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Landrieu, Terrell Debate has unfriendly end (Catfight!)
Times Picayune, WDSU ^

Posted on 11/24/2002 7:07:18 AM PST by mom4kittys

Edited on 07/14/2004 12:59:21 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]


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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: debate; landrieu; terrell
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This sounds like a must see!
1 posted on 11/24/2002 7:07:18 AM PST by mom4kittys
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To: mom4kittys
LINK
2 posted on 11/24/2002 7:10:09 AM PST by EggsAckley
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To: mom4kittys
According to witnesses, Landrieu looked over her shoulder and told Terrell, "This is your last campaign."

Rush Limbaugh caused this threat!!

3 posted on 11/24/2002 7:14:04 AM PST by Slyfox
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To: mom4kittys
I love Louisiana politics! After football it is my favorite contact sport.
4 posted on 11/24/2002 7:14:51 AM PST by NickFlooding
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To: mom4kittys
That wasn't even close to a catfight.

Just a couple of wenches with thin skins...
5 posted on 11/24/2002 7:18:28 AM PST by Vidalia
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To: Slyfox
I Dunno, but that sounded like an Arkanuiside to moi! If I was Terrell, I'd be hitting the mattresses, I would!
6 posted on 11/24/2002 7:20:28 AM PST by carlo3b
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To: mom4kittys
Hard to say it was a catfight since there's no evidence that Terrell took any catty shots at Landrieu.

I'd simply say that it's a good sign: a panicky Landrieu, drenched in flop sweat, lashes out in desperation as her opponent begins to pull away.
7 posted on 11/24/2002 7:32:02 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: mom4kittys
Landrieu sounds like a graduate of the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Advanced Bitchery.
8 posted on 11/24/2002 7:49:16 AM PST by Paul Atreides
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To: mom4kittys
In the runoff, Landrieu has begun to strike back. In a new television ad, she says Terrell favors tax relief only for the wealthy.

Ouch, now that hurt. Take that back < /sarcasm>. After the earthquake hit the RATs on 11/5, you'd think the RATs would have scripted some different plays, but I guess they're just going to use the same playbook.

9 posted on 11/24/2002 7:54:18 AM PST by Go Gordon
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To: mom4kittys; newslady; Brices Crossroads; Theodore R.
http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/frontpage/index.ssf?/newsstory/catfight24.html

Candidate debate has unfriendly end

11/24/02

By Bill Walsh
Staff writer/The Times-Picayune

BATON ROUGE -- An already-bitter U.S. Senate campaign got personal Saturday afternoon at the conclusion of a taped debate between Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu and Republican state Elections Commissioner Suzanne Haik Terrell.

After a tense 30-minute segment finished taping at WDSU's studios in New Orleans, the two candidates were preparing to leave. According to witnesses, Landrieu looked over her shoulder and told Terrell, "This is your last campaign."

A stunned Terrell replied, "She threatened me."

No other words passed between the two New Orleans women, but moderator Alec Gifford said Landrieu appeared peeved.

"She just kind of stalked out of the studio," Gifford said.

A Landrieu spokesman, Rich Masters, said the comment wasn't a threat, but a prediction that after running such a negative campaign, Terrell would no longer be viable as a candidate in Louisiana.

A Terrell spokesman said Terrell was shocked at what happened and saw it as a sign of Landrieu's desperation.

The bad blood has been a long time coming. During the primary, the National Republican Senatorial Committee financed a bare-knuckled campaign against Landrieu, claiming she had turned her back on Louisiana.

In the runoff, Landrieu has begun to strike back. In a new television ad, she says Terrell favors tax relief only for the wealthy.

Gifford said the two barely looked at each other during the debate and that although the candidates shook hands, "It was very perfunctory."

The debate will air today at 10 a.m. and Thanksgiving Day at 4:30 p.m.

