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Rendells tell friends they are separating
Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau ^ | 2/7/2011 | By Tracie Mauriello, Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau

Posted on 02/07/2011 5:29:31 PM PST by AGreatPer

Rendells tell friends they are separating

HARRISBURG -- Their marriage survived years of speculation about Ed Rendell's never-confirmed affairs, but today -- 20 days after the former governor left office -- he and U.S. Circuit Judge Marjorie O. Rendell told friends they are separating.

The news came in a five-sentence email sent at 4:08 p.m. and signed "Ed and Midge."

The Rendells told recipients that the split is amicable, that they will remain friends and that they "will not find it awkward or uncomfortable" to be invited to the same social events.

The Rendells have been married for about 40 years.

Harrisburg Bureau Chief Tracie Mauriello: 717-787-2141 or tmauriello@post-gazette.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: chat; donadams; edrendell; fasteddie; rendell; whocares
After 40 years?
1 posted on 02/07/2011 5:29:35 PM PST by AGreatPer
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To: AGreatPer

Super Bowl fight??


2 posted on 02/07/2011 5:31:23 PM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: AGreatPer
they "will not find it awkward or uncomfortable" to be invited to the same social events

That is.....until he goes to sit down and finds something in his seat. Something tells me it won't be snow.

3 posted on 02/07/2011 5:31:58 PM PST by edpc (It's Kräusened)
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To: AGreatPer

Damned civilized, I say! How is it no one wants to be married except the gays?


4 posted on 02/07/2011 5:33:12 PM PST by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: AGreatPer

So he’s coming out of the closet!!!


5 posted on 02/07/2011 5:33:26 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: org.whodat

No. There was something young and blonde involved and it was female. I guess since he’s out of public office his wife can give him the boot.


6 posted on 02/07/2011 5:36:51 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm.)
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To: AGreatPer

He needs to separate from politics, lobbying, “public service” (a misnomer) and not from his marriage.


7 posted on 02/07/2011 5:37:09 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (The Rodney King Riots: Courtesy of ABC, CBS, NBC & CNN)
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To: Beaten Valve; Physicist; dirtboy; Doctor Raoul; Angelwood; Jim Robinson
Ping to Physicyst,

Is this the same Judge that heard the Don Adams (Freeper) case and let the Union thugs go?

If someone has Terri's (sister of Don Adams) full Freeper name (I forget) please ping her.

8 posted on 02/07/2011 5:40:36 PM PST by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: AGreatPer; TAdams8591

I don’t think Midge was involved directly in Don and Terri’s case.

Ed did buy her Federal Judgeships from Clinton using a campaign fund transfer — about a half a million total for two levels combined, according to a friend of mine who worked under Ed in Philly.


9 posted on 02/07/2011 5:46:34 PM PST by bvw
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To: AGreatPer

dirtbag


10 posted on 02/07/2011 6:02:32 PM PST by IH8DEMS (.)
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To: bvw

No wonder she’s being civilized about this.


11 posted on 02/07/2011 6:04:35 PM PST by mimaw
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To: bvw
Thanks bvw.

This is crazy. I waa at the trial but can't remember the female judges name.
I do remember Don had a goofy attorney and another one for Free Republic, some leach bag that tried to get paid for doing nothing.

12 posted on 02/07/2011 6:05:11 PM PST by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: mimaw

That and her cache is being “well-loved by all” and amiable. A difficult and messy divorce not good for that rep.


13 posted on 02/07/2011 6:08:52 PM PST by bvw
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To: AGreatPer

A attorney willing to challenge the powers-that-be in Philly and its PA suburbs is HARD TO FIND. A GOOD one just about impossible. Consensus is ingrained in the culture. “Quaker City” has some meaning.

Easier in New York and Jersey.


14 posted on 02/07/2011 6:12:10 PM PST by bvw
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To: AGreatPer

Fast Eddy gets a speeding ticket...


15 posted on 02/07/2011 6:15:02 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: AGreatPer

I’m sure she’s not a judge because of him, and that he didn’t use the marriage until hia political career was over. /s


16 posted on 02/07/2011 6:15:08 PM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: AGreatPer

Nothing is as it seems in our corrupt culture. Distressing news, those two put up quite a front in the governors mansion.


17 posted on 02/07/2011 6:16:51 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: AGreatPer

Something else is going on with Mr. Rendell, I think. He’s been off base somehow for the past year, maybe longer. Just my distant observation. Age? Health? It’s like he deflated, withdrew from things.


18 posted on 02/07/2011 6:32:25 PM PST by bvw
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To: DTogo
"Fast Eddy gets a speeding ticket..."

There used to be a speed trap between Harrisburg and Lebanon, PA on the PA Turnpike and the State Police would take no s.. from his driver on the way to Philly.

For the last two years in office Eddie would avoid it by going past my house through Hershey to get beyond the trap. We all know his limo and used to laugh, there goes Eddie.

Speeding, we would breath easy when they didn't hit any chocolate workers.

