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  •  Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III is yours? (3+ / 0-)
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    And Richard Shelby was a Democrat.

    I like to refer to the current minority leader in the Senate as "Mr. Chao".

    Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices -- Fran├žois-Marie Arouet

    by CA Berkeley WV on Thu Apr 15, 2010 at 03:44:46 PM PDT

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    •  Um .. that's why I put "my" in quotes. (1+ / 0-)
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      He represents me only in the sense that I live in the state he was elected to represent. Not in the sense that I personally voted for him or agree with him.

      Yeah, I remember when Shelby claimed to be a Democrat. I never believed him, but the first time I was old enough to vote, the alternative was Jeremiah Denton.

      _Karl Rove is an outside agitator._

      by susanala on Thu Apr 15, 2010 at 03:52:04 PM PDT

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      •  Future son-in-law is insisting on Crimson flowers (0+ / 0-)

        for the wedding. Her favorite color is purple, but there is this LSU thing. I don't understand. They both are mid-Atlantic-born kids.

        I work with a former South Carolinian, too. He misses the likes of Fritz Hollings when he goes back home.

        Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices -- Fran├žois-Marie Arouet

        by CA Berkeley WV on Thu Apr 15, 2010 at 03:59:48 PM PDT

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      •  actually Shelby was a Democrat and was a State (0+ / 0-)

        Senate Leader on the Equal Rights Amendment. We go way back to when I lobbied  there.

        Of course, they were all Democrats then back in the mid 70s. The Alabama legislature had 2 Blacks, 1 woman, and 0 Republicans.

        You think our present Senate is "diverse?"  In Alabama we had the full range of ideologies but they were all "Democrats." And as much as they may have identified with the national Repub philosophy, they knew they couldn't get elected unless they had that Democrat label.

        The dam finally broke in 76 I think.

        Shelby was a poor boy but his basic, deep feeling is that "I never want to be poor again." Pity he doesn't have any empathy for other poor boys.

        "You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it." - Rabbi Tarfon

        by samddobermann on Fri Apr 16, 2010 at 03:29:04 AM PDT

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