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Bush's aides broke politics law
Politico44 ^ | 01/24/11 | JOSH GERSTEIN

Posted on 01/24/2011 1:00:39 PM PST by ColdOne

During the 2006 midterm elections, White House political aides to President George W. Bush engaged in widespread violations of a federal law which limits partisan political activity by government employees, a long-running federal investigation has found.

A report issued Monday by the little-known Office of Special Counsel cites numerous violations of the Hatch Act and concludes that federal taxpayers ended up footing the bill for activities that were intended

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hatchact

1 posted on 01/24/2011 1:00:41 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Hahahahaha! If they really got serious about the Hatch Act, half the people in DC would be fined or in jail.


2 posted on 01/24/2011 1:02:26 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Please donate to FreeRepublic, sanity in a world gone mad!)
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To: ColdOne

A perfect example why bureacrats MUST be held accountable for their salaries. 5 YEARS to come out with a report. You have GOT to be kidding.


3 posted on 01/24/2011 1:04:12 PM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: ColdOne

Wake me up when Politico does the same story on Obama.


4 posted on 01/24/2011 1:04:18 PM PST by AU72
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To: AU72

Or Clinton.


5 posted on 01/24/2011 1:04:52 PM PST by Arm_Bears (I'll have what the gentleman on the floor is drinking.)
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To: ColdOne

Note to the nitwit leftists stressing about this —> Get back to me when you’ve reeled in all of your offenses... a big one being Obambi’s birth certificate ... another: John Kerry’s SF-180 ... yet another ... expelling Rangell and Waters from Congress... etc. etc. etc.


6 posted on 01/24/2011 1:05:51 PM PST by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: ColdOne

Ded Kennedy (D-HELL) killed a girl and got less scrutiny than W.


7 posted on 01/24/2011 1:07:23 PM PST by jessduntno ("'How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think." - Adolph Hitler)
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To: ColdOne

as soon as Guam sinks.......


8 posted on 01/24/2011 1:08:24 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: ColdOne

Just more noise from the MSM to justify all the elections law violations the left plans for the next election.


9 posted on 01/24/2011 1:09:57 PM PST by FourPeas (From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. Ja 3:10)
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To: ColdOne

June Shih, wife of Josh Gerstein, from 1995 to 2000 was a speechwriter for President Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton and later was the chief speechwriter for Mrs. Clinton’s senatorial campaign.

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/03/style/weddings-celebrations-june-shih-josh-gerstein.html


10 posted on 01/24/2011 1:11:03 PM PST by kcvl
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To: ColdOne

I don’t know what is the most pathetic thing here. 5 years int he making? It coming out now? will they continue the investigations into the current Administration? That these bearocrats have the gall to charge Taxpayers for all kinds of crap. I just don’t know.


11 posted on 01/24/2011 1:11:58 PM PST by vpintheak (Democrats: Robbing humans of their dignity 1 law at a time)
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To: ColdOne
"cites numerous violations of the Hatch Act"

I thought Bill "The Stainmaster" Clinton abolished the Hatch Act while he was in office.

His administration operated that way, at least.....
12 posted on 01/24/2011 1:11:58 PM PST by indthkr
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To: ColdOne
This comes up now because Obama is ready to put Hatch Act violations into overdrive.
13 posted on 01/24/2011 1:13:11 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: ColdOne
...and in other news - water is wet!

Golly gee willikers, Josh! Did you do any deep research to see if the Obama staff is engaged in the same thing? No? You didn't? Well, why the hell not?

14 posted on 01/24/2011 1:15:44 PM PST by Dr. Thorne (Buy Gold and Guns Now!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

This comes up now because Issa is about to launch some effective investigations and the other side is desperately searching for something to counteract that.


15 posted on 01/24/2011 1:16:11 PM PST by what's up
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To: ColdOne

This is how tyranny operates.

1. Pass a host of oppressive laws so that just going about normal business results in committing a crime.

2. Refuse to prosecute your political allies.

3. Strenuously prosecute your political opponents, or “enemies” as the president likes to call them.


16 posted on 01/24/2011 1:18:49 PM PST by jtal
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To: ColdOne
Translation: "Obama plans to spend tons of taxpayer money in the next 2 years in order to get reelected. Time to deflect attention and come up with reasons as to why it's ok... the good old excuse of Bush did it, so I can too".
17 posted on 01/24/2011 1:20:44 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: ColdOne

So would not Obama sending fundraising e-mails to active duty military members .mil accounts rise to “law breaking”?


18 posted on 01/24/2011 1:21:07 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: ColdOne

Don’t you know only Democrats can get away with those things. Foolish Republicans.


19 posted on 01/24/2011 1:21:40 PM PST by RickB444 (Beat your sword into plowshares, but wind up plowing the fields of someone who kept their sword.)
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To: what's up
That's sort of what I was trying to say in a general way.

Basically, state-run media is running interference.

20 posted on 01/24/2011 1:23:06 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: ColdOne

Bush’s fault.


21 posted on 01/24/2011 1:26:23 PM PST by Pamlico (Oppose 0bama at every opportunity)
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To: ColdOne

politico is going the way of Huffpo, DU and all the other Leftist drivel. I hardly ever pollute my mind with their propaganda.


22 posted on 01/24/2011 1:46:17 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: ColdOne

Bush aides - Guilty of being Republicans. Given the nature of things, it’s hard to see how you can totally segregate politics from governing. I have a hard time believing Republicans are more guilty of politicizing government than Democrats.


23 posted on 01/24/2011 2:04:44 PM PST by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: ColdOne

Bush isn’t President. In a post-partisan world transformed by Obama, shouldn’t we just move on?


24 posted on 01/24/2011 2:54:02 PM PST by Padams
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