OT: Craig James is broke
One cannot forget
Your avatar is exactly how i felt when I saw this post.
but won't he take the hookers' money before he kills them?
He just did it for the enjoyment while he was at SMU. He was getting paid for football so he never figured he'd need that money one day.
Come one now, it's only alleged that CRAIG JAMES KILLED 5 HOOKERS WHILE AT SMU. Let's not pretend it's a fact that CRAIG JAMES KILLED 5 HOOKERS WHILE AT SMU.
To bring it up. Lol. We will never forget.
No, you take the money from them after you kill them. Haven't you ever played GTA?
This is fabulous. He does seem to have the right people writing his stuff, but this is sweet irony considering Craig James Killed 5 Hookers While At SMU. I hate that motherfucker. Fucking hate him.
He has upset you. I have no odes who he is and don't care to learn, but if you say so. F U hooker killer!
He deserves to have his ballsack melted onto the side of a highway or any other road with a lot of traffic, then have it solidified, forming one with the pavement, so that it occasionally gets run over by truckers late at night. Maybe we could even have hookers purposely drive over it, just so that they finally get what's theirs.
I have a whole stack of go fuck yourself I would like to give Craig James. He kills 5 hookers and then runs for Senate in Texas. Hookers make up half of the voting population in Texas, used to be be 51% before he killed those hookers.
Craig James killed 5 hookers while at SMU! Allegedly.
Craig James killed five hookers while at SMU.
If he loses his house there's a shed at Texas Tech that he can move into.
Craig James should either start pushing sales of this again...
...or he'll have to write the tell-all book about a certain incident at SMU that allegedly found a pimp short five hookers one morning and left a community in mourning. Book sales for this work would retire the campaign debt in seconds.
I thought this was in poor taste.
Sorry to burst everyone's bubble, but James is asking to retire his campaign debt, which is pretty standard for failed political campaigns. Most primary campaigns run into the red when donations dry up and the primary winners often help contribute to help the loser out by assuming the debt or making direct contributions.
This is also your reminder to focus not on politics, but on hating Craig James.
This is definitely an "I have campaign debt that I wouldn't like to pay with my own money" email, NOT an "I have no money" email
ROSS PEROT 2012
I would dearly love to believe that he WAS broke.
Focus on hating Craig James you say?
You can see how this would get costly.
but OMG that's flippin' awesome.
Above all else, #RemembertheFive
I suppose you're going to tell us the widely-accepted allegation that Craig James killed five hookers while at SMU is also untrue?
not going into politics, but given his comments in the Deadspin aticle, he won't be an announcer for long, and why would anybody give any money to a guy with single digit votes in a house election? What's to gain by random rich guy to give money to the 5th place loser?
U.S. Senate, not House. And actually, the thought among some was that James' original backup plan was that this may be just a matter of getting his name recognition elevated for a future run for a House seat. But I'd certainly agree that this campaign was a bad joke and cannot possibly help him in the future.
is there still hope for Kwame Kilpatrick making a political comeback? After all, he allegedly only killed 1 hooker, while CJAK5H, meaning there should be a lot less baggage to deal with for Hizzoner. Yet for some reason, Kwame gets nothing but bad press, while Craig James is on his way to becoming some sort of a folk hero to many. I just don't get it!
Per his plea agreement, Kilpatrick agreed not to seek public office. I was never quite sure if that was a problem for Kilpatrick, or a commentary on the electorate that might vote for him.
Definitely the electorate, can charm a viper. He is the epitome of snake oil salesman.
Never underestimate the ability of a politician to pander their way back into office.
Marion Barry was caught on video smoking crack, and yet he's now on DC's City Council.
Or Buddy Cianci, who has been mayor of Providence three separate (nonconsecutive) times, yet has never been voted out of office.
Remember the five!
Where are the horcruxes.
They're dead. Craig James killed them. All five of them. I thought we established that.
Oh....you mean horcruxes. Sorry, I misread. Carry on...
I'd even be up for five hooker jokes. Allegedly.
But Deadspin really blew a gasket on this one.
Federal election law is the real issue here. There is no reason -- none -- for Deadspin to have presumed that Craig James is broke. The Hillary Clinton campaign was one of hundreds of recent federal campaigns that wound up in the red, and she had to do this sort of fundraising, even as the Clintons were millionaires. There is a whole series of special FEC regulations that make it particularly easy and attractive for former candidates to retire campaign debt with these kinds of fundraising appeals rather than use their own personal after-tax dollars to retire that debt.
I am usually one of the legal voices attmepting to calm people down when they suggest libel suits in public disputes where allegations are questioned as being false and defamatory. But I actually think that Deadspin was out of line here and skirting the limits of some inexcusably false reporting.
I carry no brief for Craig James; my membership in the Mike Leach fan club prohibits it. But I also haven't forgotten that MGoBlog was once on the wrong end of some of Deadspin's bogus bloviating:
Absolutely no predictions, but I would laugh my ass off at the notion of a successful lawsuit by Craig James v. Deadspin.
"Absolutely no predictions," that you didn't get? I am guessing the answer is "prolly yes."
Truth is an absolute defense to a defamation claim... so if Craig James actually DID KILL FIVE HOOKERS AT SMU, he wouldn't have had a claim.
[Bonus: Bill Clinton net worth = $80 million (est.).]
"But I actually think that Deadspin was out of line here and skirting the limits of some inexcusably false reporting."
Um....I thought that was what Deadspin was known for: Inexcusably false reporting. Why are you slandering their brand by assuming they are a responsible news outlet?
Declare bankruptcy like any other private citizen would do.
The Deadspin story, as re-broadcast here, left "Blue Dragon" concluding that Craig James is personally bankrupt. While the letter from the James for Senate campaign to contributors like Ramzy carries no such implication. Craig James could be worth $25 million; and I suspect he is. And yet this is a perfectly legit way to retire federal campaign debt, irrespective of his personal wealth.
The Deadspin guys were too stupid, or too lazy, or too malevolent to figure it out. Now, Blue Dragon, you know better.
Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.
I think that's the Freep's motto.
There are stronger measures available than that. Plus I learned something new about the law today. Thanks Section 1!
is kind of like the witness protection program, right?
Maybe Mike Leach has room for an entry-level assistant coach. There are all sorts of great jobs he could do, like cleaning storage sheds, managing helicopter parents, or keeping women of ill repute away from players.
Did they just add the part of the sentence in bold?
It's not out of the ordinary for former political candidates to try and raise money after a failed campaign, but a staunch conservative asking for a bailout from his donors seems a bit hypocritical, no?
no, was always there
I get Deadspin updates in my email, and I sometimes read them quickly without thinking they will be subjects of discussion. I'm also a sucker for Craig James and political stories. There was no way I was going to post a thread on this (I saw 11W did one, too).
But I got in on it later, only after I saw people freaking out about Craig James really going bankrupt (which I doubt very much).
I honestly didn't recall seeing that line in my first glance at the story.
As just about every campaign has debt, and after the candidate drops out, he/she will generally fundraise to try to retire it.
I wonder what he will do next, I highly doubt he will be welcome back at ESPN.