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Rendell denies rumors of affair (Dem PA Governor)
Bucks County Courier Times ^ | June 23, 2010 | Jackie Massott

Posted on 06/23/2010 1:07:56 PM PDT by 2banana

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gov. Ed Rendell says there is no truth to gossip that he is involved in an extramarital affair with a state employee.

In an advance copy of a Philadelphia magazine article obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press, the governor and Kirstin Snow, the former beauty queen who works for him, say in separate interviews that they are not romantically involved.

“Do I have some flaws? Absolutely!” Rendell tells the magazine. “For all of the rumors, has any woman ever said that I have had sex with her? Other than my wife?”

Statehouse rumors of an affair gained traction after the Philadelphia Daily News published a photo of Rendell and Snow, whom the paper described as “a tall, elegant blonde,” having lunch last month at a local diner — though it failed to show the pair were lunching with others across the table.

Advertisement Snow said she’s surprised that it took months for the whispers to develop into full-fledged rumors. She says she worries about the gossip hurting the governor’s wife, Midge Rendell, who is a federal judge in Philadelphia, and insisted that she and the governor have a purely professional relationship.

“If I had a nickel for everybody who told me that, or told me they heard that, I wouldn’t have to come to my job,” Snow said of the allegations.

Snow, 40, is director of Commonwealth Media Services, an agency in the state Department of General Services that provides multimedia services for educational, training, tourism, historical, and other general communications purposes.

The magazine hits newsstands Friday


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: affair; denial; eddie; fast; rendell; scandals
“Do I have some flaws? Absolutely!” Rendell tells the magazine. “For all of the rumors, has any woman ever said that I have had sex with her? Other than my wife?”

“If I had a nickel for everybody who told me that, or told me they heard that, I wouldn’t have to come to my job,” Snow said of the allegations.

Those are very, very, very strange denials...I guess they do not want to pull a clinton

1 posted on 06/23/2010 1:07:59 PM PDT by 2banana
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To: 2banana

lol very strange indeed!


2 posted on 06/23/2010 1:14:17 PM PDT by Ancient Drive (DRINK COFFEE! - Do Stupid Things Faster with More Energy!)
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To: 2banana

Don’t we get pictures?
How can we establish guilt or innocence?


3 posted on 06/23/2010 1:16:14 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: 2banana

"GUILTY!"


Meet Dr. Snow"

5 posted on 06/23/2010 1:16:44 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Show me what Obama brought that was new and there you will find things only radical and destructive.)
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To: 2banana

The Philly version of Nikki Haley


6 posted on 06/23/2010 1:20:41 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: 2banana

I tend to doubt this story. Politics aside, Rendell is a natural people person and a very friendly, open guy with a ready smile. This is not an endorsement, but he has been a consistently upbeat and accessible public figure for the past 40 years. I ran into him on street corners, in department stores, diners, all over the City of Philly when he was DA or Mayor. He is a very smart lawyer who is highly unlikely to have paraded an illicit situation in public. His wife is also a very attractive, smart and accomplished woman. I’m not buying it at this point.


7 posted on 06/23/2010 1:21:06 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (" 'Bush did it' is not a foreign policy." -- Victor Davis Hanson)
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To: 2banana
Guilty.


8 posted on 06/23/2010 1:21:24 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Is she a guy?


9 posted on 06/23/2010 1:23:33 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: LibFreeUSA
That's actually a better picture than the one I found of her in this story...

Rendell denies rumors of affair with former Glen Rock woman

10 posted on 06/23/2010 1:23:45 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009
"Is she a guy?"

I'm guessing she's not wearing that turtle neck because black is her best color. An Adam's Apple lurking just beneath, perhaps?

11 posted on 06/23/2010 1:25:16 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: 2banana

Client number eight?


12 posted on 06/23/2010 1:25:34 PM PDT by hecht (NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM)
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To: Albion Wilde
Rendell is a natural people person and a very friendly

True... I worked at 15'th and Arch in Philadelphia in the late 70's when he was Philadelphia's DA. He was a regular in some of the coffee/lunch spots in the neighborhood, and always mingled and chatted it up with us "locals".

13 posted on 06/23/2010 1:25:40 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009

Without trying to be unkind; my first thought was that she has a jawbone on her as strong as that of “Three Bars” a great Quarter Horse stallion of yesteryear!


14 posted on 06/23/2010 1:32:16 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: OldDeckHand

Dude looks like a errrrr, dude


15 posted on 06/23/2010 1:36:49 PM PDT by headless_thompson_gunner
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To: Albion Wilde
"I tend to doubt this story. Politics aside, Rendell is a natural people person and a very friendly, open guy with a ready smile."

People said that about Ted Bundy too.

16 posted on 06/23/2010 1:37:45 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: OldDeckHand

As Rush says; For a DemocRAT, an affair is often a resume’ enhancement. Why is “fast” Eddie denying it........oh yeah, his WIFE be da’ JUDGE! If this turns out to be true, the Missus will probably take away all or most of those million$ he would be getting under the table from the gambling interests in PA.


17 posted on 06/23/2010 1:37:45 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: Cementjungle
I worked at 15'th and Arch in Philadelphia in the late 70's when he was Philadelphia's DA. He was a regular in some of the coffee/lunch spots in the neighborhood, and always mingled and chatted it up with us "locals".

Here is the picture that caused the kerfluffle. You can clearly see that not only are they sitting right at a streetside window, but also that he is talking to someone else across the table -- they aren't alone.

The source says they are at the Famous Fourth St Deli, which is a highly trafficked, long-established and very public place just off South Street and the fabric district in the old Jewish area of the city. This story really seems like crap to me.

