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Dole's Role
Guess who's selling America out?

The lobbying of former Senate majority leader Robert J. Dole on behalf of the Dubai-owned company set to take over management of terminals at six major U.S. seaports is creating a political problem for his wife, Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-N.C.).

The chairman of the North Carolina Democratic Party, Jerry Meek, yesterday called on Sen. Dole to remove herself from "any congressional oversight" of the Dubai port deal. "The fact that Dubai is paying her husband to help pass the deal presents both a financial and ethical conflict of interest for Senator Dole," Meek said.

A spokeswoman for Sen. Dole rejected the criticism as "a partisan attack"...

Yeah, by bleeding-heart lefty partisans like Michelle Malkin. Wake me up when all the people we elect or have elected finish selling off the country.

Posted by aalkon at February 24, 2006 8:52 AM

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Patrick wouldn't take the bait yesterday, but Kaus made the case:

http://www.slate.com/id/2136768/&#portbigots

Posted by: Crid at February 24, 2006 2:16 PM

It certainly sounds like there's some legitimate security concerns. So amid the yelping accusations of bigotry and warnings about impending internment camps, etc, this seems like sensible advice:

"Better to take that diplomatic hit now (when there's plenty of distracting news) than have the controversy stay on boil for 45 more days of Arabic bad press and then have the UAE stiff-armed anyway in the end, no?"

Somebody else's shrine will probably get blown up immediately afterward, and all this drama will get swallowed up in the smoke.

Thanks for the link, Cridster.

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Posted by: Kristen at March 14, 2006 8:26 AM

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