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Postal plot (more DemocRat shenanigans)
U.S. News- Washington Whispers ^ | 11/04/2002 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 10/26/2002 1:18:58 PM PDT by Pokey78

A Democratic executive of the U.S. Postal Service abruptly quit last Friday amid allegations that she used the federal mail budget to hurt the re-election chances of Arkansas Republican Sen. Tim Hutchinson. Sources allege that Deborah Willhite, the Postal Service's top lobbyist, pushed to have the budget for Arkansas post offices cut–and Hutchinson blamed. The money was to be transferred to Georgia's post offices, allowing supporters there to credit Democratic Sen. Max Cleland, who's in his own tough re-election battle. Senate Republican leader Trent Lott caught wind of the deal making and demanded the resignation of Willhite, an Arkansan who has donated to Hutchinson's opponent and to Cleland. Willhite, however, says "it's all a plot" to discredit her and that she planned to resign anyway. "It spins a good story," she says, "but it's just not the case." Postmaster General John Potter is scouring all recent budget moves for other political hanky-panky.


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas; US: Georgia
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1 posted on 10/26/2002 1:18:58 PM PDT by Pokey78
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To: Pokey78
There is no depth to which these people will not sink.
2 posted on 10/26/2002 1:21:07 PM PDT by mewzilla
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To: mewzilla
you got that right
3 posted on 10/26/2002 1:26:21 PM PDT by Texas_Jarhead
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To: mewzilla
This will be "overlooked" on sunday political programs. On sunday stephanopolis will simply call it a lone wolf effort and the rest of the dem's useful idiots will follow suit.

The people who need to hear the scum that dems have become are those on the fence. Admitting membership in the democratic party must become as discusting as membership in the communist party.
4 posted on 10/26/2002 1:28:05 PM PDT by longtermmemmory
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To: Texas_Jarhead
Wouldn't someone have had to sponsor a bill, or attach a rider or amendment or something to do this bin any case? If so, who was it? I doubt the plot stopped with that sleazeball who just got outta Dodge.
5 posted on 10/26/2002 1:29:53 PM PDT by mewzilla
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To: Pokey78
Potter can take a look at Jim Moran's district. There are a couple of situations that bear questioning.
6 posted on 10/26/2002 1:29:59 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: longtermmemmory
The Democrats are not above anything and they will stop short of nothing. But the bad part is that you have to have a constituency to go along with it to succeed and apparently those who vote Democrat dont give a damn about anything but winning.
7 posted on 10/26/2002 1:31:15 PM PDT by gunnedah
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To: Pokey78
Clinton appointee?
8 posted on 10/26/2002 1:37:56 PM PDT by Russell Scott
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To: mewzilla
The Postal Reorganization Act provides that the USPS operate out of it's own revenues. As a result it is "off budget" and there is no bill, rider or amendment to be considered in Congress that affects the budget.

As one wag once put it, there are entirely too many people in the ranks of Postal top management who are dedicated to the concept of the USPS as a privately operated universal monopoly.

And that's what happened here, and it's not the first time!

9 posted on 10/26/2002 1:38:56 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
Then how did Lott get wind of this, I wonder?
10 posted on 10/26/2002 1:40:13 PM PDT by mewzilla
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To: Pokey78
With another 11 days, well 10 now, it's going to be interesting to see just how nasty the liberal DemocRATS get...I think they are about to get foam at the mouth rabid and go critical mass.

Watch out folks, you are going to see some people at the worst people can get.
If the Clintons are running the show from behind the scenes, expect character assasinations, people's reputations smeared, dragged through the mud and utterly ruined (most falsely, like Taylor in Montana) by these out-of-control DemocRATS.
By the way, don't rule out murder...(I mean unfortunate accidents or suicide...The Clintons have done it before and they are not above applying it again...
Are there any of you Democrats behind in your race? Watch your back!...Are ther any Republicans ahead in your race? Watch you'rs also!

The "politics of personal (and even physical) destruction" is now in play...Bill & Hill don't mess around, nor dose their buddy Terry!

