Skip to comments.Ehrlich: E-Mails Part Of Dems' Orchestrated Effort (MD4Bush-NCPAC)
Posted on 04/21/2005 6:05:06 PM PDT by William McKinleyEdited 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.
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.
We should delay this story as much as possible and throw it on the front burner in 2006 and let it sizzle!
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.
We all knew that
Ping A Ling
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.
My, my. This just gets better and better.
It's called "shifting focus".
I'd like to see this in the Washington Post.
Is WBAL an actual news outfit, or it like the TV stations here in Central Florida, DNC propaganda outlets?
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.
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.
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.
Correct me if I'm wrong but weren't these emails common knowledge on FR for months?
Awesome investigation they got there.
Well said!! I do think Ron Smith was incredibly wrong on Iraq ... I couldn't listen to him for about a year.
Of course, why both halves weren't in the original story is a question the Washington Post probably should answer, dont you think?
Of course The Washington Post id the Dems News Organ.
Ops4 God BLess America!
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.
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..."
Good news. Exposure of Democrat fraud should be priority #1 across the country.
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.
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.
MD4 Bush Ping!
FReepmail me if you want on or off the list.
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)
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.
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.
Take a few minutes to read this article and through the thread. This might be a good one. :-)
Keep an eye on this story. At a minimum the Post ends up with egg on its "face."
Here's some information on the whereabouts of Steffen's computer:
[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."
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)
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?
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.
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.
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.")
It has been very interesting watchng this unfold.
I strongly suspect that MD4BUSH is an employee of the Washington Post.
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.
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.
His aide was set up. Are you saying otherwise?
Welcome to the forum. You wouldn't be a friend of MD4Bush, would you?
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.