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Thad Campaign & NRSC Had Weeks to Coordinate McDaniel Attack
redstate.com ^ | 5/19/14 | Erick Erickson

Posted on 05/19/2014 1:04:11 PM PDT by cotton1706

Well, well, well.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee’s staff has been all over the internet blaming Chris McDaniel for some nut job videotaping Mrs. Cochran.

What’s more, they claimed that no one knew anything about anything other than the McDaniel campaign.

But now we know they’re lying.

Thad Cochran’s campaign knew about it for at least two weeks.

It’s unclear why Cochran’s attorney, Don Clark, held the information for two weeks before alerting police. Clark did not respond to a request for comment.

Maybe because they needed a couple of weeks to get everything set with the NRSC to coordinate their attack and blame campaign on Chris McDaniel.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chrismcdaniel; elections; thadcochran
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1 posted on 05/19/2014 1:04:11 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Mitch McConnell and his minions at their best!!


2 posted on 05/19/2014 1:04:38 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: bigdaddy45

An apology would be appreciated.


3 posted on 05/19/2014 1:07:01 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Black Agnes

Ping


4 posted on 05/19/2014 1:07:18 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: cotton1706

“Sen. Thad Cochran’s (R-Miss.) legal team apparently held onto information concerning a man’s taping of the senator’s bedridden wife for as many as two weeks before turning it over to the police....”
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They took the time needed to put together their smear campaign against McDaniels. The RINO GOP establishment will DO ANYTHING to maintain their hold on power.

Despicable.


5 posted on 05/19/2014 1:15:17 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: nickcarraway

Ayup.

Seems it only became important to them when they got wind of the recent poll with McDaniel ahead.

If invading this poor woman’s privacy and taping her is bad, how bad is it to use her as a prop for a campaign issue?

Does no one really care about poor Mrs. Cochran? Poor thrown away Mrs. Cochran.


6 posted on 05/19/2014 1:17:10 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Norm Lenhart; ken5050; NautiNurse

Update.


7 posted on 05/19/2014 1:18:15 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: cotton1706
Thad Cochran’s campaign knew about it for at least two weeks.

This reeks of the sleazy Barbour machine. Your candidate is wounded by stories of his living in D.C. (not MS) and traveling the world with a lady companion not his wife. What to do?

Voila. Through back channels get a low IQ blogger (redundant?) to carry out a stupid and despicable act and then broadcast it in the media and blame it on your opponent.

8 posted on 05/19/2014 1:25:08 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: cotton1706

DC needs a serious disinfecting. Terminex for politicians, bureaucrats, and consultants.


9 posted on 05/19/2014 1:25:38 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: House Atreides

Quote: “The RINO GOP establishment will DO ANYTHING to maintain their hold on power.”

Except for employing the same tactics against liberal democrats, especially minorities, that is just off limits. Better to lose with grace and dignity than to engage in such harsh tactics against the left. Oh no, those kinds of tactics should only be used on conservatives.

Sickening.


10 posted on 05/19/2014 1:26:57 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: Servant of the Cross

“Voila. Through back channels get a low IQ blogger (redundant?) to carry out a stupid and despicable act and then broadcast it in the media and blame it on your opponent.”

They probably also probably knew the results of that poll that came out today. These people are masters at political timing.


11 posted on 05/19/2014 1:27:39 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

According to Breitbart, the McDaniel campaign also knew about the video for weeks, and in fact had contact with Kelly after he posted it, trying to get him to take it down. Breitbart is no friend of Cochran’s, and has been running pro McDaniel stories, but this one does him no good. His campaign people really blew it on Saturday with conflicting accounts of when McDaniel first learned of this whole thing, and with this new revelation have made this more of a negative McDaniel issue than it otherwise would have been (despite Red State’s best efforts to make it sound like Cochran is the one who did something wrong).


12 posted on 05/19/2014 1:31:50 PM PDT by drjimmy
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To: cotton1706

After your loved spouse has been placed in danger (what if he had had a knife or gun?) you wait two WEEKS before you contact the cops?!

Who does this?


13 posted on 05/19/2014 1:32:37 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: drjimmy

the 2 WEEK wait to contact the cops by the Cochrans looks really really really bad.

Who waits two WEEKS to contact the authorities after your loved one has been placed in danger?

?


14 posted on 05/19/2014 1:33:37 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes
Yours is an appropriate question. The answer seems to be that attorneys for Cochran were investigating themselves and then turned over what they found to the police. I don't know if that is a good enough answer.

