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Anybody But Gorelick!!!
The Washington Examiner ^ | 3/24/2011 | Examiner Editorial

Posted on 03/25/2011 3:51:45 PM PDT by Segovia

We cannot let the moron appoint this woman to succeed Robert Mueller! This person is a national natural disaster.


TOPICS: Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: fanniemae; fbidirector; gorelick; gorelickswall
Movie patrons recall Forrest Gump's remarkable presence in an amazing succession of notable historical events. Gump's innocence and simple wisdom amid those times made for a delightful two hours of cinematic escapism. But there is no escaping the damage that would result if President Obama appoints Jamie Gorelick to succeed Robert Mueller as FBI director. Like Gump, Gorelick was present at a remarkable series of recent historical events during the past two decades, but through them all she displayed nothing that could be called either innocent or wise. So let us count the ways in which Gorelick earned the sobriquet "Mistress of Disaster."

First, there was her tenure as deputy attorney general under Janet Reno during President Clinton's first term. Reno described Gorelick as Justice's "chief operating officer" from 1993 to 1997. She was a key Reno adviser during the horrendous events in Waco, Texas, in which David Koresh, 76 of his Branch Davidian followers (including 20 women and children) and four federal agents died in an unbelievably bungled assault intended to end a 50-day siege. The Davidians were immolated in an inferno apparently ignited by pyrotechnic gas grenades used by the government in the assault.

Next came Gorelick's move to Fannie Mae, where as vice chairwoman from 1997 to 2003 she was paid in excess of $26 million. During her time at Fannie Mae, Enron-style accounting techniques were used to make the government-chartered mortgage corporation appear to be in better financial shape than it was. As a result of the cooked books, Gorelick was paid more than $800,000 in bonuses in 1998. She was among multiple former Democratic operatives then working at Fannie Mae who received substantial additional compensation for their exertions in what later proved to be a $10 billion scandal. Shortly before the scandal became public, Gorelick told Businessweek that Fannie Mae was "managed safely ... Fannie Mae is among the handful of top-quality institutions." It was also during these years that Fannie Mae began investing heavily in the subprime loans and unsecured mortgage securities that were at the heart of the Great Recession of 2008.

Finally, and most seriously, there is the matter of "Gorelick's Wall" and 9/11. Gorelick was a member of the 9/11 Commission and became a focus of critical attention during its hearings when it became known that during her DOJ tenure she imposed a policy of radical separation between the FBI and the nation's intelligence agencies in terrorism investigations. According to then-Attorney General John Ashcroft, "Gorelick's Wall" was a key reason why "we did not know an attack was coming." By barring such contacts, Ashcroft told the commission, "our agents were isolated by government-imposed walls, handcuffed by government-imposed restrictions, and starved for basic information technology. The old national intelligence system in place on September 11 was destined to fail." Gorelick refused to resign from the commission despite the obvious conflict of interest.

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/2011/03/examiner-editorial-anybody-gorelick-fbi-director#ixzz1HecOguzO

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/2011/03/examiner-editorial-anybody-gorelick-fbi-director#ixzz1HeaWKkvq

1 posted on 03/25/2011 3:51:46 PM PDT by Segovia
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To: Segovia

I cannot believe anyone would even consider this ditz for the job. More proof that we’ve got a bunch of braindead morons running the government. Gorelick should be in jail not head of the FBI.


2 posted on 03/25/2011 3:54:21 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The problem with America is that not many Americans live here anymore.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Stupid is as stupid does....


3 posted on 03/25/2011 3:55:58 PM PDT by oust the louse (Mr. Obama is a left-wing ideologue who believes in the greatness of Fedzilla.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

but this is so in character for O’Bastard to appoint her— it’s how to do the most damage— just like everything else he has done since he assumed office.


4 posted on 03/25/2011 3:56:33 PM PDT by Segovia (Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.)
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To: Segovia

They have got to be kidding...


5 posted on 03/25/2011 3:57:38 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: FlingWingFlyer

It is not stupid or brain dead it is evil. She is a criminal. 9/11 and the looting of Freddie Mac was her handiwork. What a corrupt country. Keep watching Obama TV - it supports them.


6 posted on 03/25/2011 3:58:57 PM PDT by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: Segovia

She has the “BLOOD” of 3,000 American’s on her hands!!


