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Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:29 PM

Today I learned that Gandhi's great grandson is a Kansas state legislator.

Unfortunately, he's a Puke.

http://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/17dgjp/til_that_gandhis_greatgrandson_lives_in_topeka_ks/

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:35 PM

1. yeah... sad to hear he's a REPUG, which in Kansas is most likely the really repugnant variety

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:51 PM

2. Shanti Gandhi, 72 of the 52nd district in Topeka

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-11-11/us/35049327_1_kansas-state-kansas-secretary-general-elections

I am surprised that he is so old. Because Gandhi died in the 1940s, I did not think of him as being born so long ago - in 1869.

Still, my great grandparents were born in 1875,1874, 1860, 1867, 1840, 1848, 1861 and 1860 and I am only 50.

Language is funny too, because we often say "my great grandfather" as if we have only one of them instead of 4 (barring incest). The line "Gandhi's great grandson" makes it sound like he only has one. Instead of "A great-grandson of Gandhi".

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:56 PM

3. Nehru was a pretty good guy but his grandsons and great grandson are shit

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:57 PM

4. how does THAT happen???????

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 05:01 PM

5. looks like the line has not only fallen far from the tree, it has gone to another planet

 

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 05:12 PM

6. This is so deeply painful to learn.

It just hurts to think of Gandhi's legacy ending up so badly.

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Response to ananda (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 05:13 PM

7. i remember there was one who was supporting Kucinich

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 05:18 PM

8. this is weird, he supports Gun Control

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 05:40 PM

9. Who'd have thought the answer to "what's the matter with Kansas?" would be

"Gandhi's great grandson".

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 05:50 PM

10. LOL!

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:32 PM

11. Wow, what a waste of genes, that's a shame.

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