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  •  He's talking as much as he can to stay (2+ / 0-)
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    CMYK, blue aardvark

    relevant. Senators like that.

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    by slinkerwink on Fri Dec 18, 2009 at 09:56:57 AM PST

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    •  Which is actually a good sign (1+ / 0-)
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      If he just wants air time in Nebraska, but what he says to Reid and Biden and Rahm is less belligerent, all is good.

      In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra

      by blue aardvark on Fri Dec 18, 2009 at 10:07:44 AM PST

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      •  I don't think it's about wanting air time (2+ / 0-)
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        CMYK, blue aardvark

        in NB. It's about political power and leverage instead. If he gets his way, then he'll get his way on other issues. That's why he's holding out. That's how he stays relevant.

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        by slinkerwink on Fri Dec 18, 2009 at 10:09:42 AM PST

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        •  But ... (0+ / 0-)

          I don't think real negotiations are done via Nebraska radio stations. If he's trying to stay relevant, he could have gone on Faux Noise (which would gladly give him a forum) and made a bigger splash.

          In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra

          by blue aardvark on Fri Dec 18, 2009 at 10:11:27 AM PST

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          •  You'd be surprised. Senator Lieberman also (1+ / 0-)
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            bleated about not accepting the Medicare buy-in on one of the Sunday talk shows, and look where we are now.

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            by slinkerwink on Fri Dec 18, 2009 at 10:13:51 AM PST

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