7 posted on 03/25/2011 3:59:10 PM PDT by jacob allen
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To: fhayek

“they” are not only not kidding, they are not amused. They’ll get their Gorelick in or our heads off!


8 posted on 03/25/2011 4:00:27 PM PDT by muawiyah (Make America Safe For Amercans)
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To: Segovia

She is the perfect match for Eric Holder. She is perfectly qualified to be 0bama’s FBI director. She is a radical, marxist, hates the USA, and incompetent. What is there not to like? /s


9 posted on 03/25/2011 4:02:12 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

They could exhume J. Edgar Hoover, dress the corpse up in women’s underwear, prop him behind a desk, and you still would have a better choice for FBI director.


10 posted on 03/25/2011 4:02:30 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Segovia

We conservatives win a battle every now and then. This proves how lost the war truly is.


11 posted on 03/25/2011 4:02:30 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The Democrat resume enhancement program works folks.
Fail/ruin your way to bigger things.
Never doubt it!


12 posted on 03/25/2011 4:04:07 PM PDT by sappy (let taxpayers bargain collectively)
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To: Frantzie

That’s not the half of it. Just think. The commie biatch will have access to ALL of the FBI files. Something even Bill and Hillary could have only wished for. This is not good for America. Before you know it, Pvt Manning will be emailing them to his butt buddy Assange.


13 posted on 03/25/2011 4:04:10 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The problem with America is that not many Americans live here anymore.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Next came Gorelick's move to Fannie Mae, where as vice chairwoman from 1997 to 2003 she was paid in excess of $26 million.

What a great country we live in...

14 posted on 03/25/2011 4:04:32 PM PDT by BigBobber
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I cannot believe anyone would even consider this ditz for the job. More proof that we’ve got a bunch of braindead morons running the government. Gorelick should be in jail not head of the FBI.

Reason #725348 why we are the most corrupt democracy on this planet.

15 posted on 03/25/2011 4:06:38 PM PDT by newfrpr04 (Don)
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To: BigBobber

Whodda thunk that the maggot-infested, commie hippies would someday take possession of all of America’s money.


16 posted on 03/25/2011 4:07:12 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The problem with America is that not many Americans live here anymore.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Could this pack of rats be any more corrupt?


17 posted on 03/25/2011 4:07:22 PM PDT by Bullish (Obama's obviously drunk at the wheel and should be taken off the road before he gets people killed)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Anyone except anyone Obama would consider.


18 posted on 03/25/2011 4:17:03 PM PDT by stevem
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To: Segovia
gorelick as head of FBI? This is supposed to be a joke, right? Second thought, how is gorelick as head of FBI any worse than zero as president or the dike as head of homeland security or the wise latino on the supreme court? When I think of what is happening to this country it makes me sick.
19 posted on 03/25/2011 4:18:25 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Actually I can’t think of anyone more suited to be O’s FBI director than Gorelick. There is a certain symmetry there.


20 posted on 03/25/2011 4:20:02 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Segovia

Fascinating how corrupt these bastards are.

Gorelick has been personally involved in every major debacle during the last 20 years.


21 posted on 03/25/2011 4:24:11 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: fhayek
"They could exhume J. Edgar Hoover, dress the corpse up in women’s underwear, prop him behind a desk, and you still would have a better choice for FBI director."

Wasn't that pretty much how things were when he was living? lol

22 posted on 03/25/2011 4:24:37 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: paul51

No joke, Paul; what is happening to this country was the chief cause of the heart attack I had last year. I refuse to die till the SOB is out of office.


23 posted on 03/25/2011 4:25:07 PM PDT by Segovia (Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.)
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To: Segovia

She’s in here at the 6:20 mark - over half million salary and almost a million bonus...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=CA&hl=en&v=_MGT_cSi7Rs

I have to say the Republicans did their darnest to clamp down on Freddie and Fannie but Walters, Frank et al thought it was terrific and the others thought it was racist. So the Dem Cash Cow continued. That’s a good video for what’s coming down the road. Fred and Fan will be back for more...lots and lots more...

There’s a reason they want Gorelick head of the FBI...she’s one very lethal woman.


