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Medina blames rivals for 9/11 remarks fallout
Houston Chronicle via AP ^ | Feb. 12, 2010, 4:34PM | MICHAEL GRACZYK

Posted on 02/12/2010 3:19:54 PM PST by humblegunner

HOUSTON — Republican gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina, reeling from her remarks that questioned whether the U.S. government was involved in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, on Friday blamed the ensuing firestorm on a “coordinated attack” that she speculated came from the campaigns of her better-known GOP rivals.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: funkycoldmedina; medina; paulbots; paulestinians; rino; texastoast; troofers; truther; truthers; tx2010
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We call this "Crawfishing".
1 posted on 02/12/2010 3:19:54 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Eaker; Allegra; mnehring

Funky cold Medina ping.


2 posted on 02/12/2010 3:20:39 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

Well, that is one term for it. I would call it BS...You are too kind.


3 posted on 02/12/2010 3:20:49 PM PST by DallasSun (i believe in separation of church and hate.)
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To: humblegunner

Check her husband’s past associations for some eye opening.


4 posted on 02/12/2010 3:22:28 PM PST by noblejones (Obama rules!)
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To: humblegunner

5 posted on 02/12/2010 3:23:09 PM PST by mnehring
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To: humblegunner

These people who blame Beck are just as bad nuts as truthers. I would never vote for truthers, people who support truthers, and people who don’t like Beck!!

Vote Perry!


6 posted on 02/12/2010 3:23:32 PM PST by factmart
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To: humblegunner

Dead candidate whining. She’s toast.


7 posted on 02/12/2010 3:23:56 PM PST by circlecity
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To: humblegunner

Whaaa! Whaaa! Someones picking on me!


8 posted on 02/12/2010 3:24:05 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: humblegunner

“Blame others” is what Democrats and Progressives do. She is showing her true colors.


9 posted on 02/12/2010 3:24:26 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (http://www.thepatriotsflag.com - The Patriot's Flag)
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To: humblegunner

Yet another conspiracy?


10 posted on 02/12/2010 3:25:15 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: humblegunner

It’s a wonder she didn’t blame George Bush...that’s very popular right now.


11 posted on 02/12/2010 3:25:48 PM PST by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: DallasSun

She deserved it. If anyone even read the Glenn Beck transcript or even viewed it, I would pick the other 2 RINOS over this insane woman.


12 posted on 02/12/2010 3:26:10 PM PST by max americana
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To: noblejones

Noe Medina is an interesting character. I’m sure some stuff will come out before early voting begins.


13 posted on 02/12/2010 3:26:46 PM PST by mnehring
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To: humblegunner

LOL


14 posted on 02/12/2010 3:27:28 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: humblegunner

There’d be no problem if she’d simply said “I don’t believe the U.S. Government had any role in causing the 9-11 attacks.”

I realize she answered both yes and no to the question but anyone who is a credible candidate knows better than to open that can of worms. It just makes her look like a nut.

She has nobody but herself to blame for that.

I’ll agree Beck’s question and the reactions to it look somewhat like a smear but any politician ready to be governor knows how to shoot down that sort of question and she didn’t. THAT’S why her support is going to crater - because she just illustrated why she’s not up to being governor.

Don’t blame Perry or KBH for that. It’s like asking “do you still beat your wife?” As a politician, you instinctively learn how to deal with those sort of questions.


15 posted on 02/12/2010 3:28:10 PM PST by OrangeHoof ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Bend over suckahs".)
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To: noblejones

What have you found?


16 posted on 02/12/2010 3:28:13 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: mylife

Yep. Is there anything more unattractive as a candidate running as a “victim”?


17 posted on 02/12/2010 3:28:16 PM PST by DallasSun (i believe in separation of church and hate.)
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To: humblegunner

Guilty.

18 posted on 02/12/2010 3:28:47 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: capt. norm

I think that is exactly what she was doing..in a round about way.


19 posted on 02/12/2010 3:28:50 PM PST by DallasSun (i believe in separation of church and hate.)
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To: OrangeHoof

She can’t blame Beck, a few hours later she said almost the same thing (a little worse) in another interview.


