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Re: “'Crosscheck' voter system turns up Leslie Rutledge as possible double voter

Did LF really just ask if Nate Steel can argue a case in front of the Supreme Court? I would guess that answer is "yes", since he's been arguing all kinds of cases in all kinds of courtrooms for years, which is probably why you'd be hard pressed to find a single lawyer, judge or law enforcement officer who isn't terrified of my sister's toddler - I mean Leslie Rutledge - being the top legal authority in the state. I don't mean he clerked for someone who went to court. I mean he actually went to court himself. And nobody fired him for his mishandling of those cases, nobody invited him to leave, he didn't even have to throw his underwear in a bar to win those cases. Rutledge has never tried any case of any sort in any courtroom and has about as much hands on legal experience as my golden retriever. Supporting her is certainly your right, but try to find a reason to actually support HER candidacy, and don't throw stones when you live in the most delicate glass house imaginable. Can he try a case in court? Seriously?

These two clowns (Rutledge and LF) are literally making me question my previous certainty about all humans being smarter than monkeys.

Posted by Reasonable on 11/02/2014 at 1:44 AM

Re: “They said what?

"Yes, legally"

- Leslie Rutledge, when asked if she had coordinated with RAGA on the salt shaker TV ad. Coordination on this ad / with this group without disclosing it as a campaign contribution is illegal for several reasons.

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Posted by Reasonable on 11/02/2014 at 1:17 AM

Re: “Walmart staying out of alcohol initiative, says it didn't endorse Leslie Rutledge

Actually that laughter is from people recognizing that this is the only state-wide race in the entire country where ALL of the real endorsements - both Democratic and Republican, both Conservative and Liberal - have gone to only one candidate, and it ain't that train wreck Leslie Rutledge. Making up fake "endorsements" doesn't count. Every single law enforcement agency in the state publicly endorses Nate Steel, and they don't retract it. Same with realtors, teachers and the legal community. That's a big deal. She was practically running on guns and Nate Steel got the NRA endorsement. That's a HUGE deal. Nobody who is paying attention believes in her. Wal-Mart gave the same amount to Steel and Rutledge as a contribution, but gave no endorsement to either one, and to claim otherwise is misleading and dishonest.

However, I do see why she did it. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and if nobody but Mike Huckabee (who already fired her once) pretends to believe in her for a week or so during the election while every single Arkansas law enforcement group rallies for Nate Steel, I guess she just started grasping at straws and hoped nobody would notice. Poor thing just wants somebody to listen to her nonsense and tell her those silly laws don't matter. Bless her heart.

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Posted by Reasonable on 10/28/2014 at 2:45 AM

Re: “Arkansas Ethics Commission to probe Leslie Rutledge's ad coordination. It's big.

I amend my earlier comment about "no relevant endorsements". Apparently Ms. Rutledge tweeted that she had been endorsed by Wal-Mart this morning.

Wal-Mart denied it.

I can't believe we are really talking about this person as a serious candidate.

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Posted by Reasonable on 10/24/2014 at 8:47 PM

Re: “Arkansas Ethics Commission to probe Leslie Rutledge's ad coordination. It's big.

You vote your way, I'll vote mine. Here's what I know:

Candidate A:
Named "Legislator of the Year" by AR Fraternal Order of Police, endorsed by AR Chiefs of Police, AR prosecutors, AR Teacher's Union, NWA newspapers, NEA businesses and the NRA (that one had to hurt), experience as an actual prosecutor and legislator, has support from both parties and almost the entire legal community, has a detailed plan for the position, running positive and ethical campaign focused on AR

Candidate B:
9 jobs in 13 yrs, alleged voter fraud, AR Ethics committee investigation into campaign finances, lewd emails, $2M in PAC money (Candidate B condemned this in the primary), not eligible for rehire for gross misconduct and won't tell why, no actual experience in courtroom or plan for position, no relevant endorsements, running on general promises and attack ads on opponent

It's a difficult choice.

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Posted by Reasonable on 10/24/2014 at 12:42 AM

Re: “Arkansas Ethics Commission to probe Leslie Rutledge's ad coordination. It's big.

I stand corrected. "If there's grass on the field... play ball" is totally appropriate, now that I know the 31 year old was talking about an 18 year old.

I give up.

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Posted by Reasonable on 10/24/2014 at 12:03 AM

Re: “Arkansas Ethics Commission to probe Leslie Rutledge's ad coordination. It's big.

@LivingFree has missed the point here, as usual. Yes, lawsuits and ethics complaints may be filed upon almost anyone for almost anyone. However, the Arkansas Ethics Commission does not deem these worth of investigation without facts. Here we have just that. The Ethics Commission of the State of Arkansas - not a Democrat or a liberal blogger or even that evil Obama himself - but the state's Ethics Commission - has deemed this worthy of investigation. Based on facts. I'm not sure where the confusion lies, but I'm sure your answer has something to do with liberal media uncovering pesky facts or those good ole boys who frown upon voter fraud, campaign finance violations, hypocrisy and AG candidates who can't understand basic law.

Surely @LivingFree doesn't think it would be acceptable for a man (Nate Steel or any other) to send emails from a taxpayer funded account / computer about a minor saying "If there's grass on the field... play ball"? Does that email (clearly written by Leslie, and I don't care if she was 38 or 31 - it was about a minor) sound like protecting children to you? Do you think others only deem it unacceptable because they are sexist and are persecuting her for being a woman? Serious question. Would that be OK for Mr. Steel to send about a female minor?

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Posted by Reasonable on 10/23/2014 at 10:15 PM

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