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Rep. Chris Lee (R-NY) has RESIGNED after being caught up in alleged craigslist cheating scandal
Shannon Bream via Twirrer ^ | Shannon Bream

Posted on 02/09/2011 2:56:57 PM PST by VRWCTexan

Source: Rep. Chris Lee (R-NY) has RESIGNED after being caught up in alleged craigslist cheating scandal.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 112th; chrislee; craigslist; newyork; resignation; scandals; twitter
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1 posted on 02/09/2011 2:57:03 PM PST by VRWCTexan
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To: VRWCTexan

Yet had he been a Dem it would be a badge of honor this scandal.


2 posted on 02/09/2011 2:58:42 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: VRWCTexan
Terrific. What an idiot. This will give the media another 2-3 week excuse to not talk about Barack Obama and his failed economic policies.
3 posted on 02/09/2011 3:00:07 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: VRWCTexan

That is ridiculous


4 posted on 02/09/2011 3:00:12 PM PST by Paul Ross (Ronald Reagan-1987:"We are always willing to be trade partners but never trade patsies.")
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To: VRWCTexan

whats a craiglist cheating scandal?


5 posted on 02/09/2011 3:00:21 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: VRWCTexan

why the rush????

Lets hope he now switches parties!!!He should have just done that!


6 posted on 02/09/2011 3:00:31 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: VRWCTexan

“Welcome to the word?”

Couldn’t spot the story about Chris Lee, however.

Spare us Twitter links, please.


7 posted on 02/09/2011 3:00:46 PM PST by chickadee
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To: VRWCTexan

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/opinions/view/opinion/The-Internet-Is-Laughing-at-Rep-Chris-Lee-6921

8 posted on 02/09/2011 3:01:00 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: VRWCTexan

Background:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/02/09/rep-lee-declines-comment-report-claiming-sent-shirtless-photo-craigslist/


9 posted on 02/09/2011 3:01:01 PM PST by VRWCTexan (Those who forget history, are doomed to repeat it !)
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To: VRWCTexan

M / F ?....


10 posted on 02/09/2011 3:01:27 PM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: VRWCTexan
Chris Lee just became the first politician in America to run an honest advertisement.

As very soon he will be a Divorced Lobbyist.

11 posted on 02/09/2011 3:01:44 PM PST by trumandogz
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To: VRWCTexan

Twitter: Shannon Bream

It’s official - release from Lee’s office - “I am announcing that I have resigned my seat in Congress effective immediately.”

1 minute ago via web


12 posted on 02/09/2011 3:02:09 PM PST by VRWCTexan (Those who forget history, are doomed to repeat it !)
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To: chickadee
Spare us Twitter links, please.

A Sevenfold Amen on that.

13 posted on 02/09/2011 3:02:15 PM PST by Ole Okie
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To: VRWCTexan

“Hi. I’m a United States Congressman AND I do stupid, career ending stuff like this. PAY ATTENTION TO ME!”


14 posted on 02/09/2011 3:02:40 PM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: VRWCTexan
ABC News‎ Breaking News: Married Rep. Chris Lee, R-NY, Resigns After Shirtless Craigslist Photo Surfaces Facebook - 9 seconds ago
15 posted on 02/09/2011 3:03:44 PM PST by VRWCTexan (Those who forget history, are doomed to repeat it !)
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To: VRWCTexan
The guy's probably a jerk. But why is Barney Frank still there, and revered by some no less?

ML/NJ

16 posted on 02/09/2011 3:03:58 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: Ole Okie

I must be the only person who actually clicks on links and tries to read the articles:)


17 posted on 02/09/2011 3:03:58 PM PST by chickadee
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To: VRWCTexan
The guy's probably a jerk. But why is Barney Frank still there, and revered by some no less?

ML/NJ

18 posted on 02/09/2011 3:04:06 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: 4rcane

He’s married and sent shirtless pics to a Craiglist babe.


19 posted on 02/09/2011 3:04:33 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: VRWCTexan

Just confirmed on FOX list.

What a jerk.


20 posted on 02/09/2011 3:04:36 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: VRWCTexan

High ambitions and high libido seem to go hand-in-hand.


21 posted on 02/09/2011 3:06:29 PM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: 4rcane

It’s when you take your shirt off and parade around a hotel room in your dress slacks snapping photos of yourself in a freakin’ mirror.


22 posted on 02/09/2011 3:07:04 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Some woman advertises for men on Craigslist, he sends a shirtless photo, I gather then woman then is so insulted? Or she figures out right away who he is?

It’s a strange world.


23 posted on 02/09/2011 3:07:09 PM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: chickadee; VRWCTexan
"Spare us Twitter links, please."

Right, if he posted a Twitter link from his friend's cousin's sister's roommate, that would be a problem. This particular "tweet" is from the official Twitter account of Fox News on-air reporter and host Shannon Bream. It's a bit of a diff, don't you think.

24 posted on 02/09/2011 3:07:11 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: DJ MacWoW

so what !!


