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Barney Frank’s Ties to Bailed-Out Financier Raising Ethics Questions
National Legal & Policy Center ^ | October 18, 2010 | Alana Goodman

Posted on 10/19/2010 10:04:56 AM PDT by jazusamo

 

Barney Frank photo

House Financial Services Committee Chair Barney Frank (D-MA) is just the latest member of Congress facing scrutiny for taking joy rides on a private jet owned by hedge-fund billionaire and federal bailout recipient S. Donald Sussman.

Republicans say that Frank needs to clear up ethical concerns about his flight to the U.S. Virgin Islands on Sussman's $25 million private plane in 2009, and his subsequent vacation at the hedge-fund owner's luxurious Caribbean mansion. Sussman, a major philanthropist to liberal causes, has reportedly raked in $200 million in federal bailout funds for his company Paloma Securities. As head of the House Financial Services Committee, Frank helped push through the Wall Street bailout as well as extensive financial reforms.

According to the Boston Herald, aviation experts said that Frank's flight could have cost as much as $30,000 each way, but Frank reported that the air travel cost was just $1,500 in financial disclosure forms. The Massachusetts lawmaker reported no other expenses from the vacation.

Frank said that his connection with Sussman never influenced any of his political decisions. "I've never talked with [Sussman] about any favorable treatment," Frank told the Portland Press Herald. "I voted to raise his taxes. That's one of the most backwards things I've ever heard. I've taken the anti-hedge position."

The House Ethics Committee said that it cleared the vacation, granting "unusual" permission for the trip because Frank's partner Jim Ready is close friends with Sussman.

But Republicans say that Frank has not answered all of their ethical concerns. "If there's nothing to hide, Chairman Frank should be forthright with his constituents and immediately address why accepting a paid jet to the Caribbean from Sussman is not a blatant conflict of interest," said Republican National Committee spokesman Parish Braden told the Boston Herald.

Frank is just the most recent House member to catch heat for his ties to Sussman. Sussman's fiancé, Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME), has also come under heavy criticism for allegedly taking rides to campaign events on the hedge-fund owner's plane in September.

Maine GOP filed an ethics complaint against Pingree, claiming that the trip appeared to be in violation of the Federal Election Campaign Finance Act of 1971, which bars lawmakers from traveling to campaign events on non-commercial private aircraft. However, the House ethics committee cleared Pingree of wrongdoing after the congresswoman pointed out a loophole in the rules that allows politicians to travel on non-commercial planes that are owned by family members.

In addition to Sussman's philanthropy to liberal causes, the billionaire's use of tax havens has also been scrutinized by Republicans. In 2000, the hedge-fund owner set up a company and established full-time residency in the U.S. Virgin Islands, in order to reduce the amount of income tax that he pays. While Sussman now claims primary residency in Maine, financial documents from September indicate that he may still be receiving U.S. Virgin Islands tax breaks.

Frank and Pingree have both been critics of tax havens, even while they have accepted gifts and contributions from Sussman.

Last May, Pingree pushed legislation that she promised would "crack down on tax loopholes that allow hedge-fund managers to avoid paying income tax on much of their salaries." In 2002, the congresswoman made her opposition to tax havens a key element of her unsuccessful senate run against Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME).

Maine GOP spokesman Lance Dutson said Pingree's criticism of tax dodging was at odds with some of her recent actions.

"When [Pingree] takes the floor and demands that hedge fund managers should stop taking tax loopholes while benefiting from it herself, that's hypocrisy," he said.

But Pingree said her record on tax issues speaks for itself. "My positions couldn't be more clear and they haven't changed a bit," she said, lamenting that "each of my last three opponents has tried to make Donald an issue, and suggested my relationship with him will somehow influence my vote.  Nothing could be further from the truth."

Alana Goodman is NLPC's Capitol Hill Reporter.

Related:

Did Rep. Pingree Get Engaged to Beat Ethics Rap?



