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  •  AS IF (4.00)
    they're going to follow through with these committments once they get their man on the court! She's an idiot for turning to the other side for help when she should be sticking with her own. And if the "help" she's looking for is contrary to Dem policies (e.g. oil industry tax writeoffs or deregulation), then she's doubly a traitor.

    "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead

    by kovie on Wed Jan 25, 2006 at 06:36:38 PM PST

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    •  unfortunately you (none)
      are being rational - dem senators are not rational, they act like naive school children.
      •  Actually, they are being rational, if shamefully (none)
        Maybe it is in Landrieu's case--she really does strike me as a dope. But most of them are just making calculations that in some ways do make sense, even though in many ways they don't.

        It's a variation on the old "prisoner's dilemma" problem. When it's your ass on the line vs. your buddy's, you tend to look out for number one. And given Dems tendency to look out for themselves in recent years, it's no wonder.

        The pressure and/or motivation to unite is going to have to come from outside the party leadership. I.e. from people like US. As long as they think they can get away with this crap and not be held accountable for it, they're going to keep on selling out.

        Shameful, but perfectly rational.

        "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead

        by kovie on Wed Jan 25, 2006 at 06:57:44 PM PST

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        •  2008 (none)
          She'll be up for election in 2008.  Hold her accountable.  Smile and wave while she sinks.

          "I want a world where the Democrats will put somebody up there worth voting for." --- Lt. Frank Drebin, Police Squad.

          by asskicking annie on Wed Jan 25, 2006 at 10:13:29 PM PST

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          •  And I'll throw her a copy of the constitution (none)
            as a life preserver to boot.

            "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead

            by kovie on Wed Jan 25, 2006 at 11:44:50 PM PST

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