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Old 09-15-2004, 05:00 AM   #1
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John Kerry Hires Woman Fired For Having A Kerry Sticker

I'd like to know how they got away w/ firing her

Kerry hires Ala. woman fired for sticker
September 15, 2004

DETROIT -- Democrat John Kerry has a new campaign worker helping him drum up support in Alabama after hiring a woman who was fired for displaying the presidential candidate's bumper sticker on her car.

Kerry called Lynne Gobbell on Tuesday after reading a newspaper story describing how she had been fired last Thursday from her job packing cellulose insulation at a Moulton, Ala., plant.

Gobbell said her former employer had told her she could either work for him or Kerry. She said Kerry told her, "Let him know that as of today, you're working for John Kerry."

"He was proud of me for standing up for what I believe in," the newly employed, 41-year-old said of her quick phone call with the candidate.

Gobbell said Kerry didn't offer too many details about her new position. She will be helping the campaign and may be traveling a little as it gets closer to the election.
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Maybe he can give everyone at his next rally a new car....
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Or maybe a kiss from Edwards
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Excellent.

And what an a**hole for a boss.

I'd say she has a lawsuit available, though it may be hard to prove, especially if Alabama is a right to work state.
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Now if she was fired for her political beliefs then that company must be punished, it is so to say un-American to persecute somebody for their beliefs. If there is however more to the story than a simple "Woman Fired For Having Bumper Sticker" then that must also come out.
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Still...last time I checked this was America and we can put presidential campaign bumper stickers on our cars if we damn well please.
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Damn, what an idiot. My state, too! That's disgusting. I work with Bush supporters at the library with no problem. Some people just have issues, I guess, and can't handle diversity. I think people like this are real scum.
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This woman's employer also put a note in their paychecks detailing how Bush's tax cuts allowed them to keep their jobs. You can read more about this at www.dailykos.com if you like.

The more I hear of Kerry, the more I like him. I think he is a truly decent man, and it will be America's loss if he is not elected in November.
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Maybe he can give everyone at his next rally a new car....
Come on NBC--I know you're not a Kerry fan, but it was a classy thing to do.

Can't we acknowledge that even when it's the "other guy?" I've gone on record as giving Bush props for trying to get Iraq debt cancellation, for example.

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There is obviously more to this story. If it was as simple as her getting fired for having a Kerry sticker there would be a dozen trial lawyers breaking down her door. It would be a very winnable lawsuit.
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There is obviously more to this story. If it was as simple as her getting fired for having a Kerry sticker there would be a dozen trial lawyers breaking down her door. It would be a very winnable lawsuit.
No, the law is on his side, unfortunately.
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There is obviously more to this story. If it was as simple as her getting fired for having a Kerry sticker there would be a dozen trial lawyers breaking down her door. It would be a very winnable lawsuit.
Don't let facts get in the way of a good, heart-warming story....
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Excellent.

And what an a**hole for a boss.

I'd say she has a lawsuit available, though it may be hard to prove, especially if Alabama is a right to work state.

Yes Alabama is a "right to work" state. There may be more to the story, but there doesn't have to be.

but don't let facts get in the way of any Kerry bashing...
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but don't let facts get in the way of the Kerry bashing...
Ahhh, you beat me to it.
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You can even make up facts to bash Bush
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