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Ehrlich: E-Mails Part Of Dems' Orchestrated Effort (MD4Bush-NCPAC)
WBAL-TV ^ | 4/21/05

Posted on 04/21/2005 6:05:06 PM PDT by William McKinley

Edited on 04/22/2005 6:19:05 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

The governor reacted strongly the day after private e-mails between a former aide and someone called MD4Bush became public.

Gov. Bob Ehrlich reacted Thursday to the private e-mails that the 11 News I-Team first reported Wednesday. Collins said Ehrlich is using the e-mail messages to bolster his claim that the Democrats are behind an orchestrated effort.

"It appears that an orchestrated effort was put together to inflict political damage on our administration," Ehrlich said...

Excerpt: Link here.

Mod Note: Historical thread here.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: dirtytricks; ehrlich; md4bush; ncpac; omalley
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"If it does go back to the Democratic Party, they will have a lot of explaining to do," Ehrlich said.

A spokesman for the mayor's office told the 11 News I-Team that they don't know anything about that e-mail. Collins said the Maryland Democratic Party called the governor's accusation "another example of the governor trying to deflect blame for his staffers' misdeeds."


WBAL is hot on this story.

1 posted on 04/21/2005 6:05:08 PM PDT by William McKinley
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To: William McKinley

We should delay this story as much as possible and throw it on the front burner in 2006 and let it sizzle!


2 posted on 04/21/2005 6:10:13 PM PDT by el_doctor2
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To: William McKinley; Jim Robinson

Jim, any chance you can out MD4BUSH without waiting for a subpoena? Those of us in Maryland would love to see the state Democratic Party's dirty tricks exposed.


3 posted on 04/21/2005 6:11:33 PM PDT by mr.sarcastic
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To: William McKinley

bttt


4 posted on 04/21/2005 6:11:39 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: William McKinley; prairiebreeze; onyx; Texasforever; CyberAnt; BigSkyFreeper; Tamzee; ...
"It appears that an orchestrated effort was put together to inflict political damage on our administration," Ehrlich said...

Duh!!

We all knew that

5 posted on 04/21/2005 6:12:49 PM PDT by Mo1 (Hey GOP ---- Not one Dime till Republicans grow a Spine !!)
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To: conservative in nyc

Ping A Ling


6 posted on 04/21/2005 6:13:58 PM PDT by Mo1 (Hey GOP ---- Not one Dime till Republicans grow a Spine !!)
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To: William McKinley
Two reporters from WBAL were at the March for Justice II. They were far less interested in the March, than they were in this particular story. I talked to them a little. Kristinn talked to them at some length.

Bottom line: they already had the outline of what happened, and were fairly knowledgeable about the computer aspects of the story. It looked then like they would follow this to the end.

Congressman Billybob

Latest column, "Double Crossing at the Rio Grande II."

7 posted on 04/21/2005 6:15:40 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (Proud to be a FORMER member of the Bar of the US Supreme Court since July, 2004.)
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To: conservative in nyc

ping


8 posted on 04/21/2005 6:19:24 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: William McKinley

My, my. This just gets better and better.


9 posted on 04/21/2005 6:22:40 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Mo1

It's called "shifting focus".


10 posted on 04/21/2005 6:23:15 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (If there was a tagline, it would go here)
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To: William McKinley

I'd like to see this in the Washington Post.


11 posted on 04/21/2005 6:27:56 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Strange, isn't it, that when the WaPo printed the story back in February, that they only showed one half of the email exchange. You would have thought that they would have wanted to see the other half before buying into the story.
12 posted on 04/21/2005 6:30:24 PM PDT by William McKinley
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To: William McKinley

Is WBAL an actual news outfit, or it like the TV stations here in Central Florida, DNC propaganda outlets?


13 posted on 04/21/2005 6:31:33 PM PDT by CFC__VRWC ("Anytime a liberal squeals in outrage, an angel gets its wings!" - gidget7)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
I'd like to see this in the Washington Post.

Don't hold your breath. They'll probably try to pull a CBS - lie, stonewall, obfuscate and selectively let information out in dribs and drabs.

14 posted on 04/21/2005 6:33:16 PM PDT by CFC__VRWC ("Anytime a liberal squeals in outrage, an angel gets its wings!" - gidget7)
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To: William McKinley
I bet they had everything, all the info. One of their goons had to see the FR posts on this. It would only be reasonable to watch the site where the posts occured.

I don't believe that they didn't know who they were dealing with when they ran the story in the first place. They would not risk it.

15 posted on 04/21/2005 6:44:26 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: CFC__VRWC; maica; ColdSpringGirl
Is WBAL an actual news outfit, or it like the TV stations here in Central Florida, DNC propaganda outlets?

WBAL is the typical network radio station, conservative talk show hosts bring advertisers and listeners who are then subjected to the disgustingly biased network news every half hour.

It was just like old times last week when X42 spoke at the Oklahoma City memorial. The half hour news led with his own voice. Silly me, when W got elected I looked forward to hearing him 48 / 7. In my dreams...we usually only hear him on network radio if he has made a mistake.