20 posted on 02/12/2010 3:29:31 PM PST by mnehring
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To: humblegunner

I was starting to talk her up to people I know (though I’m not in Texas) because of some of her speeches out there on you-tube, and some of what I’ve read about her, I liked what I was hearing.

So this is disappointing. Still, its a simple question, and if you can’t answer it without hemming and hawing, you’ve answered the question. And the answer is what it is and the consequences are what they are.


21 posted on 02/12/2010 3:29:44 PM PST by marron
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To: mnehring

I have tried to find out from the beginning who he was. The closest I came was a small rancher of cattle of which kind no one will say and possibly associated with some left wing education thingy which I am not sure of.


22 posted on 02/12/2010 3:30:03 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: humblegunner

If I remember right, the Republican good-old-boys-club in Alaska did very similar stuff to Sarah.


23 posted on 02/12/2010 3:30:28 PM PST by pray4liberty (Liberalism is the religion of narcissists. You read it here first.)
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To: humblegunner

Some people get their panties in a wad when I say we knew she was a truther before Beck’s show.


24 posted on 02/12/2010 3:30:32 PM PST by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: factmart

But you can easily vote for a lying illegal alien coddling RINO. How nice


25 posted on 02/12/2010 3:30:38 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: humblegunner
Medina said Friday the question from Beck caught her “unaware” and caused her to “over guess.”

“I could have done that better and I'll endeavor to be a little more articulate in the future,” she said.


The best thing she could do at this time is stop the damn whining and admit she screwed the pooch. Didn't she take to crying or something when she lost something with the GOP? Or maybe she filed a suit against them. The woman has no sense of ownership for her own words and actions. Loser from the get go it seems.

26 posted on 02/12/2010 3:31:13 PM PST by deport (TEXAS PRIMARY -- 4 DAYS TO EARLY VOTING......... 18 DAYS MARCH 2, PRIMARY)
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To: DallasSun

Noop.


27 posted on 02/12/2010 3:31:18 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: pray4liberty

I don’t recall any “good old boys” zapping Palin with HAARP to make her give stupid truther answers twice in one day.


28 posted on 02/12/2010 3:33:37 PM PST by mnehring
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To: humblegunner

humblegunner,
I have a seasonal pond in my back yard.
When it has water in it abotu every 4th day I go out in the back yard and get a crawfish or three out of the pool.
I have a couple in the fish tank and they are as good as lobster to look at.


29 posted on 02/12/2010 3:34:17 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Obammy is little more than a quota boy.)
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To: deport
Medina said Friday the question from Beck caught her “unaware” and caused her to “over guess.”

So what was her excuse for doing it again two hours later?

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2450111/posts

30 posted on 02/12/2010 3:35:06 PM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

I meant campaign dirty tricks.


31 posted on 02/12/2010 3:35:16 PM PST by pray4liberty (Liberalism is the religion of narcissists. You read it here first.)
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To: pray4liberty

What dirty trick? Medina was asked a question, she blew it.. then she did it again two hours later.

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2450111/posts


32 posted on 02/12/2010 3:36:18 PM PST by mnehring
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“I could have done that better and I'll endeavor to be a little more articulate in the future,”

Well that's reassuring . . . especially on so difficult a question.

33 posted on 02/12/2010 3:36:41 PM PST by w_over_w (The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.~ Albert Einstein)
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To: mylife
Yet another conspiracy?

No, it's just the Texas GOP punishing a local grassroots conservative candidate for daring to challenge the anointed Party elite.

Beck sandbagged her good and we're supposed to quietly pretend that we didn't notice.

Only the big money cronies and lobbyists are supposed to have a voice in the Texas GOP, you know.

I think it must be some kind of rule they adopted back when Dubya was governor.

34 posted on 02/12/2010 3:36:57 PM PST by Willie Green (Glen Beck is still an ignorant butthead. Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: mnehring

I recall McCain sending brainwaves her way to make yammer on senselessly about how good amnesty was and how important it was to solve global warming.

Matter of fact I recall her telling Lars Larson great and legit it was for birthers to be doing their thing, only to find out she pulled a Medina.


