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Haley Barbour: ‘I’m lobbyist, a politician and a lawyer’

By David Edwards
Sunday, February 13, 2011 15:46 EDT
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At least one Republican presidential contender isn’t running from his past.

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour was proud of his past as a “lobbyist, a politician and a lawyer” when he was asked about it Sunday.

“You said last year, you’re the governor of a poor state, you have a distinct drawl, and you have been — were a big time Washington lobbyist for a decade, Fox News’ Chris Wallace noted. “You said, some people would consider those handicaps for running for president, you don’t. Why not?”

“I’m a lobbyist,” Barbour admitted. “The guy who gets elected or the lady who gets elected will immediately be lobbying. They’ll be advocating to the Congress, they’ll be lobbying our allies and our adversaries overseas, they’ll be asking the business community, the labor unions. You just — that’s just what presidents do for a living.”

“You were one of Washington’s biggest most successful lobbyists for more than a decade,” Wallace pressed.

“Let me just make this very plain. I’m a lobbyist, a politician and a lawyer,” Barbour replied. “That’s the trifecta and I’m willing to have my record in front of everybody.”

If Barbour does decide to try for the Republican presidential nomination, he may have an uphill battle. Only 3 percent gave the Mississippi governor their vote in the this weekend’s Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll.

This video is from Fox’s Fox News Sunday, broadcast Feb. 13, 2011.


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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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  • samhoustonTX

    “… and a racist jerk.”

  • Anonymous

    Pompous ass.

  • ProgressiveInNewYork

    Turd Blossom II

    how can you tell when a rethug is lying?
    he’s alive

  • http://joewatchestv.blogspot.com/ @JoeWatchesTV

    One percent. 1. Uno. CPAC. No one wants Haley Barbour to be President.

  • http://www.BaltimoreGreenCurrency.org Shrapnel

    “are you at all disappointed with this result?”

    “No. What I always say is Climb every mountain, forge every stream, follow every byway, ’till you find your dream….(etc)”

  • Anonymous

    He’s a modest megalomaniac, isn’t he?

  • Guest

    He forgot “white supremacist” and “racist.” And “liar.”

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like he just gave the top three reasons why he’s an ass.

  • Anonymous

    ” . . . and a right-wing moron, and a Christian (and, yes, Ah’ve been SAVED … unlike you godless heathen libruls)”

  • LeftCoastLeftie

    Ah say, ah’m a mealy-mouthed cracker and a fat fuck and some a mah best friends are darkies. What? what did ah say? Ain’t that whut we call those people nowadays? Ah’d be perfect in the Big House. Oops, ah mean the White House. because ah’m white.

  • Anonymous

    It’s a trifecta ! His bona fides scream “run for the hills, if ya know whats good for ya…”

  • Guest

    A lobbyist, a politician and a lawyer: three very good reasons not to vote for this snake. And three reasons he will be a formidable candidate. If you’ve ever seen this guy interviewed, you’ll walk away very impressed at his verbal facility and his seeming reasonableness. (You may also have a bottle of snake oil in your pocket if you are inclined to buy his claptrap.)

  • Anonymous

    And he brags about it too! He’s riddled with more “handicaps” in his bid for the presidency that we’re aware of, and probably loads more that we don’t even know about – yet. His “trifecta” is more of a “de-fecta.”

    He’d better serve the nation by going back to Yazoo City and settling down into a swamp, or something.

  • Guest

    ‘I’m lobbyist, a politician and a lawyer’

    Three strikes and you’re out, Tubby!

  • Anonymous

    The chances are that Ol’ Haley-Bob ain’t gonna be ‘lected president:

    (1) he will likely decline to respect the AMERICAN flag, since he obviously prefers the traitorous Stars-and-Bars, the flag of the Treasonous Confederate Christian Slaveholding Republic, and

    (2) even today, most Americans will decline to vote for a presidential candidate who sounds like Foghorn Leghorn

  • Guest

    Only problem, billfromny, are the programmed yay-hoos who will vote for him.

  • I. M. Agoste

    In other words he’ll get paid regardless.

  • Winski

    Just so none of us overlook the FACTS you seemed to have left out….You’re also a racist, a Klan member, a bigot, a liar, and pandering jerk.

    Just mentioning the obvious…

  • Anonymous

    “Haley Barbour: ‘I’m lobbyist, a politician and a lawyer’ ”

    Ya left out rotund ASSHOLE!

  • Guest

    I’m from Mississippi and in a runoff between Hailey Barbour and a brick, I would definitely go for the brick.

  • Anonymous

    Now if he’d just ‘fess up to being a real estate developer we’d have the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in one repulsive package!

