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Bruno: Pirro should quit anti-Clinton race.
New York Newsday ^ | 11/29/05 | Humbert

Posted on 11/29/2005 10:19:42 AM PST by nycfree

Bruno: Pirro should quit anti-Clinton race By MARC HUMBERT AP Political Writer November 29, 2005, 12:44 PM EST ALBANY, N.Y. -- The most powerful Republican in the state Legislature called Tuesday for Jeanine Pirro to give up her quest to unseat Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2006 and run instead for state attorney general. State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno said the Westchester County district attorney could win the attorney general's race while in running for Senate, "she's going to have one of the most competitive races in the state." Independent polls have shown the former first lady well ahead of Pirro. "I hope that before this procedure gets too much further along that Jeanine Pirro would reconsider and run for AG.," Bruno told a state Capitol news conference. There was no immediate comment from Pirro. Bruno said he has not talked to Pirro about his feelings for a month or more, but had made those sentiments known to her repeatedly in earlier conversations. The Senate leader said he was also talking up the idea with Republican Gov. George Pataki and other GOP leaders. "All I am saying is while she may make a great U.S. senator, she would be of greater service to a state (GOP) ticket to be on as attorney general," said Bruno.p>

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TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2006; clintron; cokeheadhusband; facelift; mafiaprincess; pirro; rino; spencer; unelectable

1 posted on 11/29/2005 10:19:46 AM PST by nycfree
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To: nycfree

I think Hillary should quit the race and run for primeir of China.


2 posted on 11/29/2005 10:22:55 AM PST by x5452
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To: nycfree
She will help do her thighness in permanently by running against her.

Not that she'd drop out, anyway.

3 posted on 11/29/2005 10:24:30 AM PST by txhurl
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To: txflake


Hiliary is going to run for president, so in a few years it won't matter.


4 posted on 11/29/2005 10:25:48 AM PST by Tzimisce
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To: Tzimisce
"WE'RE GOING TO TAKE THINGS AWAY FROM YOU"


5 posted on 11/29/2005 10:27:29 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: txflake

What the hell is wrong with Republicans anyway.


6 posted on 11/29/2005 10:28:50 AM PST by Howlin ("Victory is not a strategy. " ``Jack Murtha 11/18/05)
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To: nycfree

Laying the ground for a less embarassing exit by Pirro.


7 posted on 11/29/2005 10:28:58 AM PST by JohnnyZ (Veterans' Day. Enough said.)
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To: Tzimisce

I mean we at FR are going to substantially injure Hillary! with our history of her once she gets going in this race. The minute she starts leaning dirty on Pirro, she gets it back from VRWCs like us.


8 posted on 11/29/2005 10:29:14 AM PST by txhurl
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To: nycfree

She should stay put. No one ever knows what can transpire with public figures. Hillary is vulnerable and one huge blow up could bring her down if the right person were in place and running.


9 posted on 11/29/2005 10:29:29 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (California bashers will be called out)
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To: Howlin

I suspect Mr. Bruno's FBI file has some juicy tidbits.


10 posted on 11/29/2005 10:30:57 AM PST by My2Cents (Dead people voting is the closest the Democrats come to believing in eternal life.)
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To: Puppage

11 posted on 11/29/2005 10:31:48 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: JohnnyZ

Yeah, I'm not feeling good about this race.


12 posted on 11/29/2005 10:38:14 AM PST by Ace of Spades (Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: My2Cents
I was thinking the same thing. Piro could make Hillary look bad outside of NY.
13 posted on 11/29/2005 10:39:37 AM PST by Dante3
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To: nycfree

Just think, if that clown Lazio ran even a half-decent campaign in 2000, we wouldn't be here now.


14 posted on 11/29/2005 10:41:57 AM PST by Ace of Spades (Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: nycfree
I am in Northern California and have gotten two solicitations from Ms. Pirro. They had no position statements and cited only her blessings from Pataki and Rudy as her qualifications.