16 posted on 04/21/2005 6:52:13 PM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: William McKinley

Correct me if I'm wrong but weren't these emails common knowledge on FR for months?

Awesome investigation they got there.


17 posted on 04/21/2005 6:53:37 PM PDT by Bogey78O (*tagline removed per request*)
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To: Freee-dame
WBAL is the typical network radio station, conservative talk show hosts bring advertisers and listeners who are then subjected to the disgustingly biased network news every half hour.

Well said!! I do think Ron Smith was incredibly wrong on Iraq ... I couldn't listen to him for about a year.

18 posted on 04/21/2005 6:55:43 PM PDT by CurlyBill
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To: Bogey78O
One half of them were. The other half just were revealed yesterday.

Of course, why both halves weren't in the original story is a question the Washington Post probably should answer, dont you think?

19 posted on 04/21/2005 6:57:16 PM PDT by William McKinley
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To: William McKinley

Of course The Washington Post id the Dems News Organ.
Ops4 God BLess America!


20 posted on 04/21/2005 7:07:51 PM PDT by OPS4 (worth repeating)
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To: mr.sarcastic

I've got the hunch that JR is sitting on what will be the biggest scandal of the 2006 election. Timing is everything.


21 posted on 04/21/2005 7:20:47 PM PDT by Nataku X (Food for Thought: http://web2.airmail.net/scsr/)
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To: Nataku X
I've got the hunch that JR is sitting on what will be the biggest scandal of the 2006 election. Timing is everything.

You are right, timing is everything. But by 2006, the Maryland media will be in full smear mode against Ehrlich and Steele. I just hope that, in 2006, late breaking developments in the story won't get written off as "old news" by the biased media gatekeepers.

22 posted on 04/21/2005 7:38:50 PM PDT by mr.sarcastic
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To: William McKinley

I swear I can remember seeing that snippet they posted on their article before. I also recall comments by MD4Bush along the lines of "let's do like Karl Rove did to..."


23 posted on 04/21/2005 7:40:43 PM PDT by Bogey78O (*tagline removed per request*)
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To: Congressman Billybob
Bottom line: they already had the outline of what happened, and were fairly knowledgeable about the computer aspects of the story. It looked then like they would follow this to the end.

Good news. Exposure of Democrat fraud should be priority #1 across the country.

24 posted on 04/21/2005 7:40:51 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Delenda est Liberalism!)
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To: CFC__VRWC
Is WBAL an actual news outfit, or it like the TV stations here in Central Florida, DNC propaganda outlets?

There is both a WBAL-TV (the I-Team mentioned above) and a WBAL radio station. The TV station is your more-than-typical-left TV and the radio station is, oddly enough, conservative talk-radio. I believe they are both owned by the same company, but I'm not sure.

25 posted on 04/21/2005 7:59:46 PM PDT by Ranxerox
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To: Bogey78O
"I also recall comments by MD4Bush along the lines of "let's do like Karl Rove did to...""

MD4BUSH posted that to threads publicly. Either you saw that there, or you saw it on FR threads since. It hasn't been in the news before.

26 posted on 04/21/2005 8:01:28 PM PDT by William McKinley
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To: NCPAC; MD4Bush; xcullen; Anti-Bubba182; Mo1; cyncooper; BillF; crushkerry; Howlin; backhoe; ...

MD4 Bush Ping!

FReepmail me if you want on or off the list.


27 posted on 04/21/2005 8:52:03 PM PDT by conservative in nyc
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To: William McKinley
The Washington Post has both sides of at least some of the FReepmails. They printed some excerpts in this article mentioning Free Republic on February 11.
28 posted on 04/21/2005 8:56:16 PM PDT by conservative in nyc
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To: ForOurFuture; Angry Republican; SoVaDPJ; KeepUSfree; beachn4fun
MARYLAND PING!


29 posted on 04/21/2005 9:16:18 PM PDT by ConservativeTerrapin (Lt. Gov. Michael Steele For Maryland Senate!)
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To: mr.sarcastic

Is Ehrlich a RINO, or an actual conservative? Was the Democrat he was against mired in scandal in the last election? (I can't see how a truly conservative Republican can win in liberal Maryland without some other help)


30 posted on 04/21/2005 9:29:07 PM PDT by Heartofsong83
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To: William McKinley
The original thread ( http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1190972/posts ) was pulled earlier today along with MD4Bush's posting privileges and at least one post on this thread by the moderators. I have restored all so this entire mess can be exposed to the light of day. Looks like Democrat dirty tricks to me. Also looks like a couple members of our fearless and trusty media were in on it. I think MD4Bush has some splainin' to do. Also think this story is far from over.

Developing...



175 posted on 02/11/2005 12:33:36 AM PST by Jim Robinson

From Here

31 posted on 04/21/2005 9:37:32 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: Heartofsong83

Ehrlich seems to be an actual conservative. He ran against Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, a seriously feather-headed Kennedy with lots of problems of her own.


32 posted on 04/22/2005 3:24:06 AM PDT by jimtorr
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To: jimtorr
Ehrlich seems to be an actual conservative.

I like the guy, and think he would make a good Presidential candidate... except that he's pro abortion. Not quite my definition of a conservative.

