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  •  Read the Dissent nt (0+ / 0-)

    We do not forgive our candidates their humanity, therefore we compel them to appear inhuman

    by twigg on Tue Jan 25, 2011 at 11:36:44 AM PST

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      We do not forgive our candidates their humanity, therefore we compel them to appear inhuman

      by twigg on Tue Jan 25, 2011 at 11:42:19 AM PST

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    •  What makes you think I didn't? (0+ / 0-)

      Does the dissent announce itself as right and true, the way the Archangel Gabriel announced himself to the Virgin Mary?  It didn't have that effect on me.

      "This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind[.]" -- Robert F. Kennedy

      by Loge on Tue Jan 25, 2011 at 11:43:28 AM PST

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      •  Fine, whatever. (0+ / 0-)

        We do not forgive our candidates their humanity, therefore we compel them to appear inhuman

        by twigg on Tue Jan 25, 2011 at 01:10:27 PM PST

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      •  I think you didn't (0+ / 0-)

        because nowhere in the law has the residency been "abandoned" if there is a demonstrable intent to return ... There isn't a time qualifier.

        Rahm very easily demonstrated his intent to return, and the decision was wrong.

        There is a time qualifier for voting, and for being on the ballot, but the term "abandoned" is an absolute ... he "abandoned" his residency, or he didn't, there are no qualifiers.

        In this case he quite clearly didn't, and everything presented supports that.

        We do not forgive our candidates their humanity, therefore we compel them to appear inhuman

        by twigg on Tue Jan 25, 2011 at 02:38:06 PM PST

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        •  I never said he abandoned his "residency," (2+ / 0-)
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          I said he "didn't reside" in Chicago during the time period.  The word is used in two distinct ways.

          "This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind[.]" -- Robert F. Kennedy

          by Loge on Tue Jan 25, 2011 at 03:20:02 PM PST

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          •  Oh .. I accept that (0+ / 0-)

            However, he doesn't have to reside there in order to maintain "residence" ... That is why it will be overturned.

            We do not forgive our candidates their humanity, therefore we compel them to appear inhuman

            by twigg on Tue Jan 25, 2011 at 03:37:14 PM PST

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            •  It might be, (1+ / 0-)
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              but I read the statute to require a separate, physical residence requirement.  There's qualified elector, which he meets, and then "has resided in," which has a different verb from "maintain residence."  The latter can be accomplished by having an intend to return and whatever else Rahm did.  The former, not so much.  

              "This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind[.]" -- Robert F. Kennedy

              by Loge on Tue Jan 25, 2011 at 03:55:12 PM PST

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              •  I think it's the other way round (0+ / 0-)

                He has a long established residency in Chicago.

                The question is whether or not he ever "abandoned" it, which he appears not to have.

                We do not forgive our candidates their humanity, therefore we compel them to appear inhuman

                by twigg on Tue Jan 25, 2011 at 04:02:57 PM PST

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