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Can Harry Reid make Sharron Angle's "extremism" matter to people?

Ever since video surfaced of Sharron Angle belittling mandated coverage for autism treatment, the Reid campaign has shifted its message, painting her "extremism" as not just nutty, but downright heartless.

Here's the latest effort in that regard, a new Harry Reid ad blasting Angle for voting as a state legislator against mandating coverage for mammograms:

The spot is in keeping with the Reid camp's new focus on Angle's legislative record, rather than her track record of eccentric statements. Also: The strategy of painting Angle as extreme and dangerous based on her statements about "Second Amendment remedies" and the like may have succeeded in driving up her negatives, but such statements may lack direct relevance to voters, and the race remains very close.

This new spot, which features a breast cancer survivor testifying that a mammogram saved her life, seems designed to dramatize the stakes of Angle's ideological tendencies in a way that will matter to people a bit more directly than her oddball statements about armed revolution and Big Government violating the First Commandment might.

By Greg Sargent  | September 30, 2010; 1:51 PM ET
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He's just trying anything now ... seems desperate. What's that saying about how a drowning man will grab onto you and take you down, too? Reid's dangerous right now.

Posted by: sbj3 | September 30, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

She is as heartless and immoral as she is insane. That really is the bigger picture on this freak.

I wanted to post her most recent tweet on the other thread but the PL comments police won't allow because it contains some bad words. It refers to the vote the GOP forced on an amendment to allow sex criminals a male enhancement drug.

Just disgusting. These Republican Tea Party types are nothing more than disgusting frauds.

Posted by: Ethan2010 | September 30, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

What is Reid's support among women? This ad is clearly targeted to increase his women voters.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | September 30, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of immoral Republican frauds:

* Textbook fraud? Troubles at Rick Scott's hospital chain featured in business ethics classes *

The book is "Business Ethics: Ethical Decision Making and Cases" and it's included on a number of college syllabi across the country, including this class at Florida Atlantic University.

Rick Scott is featured in Case #13: The Healthcare Company: Learning From Past Mistakes.

Scott was CEO of Columbia/HCA, which the textbook describes as a company where "health-care services and staffing ... often took a back seat to the focus on profits." The case study describes Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Charlotte as the focal point of a federal investigation that resulted in $1.7 billion in Medicare fraud fines.

The textbook points out that federal investigators alleged that Scott and another executive "were briefed routinely on issues relating to Medicare reimbursement claims that the government charged were fraudulent." Scott resigned from the company and was never charged with any crimes.

In its post-Scott existence, Columbia/HCA had "a new emphasis on compliance, integrity and social responsibility," according to the textbook.

http://blogs.tampabay.com/buzz/2010/09/textbook-fraud-troubles-at-rick-scotts-hospital-chain-featured-in-business-ethics-classes.html

Yes. Rick Scott is a classic, textbook fraud.

So is Sharron Angle, Christine O'Donnell, Sarah Palin, Joe Miller. The lot of 'em. They are all immoral frauds.

Posted by: Ethan2010 | September 30, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

More GOP fraud:

Rep. Paul Hodes, D-N.H., "voted for the pork-filled stimulus bill -- $1.9 million to study ants in Africa, $39 million for office upgrades for politicians." — American Crossroads

BARELY TRUE

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2010/sep/29/american-crossroads/ants-stimulus-office-space-politicians-ad-attacks-/

Says Joe Sestak "voted to gut Medicare ... reducing benefits for 854,489 seniors" and jeopardizing "access to care for millions." — Crossroads GPS

BARELY TRUE

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2010/sep/28/crossroads-gps/crossroads-gps-ad-blasts-joe-sestak-vote-gut-medic/

Posted by: Ethan2010 | September 30, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Yet MORE GOP FRAUD!

* Boehner Backs Investigation Agenda *

"House Minority Leader John Boehner threw his full support behind Rep. Darrell Issa's (R-CA) plan to bombard the Obama administration with subpoenas if Republicans take back the House in November,"

http://politicalwire.com/archives/2010/09/30/boehner_backs_investigation_agenda.html

Posted by: Ethan2010 | September 30, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

"He's just trying anything now ... seems desperate. "

Lol.

Seems fair imho. I guess coming from your side I'd be crying foul too when a candidate on my party's words were being used against them in a negative way.

