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  • Burgess: Ehrlich Administration Had Employee 'Hit List'

    12/13/2005 3:15:10 PM PST · by conservative in nyc · 11 replies · 2,500+ views
    The WBAL Channel ^ | 12/13/05 | WBAL-TV
    Lawmakers heard colorful testimony Tuesday describing the hiring and firing practices of the Ehrlich administration, saying the governor's staff employed a hit list among state workers. WBAL-TV 11 News reporter David Collins reported that a former state worker testified for three hours before a special legislative committee. Thomas Burgess, a Republican who worked 15 years in state government, characterized Gov. Bob Ehrlich's administration as highly partisan and paranoid to the point of spying on their own people. Collins said the underlying theme to Burgess' three hours of testimony was that the Ehrlich administration wanted to weed out Democrats and bypass...
  • Fired worker testifies in Ehrlich personnel inquiry

    12/13/2005 2:53:01 PM PST · by conservative in nyc · 11 replies · 654+ views
    AP via Baltimore Sun ^ | 12/13/05 | Tom Stuckey
    A former personnel manager for the Department of Human Resources told a legislative committee today that the Ehrlich administration ordered that some employees in his agency be fired "so supportive Republicans could be put into office." Thomas Burgess, a Republican who stayed on for about a year after Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. took office, said he was also fired and was told his name was put on a "hit list" because "I had the nerve to recommend that a Democrat be promoted" to a high-ranking position in the department. The workers who lost their jobs were at-will employees who...
  • Maryland: O'Malley choose Anthony Brown as running mate for governor's race

    12/12/2005 11:47:38 AM PST · by cogitator · 4 replies · 1,110+ views
    MITCHELLVILLE, Md. (AP) - Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley formally announced state Delegate Anthony Brown on Monday as his running mate in the governor's race, saying the veteran is someone who understands leadership. The men appeared with their families before about 50 sign-waiving supporters in Brown's home county of Prince George's. They then left for a series of joint appearances in Baltimore, Frederick and Hagerstown. O'Malley and Montgomery County Executive Douglas Duncan are seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Gov. Robert Ehrlich, who will seek a second term next year. O'Malley referred several times to Brown's military service and said...
  • Ehrlich hires '06 director Harmon key to re-election bid; he was criticized over Ga. campaign

    12/11/2005 6:59:14 PM PST · by mathprof · 7 replies · 925+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 12/10/05 | Andrew A. Green
    In the first major step toward building a campaign team, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. has hired a political director whose major credit is the successful race he ran to unseat a former Georgia senator and crusading war veteran that has Democrats there still crying foul four years later. Bo Harmon, a veteran of the National Republican Congressional Committee and other GOP organizations, as well as manager of Saxby Chambliss' campaign against then-Sen. Max Cleland, said yesterday that he is coming to Maryland to get the word out about Ehrlich's accomplishments. Advertisement Democrats here and in Georgia immediately criticized the...
  • Panel to subpoena 2 (NCPAC/MD4Bush)

    12/02/2005 1:19:49 AM PST · by conservative in nyc · 9 replies · 759+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 12/02/05 | Jennifer Skalka and Andrew A. Green
    The special committee investigating the Ehrlich administration's personnel practices voted yesterday after a closed-door session to subpoena its first two witnesses to testify at a Dec. 13 meeting. Though the committee and its attorney declined to identify the state workers, opting instead to refer to them as witnesses "A" and "B," George "Skip" Casey, a former director of human resources at the Maryland Department of Transportation who was fired last fall, is expected to be one of them. --Snip-- Casey, who is the assistant vice president for human resources at Loyola College in Baltimore, wrote a six-page letter to legislative...
  • Former Aide's 'Dirty Tricks' Could Blemish Ehrlich Image [More on NCPAC/MD4BUSH]

    11/15/2005 11:08:00 AM PST · by Quilla · 38 replies · 2,037+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 15, 2005 | Matthew Mosk
    Long before Joseph Steffen surfaced at the center of political intrigue in Annapolis, Gerry Brewster suspected he was the political operative who wiped out his fundraising list and plastered his windshield with bumper stickers for his opponent. Connie DeJulius believed Steffen was behind a nasty leaflet pinned to every telephone pole in her neighborhood, tarring her as a "home wrecker." Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., left, and former aide Joseph Steffen, who helped Ehrlich win congressional races in the '90s. Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., left, and former aide Joseph Steffen, who helped Ehrlich win congressional races in the '90s....
  • Ehrlich: MD4BUSH Identity Known "Shortly"

    11/12/2005 3:01:14 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 31 replies · 2,075+ views
    Wbal Radio ^ | November 12, 2005 | Staff
    Governor Ehrlich is speaking out on the identity of MD4BUSH. The governor says the identity of the web poster will be known shortly, and the identity will confirm what he believes, MD4BUSH is a Democratic operative. "If this thing does turn out ultimately, and we're going to find out fairly shortly that it's a set up by major Democratic operatives connected to one or more campaign, how interesting is that going to be," Ehrlich told WBAL's Stateline........." Audio link:
  • MD GOV: "We Will Soon Know Who MD4BUSH IS"

