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GOP senator's wife donates to Obama (Chuck Hagel's wife, Lilibut)
AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/29/08 | AP

Posted on 05/29/2008 10:45:08 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON - Sens. John McCain and Chuck Hagel have long been friends. Fellow Republicans and Vietnam War veterans, their Senate offices are just across the hall from each other.

But at least during the presidential primary, Hagel's wife, Lilibet, is helping McCain's likely Democratic rival, Barack Obama.

According to Federal Election Commission records, Mrs. Hagel donated twice to Obama's campaign in February for a total contribution of $500. The contributions were first reported by the Washington Post

The contribution came a month before Sen. Hagel, a sharp GOP critic of the war in Iraq, appeared on ABC's "This Week" and declared that he and McCain have "pretty fundamental disagreements on the future of foreign policy."

But Mrs. Hagel is acting on her own, said Mike Buttry, Sen. Hagel's chief of staff. In fact, Mrs. Hagel has contributed to a Democrat before. Last August, she donated $250 to Niki Tsongas, a Democrat and widow of Sen. Paul Tsongas of Massachusetts who was running to fill a vacant House seat from the state.

"Mrs. Hagel is a private citizen who is entitled to decide who she supports and how she supports them," Buttry said in a statement. "She has admired Mrs. Tsongas for many years, going back to the time when she was married to Senator Tsongas."

He added: "Senator Hagel has not endorsed or supported any candidate in the presidential race."


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: chuckhagel; donates; lilibut; obama

1 posted on 05/29/2008 10:45:09 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

The DC buddy system is still working,for club members only.


2 posted on 05/29/2008 10:49:33 AM PDT by Vaduz (and just think how clean the cities would become again.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Chuckie Hagel is one of the few republicans more loathesome than our nominee. Well, it’s a toss-up anyway.


3 posted on 05/29/2008 10:50:16 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: NormsRevenge

Isn’t he leaving office soon?


4 posted on 05/29/2008 10:51:22 AM PDT by cblue55 (Liberalism is a mental illness)
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To: NormsRevenge
Lilibet???

Sounds like a name the wife of a RINO would have.
5 posted on 05/29/2008 10:51:31 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Rush on McCain: "We're so screwed.")
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To: NormsRevenge

Hagel’s a Republican? I can’t believe it.


6 posted on 05/29/2008 10:55:02 AM PDT by caisson71 (Times change, values don't.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“Lilibet???

Sounds like a name the wife of a RINO would have.”

Sister named Muffin?

Old money names = liberal bent.


7 posted on 05/29/2008 10:55:16 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: EyeGuy

I had a neighbor named “Muffin” a few years ago.

I also went to college with a young lady named “Buttons”.

Why do people do this to their kids?

Anyway, I’m sure Lilibet is a swell gal.

You know, I just now realized that Mr. Obama’s initials are BO.


8 posted on 05/29/2008 10:59:50 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: NormsRevenge

Why am I not surprised? I’ll just bet she acted on her own. NOT!


9 posted on 05/29/2008 11:00:04 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hagel is a Republican???!!!

;)


10 posted on 05/29/2008 11:02:53 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Here’s a riddle:

When most elected Republicans are considered RINOs, at what point does the term RINO not apply to them?

If you ask me, conservatives are the RINOs (and I mean that in a good way).


11 posted on 05/29/2008 11:06:40 AM PDT by frankiep (Democrats base their ideology on the premise that you are too stupid to do anything for yourself.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Must be off her medications again. I believe DC is inhabited by human waste who are insane at the very least.


12 posted on 05/29/2008 11:08:20 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: NormsRevenge
I'll be SOOO happy when this piss-poor excuse of a senator is gone from my state!

Shame on me for voting for him!

13 posted on 05/29/2008 11:08:56 AM PDT by MountainDad
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To: MountainDad

You may get rid of him, but I am afraid you won’t stop hearing from him!


14 posted on 05/29/2008 11:13:00 AM PDT by longhorn too
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To: NormsRevenge
This Lilibet has brought shame on me and all bearers of the name.
Why, Lilibet, why?
15 posted on 05/29/2008 11:14:22 AM PDT by Lilllabettt
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To: longhorn too

Yeah, sadly, that will be true.


16 posted on 05/29/2008 11:18:50 AM PDT by MountainDad
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To: frankiep

How many Socialists are DINOs? As the DNC slouches farther Left and former Democrats call themselves RINO Republicans, does the “definition” of Democrat or Republican actually change?


17 posted on 05/29/2008 11:19:05 AM PDT by weegee (We cant keep our homes on 72 at all times & just expect that other countries are going to say OK -BO)
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To: NormsRevenge
Is Lilibut a term of endearment, like Halibut?


18 posted on 05/29/2008 11:25:38 AM PDT by weegee (We cant keep our homes on 72 at all times & just expect that other countries are going to say OK -BO)
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To: pissant

May I remind you that McCain has > 80% conservative voting record. I think Hagel is < 50%. Check the ACU site.


