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  • Knoll & Rendell : Disgraceful remarks

    07/25/2005 9:34:26 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 24 replies · 1,255+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 07/26/05 | Editorial
    Knoll & Rendell: Disgraceful remarks Tuesday, July 26, 2005 Sometimes politicians need to stop while they're behind. Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll did a little politicking and offered some political commentary Tuesday last, uninvited, at the Carnegie funeral of Staff Sgt. Joseph Goodrich. The Marine, 32, of Westwood, was killed in a mortar attack in Iraq on July 10. Mrs. Baker Knoll began talking to Sgt. Goodrich's aunt during the Communion service. She handed the aunt a business card; Knoll called the funeral a "function." Then Knoll told the aunt that the state government was "against the war." Outrageous. Visiting...
  • Lt. gov. crashed Marine's funeral, kin say (comes uninvited and speaks anti-war at the funeral!)

    07/23/2005 7:44:05 PM PDT · by 2banana · 84 replies · 3,442+ views
    Pittsburg ^ | July 23, 2005 | Tom Barnes
    Lt. gov. crashed Marine's funeral, kin say Saturday, July 23, 2005 By Tom Barnes, Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau The family of a Marine who was killed in Iraq is furious with Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll for showing up uninvited at his funeral this week, handing out her business card and then saying "our government" is against the war. Rhonda Goodrich of Indiana, Pa., said yesterday that a funeral was held Tuesday at a church in Carnegie for her brother-in-law, Staff Sgt. Joseph Goodrich, 32. ... Then, suddenly, "one uninvited guest made an appearance, Catherine Baker Knoll." She sat down next...
  • PA Lt. Gov.'s Apology for Crashing Marine's Funeral Virtually Blames Grieving Family

    07/25/2005 2:57:50 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 107 replies · 3,243+ views
    In the annals of feckless non-apology apologies, the one just served up by PA Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll scrapes the bottom of the barrel. Check out the article below, and note this turn of phrase: "If my regard for his family's grief was seen another way, it is thoroughly regrettable." In other words, what is regrettable is not her awful behavior, but the way the Marine's family saw it. Sickening. -------------------------- Slain Marine's Family Gets Apology For Funeral Comments POSTED: 11:44 am EDT July 25, 2005 PITTSBURGH -- After being criticized for attending a Marine's funeral, Lt. Gov. Catherine...
  • Rendell to send apology to Marine's family

    07/24/2005 9:35:54 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 114 replies · 4,408+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune ^ | 07/25/05 | Sandra Tolliver
    Written apologies will be sent to a fallen Marine's relatives angered by Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll's uninvited appearance at the soldier's funeral and her criticism of the war in Iraq, Gov. Ed Rendell said Sunday. Rendell said he will send a personal letter to the family of the late Marine Staff Sgt. Joseph Goodrich, of Westwood, and will ask Knoll to do the same. Goodrich, 32, a police officer and infantry unit leader, died July 10 in a mortar attack in Hit, Iraq. Rendell said he hadn't spoken with Knoll about the incident, but was disturbed by the family's...
  • DFU SONG: Proud Mary (Lt. Gov. Knoll is such an a_ _ _ _ _ _)

    07/24/2005 11:11:32 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 17 replies · 1,129+ views
    DFU SONGS | 7-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    Note: where you see "a_ _ _ _ _ _", choose a 7-letter word beginning with "a" that you feel is appropriate for Pennsylvania Lt. Governor Catherine Baker Knoll (hmmmm....what word?...amateur?...artiste?...athlete?...hmmmm) MIDI - PROUD MARY They said goodbye to a hero Sgt. Goodrich served his nation selflessly Catherine Baker Knoll had not been invited Quite a spectacle they soon would see Anti-war stuff she's saying While mourners had been praying Knoll is...Knoll is...Knoll is such an a_ _ _ _ _ _ Knoll is such an a_ _ _ _ _ _ Why was this woman so heartless It was...
  • Politician crashes Marine's funeral

