Staples vs. Sullivan

Staples vs. Sullivan

There are 15 comments on the York County Coast Star story from Nov 2, 2006, titled Staples vs. Sullivan. In it, York County Coast Star reports that:

The race for the Maine State Senate seat in District 4 pits political newcomer Republican Amanda Staples against the oft-elected Democrat Nancy Sullivan.

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The Political Paine

Dover, NH

#1 Nov 3, 2006
This article that you, Naran, posted is so wrong. It said that Ms. Staples is on Sabatical from New Life Christian Church's school. No she was asked to leave because of her situtation with her marriage at the time. In a earlier publication it said that she was a teacher at the Norte Dame school in Saco, Maine, which is a catholic school. I suspect there is some falicy going on here. And if you Naran, don't look into this, you too will be among the hyprocrites as you have already said you don't like liars.

Second, she has had more help than most single mothers from her parents in raising her son. I would go as far as saying the her parents have done more of the raising than her.

Thirdly, you, Naran, say how hard she has worked raising her son, on the campaign, and on her studies. What you fail to point out is how she didn't make her marriage a priority instead of running for an office. May I add that this should be paramount in people's decision to even consider her for office. Remember now, she WAS a teacher at New Life, where standards for leaders in the church should be met and exceeded. She did not meet nor did she exceed them.

This article on Ms. Staples is completely false. Just as Ms. Staples' run for office. She should be investigated by the MECA and punished under the law. May I also add, that New Life is part of Ted Haggard's church under that heading of life giving churches. And the head pastor at New Life in Biddeford is close with Ted Haggard. It's any wonder that churches like this that keep people in leadership after not meeting the standard that we have scandals like this.

Say what you want Naran, but you are fooled right along with anyone else who is falling for Ms. Staples garbage. We need leaders who live up to a standard, and Ms. Staples fell a long time ago in living up to any standard. She may put on a good show, but she lacks incredibly when it comes to standards. I do believe that Nancy Sullivan lives to standards, regardless what you, Naran have to say. And quite frankly, Naran, you blow more hot air than the Good Year Blimp and the Hood Blimp combined. Go ahead and vote for Ms. Staples and you my friend will be the queen of hyprocrites next to the princess herself.

People like Ted Haggard and Amanda Staples has made a mess out of Christianity. If Ms. Staples was any type of Christian she would have worked on her marriage. It would have been her priority. But no, she had to impress Daddy Warbucks (Pot smoking j fred himself), and run for an office that she has no experience in. And by the way, when she and I were still together, she said that it was a job, and she seriously thought that she would be getting two paychecks. But I am sure know that she really knows what the deal is, well, I am sure she'll still be living at mom and dads where they will be taking care of the youngster when she is off. For her child's sake, I hope she doesn't get elected. And may I add, it is her child whom I miss the most. I really enjoyed his company.

So Naran, before you shoot your blow-hole off, find out the facts, for real. Dig woman. Because you don't know what you are talking about. And aske yourself the question, why would I lie about this. What do I have to gain by lieing? Hmmm. I have already lost my family. What more can I loose. Abviously I am telling the truth. So if you want let's meet face to face so you can see the truth in my eye.

You'd better re-think your vote and so should everyone else. Amanda Staples is not who she says she is. She is a woman of incredible deception, just like her father!!!!!!!!!!
someoneinthe know

West Palm Beach, FL

#2 Apr 10, 2007
I have to say this I am not sure if anyone will ever read this. I for one know Amanda Staples and this is not a woman I would elect. I have read the comments below and Let me just tell you, you do not know the half of these stories. I can tell you one thing this so called church that she belonged to was a cult! They tormented Amandas son making his scared of his grandparents (fathers side) they told him things that if they did not accept the Lord they will not be saved. Work on her marriage which one? The one to the gay guy or to the one who forced his views on her son and screamed about God to him if he didn't pick up his socks. Amanda chose to be a single mom no one forced her to be. Her sons father is a wonderful father that got pushed around by Amanda and her mother. As for Amanda's father he is a good man who would put his daughter in her place when she needed to be put there. She has no time for her son, she is now divorced twice and in another relationship, at this point I think her son should be living with his father. I can bet you if you ask her son where he wants to live and I bet he will say with his father. Her son is a great little boy because his father and fathers grandparents are a part of his life.
TheWorldIsEnding Soon

