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McCain advisor Charles Fried defects to Obama (was Solicitor General under Reagan)
Harvard Law School Record ^ | 10/30/08 Section: Election 2008 | Chris Szabla

Posted on 10/31/2008 4:15:24 PM PDT by dennisw

Professor Charles Fried, an advisor to John McCain's presidential campaign, has announced that he can no longer support the McCain/Palin ticket. In a letter to the general counsel to the McCain/Palin campaign, he cited McCain's choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate as too dangerous "at a time of deep national crisis", and has asked for his name to be removed from several campaign committees on which he has served. Fried also publicly stated that he had voted for Obama via absentee ballot.

Fried later clarified to The New Republic that he had voted for Obama because he no longer supported the McCain ticket, and did not consider abstention "a proper option".

Fried has been an influential voice in American conservatism and was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to serve as Solicitor General in 1985. During his years serving with the Reagan administration, he represented the White House in over 25 cases before the Supreme Court. Fried was later an associate justice on the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. In the last decade, he has vocally supported George W. Bush's appointments of John Roberts and Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court.

With the exception of the above interruptions, Fried has taught at HLS, where he is known as an important theorist of contract law, since 1961. He has published extensively on a wide variety of topics, and is particularly known for his support of Kantian ethics.

He has joined a long line of Republicans, many of whom served in Republican presidential administrations, who have recently endorsed the Democratic candidate. These include former general and Secretary of State Colin Powell, former Massachusetts Governor William Weld '70, former Minnesota Governor Arne Carlson, and former George W. Bush press secretary Scott McClellan.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: charlesfried; commiewhore; mccain; oldnews; rinopurge; rinorevolution; rinos; seeya; turncoatlist; vichyrepublicans
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1 posted on 10/31/2008 4:15:27 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: dennisw

a time of crisis, so elect the most naive inexperienced candidate EVER. Makes sense.


2 posted on 10/31/2008 4:17:07 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: dennisw

Prof Charles ... OK, that’s enough. You know what’s going on with that iniversity cocktail party sect.


3 posted on 10/31/2008 4:17:16 PM PDT by Tarpon (Barack Obama will ban all the guns he has the votes for ...)
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To: dennisw

Another elite “ Republican” who wants invites to Obama`s WhiteHouse dinners !?


4 posted on 10/31/2008 4:17:19 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45 (`)
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To: dennisw

Another soft as a grape doofus defects to the socialist side. When McCain wins they will have outed themselves


5 posted on 10/31/2008 4:17:22 PM PDT by dennisw (Never bet on Islam! ::::: Never bet on a false prophet!)
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To: dennisw

Wonder what$ in it for him? $$$$$?


6 posted on 10/31/2008 4:18:15 PM PDT by EverOnward
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To: ilgipper
elect the most naive inexperienced candidate EVER

bump

7 posted on 10/31/2008 4:18:18 PM PDT by alrea (Barrie O is a GSE.)
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To: dennisw

I have read a lot of Fried’s work. I am really surprised he has gone to Obama. Although nothing I have read was specifically advancing conservative principles, it did take a lot of views of the law that fit more favorably with a conservative view of the law.


8 posted on 10/31/2008 4:18:40 PM PDT by wrhssaxensemble
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To: dennisw

Professor Charles Fried = RAT TROLL!


9 posted on 10/31/2008 4:19:52 PM PDT by meandog (Hey Rush: Get it through your head, George W. Bush deserves the blame! Chuck Baldwin 2012!)
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To: dennisw

“Fried praised Alito as an outstanding judge but dismissed claims that Alito is radical, saying, “He is conservative, yes, but he is not radically conservative like Scalia.”

So, why is he with Hussein now? Oh, he hates Palin’s Christianity maybe?


10 posted on 10/31/2008 4:20:03 PM PDT by Comparative Advantage
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To: dennisw
And he waited this long to defect?

Sounds like a sleeper troll!

I wonder how much intel this Benedict Arnold took with him?

11 posted on 10/31/2008 4:20:04 PM PDT by airborne (Adversity doesn't build character. It reveals it!)
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To: dennisw

More proof that having a college education DOE NOT mean that you are very bright. I wonder how much experience he thinks his “messiah” has.


12 posted on 10/31/2008 4:20:23 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I'm voting for McCain/Palin so I can look my grandchildren in the eyes when I tell them I'm sorry.)
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To: dennisw
"...he cited McCain's choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate as too dangerous "at a time of deep national crisis","

What a maroon - Obamarama doesn't even have as much experience as Palin.

13 posted on 10/31/2008 4:20:43 PM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: dennisw

I honestly cant take much more of this election and nonsense like this.

New rule...anyone who claims to be a Republican who wasnt moved to anger by the treatment of Palin this election is not a Republican and should not be welcome back. I’ve had it with these bozos.