    11/12/2005 8:22:22 AM PST · by icwhatudo · 117 replies · 10,300+ views
    WBAL Radio ^ | 11-12-05 | self
    <p>In response to questions about the MD4BUSH affair, in which a democrat operative got an aide to the governor to comment online about infidelity rumours of Baltimore Mayor Martin Omally, the Governor became angry over the double standard. "When this thing broke I had cameras and mics stuck in my face, now that it seems MD4BUSH is a democrat operative working in conjunction with a major media outlet...its a set-up...where are the cameras now?"</p>
  • MD4BUSH: Democrats finally ‘fessing up to their dirty smears (MDGOP email)

    11/10/2005 9:21:35 PM PST · by mr.sarcastic · 49 replies · 4,316+ views
    Maryland Republican Party ^ | November 10, 2005 | Email
    Finally this week, the elusive MD4BUSH may not be so elusive. After dogged investigating by WBAL Channel 11 (note: not the Sun or the Post, who seemed intent on covering the earlier aspects of the story), the Maryland Democratic Party released a statement indicating that a member of their party’s staff is MD4BUSH. Following the statement by Keiffer Mitchell, co-chair of the Maryland Democratic Party, that decried the dirty smear campaign by MD4BUSH, Chairman of the Maryland Republican Party John M. Kane called on Terry Lierman to launch an internal investigation into whether a current or former state Democratic Party...
  • Did the Washington Post Violate the Electronic Communications Privacy Act? (MD4Bush)

    11/10/2005 2:29:24 PM PST · by Republican Red · 122 replies · 6,702+ views
    NRO ^ | 11/10/05 | Stephen Spruiell
    Did the Washington Post Violate the Electronic Communications Privacy Act? 11/10 05:24 PM For those of you who have been following the MD4Bush story (if not, click on the links at the bottom of this post to catch up), here's a little breaking news: Free Republic is looking into whether the Washington Post violated the Electronic Communications Privacy Act when Post reporter Matthew Mosk accessed the Free Republic account of MD4Bush. According to the Post's statement on the matter, Mosk was given MD4Bush's sign-on information by "someone acting on MD4Bush’s behalf." He then used that screen name and password to...
  • Internet political 'scam' eyed (MD4Bush - FR Mentioned)

    11/09/2005 11:58:30 PM PST · by conservative in nyc · 22 replies · 1,284+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11/10/05 | S.A. Miller
    Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s chief legal counsel yesterday called on Democratic leaders to investigate newly exposed ties between the state Democratic Party and an Internet chat room visitor who apparently orchestrated a "dirty tricks" campaign to smear the administration. Chief Counsel Jervis S. Finney said Democrats appear to have been players in a "scam" to discredit Mr. Ehrlich, a Republican. The involvement of a Democratic operative "certainly takes it a step further and it would seem the so-called Special Committee [on Employee Rights and Protections] and the Maryland Democratic Party should seek at last to find the final...
  • Timeline Revealed For MD4BUSH, O'Malley Rumors

    11/09/2005 11:58:39 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 24 replies · 1,748+ views
    WBAL ^ | EST November 9, 2005 | Staff
    BALTIMORE -- Inside the MD4BUSH mystery are questions of timing, motive, and who knew what when.[snip]..... ......[snip]MD4BUSH signed on to Free Republic in early October and immediately added new dirt to the rumor -- writing on Oct 8: "Yeah, he cheats on his wife. I heard he is not allowed in the house and is living in some new high-rise near City Hall." MD4BUSH then wrote to Steffen directly by commenting on Maryland politics, using language to depict an Internet user who was a true conservative, and suggesting there was a need to play dirty in 2006. In mid-October, Steffen...
  • Democratic Party Condemns MD4BUSH Attacks

    11/09/2005 7:30:37 AM PST · by kristinn · 126 replies · 6,130+ views
    WBAL-TV ^ | Wedenesday, November 9, 2005 | David Collins
    BALTIMORE -- For the first time, the Maryland Democratic Party condemned the personal attacks MD4BUSH used in his bid to engage a former Gov. Robert Ehrlich aide into spreading rumors about the personal life of Baltimore Mayor O'Malley on the Internet. SNIP WBAL-TV 11 News I-Team reporter David Collins said the executive director of the Maryland Democratic Party earlier dismissed questions concerning the tactics used by MD4BUSH as "irrelevant." Party officials changed their mind and issued a strong, purposeful statement of condemnation. "It is despicable in my opinion," said Keiffer Mitchell, co-chairman of the state Democratic party. "It is gutter...
  • WEDNESDAY RIGHTALK RADIO - FReeper Kristinn gives DFU brief update on MD4BUSH

