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Obama adviser admits affair after billboards appear
Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | January 23, 2010

Posted on 01/23/2010 6:47:21 AM PST by Schnucki

Charles Phillips, a member of Obama's economic recovery advisory board, confessed after giant posters appeared of him with his lover.

A millionaire businessman who advises Barack Obama on economic policy has been forced to admit an affair after a series of giant billboards showing him with his long-time mistress appeared across America.

The photos of Charles Phillips, 50, and YaVaughnie Wilkins, 41, were shown on posters three-storeys high, with the line "You are my soulmate forever – cep" – thought to be a reference to Charles E. Phillips.

The poster also advertises a website which featured love notes and pictures dating back from 2001 of the couple on holiday in Sydney and China.

The website has now been shut down, and some of the billboards taken down.

Mr Phillips, president of business software firm Oracle and a member of Obama's economic recovery advisory board, said: "I had an eight and a half year serious relationship with YaVaughnie Wilkins.

"My divorce proceedings began in 2008.

"The relationship with Ms Wilkins has since ended and we both wish each other well."

Mr Phillips and his wife Karen have one son together.

Reports suggested that the billboards – three in New York, one in Atlanta and one in San Francisco – could have cost £150,000 to produce.

Ms Wilkins, a California-based actress and writer, was not available for comment.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: obama; phillips; wilkins

1 posted on 01/23/2010 6:47:22 AM PST by Schnucki
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To: Schnucki

Who’s the bigger goof in this one?


2 posted on 01/23/2010 6:51:18 AM PST by Thebaddog (Shakey Jake said, " The hippies will never survive!")
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To: Schnucki
So the one advisor out of many who has bothered to pay his taxes is also sexually straight ~ surprise, surprise.

I take little comfort in the remaining 99.99999% of President Goober's advisors being tax cheating homosexuals.

3 posted on 01/23/2010 6:51:23 AM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: Schnucki

This Mr. Phillips certainly has his enemies.


4 posted on 01/23/2010 7:00:36 AM PST by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: Schnucki

Is this in the general category, “Hell hath no fury...?”


5 posted on 01/23/2010 7:00:43 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: Schnucki
YaVaughnie

Never sthupp anyone who's name you can't pronounce.

6 posted on 01/23/2010 7:02:24 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: Schnucki

He should lose his position just for being involved with someone named “YaVaughnie.”


7 posted on 01/23/2010 7:02:28 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Schnucki

Next we’ll hear he and Tiger are both at the sexual addiction treatment center in Mississippi.


8 posted on 01/23/2010 7:10:58 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Words to live by...


9 posted on 01/23/2010 7:11:55 AM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: Thebaddog

The alleged parents who named a poor defenseless child YaVaughnie, that’s who.


10 posted on 01/23/2010 7:13:06 AM PST by Xenalyte (Yes, Chef!)
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To: Schnucki

I notice this was in the British papers. Any American media stories on this?

I wonder if women who are willing to have relationships with married men have a little bit of psycho mixed in the gene pool.


11 posted on 01/23/2010 7:14:10 AM PST by PrincessB ("if government X-rays are anything like the photos the DMV takes for your license, count me out" A.)
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To: Xenalyte
A Richard Palin born in 1801 is shown marrying some old gal named Vaughnie.

I'd be careful with this one eh!

12 posted on 01/23/2010 7:19:45 AM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: PrincessB
I wonder if women who are willing to have relationships with married men have a little bit of psycho mixed in the gene pool.

Well *he* had a wife and a child and still had an eight year affair with this woman and traveled all over the world with her. His gene pool is murky too.

It's interesting that the people at Oracle knew about this and still named him president of Oracle. They must have been desperate for an AA candidate to impress Obama.

13 posted on 01/23/2010 7:23:54 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: muawiyah

Just another one of Obama's financial contributors. I would like to see how much Oracle got in government grants, or stimulus money lately. If Obama gave Petrobras $2 Billion to drill in Brazil, Tim Gill got a pedophile for school safety czar, Soros got IndyMac bank, I bet this guy got his paypack as well.

14 posted on 01/23/2010 7:36:20 AM PST by mgist
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To: Tijeras_Slim

It requires a high level of intellectual deficiency to come up with a name like that!


15 posted on 01/23/2010 7:36:55 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: PrincessB

I think a big part of it is EGO!
She figures that SHE must be “all that” if she is able to lure him away from his wife and family.


16 posted on 01/23/2010 7:38:42 AM PST by Muzzle_em (Taglines are for sissies.)
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To: Schnucki

Any one know where the billboard is located in Atlanta? I live near downtown Atlanta and might, if I have the time, drive by and see it.


17 posted on 01/23/2010 7:46:41 AM PST by Atlantan
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To: Schnucki

Phillips son is 10 years old, so Phillips started the affair when his son was just 2. Sounds like a good Father of the Year candidate like John Edwards.


18 posted on 01/23/2010 7:51:38 AM PST by Atlantan
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To: Xenalyte

Good call.


19 posted on 01/23/2010 8:31:20 AM PST by Thebaddog (Shakey Jake said, " The hippies will never survive!")
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To: Muzzle_em

You’re saying she “lured” him away from his wife so it’s her fault? Kinda like Monica “luring” Bill Clinton?


20 posted on 01/23/2010 8:56:14 AM PST by shiva
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To: shiva

Spare us the case of the vapors, she doesnt exactly look like some powerless waif. Sometimes woman actually are the predators in such situations. And she is showing all the signs.


21 posted on 01/23/2010 9:17:07 AM PST by DesertRhino (Dogs earn thi title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: shiva

No, I was simply floating out a theory of why SOME women are willing have affairs with married men.

In HS and college, I OFTEN saw girls knowingly go after guys who had a girlfriend and it was all about demonstrating one’s own “hotness.”

And while I’m NOT defending x42 (who is a total PIG), I did read more than once that Monica made the statement to friends before she left to work in the Whitehouse that she would have to “put on her presidential kneepads.” Yes, x42 is a total pig, but I don’t think she was blameless either.


22 posted on 01/23/2010 9:32:47 AM PST by Muzzle_em (Taglines are for sissies.)
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To: DesertRhino; shiva
Spare us the case of the vapors...

Only if you'll spare us the tool-ish hyperbole.

23 posted on 01/23/2010 9:42:48 AM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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