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  •  You left out Hatfield (0+ / 0-)

    The Republican who voted against the first gulf war.

    •  Mark Hatfield has retired (1+ / 0-)
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      from public and politics, and from what I hear, is not doing well health-wise.

      •  An interesting story about Mark Hatfield: (0+ / 0-)

        A few years ago, there was a strange storm on the Oregon Coast.  It was unusually wild waves around Manzanita.  The next morning, you could see a whole row of exclusive vacation homes teetering on the edge of the cliflf, or sliding down to the beach below.

        These were ultra-exclusive homes, worth around $1 million.  One of the home owners was Mark Hatfield. I believe he lost his home; there was also some issue about the homeowners not having coverage for houses sliding down the cliff.

        Experts said that it was caused by El Niño weather effect. That was the last I heard of the old boy.

        •  Don't think that's right. (1+ / 0-)
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          I spend a weekend or two every year out there.  Hatfield's home was back off the cliff.  But yeah, a bunch of 'em had to be destroyed before they fell off.

          And it wasn't really so much a strange storm as a very badly designed development.

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