35 posted on 02/12/2010 3:37:23 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: capt. norm

You are right Capt. norm,
I have occasional hemorrhoids and it’s Bush’s fault.

You get any of this storm today?


36 posted on 02/12/2010 3:38:18 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Obammy is little more than a quota boy.)
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To: mnehring

There are GOOGLE links to Medina on Alex Jones show.
That is enough right there for WackO Truther


37 posted on 02/12/2010 3:40:25 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: noblejones
Check her husband’s past associations for some eye opening.

What about her husband? Care to elaborate on that comment?

38 posted on 02/12/2010 3:41:51 PM PST by giotto
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To: capt. norm
" It’s a wonder she didn’t blame George Bush...that’s very popular right now."

LOL, except when slow Joe Biden talks about the Iraq success story.

39 posted on 02/12/2010 3:43:23 PM PST by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard)
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To: Eaker
Some people get their panties in a wad when I say we knew she was a truther before Beck’s show.

That's odd.

We've been preaching this for a while.

Demonstrably.

40 posted on 02/12/2010 3:43:55 PM PST by humblegunner
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You know the worst part about this whole thing is people having to tell humblegunner he was right.


41 posted on 02/12/2010 3:45:11 PM PST by mnehring
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You know the worst part about this whole thing is people having to tell humblegunner he was right.

That HAS to suck.

42 posted on 02/12/2010 3:46:41 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner
A little more info about Ms Medina:

Medina, hailing from Beeville, learned political skills on the range

By Asher Price AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF
Feb. 12, 2010

excerpt

She was "very smart, determined and hard-headed," says her mother. "When she sets her mind to something, she pretty well makes the decision and sticks with it."

By hard-headed, her mother meant her daughter's leaving home, which was tied up with her relationship with Noe Medina, whom she began dating in 1980 after meeting him at work at a grocery store.

Noe Medina was "one of the finest students I've taught," Belew said. "He was an excellent student, and a very nice kid and top of the class."

But he was Mexican-American; her parents forbade the relationship; she left home. (At the time, said Belew, A.C. Jones High School still had separate proms for Hispanics and whites.)

Two weeks after she graduated from Bee County Community College in 1982, she and Medina married, and she has basically been estranged from her parents since, she said.

"It is purely racial," Debra Medina said. "At the age of 18, as difficult as it was, I didn't know then that 30 years later they would maintain that position. When push comes to shove, I always hope to choose the principle, and even when my parents said no, I knew they were wrong."

Her mother, who said she heard her daughter was running for governor through a radio host in Beeville, has spoken with Medina about the race; Medina doesn't speak with her father.

End snips


43 posted on 02/12/2010 3:47:01 PM PST by deport (TEXAS PRIMARY -- 4 DAYS TO EARLY VOTING......... 18 DAYS MARCH 2, PRIMARY)
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To: noblejones

Check her husband’s past associations for some eye opening.


Could you give hint as to links wo we won’t have to go hunt around for your info? I did a quick google but don’t see anything for the Noe Medina.


44 posted on 02/12/2010 3:48:44 PM PST by deport (TEXAS PRIMARY -- 4 DAYS TO EARLY VOTING......... 18 DAYS MARCH 2, PRIMARY)
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You know the worst part about this whole thing is people having to tell humblegunner he was right.

He and have known each other for close to a decade and I almost had to do that once before.

45 posted on 02/12/2010 3:48:56 PM PST by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: Eaker
Maybe the message was unclear.

Or not.

46 posted on 02/12/2010 3:49:13 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: deport

Wow. Thats interesting.


47 posted on 02/12/2010 3:49:14 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: mnehring

So what was her excuse for doing it again two hours later?


She’ll find someone to blame. The woman apparently lacks skills to lead at the top levels.


48 posted on 02/12/2010 3:50:19 PM PST by deport (TEXAS PRIMARY -- 4 DAYS TO EARLY VOTING......... 18 DAYS MARCH 2, PRIMARY)
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To: mnehring

LOL


49 posted on 02/12/2010 3:51:07 PM PST by DallasSun (i believe in separation of church and hate.)
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To: deport

That actually shows some principles on Medina’s part.


50 posted on 02/12/2010 3:54:37 PM PST by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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