Lewiston, ME

#3 Apr 11, 2007
Who the hell cares?
Someone level headed

Plymouth, NH

#4 Jun 14, 2007
Apparently someone in the know only knows one side...seems a little jaded. Move on.
And the political paine is just plain crazy. He should really move on...
someoneinthe know wrote:
I have to say this I am not sure if anyone will ever read this. I for one know Amanda Staples and this is not a woman I would elect. I have read the comments below and Let me just tell you, you do not know the half of these stories. I can tell you one thing this so called church that she belonged to was a cult! They tormented Amandas son making his scared of his grandparents (fathers side) they told him things that if they did not accept the Lord they will not be saved. Work on her marriage which one? The one to the gay guy or to the one who forced his views on her son and screamed about God to him if he didn't pick up his socks. Amanda chose to be a single mom no one forced her to be. Her sons father is a wonderful father that got pushed around by Amanda and her mother. As for Amanda's father he is a good man who would put his daughter in her place when she needed to be put there. She has no time for her son, she is now divorced twice and in another relationship, at this point I think her son should be living with his father. I can bet you if you ask her son where he wants to live and I bet he will say with his father. Her son is a great little boy because his father and fathers grandparents are a part of his life.
Scratch

Levant, ME

#5 Jun 16, 2007
This thread is better than jock itch or your mother's veneral disease.
someoneintheknow

West Palm Beach, FL

#6 Jul 23, 2007
Someone level headed wrote:
Apparently someone in the know only knows one side...seems a little jaded. Move on.
And the political paine is just plain crazy. He should really move on...
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it's not being jaded its the truth and its unfortuneate some can't handle it. i have witnessed first hand the crap that Amanda Staples can do. How could anyone look up to this woman. Married 3 times in less than 5 years, now pregnant with her second child and could careless about the first. This is not a woman I would want as a role model for children or working for my govenment.
Chrisurfs

South Portland, ME

#7 Jul 24, 2007
Wow! This whole scene seems incredibly inappropriate for anyone considering a seat in the Maine State Senate. Has Amanda's opponent veted these accusations and if found to be true how could Ms. Staples possibly represent the Republican party of Maine, indeed the people of Maine, in a leadership role. Maine needs strong , stable leaders with vision to get us through incredibly complicated tax, education consolidation, and land use issues not to mention relieving us of our rank as 48th of 50 states in friendliness to do business(DISMAL and INEXCUSABLE). We must elect individuals from any party that have their acts together mentally and personally if we as a state have any chance of improving the future for all Maine's children and citizens. This situation seems more appropriate for Jerry Springer than the State house of Maine.
Ho Master

Old Town, ME

#8 Jul 29, 2007
Wow, I guess she some kinda ho.
Political Animal

Canada

#9 Aug 1, 2007
I'm surprised that anyone is willing to let their name stand for public office anymore. I know that America has grown deeply cynical about it's leaders (or potential leaders, for that matter), but there will come a day that the voters will have to accept that those who run for office are every bit as human as they are, flaws, weaknesses, warts and all.

We've all made bad decisions in our lives, and I would doubt that anyone writing in this string would want their past and present dissected, examined and critiqued for all to see. However, when you're not the the one trying to get elected, it is oh-so-easy to throw muck.

Amanda Staples is neither incompetent nor immoral. She's very bright and has a great deal of potential, which I hope she someday reaches. I won't criticize the personal decisions she's made because I sure made some suspect judgement calls before I was 30. It's all part of life's growing process.

