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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 07:12 PM
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26. For the same reason a spare tire has to fit the wheel.
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  -Why Does VP Pick Have To Be A Politician? Hissyspit  Aug-19-08 05:27 PM   #0 
  - I wish they weren't, actually.  yardwork   Aug-19-08 05:29 PM   #1 
  - According to many dems on this board,  FrenchieCat   Aug-19-08 05:29 PM   #2 
  - WRONG! The Virgin Mary is a woman and that would be a slap in the face to Hillary and her supporters  Drunken Irishman   Aug-19-08 05:34 PM   #8 
  - Yeah, but she's a virgin. No sex scandals. nt  valerief   Aug-19-08 05:48 PM   #16 
  - Good point, FrenchieCat!  offog   Aug-19-08 05:55 PM   #19 
  - He doesn't. Wes Clark!  sparosnare   Aug-19-08 05:30 PM   #3 
  - How about college professor, university president, other discipline, business leader, etc.  Hissyspit   Aug-19-08 05:33 PM   #5 
  - good point. McCain would do well to pick someone a little more even tempered than he:  Gabi Hayes   Aug-19-08 05:31 PM   #4 
  - Stephen Colbert keeps dropping hints, you know. nt  valerief   Aug-19-08 05:34 PM   #6 
  - Why the hell not? Bush and Cheney have lowered the bar so low, anyone would be better.  Hissyspit   Aug-19-08 05:35 PM   #9 
  - How about a comedian?  DainBramaged   Aug-19-08 05:34 PM   #7 
  - Let's make it official--chairman of the board of ExxxxxxxxonMobil. nt  valerief   Aug-19-08 05:35 PM   #10 
  - Talk about 'Keep Your Enemies Closer.' n/t  Hissyspit   Aug-19-08 05:35 PM   #11 
  - Strangely, I think that's a more popular Republican notion  OmahaBlueDog   Aug-19-08 05:37 PM   #12 
  - Because s/he has to prove they can win and hold elected office.  DFLforever   Aug-19-08 05:39 PM   #13 
  - Or steal it. nt  valerief   Aug-19-08 05:47 PM   #15 
  - The Republicans did in 1952 and it worked out pretty well for them  Hippo_Tron   Aug-19-08 05:52 PM   #18 
     - That was a long time ago and Ike was elected to end a war.  DFLforever   Aug-19-08 06:07 PM   #20 
        - Police action.  valerief   Aug-19-08 07:02 PM   #21 
  - Because they'll become president if anything happens to the elected president?  LeftishBrit   Aug-19-08 05:40 PM   #14 
  - And...?  Hissyspit   Aug-19-08 05:51 PM   #17 
     - It might help to have been in politics - to be - you know, president? -nt  democrat2thecore   Aug-19-08 10:28 PM   #35 
  - Why do politicians have to be politicians? Oh gawd.  BlooInBloo   Aug-19-08 07:04 PM   #22 
  - Why do professional golfers have to play golf so well?  tinrobot   Aug-19-08 07:10 PM   #23 
  - And most politicians  SheilaT   Aug-19-08 07:11 PM   #24 
  - In the event that the President is unable to carry out his duties...  PassingFair   Aug-19-08 07:11 PM   #25 
  - An academic couldn't do that? A business leader couldn't do that?  Hissyspit   Aug-19-08 10:31 PM   #37 
  - For the same reason a spare tire has to fit the wheel.  TahitiNut   Aug-19-08 07:12 PM   #26 
  - So a professional diplomat can't be VP?  Hissyspit   Aug-19-08 07:21 PM   #27 
  - It's a politcal office.  Naturyl   Aug-19-08 08:18 PM   #28 
  - That's a falsely equivalent analogy.  Hissyspit   Aug-19-08 09:07 PM   #29 
     - Says you.  Naturyl   Aug-19-08 09:21 PM   #30 
        - There is plenty of history of people serving in public elected office without having been a  Hissyspit   Aug-19-08 09:29 PM   #31 
           - K, whatever.  Naturyl   Aug-19-08 09:32 PM   #33 
  - Because of the 2 responsibilities placed on the VP by our Constitution  Motown_Johnny   Aug-19-08 09:31 PM   #32 
  - You offer no proof. Why does the President have to be a professional politician?  Hissyspit   Aug-19-08 10:30 PM   #36 
  - That would be  Ramonna Villota   Aug-19-08 10:26 PM   #34 

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