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Norm Coleman: Huge Pile of Clarity on Suits

Category: Norm Coleman
Posted: 10/09/08 01:45, Edited: 10/09/08 14:36

by Dave Mindeman

Norm Coleman's Senate campaign is holding an imaginary, sort of -- press conference.... this one isn't real but the link to the real one is at the end -- just compare; it's crazy:

Cullen Sheehan: OK, I can take some questions. Let's try to stick to real issues today; not the filth and bile that these blogs are putting out.

Reporter: Has Norm Coleman accepted, as a gift, a suit purchased at Nieman Marcus by Nasser Kazeminy?

Sheehan: Now, that's stuff that is on the blogs....we aren't going to dignify that.

Reporter: It is a simple yes or no question.

Sheehan: The Senator has reported every gift he has ever received.

Reporter: Is that a NO on the suit?

Sheehan: You mean the suit he was wearing today?

Reporter: No, any suit.

Sheehan: Are you referring to the blue one, the gray one, or the tan one.

Reporter: Any of them.

Sheehan: The Senator has reported every gift he has ever received.

Reporter: And that includes any suit he might have received via Nasser Kazeminy?

Sheehan: Are you talking about suits or the sports jacket, trouser combo that he wore a couple weeks ago.

Reporter: Anything. Is there any item of clothing that Nasser Kazeminy might have purchased for him?

Sheehan: Well, really, I don't think we have to get into the Senator's undergarments do we, really?

Reporter: Nobody is talking about undergarments or socks or shoes. Did he receive a suit as a gift?

Sheehan: The Senator has reported every gift he has ever received.

Reporter: I don't know why you can't give me a simple yes or no.

Sheehan: I am not going to get into a discussion about the crap and junk that appears on blogs. It is just not worth my time or yours.

Reporter: But the question is easy. Did Senator Coleman receive a suit from Nasser Kazeminy that was paid for by Nasser Kazeminy? Yes or No?

Sheehan: The Senator has reported every gift he has ever received.

Reporter: And that includes any suits he might have received?

Sheehan: He has reported all his gifts.

Reporter: But he has reported plane fares purchased for him by Kazeminy totaling $6,830. I did not find any suits.

Sheehan: The Senator has reported every gift he has ever received.

Reporter: So you are saying that he never received any suit.

Sheehan: I am saying that the Senator has reported every gift he has ever received.

Reporter: OK. Let's say the Senator has a suit form Nieman Marcus. Let's say it was purchased at the same time he was with Nasser Kazeminy. Would you say that the suit was NOT purchased by Nasser Kazeminy and given to Norm Coleman?

Sheehan: I am saying that the Senator has reported every gift he has ever received.

Reporter: So, if there is no suit on the list, then the answer is NO.

Sheehan: As I said, the Senator has reported every gift he has ever received.

Reporter: Which means NO?

Sheehan: The Senator has reported every gift he has ever received.

Reporter: Has the Senator received free vacations to Australia from Carlson Companies?

Sheehan: Where in the world would you get something like that?

Reporter: Well, did he?

Sheehan: Uh, I'll get back to you on that.

Reporter: So, you don't know if that is true or not?

Sheehan: I'll get back to you on that. I want to be perfectly clear about the answer.

Reporter: Sure...we are dealing in a huge pile of clarity here.

Sheehan: I will get you that answer....but let's talk about something else. How about we get into more details about Al Franken's less than truthful statements on his taxes?

Reporter: Sorry, we are not going to get into a discussion about the crap and junk that appears on blogs. It is just not worth our time or yours.
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And now for something even more ridiculous....take a look at the actual Q & A session with Sheehan... From Political Animal
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2nd District Write In Via the Campaign for Liberty

Posted: 10/07/08 14:23, Edited: 10/07/08 14:29

by Dave Mindeman

Kevin Masrud is waging a write in campaign for Congress in the 2nd District. Now, that wouldn't be anything remarkable under normal circumstances. Write-in candidates pop up every year and get a nominal amount of votes.

But Kevin Masrud may have more of an impact for two reasons:

1) He is focusing on John Kline's vote FOR the bailout bill as a campaign issue.

2) He has the attention of the "Campaign for Liberty".

The Campaign for Liberty is a 501(c) fundraising arm advocating the policies of Ron Paul.

Kline's vote on the bailout is viewed as a vote against conservative principle. Combine that with a candidate's write-in campaign supported by the Ron Paul supporters and you have trouble.

Write in campaigns are normally very difficult and usually have little effect on the outcome. But Paulites are organizational wizards. They will mobilize and educate and they already have a contact base that is formidable.

All this group needs is an issue to rally around and the Federal Bailout (Rescue) bill is the perfect vehicle.

The effect of this may even go beyond John Kline. As you can see from the blog, Senator Coleman and John McCain are also on the "list". And it will be easier to skip a vote for them or vote somewhere else (Dean Barkley??), as the case may be.

The rumblings of discontent are just beginning.....



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Election Projection Moves CD-3 to Dem Gain

Posted: 10/07/08 03:06, Edited: 07/03/13 13:45

by Dave Mindeman

In a surprising move, the website Election Projection has moved the Minnesota CD-3 House race into the "weak Democratic gain" column.

Election Projection is run by conservative Scott Elliot and has used very strong rating formulas to forecast the 2008 election.

His US House rating changes for October 7 are:
(via premium subscription only-- delayed appearance on website)

In Democrats? Favor:

Florida CD-25: Mod GOP Hold -> Weak GOP Hold
Minnesota CD-3: Weak GOP Hold -> Weak DEM Gain

In Republicans? Favor:

None
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Total projected Democratic gain in the House is 11 seats.
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