It should also be noted that the McDaniel campaign never contacted Cochran to say "Hey, this crazy supporter of ours took and posted video of your wife in her nursing home room and we told him to take it down. We had nothing to do with it but we're sorry this happened." Nor did the McDaniel campaign itself notify the police that they were aware of this illegal activity conducted by a supporter. That would have been a very smart thing to have done, inoculating themselves against any claims that they were behind it.
15 posted on 05/19/2014 1:42:26 PM PDT by drjimmy
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To: drjimmy

Given it was a crazy the mcdaniel campaign had had issues with in the past I’m not sure there were any good avenues for them to take. Any indication of knowledge of the video would be taken as an indication of guilt.

Given that the facility in question is obviously not a safe place for little old ladies, I wonder if the cochran group has even moved her somewhere presumably safer?

Or maybe, like his DC ‘lifestyle’, his campaign has taken precedence over her wellbeing.


16 posted on 05/19/2014 1:45:31 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: cotton1706

By the time this is over the guy will turn out to have been from Cochran’s campaign staff.


17 posted on 05/19/2014 1:58:53 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: cotton1706

The sleazy tactics don’t hold a candle to the revelation of what that debased, debauched, moral black hole Cochran has been up to.

Sexing up his assistant for years and globe-trotting with her on the taxpayer dime, with his wife in a nursing home. Meanwhile enjoying all the power and respect that come with a seat in the U.S. Senate.

I had no idea, and I’m glad I know. And I bet the people of Mississippi are glad, too. They’ve got to throw this low-life reprobate out of office. They shouldn’t even wait for the election. Have a referendum; circulate petitions; bring enough pressure so that he’s forced to resign now.

COME ON, MISSISSIPPI! COCHRAN. MUST. GO.


18 posted on 05/19/2014 1:59:04 PM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: House Atreides

Oh, and the delay was because they were measuring how much damage they could inflict on McDaniel without hurting Cochran’s campaign.

Clearly revealing the sleazy tactics hurts McDaniel if they can tie them together.

But shining a spotlight on the pix also informs people who didn’t know that Cochran has a living wife in a nursing home while he sluts around. Which hurts him.

Imagine the angst they experienced mulling over their options! I wonder if the girlfriend threw lamps.

Anyway, since McDaniel’s doing well in the polls, they decided to go for hurting McDaniel and risk it backfiring.

Now it’s backfiring.


19 posted on 05/19/2014 2:07:45 PM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: nickcarraway

For what? Sen. Cochran (or his minions) didn’t take the photograph. Like you implied.


20 posted on 05/19/2014 2:08:54 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: Black Agnes

For all we know, ever since Cochran learned that a McDaniel supporter had illegally entered his wife’s nursing home room, he has had a security guard posted there. It is instructive that McDaniel supporters are using this incident to make Cochran out to be the bad guy, because of course that was the blogger’s entire intent in committing his despicable act. So you want to gain from it while distancing yourself from it. We’ll see if it works.


21 posted on 05/19/2014 2:09:34 PM PDT by drjimmy
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To: drjimmy

I read that Kelly was given a visitors pass. Do they give those out to anyone?


22 posted on 05/19/2014 2:13:06 PM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: drjimmy

I’m hardly a McDaniel supporter. Not a big fool about him.

I want to know what kind of husband waits TWO WEEKS before alerting the POLICE that his wife has been endangered??? This crazy could have left the country in that amount of time. Or endangered some OTHER little old lady.

Maybe Thad was too busy with Kay?

Maybe he had another overseas taxpaid junket vacation with Kay to attend to?

It’s a little ‘interesting’ that Cochran’s outrage only seemed to happen concurrently with the polling that placed him more than a little behind his opponent. I’m sure that’s a coincidence. /s

And so is the fact that Butler, Snow was involved.

It’s a sad day when the best candidate for that seat in MS is probably Bill Marcy, the dim:

http://blessingsandliberty.wordpress.com/2014/04/20/democrat-primary-u-s-senate-candidate-bill-marcy/


23 posted on 05/19/2014 2:16:23 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: rainee

“I read that Kelly was given a visitors pass. Do they give those out to anyone?”

Was that in a post by Black Angus?


24 posted on 05/19/2014 2:21:28 PM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: billhilly

It’s ‘Agnes’, not ‘Angus’.

If you’re going to discuss someone, it’s common courtesy to ping them.

I haven’t read anything about how, precisely, kelly got into the facility.

if I had any relations there i’d have moved them asap. It’s obviously not a safe place for little old ladies.


