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(2001)BAIN CAPITAL BUYS STAKE IN HUNTSMAN, CHEMICAL COMPANY (too cozy by half??)
NYTimes ^ | February 24, 2001

Posted on 01/16/2012 3:08:39 PM PST by STARWISE

The Huntsman Corporation, a leading chemical company, said yesterday that Bain Capital Inc., the buyout firm that owns Domino's Pizza and Sealy Mattress, agreed to buy a $600 million stake in the closely held business. Huntsman said it would use part of the money to buy out Imperial Chemical Industries' 30 percent share of Huntsman.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bain; huntsman; huntsmanchemical; romney
Any reporting on this connection ... anywhere?

In SC, Huntsman defends Romney's record at Bain

Huntsman abandons Republican presidential race, throws support to Romney

Very cozy connection .. and kept so under the radar. And, after appearing on Huck's form this past weekend, he suddenly drops out .. leaving MR in a better position? Strange personal decision .. or political bargain??

maggief's done her usual great sleuthing on the Hunstman/Bain connections .. HERE .. (thanks, maggie!) Note the comment from: Jon Huntsman Sr.:

HUNTSMAN (Sr.): "And, Mitt Romney , I love . I have known Mitt since he was a young — young boy, really."

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Purty dang cozy ...........

1 posted on 01/16/2012 3:08:49 PM PST by STARWISE
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To: onyx; penelopesire; maggief; hoosiermama; SE Mom; Liz; rodguy911; Fred Nerks; Red Steel; ...

... Ding!


2 posted on 01/16/2012 3:11:43 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

Pretty fishy indeed. Too many connections with Bain, Romney and friends.


3 posted on 01/16/2012 3:13:05 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: STARWISE

We are going to get Mccained again with an added dose of “ish”


4 posted on 01/16/2012 3:13:21 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: STARWISE

The fix is in....had been for quite a while. Why bother with the primaries?


5 posted on 01/16/2012 3:14:38 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: STARWISE

BIG surprise!

NOT!


7 posted on 01/16/2012 3:18:42 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......and his name is Chris Healy(tongue-tied))
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To: fatnotlazy
The fix is in....had been for quite a while. Why bother with the primaries?

Notice that there is very little coverage of Newt even on Fox. Romney is the boy for Fox and they will do anything to give Newt as little time as they can. Yes, the fix is in for their boy Romney.

8 posted on 01/16/2012 3:19:57 PM PST by Logical me
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To: STARWISE

Romney = toast
Romney = Croney
Romney = Boy zero


9 posted on 01/16/2012 3:21:31 PM PST by Tigen (I shall raise you one .)
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To: STARWISE

Watch out...we’re all going to get blasted for criticizing “capitalism”...even though these guys put the crony in crony capitalism.


10 posted on 01/16/2012 3:23:13 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: STARWISE

Huntsman is a money making machine. Only a fool would turn down a chance at some of that action.


11 posted on 01/16/2012 3:28:00 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: STARWISE

Huntsman has known Slick Willard since he was a young boy because they’re related.


12 posted on 01/16/2012 3:30:03 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: STARWISE
Yesterday: Huntsman drops out and endorses Romney. Today: Bain becomes sugar daddy for Huntsman's company.

(Mormons taking care of their own?)


13 posted on 01/16/2012 3:30:33 PM PST by garjog (If Not Newt, Who?)
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To: STARWISE; Diogenesis; xzins; MinuteGal
Great!
Huntsman candidacy was nothing more than a trick play to deceive the voters of New Hampshire into not voting for a conservative when they cast their vote for anyone but Mitt.
14 posted on 01/16/2012 3:33:48 PM PST by hoosiermama
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To: STARWISE

Take note of the artical date Published: February 24, 2001

Clearly we need to pay attention to these type postings even if we may think Romney is toast


15 posted on 01/16/2012 3:39:13 PM PST by Tigen (I shall raise you one .)
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To: LucyT; FARS; AmericanInTokyo

FYI and to distribute.


16 posted on 01/16/2012 3:40:46 PM PST by hoosiermama
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To: garjog

FYI .. that buy-in and financial connection with Huntsman was in 2001.


