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Jeff Smith Hits National Stage Yet Again On MSNBC's The Dylan Ratigan Show

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Had your fill of former state senator Jeff Smith? Good, 'cause he's everywhere! Since getting released from federal prison last November after fibbing to the FBI about his 2004 congressional campaign, "Mr. Smith" has hit the national stage: The New Republic did a bang-up feature on him (though we think his profile in St. Louis Magazine was also great). And yesterday he spoke with Dylan Ratigan of MSNBC about why he got taken down, and how to fix campaign finance: 

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As she often does, Jo Mannies of The Beacon adds some interesting context on how Smith got on the show:
...Smith said late Tuesday that he agreed to do the Ratigan show because he was in New York anyway for a job interview and meetings in connection with his book, which he wrote largely while in prison. The manuscript is almost completed, Smith said.
Oh yeah: the guy's also got a book coming out. Daily RFT very strongly suspects we haven't heard the last of him...



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Suane B. Huff
Suane B. Huff

First let me explain to you who I'am, I'm a Holy Ghost filled Christian Brother, I think it's necessary to let you know this because I want you to pray for our Egyptian Brothers & Sisters that they come out of this non-violent revolution with a more secure and Democratic government. A government that is truly for the people of the people and buy the people. I want you to understand that we are witnessing a new birth in the cradle of civilization a place where the Lord brought forth out of Abraham two nations that are suppose to eventually be one. The Egyptians are our brothers because we have the same father, with their mother being Hagar and ours being Sarah(read Gen.17 & 20, Gen.21 & 2-3), that is why we are suppose to love and respect one another. Even with the Crusades and all of the rest of the things that the devil has tried to put between us, we are now about to see a new day. Our Muslim brothers sees our Lord and Savior with more reverence than our Jewish brother do. The reason I say that is because the Jews don't even believe that the Savior has come, yet the Muslims believe that Christ came and prophesied the end times. We must be aware of the news media(Fox& affiliates) coming between us a spreading lies that is keeping us at each other throat by saying that we must be scared of the Muslim Brotherhood the big boogie man but all you have to do is just a little research to find out the truth. We have to keep our eyes on the prize and that is all of this money that Mubarak and his cohorts has stolen from his people and the taxpayers of this country, we must demand that he gives it back so that the people that he's oppressed over all these years can start living their lives with the dignity that they deserve, and with jobs that can support them and their families. The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth, and the Strong the Heavens Suane

Mr. Suane B. Huff
Mr. Suane B. Huff

First let me explain to you who I'am, I'm a Holy Ghost filled Christian Brother, I think it's necessary to let you know this because I want you to pray for our Egyptian Brothers & Sisters that they come out of this non-violent revolution with a more secure and Democratic government. A government that is truly for the people of the people and buy the people. I want you to understand that we are witnessing a new birth in the cradle of civilization a place where the Lord brought forth out of Abraham two nations that are suppose to eventually be one. The Egyptians are our brothers because we have the same father, with their mother being Hagar and ours being Sarah(read Gen.17 & 20, Gen.21 & 2-3), that is why we are suppose to love and respect one another. Even with the Crusades and all of the rest of the things that the devil has tried to put between us, we are now about to see a new day. Our Muslim brothers sees our Lord and Savior with more reverence than our Jewish brother do. The reason I say that is because the Jews don't even believe that the Savior has come, yet the Muslims believe that Christ came and prophesied the end times. We must be aware of the news media(Fox& affiliates) coming between us a spreading lies that is keeping us at each other throat by saying that we must be scared of the Muslim Brotherhood the big boogie man but all you have to do is just a little research to find out the truth. We have to keep our eyes on the prize and that is all of this money that Mubarak and his cohorts has stolen from his people and the taxpayers of this country, we must demand that he gives it back so that the people that he's oppressed over all these years can start living their lives with the dignity that they deserve, and with jobs that can support them and their families. The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth, and the Strong the Heavens Suane

Douglas Duckworth
Douglas Duckworth

Smith was and is not an idealist. He's a pragmatist with as much or more a sense of vanity than any other official. This was clear when he voted to support McKee's 100 million dollar tax credit to bulldoze the section of The City which so compelled him to seek public office. Rather than get out of the spotlight like a certain STL City comptroller did, he's galavating across the US to parlay this into a job. Could we expect more from someone who lies to the FBI and blames his mistakes on a dead person?

Terry
Terry

He is a beautiful, and HUGE, piece of meat. He is one handsome, hung guy.

Mike N.
Mike N.

Jeff Smith... wasn't he the 'Frugal Gourmet' on PBS?

Mr. Innocent
Mr. Innocent

Oh god. Not more of this piece of garbage.

He likes to justify, and many like to eat it up, how what he did didn't really hurt anyone. This dipshit created a monster that turned on his constituents and wreaked havok in the community he represented.

Smith likes to portray it as if all he did was send out a flyer, and fibbed about it. But the reality on the streets was there was huge fallout. M.O. only did what he did because he either could or he believed he could leverage his connections to Smith and other politicians - all he had to do is turn them into the FBI if they didn't help him.

Jeff Smith: What you did was SHITTY to say the least. Admit it.

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