19 posted on 02/07/2011 6:36:48 PM PST by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: AGreatPer

Hope he gets a restraing order aganist him so he loses the 2nd amendment rights he hated.


20 posted on 02/07/2011 6:51:18 PM PST by therut
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To: bvw
Rendell just inked a hugh contract with Comcast for a Philly (all sports) sports show.
His old law firm just put him on. Lobbyist no doubt.

Shhh, Tom Corbitt, the new R-Gov of PA, is staying at the back-up home for the PA Gov near Ft. Indiantown Gap.
Word is the Governors mansion on Front St. in Harrisburg is so trashed it will take months to repair.
I have no clue what that means.

21 posted on 02/07/2011 6:53:48 PM PST by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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“...Eddie would avoid it by going through Hershey...”

So Fast Eddie WAS a regular on the Hershey Highway?


22 posted on 02/07/2011 7:01:14 PM PST by dblup
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To: AGreatPer

David Cohen was Ed’s Chief of Staff and mainstay. Now he’s Executive Vice President of Comcast. Probably packs more power than most company presidents.


23 posted on 02/07/2011 7:07:50 PM PST by bvw
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To: dblup
"So Fast Eddie WAS a regular on the Hershey Highway?"

You bet he was. At least 90 mph, slowed down in town, ignored lights and township police would not see them.

BTW, there is no such thing as the Hershey Highway. It is actually RT322.

Now this may shock some people but there is no such town (legally) as Hershey. It is Derry Township.

Boy did I get off subject with that. Sorry.

24 posted on 02/07/2011 7:11:41 PM PST by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: AGreatPer

No problem. I sure don’t mind the info.

That kind of thing drives me crazy though. Especially from these self-righteous lefties...remember Corzine racing through Jersey until he smashed up?

South Dakota’s former Guv Wild Bill Janklow did the same thing, only out on the country boonie gravel roads most of the time, and he hit and killed someone if I remember right...

Rendell...what a jackass...I see him on Morning Joe these days and he’s an operator from the word go, isn’t he? A guy on the make in every sense and every direction.....

cheers to ya....


25 posted on 02/07/2011 7:25:30 PM PST by dblup
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To: AGreatPer

No problem. I sure don’t mind the info.

That kind of thing drives me crazy though. Especially from these self-righteous lefties...remember Corzine racing through Jersey until he smashed up?

South Dakota’s former Guv Wild Bill Janklow did the same thing, only out on the country boonie gravel roads most of the time, and he hit and killed someone if I remember right...

Rendell...what a jackass...I see him on Morning Joe these days and he’s an operator from the word go, isn’t he? A guy on the make in every sense and every direction.....

cheers to ya....


26 posted on 02/07/2011 7:25:40 PM PST by dblup
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To: AGreatPer
Marjorie O. Rendell told friends they are separating.

Hey! RATs are people too.

(hope she takes the dirtbag to the cleaners)

27 posted on 02/07/2011 7:31:29 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month)
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To: AGreatPer

My Guess tomorrows Headline in The Philadelphia Daily News Midge and Ed Breakup Message “NO HARD FEELINGS, Just Friends”

I guess this explains Fast Eddie and all his Flavian Colgan State Consultant and Environmental Hirings then Laying her off as a Daily news Editorial Board Member with Connections.

Now Flavia is Off on the LEFT Coast hiding from Eddie..


28 posted on 02/07/2011 8:36:12 PM PST by philly-d-kidder (AB-Sheen"The truth is the truth if nobody believes it,a lie is still a lie, everybody believes it")
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To: AGreatPer

After being married for 40 years, I took a careful look at my wife one day and said ..

“Forty years ago we had a cheap house, a junk car, slept on a sofa bed and watched
a 10-inch black and white TV, but I got to sleep every night with a hot 23-year-old girl.

Now ... I have a $500,000.00 home, a $50,000.00 car, a nice big bed and a large screen TV,
but I’m sleeping with a 63-year-old woman. It seems to me that you’re not holding up your side of things.”

My wife is a very reasonable woman.
She told me to go out and find a hot 23-year-old girl and she would make sure that
I would once again be living in a cheap house, driving a junk car, sleeping on a sofa
bed and watching a 10-inch black and white TV.

Aren’t older women great? They really know how to solve an old guy’s problems.


29 posted on 02/07/2011 8:48:00 PM PST by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: AGreatPer

Fast Eddy was at one point rumored to be the notorious Client X, an unnamed fellow visitor to the same madam who had eased Governor Spitzer’s stresses - dropped out of the news eventually, but if true the separation isn’t any surprise.....


30 posted on 02/07/2011 9:46:09 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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For months, rumors had been circulating about a certain woman. Which is nothing new. This magazine, in fact, has written about Rendell’s alleged womanizing. Back in 1997, when the rumor mill decreed things had gotten so bad that Ed and Midge Rendell were getting a divorce, Midge, a federal judge, addressed the gossip. “Puhleeze, would you go over and check the courthouse?” she practically begged a reporter. “It’s so false. … It’s just ridiculous.”