When I was 20, I thought I had wisdom. When I was 30, I realized that I still had much to learn. At 40, I knew I'd never know it all. Now, I have no intentions of running for public office, but if I ever did, I would want voters to judge me on who I am today, not who I was before.

Will Amanda ever be elected? I don't know. I wouldn't blame her if she never ran again, though. If her personal life means more than her political views, it's just not worth it.
disgusted

West Palm Beach, FL

#10 Aug 22, 2007
Amanda Staples is neither incompetent nor immoral. She's very bright and has a great deal of potential, which I hope she someday reaches. I won't criticize the personal decisions she's made because I sure made some suspect judgement calls before I was 30. It's all part of life's growing process."

excuse me but if you actually new her you would know what she is!

You called being moral wanting someone to get her pregnant at 18 so she didn't have to go to college, being married 3 times in 5 years and mentally abusing her son? First husband was gay and almost molested her son, 2nd husband threw them into a cult and scared the crap out of Amy's son. Getting married and having another baby and not caring what her son wants. It is said when you see a 11 year old begging not to be around his mother and her men. This is not a woman anyone should look up to, as a matter of fact her son should be handed over to his father and their family. He has never been caused any undo stress like she and her family has caused him. No child should have to be afraid of grandparents because they don't go to church. She is a vile woman and if you actually knew her you would know. So unless you are close to the situation stop talking nonsense about Amanda being moral!
East Coaster

Halifax, Canada

#11 Aug 27, 2007
Wow, what bile. What vitriol.(look it up)

Small elections in the U.S. are so much more interesting than big ones. Add the safety and anomymity of the internet and a small group of voters can hurl accusations that they'd be mortified to say in a public meeting, lest their neighbours look down their noses at them in church.

However, some unsolicited (and, after reading some of the posts above, likely unwanted) advice...

Regardless of your feelings for the candidate, whether over her politics or personal choices, you people need to leave her son out of it. I'm assuming that some of you are family of his father, and you should frankly be ashamed for dragging him into this discussion.

You think the kid isn't smart enough to Google his mom, the candidate?

Your insensitivity to his feelings leaves me breathless. There is nothing to be gained in this mud-slinging. Even if you're 100% right, you're no better that the person you're criticizing.

Stick to the issues. A smart kid doesn't need help to make up his own mind, and virtually calling his mother a whore just shows that your help is something he should avoid.
Ho Master

West Enfield, ME

#12 Aug 28, 2007
Y'all be hos.
disgusted

West Palm Beach, FL

#13 Sep 1, 2007
"Regardless of your feelings for the candidate, whether over her politics or personal choices, you people need to leave her son out of it. I'm assuming that some of you are family of his father, and you should frankly be ashamed for dragging him into this discussion."

Don't you dare talk to me what is good and what is right for her son. I know that little boy and would do anything for him. I also know that she does not deserve him or to have him living with her. As for her son looking his mothers name up on the internet he knows what people think of her and I can assure you he feels the same most times. It is sad that people would defend this scum politically or personally. Since you don't know her personally nor do you know me you have no right to judge. I have personally witnessed the damage this woman has done. So if I feel the need to tell the truth about a woman who wants to run for office on the basis of being moral and a good mother then I will let the whole world know who the real Amanda Staples is.
Medicine Hat Tiger

Canada

#14 Sep 12, 2007
"However, some unsolicited (and, after reading some of the posts above, likely unwanted) advice..."

Apparently the advice was very much unwanted...

I guess it's more important for some people to be right than to do the right thing? And we wonder how Jerry Springer has a career...
Sad but true

Oneonta, NY

#15 Oct 1, 2007
Unfortunately, whether just or unjust, this cult has a history of maligning those who have dared speak against the system. Others who have "resigned" have been presented to the people as falling short and needing discipline. The leadership must shore itself up as the annointed and destroy the characters of those who dare oppose.

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