    07/23/2005 10:10:14 PM PDT · by 26lemoncharlie · 37 replies · 1,508+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 24, 2005 | WorldNetDaily
    Hands out business card, tells family 'our government is against this war' When the family of Staff Sgt. Joseph Goodrich gathered in Pittsburgh for the fallen Marine's funeral, they expected a large crowd – after all, they've lived in the area for generations and Joseph had been a police officer before becoming a leatherneck – but they didn't expect to see Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor show up, hand out her business card and tell them "our government" opposes the war. Goodrich, 32, and fellow western Pennsylvanian, Lance Cpl. Ryan J. Kovacicek, 22 – both second-generation Marines – were killed in Iraq...
  • Lt. gov. crashed Marine's funeral, kin say

    07/23/2005 6:51:27 AM PDT · by learner · 362 replies · 14,758+ views
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | July 23,2005 | Tom Barnes
    Saturday, July 23, 2005 By Tom Barnes, Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau The family of a Marine who was killed in Iraq is furious with Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll for showing up uninvited at his funeral this week, handing out her business card and then saying "our government" is against the war.
  • Term limits and statewide candidates

    07/19/2005 9:12:24 AM PDT · by SC33 · 2 replies · 242+ views
    Arkansas news Bureau ^ | June 26, 2005 | Dennis Byrd
    Term limits and statewide candidates Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 By Dennis Byrd Anybody looking for a silver lining in Arkansas' far-too-short limit on the time a person can serve in the state Legislature may find it this election season. Next year's primary and general election ballots will be sprinkled with more than the usual number of lawmakers and former lawmakers vying for statewide offices. Most obvious among those is Mike Beebe, who already holds the statewide office of attorney general and now is running for governor as the only announced Democrat so far. Beebe was a state senator from Searcy...
  • (George) Wallace (Jr.) to run for Baxley's job. (as a Republican)

    06/24/2005 10:45:33 AM PDT · by AzaleaCity5691 · 33 replies · 1,243+ views
    The Mobile Register ^ | June 24, 2005 | Sallie Owen
    Wallace to run for Baxley's job Friday, June 24, 2005 By SALLIE OWEN Capital Bureau MONTGOMERY -- Public Service Commissioner George Wallace Jr., son of two previous governors, said he is running for lieutenant governor in the Republican primary next June. A recent survey indicates he has unusually high support among labor and minority voters for a GOP candidate, so Wallace said he would "strengthen the party's ticket." Despite the position's reduced influence, Wallace, 53, said there is room for him to make an impact. "The lieutenant governor can be more proactive and innovative," he said. The office's primary duty...
  • Virginia Campaign News - Monday, June 13 - PRIMARY EVE - Thread IX

    06/13/2005 6:39:36 AM PDT · by Corin Stormhands · 93 replies · 2,070+ views
    Various | June 13, 2005 | Various
    Weekly wrap-up of Virginia Campaign New. Post 'em if you got em... April 11, 2005 Thread IApril 18, 2005 Thread IIApril 25, 2005 Thread IIIMay 2, 2005 Thread IVMay 9, 2005 Thread VIMay 16, 2005 Thread VIIMMay 23, 2005 Thread VIIIMay 31, 2005 Thread IX - Memorial DayJune 6, 2005 Thread XDon't Forget to Vote Tomorrow!Light turnout expected in primary Candidates for statewide office, House are among those seeking nomination by Tyler Whitley, Richmond Times DispatchVoters will go to the polls tomorrow to nominate candidates for statewide office, the House of Delegates and municipal offices in a smattering of localities.
  • Virginia Campaign News - Monday, April 11, 2005

    04/11/2005 6:12:41 AM PDT · by Corin Stormhands · 45 replies · 1,754+ views
    Vrious | Week of April 11, 2005 | Various
    Weekly wrap-up of Virginia Campaign New. Post 'em if you got em... Allen bringing faith into view - Monday, April 11, 2005 Is public openness about religion a signal of higher aspirations? By Peter HardinWASHINGTON -- "I have been blessed by the Lord," Sen. George Allen told religious broadcaster Pat Robertson on a Christian Broadcasting Network show last week."Faith matters first and fore- most to me," the Virginia Republican told the Cathedral Club of Brooklyn, N.Y., in February. He told the club members that as Virginia governor, he had prayed in the Capitol over how to handle a parental-notification bill....
  • Oxendine Out of Lt. Governor Race (Georgia)