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 111th; barneyfrank; corruption; cultureofcorruption; democratcorruption; democrats; election; elections; ethics; frank; liberalfascism; ma; massachusetts; nlpc; obama; palin; sussman; travelpartner
More and more Dems are being flushed for their ethics lapses.
1 posted on 10/19/2010 10:05:03 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

CELLMATES


2 posted on 10/19/2010 10:10:47 AM PDT by FrankR (You are only obligated to obama to the extent you accept his handouts.)
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To: FrankR

Excellent Bump!


3 posted on 10/19/2010 10:12:43 AM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: FrankR

well done article.


4 posted on 10/19/2010 10:12:43 AM PDT by Academiadotorg
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To: jazusamo
Please bump the Freepathon and donate or become a monthly donor!

5 posted on 10/19/2010 10:13:34 AM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: FrankR

Get the corrupt human waste like Frank out of our government. November 2 is taking out the garbage day; Frank stinks and disgraces this country.


6 posted on 10/19/2010 10:26:11 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010. Let's Roll!!!)
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To: jazusamo

The party’s over

It’s time to call it a day


7 posted on 10/19/2010 10:29:12 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys)
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To: jazusamo

$1500 is probably the price of a commercial flight - which is not the equivalent of a private jet that flies at your convenience.

How do these people think? What do they think? On what basis does it occur to them that taking a ride on a private jet to a tropical island and staying on someone’s private estate is somehow a proper thing to do?


8 posted on 10/19/2010 11:02:44 AM PDT by RonF
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To: RonF

Bwaney and many of his cohorts believe they’re entitled to a life of luxury.


9 posted on 10/19/2010 11:09:54 AM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Time to “OUT” Frank...and not in a friendly way.


10 posted on 10/19/2010 11:25:41 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Don Corleone

Absolutely! It’s past time.


11 posted on 10/19/2010 11:36:19 AM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: RonF
How do these people think?

It's called being pond scum.

On second thought, that's just insuring pond scum.

12 posted on 10/19/2010 11:47:21 AM PDT by The Duke
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Barney Frank’s Ties to Bailed-Out Financier Sussman Raising Ethics Questions-----In 2000, the hedge-fund owner Sussman set up a company and established full-time residency in the US Virgin Islands, in order to reduce His US income tax payments. While Sussman now claims primary residency in Maine, financial documents from September indicate that he may still be receiving U.S. Virgin Islands tax breaks. Cong Frank and Cong Pingree have both been critics of tax havens, even while they have accepted gifts and contributions from Sussman.

Frank'a got more than ethics questions. Frank was closely identitfied with the criminal money-making enterprise of the Democratic party---Fannie Mae. Read on.

Frank Accused of Fannie Mae Conflict of Interest
Friday, October 03, 2008
By Bill Sammon, Washington FOX News, Deputy Managing Editor

Unqualified home buyers were not the only ones who benefited from Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank’s efforts to deregulate Fannie Mae throughout the 1990s. So did Frank’s partner, a Fannie Mae executive at the forefront of the agency’s push to relax lending restrictions. Now that Fannie Mae is at the epicenter of a financial meltdown that threatens the U.S. economy, some are raising new questions about Frank's relationship with Herb Moses, who was Fannie’s assistant director for product initiatives.

Moses worked at the government-sponsored enterprise from 1991 to 1998, while Frank was on the House Banking Committee, which had jurisdiction over Fannie. Both Frank and Moses assured the Wall Street Journal in 1992 that they took pains to avoid any conflicts of interest.

Critics, however, remain skeptical. ‘It’s absolutely a conflict,’ said Dan Gainor, vice president of the Business & Media Institute. “He was voting on Fannie Mae at a time when he was involved with a Fannie Mae executive. How is that not germane? “If this had been his ex-wife and he was Republican, I would bet every penny I have - or at least what’s not in the stock market - that this would be considered germane,’ added Gainor, a T. Boone Pickens Fellow. ‘But everybody wants to avoid it because he’s gay. It’s the quintessential double standard.’