25 posted on 02/09/2011 3:07:15 PM PST by George from New England (Escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: ml/nj

Saul Alinsky: “A moral person can be held to moral standards but an immoral person does not.”

So DNC/Socialists can get away with anything...even murder.


26 posted on 02/09/2011 3:07:20 PM PST by newfreep (Palin 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: VRWCTexan

Brilliant.


27 posted on 02/09/2011 3:07:30 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: VRWCTexan

HOW DUMB CAN SOMEONE GET?


28 posted on 02/09/2011 3:07:47 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: VRWCTexan

Gutless, should have stuck it out.


29 posted on 02/09/2011 3:07:57 PM PST by mrsmith
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To: VRWCTexan

Now that he resigned there will have to be a special election and the GOP will be down one vote.

“Chris Lee is a Republican Congressman representing upstate New York. He 46 years old and married with one son. Except when he’s responding to Craigslist personal ads. Then, he’s 39 and divorced. And a lobbyist.”


30 posted on 02/09/2011 3:08:02 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: paulycy

....New York, New York....


31 posted on 02/09/2011 3:09:14 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: VRWCTexan

Who replaces him.
Will Cuomo pick?


32 posted on 02/09/2011 3:09:49 PM PST by tsomer
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To: Erik Latranyi
High ambitions and high libido seem to go hand-in-hand.

Perks, Power and the perception of privilege.....

33 posted on 02/09/2011 3:09:54 PM PST by Thermalseeker (The theft being perpetrated by Congress and the Fed makes Bernie Maddoff look like a pickpocket.)
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To: newfreep
Saul Alinsky: “A moral person can be held to moral standards but an immoral person does not.”

I prefer Ayn Rand. She said something similar.

ML/NJ

34 posted on 02/09/2011 3:10:01 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: OldDeckHand

I don’t know Shannon Bream, why is her Twitter site looking like a pro abortion, pro planned parenthood site, is she a liberal commentator on Fox?


35 posted on 02/09/2011 3:10:25 PM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: tsomer

Nope. Special election.


36 posted on 02/09/2011 3:10:47 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: DJ MacWoW

He didn’t know what she looked like, for all he knew he was snapping photos for a babe and she might have looked like Rosie O’Donut.


37 posted on 02/09/2011 3:10:59 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: KeyLargo

Cheaters always lie about their age.


38 posted on 02/09/2011 3:11:13 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: VRWCTexan
Wow - he's my congressman. Oh wait - he WAS my congressman.
Unbelievable.
39 posted on 02/09/2011 3:12:05 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: CaptainK

They lie about their age, height and assets.


40 posted on 02/09/2011 3:12:13 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: OldDeckHand

#24

Did you see anything about Chris Lee when you clicked on the link? I didn’t.


41 posted on 02/09/2011 3:12:28 PM PST by chickadee
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To: BigSkyFreeper
He didn’t know what she looked like, for all he knew he was snapping photos for a babe and she might have looked like Rosie O’Donut.

Or a gay little twit like Obama.

42 posted on 02/09/2011 3:12:31 PM PST by AmusedBystander (Republicans may have helped drive the economy into the ditch, but Obama is driving it off the cliff.)
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To: VRWCTexan
How dumb is this..a craigslist date? I think this was an “I want out” call for help or some sort of a “we need you out” setup. Nobody is that dumb. I find this very hard to take at face value.
43 posted on 02/09/2011 3:12:45 PM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: VRWCTexan

Un-frickin’ real. I can only imagine how pissed off this reprobate’s constituents must feel tonight, especially those who just financed his reelection campaign. What the hell was he thinking?

While I’m glad to see him go, it’s just hard to believe that any Congressman would deliberately nova his career like this in such a public way. He was sitting on the Ways and Means Committee this very morning!

At least the trash took itself out, and he is gone, effective right now. They have to have a special election back in his district now, and that ain’t cheap these days.

Just shakin’ my head over this one....


44 posted on 02/09/2011 3:12:45 PM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts...)
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To: VRWCTexan

I find what he did less offensive than what the last Congress did to this country by passing Obamacare.


45 posted on 02/09/2011 3:12:48 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: VRWCTexan
Multiple examples of how political party is hidden when its a dem
46 posted on 02/09/2011 3:12:58 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: OldDeckHand

I agree with you. In this case, the link is to the authoritative source for the story.


47 posted on 02/09/2011 3:13:16 PM PST by fightinJAG (Americans: the only people in the world protesting AGAINST government "benefits.")
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To: VRWCTexan

I was telling my husband about this and asked “where was his brain that he would do something this stupid?”.
My husband said “I imagine it was somewhere below his belt.”.


48 posted on 02/09/2011 3:13:54 PM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: AmusedBystander

Exactly.


49 posted on 02/09/2011 3:14:42 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: onyx
♫ I did it my.... (stupid) .... way! ♫
50 posted on 02/09/2011 3:14:42 PM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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