Re this ad:

I notice this is the same voice over from the Obama campaign. I remember because this voice was used in what I think was the turning point attack on McCain to paint him as out of touch. Same chords circles uses also it sounds like, minor, minor 7ths and such, very tragic melancholy sounding chord progressions.

The "Seven" add:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpmFd25tRqo

Posted by: mikefromArlington | September 30, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

The trouble is that Harry Reid is loathesome. Will enough voters hold their nose and vote for him against the idiotic Angle? Impossible to predict since many will probably wait until the last minute to decide on this Hobson's Choice

Posted by: 54465446 | September 30, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Come on now people, is it really fair to use her legislative history and her previous comments to judge her by? snark/

It isn't like she was twice voted, by a conservative Nevada paper, the worst legislator in Nevada or anything. snark/

No, we should judge her by her ability to sit in a corner and eat paste and crayons. I've heard she excels as that!

Sharron Angle 2010: Because that paste won't eat itself!

Posted by: nisleib | September 30, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Greg

The people who are expressing a lack of tolerance of opposing views should be banned.

EIGHT straight posts by liberals here - there is no way that anyone can say that the conservatives are doing anything other than offering an opposing point of view.

12Bar has been coming on the blog almost everyday - complaining about other posters.


And now everyone wants to form a LIBERAL MOB AND LYNCH THE CONSERVATIVE POSTERS.

Posted by: SaveTheRainforest | September 30, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

OT - TPM has an interesting update on the Holocaust Museum killer.

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/09/report_holocaust_shooter_wanted_to_kill_axelrod.php

Posted by: nisleib | September 30, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

"Seems fair imho. I guess coming from your side I'd be crying foul too."

"Is it really fair to use her legislative history and her previous comments to judge her by? snark/"

Who said the ad wasn't fair?

My point is that it's obvious he's just trying one thing after another desperately hoping that *something* works.

Posted by: sbj3 | September 30, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

"My point is that it's obvious he's just trying one thing after another desperately hoping that *something* works."

Isn't that called politics? That is what campaigns do. This is hardly unique to Harry Reid.

Posted by: nisleib | September 30, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

yes sbj3, that's what political campaigns do. You don't know if something works until the votes are counted.

You must be sensing that nutbag Angle is losing to be complaining about the normal activity of running a campaign ad.

Face it, baggers, everytime one of these loons -- Angle, Paul, Buck, Paladino, Ellmers, O'Donnell, Miller, etc -- opens his or her piehole, what comes out is guaranteed ad material for the other side. Truly remarkable.

Posted by: Observer691 | September 30, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

OT but looks like the extremists are coming to fruit:

"But it was Barack Obama’s presidential win in November 2008 that finally drove the father and son to put one of their ideas into motion, Marion County Deputy District Attorney Katie Suver said Wednesday. They feared Obama’s election would mean more gun restrictions, she said.

An employee at the Turnidges’ biodiesel business recalled that Joshua Turnidge was “practically frantic” after the election about getting cash to reclaim his pawned guns as soon as he could, Suver said.

Then on Dec. 12, 2008, she said, the Turnidges planted a bomb outside the West Coast Bank in Woodburn. It ended up exploding inside the bank, killing two police officers, critically injuring a third and wounding a bank employee."

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/37302_What_Right_Wing_Extremist_Violence/comments/#ctop

Posted by: mikefromArlington | September 30, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

@Observer: "Face it, baggers, everytime one of these loons -- Angle, Paul, Buck, Paladino, Ellmers, O'Donnell, Miller, etc -- opens his or her piehole, what comes out is guaranteed ad material for the other side. Truly remarkable."

And yet, Reid could still lose. That is what's truly remarkable. ;)

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | September 30, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

"That is what campaigns do."

No, constantly switching themes is what *losing* campaigns do.

And who's complaining?

Posted by: sbj3 | September 30, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

@nisleib...usually I would vote for Liam on this award but today you get my vote.

It's the laugh out loud award for funniest snark.

"Sharron Angle 2010: Because that paste won't eat itself!"

So far that's the laugh-er of the day!!!

