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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 01:24 PM
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10. He is a millionaire now
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  -Why are presidents always lawyers, career politicians ? TatonkaJames  Mar-08-11 10:29 AM   #0 
  - Blah, Blah, Blah  sharp_stick   Mar-08-11 10:35 AM   #1 
  - But was he for or against the working class  TatonkaJames   Mar-08-11 11:27 AM   #3 
     - True - as are/were lawyers Teddy Kennedy, John Kerry, Dick Durbin, Pat Leahy, etc  karynnj   Mar-08-11 05:10 PM   #15 
        - I would replace them all, 'cept for Bernie Snders  TatonkaJames   Mar-12-11 07:31 AM   #35 
  - Duh, Bcause all the other lawyers would make lunch of him/her  WingDinger   Mar-08-11 10:55 AM   #2 
  - 1) Better Social Skills to Manipulate, 2) Money  vroomvroom   Mar-08-11 12:03 PM   #4 
  - Obama hardly worked as a lawyer. He could have been millionaire before he was 30  obamafourmore   Mar-08-11 12:12 PM   #5 
  - He is a millionaire now  Freddie Stubbs   Mar-08-11 01:24 PM   #10 
     - Because people bought his books. Not because of his non-existent lawyering practice.  ClarkUSA   Mar-08-11 04:59 PM   #13 
  - Because lawyers are the smartest people on Earth  Jersey Devil   Mar-08-11 12:17 PM   #6 
  - Jimmy Carter was not a lawyer. Nor, were Reagan or LBJ  GoCubsGo   Mar-08-11 12:30 PM   #7 
  - Please tell me W wasn't a lawyer either  Ter   Mar-08-11 09:05 PM   #24 
     - He wasn't..  GoCubsGo   Mar-08-11 10:05 PM   #27 
  - Imo because most Americans could not pick an economist out of a line up.  Kdillard   Mar-08-11 12:32 PM   #8 
  - Political scientists, as a rule, don't practice politics  Alcibiades   Mar-08-11 12:58 PM   #9 
  - That's actually quite interesting, but I have another question for you that I hope you might be able  Exilednight   Mar-12-11 01:42 PM   #40 
  - Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu  Shiver   Mar-15-11 03:32 AM   # 
  - Dupe  Shiver   Mar-15-11 03:32 AM   #55 
  - Paul Wellstone also had a political science PhD  Hippo_Tron   Mar-12-11 09:20 PM   #46 
  - The skills involved  treestar   Mar-08-11 04:53 PM   #11 
  - Let's pick Sarah Palin, she's no lawyer ... or economist, or rocket scientist ...  JoePhilly   Mar-08-11 04:58 PM   #12 
  - In China, almost all of the top leaders are engineers. Go figure.  ClarkUSA   Mar-08-11 05:00 PM   #14 
  - Our two engineer-presidents were Hoover and Carter.  nemo137   Mar-08-11 10:17 PM   #28 
  - Why are you repeating right wing talking points?  stevenleser   Mar-08-11 05:12 PM   #16 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-08-11 05:13 PM   #18 
     - Nothing is locked and no one is tombstoned.  Alexander   Mar-12-11 05:37 PM   #45 
  - Our political system is a gigantic perversion of what it was originally intended to be  slackmaster   Mar-08-11 05:13 PM   #17 
  - more myth than reality  onenote   Mar-10-11 06:40 AM   #34 
     - Governing in the 21st century is also a lot more complicated than it was in the 18th cenutry  Hippo_Tron   Mar-12-11 09:22 PM   #47 
  - You do realize that FDR was also a lawyer, yes?  jberryhill   Mar-08-11 05:15 PM   #19 
  - brain pain!  madamesilverspurs   Mar-08-11 06:00 PM   #20 
  - The last President who neither held a political office nor was a lawyer was Eisenhower.  rug   Mar-08-11 06:23 PM   #21 
  - George W. Bush wasn't a lawyer.  Fuddnik   Mar-09-11 05:52 AM   #31 
  - He was a governor.  rug   Mar-09-11 07:27 AM   #32 
  - Chief of Staff of the Army is a political position  jmowreader   Mar-12-11 11:36 PM   #50 
  - to rise to political power you have to be an establishment darling  ReggieVeggie   Mar-08-11 06:58 PM   #22 
  - they aren't always that, there was Dr. Frist and the father/son Pauls who are medical doctors  JI7   Mar-08-11 07:19 PM   #23 
  - Uhhh, Kucinich is the quintessential career politician.  Ikonoklast   Mar-08-11 09:19 PM   #25 
  - Presidents have traditionally been from the military, lawyers, or politicians.  craigmatic   Mar-08-11 10:02 PM   #26 
  - Yet the last three presidents were not in the military  Ter   Mar-09-11 01:43 AM   #29 
     - Not quite right. George W. Bush was a pilot in the USAF n/t  stevenleser   Mar-09-11 09:35 AM   #33 
     - Wrong. Bush was a pilot in the Texas Air National Guard. And he went AWOL.  Alexander   Mar-12-11 12:11 PM   #39 
        - You realize that distinction is irrelevant as to the question of whether someone served in the  stevenleser   Mar-12-11 04:06 PM   #42 
        - You do realize that you were incorrect and you're not admitting it, right?  Alexander   Mar-12-11 04:16 PM   #43 
           - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Mar-12-11 04:18 PM   #44 
        - AND lost flying privledges for unknown reasons - rumored to be not taking physical test  karynnj   Mar-15-11 06:07 PM   #56 
     - That's because there's no draft anymore  Hippo_Tron   Mar-12-11 09:24 PM   #48 
  - FDR was both a lawyer and career politician  onenote   Mar-09-11 05:23 AM   #30 
  - Bush wasn't a lawyer.  RBInMaine   Mar-12-11 07:32 AM   #36 
  - If you are going to be making laws, it's nice to know something about law and government.  RBInMaine   Mar-12-11 07:33 AM   #37 
  - Presidents don't make laws (nt)  The Straight Story   Mar-12-11 03:59 PM   #41 
  - I dont want a college professor running anything .....  MikeW   Mar-12-11 08:26 AM   #38 
  - Is there no chance for an FDR anymore ? " You mean there is  Synicus Maximus   Mar-12-11 10:47 PM   #49 
  - Do you want someone who isn't a "career plumber" fixing your cistern? N.T.  Donald Ian Rankin   Mar-13-11 08:07 AM   #51 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-13-11 08:12 PM   #52 
  - 1) Social skills, 2) The ultra smart/gifted don't usually have the personality to lead  ShadowLiberal   Mar-14-11 07:27 PM   #53 
  - Most Democratic politicians are lawyers.  Manifestor_of_Light   Mar-15-11 02:42 AM   #54 
  - FDR was a lawyer and a politician.  Mass   Mar-15-11 06:34 PM   #57 
  - I know about FDR  TatonkaJames   Mar-16-11 04:19 PM   #58 
 

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