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The Breck Girl's mystery donor
The American Thinker ^ | 9-15-06 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 09/15/2006 8:54:49 AM PDT by Renfield

John Edwards, widely derided as “the Breck Girl” for his well-coifed hair, has a secret admirer. Well, secret from the voting public, anyway. And quite a generous secret admirer, too. The New York Sun reports:

A mysterious $250,000 donation used to bankroll a political committee controlled by a potential candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, John Edwards, highlights a gap in federal laws requiring reporting of political contributions.

In June, a closely held company gave a quarter of a million dollars to the One America Committee, a so-called 527 organization affiliated with Mr. Edwards, who became the Democrats’ vice presidential nominee in 2004 after making a spirited but ultimately unsuccessful bid for the presidential nomination.

A report that the committee filed with the Internal Revenue Service identified the donor as Oak Spring Farms, LLC, and listed an address of 160 Central Park South, which is the location of the Jumeirah Essex House Hotel. The firm’s “occupation” was described as “investments/savings.” No other details about the company were made public.

However, a search of Federal Election Commission records linked the firm to a Manhattan trust attorney, Alexander Forger. Reached at his midtown office Wednesday, the lawyer told The New York Sun that he was not a principal in Oak Spring Farms.

“I’m simply acting on behalf of somebody else,” Mr. Forger said. He declined to identify the owners of the company or to discuss its other activities.

The gist underscores the ridiculous failure of the McCain-Feingold legislation attempting to regulate money in politics. We are worse off for its passage, and it should be repealed.

Hat tip: Ed Lasky

Thomas Lifson 9 15 06


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: breckgirl; contributions; dems; edwards; johnedwards; money
Link to New York Sun article:

http://www.nysun.com/article/39763

1 posted on 09/15/2006 8:54:50 AM PDT by Renfield
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To: Renfield

Maybe he "channeled" the money from a dead democrat................


2 posted on 09/15/2006 8:57:39 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: Renfield; aculeus; Senator Bedfellow; Billthedrill; Charles Henrickson; Thinkin' Gal; MozarkDawg; ..
However, a search of Federal Election Commission records linked the firm to a Manhattan trust attorney, Alexander Forger.

A name which somehow doesn’t inspire trust.

3 posted on 09/15/2006 8:58:22 AM PDT by dighton
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To: Red Badger

.......... only from sick little girls involved in lawsuits.


4 posted on 09/15/2006 8:59:38 AM PDT by beyond the sea ( How much freedom of speech you enjoy depends on who you insult.)
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To: Renfield

ChiComs? Osama?

It is a mystery as to who wants to put him in the white house.


5 posted on 09/15/2006 8:59:57 AM PDT by Paloma_55 (I may be a hateful bigot, but I still love you)
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To: Renfield

What a stupid waste of money. Edwards' presidential chances are no better than mine.


6 posted on 09/15/2006 9:00:38 AM PDT by PLK
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To: dighton; aculeus

"Actually, no, we won't take a check, Mr. Forger..."


7 posted on 09/15/2006 9:00:40 AM PDT by Senator Bedfellow (If you're not sure, it was probably sarcasm.)
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To: Renfield

Democrat Party slogan: Laws? We don't heed no stinkin' laws!


8 posted on 09/15/2006 9:02:19 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Democrat Party: Laws? We don't heed no stinkin' laws!)
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To: PLK

Agree it is a waste of money, which tells us it is probably George Soros.


9 posted on 09/15/2006 9:03:45 AM PDT by tigtog
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To: Renfield
John Edwards: The political equivalent of breast implants.
10 posted on 09/15/2006 9:04:00 AM PDT by beyond the sea ( How much freedom of speech you enjoy depends on who you insult.)
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To: PLK

Pat Paulsen


11 posted on 09/15/2006 9:04:23 AM PDT by beyond the sea ( How much freedom of speech you enjoy depends on who you insult.)
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To: MNJohnnie
Democrat Party slogan: Laws? We don't heed no stinkin' laws!

ROFL......... so true!

****

A tree fell in the woods, a conservative wasn't around, would it still kill the liberal chained to it?

12 posted on 09/15/2006 9:07:08 AM PDT by beyond the sea ( How much freedom of speech you enjoy depends on who you insult.)
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To: Renfield
we should have unlimited donating but full disclosure. period.

NEXT!
13 posted on 09/15/2006 9:08:52 AM PDT by Republicus2001
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To: Red Badger
Maybe he "channeled" the money from a dead democrat...

I'll bet it wasn't from a group of physicians.

14 posted on 09/15/2006 9:10:41 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Katherine Harris for U.S. Senate)
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To: NautiNurse

No, they are Blue, Cross, and Un-Shielded.......


16 posted on 09/15/2006 9:11:35 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: Renfield

My guess is some crooked mega-shyster like Dickie Scruggs, looking for an attorney friendly administration to make billions, literally billions.

