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McCain Solicits Russian campain cotribution

 

   


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Oct 20, 08 19:04

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The Russian mission issued a statement saying "we have received a letter from Senator John McCain with a request for a financial donation to his presidential election campaign. In this respect we have to reiterate that neither Russia's permanent mission to the United Nations, nor the Russian government or its officials finance political activities in foreign countries." It is illegal for an American political candidate to accept campaign contributions from a foreign government.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/..._russian_un_amb.html


iRan

Oct 20, 08 21:52

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Re: McCain Solicits Russian campain cotribution [Brent F] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

ever hear of a mass mailing? The first sentence uses the word "inadvertantly" yet you choose to post this up here like it's evidence of McCain doing something wrong/illegal. Can't you make a point without trying to distort the truth?


davet

Oct 20, 08 21:58

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Re: McCain Solicits Russian campain cotribution [jar1635] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

It is funny though - I wonder how many other diplomats got mailed.


iRan

Oct 20, 08 22:07

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Re: McCain Solicits Russian campain cotribution [davet] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

oh yeah, and it seems like the Russian had a laugh about it also...to bad the OP missed it.


M~

Oct 21, 08 6:08

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Re: McCain Solicits Russian campain cotribution [jar1635] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

In Reply To:
ever hear of a mass mailing? The first sentence uses the word "inadvertantly" yet you choose to post this up here like it's evidence of McCain doing something wrong/illegal. Can't you make a point without trying to distort the truth?

i think it was only inadvertent because he got caught and they went public.


squid

Oct 21, 08 7:01

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Re: McCain Solicits Russian campain cotribution [Brent F] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I can only spare 200 rubles, Comrade McCain.


slowguy

Oct 21, 08 7:47

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Re: McCain Solicits Russian campain cotribution [jar1635] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

You guys all need to lighten up. I don't think the OP was intending that you take his post as a serious accusation that Sen McCain actually wants Russian campaign contributions.

Slowguy

(insert pithy phrase here...)


xraycharlie

Oct 21, 08 8:04

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Re: McCain Solicits Russian campain cotribution [Brent F] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Is Russia part of the latest Electoral College strategy?
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The Lorax

Oct 21, 08 8:30

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Re: McCain Solicits Russian campain cotribution [xraycharlie] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

if you can see it from alaska they should get a few votes.


unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothings going to get better. its not.

   
 
 
 



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