A top GOP House aide agreed. ‘C’mon, he writes housing and banking laws and his boyfriend is a top exec at a firm that stands to gain from those laws?’ the aide told FOX News. ‘No media ever takes note?

Imagine what would happen if Frank’s political affiliation was R instead of D? Imagine what the media would say if [GOP former] Chairman [Mike] Oxley’s wife or [GOP presidential nominee John] McCain’s wife was a top exec at Fannie for a decade while they wrote the nation’s housing and banking laws.’

Frank’s office did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Frank met Moses in 1987, the same year he became the first openly gay member of Congress. ‘I am the only member of the congressional gay spouse caucus,” Moses wrote in the Washington Post in 1991. “On Capitol Hill, Barney always introduces me as his lover.’

The two lived together in a Washington home until they broke up in 1998, a few months after Moses ended his seven-year tenure at Fannie Mae, where he was the assistant director of product initiatives. According to National Mortgage News, Moses ‘helped develop many of Fannie Mae’s affordable housing and home improvement lending programs.’ Critics say such programs led to the mortgage meltdown that prompted last month’s government takeover of Fannie Mae and its financial cousin, Freddie Mac. The giant firms are blamed for spreading bad mortgages throughout the private financial sector.

Although Frank now blames Republicans for the failure of Fannie and Freddie, he spent years blocking GOP lawmakers from imposing tougher regulations on the mortgage giants.

In 1991, the year Moses was hired by Fannie, the Boston Globe reported that Frank pushed the agency to loosen regulations on mortgages for two- and three-family homes, even though they were defaulting at twice and five times the rate of single homes, respectively.

Three years later, President Clinton’s Department of Housing and Urban Development tried to impose a new regulation on Fannie, but was thwarted by Frank. Clinton now blames such Democrats for planting the seeds of today’s economic crisis. ‘I think the responsibility that the Democrats have may rest more in resisting any efforts by Republicans in the Congress or by me when I was president, to put some standards and tighten up a little on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac,’ Clinton said recently.”

Lefty financier and congresswoman’s fiancée dodged U.S. taxes as Virgin Island Resident
Weekly Standard | Oct 15, 2010 | ALANA GOODMAN
FR Posted Saturday, October 16, 2010 by fight_truth_decay

Lberal financier S. Donald Sussman the hedge-fund billionaire has pumped millions into the coffers of Democratic politicians and their political pet projects since 1989. Sussman sits on the board of the non-profit Center for American Progress, the non-profit Democracy Alliance and the dovish non-profit Israel Policy Forum, and he’s been one of the top contributors to left-leaning 527 non-profit organizations.

Progressive organizations and Democratic pols have taken significant financial contributions from Sussman – and have long vilified offshore tax havens, pointing to them as evidence of corporate greed gone wild. Sussman's girlfriend Rep. Pingree (D-Maine) has been an outspoken critic of this type of tax evasion, and made it one of the cornerstones of her unsuccessful 2002 senate bid against Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine). (Excerpt) Read more at weeklystandard.com ...

Sussman has long kept a behind-the-scenes profile, a recent ethics controversy in Maine has flung him into the center of a complicated dispute over state residency, tax dodging and congressional ethics – the implications of which extend all the way from the rocky coast of southern Maine to the offshore tax haven of the U.S. Virgin Islands. According to Sussman’s fiancée, Rep Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), the philanthropist lives with her and has been a resident of Maine since 2009. But financial records and other documents indicate that Sussman has claimed full-time residency and extensive tax breaks in the U.S. Virgin Islands for years – and may be continuing to claim them.

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HOW'D THEY DO THAT? The court-appointed man ID'ing Ponzi Madoff's assets, unearthed a labyrinth of interrelated international funds, institutions and entities of almost unparalleled complexity and breadth...... and assets and businesses in 11 places overseas. No question,tax evasion and money laundering was the name of the game for the wealthiest ----- posing as philanthropists----businessmen who were funneling income to Madoff to avoid US taxes. The crooks take on the image of "philanthropists" ....forming non-profits that contribnute to their fave "charities"....the MO for tax evasion and money laundering.