  • Anonymous

    And, by the looks of him, he’s done them all. look at that sculpted chin and rock hard physique. look
    close, it’s gotta be in that sack of shit he calls a body somewhere.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PS3ZJ2DB5BBCUXTGVCIECDZT64 One Species

    Haley Barbour: ‘I’m a lobbyist, a politician and a lawyer’

    Translation to Real-Speak: ‘I’m a briber, a shill, and a paid liar.

  • Anonymous

    Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour is a caricature of the worst kind…he is a symptom of a symptom of a symptom…which would make him a disease.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZDBCUTOR7XW24NTIF7XEHLJ34Q Oz

    Maybe it’s a good sign that he forgot about the Commander in Chief thingy.

    But he does too good an impression of Boss Hogg to take serious. Sorry JD.

  • http://www.rawstory.com/ hounddogg

    so that makes him a 1st class GOP candidate!…all he needs is his own fox “news” program…

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/3ETFGMQ3B7VD4AAMILBBEVMCWE JasonA

    Good dog.

  • http://www.rawstory.com/ hounddogg

    WOOF!…(tail wagging)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PS3ZJ2DB5BBCUXTGVCIECDZT64 One Species

    . . and an extry-wide bathroom stall. . and yup!

  • Anonymous

    …and historical revisionist.

  • Guest

    He’s college drop-out and draft-dodger to boot!
    Quit Ole Miss in the spring of ’68 to work on Tricky-Dicks presidential campaign! He got around to informing the Selective Service five day’s after the Nov 5,1968 election. Then he preceded to flunk not one but two pre-induction physicals, wonder what was ailing Haley at the time? Haley never graduated from any college,yet he somehow got accepted the “The School of Law” at Ole Miss!
    His parents must of hated him, who names a baby-boy Haley?

  • Guest

    He’s college drop-out and draft-dodger to boot!
    Quit Ole Miss in the spring of ’68 to work on Tricky-Dicks presidential campaign! He got around to informing the Selective Service five day’s after the Nov 5,1968 election. Then he preceded to flunk not one but two pre-induction physicals, wonder what was ailing Haley at the time? Haley never graduated from any college,yet he somehow got accepted the “The School of Law” at Ole Miss!
    His parents must of hated him, who names a baby-boy Haley?

  • Anonymous

    Wait. Republicans despise lobbyists, politicians and lawyers. We know this. The epitome of big government.

    This man just might win. Go figure Republican logic. If you can explain, you can figure out the ToE.

  • Anonymous

    ANY southern republican politician are nothing more than ignorant,racist,asswipes.I would like to see every goddamn southern state and throw in Arizona secede.Then perhaps the rest of the normal thinking people in America would get some peace and quiet.

  • WitsEnd66

    In other words, I have discovered how to be a crook in every possible way. I’m really good at spending everyone’s money but mine.

  • Anonymous

    Barbour is the best new joke. What do you get when you cross a lobyist, a poitician, and a lawyer?

  • Anonymous

    “Let me just make this very plain. I’m a lobbyist, a politician and a lawyer,”

    Well, the facts are: lobbyist, politician and liar.

    This racist fool and social cur is prime fodder for our next lesson in American Democracy.

    He will soon go away to join the loyal dead of his 1859- 1865 failed racist Confederacy coup which he and so many other Rethuglicans today long to revive.

    So long, bye, good riddens and if there is reincarnation, may you return to earth as fully what you were in this life, a rat.

  • http://twitter.com/btmfdrsheaven rebecca meritt

    These repuggs went from handgun rhetoric to gambling rhetoric”,trifecta’,to winning the”triple crown”. He can add gambler to that multitasking list. I can tell him right now his odds of coming in last are pretty damn good.

  • RottenJohnny

    . . . and a racist.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Lobbyist, politician and lawyer. Holy shit! The only one he missed was child molester.

  • mjcc1987

    What a fuck stick

    I hope he runs……….. dear god I hope he runs……….

  • Arlo J. Thudpucker

    “Lobbyist” is a euphemism for whore.

    If Mr. Barbour had any principles at all, he would have sold them decades ago.

  • Anonymous

    In other words: “I’m a tory and unfortunately give lawyer a bad name.”

  • Anonymous

    Let’s see….loser of the week

    Barbour….Bachmann………….Barbour …..Bach

    Nope, can’t make up my mind.

  • Anonymous

    Haley Barbour: ‘I’m lobbyist, a politician and a lawyer’

    So these are good things? Heck might as well add kitten killer, serial drunk, and…..
    W.o.w. our standards are pretty low these days. I did note that the “money” came first with the “law” last. Quite reveling and probably unintended.

  • Anonymous

    “I’m a lobbyist,” Barbour admitted. “The guy who gets elected or the lady who gets elected will immediately be lobbying. They’ll be advocating to the Congress, they’ll be lobbying our allies and our adversaries overseas, they’ll be asking the business community, the labor unions. You just — that’s just what presidents do for a living.”

