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Rep. Mahoney drops out of debate over TV presence
Townhall.Com ^ | 10/24/08 | BRIAN SKOLOFF

Posted on 10/24/2008 7:21:03 AM PDT by SES1066

Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Mahoney, embroiled in an adultery scandal, dropped out of a Friday debate with his Republican challenger after organizers refused to ban television cameras.

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Executive Director Gayle Pallesen said Mahoney's campaign called late Thursday night, stating the congressman would participate but only if television cameras were banned.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 110th; corruptdems; debate; mahoney; scandal; tv
If a gift is unpublicized can it be said to be still of news? Where oh where is the MSM, asking questions of Pelosi, Emmanuel? I should live so long!
1 posted on 10/24/2008 7:21:04 AM PDT by SES1066
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To: SES1066

He don’t want people to see his mug.............


2 posted on 10/24/2008 7:23:17 AM PDT by Red Badger (My wallet is made out of depleted you-owe-mium........)
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To: SES1066

A bad case of adult acne suddenly come up?


3 posted on 10/24/2008 7:25:44 AM PDT by King of Florida (A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them.)
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To: Red Badger

He’s a Democrat. Has this materially affected his standing in the polls yet?

Don’t seem to see anybody talking much about how this affects the rest of the Democrats.


4 posted on 10/24/2008 7:27:11 AM PDT by alloysteel (For me, the election is over. I voted early for Sarah.)
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To: SES1066

He is a disgrace.
That’s the difference between Democrats and Republicans.
When Republicans screw up they will step down and disappear. When a Democrat screws up they think they did not wrong and won’t back down for anything.


5 posted on 10/24/2008 7:28:14 AM PDT by coconut47
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To: coconut47
Tom Roooney of the Pittsburgh Steelers family will win this seat for the GOP.
6 posted on 10/24/2008 7:30:52 AM PDT by scooby321 (Cai)
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To: SES1066

It is time to freep this guy Florida. Find him and get him on camera and dog this worm. Anyone have any polls for this race?


7 posted on 10/24/2008 7:30:56 AM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a government check!")
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To: SES1066

You mean Tim MaPHONEY.


8 posted on 10/24/2008 7:31:22 AM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: SES1066

Where oh where are the House Republicans asking questions?


9 posted on 10/24/2008 7:31:57 AM PDT by Dahoser (America's great untapped alternative energy source: The Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: SES1066
Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Mahoney, embroiled in an adultery scandal, dropped out of a Friday debate with his Republican challenger after organizers refused to ban television cameras.

It's a DEBATE! Where does he get off???

10 posted on 10/24/2008 7:32:18 AM PDT by pray4liberty (Watch, pray, and work. This election will separate the sheep from the goats.)
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To: SES1066

Remember Rep. Foley (R) who lost this seat in 2006 to Mahoney?

Remember how Foley’s love notes to congressional page boys led to 24/7 coverage of the Republican “Culture of Corruption”?

Remember how pivotal that theme was in the DemonRAT victories of the 2006 mid-term elections?

So, where is the 24/7 news coverage of Mahoney’s corruption?

The same place as the coverage of the Bawney Fwank homosexual male prostitute scandal.

Nowhere to be seen.


11 posted on 10/24/2008 7:32:27 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: SES1066
The good news is that Mahoney is down 26 points to his GOP opponent and this will probably not help.

The bad news is that there is a total dearth of national news coverage about this outside ABC (cudos to them)! Yes it is local EXCEPT that this was the 'Poster Child' issue of the 2006 campaign to tar and feather the GOP. Where are the charges of hypocrisy for Pelosi's declaration of 'ethical behavior'? Where is the investigation of what Rep. Rahm Emanuel knew and when did he know it and yet support Mahoney for re-election?

There is more news constantly leaking out about what a scum-bag this guy was yet the MSM just ignores juicy scandal - because he isn't GOP? I know, I know, I answered my own question.

12 posted on 10/24/2008 7:34:09 AM PDT by SES1066 (Cycling to conserve, Conservative to save, Saving to Retire, will Retire to Cycle.)
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To: King of Florida

Chancre


13 posted on 10/24/2008 7:34:24 AM PDT by bw17
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To: scooby321
Is he a RINO? The Rooney family in Pittsburgh is supporting Obama.
14 posted on 10/24/2008 7:34:53 AM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, spaying and neutering the animals on the angry left)
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To: alloysteel

Florida Today, the local paper serving the SpaceCoast area in Florida and a Neuharth crapaganda mullet wrapper, has begrudgingly run articles about Tim Mahoney, democrat from Palm Beach County. It’s really funny and quite absurd, because in each article they never indicate that Mahoney is a d-Rat. The title of the Mahoney articles refers to Rep.Mahoney without mentioning he’s a d-Rat in the title header or the body of the article itself. And referring to Mahoney as Rep.Mahoney without classifying Mahoney as a d-Rat, leads some people to conclude that the Rep.title refers to a Republican.