Frank's and Sussman's connections to Israel, and the non-profit Israel Policy Forum, should be rigorously scrutinized----Israel is the only place in the world, one can debark, go to a bank with a suitcase full of cash, and nobody asks where it came from or if taxes were paid on it.

13 posted on 10/19/2010 12:33:07 PM PDT by Liz (Nov 2 will be one more stitch in Obama's political shroud.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; Kenny Bunk; CutePuppy; Condor51; ken5050; fight_truth_decay; jazusamo; ...

ping


14 posted on 10/19/2010 12:35:12 PM PDT by Liz (Nov 2 will be one more stitch in Obama's political shroud.)
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To: Liz
Let's connect the dots...

1. GOP takes the Housee, big time..60-70 seats
2. Frank wins a narrow victory against Bielat.
3. Ethics committee opens an investigation about these flights ( I cna just hear Mad Maxine Waters demanding it..saying that dems only investigate black members..
4. Barney won't enjoy the minority

THUS..Frank retires, either during, or at the end of the coming Congress..

15 posted on 10/19/2010 12:57:56 PM PDT by ken5050 (I don't need sex.....the government screws me every day..)
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To: ken5050

Could be.


16 posted on 10/19/2010 1:03:54 PM PDT by Liz (Nov 2 will be one more stitch in Obama's political shroud.)
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To: Liz; stephenjohnbanker; CutePuppy; Condor51; ken5050; fight_truth_decay; jazusamo
Barney The Bugger of Bayonne and his gay spouse of the month, Herbie Moses, did not go quietly into that good night. Herbie left with millions and millions and millions in his trousseau, or man-purse.

But then, BTheBofB has always had rotten luck with his partners (I was going say "men," but then who knows?) Also, who knows how much of this swag his sweetie left old Barney with? At least Herbie didn't run a gay brothel and dating service from the basement (remember that one?)

What is it with Massachusetts voters, anyway? With all them ivy-covered colleges up there, you'd figure some of the voters could read a little something about their representatives. Remember Gerry Studds? The page-poker?

Has the drinking water been checked?

17 posted on 10/19/2010 1:12:36 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Revive The Poll Tax and Literacy Requirement for voter registration.)
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To: Liz

Great post...Like was said, if Frank was a Republican he’d have been skewered for having a live-in boyfriend that was an executive at Fannie Mae but as a gay Dem everyone looked the other way.


18 posted on 10/19/2010 1:13:46 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Kenny Bunk

” What is it with Massachusetts voters, anyway? With all them ivy-covered colleges up there, you’d figure some of the voters could read a little something about their representatives. Remember Gerry Studds? The page-poker?

Has the drinking water been checked? “

There are 80 colleges and universities within a 20 square mile radius of Boston Proper. This GUARANTEES a population of sick, twisted freaks ;-)


19 posted on 10/19/2010 4:51:14 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Liz; CutePuppy; Condor51; ken5050; fight_truth_decay; jazusamo

Ping to 19.


20 posted on 10/19/2010 4:52:40 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: stephenjohnbanker

LOL and Bump!


21 posted on 10/19/2010 5:20:56 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

The night I graduated from Boston College(1976), I was on the red eye to Los Angeles.....” and he never returned, no he never returned “

California was “Reagan Country” back then......sigh.....


22 posted on 10/19/2010 5:25:58 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: jazusamo

Discover the link:

Barney Frank’s former so-called “spouse” was a man named Herb Moses.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/clinton/stories/frank121898.htm

At the time, Herb Moses was a director for housing initiatives at Fannie Mae.
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4182/is_/ai_n10104224.

