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Bachmannís Pardon-gate
http://minnesotaindependent.com/11967/bachmanns-pardon-gate-more-about-her-letter-withdrawing-pardon-request-for-petters-associate-vennes ^

Posted on 06/22/2011 9:47:39 PM PDT by RED SOUTH

Bachmann wrote the letter urging the president to pardon Vennes for his 1987 conviction on federal money laundering, illegal firearm sales and cocaine distribution charges. He was sentenced to five years in federal prison.

Vennes, has been a major financial contributor to Bachmann since 2005. Was Bachmann’s letter in support of Vennes’ presidential pardon a quid pro quo for Vennes’ largesse? Until Bachmann releases her original letter, the motivation behind it won’t be known. Bachmann chief of staff Michele Marston told Minnesota Independent Monday that “We’re trying to track down a copy of that letter."


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bachmann; enoughalready; petters; trashingmichele; vennes
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1 posted on 06/22/2011 9:47:43 PM PDT by RED SOUTH
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To: RED SOUTH

The MSM slime machine is already running at full speed.


2 posted on 06/22/2011 9:50:09 PM PDT by balch3
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To: RED SOUTH

Great. Now, you’re posting articles from liberal propaganda sources.


3 posted on 06/22/2011 9:50:48 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: balch3

Well , she did lobby Bush for a pardon for a drug dealer who was also a big donor of hers. Sorry if the truth looks like slime but it is what it is.


4 posted on 06/22/2011 9:53:04 PM PDT by RED SOUTH (Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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To: RED SOUTH

Doesn’t this pardon request prove her “flexibility” and ability to “nuance”; her lack of “rigid ideology”?


5 posted on 06/22/2011 9:53:47 PM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: RED SOUTH

Story can be found from lots of sources , google it.


6 posted on 06/22/2011 9:54:23 PM PDT by RED SOUTH (Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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To: RED SOUTH
At this point, I DON'T CARE! I'm willing to use EVIL means to get rid of these damn communists. If the damn country falls, none of this will make a bit of difference.
7 posted on 06/22/2011 9:55:55 PM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: balch3
The MSM RED SOUTH slime machine is already running at full speed.
8 posted on 06/22/2011 9:55:55 PM PDT by RushingWater
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To: RED SOUTH

And it's not a liberal source , look at the rest of the news on the front page.


9 posted on 06/22/2011 9:56:25 PM PDT by RED SOUTH (Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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To: RED SOUTH

Supporting Bachmann is what Mitt Romney needs you to do. That is the establishment plan.


10 posted on 06/22/2011 9:57:36 PM PDT by RED SOUTH (Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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To: RED SOUTH

I guess you guys like the look of this - Romney/Bachmann 2012.


11 posted on 06/22/2011 9:58:23 PM PDT by RED SOUTH (Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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Yes! Obama/Biden vs Romney/Bachmann. Obamacare vs Romneycare? Maybe Palin can go rogue on them.


12 posted on 06/22/2011 10:00:21 PM PDT by RED SOUTH (Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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Please lay off Bachmann - can you reply to this post and come clean? i.e. either you see Bachmann as the biggest threat to Palin or you are some DUmmy and realize that Bachmann may take worthless Romney down and is an actual gem that will stand up for what this country needs. Who else was alerting us as the mandatory Obama funding written in the Obamacare bill?


13 posted on 06/22/2011 10:01:02 PM PDT by RushingWater
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Well , she did lobby Bush for a pardon for a drug dealer who was also a big donor of hers. Sorry if the truth looks like slime but it is what it is.

So let me get this straight. This guy was convicted 1987. In 2005, after apparently becoming an upstanding citizen, donating to Bachmann and other Republicans, Bachmann wrote a letter in support of a pardon.

What am I missing here? The pardon would have done nothing but wiped the 1987 conviction from his record. He was already out of jail.

14 posted on 06/22/2011 10:02:55 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Join the AFL-CIO. The Communist Party needs new blood.)
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That's not the full story. Now the creep is in trouble again which proves he never really reformed and Bachmann will take money from anyone to fund her campaigns. Hiring Ed Rollins should speak volumes in itself.


15 posted on 06/22/2011 10:06:39 PM PDT by RED SOUTH (Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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We’ll never get out of this mess with standard pol’s. Stay strong RS! Alabama and Oklahoma forever! Your people remind me of my people more than any state in this country.


16 posted on 06/22/2011 10:07:40 PM PDT by TwoSwords (The Lord is a man of war, Exodus 15:3)
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Vennes’ latest troubles involve an alleged giant Ponzi scheme with local billionaire Petters at the vortex of the widening probe. Although Vennes has not been charged, a federal search warrant affidavit accuses him of facilitating a $1.2 billion swindle of five investors in companies controlled by Petters, collecting more than $28 million in commissions in the process


17 posted on 06/22/2011 10:07:47 PM PDT by RED SOUTH (Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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I am trying to stay strong! I have been called a liberal because I dare try to warn everyone about Bachmann. I am a conservative and Bachmann is a trojan horse created by the establishment. She is a typical sleezy politician behind closed doors. If people would just do the research.


18 posted on 06/22/2011 10:11:48 PM PDT by RED SOUTH (Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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Michele Bachmann got busted spending taxpayer money to help pay for a Tea Party event in DC recently. The money came from the Members’ taxpayer-funded office accounts, despite House rules prohibiting the use of these funds for political activities. This is typical D.C. business as usual. A President Bachmann would not drain the swamp in Washington because in the backrooms , she is part of it.


19 posted on 06/22/2011 10:16:35 PM PDT by RED SOUTH (Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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To: RED SOUTH

Red South = Karl Bremer


20 posted on 06/22/2011 10:32:04 PM PDT by Prokopton
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