17 posted on 01/16/2012 3:41:05 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: org.whodat

Such a mellow, civil post ..


18 posted on 01/16/2012 3:41:50 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: DJ MacWoW

And that’s another thing...

The Pratt–Romney Family is the name of a U.S. political family. It is linked by marriage to the Smith Family and the Matheson Family. Considered the patriarch is former Massachusetts Governor and 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney,[1] who is also a cousin of Pratt descendant and 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman, Jr.

Rest
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pratt-Romney_family

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Jon Huntsman, Sr. was born in 1937 in Blackfoot, Idaho. He is the founder & Chairman of the Huntsman Corporation. He is a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and serves as an Area Seventy and as a member of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy. He has also served as stake president and mission president in the Washington, D.C. mission.

He is the father of former Utah governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. and the son-in-law of the late member of the quorum of the twelve apostles of the LDS Church, David B. Haight. Parley P. Pratt was great-great-grandfather of Jon Huntsman, Sr.

He is a great-grandson of Parley P. Pratt’s daughter Isabella Eleanor Marden Pratt (1854-1912). He supported 2008 presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who is his cousin.

Rest
Link above


19 posted on 01/16/2012 3:56:16 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: katiedidit1

Mitt is handing cash out to the homeless and now buying out candidates? My question in the end does our vote really count or does the bankster and medial control elections.


20 posted on 01/16/2012 4:16:31 PM PST by Orange1998
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To: fatnotlazy
I agree. He has Ron Paul protecting him - he never questioned Mitt's lack of military service but made a big deal of Newt's. And MB attacked Perry and Newt but never Mitt and Cain never questioned him nor his Romneycare. His buddy Huntsman was there to protect him, also. He surrounded himself w/these candidates in the debates - His buffers attacked Perry and Newt. They declined the debate with moderator Trump for good reason-no media moderator to protect him.

Fix in? You 'betcha! I watched the debates with no candidate to cheer on - so I was unbiased and it was amazing to see it all being played out and all the BS analyzing 'the act' after the debates was comedy central for me.

Watch all his buffer candidates come out and support him. He's been working on this since '08. He just needed his players - those who are politically hungry.
21 posted on 01/16/2012 4:24:17 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Logical me
Notice that there is very little coverage of Newt even on Fox. Romney is the boy for Fox and they will do anything to give Newt as little time as they can. Yes, the fix is in for their boy Romney.

Agreed I just watched an hour or so of FNC and its all how Romney is near impossible to beat.I don't like any of this at all.

Too many coincidences and no mention of the Bain purchase that I have seen anywhere.

22 posted on 01/16/2012 4:52:10 PM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Tigen

YEah I just noticed the date, this it is old old news....


23 posted on 01/16/2012 4:54:27 PM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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24 posted on 01/16/2012 5:12:47 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: STARWISE

mitt is one corrupt MF’er.

LLS


25 posted on 01/16/2012 5:15:31 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (Recession: You have no job* Depression: I have no job* Recovery: obama has no job!)
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To: presently no screen name
Notice how it is ASSUMED Romney will be the candidate. The media especially has anointed him the frontrunner as have the major players in the party. So of course, those with the money will contribute to Romney's war chest, making it impossible for any other candidate to attract the necessary financial resources.

So again I ask, why bother with primaries? Why even have the debates? The whole process had been corrupted from the very beginning.

And sadly , it means we will have another four years of Obama. Maybe more if be becomes dictator for life. The Republicans have screwed up any chance for us to take back this nation.

26 posted on 01/16/2012 5:21:46 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: STARWISE
It was, normally I get nasty with conspiracy theory nuts. Since most conspiracy theories require time travel for perfect timing and advanced planning.
27 posted on 01/16/2012 5:28:31 PM PST by org.whodat (What is the difference in Newt's, Perry's and Willard's positions on Amnesty.)
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28 posted on 01/16/2012 5:28:46 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: presently no screen name

Absolutely. But the presidential election has been fixed for a long time. I seriously wonder if the votes are counted properly. I doubt they are.


29 posted on 01/16/2012 5:30:14 PM PST by Carry me back
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To: org.whodat

Pfft!

Disregard insider connections as you will ...
but most grownups have learned that personal
nastiness is not acceptable here.


