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  •  The "One Free Beating" Rule (4+ / 0-)

    I was recently reading about this (on NorthDecoder.com). The one that pissed me off was this:

    Hoeven Adopts "One Free Beating" Rule For Legislators

    Nicole Weiler is an aide in Gov. John Hoeven’s office. Hoeven believes if David Weiler is convicted of the second assault charge, he should resign his seat in the House, according to a statement relayed by the governor’s staff attorney, Ryan Bernstein.

    -- Grand Forks Herald

    So there you have it, Republican legislators.  You can beat up your wife one time, and that's okay with John Hoeven.  But if you get caught doing it again, that's it; Hoeven might ask you to resign.

    Today, for the first time ever, I am embarrassed to be a North Dakotan.

    This could become an issue in the Senate race for Kent Conrad's seat. Hoeven is likely to be the Republican nominee (and is leading in the polls for the general election). Let's hope his approval rating sinks a bit.

    Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government.

    by Dbug on Sun Mar 14, 2010 at 08:39:09 AM PDT

    •  I've asked his likely opponent, (3+ / 0-)
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      Tracy Potter for a statement.

      He will issue one, he has said, he's just trying to figure out what and when to say.

      It's Dorgan's seat though, not Kent Conrad's...

      Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof. - Galbraith

      by Adam Blomeke on Sun Mar 14, 2010 at 08:41:30 AM PDT

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      •  Ooops. You're right. (1+ / 0-)
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        Senator Dorgan, not Conrad. Those North Dakotans all look alike to me (LOL -- I lived there when I was a kid).

        Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government.

        by Dbug on Sun Mar 14, 2010 at 08:57:58 AM PDT

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