Posted by: rukidding7 | September 30, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

All, check this out, poll finds anti-mosque rhetoric flops as campaign tactic, in North Carolina:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/plum-line/2010/09/rank_anti-muslim_bigotry_flops.html

Posted by: Greg Sargent | September 30, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

From compassionate conservatism to compassionless conservatism -- we've come a long way, baby.

Go Harry, pummel this selfish harpy.

Posted by: Observer691 | September 30, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

In an attempt to join Kevin and 12BarBlues is some non hyperbolic observations.

"Angle, Paul, Buck, Paladino, Ellmers, O'Donnell, Miller,"

While I disagree with Rand Paul I don't think he deserves to be tossed in with the rest of these folks. He's simply a libertarian, he's not totally wack like the others.

What is sad however is that SBJ and others have been forced to defend the indefensible.

The Florida Gubernatorial race is a perfect illustration of what I'm talking about. The tea baggers have made the R's look like morons. There are many genuinely qualified intelligent R's with excellent records who got tossed aside because horror of horrors''they have legislative experience. Bill McCollom was a scummy pandering pol..I get why R's dumped him...but Rick Scott is the sleaziest robber baron to run in a long long time and they let him use 50 mill of his own money to buy the nomination. Are we hoping to duplicate Russia and let wealthy oligarchs simply buy our top offices?

Paula Dockery is someone most of you have never heard of but she is a solid R who cast many terrific votes for somebody who was looking for responsible gov't. She even had to courage to go up against her own party when they sold out a huge chunk of our budget to CSX rail. Paula Dockery would have made a terrific candidate..but Rick Scott.

I think the same thing could be said about Bob Bennett a genuine conservative who got tossed because of one vote..his vote on TARP..which most sensible folks including economists of all stripes now praise in hindsight.

Now reasonable folks..intelligent people like SBJ and Kevin are stuck without candidates...or at least a severely limited slate. Unless you're a Jake..STRF or some other blind ideologue many of these candidates a really indefensible.
But I do cringe when I see Rand Paul lumped in with the likes of Angle, O'Donnell, and Paladino. Those three are truly unqualified to serve as dog catchers in their own communities. Rand Paul is just somebody most of us disagree with.

Posted by: rukidding7 | September 30, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

"And yet, Reid could still lose. That is what's truly remarkable. ;)"

If Reid loses, SNL, the Onion, the Plum Line, etc have six years of guaranteed material from this nutbag -- if she's not put away before her term ends.

Posted by: Observer691 | September 30, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

rukidding: he may be smarter than those other buffoons, but he's still a buffoon. I'm glad to see Conway is keeping it close in a race that heavily favors the GOP. KY is a far-right state in terms of national elections.

Posted by: Observer691 | September 30, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

@ruk,

I agree about Rand Paul. He is not truth impaired or intellect impaired, as far as I've heard. He is as close to a pure libertarian as we've had run for office, except perhaps for his father, I think. Being from a thinly populated western state myself, I am attracted to libertarianism as a philosophy. Putting it into action is where I start having pragmatic concerns.

Paul deserves respect for his views, which he seems anxious to tell us, if his handlers would let him loose. I assume he knows the political price he would pay, and yet he wants to do it. At least, he deserves respect for courage.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | September 30, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

STRF:

I just don't get you. At first I thought you were simply a financial imbecile who didn't understand the market, but I have come to believe that is not so. What is the deal with all the caps and big spaces? I disagree with you, but when you want to you can present a cogent argument for your side. So why don't you?

Posted by: 54465446 | September 30, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

@ruk: "Angle, Paul, Buck, Paladino, Ellmers, O'Donnell, Miller... What is sad however is that SBJ and others have been forced to defend the indefensible."

To be fair, I haven't defended Paul, Buck, Paladino, Ellmers, O'Donnell, or Miller. I've "defended" Angle only in the respect that Greg has decided to use his blog to advocate for the election of Reid - which I understood he would *not* be doing here.

Posted by: sbj3 | September 30, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

@Ethan or anybody who may know the law about Florida politics.

If Rick Scott heaven forbid should win the Governors mansion, does he have to divest himself from Solantic. Does he get to pull a charade like DICK the coward Cheney and put it in a "blind yeahh trust"?