Edwards made his vast millions with trial lawyer fraud that obstetricians cause birth defects and cerebral palsy by not doing Caesarian sections on every baby. C-sections reduce the rate of these problems by 0%.


17 posted on 09/15/2006 9:12:56 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: Renfield
From The American Lawyer

Alexander Forger-- Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

In private practice, Alexander Forger's clients are the kind of people for whom money is no object and influence is inherited; in public service, he has always dedicated his strongest efforts to those who have neither money nor influence. As chair of New York's Legal Aid Society, Forger helped bring top-level legal advice and assistance to the indigent. When he went to Washington to serve as president of the Legal Services Corporation under President Bill Clinton, he fought fiercely in Congress to rescue a federally funded program that gave poor people meaningful access to the courts, restructuring the organization to adapt to severe budget cuts and restrictions on the types of cases that it can take.

18 posted on 09/15/2006 9:14:33 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: Renfield

probably Hugo Chavez who has the hots for him because of his fluffy hair...


19 posted on 09/15/2006 9:14:43 AM PDT by chilepepper (The map is not the territory -- Alfred Korzybski)
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To: beyond the sea

BTS where you been. Seen this?

Attention All Freepers. Falling Democrat Activist Warning Alert system has been raised to Condition Orange!



http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1702127/posts

Consumer confidence skyrockets
Yahoo via AP ^ | 9/15/06 | JEANNINE AVERSA,


Posted on 09/15/2006 10:54:13 AM CDT by Obadiah


WASHINGTON - Consumer confidence zoomed to a seven-month high as lower gasoline prices made people feel a lot better about the current economic climate and their own financial standing.

The RBC Cash Index, based on the results of the international polling firm Ipsos, showed confidence rebounding to 93.7 in early September.

That marked an improvement from August, when consumer confidence sank to a three-month low of 74.8. At that time, the toll of soaring energy prices was blamed for weighing on consumers' psyches. The recent drop in energy prices, however, provided people with some relief and propelled confidence to its best reading since February.

"The drop in pump prices is very visible to consumers and seems to have a huge impact," said Lynn Reaser, chief economist at Bank of America's Investment Strategies Group. "Consumers seem to view gasoline prices as a barometer to their overall well being."

After surging past $3 a gallon in many areas, gasoline prices are now hovering around $2.62 a gallon nationwide, the Energy Department says.

Economists believe that price relief figured prominently in the upswing in consumers' feelings about current economic conditions. This measure shot up to 118.8 in early September. That was up sharply from 92.1 in August and was the highest reading on record. Ipsos started the confidence index in 2002.

The drop in other energy prices also is good news for consumers and businesses alike, analysts said.

Oil prices, which surged to a record closing high of $77.03 a barrel in mid-July, have since eased and are now above $63 a barrel. Natural gas prices, meanwhile, fell to a two-year low on Thursday, raising hopes that homeowners who depend on gas to heat their homes will see lower bills this winter.

The rebound in consumer confidence comes as the election season is in high gear. Economic conditions may shape voters' choices at the polls. President's Bush approval rating on the economy is at 39 percent among all adults surveyed in an AP-Ipsos poll. That remains near his lowest ratings.

Consumers' sentiments about making a purchase, saving and other investment decisions also improved considerably in September.

This investment measure jumped to 110 in September, up from 83.2 in August. It was the second-best showing on record, trailing only a reading of 111.7 in late January 2002, when the economy was in recovery mode after the 2001 recession.

Analysts mostly attributed the pickup in September's investment measure to receding mortgage rates. Rates on 30-year mortgages fell this week to 6.43 percent, the lowest since early April, according to Freddie Mac.

Analysts also believe the Federal Reserve's decision in early August to halt a rate-raising campaign that began more than two years ago probably played a role in the improvement in the investment index. Many economists predict the central bank will leave rates alone again when they meet next week.

That will give borrowers breathing room, said Richard Yamarone, economist at Argus Research.

Analysts track consumer confidence for clues about consumers' willingness to spend, an important factor shaping economic activity. Economists were hopeful that the retreat in energy prices will leave people with more money in their wallets that they will spend on other things.

"The consumer is not going to get hit as hard as some people had feared," said T.J. Marta, a fixed-income strategist with RBC.

Still, economic growth is expected to stay subdued through the rest of the year at around a 2.6 percent pace, according to some economists' projections.

Consumers' feelings about future economic conditions rose to 39.4 in September from 21.8 in August.

The confidence index is benchmarked to a reading of 100 on January 2002, when Ipsos started the gauge.

A gauge measuring consumers' sentiments about jobs clocked in at 119.4 in September, down slightly from 120.5 in August. Hiring picked up in August, pulling the unemployment rate down to 4.7 percent.

The RBC consumer confidence index was based on response from 1,001 adjusts surveyed Monday through Wednesday about their attitudes on personal finance and the economy. Results of the survey had a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points



20 posted on 09/15/2006 9:15:45 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Democrat Party: Laws? We don't heed no stinkin' laws!)
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To: Renfield; Watery Tart; KRAUTMAN; reformedliberal; Mygirlsmom; codercpc; s2baccha; ozaukeemom; ...

