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SLC College Republicans: 'We had to kill off Wellstone to get it.'

Feb. 5 meet-the-candidate night for the newly formed Salt Lake City College Republicans U. chapter - Mike Clement, representing congressional candidate Tim Bridgewater, spoke excitedly about Republican successes when College Republicans work hard, citing the victory of Norm Coleman in the 2002 U.S. Senate race in Minnesota.

As Clement bantered with the audience, one Republican gadfly noted that they defeated former Vice President Walter Mondale in that race, adding: "We had to kill off Wellstone to get it." He was referring to the death in a plane crash of Sen. Paul Wellstone and his family before the election.
Rally has odd sense of humor

Paul Rolly and JoAnn Jacobsen-Wells
Salt Lake Tribune Columnists

During a Feb. 5 meet-the-candidate night for the newly formed College Republicans U. chapter -- not to be confused with the older and more established College Republicans -- representatives for several candidates revved up the jovial crowd with such statements as "We need to put an end to the liberal Matheson era" and support "the Democrat killers."

As the audience giggled off and on, Mike Clement, representing congressional candidate Tim Bridgewater, spoke excitedly about Republican successes when College Republicans work hard, citing the victory of Norm Coleman in the 2002 U.S. Senate race in Minnesota.

As Clement bantered with the audience, one Republican gadfly noted that they defeated former Vice President Walter Mondale in that race, adding: "We had to kill off Wellstone to get it." He was referring to the death in a plane crash of Sen. Paul Wellstone and his family before the election.

An audio tape captures laughter. But both Clement and Danielle Fowles, acting chairwoman of the club, said they did not hear that comment and believe the laughter was just a continuation of the ongoing banter.

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damn right... 20.Feb.2004 15:58

this thing here

... wellstone had to die in order for them to win. that says more about how pathetic they are than it says anything about wellstone, liberals, dems, or the left. so congradulate yourselves republicans, you can't win an election unless your opponent dies, or you kill him or her...

murderers 26.Jun.2005 14:46

Vinnie

I suspected immediately that these fuckers were somehow responsible for Wellstone's death. Now they laugh about it. Dirty, rotten, motherfuckers.

Is this believable?.............. 26.Jun.2005 17:31

B James chantry@nakusp.net

......that they (Republicans) are so "jollied" by their tribal successes that they would rejoice in a human life lost? The writing is on the wall! Nature not only hates a physical vaccuum, she hates a moral one as well. The Republicans are "going down"!

I don't doubt for a minute they did it. 27.Jun.2005 00:12

Guppyvara (the aquatic revolutionary)

I don't doubt for a minute the Republicans kill Pall Welstone. Although his record on opposing the current administration is not so radical that they would want him dead, Republicans are definitely going extremely gung ho and could have very will arrange a little accident for a vocal opponent.

Was Wellstone 'bush-wacked'? 28.Jun.2005 00:17

I really wish I could release my name

Moments before the Wellstone crash, G.P.S. navigational signals over the midwest and cell phone service in the Evelith Minnesota area were disrupted / interrupted. I don't know if Wellstone's plane used G.P.S. (though it likely did), but many other planes were able to safely land at Evelith within the time frame that Wellstone's plane was to land.