    11/08/2005 6:34:50 PM PST · by doug from upland · 14 replies · 918+ views
    RIGHTALK RADIO ^ | 11-8-05 | DFU
    ORIGINAL RIGHTALK THREAD I thought this announcement deserved its own thread so it wouldn't be missed. In addition to Joe Connor, whose dad was killed by the FALN, the FreeRepublic Hour on Rightalk radio will have an opening segment with Kristinn. He will give us an update regarding the Maryland Democratic Party's latest scandal -- MD4BUSH. The show begins at 2pm Eastern and will repeated throughout the day. RIGHTALK RADIO
  • Faux Freepers

    11/08/2005 2:54:01 PM PST · by Quaker · 20 replies · 1,127+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | 11/08/2005 | Pasco Conservative
    Stephen Spruiell over at National Review has an interesting article involving the Washington Post and Free : Earlier this year a mysterious source turned over some e-mails to a Washington Post reporter. The e-mails seemed to indicate that a man with ties to the Republican governor of Maryland, Robert Ehrlich, was spreading rumors about the governor's chief political rival on Free The Post wrote a series of articles about the e-mails and the man — a state employee named Joseph Steffen — resigned and apologized to the governor.   The Post didn't do any reporting on the...
  • MDforDirtyPolitics… and journalism [MD4BUSH]

    11/08/2005 6:59:47 AM PST · by advance_copy · 44 replies · 2,345+ views
    NRO ^ | 11/08/05 | Stephen Spruiell
    Earlier this year a mysterious source turned over some e-mails to a Washington Post reporter. The e-mails seemed to indicate that a man with ties to the Republican governor of Maryland, Robert Ehrlich, was spreading rumors about the governor's chief political rival on The Post wrote a series of articles about the e-mails and the man — a state employee named Joseph Steffen — resigned and apologized to the governor. The Post didn't do any reporting on the source of the e-mails — someone only identified by the Free Republic screen name "MD4Bush" — but it was apparent from...
  • MD4BUSH Asked To Come Forward

    11/07/2005 5:20:04 PM PST · by tgslTakoma · 230 replies · 10,947+ views
    WBAL - TV (Baltimore, MD) ^ | November 7, 2005
    BALTIMORE -- For the first time, the operators of a California-based Web site are revealing they have evidence that an e-mail address from the Maryland Democratic State Party is associated with MD4BUSH. WBAL-TV 11 News I-Team reporter David Collins said the operators of are not revealing the name behind MD4BUSH. But this is the first time that they are suggesting the state democratic party is associated with the MD4BUSH account on their Web site. Jim Robinson, the president of the conservative Web site, issued the following statement: "Free Republic has evidence that an (Maryland Democratic Party) e-mail address...
  • Washington Post Traps Itself in a Lie about MD4Bush

    11/05/2005 5:54:32 PM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 47 replies · 3,174+ views
    In yesterday’s (Saturday) Washington Post is a brief article in its Metro section, responding to well-attended press conference the previous day in front of the newspaper’s offices. The press conference accused the Post of violating the privacy rights of certain individuals on the website This exchange, printed by the Post, explains the charge, and the newspaper’s response to it, so far: "How in good faith could The Washington Post access a private Internet account without the express permission of the account holder?" Kristinn Taylor, a spokesman for the conservative, asked in a morning news conference in front of...
  • Washington Post Now Claims "Authorized" to Access MD4BUSH Account

    11/05/2005 4:36:11 PM PST · by kristinn · 279 replies · 11,500+ views
    Saturday, November 5, 2005 | Kristinn
    After yesterday's press conference in front of The Washington Post building in downtown Washington, D.C. that criticized The Post for violating their sourcing guidelines and for accessing a account in possible violation of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, an editor for The Post is now claiming authorization to log-in to the account of MD4BUSH.Earlier this week, Post Maryland editor R.B. Brenner made statements that reporter Matthew Mosk had logged in to MD4BUSH's account "two or three times" after being given the password by an "intermediary" in order to authenticate private messages sent between MD4BUSH and NCPAC on Free Republic.Brenner...
  • Former Ehrlich Aide Says He'll Talk About Hirings, Firings

    11/05/2005 12:32:49 PM PST · by conservative in nyc · 14 replies · 929+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11/05/05 | Matthew Mosk
    The man who has called himself Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s "political hit man" said he would sit down yesterday for an interview with the lawyer heading up the legislative probe into the governor's hiring and firing practices. The former aide to Ehrlich, Joseph Steffen, told Baltimore radio listeners yesterday that he had volunteered to meet with attorney Ward Coe to share his insider account of how the Republican governor set about to remake the state workforce after taking office in 2003. --Snip-- At the same time, Steffen has refuted one major contention made by several employees who lost their...