Herb Moses helped develop many of Fannie Mae’s affordable housing and home improvement lending programs.
http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.1277/pub_detail.asp

Herb Moses was reportedly a mortgage expert who left Fannie Mae in 1998 to start a pottery business.
http://www.businessandmedia.org/articles/2008/20080924145932.aspx

But not before his lover Barney Frank lobbied hard to widen Fannie Mae’s ability to give mortgages to high-risk borrowers.
http://www.businessweek.com/archives/1994/b33985.arc.htm

A “Herbert M. Moses” from Washington D.C. and employed by Fannie Mae gave $1500 to Democrats in the 1990s.
http://www.opensecrets.org/indivs/search.php?name=moses%2C+herb&state=&zip=&employ=&cand=&all=Y&sort=N&capcode=jb97b&submit=Submit

A “Herbert M. Moses” in D.C. is listed at whitepages.com
http://www.whitepages.com/search/FindPerson?extra_listing=mixed&form_mode=opt_b&post_back=1&firstname_begins_with=1&firstname=herbert&name=moses&street=&city_zip=&state_id=DC&localtime=survey.

At this whitepages page, you will find a “background records” link that allows you to buy a detailed report on that name from a list of several links.
http://preview.ussearch.com/preview/ala/newsearch?&searchState=DC&searchFName=herbert&searchLName=moses&adID=6194003754&adsource=9&TID=1&cid=background&searchtab=background

Several of those links will give a teaser list of cities where the named person presumedly has lived or lives.
http://www.ussearch.com/consumer/ala/category.do?cid=5105&did=0&adID=10002101&&searchtab=people&&searchFName=Herbert&searchMName=M&searchLName=Moses&searchCity=Washington&searchState=DC&searchApproxAge=&searchStateJurisdiction=DC&searchGender=&searchZip=20009-1106&vid=cfc&searchAgentNotes=Name_ViewAll&searchPerson=001786905501

Fact check: you can type in the name of someone you know and see that the list of teaser cities is an actual list of the actual cities where the named person has lived.

For “Herbert M. Moses” of D.C., Huntington Beach, CA, is one of 6 cities listed as a current or former residence.
http://www.ussearch.com/consumer/ala/category.do?cid=5105&did=0&adID=10002101&&searchtab=people&&searchFName=Herbert&searchMName=M&searchLName=Moses&searchCity=Washington&searchState=DC&searchApproxAge=&searchStateJurisdiction=DC&searchGender=&searchZip=20009-1106&vid=cfc&searchAgentNotes=Name_ViewAll&searchPerson=001786905501

Newport Beach is 6 miles from Huntington Beach
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&saddr=newport+beach,+ca&daddr=Huntington+Beach,+CA&hl=en&geocode=&mra=ls&sll=33.829785,-117.27787&sspn=1.204664,2.460938&ie=UTF8&z=13

A google search of “Herbert Moses”
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22Herbert+Moses%22

brings you to a photo and contact page of “Herb Moses” working at Wells Fargo in the mortgage department
https://www.wfhm.com/wfhm/herbert-moses/index.page

and Herb Moses of Wells Fargo mortgage is also listed at this website
http://workmanrealestategroup.com/lenders.html

A brand new FReeper, Stevie1958, has posted an interesting note at FR claiming that this same pictured Herb Moses has made porn films with his current long-term gay sex partner.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2094109/posts?page=85#85

A google search using key terms revealed by this new FReeper, Stevie1958, does lead to webpages with photos of the same pictured man (identified above as Herb Moses) engaged in explicit homosexual sex acts.
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22jessie+foxx%22+%22real+couples%22

So, it seems that Barney Frank’s former homosexual “spouse” who was a Fannie Mae executive, is now a third rate loan salesman and gay pron star. It makes Frank’s old housemate, Steve Gobie, who Frank met when he hired him as a male escort, and who ran a gay “escort” service from Frank’s D.C. home, seem pretty tame in comparison (Representative Barney Frank received a formal reprimand from the House for his relationship with a male prostitute - Gobie).

And one more thing: Is Stevie1958 really Stephen L. Gobie?