25 posted on 05/19/2014 2:24:11 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: billhilly

Read it here:

http://www.sunherald.com/2014/05/18/5582579/blogger-accused-of-taking-photos.html?sp=/99/184/208/


26 posted on 05/19/2014 2:27:01 PM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: billhilly

What I’d find even more interesting is when the facility itself became aware that trespassing had occurred and taping/posting of a resident had happened.

Did the Cochrans even alert the facility so they could examine their security procedures in the two WEEKS it took them to find the phone number to the local constabulary?

Did the facility find out when the news hit that they’d had an unwanted intrusion?

Have any personnel records been overwritten (shift records, video of doorways/stairways) or deleted since then?

Two weeks is a lot of time for someone (or someone’s) to cover their tracks before bothering to contact the authorities.


27 posted on 05/19/2014 2:27:27 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: drjimmy

“For all we know, ever since Cochran learned that a McDaniel supporter had illegally entered his wife’s nursing home room, he has had a security guard posted there. It is instructive that McDaniel supporters are using this incident to make Cochran out to be the bad guy,...”
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drjimmy, I know you (and the Cochran campaign supporters) are trying REALLY hard to spin this to Cochran’s benefit, but it’s really not working.

It’s an IMAGINARY security guard you are positing. If you try to say that “for all we know” Cochran has upped his visits to his wife and ditched his government payroll mistress/taxpayer funded traveling companion, we won’t buy that either. As a matter of fact, I can see nothing to indicate that ANYBODY is buying ANY of what Rove, the NRSC, the Barbours, the Cochran campaign and their mainstream media allies/operatives are trying to sell in Mississippi. They are MORE than a day late and a dollar short.


28 posted on 05/19/2014 2:38:25 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: cotton1706
I asked this on another thread, but, I would like as much input as I can get. Is this going to do in Chris McDaniel's campaign? Somebody help the boy out here. I don't know what the fallout is from this as of now. If this is a mortal wound to Chris' campaign, what can be done by the McDaniel team to "stop the bleeding"
29 posted on 05/19/2014 5:07:17 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016: Governor, Conservative, Hispanic female.)
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To: House Atreides

So I have an imaginary security guard and you have an imaginary mistress. We both know that a McDaniel supporter snuck into the nursing home room of an old woman with advanced dementia and took video of her in order to smear Cochran. And you’re okay with that, since apparently it’s Cochran’s fault his wife is in the nursing home. Despite its best efforts to continue the smear, the McDaniel campaign appears to be imploding after being caught lying about when it first knew about the video. I gotta hand it to Breitbart. Even though it opposes Cochran, it spilled the beans on this.


30 posted on 05/19/2014 5:18:10 PM PDT by drjimmy
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To: drjimmy; billhilly

Which of Cochran’s policies and votes do you support? Do you believe that he is advancing the cause of Conservatism in the U.S. Senate? How do you explain his apparent support of the Democrat agenda? Do you have any financial stake in the outcome of this race? Why do you believe that the reelection of a man who does not seem to reflect in his votes, the will of his constituents, should be reelected?

These are the questions that interest me, not the tactical maneuvers of political hacks that appear to represent a determined defense of the status quo for corrupt purposes.

Disclaimer: I do know a number of scumbag trial lawyers that live near the Country Club of Jackson who see no reason to change anything.


31 posted on 05/19/2014 5:33:12 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: Din Maker

If this is a mortal wound to Chris’ campaign, what can be done by the McDaniel team to “stop the bleeding”

Have no idea. We’ll just have to wait and see. Looks like a setup because Cochran was down in the polls. The people of Mississippi may see this as what it probably is, a desperate ploy for sympathy by a long-in-the-tooth senator who wants to retain power.

I sincerely hope the people aren’t having it.


32 posted on 05/19/2014 5:37:04 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: drjimmy

“...you have an imaginary mistress....”
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Wow, just wow! Cochran is living in the imaginary mistress’s house and has the taxpayers paying the imaginary mistress’s expenses on many, many foreign “work trips” to accompany Cochran.

Your’re losing it at this point. I’d suggest you go back to making your phone calls for the Cochran campaign. That’s a good gig until January 2015.


33 posted on 05/19/2014 5:44:06 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: centurion316

Corrupt hacks, scumbags, etc. This seems to be the typical Tea Party language, and that alone is enough for me to vote for the incumbent. I would like to think someone representing my state would have supporters who have table manners.


34 posted on 05/19/2014 5:50:04 PM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: billhilly

I don’t believe that I have ever been accused of being a Tea Partier, although I did attend the 9/12 rally. The Tea Party is just a manifestation of a popular sentiment against the political establishment that has failed to serve the conservative cause. They aren’t a real party and will never shake the opportunist wannabes that have flocked to their banner.

