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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-25-08 03:15 PM
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29. It makes more sense to appoint someone who will vacate in two years
and allow the electorate a chance rather than "ham fist" a lifer in there at this moment.
Crying foul when they really want one for themselves.
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  -Biden replacement creates blowback JDwho  Nov-25-08 08:00 AM   #0 
  - Who were the hopefuls for that seat?  bitchkitty   Nov-25-08 08:03 AM   #1 
  - Beau Biden is the only one I know of, and he was offered the absentee senator's seat.  JDwho   Nov-25-08 08:13 AM   #6 
  - So what's so wrong about a caretake senator..  cyclezealot   Nov-25-08 09:31 AM   #20 
     - You misread my intent -  bitchkitty   Nov-25-08 05:28 PM   #37 
  - Beau Biden plans to run a campaign-- he is not asking to be appointed.  eilen   Nov-25-08 08:03 AM   #2 
  - That was my first thought. So why are we "raising a stink" about it?  JDwho   Nov-25-08 08:06 AM   #4 
  - Tough. They'll have to earn it.  fjc   Nov-25-08 08:03 AM   #3 
  - Beau Biden still has to be elected to the Delaware Senate seat.  fasttense   Nov-25-08 08:09 AM   #5 
  - Hamfisting would be to appoint Beau to the senate...  LeftHander   Nov-25-08 08:22 AM   #7 
  - Psst  RUMMYisFROSTED   Nov-25-08 08:24 AM   #8 
  - Agreed. So what are the "local" Dems. problem?  JDwho   Nov-25-08 08:26 AM   #9 
  - why? perhaps it has something to do with the 'L' word?  Donnachaidh   Nov-25-08 08:32 AM   #10 
  - The alternative was to give one other candidate a foot up.  orangepeel68   Nov-25-08 09:01 AM   #14 
  - This Delaware democrat ...  murbley40   Nov-25-08 08:35 AM   #11 
  - I'm not familiar with Carney...  JDwho   Nov-25-08 08:47 AM   #13 
     - Another Delawarean that's glad it's not Carney  LynneSin   Nov-25-08 09:07 AM   #16 
  - Local Democrats? Says a Delaware State political science professor  LiberalFighter   Nov-25-08 08:45 AM   #12 
  - It's called "politics"  Gman   Nov-25-08 09:05 AM   #15 
  - I'm gonna tell you who the big losers are with this appointment - the DLC  LynneSin   Nov-25-08 09:18 AM   #17 
  - Thanks, Lynne, for the info...  JDwho   Nov-25-08 01:39 PM   #23 
  - This is what they should do with Obama's seat IMO  Jake3463   Nov-25-08 09:24 AM   #18 
  - If he does a good job, and changes his mind  treestar   Nov-25-08 09:24 AM   #19 
  - If someone else intended to run in 2010, that would be preferable.  damntexdem   Nov-25-08 12:44 PM   #21 
  - nepotism--though on a Machiavellian level, Biden is an established brand that would be harder  yurbud   Nov-25-08 01:14 PM   #22 
  - I was talking to relatives of Carney and they said that they were  woodsprite   Nov-25-08 01:47 PM   #24 
  - Politico always has an agenda, I can't stand them, why did they ever get big to begin with  Jennicut   Nov-25-08 01:56 PM   #25 
  - I don't think there is a big freaking deal, they just...  JDwho   Nov-25-08 02:24 PM   #26 
     - Yup, no real news.  Jennicut   Nov-25-08 02:33 PM   #28 
     - Nepotism. We'd be screaming if the rethugs did it.  chimpymustgo   Nov-25-08 03:16 PM   #30 
  - NO DYNASTIES IN DELAWARE!  wyldwolf   Nov-25-08 02:27 PM   #27 
  - It makes more sense to appoint someone who will vacate in two years  votesomemore   Nov-25-08 03:15 PM   #29 
  - you know some dems  merh   Nov-25-08 03:26 PM   #31 
  - You know, I was wondering what all the complaining was about...  JDwho   Nov-25-08 04:07 PM   #32 
     - it would seem to me that giving the post to the person who will  merh   Nov-25-08 04:13 PM   #34 
        - thank you, merh : )  JDwho   Nov-25-08 04:32 PM   #35 
  - Beau has already said he doesn't want his father's senate seat to be given to him.  pirhana   Nov-25-08 04:09 PM   #33 
     - Sounds like a guy with integrity. Haven't seen much of that in a while.  JDwho   Nov-25-08 04:36 PM   #36 
 

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