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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:03 AM
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World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Resigns to Run for Senate
Source: Wall Street Journal

SEPTEMBER 16, 2009, 9:16 A.M. ET

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. Chief Executive Linda McMahon stepped down from her post, one day after joining the increasingly crowded Republican field looking to run against Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd.

WWE Chairman Vince McMahon will assume the additional duties of CEO, supported by "the seasoned executive management team already in place," the wresting entertainment and media company said.

The announcement came as WWE grapples with the weak economy and competition from sports such as kickboxing. Still, WWE's profit nearly tripled in the latest quarter amid cost cuts as revenue rose 7%.

Ms. McMahon, 60 years old, is the fourth Republican to declare her candidacy, following former Rep. Rob Simmons, state Sen. Sam Caligiuri and former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Tom Foley. Mr. Dodd will be seeking a sixth term in next year's election.



Read more: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125310325822615619.html
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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:11 AM
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1. So a woman who makes her money from greased up gym bunnies on steroids is a Republican?
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hmorehead Donating Member (656 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:08 AM
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10. She'll fit right in. Now if we could only elect a GOP poop thrower.
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:13 AM
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2. What a way to kill her career
She should have spent a little more time checking out the Dems. Too bad.
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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:15 AM
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3. Too bad for her 14-YO boys can't vote. nt
(repeated for emphasis from another thread. }( )
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Bette Noir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:16 AM
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4. We don't need more Republicans in the Senate,
but if we could find a progressive Democrat with experience managing wrestlers, we might be able to use him/her.
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Mopar151 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:28 AM
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6. Jim Cornett! n/t
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:25 AM
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11. This is Sting!
I don't know why, but he's always been a favorite of mine.
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Bonhomme Richard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:20 AM
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5. Smackdown. n/t
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MessiahRp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:38 AM
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7. God I hope she goes down in flames...
The McMahons deserve some mega comeuppance for some of the crap they've pulled over the years... this would be sweet justice for any real wrestling fan who is tired of the McMahon ego destroying the industry for everyone else.

Rp
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madmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:45 AM
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8. She goes from fake wrestlers to fake politicians.
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Ruby the Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:46 AM
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9. Motivated no doubt by the media focus on the fake town hall outbursts
I can see where she may see this as a natural extension of her career.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:33 AM
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12. Well, she doesn't have to raise money.
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:33 AM
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13. My irony meter just burped hard
Geez -- at least we know she'll be a Republican that is schooled in lying, cheating, and play-acting. Hope y'all in Ct. have your popcorn stocked up - this oughta be good.....
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tk2kewl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:01 PM
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14. WWE CEO Linda McMahon steps down to run for Senate
Source: AP

STAMFORD, Conn. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc., the sports entertainment company behind shows such as "Friday Night SmackDown," said Wednesday that Linda McMahon has resigned as its CEO to seek the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Connecticut Democrat Christopher Dodd.

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Read more: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hkVSS...



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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:01 PM
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15. Good luck to Ms. McMahon.
She won't win anyway, but made into a laughingstock of her business and the people of Connecticut in general.

I'm hoping someone will primary out Dodd and replaced with someone who has the sense and sensibility to defeat Ms. McMahon.

Hawkeye-X
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Pyrzqxgl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:01 PM
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18. Ms. McMahon is about as phony as the so called sport she has represented.
And like that sport she ought to provide a bit of entertainment.
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TerribleLarryDingle Donating Member (231 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:01 PM
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16. LOL
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:01 PM
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17. This is good news...let the Repukes bloody themselves...
...she doesn't have a prayer and will weaken Sims in the process.
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flakey_foont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:01 PM
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19. a steel cage match
for the US Senate? imagine what this could lead to

Senator Undertaker? (kinda rolls right off the tongue, don'it?)
Congressman Big Show?

Governor Triple H?
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CurtEastPoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:01 PM
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20. Omigod! Separated at birth! Linda McMahon and...



TOOTSIE!!

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pattmarty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:01 PM
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21. She in no way will win the primary.
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tomm2thumbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:01 PM
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22. I thought she was a Democrat

not
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erpowers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:26 PM
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23. GOP In Disarray
My first thought upon hearing this was that the GOP is in real trouble. When Vince McMahon is the Republican nominee the party really has problems.
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