: BillF; dbacks
Several court decisions here in NJ have basically made refusal to submit to an alcohol test equivalent to an admission of guilt. It varies from state to state, but if you follow BillF's link, you will see that it is an admission of guilt elsewhere in everything but name.

This is NOT true, btw, with the "pre-tests" ie walking a straight line, touching nose, etc. In most states, you CAN refuse due to the lack of effectiveness of such tests in determining intoxication.

42 posted on 01/12/2008 11:45:44 AM PST by Clemenza (Ronald Reagan was a "Free Traitor", Like Me ;-))
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To: dbacks
[In many states today DWI is a felony.]

Can you provide proof? I would like to know which ones. I believe most are misdemeanors or, in some, petty offenses.

Right, it is usually a misdemeanor absent aggravating factors such as previous conviction, causing accident with injury, endangering a minor, drag racing, etc., per Law Summary here.

(The summary glosses over any distinction between DUI and DWI, but some states have DWI as a more serious charge such as DUI being blood alcohol level BAL of .08 and DWI being, for example, a BAL of .15 or higher. Other states just use one term or the other (DUI and DWI) and don't make such a distinction.)

In New Hampshire, the charge of 30 miles or more over the limit when DWI makes it aggravated DWI, but it is not a felony unless there is an accident with serious bodily injury. Consider New Hampshire Laws Section 265-A:3 with penalties part at Section 265-A:18 by shown here.

43 posted on 01/12/2008 12:01:45 PM PST by BillF (Fight terrorists in Iraq & elsewhere, instead of waiting for them to come to America!)
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To: RightWingConspirator
In many states today DWI is a felony.

Whew!
That's a relief. I thought they were slipping.

:-/

44 posted on 01/12/2008 12:30:13 PM PST by Bon mots
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To: B Knotts

I hope Matt Drudge is the prosecutor.


45 posted on 01/12/2008 1:02:10 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I resolve to remember to write "08" on my checks.)
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To: RightWingConspirator

I intended to ping you to 43.


46 posted on 01/12/2008 1:03:45 PM PST by BillF (Fight terrorists in Iraq & elsewhere, instead of waiting for them to come to America!)
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To: 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; ...

PING!


47 posted on 01/12/2008 1:04:08 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I resolve to remember to write "08" on my checks.)
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To: B Knotts

From Wikipedia

>>During the investigations by White House independent counsel Kenneth Starr, Blumenthal was called to the Grand Jury to testify on matters related to what Clinton had told both Blumenthal and his senior staff in regard to Monica Lewinsky. It was on this occasion that Blumenthal was accused by the independent counsel of seeking to discredit the office of the counsel by passing stories to the media about Starr and his aides. The resultant statement by Blumenthal on the steps of the Grand Jury about the freedom of the press after his testimony resulted in a public fall of support for Starr and his investigations of the President.[5]<<


48 posted on 01/12/2008 1:06:23 PM PST by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: Bon mots

Not a felony charge b/c no serious injury per discussion and NH law linked at #43.


49 posted on 01/12/2008 1:07:06 PM PST by BillF (Fight terrorists in Iraq & elsewhere, instead of waiting for them to come to America!)
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To: B Knotts

Going 70 MPH in a 30 MPH speed limit zone??!!
Wow. They really think the laws don’t apply to them.


50 posted on 01/12/2008 1:07:45 PM PST by Tigercap (I endorse Fred)
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