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Is Brett Favre's Cochran Endorsement Political Payback to Haley Barbour for Brother's Pardon?
Breitbart ^ | June 19,2014 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 06/19/2014 12:00:09 PM PDT by upbeat5

JACKSON, Mississippi — NFL legend Brett Favre has endorsed the re-election of Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), cutting a television ad for the six-term incumbent days ahead of a runoff election against Tea Party-backed state senator Chris McDaniel.

“I’ve learned through football that strong leadership makes the difference between winning and losing. And when it comes to our state’s future, trust me: Mississippi can win — and win big with Thad Cochran as our strong voice in Washington,” Favre says in the ad. “Thad Cochran always delivers, just like he did during Katrina.”

But a drunk-driving accident involving Favre's brother and the death of one of their friends raises questions about whether the unusual endorsement is political payback to former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, who is strongly backing Cochran.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: bret; cochran; favre; marker; payback; thad

1 posted on 06/19/2014 12:00:10 PM PDT by upbeat5
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To: upbeat5; WKB; Lil Flower; Din Maker; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; ...

MS Ping

2 posted on 06/19/2014 12:02:52 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: upbeat5

Strong leadership from Thad Cochran?

What a joke, the guy can’t even remember what he ate for breakfast that day.

3 posted on 06/19/2014 12:02:56 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: upbeat5

A guy who did indecent things to a girl endorses a guy who did indecent things to animals!

4 posted on 06/19/2014 12:05:27 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: upbeat5
Does Farve even have that much pull in Mississippi? He was great but his ego and belligerence really tainted his legacy, imo.
5 posted on 06/19/2014 12:06:06 PM PDT by Paulie
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Need your pic here.

6 posted on 06/19/2014 12:06:23 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Paulie

That’s Favre.

7 posted on 06/19/2014 12:08:40 PM PDT by Paulie
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To: upbeat5

Can we all use the common sense that God gave us to see that Thad Cochran is senile, and not fit to serve office.

Why anyone would vote for Cochran after this endorsement is beyond me. It proves Favre supports cronyism. It is a payback, indeed.

8 posted on 06/19/2014 12:09:51 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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Brett Favre’s Brother Scott Pardoned on Manslaughter Chargers by Governor

By Ryan Rudnansky , Senior Writer Jan 11, 2012

Brett Favre’s brother, Scott, was pardoned by Mississippi governor Republican Haley Barbour in his last day of office on Tuesday, one of nearly 200 people pardoned.

Scott spent a year under house arrest and two years on probation for a drunk driving crash in 1996 that killed his best friend.

Scott had already been cleared of his charges after driving in front of a train in Pass Christian in 1996.

Most people had never even heard of Scott’s charges before he was pardoned on Tuesday. It shows yet another legal incident in Brett Favre’s life after his sister, Brandi, was arrested in a raid of a suspected meth lab in January 2011. Brandi is facing charges of manufacturing meth, possession of a controlled substance, transferring a controlled substance and generation of hazardous waste.

9 posted on 06/19/2014 12:11:24 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: upbeat5

It sure is a winnowing process because I used to have a favorable impression of Haley Barbour.

Anyway, I sure hope that Chris McDaniel wins on Tuesday.

10 posted on 06/19/2014 12:15:55 PM PDT by bluedogpdx
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To: upbeat5

Who cares what someone who exposes himself thinks

11 posted on 06/19/2014 12:17:37 PM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: upbeat5
Jan. 14, 2011

Favre Family Dysfunction: Sister Brandi's Arrest Adds to Brett's Troubles

After his sister's arrest on methamphetamine-related charges, Brett Favre may well be thinking, "With family like this, who needs enemies?"

After all, it's not Brandi Favre's first brush with the law, nor is she the only family member to get into trouble. What's more, the timing of his sister's arrest couldn't be worse. Favre, the veteran quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings, was recently slapped with a sexual harassment lawsuit by two female massage therapists.

"Trouble never seems to be far away," Favre told Playboy in 1997, a year after the NFL put him on probation for addiction to the painkiller Vicodin and his older brother Scott was sent to prison for a probation violation on a DUI charge.

A former Miss Teen Mississippi, Brandi first tangled with the law in 1996 when she was arrested and charged with unlawful use of a weapon during a drive-by shooting near a motel in Louisiana. No one was injured in the shooting and Brandi, then 20, completed a diversion program to remove the arrest from her record.

Only that wasn't the end of Brandi's troubles with the law. In 1999, when she was 23, Brandi was arrested for felony shoplifting, along with two other women, including her sister-in-law Rhonda Doyle Favre, who is married to Brandi and Brett's brother Jeff.

The women were accused of stealing 19 items, including clothing and Godiva chocolate, from a department store in Biloxi, Miss.

12 posted on 06/19/2014 12:17:40 PM PDT by kcvl
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Favre’s brother, Scott, back in jail

Associated Press
May 27, 1997

Bay St. Louis, Miss. — Scott Favre, the older brother of two-time NFL most valuable player Brett Favre, could be sent to prison if it is determined he violated his house arrest, authorities say.

Scott Favre, who is on probation and serving one year under house arrest for felony driving under the influence of intoxicants, was arrested Monday for driving without a license, they said.

“According to his father and mother he was going fishing, now whether he had permission to fish ... I don’t know,” Hancock County Sheriff Ronnie Peterson said.

“I don’t know the rules and regulations they put on him,” Peterson said Monday. “Our part in it was to arrest him because he was driving on a suspended driver’s license.”

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Scott Favre on Monday in Diamondhead during a routine traffic stop.

Favre was being held without bond Tuesday at the county jail, pending a probation hearing.

Circuit Judge Robert Walker, who sentenced Favre, said he will ask Favre’s probation officer to investigate the arrest.

If the Corrections Department finds Favre did violate house arrest, Walker said he will sign an order to transfer Favre to the state penitentiary at Parchman.

Favre was sentenced in March to 15 years with a 14-year suspension and one-year house arrest.

The sentence came after Favre pleaded guilty to causing the death of a friend because he was drinking and driving.

Mark Haverty was killed early July 20, 1996. Favre said he and Haverty had been drinking and gambling at several casinos before the two headed to a nearby lounge. Favre said he did not stop at the CSX railroad tracks and the vehicle he was driving was hit by a train.

13 posted on 06/19/2014 12:19:07 PM PDT by kcvl
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14 posted on 06/19/2014 12:26:33 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (Vote McDaniel June 24th Mississippi!)
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To: kcvl
I've seen her before:

15 posted on 06/19/2014 12:29:52 PM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: upbeat5

SO DAMN OBVIOUS! McDaniel should hammer this in an ad “Barbor releases felons to help his political stooges into office by calling in favors”

16 posted on 06/19/2014 12:40:56 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: upbeat5

Great endorsement from a family man who sent naked pictures to Jenn Sterger, a sports reporter who was employed by the New York Jets when Favre played there.

17 posted on 06/19/2014 12:45:51 PM PDT by golf lover (goingf)
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