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Sam Donaldson and wife Jan Smith Donaldson separate after 29 years
WaPo ^ | 01/03/2013 | By The Reliable Source

Posted on 01/06/2013 3:06:57 PM PST by Daffynition

Another power couple on the rocks: Sam Donaldson and Jan Smith Donaldson.

The veteran ABC newsman, 78, and his journalist wife of 29 years quietly separated several months ago, her attorney confirmed to us Wednesday.

“They remain on good terms with each other and are hopeful they’ll be able to resolve their economic issues,” lawyer Sandy Ain said.

No reason given for the split, and the couple has not yet filed for divorce, said Ain: “It’s unclear where this is ultimately headed.”

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Karma?

**But their ranch — in Sam’s family for decades — has been the source of several headaches for the couple: an ongoing controversy for receiving federal crop subsidies; a brutal murder of the ranch foreman and two members of his family in 2004; and, last year, when several thousand acres were destroyed by the devastating wildfires in the state.**

Earlier: Sam Donaldson arrested for DUI, 12/19/12

Wildfires consume 21,000 acres on Sam Donaldson ’s New Mexico ranch, 7/5/11

1 posted on 01/06/2013 3:07:00 PM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

He kept saying they needed a new rug and she kept saying they just remodeled. Finance. It’ll do it every time.


2 posted on 01/06/2013 3:09:20 PM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire.)
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To: Daffynition

She got tired of looking at the awful rug on his head. A guy with his bucks ought to be able to afford top notch toupees, doncha tink?


3 posted on 01/06/2013 3:09:54 PM PST by john drake
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To: Daffynition

Did he find a twelve year old pleasure boy? Did he realize he loves boy Benji? In America 2013 the possibilities are endless.


4 posted on 01/06/2013 3:10:46 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Daffynition

did someone cut the mohair subsidy??


5 posted on 01/06/2013 3:11:04 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Daffynition

Didn’t he raise those Mohair/Angora goats? Mohair Sam;

Who is the hippie that’s
Happenin’ all over our town
Tearin up the chicks with
The message that he lays down

Who is the coolest guy
That is what am
Fast talkin’, slow walkin’
Good lookin’ Mohair Sam

Chicks are makin’ reservations
For his lovin’ so fine
Screamin’ and a faintin’
He’s got ‘em all waitin’ in line

Who is the coolest guy
That is what am
Fast talkin’, slow walkin’
Good lookin’ Mohair Sam

(PIANO RIFF)

Chicks are makin’ reservations
For his lovin’ so fine
Screamin’ and a faintin’
He’s got ‘em all waitin’ in line

Who is the coolest guy
That is what I am
Fast talking, slow walking
Good looking Mohair Sam

Fast talkin’, slow walkin’
Good lookin’ Mohair Sam
Fast talkin’, slow walkin’
Good lookin’ Mohair Sam
(FADE)


6 posted on 01/06/2013 3:15:04 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Daffynition

I’m getting old. I should make jokes about this, but it just makes me sad. I’ve been married 22 years and hate hearing these stories. I even got sad when the Gores broke up and I hate both of them.


7 posted on 01/06/2013 3:18:13 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

He’s 78. Do u think she wants to be around to be the one to wipe his ass? The day is soon(now?).


8 posted on 01/06/2013 3:19:04 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: Daffynition

Wouldn’t wish ill on anyone. Just want a retraction of “It’s not your country anymore, it’s our country....” comment and an apology for having said it in the first place. Nothing more.


9 posted on 01/06/2013 3:19:34 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: GeronL

No, it’s probably still good for at least a million a year.


10 posted on 01/06/2013 3:20:23 PM PST by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

You don’t have to wish ill, he is ill.


11 posted on 01/06/2013 3:24:07 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Daffynition

This might help explain Sam’s recent arrest for drunk driving. Most drinking problems are caused by women.


12 posted on 01/06/2013 3:24:36 PM PST by Tau Food (U)
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To: Daffynition

You would think after 29 years of being married... They could figure out how to live together..and not have “economic “ issues...


13 posted on 01/06/2013 3:26:47 PM PST by JZoback
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To: Daffynition

Liberal secret decoder ring translation: “No reason given for the split” = Sam’s an asshole


14 posted on 01/06/2013 3:27:06 PM PST by y6162
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To: Daffynition

She got tired of always finding the Aqua Net can empty.


15 posted on 01/06/2013 3:29:50 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: DIRTYSECRET

A 57 year old who doesn’t want to take care of a 78 year old drunk. She probably wants to get her pie of the pie now, before the estate fight with the 4 kids.


16 posted on 01/06/2013 3:29:55 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Tau Food

-—— Most drinking problems are caused by women.-——

Hah....I hope you have your asbestos suit on....

Not that I disagree with you....


17 posted on 01/06/2013 3:31:05 PM PST by JZoback
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To: Daffynition

Wasn’t he drunk driving 2 weeks ago in Florida? Got arrested, I think.


18 posted on 01/06/2013 3:32:20 PM PST by gaijin
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Who’s going to take care of Rush Limbaugh when he’s 78?


19 posted on 01/06/2013 3:35:47 PM PST by heye2monn (A)
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To: JZoback

Also, there is a positive correlation between alcoholism and menstrual issues.