24 posted on 03/25/2011 4:31:58 PM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: oust the louse

waco, fannie, 9/11 wall. That is a trifecta in my book. Whose desk is she under doing a Lewinski? No other explanation makes sense


25 posted on 03/25/2011 4:33:21 PM PDT by milwguy
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To: Segovia

Is this a joke?


26 posted on 03/25/2011 4:34:34 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Retired Greyhound
Gorelick has been personally involved in every major debacle during the last 20 years.

And profited either directly (Fannie Mae bonuses) or indirectly (government promotions) from each one. She needs to be behind bars for treason.

27 posted on 03/25/2011 4:35:38 PM PDT by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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To: Segovia

That’s exactly the reaction Obama wants from this trial balloon - so when he appoints some black Marxist lawyer from his Chicago circle, the guy will look good by comparison and opposition to his nomination will be less that it otherwise would have been.


28 posted on 03/25/2011 4:38:09 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ( "The right to offend is far more important than any right not to be offended." - Rowan Atkinson)
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To: Segovia

She’s a control freak....her orders are to set up a wall 10 ft thick around Obama so NOTHING scandelous gets out. If she has to fire a few Repub FBI guys or take them to a park...so be it. She has her orders.


29 posted on 03/25/2011 4:38:28 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Kandy Atz

yes actually, she should have been prosecuted for extreme dereliction of duty, but W let them put her on the 9/11 Commission so she could cover her own, and quite a few other tracks. She does belong in prison, or in front of a firing squad.

I wish I was kidding.


30 posted on 03/25/2011 4:39:40 PM PDT by Segovia (Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.)
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To: gorush
We conservatives win a battle every now and then. This proves how lost the war truly is.

We have not yet begun to fight.

31 posted on 03/25/2011 4:48:49 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Segovia

That article is incomplete, or at least their is more to the story.

When British Petroleum met at the White House with Obama about the gulf oil spill, do you remember that the Justice Department had announced a criminal probe of BP?

Yeah, while the DOJ had an announced criminal probe, them met with the president. Eric Holder was at that meeting representing the DOJ.

BP official were there with their legal counsel.

You’ll never guess who one of BP’s lawyers was at that meeting.

Jamie Gorelick.

I kid you not.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20007886-503544.html

Gorelick is a political MEGA-fixer. I can just about guarantee you that there is a HUGE politial federal crime about to take place, or has already happened. She is being installed to run interference and fix the investigation.


32 posted on 03/25/2011 5:06:31 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: DTogo

“We have not yet begun to fight.”

When are we starting? I don’t want to miss it.


33 posted on 03/25/2011 5:11:58 PM PDT by Boogieman (")
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To: Segovia

I know what you mean.

I had heart surgery 3 years ago. They had to remove the sack that was compressing my heart and I needed 4 bypasses, but they could only complete two. I suffered a stroke during the surgery and contracted MRSA. I spent 2 months in the hospital. My lungs are toast and I’m a diabetic. I refuse to lose.

That’s the short list. LOL

I refuse to die until Obama is out of my White House, even if I have to have each one of my organs replaced. ;>)

Glad you made it.....


34 posted on 03/25/2011 5:14:55 PM PDT by Gator113 (I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Segovia

Ha. I’m feeling pretty sickly lately, too. We gotta get ourselves unstressed and bide our time. Relax. The SOB will be out, hopefully sooner rather than later. - Two of husband’s classmates died this week; one was a Republican very INTO the political scene. Hope this mess wasn’t what stressed him. - Chin up; no dying until BO’s gone.


35 posted on 03/25/2011 5:33:08 PM PDT by Twinkie (WHERE ARE OBAMA'S RECORDS? ALL of them.)
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To: jacob allen

Of course dont you get it? Look, the left gets people they KNOW are compromised. That way they dance to the tune they want them to. If they step out of line then the administration just “leaks” a story to the press. It is the entire game in DC. That is why they do not like Palin. They did everything to compromise her and couldnt. There are no strings to pull, that is why they need to get her off the ticket. No strings no control.


36 posted on 03/25/2011 5:35:13 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: Segovia
I refuse to die till the SOB is out of office.

I hope to live long enough to pour a bottle of single malt Scotch on his grave, after first passing it through my kidneys.

37 posted on 03/25/2011 6:44:02 PM PDT by cayuga (The next Crusade will be a war of annihilation.)
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