30 posted on 01/16/2012 5:34:39 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: fatnotlazy

The republicans are as big if not bigger problem than the democrats. All the politics is fixed. If it wasn’t why does America always go in the direction the country doesn’t want it to ? Big money controls just about everything.

I like what one presidential candidate in NH said a couple elections back the guy was a no name from NH I think. If your vote really mattered do you really think you would still have the right to vote ? He was so spot on. It is obvious that Newt would be the candidate if the world media wasn’t against him like Fox. Newt has been blacked out. I call the American media the world media because they aren’t for America and are controled by people from other countries.


31 posted on 01/16/2012 5:39:49 PM PST by Carry me back
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To: cripplecreek

“Huntsman is a money making machine. Only a fool would turn down a chance at some of that action.”

There was a time when “conservatives” would applaud both Bain and Huntman for doing very well in business.

Huntsman 12,000 employees and over $9 billion revenue.

I saw a Rasmussen poll that the attack on Romney/Bain by Gingrich did NOT obtain the desired result.

Americans apparently value the ability and willingness to downsize when necessary.

Our governments at all levels need a lot of downsizing.


32 posted on 01/16/2012 5:45:14 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: STARWISE
That is because you have vertigo from all that time travel. I mean how would they know in 2001 that they needed to buy the stock. If the company so named really has anything todo with the named parties today. Someone had to go back and tell them. Nothing nasty about it unless, such travel, makes you lose your lunch.

What was that story the otherday about a willard company advising obummer about taking over the auto industry. And it turned out it had a similar name, but was a different company with different owners. So buying that stock in 2001 and holding it for leverage 11 years took a lot of advanced notice. If I had had the ability to do that I would have bought Microsoft on day one.

33 posted on 01/16/2012 5:50:03 PM PST by org.whodat (What is the difference in Newt's, Perry's and Willard's positions on Amnesty.)
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To: STARWISE

There has been one caucus and one primary in a state with very little population and Fox has already called it for Romney. If that doesn’t scream fix, what does ? NH has very little electoral power. Practically none and they are calling it. My gosh the FIX is in. Everybody needs to vote against Romney


34 posted on 01/16/2012 5:59:09 PM PST by Carry me back
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To: truth_seeker

I personally like John Huntsman Sr. I remember reading some years ago that he “lost” millions on a deal due to him making a promise to sell at one price and something happened that drove the value through the roof before any paperwork was signed. Huntsman went with the verbally agreed to deal despite the fact that he could have backed out. The other businessman who was telling the story said it was because Huntsman saw the handshake as good as any contract.

He’s also a major philanthropist and founder of the Huntsman cancer centers which are a recipient of big bucks from the Koch brothers as well.

I have no interest in voting for his son.


35 posted on 01/16/2012 5:59:53 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: cripplecreek

I do, too, as well.
Fine man. Never got a hint
of anything close from his
son.


36 posted on 01/16/2012 6:12:07 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

“FYI .. that buy-in and financial connection with Huntsman was in 2001.”

As Perry would say, Oops.


37 posted on 01/16/2012 7:01:18 PM PST by garjog (If Not Newt, Who?)
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To: STARWISE

The only reason Huntsman was in the race was to confuse was to confuse the anti-mormon faction of the GOP primary vote.

Mission accomplished, check cashed.


38 posted on 01/16/2012 7:39:57 PM PST by glorgau
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To: STARWISE

That deal didn’t materialize, it died:

http://www.icis.com/Articles/2002/01/04/154062/moodys-assigns-junk-status-on-huntsman-bain-deal-dead.html


39 posted on 01/16/2012 7:54:01 PM PST by RedWhiteBlue (Mama tried)
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To: Logical me

It really sickens me that I was sucked in by Fox.

As for Romney, at least I won’t waste gas going to vote.


40 posted on 01/16/2012 9:31:08 PM PST by Terry Mross (AN)
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To: STARWISE

Sure, and we went to war with Iraq be because of Dick Cheney.

You won’t believe this....shhhh!...

Yeah , it seems he was the CEO anxious still retained some Halliburton stock.

Coincidence?

/S


41 posted on 01/16/2012 11:00:54 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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