15 posted on 10/24/2008 7:38:11 AM PDT by AdvisorB (Baraq is the Arabic name of the winged horse that took mohammed to paradise from the DomeoftheRock)
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To: Dahoser
... House Republicans asking questions?

For one thing, the House is not in session and most of the House GOP members are trying to save their seats against the Obama drum beat! Besides, what is the point? Pelosi will just turn off the lights and microphones again. Ethical, you know!

16 posted on 10/24/2008 7:38:54 AM PDT by SES1066 (Cycling to conserve, Conservative to save, Saving to Retire, will Retire to Cycle.)
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To: Abbeville Conservative

I understand it’s just Dan Rooney that’s become an Obamatron. The rest of the family is OK, according to Jim Quinn.


17 posted on 10/24/2008 7:39:57 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Jim DeMint: "If you took the name off the top, the Senate could pass the Communist Manifesto.")
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To: Abbeville Conservative
No Dan Rooney is his Uncle , Obama backer

brothers are trying to sell their interest in the team because of the fear of an Obama Presidency and capital gains tax. New owner will control the Steelers not Dan.

18 posted on 10/24/2008 7:40:37 AM PDT by scooby321 (Cai)
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To: coconut47

Oh come on. Larry Craig? It isn’t a R or D thing, it is an elected official thing. Power corrupts...


19 posted on 10/24/2008 7:43:06 AM PDT by thefrankbaum (Ad maiorem Dei gloriam)
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To: SES1066
They can bring it up locally. They can take a trip to DC and stand on the Capitol steps and hold a news conference. They can go on the talk shows. Why, they could even make a commercial about RAT sleaze and lump together Bwaney Fwank, Dodd, Murtha and Mahoney with their esteemed leaders Pelosi and Reid. The only thing they can't do is what they are doing—remaining silent.
20 posted on 10/24/2008 7:48:47 AM PDT by Dahoser (America's great untapped alternative energy source: The Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: SES1066
Rep. Mahoney drops out of debate over TV presence

The managers of the debate should take the approach of the late
great George Putnam, a broadcaster in Los Angeles.

When one prominent person under public pressure ditched an appearance
on Putnam's TV talk show, Putnam put an empty chair on the set
and proceeded to "interview" his not-present guest.

This is a golden opportunity for the Repubican challenger to
ask the most d-mning questions and mention the worst of Mahoney's
record. With the only response of silence.

As they say "Silence advises consent".
21 posted on 10/24/2008 7:50:32 AM PDT by VOA
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To: pray4liberty
Where does he get off???

...with women other than his wife.

22 posted on 10/24/2008 7:51:19 AM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98...Ain't no Newbie!)
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To: pray4liberty

Murtha stiffed Russell in PA on a debate. Paul Kaj did the same think to Repub Lou Barletta in PA. I think this is three pickups for the GOP. Rooney will win, Lou may win in PA and Russell also may win. All three Dems are slimes and have scandals.

Mahoney serial adulterer, Murtha is being sued by Marines and calls his constituents racists, Paul Kaj was in the top 7 or 8 of Fannie Mae cronies.


23 posted on 10/24/2008 7:53:44 AM PDT by Frantzie
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To: alloysteel
He’s a Democrat. Has this materially affected his standing in the polls yet?

Yes. This race (FL-16) was already competitive. But a recent, post-scandal poll showed Mahoney trailing 55-29%. This seat is now the GOP's best pick-up opportunity.

GOP opponent - Tom Rooney

24 posted on 10/24/2008 7:54:00 AM PDT by impeachedrapist (Bill Clinton, as Arkansas Attorney General did you make Juanita Broaddrick pay for her rape kit?)
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To: Frantzie
Mahoney serial adulterer, Murtha is being sued by Marines and calls his constituents racists, Paul Kaj was in the top 7 or 8 of Fannie Mae cronies.

Well, at least the Dem's can't play the "ethical" card any more. /sarc

25 posted on 10/24/2008 7:59:21 AM PDT by pray4liberty (Watch, pray, and work. This election will separate the sheep from the goats.)
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To: SES1066

Well, this sets up perfect for an SNL parody. Anxious to see it.