    03/19/2005 8:48:23 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 1 replies · 508+ views
    ATLANTA (AP) -- The first man in the 2006 lieutenant governor’s race is now the first man out of it. State Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, a Republican who said last May he’d seek the state’s No. 2 job, announced Friday that he’ll run for his current post instead. In a letter to Gov. Sonny Perdue, Oxendine said he’d rather remain insurance and fire commissioner because the lieutenant governor’s job has become “ineffectual.” But the commissioner also may have been sizing up his chances. Two other Republicans—state Sen. Casey Cagle and well-known activist Ralph Reed—have since joined the race. Oxendine insisted...
  • Former Texas Governor Preston Smith Dies at 91

    10/19/2003 6:47:26 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 4 replies · 262+ views
    Lubbock, TX, Avalanche-Journal ^ | 10-18-03 | Fuquay, John
    Ex-Gov. Smith dies at 91 By JOHN FUQUAY AVALANCHE-JOURNAL Preston Smith, Texas' 40th governor, who graduated from Lamesa High School and owned movie theaters in Lubbock, died Saturday in University Medical Center three days after being admitted with pneumonia. Longtime friend Otice Green said Smith's family was with him when he died at 4:45 p.m. He was 91. "It was a very sudden at tack," Green said. "He was feeling fine Monday, recovering, and he was with his daughter, then he began feeling bad. Other factors began to set in, and he experienced one failure after another." Services are scheduled...
  • Question...What if Gray Out Resigns before 10/7

    08/11/2003 9:31:08 PM PDT · by Positive · 65 replies · 283+ views
    Self | 8/11/2003 | Self
    If the Grayster were to be hit by a truck tomorrow, Lt. Governor Bustamonte would be the new Governor right? If so, would a resignation a couple of weeks before the election (ala Toricelli) produce the same result? In other words if Gray Out ain't Governor he can't be recalled can he? Is this less confusing to any of you?
  • Fletcher's Running-Mate Rule Ineligible on Residency Grounds in KY Gubernatorial Race

    03/27/2003 4:26:14 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 25 replies · 530+ views
    Louisville, KY, Courier-Journal ^ | 03-27-03 | Cross, Al
    <p>Hunter Bates lived in Alexandria, Va., from 1995 to 2002.</p> <p>UPDATE: Hunter Bates said today that he won't appeal yesterday's court decision removing him as U.S. Rep. Ernie Fletcher's running mate for lieutenant governor on grounds that he hasn't lived in Kentucky long enough.</p>
  • Alaska Libertarians file suit over rejected hemp initiative

    02/17/2003 8:36:37 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 51 replies · 523+ views
    Libertarian Party web site ^ | 17 February 2003
    Alaska Libertarians file suit over rejected hemp initiative [February 17] Alaska Libertarians and other anti-drug war activists have filed a lawsuit against the state's lieutenant governor for rejecting an initiative to decriminalize hemp. On January 28, the Free Hemp in Alaska (FHA) organization filed a lawsuit in Superior Court in Anchorage to force the state to place the initiative on the August 2004 ballot. In the lawsuit, FHA attorney Ken Jacobus argued that initiative backers filed enough signatures to qualify the measure, even though they failed to follow all of the state's record-keeping rules. "Why disenfranchise thousands of voters?" asked...
  • Posthumus chooses Bennett as running mate

    08/19/2002 4:54:24 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 8 replies · 400+ views
    AP ^ | 8-19-02 | KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN
    Posthumus chooses Bennett as running mate By KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN The Associated Press 8/19/02 6:47 PM LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Republican gubernatorial nominee Dick Posthumus has chosen state Sen. Loren Bennett to be his running mate. The choice was confirmed by Robert LaBrant, Michigan Chamber of Commerce senior vice president. Bennett, of Canton, had been running for the past year to win the Republican secretary of state nomination. But he apparently was persuaded by Posthumus to run instead for lieutenant governor. Posthumus planned to formally announce his choice at a 10 a.m. Tuesday news conference in the Detroit area. Bennett,...
  • Republican Beatty talks ethics, education and the economy

    06/14/2002 9:19:41 AM PDT · by Engine82 · 11 replies · 274+ views
    Savannah Now ^ | June 14, 2002 | Greg Bluestein
    Republican Beatty talks ethics, education and the economy