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Abel Maldonado Given First Ever "Richard Rich Backstabber Award"
Americans for Tax Reform ^ | Tuesday, November 24, 2009 | Patrick Gleason

Posted on 11/27/2009 2:29:43 PM PST by U of IL Conservative

Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich

Today Americans for Tax Reform, a non-profit taxpayer advocacy group, gave the first ever “Richard Rich Backstabber Award,” to current California State Senator and newly appointed Lt. Governor, Abel Maldonado.

For those unfamiliar with Rich and why Abel Maldonado should be bestowed with an award in his name, Rich was Lord Chancellor during the reign of Henry the VI of England and Solicitor General under Henry the VIII. Rich is best known for perjuring himself in order to secure a death sentence for Saint Thomas More (who happens to be the patron saint of those who work in politics and government affairs). For this horrible deed, Henry the VIII named Richard Rich the head Noble of Wales.

In February of this year Abel Maldonado provided the deciding vote for...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: aholemaldonado; california; maldonado; nomorerinos; norinos; rino; rinoalert; rinos; schwarzenegger; taxes
The newly-appointed Lt. Governor of California wins an award this week!

Please help us shine the light on this situation, in the [once-] Golden State!!

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And here's the famous movie line, cited in this ATR piece.
A Man for All Seasons (1966)

A Man for All Seasons (1966) - clip

1 posted on 11/27/2009 2:29:44 PM PST by U of IL Conservative
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To: U of IL Conservative
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Anne-Thousand-Days-Richard-Burton/dp/B00004R65O Other great books, plays and movies: A Man For All Seasons, Henry VIII And His Six Wives, Becket Peter O'Toole; Richard Burtonl; John..., The Lion In Winter, Cromwell, Beckett, The Other Boleyn Girl, Charles II, The Six Wives Of Henry VIII [DVD] [2001]
2 posted on 11/27/2009 3:24:54 PM PST by WellyP
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To: U of IL Conservative

ya great movie


3 posted on 11/27/2009 3:32:58 PM PST by dalebert
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To: WellyP

I should add, “Richard the Lionheart” and oops, Becket has one “t”.


4 posted on 11/27/2009 3:37:46 PM PST by WellyP
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