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After a thorough vetting by the Public Committee for Democratic Vice Presidential Consideration, the former Carolina Senator respected for his work to end poverty and promote the interests of working families has been moved to the front of the pack. But it's not who you think it is . . .

Ladies & Gentlemen, the Public Committee for Democratic Vice Presidential Consideration proudly recommends . . .

Special thanks to Bill Moyers & PBS for their help during this important recommendation process.

Originally posted to Public D on Wed Jul 30, 2008 at 10:58 AM PDT.

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  •  Fritz Hollings is 86. (3+ / 0-)

    86!

    He may be very well qualified, etc., but I don't think Obama would tap someone four decades his senior for the #2 spot.

    Also, Lloyd Bentsen's name is spelled correctly in your tags, but not in the diary title.

    "A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding."- Marshall McLuhan.

    by J R Hand on Wed Jul 30, 2008 at 11:05:40 AM PDT

    •  Thanks for that. (1+ / 0-)
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      Lujane

      Bensten. Not Benson. I'm always thinking of 80s sitcoms these days. Speaking of 80s, Ben Franklin was in his 80s during the Constitutional Convention.

      Seriously, you're point is well-taken. Sort of a facetious entry all along. But I really appreciated the interview and perspective.  

      "And I guess I'll die explainin' how The things that they complain about Are things they could be changin', hopin' someone's gonna care." - K. Kristofferson

      by Public D on Wed Jul 30, 2008 at 11:44:25 AM PDT

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  •  60 minutes did an interview with him (1+ / 0-)
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    Lujane

    just before he retired.  He said basically the same thing then, but he also added that the lobbyists even wrote the legislation for them, including himself, to submit for passing.

    My question is, how honest and trustworthy is someone when they do this sort of thing and don't say a word about it until they're out of office and they write their memoirs?


    The religious fanatics didn't buy the republican party because it was virtuous, they bought it because it was for sale

    by nupstateny on Wed Jul 30, 2008 at 11:25:44 AM PDT

    •  I know, right. (1+ / 0-)
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      Lujane

      I thought that too. Still, it's refreshing to hear it from any active or retired politician at all now days.

      "And I guess I'll die explainin' how The things that they complain about Are things they could be changin', hopin' someone's gonna care." - K. Kristofferson

      by Public D on Wed Jul 30, 2008 at 11:46:55 AM PDT

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