11 posted on 10/26/2002 1:40:46 PM PDT by RadicalRik
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To: Russell Scott
All USPS top level executives, mid-level managers, and all workers, at all levels, are prohibited from using political endorsements.

As a result, all of the top level executives, and almost all of the mid-level managers, are Democrats!

Republicans tend to obey the law, and after more than 25 years of operation, you have ended up with the very best postal service the Democratic Party will allow you to have.

This sort of thing will not stop until the Republicans begin to think of appointing members to the USPS Board of Governors with a bit more capability than political hacks like Casey.

12 posted on 10/26/2002 1:43:28 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Pokey78
The evil spirit of Mayor Daley is alive and well in
todays Democrat party. You really don't expect a rat to
abide by the rules, do you?
13 posted on 10/26/2002 1:45:55 PM PDT by AdvisorB
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To: mewzilla
Guys like Lott have known about this sort of thing for many years. Unfortunately, they are all equally corrupt. The Democrats possess the USPS; the Republicans get Department of Defense, and so forth.

Makes it difficult on the folks who find themselves tagged with the wrong party label in the wrong federal agency.

14 posted on 10/26/2002 1:46:01 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
Who was paying Willhite's salary? If it was Uncle Sam, then were we taxpayers paying someone already on the government payroll to lobby the government? Is that legal? This stuff makes my brain hurt.
15 posted on 10/26/2002 1:48:47 PM PDT by mewzilla
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To: 1tin_soldier; a-whole-nother-box-of-pandoras; Ahban; Arkansawyer; Arkinsaw; Asphodel; ...
Still more Rat fraud in Arkansas? Anybody know any more about this?
16 posted on 10/26/2002 1:48:52 PM PDT by sweetliberty
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To: Pokey78
Senate Republican leader Trent Lott caught wind of the deal making and demanded the resignation of Willhite, an Arkansan who has donated to Hutchinson's opponent and to Cleland. Willhite,

The 'Pub's won't stop at anything to smear the "pure as driven snow" Dem's will they? (sarcasm off)

17 posted on 10/26/2002 2:02:19 PM PDT by EGPWS
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To: mewzilla
I wouldn't say she was "chief lobbyist" - "chief propagandist" is more like it, and not a very good one at that.
18 posted on 10/26/2002 2:09:07 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: sweetliberty
If the truth be known, Arkansas is the top corrupted state, neck & neck with NJ. Maybe they need to secede.
19 posted on 10/26/2002 2:12:39 PM PDT by iopscusa
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To: Pokey78
Wouldn't that be criminal conduct?
20 posted on 10/26/2002 2:16:00 PM PDT by LaGrone
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To: Pokey78
I think Max Cleland is eligible to be called a NIX-iecrat, a Democrat who partisanly votes against what Bush asks for, even if his own constituents might want what the President wants.

Cleland

is betting that his constituents, who by a wide margin punched George W. Bush's ticket last fall, won't remember that their Senator voted against Bush's modest proposal to return one third of the $5.4 trillion surplus to the taxpayers"

"Cleland is betting the median one-income families of four in Georgia won't remember that they were denied a 75 percent tax cut by their senior Senator's decision to vote the party line as drafted by the Senator from South Dakota."

"Cleland is betting the median two-income families of four in Georgia won't remember he voted against the President's proposal that would have reduced their taxes 42 percent."....

Here is another comparison: Hollywood liberal Dianne Feinstein voted with former President Clinton 88% of the time. Paul Wellstone, perhaps the Senate's most liberal member, voted with former President Clinton 87% of the time. What was Max's percentage? It was 84%. Not only does Max wear the Clinton/Daschle Democratic collar, it's 24 carat gold with diamond studs.


21 posted on 10/26/2002 3:00:13 PM PDT by syriacus
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To: mewzilla
Users of the Postal Service. Stamp buyers, and the like.
22 posted on 10/26/2002 3:04:12 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
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To: Pokey78
A www.google.com search for "Deborah Willhite" and "Barbara Hatch Rosenberg" yields 3 crossreferences.