I already have two biotches like her representing me from CA and I hate RINOs. So I must decline, just not my kind of Republican. Looks like Club for Growth and the NRA will get my funds for 2006 & 2008. Our money goes much further in the close interior fights than the candidates on the coasts who can spend $50 million of their own money to inflict Marxism on the rest of us.

15 posted on 11/29/2005 11:21:15 AM PST by dersepp (I Am A Militia Of One)
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To: nycfree; txflake

Lets see: an corrupt RINO calling for an incompetant AG with a bad facelift to withdraw against her thighness.


16 posted on 11/29/2005 11:22:48 AM PST by Clemenza (I am here to chew bubblegum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubblegum!)
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To: nycfree
1) I hope Spencer can take advantage of this. I like his positions, but he is still a little rough around the edges for a candidate.
2) Maybe the gubernatorial race will also be left up to the voters. Pat Manning and Randy Daniels are worthy candidates.
17 posted on 11/29/2005 11:23:48 AM PST by rmlew (Sedition and Treason are both crimes, not free speech.)
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To: Ace of Spades
He did run a "half-decent" campaign in 2000.

That was precisely the problem.

18 posted on 11/29/2005 11:43:09 AM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham
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To: nycfree
This is a major blow to NARAL's GAL Jeannine. She would be able to walk into the AG spot and would be able to rally NO ONE from outside New York State. This is simply because the further you get away from New York, the less difference you see between NARAL's Sweetheart and the beast.
On the other hand, John Spencer can say things and do things that can make this the hottest race in America.
Conservatives from all over America will be able to see the difference between John Spencer and Hillary Clinton and they will.
Why is it that both Jeannine and her husband signed the same fraudulent tax returns and only he went to prison?
19 posted on 11/29/2005 12:06:00 PM PST by jmaroneps37 (We will never murtha to the terrorists. Bring home the troops means bring home the war.)
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To: ElkGroveDan
Unfortunately, she's not that person.
20 posted on 11/29/2005 12:14:15 PM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham
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To: Do not dub me shapka broham

He ran too little too late. I think that being an emergency fill-in after Rudy dropped out didn't help much either.


21 posted on 11/29/2005 12:15:54 PM PST by printhead
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To: printhead
The first day I ventured into "Lazio" headquarters in order to volunteer the only campaign paraphernalia that I could find was emblazoned with the words "Rudy Giuliani."

The thing that struck me about his campaign, above all else, was how much more competent the volunteers seemed to be, in contrast to the paid staff.

Either that, or the Lazio campaign was simply filled with chronic f-ups and we looked good by way of comparison.

Perhaps a combination of both.

22 posted on 11/29/2005 12:27:27 PM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham
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To: Howlin

Upstate needs its own state. Then RINOs need not apply :)


23 posted on 11/29/2005 12:28:26 PM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: nycfree

I would see that the clinton slime won the senate seat....after all didn't the slime thing say that she would run for the senate and fulfill her terms????

I would hold her to it, besides, the only people that thinks she's any good is the people in N.Y.

The rest of us know better....


24 posted on 11/29/2005 12:31:20 PM PST by HarleyLady27 (My ? to libs: "Do they ever shut up on your planet?" "Grow your own DOPE: Plant a LIB!")
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To: Ace of Spades

The Republican party in NY sate is totally disfunctional.
Much of the blame can go to Pataki as he made no provision to develop talent.


25 posted on 11/29/2005 12:34:39 PM PST by ozdragon
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To: nycfree

there is no republican party left in my home state; let me start at my home base in nassau county which at one time (and not to long ago) was the shining star of the GOP in this state was just embarrassingly and decisively defeated in every county wide seat and unfortunately the conservative party is not any better. the biggest consequence of this is that slowly all the judicial seats are turning into RAT strongholds.