    What about us peons Hally who lobbies for us ?

  • Anonymous

    Gee… only thing left is pedophile. I do admire his honesty.

  • Anonymous

    And a lying pig.

  • Obi-jonKenobi

    . . . and a slobbering hick from Mississippi.

  • Anonymous

    Ah – a whore on three levels!

  • Anonymous

    HALEY WILL NEVER SEE THE WHITE HOUSE…EVER!

  • Anonymous

    And in that order too.

  • Anonymous

    Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour was proud of his past as a “lobbyist, a politician and a lawyer” when he was asked about it Sunday.

    They left out his most outstanding role – Boss Hogg impersonator.

  • Anonymous

    A porcine, aging white man who understands Mississippi and nothing else.

  • Anonymous

    In Haley, you have everything despicable about D.C. wrapped up in a double-chinned sack of Mississippi crap.

    In Obama, you have a worthless clone trying desperately to emulate Haley.

  • http://www.facebook.com/derek.spisak Derek Spisak

    All I know, as a Mississipp­ian, Haley highjacked $500 Million in grant money meant for rebuilding housing damaged and destroyed by Hurricane Katrina and diverted it to a port that IMPORTS bananas.

    To date, they spent $27 Million in “studies” and nothing has been spent to help the victims of Katrina.

    After a lawsuit, the state has agreed to re-allocat­ing $132 Million to the housing needs of the victims and has yet to be doled out.

    Ironically­, Senator Wicker (a Republican­) stood in front of Hancock Bank on Friday to spout that the GOzone funds have been spent wisely and are important.­.. to renovating 3 damaged BANKS!

    I would think that big government would be intruding and that the Republican Senator and Republican Governor would find this an issue with government interferen­ce. Why isn’t the bank insured? Or are they fully insured and are just “milking the teats?” (per Alan Simpson).

    These guys deserve to be ignored… lying bunch of lying liars.

    At least all the funds should be re-directe­d to helping the innocent victims of the storm and the government­’s response which has only lined the pockets of those least in need.

    One might also ask whose friends got to spend the BP “marketing” money as well that was held closely by the governor lest it be “frittered away” by the Gulf Coast tourism agencies.

  • http://www.facebook.com/derek.spisak Derek Spisak

    Pay your fees get your b’s…

  • Anonymous

    As long as it’s on “Animal Planet” where he has a chance to get his ass chewed by another hyena.

  • Anonymous

    This guy has massive connections, knows all the “right” people. Alas, or fortunately, he is probably unelectable. He just reeks too much of the Bush years and that stink ain’t going away anytime soon.

  • Anonymous

    In the vernacular of the internet “OMFG!” I was going to say I can’t believe he said that, but in retrospect I guess I can. At sometime in the near future when you look up “douchebag” in the dictionary you’ll probably see Haley Barbour’s picture.

    I’d rather be a little more objective in my comments, but it’s hard to be objective against pure demagogic bullshit.

  • Anonymous

    “Lobbyist, politician and a lawyer” …….. AKA “whore, thief and liar”

    did you know that Mississippi defaulted on bonds in the 1800s and still refuses to pay their debt to this day! So, maybe the governor of a deadbeat state can help the US government default on our debt?

  • Anonymous

    A “lobbyist, a politician and a lawyer”: aka scumbag, about as large as they get.

  • Anonymous

    In other words a bottom feeder.

  • Anonymous

    this is why we need to get rid of lobbyist… take away the lobbyists and the hill people would listen to the people
    better then they do now

  • Anonymous

    And a bigot who would still deny the minorities and woman their votes, only wealthy white land owners need apply.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Real estate developer. Ha ha! I said “child molester” – The boy has all the qualities under one roof, doesn’t he?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dorothy-Banks/100001470098554 Dorothy Banks

    And a liar who is trying to rewrite a racist history in the south.

  • Anonymous

    I’m a lobbyist, a politician and a lawyer.” I’m once, twice, three times a liar.

  • Anonymous

    the war of southern human bondage……………is still going on there………..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OPVQJIZRU3ENNGDUF2LZGIXCSI Che_G.

    Add ‘Boozer’ ‘ to the list . That swollen red nose and ‘Bourbon’ gets the skin ruptures seen. Republican Boozer. Now that explains things…

Haley Barbour: ‘I’m lobbyist, a politician and a lawyer’

By David Edwards
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At least one Republican presidential contender isn’t running from his past.

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour was proud of his past as a “lobbyist, a politician and a lawyer” when he was asked about it Sunday.

This video is from Fox’s Fox News Sunday, broadcast Feb. 13, 2011.


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David Edwards
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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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