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(Democrat) Ohio AG (Marc Dann) resigns amid pressure of impeachment, criminal probe
AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/14/08 | Julie Carr Smyth - ap

Posted on 05/14/2008 2:17:15 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's attorney general has resigned amid the scandal of a sexual harassment investigation in his office and his extramarital affair.

Marc Dann has been under pressure of possible impeachment and announced he was stepping down on Wednesday.

The 46-year-old Democrat at first refused to resign, despite demands by Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland and others within his party.

Dann admitted May 2 to an extramarital affair with an employee that he said contributed to an atmosphere leading to sexual harassment claims against a top aide.

Three aides were forced out in the harassment investigation, which showed managers encouraged a casual work environment with frequent profanity and inappropriate interactions with subordinates.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: corruptdems; criminal; criminalprobe; cultureofcorruption; dann; democratscandals; democretins; impeachment; liberats; marcdann; nowmia; oh2008; rats; resigns; sexscandal; sexualharassment

1 posted on 05/14/2008 2:17:16 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Is he or isn’t he?
I may live in OHio but I’m from Missouri.
Show me!


2 posted on 05/14/2008 2:22:06 PM PDT by griswold3 (Al queda is guilty of hirabah (war against society) Penalty is death.)
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To: griswold3

Bad news for McCain.


3 posted on 05/14/2008 2:23:16 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

How?
This is Ted Strickland’s buddy! DEMOCRAT
BHO ain’t gonna carry Ohio. Move On....

Damn, damn, damn I gotta vote for McCain.


4 posted on 05/14/2008 2:27:58 PM PDT by griswold3 (Al queda is guilty of hirabah (war against society) Penalty is death.)
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To: griswold3

He has the resume to be the Dem President....Clinton/Dann, Mrs Clinton, wife of the impeached ex president and has experience dealing with such a person, and could blame it on the vast right wing conspiracy.


5 posted on 05/14/2008 2:35:54 PM PDT by JoanneSD (illegals represented without taxation.. Americans taxed without representation)
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To: griswold3

Because the GOP has been damaged in Ohio by scandals. If Dann stuck around, it would give McCain a chance to win Ohio.


6 posted on 05/14/2008 3:37:15 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: MurryMom

Yippee! Quick, someone tell Nancy Pelosi that the “Party of Corruption” has lost another exemplary public official. When the Demagogues aren’t stealing money or surrendering to our enemies it’s because they’re too busy harassing, screwing, and/or molesting our daughters (or sons!). Maybe Dann can hold a retreat at some remote island resort with Spitzfong, Bernie Ward, Bill Clinton, Ted Kennedy, Barney Frank, and other exemplary Democrats..... time for the nation’s best to schmooze and consult about what to do next.


7 posted on 05/14/2008 3:39:08 PM PDT by Enchante (Obama: My 1930s Foreign Policy Goes Well With My 1960s Social Policy!)
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To: JoanneSD
"He has the resume to be the Dem President"

Can't he still be Obama's VP nominee??

Why should the Democrats give up this magnificent public official without a fight?
8 posted on 05/14/2008 3:40:51 PM PDT by Enchante (Obama: My 1930s Foreign Policy Goes Well With My 1960s Social Policy!)
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To: NormsRevenge
The 46-year-old Democrat

Wow, two firsts

1. A named democrat in the THIRD sentence instead of the last paragraph

2. A democrat actually resigns

I must be in alternative universe

9 posted on 05/14/2008 3:57:27 PM PDT by Popman ("When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.")
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To: Popman

Both Dann and Spitzer resigned; the Democrats may hold on to their seats. Republicans such as Taft and others stick it and hurt the entire Republican Party. As a life-long Republican (conservative, FREEPER types) sometimes I think I belong to the Stupid Party. I am sure both Dann and Spitzer
had enormous pressure put on them by party officals to resign.
I wish our Republican leadership at the state and national level would do the same.


10 posted on 05/14/2008 4:05:04 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: Maine Mariner

Very many Republicans have resigned.


11 posted on 05/14/2008 4:36:07 PM PDT by txrangerette (Just say "no" to the Obama Cult and the Clinton Machine!!)
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To: Popman
A democrat actually resigns

I thought these things were "a private matter" and were "just sex". Now it is something to quit over or get impeached by Rats? Lets see, Spitzer and now Dann.

The Rats are soooo inconsistent.

That said, I am glad to see him go.

12 posted on 05/14/2008 4:46:58 PM PDT by SteamShovel (Global Warming, the New Patriotism)
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To: txrangerette

Trent Lott resigned his leadership post.

Bob Ney, Ohio congressman in the Abramoff scandal.

Duke Cunningham.

Mark Foley.

Bob Livingston.

Newt Gingrich and Tom Delay both left Congress by not running for re-election. Newt resigned as Speaker.

By contrast, Clinton didn’t resign.

Dan Rostenkowski didn’t resign.

Barney Frank didn’t resign.

Gerry Studds didn’t resign.

Gary Condit didn’t resign. (he lost a primary)

James Traficant didn’t resign (he was kicked out).

Cynthia McKinney didn’t resign. (she hit a DC cop) (lost in primary)

William Jefferson ($90,000 bribe in his freezer) didn’t resign.