11/24/02



10 posted on 11/24/2002 8:00:03 AM PST by deport
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To: Paul Atreides
PING - but Terrell should guard her BACK if the Clintons are involved, she may end up on the missing list like so many others are.
11 posted on 11/24/2002 8:07:18 AM PST by Slipjack
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To: deport
Landrieu's up there just lying away. Saying Terrell actually wants to raise taxes and she's the only one who'll go for tax cuts for those who need it.
12 posted on 11/24/2002 8:12:25 AM PST by Bogey780
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To: Bogey780
Where is the debate on?
13 posted on 11/24/2002 8:14:01 AM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: AmericaUnited
WDSU channel 6 New Orleans
14 posted on 11/24/2002 8:15:46 AM PST by Bogey780
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To: AmericaUnited
Oh boy, here's the African question. The US has ignored Africa....

"Would you support African/US relations?"
15 posted on 11/24/2002 8:17:17 AM PST by Bogey780
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To: Bogey780
The Dems are falling apart at the seems. Have to watch them, they get addicted to the federal credit cards and will do or say anything to keep it. Lots os dead voters in New Orleans, but not as many Pubs thats throughout the state. Somehow I think folks there trust Bush more than they do little tommy d.
16 posted on 11/24/2002 8:19:51 AM PST by gulfcoast6
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To: gulfcoast6
Landrieu's attacking Bush.

She's going on how Bush has failed blacks, poor, working class people.
17 posted on 11/24/2002 8:21:17 AM PST by Bogey780
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To: Bogey780
Bush has cut AIDS research which has hurt blacks in Africa the hardest.

She must have read the polls.
18 posted on 11/24/2002 8:22:05 AM PST by Bogey780
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To: deport
No other words passed between the two New Orleans women, but moderator Alec Gifford said Landrieu appeared peeved

That's because Terrell cleaned her clock. I rarely watch much of a debate because of all the weasle phrases most of them use but I watched this to the end. It was a lot of give and take. Terrell really pressed the time clock to the max.

19 posted on 11/24/2002 8:22:09 AM PST by tubebender
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To: Bogey780
I like Terrell's stinging suggestion that Landrieu might be able to "appropriate" some of her morning-after pill and needle exchange money to help pay for a new stadium in New Orleans! HAHAHA! Go Suzie!
20 posted on 11/24/2002 8:22:31 AM PST by gbunch
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To: gbunch
Lndrieu didn't like that much.

Now Landrieu said that Terrell is a negative campaigner and brought up some old quotes from Foster.
21 posted on 11/24/2002 8:23:53 AM PST by Bogey780
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To: tubebender
Landrieu's pulling a Huey and being everything to everyone.
22 posted on 11/24/2002 8:26:05 AM PST by Bogey780
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To: gbunch
Terrell on abortion: "I did not leave my faith as did my opponent." Zing!

Landrieu is weaseling and doing the Dem doubletalk...

Terrell's ripping Landrieu pretty well.

23 posted on 11/24/2002 8:26:48 AM PST by gbunch
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To: tubebender
Landrieu's absent-mindingly forgetting she ran a negative ad calling Terrell a corrupt politician. How convenient.
24 posted on 11/24/2002 8:27:15 AM PST by Bogey780
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"This is your last campaign."


Funny thing about this statement. Even if it were true, it doesn't mean Terrell won't win.
25 posted on 11/24/2002 8:32:24 AM PST by Green Knight
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To: Bogey780
Landrieu's closing statement was pretty lame, just a repeat of what she said earlier: "I'm on this committee, I'm on that committee, blah blah blah..." Little Mary forgets that what WAS, won't necessary WILL BE with the new sheriffs in town. Plus, regardless of what committees she would or would not be on, she'd STILL BE IN THE MINORITY!

Terrell's statement about being elected to do a job (election commissioner) and then doing that job was well-spoken. Overall, I didn't hear any knockout punches, but I thought Terrell did very well, and got in some good (and well-deserved) shots against the lib. All Landrieu does, like all Dems, is quote the party mantra, and we all saw how well that played on November 5th!

I hope everyone hears about Landrieu's off-camera insult, and that it gets played up bigtime. Hee-hee...

Looking forward to Senator Terrell!

26 posted on 11/24/2002 8:35:23 AM PST by gbunch
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To: deport
After a tense 30-minute segment finished taping at WDSU's studios in New Orleans, the two candidates were preparing to leave. According to witnesses, Landrieu looked over her shoulder and told Terrell, "This is your last campaign."

A stunned Terrell replied, "She threatened me."

