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  •  The DFL allows it... (0+ / 0-)

    ...by not putting up a better stable of candidates.

    Anyone talking secession has violated their Oath of Office, and should summarily resign their government posts.

    by vcthree on Fri May 01, 2009 at 05:57:48 PM PDT

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    •  Were they responsible for Wellstone's plane? (2+ / 0-)
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      The DFL allows it...
      ...by not putting up a better stable of candidates.

      The seat Coleman was ordered to vacate by the citizens of Minnesota had been filled by Paul Wellstone before he was killed in a plane crash just before the 2002 election.

      It's quite clear that the only "rule of law" these people care about is one that says you can't lie about your sex life. -Digby

      by Judge Moonbox on Fri May 01, 2009 at 06:45:30 PM PDT

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      •  No. (1+ / 0-)
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        They were responsible for Mondale, however, to try and replace him.

        Anyone talking secession has violated their Oath of Office, and should summarily resign their government posts.

        by vcthree on Fri May 01, 2009 at 06:56:46 PM PDT

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        •  and was the DFL responsible for the... (2+ / 0-)
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          right-wing's bald-faced lies (starting with Limbaugh) about the Wellstone memorial? Do you think there was any Democrat in Minnesota who could have beat Coleman in the few days of campaigning available and with the headwind of misplaced public disgust over that event? I say Mondale came amazingly close under the circumstances.

          I'll agree with you about the quality of the DFL nominees Pawlenty has faced, but Coleman slinking into that Senate seat was due to a tragic confluence of events, not the quality of any DFL candidate.

          •  I concede that point. (0+ / 0-)

            You're right that the hitjob that the conservatives put on the Wellstone memorial did not help the DFL in Minnesota, and that Mondale was the only name they could have reasonably put up there, in lieu of other people with no recognition.

            Thanks for the check.

            Anyone talking secession has violated their Oath of Office, and should summarily resign their government posts.

            by vcthree on Sun May 03, 2009 at 07:20:48 AM PDT

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        •  They needed a replacement with 2 weeks to go (2+ / 0-)
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          They needed A Name, someone with experience, who was respected by many.

          Walter Mondale fit that profile.

          (I will NEVER forget the day of that plane crash. I cried for hours.)


          Those who say it cannot be done
          should not interrupt the person doing it.

          by Lashe on Fri May 01, 2009 at 08:54:56 PM PDT

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          •  Right. (0+ / 0-)

            In that instance, I suppose there was little else they could do.

            By the way, I did see the memorial...my initial impression was at the time that it was a bit over-the-top...but here's where I admit I didn't know all that much about Wellstone--that which I did hear about him is that he was a great man who represented his state with honor, valor, and vigor--and in retrospect, it really wasn't that bad.  That's how much respect he had in Democratic circles; that he could get that many people to celebrate his life on that evening.

            Anyone talking secession has violated their Oath of Office, and should summarily resign their government posts.

            by vcthree on Sun May 03, 2009 at 07:23:48 AM PDT

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            •  yes. and it was one man's raw grief (1+ / 0-)
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              that was the condensation seed for the shit-storm trashing the memorial as a "campaign rally." I will always remember Mondale's remarks when asked about this, after he lost. He said it was a human mistake, that those who were close to Paul were the ones who lost the most, and we should offer forgiveness. What a mensch.

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