>From: "Stephen Frank" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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>Subject: A STUPID DRUNK OR A CHILD MOLESTER: WHICH IS WORSE
>Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2006 21:33:19 -0500
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>The title of this is not a trick question, it is a serious one.
>We all know the story of Mel Gibson. He got drunk and said stupid things
>about Jews and Israel. Of course, when the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Rev.
>Al Sharpton talk about Jews and Israel, they are NOT drunk, just
>ignorant. But, Gibson has apologized for what he said. By the way, many
>Democrats in D.C. and the wannabee Ned Lamont, would prefer Israel be
>forgotten and we give that tiny nation to the terrorists of the Middle
>East. Yet, what Gibson said is wrong, though Lamont was sober when he said
>he wanted the Israeli's to stop fighting.
>Yet, because of the drunk driving and the stupid things said by Gibson,
>Senator Tom McClintock properly denounced him and said he would no longer
>use a fund raising letter from Gibson (which had been stopped anyway
>several months ago).
>On the other hand, in 2001, John Garamendi used a famous celebrity to raise
>money by mail. This celebrity went in jail in the early 1970's for CHILD
>MOLESTATION. Have you heard the Democrats or John Garamendi denounce
>this? Have you heard Garamendi swear he would never use this person
>again. Have you heard the Democrats or Garamendi say this man needs
>help? No, instead, President Carter gave this man a presidential
>pardon! Do child molesters EVER deserve a pardon--now this man can live
>next to a school, doesn't have to register as a sex offender--and could
>baby sit for your children. That is what Carter did by issuing a
>pardon. Indeed, this is the attitude of Democrats toward woman and child,
>they are fair game. Carter pardons child molesters and Clinton has sex in
>the Oval Office with an Intern.
>Yes, you do know who this child molester is. Along with Mary and Paul,
>Peter Yarrow sang such songs as "Puff the Magic Dragon" the ode to smoking
>marijuana. He is Peter, in Peter, Paul and Mary.
>Yet John Garamendi can not bring himself to saying he was wrong using such
>a person as a signer of a fund raising letter.
>Just like Karen Henretty in her article about this, below, I too have a
>copy of the Garamendi/Yarrow fund raising letter. My bet is that many in
>the media have a copy. Yet, they will not discuss the relative importance
>of criminality between a drunk driver saying stupid things and a child
>molester, I wonder why.
>So, the next time you think about going to a Peter, Paul and Mary concert,
>remember that a pardoned child molester is one third of the trio. And,
>that a Democrat candidate for Lt. Governor Governor of California doesn't
>seem to mind having a child molester helping him raise political funds. As
>usual, Karen has nailed this story, one which many more people should
>see. Please forward this to your email lists.
>What do you think, is drunk driving worse than being a child molester
>(though pardoned)? Please put your thought directly on the web site at
>Molester Raises $$ for Garamendi: Put that in your pipe and smoke it
>Hanretty - State Capitol Correspondent
>8-8-2006 10:29 pm
>The San Francisco Chronicle Blog "broke" the story and the Associated Press
>is now running with it: Mel Gibson wrote a fundraising letter for Tom
>And McClintock stopped using it earlier this year. Uh, gasp? No
>gasp? Nothing? Meaningless?
>Well, if Gibson writing a fundraising letter for McClintock carries any
>weight or significance, then surely it is significant to point out that
>John Garamendi, McClintock's opponent in the race for Lt. Governor,
>benefited from a fundraising letter written by Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul
>and Mary fame. Yarrow, you may or (probably) may not recall, was convicted
>of child molestation a few decades past and served time in jail for taking
>"indecent liberties" with a 14 year old girl. (Washington Times, Oct. 1,
>2004) Yarrow was later pardoned by President Jimmy Carter. (Of course he
>In 2004, Texas Democrat Martin Frost cancelled a fundraising appearance
>with Yarrow, after learning of his molestation conviction. Interestingly,
>Frost appeared favorably in press reports for having the backbone to cancel
>any political appearances with Yarrow.
>"Crimes against children are very serious offenses," Frost said in a
>statement. "I do not believe it is appropriate for Mr. Yarrow to campaign
>on my behalf." (National Journal's Congress Daily, Oct. 1, 2004)
>This is as good a time as any to point out that Garamendi still hasn't
>endorsed the Jessica's Law initiative. Perhaps he's concerned how it would
>impact his financial contributors.
>Unfortunately, I suspect McClintock will be assumed guilty in the media by
>his association with Gibson, despite the fact that he stopped using the
>fundraising letter and has disavowed Gibson's anti-Semitic statements.
>Oh, and I don't suppose that in any of the reporting by the major dailies
>in California or by the Associated Press that any reporter will bother to
>include that McClintock's political opponent, John Garamendi (who, by the
>way, still hasn't endorsed Jessica's Law), raised money in 2001 from a
>letter written by a convicted child molester.
>I have a copy of the letter from Yarrow on Garamendi's behalf, if any
>reporter wants it. It's quite a read. (Yarrow thinks John Garamendi can
>change the world. He must have been high when he wrote it.)
>IMPORTANT NOTE: SEE THIS SPACE ON AUGUST 17 FOR AN ANALYSIS OF THE
>CALIFORNIA GOVERNORS RACE
>This is a FRANK DISCUSSION NOT LECTURE FOR CONSERVATIVES
>(Steve Frank is publisher of the California Political News and Views. He
>is also a consultant currently working on gambling issues and advising
>other consultants on policy and coalition building)
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