The dirty tricksters over at the Mike Lee campaign are at it again. It started yesterday with a blistering hit piece from their national blogger Erik Erickson, who is trying to make a name for himself with the Utah Senate Campaign. He posted an article claiming Tim Bridgewater was supporting Mexican Drugs Lords. The article is completely false and Mike Lee’s camp should have come out against it. But instead, they plotted early morning yesterday on how to get these lies out to the public without making it look like it was coming from them. The Blog “Citizen Senate Watch” posted the email thread yesterday. Take a look. It is quite interesting how the minds of the ultra-right think. The ends always justify the means.
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From: “Marie N.”
Date: Mon, Jun 14, 2010 9:45 am
Subject: [ufiretalk] 11 month old victim of ID theft
I went to read the story and it does sound consistent with what I heard Tim saying. I’ll have to see if that was one of the few times I actually recorded the meeting I was at. The one problem I see in the article is that there is a date attached to the funding, but no date attached to when the US govt began to suspect the named beneficiary as being involved w/ drug trafficking. I wonder if the funding was given prior to any concern. That would be a leap, then, to tie the funding to Tim. But as the article points out, one of the many concerns I had was just why had Tim thought funding low-income housing in Mexico using US funds was really a good thing for America. I am curious to see what you are able to discover on this Russell.
On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 9:38 AM, Russell Sias <RussellSias@gmail.com> wrote:
Found the author, sent him a message. Will see what happens.
On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 9:31 AM, Marie N. wrote:
I am always cautious of things like this coming up so close to the primary date. I am a strong supporter of Mike Lee, but I agree with Russell in proceeding with caution without it being verified. I don’t recall this being brought up in any of my investigating of Tim or Mike. The closest thing I heard was when I was in a meeting where Tim was defending his business practice of seeking government funding for his clients. He talked about one project where funds were received was for low-income housing in Mexico, and said this was good for America because rather than have them come here they could stay in their own country. I just thought that was an odd thing to “brag” about, because why do we need to build low-income housing in Mexico? Perhaps this project ended up being tied into the drug trafficker? Again, it’s all so speculative unless you confirm things. I think it is best to make our decision about our next senator based on substantive facts. Definitely look into this, as it would be a concern, but don’t hold it against anyone without substantiation. This coming from a strong supporter of Mike Lee. 😉
Marie Nuccitelli, registered and active voter
Strong Supporter of Mike Lee for US Senate 2010
On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 9:18 AM, Russell Sias wrote:
Good grief! If this is true, Tim should be toast. Mike cannot bring it up either.
Can we verify this information? Arnold, do you know the outfit turning out this info? Can you contact them, and pursue verification of this? It HAS TO BE verified. If it isn’t verified, then it can’t be used.
Whether or not it is usable, the Lee campaign can’t be the one to break this as an issue, it would only hurt their effort. This needs done very carefully – and by a non-Lee campaign connection. (Throwing rocks like this usually only hurts a campaign, whether true or not.)
On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 5:27 AM, Arnold Young wrote:
this site says that Bridgewater got US loans for a mexican drug trafficker. can anyone verify this. the accusation came from Red State who is usually pretty accurate.
my website arnoldyoung.info