26 posted on 10/24/2008 8:00:58 AM PDT by John W (Maverick I can do, but, Messiah is above my paygrade)
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To: John W
... perfect for an SNL parody.

Yep, I'm holding my breath just waiting to see this ... [... crickets chirping ...]. It is only worthy of interest if it is the 'moral party' (GOP) that has the scandal.

I wonder if anybody has asked the local chapter of NOW about this, after all he all but pushed his paramour to prostitute herself for his benefit. They were so vigorous about that other prominent politico right? You remember their attacks on Clinton ... /sarc

27 posted on 10/24/2008 8:43:49 AM PDT by SES1066 (Cycling to conserve, Conservative to save, Saving to Retire, will Retire to Cycle.)
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To: alloysteel

Only Republicans are held accountable because they dare to espouse beliefs in family values.

Democrats get a pass because they don’t believe in tradition values. And, of course, the media hearts them.


28 posted on 10/24/2008 10:17:13 AM PDT by RedRover (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: SES1066

Tim Mahoney is toast. He’s a dead man walking right now.

Congrats to new Rep. Tom Rooney! Another good conservative in the house, and a bright spot in an otherwise very bad year for the GOP.


29 posted on 10/24/2008 10:56:12 AM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: SES1066

Just resign


30 posted on 10/24/2008 10:59:56 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Drill ANWR, Personal Accounts NOW ,)
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To: Westbrook

How about Barney Franks gay lover in the leadership of Fannie or Freddie... Orgs hes was responsible for overseeing?


31 posted on 10/24/2008 11:02:33 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Drill ANWR, Personal Accounts NOW ,)
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To: Frantzie

Only about 30 more to go!


32 posted on 10/24/2008 11:06:09 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Drill ANWR, Personal Accounts NOW ,)
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To: SES1066

Not much of a debate if it’s not televised. He was juts looking for an excuse to not show his sorry mug. I hope his constituents are taking note of how brave their slimy Congressman really is.


33 posted on 10/24/2008 12:08:10 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: scooby321
I had no idea it was a Rooney running for the seat...

which brings me to another point....is there a really good site to keep up on congressinal races?....I have supported several pubs and I would love to know how they are doing without having to go thru the prez or senate races, etc...

would this be a pick-up then?...no pun intended...

34 posted on 10/24/2008 7:07:28 PM PDT by cherry
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To: SES1066
There is more news constantly leaking out about what a scum-bag this guy was yet the MSM just ignores juicy scandal - because he isn't GOP? I know, I know, I answered my own question.

Just remember - if Obambi wins in two weeks, and the Democommies lock the House and the Senate, we will be able to change the acronym 'MSM' to 'GM' - the Government Media.

Hell - we're there NOW.

35 posted on 10/24/2008 8:17:18 PM PDT by an amused spectator (I am Joe, too - I'm talkin' to you, VBM: The Volkischer Beobachter Media)
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To: SES1066

If two people have a debate and no one sees it, is it an actual debate or is it just a conversation or possibly an argument.


36 posted on 10/25/2008 5:03:59 AM PDT by reg45
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To: CPT Clay
Just resign

How quickly the media forgets - FOLEY DID RESIGN before the election but too late to replaced on the ballot. Given the back-story, it appears that this was a well-laid trap for the GOP to have a poster-child scandal for the MSM and Dems to hit them with.This was a known story for months in advance but the MSM waited to get the maximum bang just before the election.

Now Mahoney waits out the election ax to get maximum government benefits. The MSM ignore him as best they can (Except ABC) and "The Most Ethical Congress" works its smoke and mirrors on Fannie & Freddie!

37 posted on 10/25/2008 5:15:56 AM PDT by SES1066 (Cycling to conserve, Conservative to save, Saving to Retire, will Retire to Cycle.)
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To: reg45
If two people have a debate and no one sees it ...

It was one thing before the technology existed. the Lincoln-Douglas Debates of the 1858 Senatorial Campaign started out being covered state-wide in Illinois but quickly became reported nationally. It is hard to believe today but the formats of these 7 debates were long, 3 hours with 1st @ 60 mins, 2nd @ 90 mins and 1st @ 30 min rejoinder.

So yes, debates were done before TV and were worthwhile. Today, with TV minute bytes as chosen by MSM, I begin to wonder if Lincoln or Teddy Roosevelt would have made the cut?

38 posted on 10/25/2008 5:26:34 AM PDT by SES1066 (Cycling to conserve, Conservative to save, Saving to Retire, will Retire to Cycle.)
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