No, I’m no Tea Partier, but I have no use for Cochran or my own Senator of similar ilk, Pat Roberts.


35 posted on 05/19/2014 7:03:53 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: House Atreides

Even google images thinks the ‘imaginary mistress’ is Mrs. Thad Cochran. Don’t believe me? Do and image search for that term. That nice older lady? Not the real Mrs. Cochran.


36 posted on 05/19/2014 8:12:14 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: billhilly; House Atreides; centurion316

No corruption here:

http://mississippiconservativedaily.com/2014/03/30/plunkett-cochran-enables-barbour-to-skim-federal-money-for-family-and-clients/

“Cochran fought hard to be sure no-bid contracts were part of the Katrina relief package and that Barbour held the reins of the spending, so Barbour and his cronies could make out like bandits.

It was Cochran’s long-time engineering cronies who received the large fees associated with readjusting population numbers for water and sewer projects. It was Barbour’s niece who bilked the federal government out of money for portable toilets and portable showers, that in turn brought an FBI investigation and fraud convictions. And it was Henry Barbour, despite having no experience in disaster relief, that was named as head of then Gov. Barbour’s Commission on Recovery, Rebuilding and Renewal.”


37 posted on 05/19/2014 8:14:54 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes

I was in New Orleans and Mississippi in the days following Katrina and saw evidence of this first hand. I do not know if Barbour and Cochran were personally involved in the disgusting behavior that I witnessed, but if they were, they deserve to be flogged.


38 posted on 05/19/2014 8:19:47 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: centurion316

No bid contracts have an ugly look about them. Particularly when the ‘no bid’ goes to a big supporter. And that supporter’s close kin are involved as well.


39 posted on 05/19/2014 8:26:51 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: billhilly; centurion316; Black Agnes
Corrupt hacks, scumbags, etc. This seems to be the typical Tea Party language

Oh....so you don't care for the Tea Party, I see.

You were asked A legitimate question. Which of Cochran’s policies and votes do you support? You obviously support Cochran, so please tell us which of his policies and votes you support. Thanks.

40 posted on 05/19/2014 8:27:11 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long

http://www.clarionledger.com/story/opinion/columnists/2014/04/12/nichols-cochran-conservative/7661159/


41 posted on 05/19/2014 9:03:34 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes

Good article. Pray that MS wakes up and retires Cochran!


42 posted on 05/19/2014 9:06:54 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: House Atreides

In the aftermath of Kelly’s arrest, the McDaniel campaign tried repeatedly to disavow any ties to Kelly. But its story keeps changing, and the Cochran campaign has cited these shifts as evidence the McDaniel team may have been involved in the scheme to publish the nursing home photo.

Since I have been accused of working for the Cochran team, I may as well earn my imaginary salary.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/mississippi-senate-race-thad-cochran-chris-mcdaniel-wife-photo-2014-5#ixzz32IWBHhE5


43 posted on 05/20/2014 3:39:03 PM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: billhilly

You know billhilly, every time I see a posting by you recently my BS meter/ RINO meter rings off the scale.

Please don’t address any of your postings to me in the future—you’re VERY tiresome.


44 posted on 05/20/2014 4:03:57 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides

E pluribus carborundum or something like that,


45 posted on 05/20/2014 4:51:13 PM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: billhilly

I’ve asked you, in a reasonably polite manner, to not address your empty comments to me any more. Perhaps you’re suffering early onset (or perhaps timely onset—I don’t know you) dementia and easily forget things.

So I’ll ask you once more politely -— please tie a figurative string around your finger so you won’t forget to not address comments to me in the future.


46 posted on 05/20/2014 6:20:31 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides

Since you seem desperate to not hear from me again, I’m surprised to hear from you again. illegitimi non carborundum.

Believe me, I get no pleasure in addressing your highness, so perhaps you should climb down from your perch.


47 posted on 05/20/2014 6:59:05 PM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: billhilly; Jim Robinson

Look billhilly, I’ve tried to politely ask you to refrain from addressing any further posts to me. Would you please have the common courtesy to STOP?


48 posted on 05/20/2014 7:10:56 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides

Daddy, make him stop. I don’t think we should tolerate posters who don’t always agree with us.


49 posted on 05/22/2014 9:46:52 AM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: Black Agnes

It can actually be hard to find openings in suitable places.There may be a wait list. I don’t know if he’s in a position to bring her home and get private nurses. But, yes, I would certainly have been reading them the riot act if I were him.


50 posted on 05/22/2014 9:39:16 PM PDT by crazycatlady
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