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  •  Wonder what lobbying group/think tank Ayotte will (5+ / 0-)

    be working for (officially) by Jan., 2017.

    "They will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the American economy. The full faith and credit of the United States of America is not a bargaining chip."

    by TofG on Thu May 02, 2013 at 12:10:20 PM PDT

    •  I could give a rat's (9+ / 0-)

      ...as long as she's not in the Senate. She's dumber than a fence post... How in the Wide World of Sports did she get elected?

      "In the battle of existence, Talent is the punch; Tact is the clever footwork. Wilson Mizner -7.25/-5.64

      by mikejay611 on Thu May 02, 2013 at 12:34:18 PM PDT

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      •  She was designated Attorney General by an (7+ / 0-)

        idiot Republican and kept on in the position by an idiot Democrat who prided himself in being well-liked and non- partisan. Then she made her bones by seeking the death penalty for a Massachusetts idiot who shot a cop and killed him while he was being chased in the dark -- the death penalty in a state that doesn't even have the facilities to carry it out. The case is on appeal -- duh. Sending Ayotte to the Senate is a way of getting her out of state. The Dem who ran for the slot had served just one term in the House and ambition got the better of him.
        FUBAR

        We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

        by hannah on Thu May 02, 2013 at 02:35:38 PM PDT

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        •  Actually, Hodes served two terms. (3+ / 0-)
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          He was first elected in 2006.

          He had no excuse for losing to this nitwit, other than that 2010 was a really bad year for Democrats in New Hampshire not named John Lynch.

          •  People running after another job aren't (0+ / 0-)

            in a position to provide much service in the one they have. There are a limited number of hours in each day and time spent fund-raising is time not attending to the obligations of the position one has.
            However, Hodes' prior career as a prosecutor should have alerted to the possibility that he was ill suited to the public servant role, because prosecutors, alone, enjoy absolute immunity in our system of government and, consequently, tend not to be responsive to citizen demands. Whether the resulting arrogance is acquired or endemic is unclear, that former prosecutors are arrogant is demonstrable. We see it in Ayotte and it was also apparent in Martha Coakley. Until the system is fixed to bring accountability to that position, we should probably avoid promoting prosecutors as legislators. Yes, they have ideas about how the law can be "fixed," but their inclination is to make it more punitive.

            We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

            by hannah on Fri May 03, 2013 at 03:21:30 AM PDT

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      •  I'm not sure she's stupid. (1+ / 0-)
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        She may just be opportunistic.  But her mechanism for choosing her senatorial mentors exposes a major flaw in her judgment.

        "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

        by SueDe on Thu May 02, 2013 at 04:41:24 PM PDT

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    •  She does have a rather large, albeit lumpy, head. (1+ / 0-)
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      elwior

      That's what think tanks look for.

      "He went to Harvard, not Hogwarts." ~Wanda Sykes

      Blessinz of teh Ceiling Cat be apwn yu, srsly.

      by OleHippieChick on Thu May 02, 2013 at 02:08:57 PM PDT

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    •  Don't care she can go to hell nt (0+ / 0-)

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