20 posted on 01/06/2013 3:37:02 PM PST by Tau Food (U)
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To: CaptainK
A close family friend told me Sam's wife started to listen to Rush while Sam was tasting the Cabernet every afternoon.

Changing hearts and minds one commie at a time!

Hey Sam keep comin back! just not on TV.

21 posted on 01/06/2013 3:37:23 PM PST by Blacksheep (There are no coincidences......)
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To: CaptainK
A close family friend told me Sam's wife started to listen to Rush while Sam was tasting the Cabernet every afternoon.

Changing hearts and minds one commie at a time!

Hey Sam keep comin back! just not on TV.

22 posted on 01/06/2013 3:37:31 PM PST by Blacksheep (There are no coincidences......)
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To: Tau Food
Most drinking problems are caused by women.

You have no idea how many times I've tried to explain that to the arresting officer...

23 posted on 01/06/2013 3:37:53 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Daffynition
Sam is happy with the NEW America but his wife still wants OUR America?

-PJ

24 posted on 01/06/2013 3:41:16 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Tau Food
Most drinking problems are caused by women

While arguably true, ya better duck !


lol

25 posted on 01/06/2013 3:41:28 PM PST by tomkat (-/\/\/\-)
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To: heye2monn
Who’s going to take care of Rush Limbaugh when he’s 78?

You ain't been here long enough to remember when thread hijacking was considered a major no-no....

26 posted on 01/06/2013 3:41:47 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: heye2monn

“Who’s going to take care of Rush Limbaugh when he’s 78?”

His eighth wife?

;)


27 posted on 01/06/2013 3:42:25 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: llevrok

You”Stole My Thunder”!Good On You!!


28 posted on 01/06/2013 3:48:56 PM PST by bandleader
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To: Tau Food
Most drinking problems are caused by women.

My wife drove me to drink.....And for that I am forever thankful (Rodney Dandgerfield)

29 posted on 01/06/2013 3:49:57 PM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire.)
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To: Tau Food

>Most drinking problems are caused by women.<

.
Especially when your wife buys you Laphroaig and Drambuie.

Every time I intend to protest, I melt and relent.


30 posted on 01/06/2013 3:51:33 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: Daffynition

I want to care I just don’t.


31 posted on 01/06/2013 3:52:07 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Daffynition

So who’s going to get custody of the toupee?


32 posted on 01/06/2013 3:53:00 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
I want to care I just don’t.

L O L !

33 posted on 01/06/2013 3:55:34 PM PST by tomkat (-/\/\/\-)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

They must have married when Sam was 49 and she was 28.


34 posted on 01/06/2013 4:13:25 PM PST by kabar
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To: 353FMG
Every time I intend to protest, I melt and relent.

like...

35 posted on 01/06/2013 4:14:05 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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36 posted on 01/06/2013 4:16:47 PM PST by RedMDer (Those that believe in gun free zones should wear GUN FREE ZONE T-SHIRTS.)
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To: CaptainK
"She probably wants to get her pie of the pie now, before the estate fight with the 4 kids."

WINNER!

37 posted on 01/06/2013 4:17:57 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Real classy there.


38 posted on 01/06/2013 4:18:34 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: Bigg Red

LOOK DUDE! We r conservatives here! Would I lie to u?


39 posted on 01/06/2013 4:34:53 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: DIRTYSECRET

I am not a “dude”; I am a lady who does not appreciate coarse language.


40 posted on 01/06/2013 4:38:53 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: CaptainK

41 posted on 01/06/2013 4:42:04 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Daffynition

I hope she bleeds him dry.


42 posted on 01/06/2013 4:42:33 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
Amen. The tripe he spews, like his Kennedy-era toupe is tiring.


43 posted on 01/06/2013 4:48:10 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

Don’t feel sad. It was his third wife. I’m sure he had a pre-nup.


44 posted on 01/06/2013 4:50:20 PM PST by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

Amen.....


45 posted on 01/06/2013 5:17:10 PM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: Daffynition

It’s bad enough to have a comb over.

But when you can afford a decent rug, why would you get a toupee comb over??


46 posted on 01/06/2013 5:30:36 PM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire.)
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To: Daffynition; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
After 29 years the long lasting adhesive ceased long lasting and Jan discovered the horse hair wasn't really Sam's!


47 posted on 01/06/2013 5:38:25 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: kabar

Or he was 30 and she was 9.


48 posted on 01/06/2013 7:09:54 PM PST by JaguarXKE (Welcome to the new America.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

This is not hijacking. It is relevant. Rush is one of our great national treasures, a conservative icon deserving of his own Mount Rushmore. But he has a major character flaw just like many Sam Donaldson-type liberals who make a mockery of marriage. Rush rarely mentions social “sexual” issues — he rarely condemns homosexual marriages, abortion, our promiscuous sleep-around culture.

One reason is his multiple marriages. His checkered background would make him a laughingstock should he talk seriously about marital breakdown, the spread of divorce and selfish yuppies’ small families (he has no children) that is leading directly to our entitlement crisis and vanishing of our national strength.


49 posted on 01/07/2013 4:32:35 PM PST by heye2monn (A)
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To: heye2monn

You really don’t get it do you a$$hole? this thread is about SAM DONALDSON...........


50 posted on 01/07/2013 4:53:56 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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