18 posted on 06/23/2010 1:38:32 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (" 'Bush did it' is not a foreign policy." -- Victor Davis Hanson)
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To: LibFreeUSA

This was a former Miss Pennsylvania???

If I were a governor, I could do a lot better that her.
There are cuter, younger ones in the intern groupie ranks eager to serve some powerful politician.
I always doubted Rendell’s smarts and judgment. This proves my doubts.


19 posted on 06/23/2010 1:39:43 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: mass55th

Ted Bundy didn’t serve as a very public chief executive in a major population center for 45 years, though. Just a thought.


20 posted on 06/23/2010 1:40:33 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (" 'Bush did it' is not a foreign policy." -- Victor Davis Hanson)
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To: OldDeckHand

Miss Tranny World?

:)


21 posted on 06/23/2010 1:41:11 PM PDT by maggief
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To: 2banana

Don’t call him Fast Eddie for nothing.


22 posted on 06/23/2010 1:42:08 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009

Doggone, poor thing looks like George McFly (Crispen Glover I think his name is).


23 posted on 06/23/2010 1:42:33 PM PDT by Proud_texan (Scare people enough and they'll do anything.)
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To: 2banana
2 tell tale signs someone is lying, psychologically speaking;
24 posted on 06/23/2010 1:42:33 PM PDT by infidel29 (Since 0bama is NOT a uniter, can we change the acronym to just plain P.O.S.?)
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To: Cementjungle
True... I worked at 15'th and Arch in Philadelphia in the late 70's when he was Philadelphia's DA.

Rendell has a law degree? I never would have thunk it, whenever I catch him on FOX something really idiotic comes out of his mouth.

25 posted on 06/23/2010 1:44:04 PM PDT by freespirited (There are a lot of bad Republicans but there are no good Democrats.--Ann Coulter)
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To: freespirited
Rendell has a law degree? I never would have thunk it, whenever I catch him on FOX something really idiotic comes out of his mouth.

Yep.. at this point in his career he has a lot more time in as a politician than as a lawyer.

26 posted on 06/23/2010 1:47:25 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Albion Wilde

Sure Bundy wasn’t an elected official. He was however a law student who was popular, and well-connected. He even volunteered at a suicide prevention center in Seattle. According to a judge, he could have been a successful lawyer, had he not taken the road he did. Of course I’m not saying Ed Rendell is a serial killer, I’m simply saying that you can’t take outward appearances, or behavior in public as a total determination of what a person is capable or not capable of in private.


27 posted on 06/23/2010 1:55:00 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Albion Wilde

Everything you said could equally apply to Bill Clinton.


28 posted on 06/23/2010 1:55:00 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Albion Wilde
I tend to doubt this story.

In contrast to what you've said I've heard around Philly that he's a well known horndog. I've no personal knowledge. Rumors only.

29 posted on 06/23/2010 2:01:10 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: mass55th; Stentor

I stipulate both your points. I’m just saying I don’t buy it yet.


30 posted on 06/23/2010 2:03:46 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (" 'Bush did it' is not a foreign policy." -- Victor Davis Hanson)
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To: 2banana

Puke, who in their right mind man or woman or whatever would want to have sex with this guy?


31 posted on 06/23/2010 2:16:55 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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>>For all of the rumors, has any woman ever said that I have had sex with her?<<

All he’s saying is that no woman would admit to bumping uglies with him.

A simple yes or no would’ve sufficed, as the thought of Eddie sexing it up with anyone is a major grossout


32 posted on 06/23/2010 2:25:44 PM PDT by LadyBuck (In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, 'Au revoir, gopher')
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To: 2banana
I have a friend who is a recovering Democrat and Liberal. What he tells me is that the Democrats/Liberals are masters of deception. They will leak false stories like this hoping that conservatives will jump on them. Then when it's revealed that there is nothing to the story, it's the conservatives or any other enemies that are made to look like buffoons. I don't think there's a thing to this story and I wouldn't put it pass the Rats to have leaked it.

Whatever you think of the Rats, at the upper most level they are fairly clever. They are wrong about almost everything of substance, but they aren't completely stupid.
33 posted on 06/23/2010 2:36:35 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: infidel29
2 tell tale signs someone is lying, psychologically speaking;
•Ridicule the question, you make a mockery of the premise and delegitemize the question through belittlement.
•Answer the question with a question, you cloud the rhetoric and attempt to lose sight of the original premise leaving open ended questions in the conversation.

Any practicing psychologists out there?

My neighbor is a psychologist. He has had trouble with an expensive lawn mower that is failing with less than 3 hours time on it. When the dealer came to pick it up to be serviced, my neighbor casually asked the kid if he'd seen very many of these units fail? Then he counted how many seconds to took for the kid to answer the question. FIVE SECONDS. And then the kid said, "Well not usually right out of the box."

My neighbor says that a good signal is how long it takes to elicit an answer to an uncomfortable question.

34 posted on 06/23/2010 2:44:36 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

That rings true, except if you’re dealing with a pathological liar. They can response quickly.


35 posted on 06/23/2010 3:24:54 PM PDT by unique
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To: 2banana

This reminds me. When Spitzer’s dalliances with “escorts” were outted, Rush made a comment on his show that another high profile politician in a neighboring state has similar habits, then immediately Rush made some kind of remark about the Phila. Eagles. Anyone recall that?


36 posted on 06/23/2010 7:11:05 PM PDT by randita (Visit keyhouseraces.com for a list of vulnerable DEM and must hold GOP House seats.)
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To: 2banana

Rendell going under the bus over his involvement in the Sestak affair? Open mouth, insert foot.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2526537/posts?q=1&;page=1#1


37 posted on 06/24/2010 4:26:16 AM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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