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    Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi marries longtime aide

    Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi marries longtime aide - The Washington Post

    Cochran, 77, married Kay Webber, 76, an executive assistant who first joined his office in 1981, in a private family ceremony in Gulfport, Miss., his office said in a one-sentence statement Monday.

    Their relationship sparked a key dispute during his reelection campaign last year, as supporters of his challenger, state Sen. Chris McDaniel, pointed out that Webber had traveled with Cochran on dozens of Senate trips overseas.
    Over the past 12 years, records showed that Webber had joined Cochran on more than 30 publicly funded international trips costing more than $150,000, the Clarion-Ledger reported in 2014.

    well, it seems that perhaps Mr Cochran was telling us some fibs about this all along?

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    Re: Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi marries longtime aide

    Two words come to mind.

    "Big" and "deal".

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    Re: Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi marries longtime aide

    Sounds completely above board. Specifically, what's the gripe here? Cochran is permitted to take staff on such travels. His demented wife is dead. So?
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    Re: Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi marries longtime aide

    Man marries woman he's known for 25 years.

    News at 11.
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    Re: Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi marries longtime aide

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    well, it seems that perhaps Mr Cochran was telling us some fibs about this all along?
    I grew up in MS, and remember when Mr. Cochran was first running for office there. I didn't really think much of him then, and I really don't like him now (I am - to the shame of my family in MS - a progressive, after all)...

    ...but when it comes to who does what with whom when the lights are out, I've stopped being too judgmental. Was he hypocritical by boning her while his wife was in a rest home? Sure. But you know what? We really don't know what goes on behind closed doors, do we? Same thing with Clinton - maybe he and Hillary hadn't done the nasty for years, and maybe that's why he decided to find new uses for cigars with Monica. But we don't know, and we shouldn't know.

    So I won't hold Mr. Cochran's family-values hypocrisy against him. I'd be quicker to condemn those anti-gay politicians who get caught playing with some other guy's one-eyed purple yogurt slinger.
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    Re: Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi marries longtime aide

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
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    well, it seems that perhaps Mr Cochran was telling us some fibs about this all along?
    Um, what fibs?
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    Re: Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi marries longtime aide

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    I grew up in MS, and remember when Mr. Cochran was first running for office there. I didn't really think much of him then, and I really don't like him now (I am - to the shame of my family in MS - a progressive, after all)...

    ...but when it comes to who does what with whom when the lights are out, I've stopped being too judgmental. Was he hypocritical by boning her while his wife was in a rest home? Sure. But you know what? We really don't know what goes on behind closed doors, do we? Same thing with Clinton - maybe he and Hillary hadn't done the nasty for years, and maybe that's why he decided to find new uses for cigars with Monica. But we don't know, and we shouldn't know.

    So I won't hold Mr. Cochran's family-values hypocrisy against him. I'd be quicker to condemn those anti-gay politicians who get caught playing with some other guy's one-eyed purple yogurt slinger.
    I guess I'm missing it, but where in the story does it claim that Senator Cochran was "boning" his long-time aide?

    The only hypocrisy I see here is from those who defended Clinton "it's only sex and nobody's business" and such as yourself who claim not to be concerned about what someone does when the lights are out but feel a need to fabricate an illicit scenario for your own jollies.

    The Senator was married to his wife for 50 years - the last 12 as she suffered dementia and was in a care facility. I'd hardly call that a walk in the park. Rather decent, if you ask me, that he didn't take the me generation way out and divorce her the minute she was placed in the facility and walked away.

    Since we're inventing scenarios with no factual basis, how about this one. His long term aide, supported him both in his professional life and in his personal life, showing compassion and empathy for his situation, and through the years they became emotionally attached and fell in love without anything physical occurring because he was a man of honour and honoured his wife while she was still alive. Once she died, he and his aide pursued their relationship and six months later decided to get married. A nice ending, don't you think? Two people, in their late 70s, finding love. No hypocrisy there.
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    Re: Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi marries longtime aide

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    I guess I'm missing it, but where in the story does it claim that Senator Cochran was "boning" his long-time aide?