23 posted on 10/20/2010 8:32:35 AM PDT by Notwithstanding
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To: Liz
Pingree is big news, but others need not be overlooked in the attempt at change of politics in Maine

Donald Sussman threatened to sue Maine's WCSH TV

http://www.asmainegoes.com/content/sussman-biz-vows-legal-action-if-wcsh-airs-gop-ad

However the use of Sussman’s corporate plane by Pingree was considered appropriate under closer study by the ethics committee, as her spokesman surfaced and announced that Chellie and Donald had been engaged secretly since 2008, even though up until a short time before the discovery of these corporate flights by a mainewatchdog.org group she had referred to Don as “a partner”. Being a fiancee falls under “relative”. Thus relative is family.

Pingree had debated yesterday with her rival Dean Scontras 7:08 [R] 560 News Radio

http://wgan.com/play_window.php?audioType=Episode&audioId=4967950

If you have the time this is very informative.

“No town hall meetings” Pingree talks how she is not an insider and most responses are carbon copy Obama mantra, remember she is “new” she repeats or “before her”, and of course the big surplus when Clinton left office but Scontras responds brilliantly on all questions!

In Scontras' early morning speech, he slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and incumbent opponent Democrat Chellie Pingree for what he considers to be irresponsible spending decisions — including $26.5 million he said Pingree earmarked for "an institute in one of the wealthiest counties in the country: Orange County, California."

seacoastononline Scontras suggested taxpayer money would have been better used to rebuild or renovate a "crumbling" Memorial Bridge.

Moveon.org money has come to Maine financially in supporting [D] Michaud.

http://www.onlinesentinel.com/news/second-congressional-district-racemichaud-tops-opponent-in-cash-reserves_2010-10-18.html

Paul Lepage is the one to watch which if elected would be the first Republican governor in decades.Lepage could change the entire political atmosphere in Maine if elected, then Mainers would see up close and personal that there can be another Maine where they won't have to operate ongoing yard sales [tax free so far] to make ends meet. Lepage is "all business" coming from being abused and homeless at age 11 to general manager of the Maddens stores (numbers of stores added since he became gm), the popular mayor of Waterville , now thriving small city , lowering taxes in Waterville and "open for business". That's the race to watch against Libby Mitchell, Speaker of the House and Senate President, grandmother, [a Pelosi attired in Maine garb-long skirts)part of politics for decades in Augusta--part of the present day problem.

The NRA has given LePage a first Maine candidate the nod in 20 years!

"Am I politically correct all the time? No. Maybe it's time to have people say bluntly what's going on,"..."The fact of the matter is that I haven't learned how to speak out of both sides of my mouth yet."-Lepage

onlinesentinel

24 posted on 10/20/2010 9:00:42 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: jazusamo
Barney Frank’s Boyfriend Is Becoming Our Favorite Political Spouse

10/18/10-First, James Ready nearly got his boyfriend, Massachusetts congressman Barney Frank, in deep doo-doo when he got arrested for growing and possessing marijuana — while Frank was in the house with him [Frank has recently admitted he was present but did not know what pot looked like]. Then, he mouthed off to a couple of (semi-drunk) ladies on a plane, causing a fight after he called another passenger "Santa Claus." And now he's staging bizarre performance art. He also looms in playing photographer on Frank's Republican election opponent, Sean Bielat, after a debate at the WGBH studios in Boston. He snaps pictures of the bemused candidate, telling him to "get used to it, dude." This "dude"'s actions could be great to catch on a smart phone.

;) Is the guy on drugs? Why would Chellie Pingree and Sussman be hanging out with "a proud of it" convicted drug harvester, public nuisance and all around nutcase?

NYMAG

25 posted on 10/20/2010 9:23:38 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

That’s really weird, it’s beyond me why people like this hang out together. Maybe they get a charge out of pushing the envelope and feel they’re so far above the average person they can do whatever they’d like.

Whatever it is it’s pretty clear their heads aren’t screwed on straight. :-)


26 posted on 10/20/2010 9:47:09 AM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
...they hang together as they have the same strategist's political agenda...Note how Ready met Frank... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2611150/posts

Money would be my first link to this Sussman, Frank, Pingree, Ready relationship...

27 posted on 10/20/2010 10:41:37 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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