19 posted on 05/29/2008 11:38:14 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Hallmarks of Liberalism: Ingratitude and Envy))
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To: NormsRevenge

No WONDER Chuck is such a SAD-SACK of a guy!! Lilibet....lovely Lilibet .


20 posted on 05/29/2008 11:38:41 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: pissant

May I remind you that McCain has > 80% conservative voting record. I think Hagel is < 50%. Check the ACU site.


21 posted on 05/29/2008 11:41:55 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Hallmarks of Liberalism: Ingratitude and Envy))
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To: Neoliberalnot

In 2006: McCain 65, Hagel 75


22 posted on 05/29/2008 11:42:38 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: NormsRevenge

Disloyalty seems to run in the family.


23 posted on 05/29/2008 11:46:58 AM PDT by Finalapproach29er (Iraq's WMD's will be found in Syria after Bush leaves office.God will vindicate a righteous decision)
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To: NormsRevenge

Lilly Butt Hagel used to work for a Democrat congressman, so this isn’t surprising.

Sounds to me like the Hagels are old school Beltway hacks.


24 posted on 05/29/2008 11:46:58 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (Just say NObama!)
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To: weegee

Darn.. that is one nice fish! I have caught 300 + pounders before but this one looks really big. Man in picture for comparison looks pretty good size himself.


25 posted on 05/29/2008 11:52:29 AM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: cblue55; NormsRevenge
Isn’t he leaving office soon?

Not soon enough!

26 posted on 05/29/2008 11:58:58 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (1984 was supposed to be a warning not an instruction manual!)
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To: pissant
Chuckie Hagel is one of the few republicans more loathesome

I believe Spector and former Minnesota governor Arnie Carlson are the only ones in Hagel's league when is comes to contemptability.

27 posted on 05/29/2008 12:07:59 PM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

***Lilibet??? ***

Queen Elizabeth’s nickname as a child.

Sounds as though Mrs. Hagel has royal pretensions.


28 posted on 05/29/2008 12:12:47 PM PDT by kitkat (Over the Hill(ary))
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To: NormsRevenge

She married an asshole, she might as well support another one.


29 posted on 05/29/2008 12:57:30 PM PDT by mortal19440
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To: pissant

Lifetime McCain 82.16
Lifetime Hagel 84.

I have been corrected. Should have checked first.


30 posted on 05/29/2008 2:38:25 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Hallmarks of Liberalism: Ingratitude and Envy))
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To: NormsRevenge

“But at least during the presidential primary, Hagel’s wife, Lilibet, is helping McCain’s likely Democratic rival, Barack Obama.”

She’s not helping Obama nearly as much as McCain is....well, by just being McCain.


31 posted on 05/29/2008 2:42:14 PM PDT by AuntB (Vote Obama! ..........Because ya can't blame 'the man' when you are the 'man'.... Wanda Sikes)
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To: Neoliberalnot

My heartburn with McCain is not that he has some liberal notions - an 83 lifetime ACU rating should not be all that bad. But he picks very poorly which issues to side with the libs on: Amnesty, Globull Warming, being two very egregious ones.

Why couldn’t he have picked saving the whales and legalizing pot instead.


32 posted on 05/29/2008 2:43:53 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant
Why couldn’t he have picked saving the whales and legalizing pot instead.

I suspect McCain's reason for picking amnesty and global warming -- as opposed to sae the whales and legalizing pot -- could be summed up as "What can I do to piss off conservatives?"

He seems incapable of sticking the knife in without twisting it.

33 posted on 05/29/2008 3:10:55 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: NormsRevenge

Why doesn’t the spinless monkey just switch sides already?

Hagel’s such a loser.


34 posted on 05/29/2008 3:29:21 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: okie01

not to mention lying during the contested part of the primary. He must have called himself a conservative 500 times while he was fending off Mitt and the boys. I have not heard him utter the “c” word since.


35 posted on 05/29/2008 3:35:11 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant
I have not heard him utter the “c” word since.

I'll admit it. I've come to the conclusion that I will (probably) vote for McCain in November.

But will I have any enthusiasm for the task? No. Will I work the streets and the phones for him? No. Will I send him (or the RNC) any money? No.

And, if he loses, will I care? No, not much.

If he wanted my vote...and my help...and my money...he'd at least act like he cared about some of the things I care about.

McCain now has less than six months to change my mind about his candidacy. But he doesn't appear any closer to even making an effort.

I look forward to helping rebuild the party.

36 posted on 05/29/2008 3:52:03 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: okie01

I’m starting from scratch. I’ve helped found the Falcon Party that will be what the GOP could have been if they still had respect for our founders and Reaganism. But good luck.


37 posted on 05/29/2008 3:58:40 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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