14 posted on 10/31/2008 4:20:46 PM PDT by acsuc99 (T)
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To: dennisw

Please Lord, get Mac to wake up to these traitors. Tell him to listen to his heart and get rid of all Dems around him before it’s too late.


15 posted on 10/31/2008 4:20:49 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Is ACORN founder Wade Rathke, a Bill Ayers Weather Underground Associate)
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To: dennisw
I am a volunteer with a local Republican candidate.

I've talked on the phone with more Democrats in the past two days who are supporting McCain than the half dozen liberal "Republicans" the media is trumping up as Obama supporters.

I go by a list from county voting records so I know POSITIVELY who is and isn't a registered Democrat.

16 posted on 10/31/2008 4:20:55 PM PDT by Edit35 (.)
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To: dennisw
"Fried has been an influential voice in American conservatism"

Never heard of him. I've been an active Conservative since 1984.

17 posted on 10/31/2008 4:20:56 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (I AM JOE!)
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To: dennisw

18 posted on 10/31/2008 4:21:34 PM PDT by taildragger (The Answer is Fred Thompson, I do not care what the question is.....)
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To: dennisw

More Rino’s jumping ship. Good riddance.


19 posted on 10/31/2008 4:21:51 PM PDT by 1-Eagle (Its official - all words used to criticize Obama are now code words for black.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

I think George Soros is dragging a bunch of Dollars thru DC trailer park


20 posted on 10/31/2008 4:21:59 PM PDT by fortress
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To: airborne

There are plenty of times when I think Michael Savage is loopy, but I have to say maybe he was on to something here when he talked about the sleeper agents in the McCain campaign that were deliberately giving him bad advice.


21 posted on 10/31/2008 4:22:48 PM PDT by garbanzo (Government is not the solution to our problems. Government is the problem.)
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To: dennisw
This has got to be pure unadulterated sexism. They think a socialist (girlie) man with no experience running anything at all is better than a woman who has run a company, a city and a state.

If someone has any theories other than blatant sexism for these Noonan, Buckley, Fried defections, I'd like to hear it.

22 posted on 10/31/2008 4:22:56 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: airborne
Sounds like a sleeper troll!

Now the former campaign advisor? I'll bet this is the schmuck who was giving out the negative info leaks to the press.
23 posted on 10/31/2008 4:23:07 PM PDT by Canedawg ("If the media supposes that, the media is a ass, a idiot.," said Mr. Bumble.)
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To: dennisw
You're concerned about Governor Palin's lack of experience and you are going to the Obama camp??

Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

24 posted on 10/31/2008 4:23:07 PM PDT by The Citizen Soldier (For the first time in my life I am voting for Vice President!)
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To: dennisw

And Mr. Fried joins the growing number of intellectuoids who’ve come to the conclusion that “community organizing” trumps running an actual state when it comes to providing preparation for the top executive position in the country.


25 posted on 10/31/2008 4:24:18 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: dennisw
Not news: Posted on another FR thread days ago. This is discuused in-depth over at the Volokh Conspiracy where some of the posters were his students. Controversy surrounds the issue of how long he has not really been a conservative.
26 posted on 10/31/2008 4:24:37 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Every non-empty set of stupid liberals that is moronically bounded above has a least stupid liberal)
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To: dennisw
Another whore throwing to who he thinks will win. Good riddance. These feckless scum will be out in no mans land for the next 8 years minimum.
27 posted on 10/31/2008 4:24:57 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: dennisw

So to keep from electing a VP with no foreign policy experience, he votes for a President with no foreign policy experience, and who has friends who hate America and American interests at home and abroad?

What an idiot.


28 posted on 10/31/2008 4:25:40 PM PDT by puroresu (Enjoy ASIAN CINEMA? See my Freeper page for recommendations (updated!).)
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To: dennisw
In a letter to the general counsel to the McCain/Palin campaign, he cited McCain's choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate as too dangerous

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29 posted on 10/31/2008 4:25:58 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God - G. K. Chesterton)
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To: dennisw

the unprincipled is not too far from the short arm of $oros...


30 posted on 10/31/2008 4:26:35 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: acsuc99
I honestly cant take much more of this election and nonsense like this.

You and me, both.

31 posted on 10/31/2008 4:27:08 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr
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To: dennisw

Professor Charles Fried, stupid a##wipe alert!
who gives a rats A##! Charles Fried who?????


32 posted on 10/31/2008 4:27:30 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (THE NEW MILLIONAIRES CLUB : YOUR FRIENDLY NIEGHBORHOOD CONGRESSMEN)
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To: wrhssaxensemble

It’s Christianity and abortion and eugenics, that’s behind much of this. They cannot stomach Palin because she’s too common but underneath that lies her naive Christian faith that prompts her to bring a Down Syndrome child into the world and dare to think that common sense can go a long way in providing real leadership in times of crisis.