"Foolish Feingold" Ping!

"The gist underscores the ridiculous failure of the McCain-Feingold legislation attempting to regulate money in politics. We are worse off for its passage, and it should be repealed."

The continuing gift of unintended consequences. Some Campaign Finance Reform! Funding the Breck Girl. Blech!


21 posted on 09/15/2006 9:16:58 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: beyond the sea
John Edwards: The political equivalent of breast implants.

Are you saying he's a phoney boob?

22 posted on 09/15/2006 9:18:11 AM PDT by null and void (Islamic communities belong in Islamic countries.- Eric in the Ozarks)
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To: Renfield; All
"...John Edwards, widely derided as “the Breck Girl” for his well-coifed hair..."

Watch this video of him, and you will understand WHY he was widely derided. It is hilarious, but at the same time, disturbing that this "man" came so close to the Vice Presidency.

Watch the Breck Girl Primp and Preen...

(You need Quicktime...and give it just a few seconds to load)

23 posted on 09/15/2006 9:25:23 AM PDT by rlmorel (Islamofacism: It is all fun and games until someone puts an eye out. Or chops off a head.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
The continuing gift of unintended consequences.

This was an intended consequence.

24 posted on 09/15/2006 9:32:01 AM PDT by steveegg (Let's make the deeply-saddened Head KOmmie deeply soddened in Nov. - deny the 'RATs the election)
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To: null and void; beyond the sea

At least phoney boobs have a useful purpose...:)


25 posted on 09/15/2006 9:33:55 AM PDT by rlmorel (Islamofacism: It is all fun and games until someone puts an eye out. Or chops off a head.)
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To: rlmorel

Good point(s)...


26 posted on 09/15/2006 9:35:26 AM PDT by null and void (Islamic communities belong in Islamic countries.- Eric in the Ozarks)
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To: dighton
Alexander Forger

From Cheeder, Forger and Lahyer.

27 posted on 09/15/2006 9:38:42 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: MNJohnnie
Yes..... things are starting to smell good!

****

By the way................ the old slimy media trying to tell us there is a “Republican Rebellion” against G.W. ......... that's about as real as a “Democrat Spine”.

28 posted on 09/15/2006 9:40:24 AM PDT by beyond the sea ( How much freedom of speech you enjoy depends on who you insult.)
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To: Paloma_55
It is a mystery as to who wants to put him in the white house.

Trial lawyers of course.

29 posted on 09/15/2006 9:53:50 AM PDT by Uncledave
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To: Renfield
It seems that there is a Dassault Falcon 2000 (N1929Y) registered to an Oak Spring Farms, LLC., at Essex House in New York.

The aircraft flies regularly between Washington, New York, Nantcukett, Hyannis, and a private airport in Upperville, VA. That airport is owned by a "Rokeby Farms".

Freepers start your (search) engines!

30 posted on 09/15/2006 9:54:42 AM PDT by Restore
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To: Restore

Mellon?


31 posted on 09/15/2006 10:08:56 AM PDT by Restore
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To: dighton
“I’m simply acting on behalf of somebody else,” Mr. Forger said.

Self-explanatory -- isn't that usually the part that gets them in trouble?? ;D

32 posted on 09/15/2006 11:53:37 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: rlmorel
That video is funny...and revealing. I wish that had made the news during the campaign...
33 posted on 09/15/2006 12:02:14 PM PDT by Renfield
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To: Renfield
As you well know the "News" did everything it could to mask the failings and ridiculous shortcomings of Kerry and Edwards. What's frightening is that these ass-hats came much too close to becoming President/Vice president. I am scared silly of the party of treason taking over as captains of this country. We have serious moonbats in the Dem party who want to run the United States into the ground. Absolutely frightening.
34 posted on 09/15/2006 12:21:19 PM PDT by mallardx
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Alexander Forger

No, really? Not "Chatsworth Osborne, Jr.?" Or "Thurston Howell, III?" Or even John F. al-Kerry, Almost Esq.?"

Was ol' Al's secretary named "Anita Coffee?"


Flipper and Breck Girl

35 posted on 09/15/2006 11:48:41 PM PDT by Watery Tart (Mark Green for Governor.|J.B. Van Hollen for A.G.| Russ Feingold for clerk at the Mustard Museum)
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To: Renfield

The Clinton Library and Massage Parlor secretly gave the donation to keep the former Pervert in Chief from having to cut short his dating agenda to play the role of "First Lady" in the White House to the Dyke?


36 posted on 09/15/2006 11:56:41 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: Renfield

One America Cmte
Donors gave 785 large ($200+) contributions to this PAC in 2005-2006.



http://tinyurl.com/ebcao


37 posted on 09/16/2006 12:19:12 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Watery Tart

Now that's just being mean to Flipper, LOL!


38 posted on 09/16/2006 1:53:47 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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