Friday, July 22, 2016

Meet Kaine, Hillary's Choice for VP

"Kaine accepted clothes, vacation as gifts"
Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine took advantage of the state’s lax gift laws to receive an $18,000 Caribbean vacation, $5,500 in clothes and a trip to watch George Mason University play in the NCAA basketball Final Four during his years as lieutenant governor and governor, according to disclosures he filed.
Now a leading contender to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Kaine reported more than $160,000 in gifts from 2001 to 2009, mostly for travel to and from political events and conferences, according to disclosures compiled by the Virginia Public Access Project. The givers included political supporters, a drug company that soon after bought a facility in Virginia, and Dominion, the state’s biggest provider of electricity.
While legal under Virginia’s unusually permissive ethics rules, the gifts could become attack-ad fodder after similar presents led to corruption charges for Gov. Bob McDonnell, whose conviction the Supreme Court overturned Monday. Republicans could also use the records to portray Kaine as part of the self-dealing establishment in a cycle animated by hostility toward the political class.
This is not the guy who is going to ask uncomfortable questions about foreign donations and the like.

Tim Kaine

54 comments:

AprilApple said...

His face is as creepy as hers.

edutcher said...
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edutcher said...

Pure Pelosicrat from the word Go Kaine, a Roman Catholic, is personally against abortion, but is "largely inclined to keep the law out of women's reproductive decisions.".

Cafeteria Catholic and pure hypocrite.

Trump is going to have fun with him.

AprilApple said...

Trump's too busy whining about Cruz and Kasich. Oh the butt hurt.

chickelit said...

Gotta love Hillary's cynical deployment of a "white male" to staunch the hemorrhage of the same. As a card-carrying white male, I'm not impressed. I will however, listen to what he might say.

XRay said...

Poor choice perhaps, certainly not a barn burner. Interesting to know the equations behind it. Well, other than bought.

AprilApple said...

Of the four, Pence is the most likable.

Lem said...

#ClintonKaine

the names go together.

AprilApple said...

Speaking of faces. (on insty now)

edutcher said...

AprilApple said...

Trump's too busy whining about Cruz and Kasich. Oh the butt hurt.

Last I heard, Adelson slammed the door in the One True Ted's face. So much for your obsession with anal intercourse. Or is it anal rape?

And I haven't heard Trump (or anyone else) mention Kasich since the primaries.

edutcher said...

XRay said...

Poor choice perhaps, certainly not a barn burner. Interesting to know the equations behind it. Well, other than bought.

She's thinking safe.

All the "minorities" had baggage.

Lem said...

Ivanka softens Trumps rough edges also.

I was struck by something she said in hear speech. She made it sound like she's, if they win, she's going to have a roll in the White House.

chickelit said...

She made it sound like she's, if they win, she's going to have a roll in the White House.

Hay! The old Executive stables were torn down years ago

Lem said...

LOL.

role.

AprilApple said...

Ed likes to have sex with straw men.

AprilApple said...

He talks about "the blonde" - that's the straw man. Which is why he loves Trump so much - the golden blonde thing really turns him on.
Just don't light a match.

ndspinelli said...

Clinton is shooting her wad on ads and she's losing ground. She needed a bold flavor pick and she went w/ vanilla ice milk. Not even ice cream..ice milk.

AprilApple said...

Her ads are wall to wall. Trump? nothing. Good thing he's still losing his mind over Cruz.

chickelit said...

Caine does sort of have David Carradine eyes. Hope he doesn't choke under pressure!

edutcher said...

Straw men again.

Since when did a straw man make a nursing diagnosis of a tumor?

PS nd, anybody with a bold flavor, except maybe Titus, would have had their own RICO investigation to explain. It was either the cafeteria Catholic or Vilsack, another coulda-shoulda-woulda from '08.

ndspinelli said...

You can't make this shit up. On the same day she picks Kaine, the Virginia Supreme Court rules the sleazeball guv McAuliffe's order restoring voting rights to 200K felons is unconstitutional. LOL! She needed those rapists and murderers to win Virginia.

AprilApple said...