They are:

http://www.nti.org/d_newswire/issues/2001/12/14/8s.html

http://www.nti.org/d_newswire/issues/thisweek/2001_12_14_biow.html

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/showcase/chi-0110230257oct23.story?coll=chi-newsspecials-hed

This last reference from the Chicago Tribune is the most troubling.  In a very short section it contains an assertion by Willhite about why the USPS didn't immediately test for anthrax, which is immediately followed by an authoritative excuse for that specific assertion by Barbara Hatch Rosenberg.

To wit:

"We had been advised there was no immediate need for us to do any testing," said Deborah Willhite, a senior vice president at the U.S. Postal Service. "The initial thought was that there would be no way that anthrax would present itself out of a sealed envelope."

Envelope specially designed?

Barbara Hatch Rosenberg, an environmental science professor at the State University of New York at Purchase, said the letter may have been designed to release its deadly contents that way.

"A normal preparation would not have seeped out, floated in the air and been inhaled so readily," said Rosenberg, a bioterror expert."

 

Naftali Bendavid, the writer, didn't seem to follow up with the story these two spun, nor her reasons for following the Willhite statement with the Rosenberg complementary statement.  Let's guess that she had them on the phone at the same time.

Let's go through this again slowly. Although Willhite was not the top boss, she was at the top - one of the Senior Vice Presidents. In short, she was very, very influential, and if she was in a position to manipulate national capital budget information to benefit Democrats running for office, she had more influence than has historically been the case for the "company flak".

Let's grant that she had authority, and that she had something more to do with the decision to not test for anthrax than she's ever let on.

If we but note the follow-up career of Barbara Hatch Rosenberg as she attempted to blame first this person, then another, then another, we might well ask if she wasn't maybe the person who advised the USPS to "NOT TEST"?

23 posted on 10/26/2002 5:20:57 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Pokey78
Deborah Willhite, Senior Vice President for Government Relations and Public Policy

She's not exactly a junior official either!

Add that to the blocking of college votes in Arkadelphia (after they find the students are 80% conservative).

and the other Voter fraud already occuring in "Early Voting"
24 posted on 10/26/2002 6:10:44 PM PDT by steplock
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To: Pokey78
One last item on this report:

It is not going to be published UNTIL 4 NOVEMBER 2002.

Why? Maybe they don't want the voters to know too soon??
25 posted on 10/26/2002 6:12:24 PM PDT by steplock
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To: steplock
This is disgusting! The last election in 2000 my husband and I were in Germany and had a terrible time getting our absentee ballots. We were told that they were mailed out three weeks before the election which was supposedly the practice in Sebastian County.

Well, a week before the election I was getting pretty frantic because we still did not have them. I called the county clerk's office and the lady told me that they had been mailed out three weeks before the election just as I had been told.

So, I went to our APO (army post office) which was located inside Campbell Barracks which is a very hard post to get on. (they won't let spouses on post until after two o'clock in the afternoon because of their parking problem even though they let all sorts of Germany nationals and Europeans on post but that is another story)

Anyway, I asked the woman at the help desk if she knew where our ballots were. (I had already checked our mail box inside the post office) The lady checked in the back and came walking up with them. They had been placed in "bulk mail" even though they had first class postage on them. The absentee ballots were also clearly marked as absentee ballots so that really made me angry. Bulk mail basically consisted of magazines, catalogs and junk mail and typically would take a long time to get.

Most of the magazines would be placed in our boxes a few months after they arrived. I filled out a complaint form but my complaint was never answered.

My husband and I filled out our ballots that night and mailed them express the next day and with return receipt requested. I never received a return receipt back on my ballot. My husband did and it showed that his ballot had arrived at the county clerks office on election day.

So, at least one of us got to vote for President Bush. I have a feeling that the shenanigans happened somewhere between the post office in Fort Smith and the army post office. I have a feeling it happens to a lot of people and probably will again this year.

26 posted on 10/26/2002 6:42:05 PM PDT by Lauratealeaf
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To: Pokey78
When you think you have heard it all here comes some more of the Clinton disease.Forget about being honest,don't worry about breaking the law just win that is all that counts.If anyone gets in the way destory them.
27 posted on 10/26/2002 9:06:44 PM PDT by solo gringo
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To: Pokey78
Willhite, however, says "it's all a plot" to discredit her

Notice how she has the dem excuse down, it's all a plot, ala Clintons.