If played right, this arrogant and ungracious comment by Landrieu could be her death knell. Recall how Hillary played up the Lazio paper waving as a threat to great advantage--some commentators likened it to the brandishing of a gun.

The arrogance and mean tone of the Wellstone rally was a turning point in that race.

Landrieu broke one of the cardinal rules of campaigning--don't give voters a strong reason to come out and vote AGAINST you.

27 posted on 11/24/2002 8:46:40 AM PST by randita
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To: Bogey780
Landrieu's attacking Bush.
She's going on how Bush has failed blacks, poor, working class people.

LOFL!!!
Bush has been in there for less than two years. The toon had eight years to make life "fair" for the oppressed victim / loser class. Buh-bye, Mary.

28 posted on 11/24/2002 8:48:00 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: mom4kittys
C-SPAN schedule lists a portion of this debate as being re-aired at 6:25 PM Eastern time and at 9:34 PM Eastern time tonight.

Note however that the debate and a speech by Sen. John Edwards (D-ATLA*) are both playing during about a 1 and 1/2 hour block. It is unclear whether Edwards speech or the debate will come first.

When the broadcast time comes, you can watch C-SPAN on TV or you can click here to watch or listen to CSpan 1 & then choose whether you want video or just audio and choose between Windows Media Player or RealPlayer.

Click here to donate to the Terrell campaign. Read the notice & click on "proceed to donate" at the bottom. They now can receive online contributions via credit card.

(*ATLA = American Trial Lawyers Assoc.)

29 posted on 11/24/2002 8:48:41 AM PST by BillF
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'A Landrieu spokesman, Rich Masters, said the comment wasn't a threat, but a prediction that after running such a negative campaign, Terrell would no longer be viable as a candidate in Louisiana.'
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
This is a pretty lame explanation for that comment.
She didn't say 'You'll never win' or something like that.
I think it was an interesting choice of words and I would have taken 'This is your last campaign' as a threat, too.
30 posted on 11/24/2002 8:50:01 AM PST by Route66
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To: randita
If played right, this arrogant and ungracious comment by Landrieu could be her death knell. Recall how Hillary played up the Lazio paper waving as a threat to great advantage--some commentators likened it to the brandishing of a gun. The arrogance and mean tone of the Wellstone rally was a turning point in that race. Landrieu broke one of the cardinal rules of campaigning--don't give voters a strong reason to come out and vote AGAINST you.

I just emailed the source link to Drudge.

Crossing fingers now in anticipation of seeing it on his site soon...

31 posted on 11/24/2002 9:02:38 AM PST by gbunch
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To: gbunch
IT'S THERE!!!
32 posted on 11/24/2002 9:03:52 AM PST by gbunch
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To: mom4kittys
In the words of Tom Daschle "I am feeling threaten!"
33 posted on 11/24/2002 9:09:57 AM PST by Trueblackman
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To: gbunch
A-HA! The direct link between the VRWC and the media that Tiny Tom has been warning us about!!!
34 posted on 11/24/2002 9:22:11 AM PST by clintonh8r
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To: Green Knight
Even if it were true, it doesn't mean Terrell won't win.

Yesh, you're right. She may become so popular that it won't be necessary for her to campaign in the future.

I believe that Landruei smells death - her own political death. This is what has her so panicky. Lets hope it turns out well for Suzie and that all my (wishful?) thinking bears fruit.

FD

35 posted on 11/24/2002 9:32:26 AM PST by davisfh
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To: clintonh8r
Yep! Proud member of the VRWC.
Got my VRWC card right here, next to my NRA card!
36 posted on 11/24/2002 9:32:52 AM PST by gbunch
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To: Route66
That will be your last post!
37 posted on 11/24/2002 9:39:50 AM PST by for-q-clinton
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To: mom4kittys; Patriot1; ForGod'sSake; blam; 4ConservativeJustices; CholeraJoe; Landru; Mudboy Slim; ..
After a tense 30-minute segment finished taping at WDSU's studios in New Orleans, the two candidates were preparing to leave. According to witnesses, Landrieu looked over her shoulder and told Terrell, "This is your last campaign."

A stunned Terrell replied, "She threatened me."