Kaine has evil teeth and a squatty puffy face - eyes that say -
"I'm evil". Like Bill, back when he was chunky and less aids looking.

AprilApple said...

ed- keep your kinky straw-man fantasies to yourself. Thank you. You wanna play doctor? - we don't need to hear about it.

Lem said...

OMG. Did you guys know Hillary was paying people to go on line and push back on Bernie supporters. they are spending tons of money. Reminds me of Romney.

Link.

chickelit said...

AprilApple said...Her ads are wall to wall. Trump? nothing.

I think he's playing her like he did Bush. Bush's store-bought negativity backfired. He'd rather do the dirty work personally. Plus he likes to boast about how much money that saves. That message resonated in the past. It may not in the future. YMMV

Lem said...

We've been paying attention to the ISIS terror attacks, BLM and the cops, the GOP convention, there a lot stuff going on with this DNC email hack. Lots of embarrassing stuff coming out.

AprilApple said...

Chickel - She is store bought. Her ads are not effective on me. I have no idea if other people feel the same way?
But there they are - all sorts of ads. It would be fantastic if the ads were not working and, like ND says - she's just blowing her wad.
Trump needs to do stop talking about the primaries and stop obsessing over Cruz and get busy. If he's for realz and stuff.

chickelit said...

OMG. Did you guys know Hillary was paying people to go on line and push back on Bernie supporters. they are spending tons of money. Reminds me of Romney.

The memo is dated in April of this year. That money will be diverted to anti-Trump people on the web. Hell, it's easy to believe that TOP is infested with a few paid Hillary shills.

Lem said...

I believe it.

Trooper York said...

The ads don't matter. That's old people media. Everyone is watching streaming video. Twitter. Facebook. Instagram. Trump rules there.

Rhythm and Balls said...

OMG. Did you guys know Hillary was paying people to go on line and push back on Bernie supporters. they are spending tons of money. Reminds me of Romney.

Shows how horrible they are. Look at what Shiloh's doing at TOP. Not to worry though, I'm ripping him to shreds on it. Not because I want to but because he gives me no choice. But if that's the kind of shit Romney's people did then it gives me hope. I hope we can do to Hillary in 2020 what Trump's people have done to Romney then, if that's the case.

ndspinelli said...

April, That puffy face on Kaine is often indicative of the Irish curse.

chickelit said...

ndspinelli said...April, That puffy face on Kaine is often indicative of the Irish curse.


I thought that finger size was indicative of the "Irish curse."

Sixty Grit said...

Wait, that's a human? I thought that was a Muppet - you know, like Scooter or one of those nondescript red-shirted background type of hand puppets that gets run through the chipper. Oh, I can see it now - The Muppets in Fargo, directed by Quentin Tarantino...

edutcher said...

AprilApple said...

ed- keep your kinky straw-man fantasies to yourself. Thank you. You wanna play doctor? - we don't need to hear about it.

You're the one who keeps talking about butt hurt. You're obsessed with it.

We presume you to be the expert (you certainly aren't on straw men).

In any case, an excellent piece on people who can't leave the primaries behind.

edutcher said...

And it begins. Donald Trump Compares "Ethically Challenged" Tim Kaine to Bob McDonnell.

I wonder who will defend him.

edutcher said...

You think about it, and Kaine, or Cain, is a very fitting name for her running mate.

ndspinelli said...

chick, LOL. No, the small finger curse can afflict any nationality. Except Africans.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

So why hasn't Kaine been prosecuted like that Republican Virginia Governor who took gifts while in office?


Come to think of it, Kaine is the perfect Veep for #CrookedHillary

AprilApple said...

Evi - Because the prosecution of Bob McDonnell was to clear a path for Corrupt Terry McAuliff - the Clinton machine mechanic.

Chip Ahoy said...

In any case, an excellent piece on people who can't leave the primaries behind.

Our hearts are torn in two. (No, our hearts are intact and pumping just fine.)

Those of us who love Sen. Ted Cruz and who wish... )))) erk (((( sound of brakes. This article is for somebody else. Not me. Work it out. As for myself, I like Cruz and I like what Trump is doing ripping new assholes in both parties apparently effortlessly.