It’s best to let these elitist snobs run. I only wish McCain had the guts to tell them to go to you know where when they beg to be readmitted after he wins. But you know he’ll smile and pat them on the back and say, “welcome back, my good and faithful servants.”


33 posted on 10/31/2008 4:27:32 PM PDT by Houghton M.
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Hey, think of the bright side....gotta shake the tree once in a while to sift out the “acorns”.


34 posted on 10/31/2008 4:29:01 PM PDT by curling
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To: Psalm 73

anyone who sites Palin’s experience as the reason has simply bought into the media narrative and has no idea what they are talking about. If he wanted to meet her and have a sit down with her to feel more comfortable that would have been arranged (No one has sat down with her and not been impressed). The one ones who choose not to are wolves in sheeps clothing who are more likely than not RINOs


35 posted on 10/31/2008 4:29:11 PM PDT by wiseprince
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To: dennisw

Could we call Fried..a chicken?


36 posted on 10/31/2008 4:29:42 PM PDT by DoWhatsRight (Liberals are stark, raving hysterical...but I like it!)
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To: dennisw
Secretary of State Colin Powell, former Massachusetts Governor William Weld '70, former Minnesota Governor Arne Carlson, and former George W. Bush press secretary Scott McClellan.

Traitor list

37 posted on 10/31/2008 4:31:16 PM PDT by sausageseller (http://coolblue.typepad.com/the_cool_blue_blog/)
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To: dennisw

Or NY Post headline: “Chicken Fried Stakes Claim to Obama Candidacy.” Bye RINO!


38 posted on 10/31/2008 4:31:47 PM PDT by DoWhatsRight (Liberals are stark, raving hysterical...but I like it!)
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To: dennisw
he cited McCain's choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate as too dangerous "at a time of deep national crisis",

So you vote for the socialist with no, make that "no", experience whatsoever.

No, there is something else going on. He's a balanced-budget socialist, a pro-choice country-club guy; maybe he was a Cold War hawk in his younger days but those days are long gone. Or maybe the Obama camp has some polaroids he doesn't want posted on the internet.

Principled conservative? Not a chance.

39 posted on 10/31/2008 4:33:46 PM PDT by marron
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To: dennisw

I look forward the post-election blood-letting. Time to banish the Bushies and other pseudo-cons back to the clubhouse.


40 posted on 10/31/2008 4:33:52 PM PDT by E. Cartman (Will Bush, Bernanke or Paulson let Uncle Sam handle their personal wealth?)
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To: EverOnward

> Wonder what$ in it for him? $$$$$?

More likely he was blackmailed.


41 posted on 10/31/2008 4:34:29 PM PDT by XEHRpa
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To: dennisw

Time to clean out the trash, get rid of the RINO’s good riddance.


42 posted on 10/31/2008 4:35:13 PM PDT by Leto
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To: wiseprince
This election is acting like a great cleansing enema for the Republican party. If we win this election we can thank the “ONE” for outing these RINO’s from the closet.
43 posted on 10/31/2008 4:35:22 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: dennisw

Was this the guy who leaked such things to the press as— Sarah Palin had gone “rogue” and that she was causing problems, told the MSM how much her wardrobe cost? HA! Good riddance to Professor Traitor.


44 posted on 10/31/2008 4:35:50 PM PDT by madison10
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To: dennisw

The Colonel's Fried trumps Professor Fried any day.

45 posted on 10/31/2008 4:36:39 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (Welcome PUMAs!)
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To: ilgipper

Oh, so he submitted his vote for Obama while still advising the McCain campaign?

What goes around will come around BIG TIME!


46 posted on 10/31/2008 4:38:47 PM PDT by this is my country
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To: dennisw

Does not matter. F.H.!!! VOTE!! The last days of this I don’t want to see this crap! I don’t care! Vote and we will literally make them bleed Tuesday night.


47 posted on 10/31/2008 4:39:38 PM PDT by mmanager (It's amazing to watch a 900# Moose drag a 3,000# RINO.)
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To: meandog

Charles brain has been fried. He no longer knows right from wrong, up from down or truth from lies. Sad. It has happened to many in America.


48 posted on 10/31/2008 4:40:08 PM PDT by mulligan (A)
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To: 6SJ7

This guy and Reagan’s former Chief of Staff Durbrister (or something like that) are total rats. How they can turn on John this late is classless


49 posted on 10/31/2008 4:40:54 PM PDT by GerardKempf (Let's Get Over This)
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To: dennisw
He is sometimes described as a conservative, but his political views are perhaps better characterized as consonant with those of classical liberalism.

Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1935, Fried became a United States citizen in 1948.

Charles Fried, a professor at Harvard Law School

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We wouldn't want him left out of any of those ‘intellectual’ parties if he backed a ‘hick’ vice presidential candidate.

50 posted on 10/31/2008 4:47:18 PM PDT by kcvl
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