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Israel met secretly with Scozzafava
politico.com ^ | Nov. 1, 2009 | Glenn Thrush

Posted on 11/01/2009 9:35:07 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), who is in charge of new candidate recruitment for House Democrats, played a key role in getting Republican Dede Scozzafava to back Democrat Bill Owens -- just hours after she dropped out of the NY-23 race on Saturday, Dem sources tell me.

Former state Democratic chairwoman June O'Neill, a friend of Scozzafava's who brokered the Owens endorsement, arranged for Israel, who was already in western New York, to have coffee with the moderate Republican at 4 p.m. yesterday at Gouverneur, N.Y. eatery near Scozzafava's home.

Even though she had already spoken to Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), Scozzafava was apparently rattled and needed some face-to-race reassurance that backing a Democrat was a good idea, according to people familiar with the situation.

Plus her cellphone voice mailbox was overloaded with Democratic messages and stopped taking incoming calls. Scozzafava left the meeting more relaxed and clearly leaning towards endorsing Owens over Conservative Party hopeful Doug Hoffman, a person familiar with the exchange told me.

Israel declined to comment, saying he doesn't talk about private conversations.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: cuomo; schumer; scozzafava; steveisrael

1 posted on 11/01/2009 9:35:07 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Even though she had already spoken to Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), Scozzafava was apparently rattled and needed some face-to-race reassurance that backing a Democrat was a good idea, according to people familiar with the situation.

She is going to be even more rattled when the consequences of this dumb move become obvious.

2 posted on 11/01/2009 9:37:39 PM PST by freespirited (Liberals are only liberal about sex & drugs. Otherwise, they want to control your life. --DHorowitz)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Political whore.


3 posted on 11/01/2009 9:38:03 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (ALSO SPRACH ZEROTHUSTRA)
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To: LucyT; Cindy

Ping


4 posted on 11/01/2009 9:39:53 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: freespirited

She will change to a Democrat next election . . good to get rid of her.


5 posted on 11/01/2009 9:48:28 PM PST by DavidAccord
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), who is in charge of new candidate recruitment for House Democrats

Communism is alive and well in the United States. The rest of the world has given up on this crazy system. But not here... We have Israel!

6 posted on 11/01/2009 9:49:16 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: DavidAccord

This is a very heavily Republican district, so I can tell you that the only reason Dede was a Republican in the first place is because that was the easiest way for her to get elected. She was a crypto-Democrat the whole time.


7 posted on 11/01/2009 9:50:00 PM PST by DavidAccord
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To: freespirited
some face-to-race reassurance that backing a Democrat was a good idea, according to people familiar with the situation.

Soon, she will understand the haunting angst of a rape victim. They will use her and spit her out...

8 posted on 11/01/2009 9:50:26 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: SJackson

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9 posted on 11/01/2009 10:01:11 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (There was a hole here. It's gone now.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

For a second there I was asking myself “why is the Mossad getting involved in this”?


10 posted on 11/01/2009 10:03:50 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: jeltz25

LOL, I almost had the same reaction.

However, Newt who backed her, and Romney and Huck who stayed neutral...you just got suckered.

Sarah, you’re the one. That’s leadership.


11 posted on 11/01/2009 10:08:10 PM PST by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: jeltz25

LOL, I almost had the same reaction.

However, Newt who backed her, and Romney and Huck who stayed neutral...you just got suckered.

Sarah, you’re the one. That’s leadership.


12 posted on 11/01/2009 10:08:22 PM PST by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: norge

That was worth two posts.


13 posted on 11/01/2009 10:08:55 PM PST by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The fact the RNC was suckered by this Democrat who took their money just shows how stupid the stupid party is in reality.

When you make your bed with fleas expect to get covered with fleas.


14 posted on 11/01/2009 10:15:01 PM PST by A message
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Not very bright, is she?


15 posted on 11/01/2009 10:22:25 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("When France chides you for appeasement, you know you're scraping bottom." --Charles Krauthammer)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Jet Jaguar; rocco55; thouworm; rxsid; GOPJ; Fred Nerks; null and void; ...
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(Thanks, Jet Jaguar.)

16 posted on 11/01/2009 10:25:17 PM PST by LucyT
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To: April Lexington

Geez, I wish he’d change his name. Gahhh!