I’m sure there are more...


14 posted on 05/14/2008 5:01:12 PM PDT by txrangerette (Just say "no" to the Obama Cult and the Clinton Machine!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’ve been sort of following this story, being from OH originally, but there’s so many accusations about what’s been going on. Anyone got a good link that lays everything out?


15 posted on 05/14/2008 5:45:22 PM PDT by Ilya Mourometz
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To: Ilya Mourometz

The May 2 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/2010378/posts and May 5 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2011792/posts threads are probably as good a place as any to start..

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/marcdann/index


16 posted on 05/14/2008 6:00:42 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotlineĀ—1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: Ilya Mourometz
Here's a good summary with lots of links from Boring Made Dull.

Other good roundups are on Naugblog.com and (lefty site) Buckeyestateblog.com

17 posted on 05/14/2008 6:16:15 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (El Conservo Tribe, tribal name "Avoids Fort Marcy Park" Watching the Rat Fight. typical white person)
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To: NormsRevenge


YUK!
18 posted on 05/14/2008 8:36:36 PM PDT by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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To: nickcarraway

McCain has not one chance in a million of winning Ohio.

The plebes are losing their houses.

GM/Ford/Chrysler are closing up and shipping jobs to China.

Auto suppliers are shutting down left and right.

Toledo Jeep just announced their plans to start importing fully finished seats from China or India.

The State schools are socialist cesspools. An African-American human resources exec. at the University of Toledo was summarily fired for writing a respectful letter to an editor of a local paper about gay rights. Nothing incendiary. Just contrasted the choice of sexual orientation with the birth of skin color.

She was TERMINATED. No recourse.

McCain win Ohio?

It’s lost.

And you cannot game plan a GOP White House win that makes too much sense w/o Ohio going for him.

Get ready for this:

“Do you Barrack Hussein Obama, solemnly swear, to uphold . . . “


19 posted on 05/14/2008 8:51:03 PM PDT by Jonathan
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To: Jonathan
Might as well just hand over POTUS to Obama then...

Nothing to gain by trying I guess. It's futile. We lost.

May as well not compete in 2012 either. I mean, why bother?

20 posted on 05/14/2008 9:04:43 PM PDT by libs_kma (The land of the free, because of the brave)
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To: NormsRevenge
With a Democrap governor like this, what should Ohioans expect from this administration?

1. Why did Ted Strickland vote NO on the Constitutional Amendment to ban Gay Marriage? Sep 2004

2. Why did Ted Strickland vote NO on banning gay adoptions? July 1999

3. Why did Ted Strickland refuse to vote against groups that APPROVED of sex with children? HR 107

4. Why did Ted Strickland allow a senior staffer to continue working for him even after the guy was caught exposing himself to children on many occasions?

5. Why did Ted Strickland go on a private trip to Italy with just himself and this same pedophiliac?

6. Why is Ted Strickland AGAINST making it a crime to injure a pregnant woman's baby? Fetal Protection. HR 1997 (Roll Call 31 )

7. Why is Ted Strickland IN FAVOR OF abortions in military hospitals? Abortion at Military Facilities. HR 4200 (Roll Call 197)

21 posted on 05/15/2008 3:45:49 AM PDT by fweingart (It doesn't matter who you vote for, the government always gets in!)
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To: Jonathan

McCain will win Ohio.

There is no chance that Obama will win Ohio.

McCain is in the tradition of liberal Republicans who always carry this state.


22 posted on 05/15/2008 6:09:40 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain -- Those denying the War was Necessary Do NOT Support the Troops!)
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To: Spunky

POS!


23 posted on 05/15/2008 8:17:20 AM PDT by cleveland gop
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To: NormsRevenge

This is a first....AP actually reported the party affiliation of the scoundrel.


24 posted on 05/15/2008 9:02:18 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Who would McQueeg rather have mad at him: You or the liberals?)
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To: Cyber Liberty

busted clock syndrome..?

or just the dems&media being tough.. for the photo op.


25 posted on 05/15/2008 9:20:03 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotlineĀ—1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

sooprise sooprise sooprise


26 posted on 05/15/2008 9:40:21 AM PDT by ichabod1 (If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it, and if it stops moving, subsidize it.)
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To: NormsRevenge

About time.

Now I’m just waiting for our in the closet Governor to pull a McGreevy.


27 posted on 05/15/2008 10:53:21 AM PDT by Badeye (I won't vote for McCain under any circumstances)
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To: NormsRevenge

Good riddance. I have to say one thing about Strickland-he kept his promise and refuses to put up with it in his party. He’s already proven to me ,even though a cRAT, he’s more honest AND actually more conservative than that RHINO scumbag Taft was (the worst, crookedest, most liberal, and most arrogant governor OheilO has ever had).


28 posted on 05/15/2008 5:31:55 PM PDT by The Ghost of Rudy McRomney (Using Hillary to nip Obama's heels is like beating a dead horse with an armed nuclear bomb.)
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To: Enchante

The democrats wear blinders when it concerns one of their own, dontcha know?


29 posted on 05/23/2008 1:46:59 PM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: txrangerette

Good reply. You know your stuff.


30 posted on 05/23/2008 1:48:31 PM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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