In 2000, State House Democratic leader Bill DeWeese ranted loudly to a reporter in a hotel bar that “Ed Rendell has been f*cking my wife!,” who at the time was a comely blond lobbyist, Holly Kinser, frequently seen with Rendell. The accusation, since recanted by DeWeese, was denied by Kinser and Rendell; his political career—and the Rendells’ marriage — kept rolling along.

This latest rumor, though, did sound different: Last year, the Governor dropped 60 pounds. There was talk of another blonde. A former beauty pageant winner. One who works for the state, in Harrisburg — someone who works for him, in other words, which could take the ethical complications beyond the bedroom. Ed, so the story went, had fallen hard — and was dropping broad hints to that effect himself.

Then, there she was, paraded into the Famous by Rendell: Dr. Kirstin Snow — as Rendell is always careful to introduce her.

http://www.phillymag.com/articles/the_governor_the_blonde_and_the_rumor_mill/


31 posted on 02/07/2011 10:11:14 PM PST by kcvl
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To: AGreatPer

Rush and Malloy item detailing the tales of gubernatorial sex provided by a hooker named “Annie,” who also serviced Eliot Spitzer back in the day. She says that the first time she met the mystery governor was on a date with a client named “Michael”:

“We went to a restaurant where the governor was dining at another table with two or three other men. Michael said the governor was a client of his. He introduced me to him. I thought it was odd that he’d introduce someone he’d hired, but the governor was very gracious. It was a brief meeting. Later, Michael and I went to an apartment our agency kept. We had sex.

“A couple of days later, Michael booked another appointment. He was supposed to come to the same apartment. I buzzed him in. When I opened the door, it wasn’t Michael. It was the governor. He was smiling. I knew what was happening. I was okay with it.

“He was a very standard client. He didn’t take the full hour. There was no exchange of money. Michael handled the payment.

“I had two more dates with the governor. Never in public. Always for just an hour, around dinner time. He’d arrive at the apartment in a suit. I never had a problem with him, like I did with Spitzer. He was always nice. There wasn’t a lot of conversation. It wasn’t a girlfriend experience, but he was relaxed. He was very appreciative, like I was giving him a sort of affection he wasn’t getting elsewhere. Later I found out he was married. His wife is quite prominent in her own right.”

Even worse, he may have accepted sex with a prostitute as a gift from a lobbyist. Now, taking into consideration what we’ve learned from “Annie,” that the mystery governor is a man who is married to a “prominent” woman, let’s take a few educated guesses as to who this may be and assign some Vegas-style odds as we go.

http://gawker.com/#!5318286/who-is-americas-other-hooker+nailing-governor


32 posted on 02/07/2011 10:12:30 PM PST by kcvl
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To: AGreatPer

The email said, “Dear friends, we wanted to let you know that we have decided to embark upon this next phase of our lives by living separately,” the e-mail said. “This has been a difficult decision, but we both believe it is the right thing to do. Our parting is amicable, and we will remain friends and continue to be active in our community, sometimes together, sometimes separately.”

Few who knew Rendell were surprised since he’s been routinely spotted out with his girlfriend Kirsten Snow for sometime now.

Snow has been divorced twice and is a former Miss Pennsylvania as well as Mrs. Pennsylvania.

Rumors regarding Ed Rendell’s infidelity have been circulating for years including back when he was still mayor of Philadelphia.

http://www.examiner.com/political-buzz-in-philadelphia/rendell-and-his-wife-announce-split#ixzz1DLTCnt7x


33 posted on 02/07/2011 10:17:29 PM PST by kcvl
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To: AGreatPer

“He may have decided to hang on until the end of his term” before making an announcement because he would not be subject to as much questioning about it, said Jack Treadway, former political science professor at Kutztown University. “It would have been a much bigger issue if he were still governor.”

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/regional/s_721849.html#ixzz1DLTWMLDn

Since he left office Jan. 18, Rendell, 67, embarked on a career as a TV political analyst, adviser to an investment bank and sports columnist, and returned to his old law firm. Marjorie Rendell is a 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judge, based in Philadelphia, where her husband was mayor.

Last month, NBC announced Ed Rendell would work as an analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. He rejoined the Philadelphia law firm Ballard Spahr. The sports column is for the Daily News.


34 posted on 02/07/2011 10:20:04 PM PST by kcvl
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Ed Rendell, ex-mayor, ex-governor, has joined the investment bank Greenhill & Co. as a “senior adviser.”

Greenhill boss Scott Bok wants Rendell to help his New York Stock Exchange-listed investment bank buy highways and other public property from cities and states, lease or sell them to private investors, and pocket the fees.


35 posted on 02/07/2011 10:21:33 PM PST by kcvl
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To: AGreatPer

LOL! I love it that they are primarily concerned with still being invited to social events!! Gotta love Limo Libs!


36 posted on 02/08/2011 1:53:30 PM PST by southern rock
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