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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Wulsin in DC

Just because we posted too quickly and neglected to mention... We though you ought to know how Democrat Victoria Wulsin's comments below came to be made.

Wulsin, who is running to unseat Rep. Jean Schmidt in the 2nd Congressional District, is in Washington today. She flew in Sunday night, spent all day yesterday meeting with supporters: Humane Society of the United States, National Association of Social Workers, National Committee to Save Social Security, SEIU and two big donors.

She then watched the State of the Union with her son, who is a recent college graduate now working for Cincinnati native John Bridgeland's Republican-leaning firm, Civic Enterprises. Bridgeland, if you recall, used to work for former Rep. Rob Portman and at the White House.

It's all kind of a big small world, if you get what we mean.

Today, Wulsin met for about an hour with about eight reporters - including the Cincinnati Enquirer's Washington Bureau - at the American Federation of Teachers, which has endorsed her. Thanks to that endorsement, they let her host her media roundtable in one of their conference rooms.

Discussion ranged from the recently proposed economic stimulus package (she supports it but thinks it ought to do more for seniors) to the SOTU (she didn't like much of it), abortion (she supports choice) and even gay marriage (she supports equal rights).

One interesting exchange that came up, other than the Schmidt criticisms below, was that Wulsin pledge in a recent TV ad not to accept congressional health care coverage is pretty much just for show.

Wulsin explained to reporters that she is covered by a PPO through her husband's job. They "pay a small amount" but the majority of their "gold plated plan" is paid for by the University of Cincinnati.

Asked if she would consider paying the federal government back for BOTH her congressional health care coverage AND her UC coverage, since, you know, UC is a public university, Wulsin said: "Possibly. I don't know. I don't know."

Then, asked if she would give up ALL health insurance, so she really would know what many of the 2nd District residents feel like, the Indian Hill doctor said: "That's interesting. I might have to consider that. ... What an interesting idea. On the other hand, I want to stay healthy."

After her media roundtable, Wulsin planned to meet with several medical organizations and so some women's groups, such as EMILY's List, a group that supports pro-choice Democratic women running for higher office. Wulsin said although she's expecting (hoping for) an endorsement from EMILY's List.


at 8:26 PM, January 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

EMILY's list will only support candidates that approve of partial birth abortion. I guess Wulsin now supports sucking the brains out of partially born babies as the skull is crushed.

at 9:24 AM, January 30, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's the perfect way to show our city's disgust with the Repugnicant Reign of Terror and Error and also keep right-wing nut jobs and wackadoos away from our city and our children


at 9:50 AM, January 30, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...


Looks like the 'black mole' trolls are becoming the political ground nuisance again !

Hello, know the laws before you pen anything on real Dem's !

Where are those big endorsements !

Just like coast: black is toast !

PATHETIC 'flip-floppers' !

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE, for a real, DEMOCRAT 2008 !

at 10:49 AM, January 30, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...


at 1:33 PM, January 30, 2008 Anonymous Re-Elect Jean Schmidt said...

Enjoy your short stay in D.C., "Dr" Wulsin. All those liberal special interest groups you met with have *ZERO* influence in the second district.

Congresswoman Jean Schmidt will crush you in November. Then you'll have to go back to your day job of presiding over gay marriages.

at 2:25 PM, January 30, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's the Democrat talking points for 2008 boiled down into a single sentence:

It's time for America to look past party politics and ideological splits and unite behind a liberal Democrat.

at 6:47 PM, January 30, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm, that's odd, I thought candidates were supposed to win elections before they packed their bags and headed over to DC. Maybe Dr. Wulsin should stop forgetting about her hoped-for district and stop focusing on silly promises. As a voter, I'm more interested in substantive proposals than sound bites. I'm also voting for Steve Black.

at 6:50 PM, January 30, 2008 Anonymous never voted for a neocon, never will said...

the economy is in the proverbial toilet, we are wasting trillons of dollars in a senseless war for oil, our kids is learnin, and the dollar will soon be worth less than a 1918 german mark and you still think that a womans right to privacy and gay marriage are the most important thing to worry about?

at 7:09 PM, January 30, 2008 Anonymous Totally FED UP! said...

I just want to know who DIEBOLD will choose for president and district 2 Congress critter this year?

Watch the election fraud in the New Hampshire recount going on now...

at 7:28 PM, January 30, 2008 Blogger usefullidiot said...

"It's time for America to look past party politics and ideological splits and unite behind a liberal Democrat.

2:25 PM, January 30, 2008"

And put them on a slow boat to cuba??

at 9:52 AM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous common sense said...

WOW !! We get a blow by blow report on every move that CANDIDATE Vicky Wulsin makes and her son's activities and all the important things she is doing!!

What the h--- is going on?? Isn't the news supposed to be OBJECTIVE ??? What about the day to day business of running the ccountry that we elected Jean Schmidt to do. Malia, could you please pay little attention to our ELECTED officials and quit trying so hard to get your girlfreind elected.

at 8:13 PM, February 05, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another non-story republished by the political hack reporter Malia Rulon of the Stinkwire.

It seems like this entire blog has become an anti-Republican blog. Where are the negative stories about wacky Wulsin?

Are you there Malia?...

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