    The only hypocrisy I see here is from those who defended Clinton "it's only sex and nobody's business" and such as yourself who claim not to be concerned about what someone does when the lights are out but feel a need to fabricate an illicit scenario for your own jollies.

    The Senator was married to his wife for 50 years - the last 12 as she suffered dementia and was in a care facility. I'd hardly call that a walk in the park. Rather decent, if you ask me, that he didn't take the me generation way out and divorce her the minute she was placed in the facility and walked away.

    Since we're inventing scenarios with no factual basis, how about this one. His long term aide, supported him both in his professional life and in his personal life, showing compassion and empathy for his situation, and through the years they became emotionally attached and fell in love without anything physical occurring because he was a man of honour and honoured his wife while she was still alive. Once she died, he and his aide pursued their relationship and six months later decided to get married. A nice ending, don't you think? Two people, in their late 70s, finding love. No hypocrisy there.
    I was referring to this quote from the article:

    A political blogger who sneaked into the facility last year used photos of the bedridden woman taken without her permission to allege that the senator and Webber were having an affair. Cochran’s aides again said there was nothing inappropriate about the relationship.

    It's not as if there weren't suspicions before his wife passed away. BUT if you'd really read my post, you'd have seen that I was saying that we should NOT be judgmental about Cochran. Maybe he was, maybe he wasn't. Who cares? But I have been around long enough to be suspicious of any politician who runs a campaign big on "family values". Do I think Cochran was lying through his teeth? Yes, I do. But do I care? NO. As I said the first time, we don't know what's going on behind closed doors - it's not for us to judge.

    FYI, I know Alzheimer's isn't a walk in the park. Until March of last year we were running an adult family home, specializing in dementia patients, including those with AD. I remember one husband named Ted - his wife was one of our residents with AD (very advanced), and he visited her every single day without fail until he passed away. The day after he died, she was reaching up towards the ceiling and whispering his name. We still take care of one in our house - her mom met her dad when her dad was part of Pershing's troop chasing down Pancho Villa. Yeah, she's that old. She's got dementia, too, but not AD.

    So save your assumptions for where they belong, guy...and next time, read what's ACTUALLY in someone's post instead of seeing only what you want to see in that post.
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    Re: Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi marries longtime aide

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    I was referring to this quote from the article:

    A political blogger who sneaked into the facility last year used photos of the bedridden woman taken without her permission to allege that the senator and Webber were having an affair. Cochran’s aides again said there was nothing inappropriate about the relationship.

    It's not as if there weren't suspicions before his wife passed away. BUT if you'd really read my post, you'd have seen that I was saying that we should NOT be judgmental about Cochran. Maybe he was, maybe he wasn't. Who cares? But I have been around long enough to be suspicious of any politician who runs a campaign big on "family values". Do I think Cochran was lying through his teeth? Yes, I do. But do I care? NO. As I said the first time, we don't know what's going on behind closed doors - it's not for us to judge.

    FYI, I know Alzheimer's isn't a walk in the park. Until March of last year we were running an adult family home, specializing in dementia patients, including those with AD. I remember one husband named Ted - his wife was one of our residents with AD (very advanced), and he visited her every single day without fail until he passed away. The day after he died, she was reaching up towards the ceiling and whispering his name. We still take care of one in our house - her mom met her dad when her dad was part of Pershing's troop chasing down Pancho Villa. Yeah, she's that old. She's got dementia, too, but not AD.

    So save your assumptions for where they belong, guy...and next time, read what's ACTUALLY in someone's post instead of seeing only what you want to see in that post.
    The defensiveness of this post tells me I pegged the intent of your first post perfectly. You acknowledge you didn't like the man and you don't like him now. You then created an unfounded allegation with no basis or proof, presumably your dislike for the man helped out there, but you're not being judgmental (wink wink) - got it.
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    Re: Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi marries longtime aide

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Fabulous View Post
    Two words come to mind.

    "Big" and "deal".
    I think that maybe you spelled "senate" and "nepotism" incorrectly. ??

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