17 posted on 11/01/2009 10:39:21 PM PST by MestaMachine (One if by land, 2 if by sea, 3 if by Air Force 1, 4 if by Thread.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

New Toilet Paper Czar


18 posted on 11/01/2009 10:40:04 PM PST by BAW (I support Doug Hoffman)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ya who was that other idiot cuz?


19 posted on 11/01/2009 10:40:07 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (There was a hole here. It's gone now.)
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To: MestaMachine
Geez, I wish he’d change his name. Gahhh!

How about... Representative Islamabad!

20 posted on 11/01/2009 10:40:30 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: jeltz25

Yeah. I hit the tag quick myself. WTF? thought me.


21 posted on 11/01/2009 10:41:17 PM PST by MestaMachine (One if by land, 2 if by sea, 3 if by Air Force 1, 4 if by Thread.)
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To: April Lexington

Too macho.
Rep. Kapo.


22 posted on 11/01/2009 10:42:46 PM PST by MestaMachine (One if by land, 2 if by sea, 3 if by Air Force 1, 4 if by Thread.)
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To: MestaMachine

lulz


23 posted on 11/01/2009 10:43:03 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (There was a hole here. It's gone now.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The White House has been directing Scozzafava since at least July. The strategy was that the House Democrat leadership would have the vote of NY-23 on critical issues if either Scozzafava or Owens won the seat. Dede probably would have switched parties at some point after winning. Hoffman disrupted the plan when he began out-polling Scozzafava. After that Scozzafava could have been a bigger drag on Owens than on Hoffman so she was told to quit. She'll get a federal appointment with a fat salary as reward.
24 posted on 11/01/2009 10:45:45 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

How is she a “moderate Republican”? She’s a liberal!


25 posted on 11/01/2009 11:31:29 PM PST by maro (Repeal the 8th Amendment)
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To: DavidAccord

Yep she is going to jump parties and will whine about the Republican meanies. She’s an overstuffed kook and a blob


26 posted on 11/01/2009 11:41:36 PM PST by dennisw (Obama -- our very own loopy, leftist god-thing.)
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To: maro

I think in the world view of Glenn Thrush, who wrote this farce, Dede is a “moderate” and Hoffman is a Neolithic.


27 posted on 11/01/2009 11:46:57 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: MestaMachine

To Joe Isuzu.


28 posted on 11/01/2009 11:51:50 PM PST by karnage (worn arguments and old attitudes)
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To: karnage

PERFECT!!!

29 posted on 11/02/2009 12:11:08 AM PST by MestaMachine (One if by land, 2 if by sea, 3 if by Air Force 1, 4 if by Thread.)
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To: jeltz25

Me too! I went...What???


30 posted on 11/02/2009 12:14:41 AM PST by Atchafalaya (Atchafalaya Basin; when you're there , thats the best)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

All the more reason I’m glad that no matter what happens on Tuesday, Scozzafava won’t be elected.

At worst, she’s an opportunistic political turncoat ala Arlen Specter. At best, she’s Fredo Corelone: a weak-minded pigeon who is getting duped into thinking she’s actually doing something that is noteworthy and helpful. Neither scenario is conducive to a trustworthy representative.


31 posted on 11/02/2009 1:22:23 AM PST by DemforBush (Now officially 100% ex-Democrat.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How will the electorate respond to this? Will they simply get fed up and NOT go to the polls?


32 posted on 11/02/2009 3:08:46 AM PST by REPANDPROUDOFIT (no more "till death do us part" public workers!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

For a minute there, I thought you meant the State of Israel.

Whew!!!


33 posted on 11/02/2009 7:47:22 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obviously Steve Israel made her a promise of some sort. My take on Scuzzy is that she isn’t just a flaming leftist. She’s also a greedy operative who goes where the power is.


34 posted on 11/02/2009 7:47:26 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero
Obviously Steve Israel made her a promise of some sort.

Unless she has it in writing, collecting on that promise is going to be very difficult.

The long history of traitors is that they are never again trusted by either side and are shuffled into low or no-responsibility positions by their new masters.

I hope she lives a long and impoverished life, frequently treating herself to a can of cat food.

35 posted on 11/02/2009 7:58:39 AM PST by CurlyDave
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To: jeltz25

LOL - The Title of the article gave me a start also. Was glad to read that it was a person. CO


36 posted on 11/02/2009 9:48:37 AM PST by Canadian Outrage (Conservatism is to a country what medicine is to a wound - HEALING!!)
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