Here is a man who has already had a company convicted of Medicare/Medicaid fraud...you know cheating the taxpayers.
Scott has spent in excess of 50 million of his own money. Why? He is a man with a record of caring about only one thing..profits. Why would he spend over 50 million of his own dollars. Has he suddenly developed a conscience and decided to be a "public servant". Or will he be allowed to influence Florida law to the benefit of his many holdings.

Are we really trying to duplicate Russia.
Do we REALLY want to let wealthy oligarchs simply purchase our "elective" offices?

Posted by: rukidding7 | September 30, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

@SBJ My apologies. I shouldn't have lumped you in with the defenders of the wack jobs.

"I've "defended" Angle only in the respect that Greg has decided to use his blog to advocate for the election of Reid - which I understood he would *not* be doing here."

I was unaware that Greg had promised not to be an advocate. I thought it was accepted that this was a progressive blog which certainly advocated for acceptable Dems. But you've been here longer than I so I bow to your opinion although perhaps we can ask Greg. BTW SBJ I'm not a big fan of Reid's or many of the Dems this time around. I have some local candidates that I shall be voting FOR...but in many cases I'm stuck in the same boat as you voting AGAINST someone more than FOR someone.

@GREG Could you clarify for us please.
SBJ has seniority over me on this blog and so a genuine question for you. Has he misrepresented or perhaps more accurately misunderstood you editorial policy on the blog. Do you feel uncomfortable "advocating" for a candidate. IMHO "advocating" is not the same as surrendering all objectivity or journalistic values as long as it's clearly understood up front and you then try to strive for honesty. Just Curious.

Posted by: rukidding7 | September 30, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

@ruk: "Are we really trying to duplicate Russia.
Do we REALLY want to let wealthy oligarchs simply purchase our 'elective' offices?"

Not to defend Scott, but you don't really think that's new, do you? If anything, it's a lot better in 2010 than it was in 1910. I'm just sayin'.

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | September 30, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

It is a measure of how out of touch with reality all liberals are that no one has thought of the most obvious question that should be asked about this.

Why do we have a system of "insurance" to pay for mammograms, which are generally routine and scheduled preventive care?

How does that make any sense?

Posted by: quarterback1 | September 30, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Rand Paul is against abortion even in the case of rape or incest. If that's libertarian, no thanks.

IMO Rand Paul is a dangerous extremist.

Posted by: Beeliever | September 30, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Paul deserves respect for his views, which he seems anxious to tell us, if his handlers would let him loose. I assume he knows the political price he would pay, and yet he wants to do it. At least, he deserves respect for courage.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | September 30, 2010 3:10 PM
............

What about his connection to the people who claim that President Obama hypnotized Jewish voters?

Posted by: Liam-still | September 30, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

What about his connection to the people who claim that President Obama hypnotized Jewish voters?
--------------------------------------
He-he...I can't put that in the smart category, can I, to say nothing about the barely disguised antisemitism. I do have a higher opinion of Paul that the other Tea Party candidates. Perhaps, that is my failing.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | September 30, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

"Are we really trying to duplicate Russia.
Do we REALLY want to let wealthy oligarchs simply purchase our "elective" offices?"

Yawn. Your outrage is selective.

Posted by: quarterback1 | September 30, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

All incumbents must be detached from office in November, so we can start afresh and find some middle ground to resurface for this offal. We don't need any more Harry Reid, who himself has questionable business practices since he has been in office, nor his cemented vision of overwhelming America with illegal foreign faces. Reid must be unseated, in addition with Democrat Barbara Boxer who was against building the Mexican/US fence and then attributed to underfunding as a single--one--line --fence--AND NOT TWO RUNNING PARALLEL THROUGH THE FOUR BORDER STATES. Reid also nearly crushed the E-Verify program. Yet he has shielded somewhere between 12 and 20 million illegal entries from any kind of immigration enforcement and now yet further orders by ICE headquarters, to detain—ONLY-- criminals.

