Tuesday, November 21, 2006


Mike Glover has the scoop.

A key adviser to New York Governor George Pataki's political action committee in Iowa has resigned. Ed Failor Junior, a prominent conservative activist, is a top leader of Iowans for Tax Relief, a conservative anti-tax group.
Pataki is considering a bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Failor caused a stir when he joined a list of prominent conservatives who went to work for Pataki's PAC. They made it clear that they were committed only though this year's midterm elections, and the defections began today.
Failor says he'll look over the field of G-O-P candidates and could pick a favorite at some point.

Failor brought an enormous amount of credibility to Pataki. Frankly, Pataki's surge in Iowa was due almost entirely to the respect Failor garners amongst Iowa Republicans and more importantly conservatives. This is a devastating blow to Pataki's campaign.

We'll keep you posted on Failor's motives as this big Iowa story continues to develop.


Blogger Cancer Man said...


1:23 PM  
Blogger Caucus Cooler said...

You better believe it's coming cancer man

1:26 PM  
Blogger Charlie said...

Yay for a line change!

1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm curious to see if any others (Iverson, Schulte) drop from Pataki. All those people who we were amazed joined a social moderate in the first place.

1:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess you can stick a fork in Pataki. As if it wasn't enough that Rudy is stepping to the front of the NY liberal Republican line as it is.

2:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No big loss here. He was never the prize Pataki made him out to be in the first place. The only reason Failor Jr. is a "somebody" is because of Failor Sr.

2:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a loss for Pataki. No candidate wants to lose a staffer now. But good point old glory. Junior is no Senior!

3:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lucky sperm club - table for one!

And who the hell is Duncan Hunter?

3:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't change a thing for Pataki. Watch for Loras Schulte to leave next. That won't hurt either.

5:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ed's loss is a devestating blow. He assembled the team. Including schonefeld, schulte, iverson, etc. Anyone who has a political clue credits him with the rise of Pataki's chances.

All of you disagree are likley 20 something political hacks who have no job now because you don't get it.

7:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

or they aren't members of the lucky sperm club like Ed Failure Jr.

8:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All you anons are weak nothing but weak nobodies who have nothing better to do than to bash Failor Jr. You all are simply jealous that you don't have a fraction of the brains of Failor Jr.

11:35 AM  

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