26 posted on 11/29/2005 12:38:44 PM PST by JohnLongIsland
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To: nycfree

As AG she would be in a prime position for governor after Spitzer or Suozzi. As Senate candidate she will squander $2 million or so and lose.


27 posted on 11/29/2005 1:06:14 PM PST by montag813
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To: nycfree

Hate to say it, but he's right.

Actually, she's made such a fool out of herself up to this point, I'm not sure she'd win either.


28 posted on 11/29/2005 1:07:38 PM PST by zbigreddogz
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To: My2Cents

My same thought. A quiet call to his office, a key word here and there, and Bruno rolls over. What next? Perhaps her money starts to dry up?


29 posted on 11/29/2005 4:10:13 PM PST by theDentist (The Dems have put all their eggs in one basket-case: Howard "Belltower" Dean.)
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To: nycfree
The top honchos in the state party arguing among themselves, about candidates for senator, for governor. That's what we're watching.

Hello, up there! Remember us?

30 posted on 11/30/2005 1:51:27 PM PST by firebrand
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To: firebrand

Just got back from a big Weld reception on the St. Regis Roof. Somehow, the state party honchos think having the 62 county chairmen pick the candidates is democracy in action. Weld was pretty impressive, though.


31 posted on 11/30/2005 5:29:43 PM PST by firebrand
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To: Ace of Spades; evilC; firebrand; stanz; StarFan; Dutchy; Clemenza
Just think, if that clown Lazio ran even a half-decent campaign in 2000, we wouldn't be here now.

I was just a low-level, part-time volunteer for the Lazio campaign in NYC at the time, but I maintain that Rick Lazio himself (I met him and spoke with him several times) was a very decent "good guy". He had a 66% ACU rating when he left Congress, and probably would've made a fine senator for NY. From what I saw and heard at the various NYC HQs, his campaign was very badly run.

One example: His campaign made a stop in Poughkeepsie, NY in September 2000 for a "rally". Apparently his campaign people (or... somebody) alerted the local politicians at the very last minute that he would be appearing there, and there was no advance notice given to any of the local media about his appearance. He was supposed to give a rousing speech, along with some of these local officials, who were just alerted at the last minute about the event. His giant campaign bus parked in a dilapidated and abandoned part of Poughkeepsie, and he and the other Congresswoman (name escapes me now) gave their speeches. There must've been 10 people in the crowd, and half of us were his volunteers - it was awful. This happened in several other cities around NY - Buffalo in particular - from what I remember hearing from other FReepers and Lazio volunteers. Sad.

32 posted on 11/30/2005 8:28:36 PM PST by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: Do not dub me shapka broham; printhead; evilC
The thing that struck me about his campaign, above all else, was how much more competent the volunteers seemed to be, in contrast to the paid staff.

Either that, or the Lazio campaign was simply filled with chronic f-ups and we looked good by way of comparison.

Exactly! My husband and I - who volunteered for Rick as often as we could in NYC and in NY state (we live in northern CT) - thought the very same thing. See my post #32.

33 posted on 11/30/2005 8:38:43 PM PST by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: nycfree
State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno said the Westchester County district attorney could win the attorney general's race while in running for Senate, "she's going to have one of the most competitive races in the state."

Yes, she should stop running against Hillary, before she's served a cup of Arkancide with whipped cream on it. You know how the Clintons are. They've been getting rid of people who stand in their way for years now, and I'm sure she would be just another bump in the road for Hillary.

34 posted on 11/30/2005 8:53:21 PM PST by NRA2BFree
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To: nutmeg
From what I saw and heard at the various NYC HQs, his campaign was very badly run.

In his defense he had zero support from Pataki & Co. (which now seems to be Pirro's problem) and had so little time to gather the funds needed to go against that DNC fat cat with a huge campaign war chest. Remember he was not well known and had to make up so much lost time and fill mightly large shoes once Rudy pulled out.