33 posted on 04/22/2005 4:07:04 AM PDT by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: deport; eureka!; section9; BlackRazor; GraniteStateConservative; AuH2ORepublican; LdSentinal; LS; ..

Take a few minutes to read this article and through the thread. This might be a good one. :-)


34 posted on 04/22/2005 4:08:19 AM PDT by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: Mudboy Slim; xsmommy; Ligeia; Gabz; patton; Corin Stormhands; IGOTMINE

Keep an eye on this story. At a minimum the Post ends up with egg on its "face."


35 posted on 04/22/2005 4:15:06 AM PDT by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: William McKinley; All

Here's some information on the whereabouts of Steffen's computer:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A55486-2005Mar21.html

EXCERPT

[Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. (D)] Curran said he recused himself from the review of the Steffen e-mails because he is O'Malley's father-in-law. But he said lawyers in his office did advise the governor's staff about which e-mails should be released and which ones they had the discretion to withhold. The final decision, Curran said, rested with the governor and his staff.

Curran also shed some light on reports that Steffen's computer hard drive was no longer being held by his office. Curran said his office received a written request from Ehrlich's chief counsel, Jervis Finney, to ship the computer to an analyst at ICG Inc. of Princeton, N.J., for inspection.

The company's Web site says it can use "forensic tools and techniques" to "extract critical information from deleted and partially overwritten files, as well as from other physical hard drive locations normally inaccessible or invisible to the user."


36 posted on 04/22/2005 4:24:39 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Coop
except that he's pro abortion. Not quite my definition of a conservative.

Yes..but he doesn't seem to be the usual rabid firebreathing abortionist.

# Supports abortion rights, with mixed voting record. (Apr 2002)
# Voted YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
# Voted YES on banning human cloning, including medical research. (Jul 2001)
# Voted YES on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes. (Apr 2001)
# Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
# Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)

37 posted on 04/22/2005 5:24:06 AM PDT by evad
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To: evad

Agreed. Like I said, I like the guy. He's a very attractive candidate, but the reason he didn't immediately jump to the top of the '08 Presidential list (IMHO) is this issue. If he sincerely moves to the right, however - and wins re-election - who knows what 2012 might bring?


38 posted on 04/22/2005 5:30:32 AM PDT by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: William McKinley
when the WaPo printed the story back in February, that they only showed one half of the email exchange

This is why there is media bias. The Media is like a court trial where only one side gets to present evidence. Sure, they are telling the truth ( most of the time), but it is only half the truth.

39 posted on 04/22/2005 5:33:46 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: Coop
he's pro abortion. Not quite my definition of a conservative.

How is it that abortion is conservative or liberal ? I thought conservative meant restrictions on govt. and more individual freedom.

Abortion is about morals and defining a fetus/baby as such which is outside the conservative/liberal distinction.

40 posted on 04/22/2005 5:40:30 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: staytrue
How is it that abortion is conservative or liberal ?

1) Because it is.
2) Conservatives generally believe in the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Hard to do that when you're dead. (Excuse me, when you've been "chosen.")

41 posted on 04/22/2005 5:49:07 AM PDT by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: Coop

It has been very interesting watchng this unfold.


42 posted on 04/22/2005 6:58:08 AM PDT by Gabz (My give-a-damn is busted.)
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To: William McKinley

I strongly suspect that MD4BUSH is an employee of the Washington Post.


43 posted on 04/22/2005 7:04:41 AM PDT by B Knotts (Viva il Papa!)
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To: el_doctor2

I dont think delaying its natural progression would help much. Just let it work its way out and keep on it. Keep reminding the people how MOM's people did this.


44 posted on 04/22/2005 7:21:23 AM PDT by Bogey78O (*tagline removed per request*)
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To: B Knotts

gotta be.


45 posted on 04/22/2005 7:34:06 AM PDT by CharlieOK1 (See http://www.alisrael.com/tamuz/ for what should happen to Iran)
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To: William McKinley

Governor, please dont say "Vast Left Wing Conspiracy" :). Ehrlich has had problems ever since he fired that aide of his for spreading rumors about O'Malley.


46 posted on 04/22/2005 7:45:51 AM PDT by bill21
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To: bill21

His aide was set up. Are you saying otherwise?


47 posted on 04/22/2005 7:51:12 AM PDT by commonguymd (My impatience is far more advanced than any known technology.)
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To: bill21

Welcome to the forum. You wouldn't be a friend of MD4Bush, would you?


48 posted on 04/22/2005 8:10:05 AM PDT by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: bill21

Hey, bill21, welcome to FR. If you don't know already, "that aide of his" didn't spread any rumors about O'Malley, MD4BUSH did (tell him we said hello, please). The truth comes out eventually, it always does. Here's a bit of advice, "if you shoot at the king you'd better kill him." Just ask Michelle Lane. Tune in to Rush Limbaugh, you obviously could learn a lot from him.


49 posted on 04/22/2005 8:55:01 AM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life, or nothing at all)
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To: William McKinley; Jim Robinson

50 posted on 04/22/2005 9:29:28 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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