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 Lobbying by Cunningham Ex-Aide Patrick McSwain
Author: Dan Anderson 
Date:   2006-02-03 08:37:02

Here's an interesting excerpt from an article about Lobbying by Cunningham's former Chief of Staff, Patrick McSwain, who appears to go on and lobby his ex-boss Cunningham in violation of law:

"Exile on K Street" by Jeremy Scahill, The Nation, February 20, 2006

 Re: Lobbying by Cunningham Ex-Aide Patrick McSwain
Author: David Dickey 
Date:   2006-02-03 10:33:44



Their "Mission" is interesting.


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 Re: Lobbying by Cunningham Ex-Aide Patrick McSwain
Author: Paul 
Date:   2006-02-03 11:59:51

I certainly hope that the U.S. Attorney is still visiting this websit and reading all of this . . .

 Re: Lobbying by Cunningham Ex-Aide Patrick McSwain
Author: Paul 
Date:   2006-02-03 16:04:21

Dan, I disagree. I have a connection to the U.S. Attorney's office. I was told about this site by an assistant U.S. Attorney.

No pal, those .gov hits are purposeful. So everyone keep posting the real stuff that you find. This site is queried daily by .gov for a purpose.

 Re: Lobbying by Cunningham Ex-Aide Patrick McSwain
Author: R. Middlemas 
Date:   2006-02-03 16:28:20

If this site is indeed used for the purposes Paul indicates, they should check out the following sites:

Josh Marshall is one of the best in the business. He is never shrill and gets to the meat of any issue.

And he loathes Randy...

Also associated with Marshall is:
A more in-depth site connecting the dots.

And one of my favorites:
This site gives an up-to-date account of what is going on with various (including Randy's) investigations.

For Delay, a daily stop of mine is:
This is just great for current events on Delay and his woe's

These sites are all left leaning. I am not. I just find that these sites, for the most part, give more information than rhetoric...and links to the raw data.

And with the case of Randy and others, it's pretty clear what is going on. I don't find it left leaning at all to call BS on somebody or something.

That's the thing, speaking for myself: The GOP has basically disavowed it's own closely held beliefs: small efficient Government, fiscal responsibility, an emphasis on State laws...and swift justice for law breakers.

Now tell me: Which of these beliefs is stronger now than before?

 Re: Lobbying by Cunningham Ex-Aide Patrick McSwain
Author: DDickey 
Date:   2006-02-27 13:54:22



Here is a little more interesting reading on Cunningham's protege.

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