Our country is under terrible financial strain from two wars and a commitment by Democrats and their Liberal base, with lesser few of elusive Republicans as pro amnesty aficionados. These lawmakers are still determined in entertaining funding, the support of Instant citizenship for the infants of foreign nationals, public entitlements and cash payments to anybody who skirts our immigration laws in arriving here. The dollar amount we spend on unauthorized people is a phenomenon, which is the GRP of many small countries. GOOGLE OR YAHOO--using such keywords as “illegal immigrant costs or Anchor baby costs”--then learn the truth for yourselves, instead of my dialogue and then understand where massive amounts of your taxes are going? All pro-Amnesty legislators must not get a foot in the door again, as they will pack the welfare offices. As an Independent voter,

I like to throw my angry words of inconceivable amounts of cash expenditures for illegal aliens at my Indiana politicians. You can do the same in your state at either your federal dimwits or state politicians who acclaim to be deaf, but readily available for special interest lobbyists. Rattle politicians self righteous cages at 202-224-3121. Remember if we don’t speak up for ourselves--NOTHING WILL EVER CHANGE. Lastly, keep a sharp eye on the polling stations as illegal immigrants who have broached our immigration laws. They will think nothing of violating our sovereign citizens rights in fraudulent voting, specially with absentee ballots or states with lax laws.

Posted by: infinity555 | September 30, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Then in New York with have gubernatorial hopeful Andrew Cuomo who has yet to be questioned on his connection with the real estate crash? Cuomo has been branded with the label; "The architect of Ruin" as HUD's chief in 1997 He had complete regulatory authority over home finance, with the Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporations (FHLMC) -- also known as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. As a blunt liberal Democrat, Cuomo immediately began implementing plans for "change". His agenda was an entire social engineering programs, planned to -- in his words –“improve the "GSE presence in the sub-prime market, that could have significant benefit to lower-income families, minorities, and families living in underserved areas." Cuomo arrogantly announced that the funding would be used to let families and even hundreds of thousands illegal aliens with no—DOWN PAYMENTS; purchasing homes with low interest rate mortgages.

By 2000, Andrew Cuomo had manipulated colossal new lending programs for the poor and others who couldn’t normally qualify. It raised the prerequisite for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to purchase half of all of their loans from low-income borrowers, with little or no paperwork required. Previously, the man had issued 187 pages of regulations for Mac and Mae. These policies "unequivocally rejected the proposal of imposing any new reporting requirements on the GSEs... This became a major problem--that resulted in HUD having no legal direction of effectively telling how abusive the low-income mortgage lending it was mandating might be." When the housing price bubble finally collapsed, after igniting under the insane social engineering programs shaped by Andrew Cuomo, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were all but insolvent; leaving the taxpayers with a bill that could reach $1 trillion dollars.

How quickly Liberal oriented editors in the National press intentionally fail to pass this outrageous performance on to the general public. ALL INCUMBENTS HAVE NASTY SKELETONS IN THEIR CUPBOARDS, WHICH NEED TO BE OPENED WIDE FOR THE VOTING ELECTORATE. Who wants either Andrew Cuomo or Jerry Brown in office with portentous cases of contemptible injustices to the US population, let alone California or New York? Then we have Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), Nancy Pelosi using their ill-gotten influence in”Gerrymandering” elected districts. Specifically in California to circumvent the voters’ wishes as with proposition 24, by trying to deceive the people with a undermining ad campaign. It’s shameless that the national press and its investigative reporters have aligned themselves with the Liberal extremists and fringe groups and keeping quiet on these subjects.

Posted by: infinity555 | September 30, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Skeletons in the undisclosed political closet.

Politics are going from bad to worse, as the true temperament is shown by distressed incumbents trying to hold onto their seats in Washington or state assemblies. By hell and high water lawmakers will do anything not to be voted out of their cushy jobs. Already they have their perpetual pensions and outrageous perks. Let's take Jerry Brown in his tournament against Meg Whitman. Out of the blue comes an allegation that the lady hired and exploited an illegal alien? Personally I think this is a vendetta, attributed to Jerry Brown being in bed with the powerful unions. My private issue is that we must purge our country of illegal aliens, to raise wages for the average worker and not let it remain as a magnet for desperate people from around the world. The undercurrent is that business, including corporation in the agricultural commerce, are not required by law to pay for the health care and education, nor the undisclosed programs given to illegal workers and families and children—you as the taxpayer are weighed down with this tax..

