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Entries from September 2008

This Is What Happens When Low Level Staffers Think They’re the Senator

September 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments

A reader left this comment on the story we posted yesterday concerning the developing scandal in Senator Bond’s office involving former state director Jason Van Eaton: “Jason, Look this case up- Myers v. United States: Congress can not involve itself in the removal of executive officers…” There’s a common occurrence that happens in politics when […]

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Tags: Senator. Kit Bond

Picture of the Day: Philanthropist Continues Helping Children

September 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Rex and Jeanne Sinquefield; Lobbyists Travis and Rachel Keller Brown at St. Vincent Home For Children’s “Kookin’ For Kids” event in St. Louis. (Hat tip Ladue News)

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Tags: Picture/Quote of the Day · St. Louis

Video: K.C. Mayor Funkhouser’s Chief Of Staff Resigns

September 30th, 2008 · No Comments

I think we may have to start a new feature called the “Lie of the Day.” Our first subject is the Honorable Mayor of Kansas City, Mark “what the” Funkhouser. The mayor’s Chief of Staff, Ed Wolf resigned yesterday (Is he seeing the handwriting on the wall and leaving a sinking ship; hell, a ship […]

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Tags: Kansas City · Mayor Mark Funkhouser · Videos

Quote(s) of the Day: Jeff Roe: Former Bond Staffer Jason Van Eaton a “Political Pygmy”

September 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment

“It is breathtaking that Jason Van Eaton, a political pygmy, was able to use the power and majesty of the United States Senate to settle a petty personal political squabble.” – Political consultant Jeff Roe “(Note to young Dems — if the names Jason Van Eaton and Matt Roney don’t ring any bells, you have […]

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Tags: Jeff Roe · John Combest · Senator. Kit Bond

Quote of the Day: Clay Plays Race Card

September 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Rep. Lacy Clay: “This hearing is about the political lynching of Franklin Raines.” GIVE ME A BREAK CONGRESSMAN!!!! Check out this Wikipedia article on Mr. Raines: On December 21, 2004 Raines accepted what he called “early retirement” from his position as CEO while U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigators continued to investigate alleged accounting irregularities. […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Picture/Quote of the Day · Rep. Lacy Clay

Prime Buzz: “BREAKING: Bond Played Key Role in Dismissal of Graves as U.S. Attorney”

September 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments

From Prime Buzz: The Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsiblity and its Inspector General have released their long-awaited report on the firings of nine U.S. Attorneys — including Todd Graves of the western district of Missouri. The nearly 400-page report concludes Graves was one of the attorneys forced out — and it blames Kit Bond’s […]

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Tags: Senator. Kit Bond