I heard this on TV last night and was stunned. It is outrageous for Mary Landrieu to make such a statement, and Suzie has every reason to interpret this as a threat. But after all, Mary is a RAT, so maybe can't expect any more of her. However, I don't believe that the people of Louisiana will tolerate such outrageous behavior from a Senatorial candidate. We're going to vote in record numbers for Suzie Terrell, our Senatorial candidate who espouses true Louisiana values. Suzie will work with Pres. Bush for the benefit of Louisiana and our nation.

38 posted on 11/24/2002 9:49:11 AM PST by newslady
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To: mom4kittys
But what I want to know is: How many years has Gary Condit been married to THAT woman?
39 posted on 11/24/2002 9:53:03 AM PST by Saundra Duffy
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To: gbunch
IT'S THERE!!!

Congratulations, gbuch! It's great that Drudge has featured this article so prominently, even with a photo of Mary. I sent an email to Rush and referred him to Drudge on this issue. Hope he talks about it on his radio show tomorrow. I think this issue is made to order for Rush!

40 posted on 11/24/2002 10:05:01 AM PST by newslady
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To: newslady
Well I want to see Suzie win but everyone get real. I don't think that was a threat on her life. I think she was just being spiteful and telling her the equivalent of " you will never have lunch in kthis state again",,but hey, if we wanta play it up as a threat, I guess we can. Somehow it makes me feel like a dem.
41 posted on 11/24/2002 10:12:57 AM PST by cajungirl
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To: deport
Candidate debate has unfriendly end.

Mary's really losing it, deport. Every day she sounds more and more desperate, as Suzie gets more endorsements every day. In the last few days, the NRA and the National Right to Life Action Committee have enthusiastically endorsed Suzie. But everyone told Mary she couldn't lose this race, and so she built her multi-million dollar mansion in Washington and said good-bye to Louisiana. She apparently thought that Louisianians would fall for her election-year reinvention as a moderate and wouldn't look at her liberal voting record. Louisiana is now ready to say good-bye to Mary.

42 posted on 11/24/2002 10:13:31 AM PST by newslady
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To: cajungirl
I don't think anyone's taking it as a threat on her life. Rather it's a threat on her political future. As in "If you oppose me I will make sure you'll never work in this town again.
43 posted on 11/24/2002 10:18:33 AM PST by Bogey780
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To: newslady
Mary was on committees, but when the democrats become the minority, they may well pull Mary and insert the dems the party (which is now sliding left at an accelerating pace) wants ... the least senior a pol is, the lower on the committee list, and the dems took quit a hit 11/5/02, threatening to make Landrieu a hanger on when January seats are assigned, provided she even gets back to DC, which I don't think would be good for Louisiana.
44 posted on 11/24/2002 10:23:38 AM PST by MHGinTN
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I'd simply say that it's a good sign: a panicky Landrieu, drenched in flop sweat, lashes out in desperation as her opponent begins to pull away.

Is this true? The Pub is ahead??????

45 posted on 11/24/2002 10:24:34 AM PST by The Raven
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To: The Raven
There have been reports showing Terrell up from 2-8%.
46 posted on 11/24/2002 10:25:34 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Bogey780
Even that isn't bad,,I mean, this is Louisiana, a threat of no more lunch in this state is like lightyears worse than a threat on your political future or your life come to think of it. Lunch in Louisiana is like a holy of holies,,it is an EVENT in caps, it goes on forever, believe me.
47 posted on 11/24/2002 10:33:17 AM PST by cajungirl
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To: Bogey780
Bush has cut AIDS research which has hurt blacks in Africa the hardest.

You mean it doesn't hurt the whites there too? Why is that?
48 posted on 11/24/2002 10:33:40 AM PST by ninonitti
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To: mom4kittys
A stunned Terrell replied, "She threatened me."

She should have said, "and the broom you rode in on, Mary."

WFTR
Bill

49 posted on 11/24/2002 10:34:03 AM PST by WFTR
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To: cajungirl
",,but hey, if we wanta play it up as a threat, I guess we can. Somehow it makes me feel like a dem.

Play it up.
"I am shocked that a US Senator would make a threat like that." - Tom

50 posted on 11/24/2002 10:34:22 AM PST by Capt. Tom
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