If the Republicans are the party of the rich, then I say the Democrats are the party of cheats, liars and crooks.

28 posted on 10/27/2002 3:14:56 AM PST by patj
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To: Pokey78
It's all a vast right-wing conspiracy!
29 posted on 10/28/2002 1:46:40 PM PST by pulaskibush
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To: Pokey78
bump
30 posted on 10/31/2002 2:10:26 PM PST by GOPJ
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To: Pokey78
What is strange is that the postal unions decry postal managers as being the most heartless, cruel people on the planet, yet postal managers are big government bureaucrats who love increasing budgets and taxes and keep the liberal democrat machine alive in Washington. But the postal unions all support big government liberals who would keep power with the postal managers. Incestious insanity? Yep.
31 posted on 11/01/2002 2:59:10 PM PST by hawkeye101
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To: Pokey78



Presented by the Federal Election Commission



Individual Contributions Arranged By Type, Giver, Then Recipient


Contributions to Political Committees

WILLHITE, DEBORAH
ARLINGTON, VA 22206
U S GOVERNMENT

   PRYOR, MARK LUNSFORD
    VIA MARK PRYOR FOR US SENATE
11/26/2001 1000.00 22020040223

WILLHITE, DEBORAH
ARLINGTON, VA 22206
UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE

   CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM
    VIA HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON FOR US SENATE COMMITTEE INC
12/16/1999 500.00 20020040961
07/28/2000 250.00 20020272244

   CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM
    VIA FRIENDS OF HILLARY
08/16/2001 250.00 22020170243

WILLHITE, DEBORAH
ARLINGTON, VA 22206
US POSTAL SERVICE

   DUNN, DONALD
    VIA LET'S GET IT DUNN
11/17/1999 250.00 20035090271
05/25/2000 250.00 20035842973

   RAPOPORT, MILES S
    VIA RAPOPORT FOR THE FIRST
06/22/1998 300.00 98033210434

WILLHITE, DEBORAH K
ARLINGTON, VA 22206
U S POSTAL SERVICE

   DNC SERVICES CORPORATION/DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE
08/17/2000 1250.00 20036153745

WILLHITE, DEBORAH K.
ARLINGTON, VA 22206
U.S. POSTAL SERVICE/SENIOR VICE P

   HILLPAC
03/01/2002 500.00 22990785901

Total Contributions:    4550.00

Recipient of Joint Fundraiser Contributions

  These are the Final Recipients of Joint Fundraising Contributions

WILLHITE, DEBORAH
ARLINGTON, VA 22208
U S GOVERNMENT

   PRYOR, MARK LUNSFORD
    VIA MARK PRYOR FOR US SENATE
08/13/2002 1000.00 22020702220

Recipient Total:    1000.00
32 posted on 11/01/2002 3:03:34 PM PST by Spiff
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To: Mudboy Slim; Howlin; Liz
See this one yet? RATS at the post office...
33 posted on 11/01/2002 7:08:00 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather
......lowlife so 'n so's......
34 posted on 11/01/2002 7:54:12 PM PST by Liz
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To: Pokey78

the motor voter bill needs to be cancelled. We also need to reform this. In certain Northern and Southern states, the border area is so Damn blue. Whats to stop non-citizen Canucks and Mexicans from voting. Southern counties in texas are practically run by Mexico.

I think the strategy is to register as many per precint -- despite the fact that the people are dead, illegal, made up, etc.-- and then have the poll workers stuff the ballot boxes at the end of the night. Every fake person gives them another vote to manufacture. SO these precints have a 100% turnout and the voter rolls are at least 10 percent phony.

In addition, some of the people who are legally registered, if they don't show up to vote, the poll workers vote for them. It's not complicated.

This country isn't ours anymore. The undemocratic thugs have taken over. Boss Daley's crooked operation has gone national.


35 posted on 10/04/2004 1:47:48 AM PDT by faithincowboys
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