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  •  Gabbard's been on the Sunday talk shows (2+ / 0-)
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    Skaje, Gygaxian

    quite a few times. That's a lot for a Freshman House member.

    Your probably right on Gabbard. However I think it's pretty much all but certain Hanabusa is leaving her House seat.

    •  Quite frankly though the Sunday shows are (4+ / 0-)

      irrelevant. Just look at John McCain. He's a total backbencher legislatively (his only accomplishment ever was 10 years ago and has been gutted) yet he's been on the Sunday shows since forever. Not that many voters watch the Sunday shows to begin with and I'd wager it's much lower than read their preeminent local newspaper. If Gabbard is getting mentions in those all the time that'd be one thing, but the Sunday shows really are meaningless in terms of boosting her profile.

      •  Republican Presidential nominee John McCain? (1+ / 0-)
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      •  John McCain is not a legislative backbencher (1+ / 0-)
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        He's had many high profile legislative accomplishments and/or attempts at accomplishments. Campaign finance reform, immigration reform every single time that it has been attempted has deeply involved McCain, the line item veto, cigarette taxes, the bipartisan aviation and transportation security act, the 9/11 commission act, he supported cap and trade in a high profile push with Lieberman, and many others. He's a very prolific and high profile legislator by any meaning of that word.

        23 Burkean Post Modern Gay Democrat; NM-2 (Raised), TX-20 (B.A. & M.A. in Political Science), TX-17 (Home); 08/12 PVIs

        by wwmiv on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 02:03:07 AM PDT

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    •  Ah yes (0+ / 0-)

      The same shows who keep trying to convince us that karl Rove, Peggy Noonan, John McCain, Haley Barbour et al are political prophets.

      Their relevance has tanked both in and out of the beltway. The only thing they're good for is help in setting a weekly political agenda.

      23, Male, LA-02, TX-08 (originally), SSP: sschmi4

      by Stephen Schmitz on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 09:16:45 PM PDT

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