Maine Politics

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Monday, February 07, 2005

"Political Thugs"

A trial date has been set for James Tobin of Bangor, head of Bush's re-election campaign in New England, for his alleged involvement with jamming Democratic phone lines three years ago. Andy has more.

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That's low. The article says "Tobin, whose father is state Rep. David Tobin, R-Windham, is well known in Republican circles. The younger Tobin was an adviser to Sens. Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins and former Sen. William Cohen." 

Posted by Burnside

2/07/2005 01:45:00 PM


Why should Maine republicans be any different from their national brethren? They all dispise fair elections. They won't be happy until they create a One Party's ironic when you think how much these people hate communists, but they share a common love of totalitarianism. 

Posted by Old and In the Way

2/07/2005 02:17:00 PM


What I thought was especially lame was the fact that: "Rumors of his involvment in the phone-jamming didn't stop him (perhaps it helped him...) from being chosen as the regional chairman of the Bush re-election campaign." (Sorry to quote myself, but I am being lazy.) Not only did they initially conduct this illegal activity, they were arrogant & shameless enough to think that they could get away with it even after it was widley known.

Sometimes when I learn about this stuff, I think that Democrats can never out politick Republicans. I feel bad enough when I re-frame when writing something about Republicans (e.g. when I called the illegal activity an "offensive" in the entry). I think that for the majoirty of us liberals, our core beliefs preclude such underhanded tactics. 

Posted by Andy

2/07/2005 06:13:00 PM



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