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    Re: Eric Massa slams Democrat leaders for ethics probe

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    since massa resigned, why do we need an investigation?
    Exactly...so...get it all out in the open.

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    Re: Eric Massa slams Democrat leaders for ethics probe

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    since massa resigned, why do we need an investigation?
    if the investigation is not concluded, those of us skeptical of the way this was handled will continue to believe a political double standard is at play
    it should be shown that his forced ouster was for very legitimate basis
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    Re: Eric Massa slams Democrat leaders for ethics probe

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    Hmmmmm. You have a point. I believe, however, that the committee must dismiss it on a vote.

    I do want to hear/read the juicy details!
    I dont care about juicy details...but if there is a little Nazi SS sect operating in the white house to coerce behaviors...that should probably come to light. So should all the bribery of government officials to garner vote support. I would think ANY American...regardless of their political persuasion or ideology would want to know the truth regardless of party.

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    Re: Eric Massa slams Democrat leaders for ethics probe

    Okay, who is watching Glenn Beck this afternoon for the Massa interview? Apparently the entire show will be devoted to Massa.

    I can't wait to watch it....even over American Idol.

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    Re: Eric Massa slams Democrat leaders for ethics probe

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I dont care about juicy details...but if there is a little Nazi SS sect operating in the white house to coerce behaviors...that should probably come to light. So should all the bribery of government officials to garner vote support. I would think ANY American...regardless of their political persuasion or ideology would want to know the truth regardless of party.
    Tell me what that bolded part means. Are you implying that someone was set up by the White House to get Massa to say something obnoxious?

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    Re: Eric Massa slams Democrat leaders for ethics probe

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    Guaranteed? GIve me a break, Erod. MY HUSBAND WORKS FOR THIS COMMITTEE. I don't know anything about what Massa is accused of, but I sure as hell know how the ethics process works. So stop talking out of your butt, will you?
    If Massa is getting booted because of an off color remark, that has been interpreted as sexual harassment, then why hasn't Charlie Rangel's ass been booted out?

    No, it's very clear what's going on here. The sad part, is that Massa didn't vote for the bill...because it wasn't Liberal enough!...

    Side note: I thought we have been assured all this time that gays didn't commit sexual harassment.
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    Re: Eric Massa slams Democrat leaders for ethics probe

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    If Massa is getting booted because of an off color remark, that has been interpreted as sexual harassment, then why hasn't Charlie Rangel's ass been booted out?
    Perhaps because Massa wasn't "booted out" by anyone? If he didn't want to resign, he didn't have to. He says that it's a combination of

    1) a sexual harassment complaint filed by his staffer,
    2) a recurrence of his cancer, and
    3) pressure from the democratic leadership because of his position on the health bill.

    I think it's pretty likely that if we're ranking the influence of those forces on his decision, it goes 1>>>2>>>>>>>3.

    In terms of the pressure from the dems, I very much doubt it had anything to do with the health care bill, as that's just one small part of the things they're going to need votes on. It's more likely the type of pressure that anyone gets when they do something bad - do you think Rangel stepped down from his committee because he felt it was the honorable thing to do?

    Side note: I thought we have been assured all this time that gays didn't commit sexual harassment.
    If you think that anyone has claimed that no gays ever commit sexual harassment, you might want to go back and reread what they said.
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    Re: Eric Massa slams Democrat leaders for ethics probe

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    Tell me what that bolded part means. Are you implying that someone was set up by the White House to get Massa to say something obnoxious?
    Im not implying anything. he did. If he is a liar then he ought to be exposed. If he is being truthful then that also ought to be exposed. We KNOW that the white house has no problem bribing government officials to get them to comply (funny...I thought they didnt like that kind of behavior when it applied to lobbyists).

    Frankly...I dont have a dog in the fight. I dont trust either party.

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