Think about this--if we were not forced by law to pay taxes, to support the illegal household’s, we would have more than enough money to concentrate on our own impoverished American people. My guess the unions do not want billionaire Meg Whitman in office, because they will not be able to influence her as Jerry Brown with questionable monetary favors and campaign contributions? Let's face it--after a whole year has passed, this elusive illegal alien female maid comes out the woodwork to accuse Whitman, of all sorts of improprieties. This lady has already admitted she broke immigration laws by using false identification, and then she suddenly comes forward to denounce Meg Whitman. Unions and other entities have plenty of money to spend, to deceive the Public with their own ideological premise?

Posted by: infinity555 | September 30, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Meg Whitman fired the Maid in July of 2010. Had Meg Whitman done what she has stated she expects all employers to do, and be held accountable for, she would not now be saying: I had nothing to do with her hiring. Sure she worked for me, for nine years, but blame the agency that send her to me, to apply for the job.

The agency just send her an applicant. They did not hire the woman. Meg Whitman did, and she should abide by the standards that she set for all others, in the recent debate; and just admit that she did not even try to verify if the woman's papers were legitimate.

Was it that easy for people to post and use fake identification, on Ebay, when Meg ran it. If it was not, then Meg should have fully known, that you must always take extra steps to verify that identity theft is not taking place.

Running the Ebay online Flea Market should have taught Meg to always be on guard against people trying to use stolen or false identities.

That makes the failure to check the woman's background, even more of a grievous performance failure, on the part of big time CEO Meg.

Posted by: Liam-still | September 30, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Meg Whitman fired the Maid in July of 2010. Had Meg Whitman done what she has stated she expects all employers to do, and be held accountable for, she would not now be saying: I had nothing to do with her hiring. Sure she worked for me, for nine years, but blame the agency that send her to me, to apply for the job.

The agency just send her an applicant. They did not hire the woman. Meg Whitman did, and she should abide by the standards that she set for all others, in the recent debate; and just admit that she did not even try to verify if the woman's papers were legitimate.

Was it that easy for people to post and use fake identification, on Ebay, when Meg ran it. If it was not, then Meg should have fully known, that you must always take extra steps to verify that identity theft is not taking place.

Running the Ebay online Flea Market should have taught Meg to always be on guard against people trying to use stolen or false identities.

That makes the failure to check the woman's background, even more of a grievous performance failure, on the part of big time CEO Meg.

Posted by: Liam-still | September 30, 2010 4:37 PM
==========================
So Meg should have found out but the State of California with its considerable resources couldn't find out and issued a driver's license?

I guess you are right. We can't count on our incompetent government to do anything right and we need to do it ourselves. Not the other way around like you sheep imply.

Posted by: Cryos | September 30, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Meg claims that the agency that merely send her a job applicant should have been able to find out that the woman was using false papers. Since Meg hired her, and she clearly feels that an employment agency should be able to uncover the truth, then so should a big time CEO like Meg.

Hell, the women didn't even bother to vote, until she decided that she should try and buy herself a governorship, as a stepping stone to the White House.

She is just another lazy fraud, like Fred Thompson was.

Posted by: Liam-still | September 30, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

she's an imbecile. if nevada voters choose her over reid -- they are even bigger imbeciles for even voting.

she's really an obtuse angle (hahaha), who advocates a "keep your hands off my welfare" platform, she doesn't realize how much "welfare" she receives... only her "welfare" is more important than the other people's self-interests.

she's an imbecile pure and simple.

don't vote for the obtuse angle.

Posted by: FranknErnest | October 1, 2010 7:33 AM | Report abuse

America will boycott Nevada if they give us Harry Reid again. But who will have the money to visit anyway? Surely no one can after all the new taxes, increased health care cost, and lost jobs......

Posted by: katy18 | October 1, 2010 11:26 PM | Report abuse

Harry is the poster boy for what is wrong with Washington. Nevada, do your country a favor and send Harry to the unemployment line!!

Posted by: CayC | October 4, 2010 8:20 AM | Report abuse

Harry is the poster boy for what is wrong with Washington. Nevada, do your country a favor and send Harry to the unemployment line!!

Posted by: CayC | October 4, 2010 8:21 AM | Report abuse

Unfortunately Harry Reid isn’t just a local Nevada problem. He's become all of America’s problem. America will boycott Nevada if they give us Harry Reid again. But who will have the money to visit anyway? Surely no one can after all the new taxes, increased health care cost, and lost jobs......

Posted by: katy18 | October 5, 2010 7:02 PM | Report abuse

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