35 posted on 11/30/2005 9:12:40 PM PST by StarFan
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To: StarFan
Ah, that's right about the lack of support from Pataki & Co. Thanks for jarring my memory on that.

Got my first solicitation letter from Pirro yesterday. I'm afraid I won't (can't, actually) be running down to NYC this time to volunteer for her campaign. We'll see how things shape up with Campaign 2006 this summer I guess...

Mo Dowd to be on Letterman momentarily, if you're interested... ;-)

36 posted on 11/30/2005 9:18:29 PM PST by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: nycfree

I think Bruno wants nobody to run against Hillary to keep the Dem turnout down.


37 posted on 11/30/2005 9:19:31 PM PST by Torie
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To: nutmeg
Sue Kelley?

The congresswoman you alluded to in your earlier post; was that her name by any chance?

38 posted on 11/30/2005 10:09:01 PM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham
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To: StarFan

Actually, the Lazio-Giuliani campaign outspent Hillary-by a pretty substantial margin, if I recall correctly.


39 posted on 11/30/2005 10:10:18 PM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham
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To: Do not dub me shapka broham
YES, it was Sue Kelley! Thank you for jogging my memory at this late hour. She gave the 'warm up' speech and introduced Rick to the "crowd". He then gave a rousing "I'm gonna fight for you... we're gonna win!" speech in front of his giant decorated campaign bus. I swear there were only TEN of us there in deserted Poughkeepsie. Besides us volunteers, there were a couple of homeless people and some kids passing through the area on bicycles. I still have the photos of this "rally" around here somewhere.

My husband and I overheard Kelley and the other "officials" (don't know who they were) laughing nervously as Rick's bus pulled away "Not bad for a last-minute appearance, I guess." "Did you know he was coming? No? I didn't either... nobody told me." It was SO pathetic...

40 posted on 11/30/2005 10:20:47 PM PST by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: nutmeg

I saw that pitiful display by Dowd which explains why I'm wide awake with NERVOUS energy. After the first few Cheney/Bush insults, Letterman seemed to be the only one laughing as the audience grew tired. What a bitter woman and her book sales speaks volumes of how well received she is these days.


41 posted on 11/30/2005 10:24:34 PM PST by StarFan
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To: Do not dub me shapka broham; StarFan; evilC
Actually, the Lazio-Giuliani campaign outspent Hillary-by a pretty substantial margin, if I recall correctly.

Yes, you're correct about that, but I forget the numbers. He took in something like $32-$36 million? Amazing how so much money could be squandered on such a lousy campaign. And after the election, he owed a million or so to various media outlets. His campaign had to send out begging letters and e-mails to collect $$ to pay the bill. We gave $$ to his campaign initially, but NO WAY were we going to help foot the bill once it was over.

42 posted on 11/30/2005 10:24:51 PM PST by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: StarFan
I saw that pitiful display by Dowd which explains why I'm wide awake with NERVOUS energy.

UGH, same here, although I must get to bed very soon. "Mo Do" is certifiable! What a nutcase... and the damn audience (well... OK, a FEW of 'em) are applauding every Bush/Cheney-bashing thing she says. Did she say Judith Miller was "in with Chalabi and the Bush Administration Neo-cons"? Bitter is right... glad to hear her book sales are tanking! ;-D

43 posted on 11/30/2005 10:29:15 PM PST by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: nutmeg
LOL.

I received one of those post-election e-mail letters imploring me for money.

It went directly through my spam filter.

:)

44 posted on 12/01/2005 5:16:35 AM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham
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To: nutmeg

And let's not forget all that time wasted on Mc Caniac "campaign finance reform".

I agree with you, Lazio, although "moderate", would probably have made a decent Senator and not just in comparison with the two dweebs NY state gave us.


45 posted on 12/01/2005 6:01:22 AM PST by evilC ([573]Tag Server Error, Tag not found)
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To: evilC

Funny tagline! ;-D


46 posted on 12/01/2005 7:38:25 PM PST by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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