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More important is the quality of these activities.
With only a half million people (Many Military personnel) in the State of Alaska and one year of service how can she be qualified to be "one heart beat away from the Presidency". Sorry, does not compute. With that much experience you or I could be President. We may be moving into an unfortunate era where the Nation is lead by incompetents. Are we there already?
a lot of people do their work at home now.
a lot of people do their work at home now.
They don't even show up to say "Present"?
The President works out of his home.
Executives don't show up at some legislative assembly just to say "present". They can veto any legislation from anywhere.
That exceeds Mr. Obama's record in the US Senate. Mr. Obama
has been absent about 85% of the time in the last year. When Mr. Obama served in the Illinois legislature, he voted "present" 130 times. Voting "present" is just about the same thing as staying home except that you can charge the state for meals, drinks, and mileage. I haven't yet looked for Mr. Obama's absentee record in the Illinois legislature. Let's just say that he soon began to run for the US Senate.
Oh yes. Cook County recently experienced huge flooding, and was declared a disaster area. Mr. Obama called it in on the phone. He was too busy multitasking in Colorado and Maine.
He really pulled the wool over their eyes
The Illinois United States Senate election of 2004 was held on November 2, 2004. Democratic candidate Barack Obama defeated Republican candidate Alan Keyes by 70% to 27%
Bear in mind...
Bear in mind Keyes had moved to the state less than 3 months before the election. He was a last minute substitution for Jack Ryan, who withdrew after the Chicago Tribune managed to get a California court to release previously-sealed child custody records containing embarrassing allegations by Ryan's ex-wife.
With less than 3 months to campaign after a political dirty trick, Keys started off with a terrible time limitation.
Bear in mind also that the Republican "establishment" looked
down its collective nose at Keyes. Judy Barr Topinka, who headed the GOP at the time, pretty much campaigned for the Democrat. That says more about the pathetic state of the GOP in Illinois than it does about him. The election also occurred during the era of George Ryan, who now resides in a federal prison in Wisconsin. Ryan did enormous damage to the GOP in Illinois.
Ryan did enormous damage to the GOP in Illinois.
Nice to see you giving the members of the GOP responsibility for its own misfortune for a change.
Yes, I blame the individual and/or the party when that is
appropriate. It's too bad that those coming from the left seem unable to do the same thing. The mantra on the left seems to be "My party or my agenda right or wrong."
It's interesting that the same blame game is continuously played north of the border.
when that is appropriate.
He got my vote
In the primary here in Maryland for president. I appreciated his efforts to stop Obama in Illinois. I know he got only a small percentage, but was glad to give him the support.
this would be interesting
if a governor's job was not 24/7/365 days a year.
inform your reporter that governors' do not punch a clock.
also compliment him for his investigative use of the washington post findings in the public record. extra points if he did the calculations in his head or pencil and paper.
BTW gov pataki of new york did not live in the governor's mansion in albany during his 12 years in office. he lived at his personal mansion 1 mile from my house.
the US senate 109 and 110 were in session for a total of 297 days (157/138)when obama announced he was running for president.
here some other info: Voting Record
for non new yorkers.
re: gov pataki NY. his personal mansion is 100 miles from the official residence in the state capital which is albany NY
When push comes to shave, Dan
.... that really won't mean a hill of beans if her ticket wins in November.
I haven't been that happy with the VP we have now, and goodness knows he has been in government for decades.
I admit that I have said on this forum well over a year ago I wasn't sure I was ready for a female president because I have found some females to be vindictive and prone to get even. So that colors my thinking re: Mrs. Palin. Also, I believe she was chosen to mollify the base that was not supportive of Senator McCain, and thus energize his campaign.
I, for one, will wish the new president god health and success.