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Its official: Mary Beth Buchanan is running for Congress

Old 02-18-10, 08:56 PM
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Its official: Mary Beth Buchanan is running for Congress

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10048...pid=latest.xml

Buchanan enters race for Congress
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
By Timothy McNulty, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Former U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan is officially running for Congress.

The Fox Chapel Republican has filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission for the seat currently held by Rep. Jason Altmire, D-McCandless. There have been rumors that she might run going back to October, and she has been attending many Republican events (including the GOP state committee meeting Saturday), but she had not yet officially announced a run.

"As a federal prosecutor, I have devoted my entire professional life to public service and rose to the rank of U.S. Attorney for Western Pennsylvania. I have always understood that I was accountable to our citizens to keep our communities safe and our taxpayers to protect their hard earned money," Ms. Buchanan said in a statement. "Like most Americans, I am concerned about the mis-placed priorities in Washington and our broken system of government," remarked Buchanan.

"I am running for Congress because Washington needs a new direction . . . Jason Altmire is part of the problem because he sides with liberals in Washington including Nancy Pelosi over families here at home."

She is currently set to take on fellow Republicans Bob Klein, Keith Rothfus and John Vinsick in the May 18 primary. Candidates could start collecting petition signatures yesterday to get on the primary ballot, but the final candidate list will not be known until March 24, the deadline for withdrawing from the race.

Mr. Rothfus, an attorney from Edgeworth, said he looks forward to "spirited competition" in the GOP primary.

"While I have spent most of the last 20 years working with job-creating businesses in the district, my opponent has been on the federal payroll since Ronald Reagan was President. At a time when Pennsylvanians are looking for change, it is all too clear that Ms. Buchanan represents the same old 'politics as usual' that has failed the people of western Pennsylvania," he said in a statement.

Said Mr. Altmire: "This is not the time for campaigning. While the Republican candidates focus their attention on partisan politics and winning the Republican nomination, I will continue to focus my attention on doing the job I was elected to do."


If you're not familiar with Buchanan and her stint as U.S. Attorney, here is some (biased) commentary:

http://reason.com/blog/2009/11/19/ma...an-finally-qui

http://www.theagitator.com/2007/12/3...-wopoty-award/

In short, she makes Martha Coakley look like Atticus Finch.
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Re: Its official: Mary Beth Buchanan is running for Congress

Has there ever been a politician named Buchanan who wasn't a complete and total fuck-up?
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Re: Its official: Mary Beth Buchanan is running for Congress

Who?

Will she be as good as my congressperson, Lynn Woolsey?
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Has there ever been a politician named Buchanan who wasn't a complete and total fuck-up?
I would hope that our decision making politicians would have a more 'Pat Buchanan like' view about foreign interventions.
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"I am running for Congress because Washington needs a new direction . . . Jason Altmire is part of the problem because he sides with liberals in Washington including Nancy Pelosi over families here at home."
Those evil liberals -- why do they hate families so much?
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I would hope that our decision making politicians would have a more 'Pat Buchanan like' view about foreign interventions.
That they're all caused by THE JEWS?
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Honestly, I think I'd rather see her in Congress than as a U.S. Attorney.
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That they're all caused by THE JEWS?
Please!!!!!
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That they're all caused by THE JEWS, please?
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Buchanan has never said that all our foreign interventions were because of our support of the State of Israel.
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She seems like a nightmare come to life.
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Re: Its official: Mary Beth Buchanan is running for Congress

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That they're all caused by THE JEWS?
While I agree with Buchanan on a lot of points, and I also consider myself a "paleoconservative" like him, I don't think the charges of anti-semitism leveled against him are completely without merit. Not just his anti-Israel positions, but I seem to recall him being sympathetic to Nazi war criminals in the past--can't remember specifically, but it struck me as a bit odd.
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Red Dog & I are not too keen on our intervention in things (countries) that we have no business intervening in - right, Red Dog?
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Originally Posted by Ky-Fi View Post
While I agree with Buchanan on a lot of points, and I also consider myself a "paleoconservative" like him, I don't think the charges of anti-semitism leveled against him are completely without merit. Not just his anti-Israel positions, but I seem to recall him being sympathetic to Nazi war criminals in the past--can't remember specifically, but it struck me as a bit odd.
Buchanan's a big fan of John Demjanjuk. He thinks that poor John is being railroaded -- and it's pretty clear by whom. (Shoe's on the other foot now, I guess.)

Pat's also dabbled in Holocaust revisionism. Look, he's as blatant an anti-Semite as you can be without going out and proudly declaring, "Whee, I'm a blatant anti-Semite!" (That tends to limit your TV gigs, because... well, you know why.)
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Buchanan's a big fan of John Demjanjuk. He thinks that poor John is being railroaded -- and it's pretty clear by whom. (Shoe's on the other foot now, I guess.)

Yep, that's the one I was thinking of.
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You don't have to be a big fan of Demjanjuk to think he got somewhat of a raw deal.

btw: I don't believe Buchanan is any more of an anti-Semite than some members of this forum.
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btw: I don't believe Buchanan is any more of an anti-Semite than some members of this forum.
Uh... okay?
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In addition - you don't to have any feelings about the State of Israel - one way or the other - to believe that certain presidents have engaged U. S. armed forces in places that we had no business engaging them in. That was my premise in post #4.
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Originally Posted by classicman2 View Post
I would hope that our decision making politicians would have a more 'Pat Buchanan like' view about foreign interventions.
"Let the Nazis win"?
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Pat's also dabbled in Holocaust revisionism. Look, he's as blatant an anti-Semite as you can be without going out and proudly declaring, "Whee, I'm a blatant anti-Semite!" (That tends to limit your TV gigs, because... well, you know why.)
Are you implying that the mass media are disproportionately controlled by Jews? What an Anti-Semitic thing to say.
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Honestly, I think I'd rather see her in Congress than as a U.S. Attorney.
I'd personally rather see her begging for change on a street corner. However, since I won't get that, at least she'd do less damage as a member of congress than she has as a US Attorney.

That being said, I hope she loses in a landslide.
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That being said, I hope she loses in a landslide.
You got your wish. She lost by a 2-1 margin.
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Is she more against Israel than Obama?
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Those evil liberals -- why do they hate families so much?
I don't know... I've been wondering about that too.

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