Both Trump and Cruz are great for this. Both are doing wonders from my pov. Both have my full support. My support is worth probably 1¢, if that, and they both have it.

edutcher said...

Chip, it's ripples in a stream, but that piece, written by a supporter, shows how Wednesday really was the end.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

So why hasn't Kaine been prosecuted like that Republican Virginia Governor who took gifts while in office?

It's the "my people" concept of government.

To ask the question is to answer.

edutcher said...

If Manafort has a data mining crew (and I'm sure he does), he'll be digging through this.

Wikileaks is saying Cacklepants must p[ay people to attend her rallies.

And other nasty revelations. Including documentary proof the primaries were rigged (yeah...).

25% of the Bernies could do a lot of damage.

Trooper York said...

The Convention will tell us a lot. If they kowtow to the Black Lives Matters crazies the bottom might drop out. Also leaks from Hillary's emails will hurt. They are going to come out in dries and drabs. Death by a thousand cuts.

edutcher said...

Saw this and, if anybody knows a nurse or doctor, have them take a look.

This is on YouTube and click the YouTube link, rather than the embedded vid.

Is that a seizure? The Blonde wasn't sure because she couldn't get a look at her pupils.

chickelit said...

@edutcher: I would like to see an even longer version to get the well-before and the well-after context, including her denial.

In any case, the scene is now being spun as Hillary mocking seizures.

So Hillary mocks the disabled too?

That clip will be rabbit-holed ASAP.

chickelit said...

Obama's Surgeon General and Hillary's personal physician will likely soon make joint statement saying that negative campaign stress is the cause and that symptoms abate when she feels safe and accepted.

chickelit said...

If she insists she's faking it, I could see doing a mash-up of that clip and some headbangin' heavy metal.

edutcher said...

chickelit said...

I would like to see an even longer version to get the well-before and the well-after context, including her denial.

In any case, the scene is now being spun as Hillary mocking seizures.

So Hillary mocks the disabled too?

That clip will be rabbit-holed ASAP.


We'll see. It's embedded on Gateway, so there's a record of it.

To me, it looks like she just shrugged it off without saying anything.

As I say, have any doctors or nurses look at it and diagnose.

This is why I don't think there will be any debates. something like that or one of her well-known coughing fits where all could see it would be the end.

AprilApple said...

Kaine speaks Spanish.
Now we know why she picked him.


Trump would be wise to create some ads targeting Spanish speakers. Latinos
Or is he still too busy shadow boxing Ted Cruz?

Trooper York said...

She didn't pick him because he speaks Bloomberg Spanish. She picked him to play identity politics. She wants to appeal to white men where her numbers are much worse than Trumps numbers with women. Of course the media will never mention that.

The problem is that they picked a so called white Catholic moderate who is neither a moderate or a Catholic who abides by the tenets of his faith. He has 100% rating from the abortion lobby and a 100% rating with other ultra liberal measuring bodies.

Trump did the same with Pence. A nod to the religious and the Evangelicals. Both were mistakes. They were old school moves. The electorate is different this year. They both took a safe choice. A vanilla choice. Neither are going to mean anything.

Ads will not be decisive this cycle. The new media of tweets, Facebook and Instagram will be more important. A tweet gets picked up and discussed in all the cable shows. It is dissected and leads to reams of free media. It costs nothing. Most people either use streaming media or DVR's to fast forward through the commercials. How much did all of Jeb Bush's great commercials help him? Stop fighting the last war.

AprilApple said...

she's get both - a white dude who speaks Spanish.

edutcher said...

There are already rumblings asking why didn't she just pick an Hispanic if his Spanish is such a big deal.

In the immortal words of Jeane Kirkpatrick, when George Shultz told her, "Once you go black, you never go back", "Once you to Latino, you want to have his bambino".

Maybe Willie couldn't stand the competition.

virgil xenophon said...

@AprilApple/

You have good reason to be instinctively wary of Kaine. A "safe" pic? Kane has palled around with lots of Muslim Brother Hood connected Islamists, even appointing one to head Virginias Immigration Commission, for crisssake. SEE