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gWbush is Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:46 AM
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forget McCain, how about Olympia Snowe?
-we get the benefits of the unification ticket
-Snowe is an independently minded moderate repub
-one less Repub in the Senate
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barbaraann Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:53 AM
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1. The GOP is rotten.
Period.
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 06:14 PM
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18. Rotten beyond the imagination of the term
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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:54 AM
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2. she would have to switch parties.... and besides
WTF is wrong with the democratic women we already have?
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:59 AM
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3. she doesn't bring anything to the ticket
she's from Maine

we already have the northeast states locked up
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truthspeaker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:05 AM
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4. why not a qualified electable Democrat?
Like, say, Wesley Clark?
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:06 AM
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5. How about Ron Jeremy?
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Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:31 AM
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13. Or Linda Lovelace LOL
:thumbsup:
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:47 AM
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15. She's dead
Died a year or two ago in a car accident
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Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:06 PM
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16. I didn't know that but she was the only "actress" I could come up with.
:shrug: Ron Jeremy made me laugh though.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:06 AM
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6. we don't need to go mining around the GOP
for qualified people, if this wasn't an election year no one would even be talking about it.
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barbaraann Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:06 AM
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7. This is off-topic, but does anyone know why Sen. Collins talks
strangely? Apologies if I am offending anyone, but I have been wondering about her speech pattern.
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Maine-i-acs Donating Member (989 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:11 AM
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9. Jean Stapleton's her voice coach?
Just a guess. Can't explain it really...
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Maine-i-acs Donating Member (989 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:11 AM
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8. She's got a former Repube governor in her bed.
Jock McKernan - hardcore rethug, Olympia's husband.

And it would make us look like we couldn't win without a Republican on the ticket. Not the sign of a strong party.

Let's keep it in the family!

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bowens43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:18 AM
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10. We don't need a f*cking unification ticket.....
We need any f*cking republicans in the ticket.

Where is this crap coming from?
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Malva Zebrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:27 AM
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11. there is nothing extraordinary about Snowe and even less about Collins
Edited on Tue May-25-04 11:28 AM by Marianne
Snowe was all enthusiastic about the new Medicare bill and went about to senior centers in Maine, telling all the vulnerable seniors what a great thing this new Medicare plan was. Within a few days, Bush revealed an inordinate increase in the cost of this program.

Snowe is trying to reach Margaret Chase Smith status, but actually I have never thought her particulary astute or particulary intelligent. Watcheing her on CSpan has confirmed this to me.


Collins is just plain dumb. She got an enormous boost from Bush when she ran in 2002 agains Chellie Pingree, a far ;more intelligent and astute person than Susan.

They call them the Bobsey twins here because it seems they vote in tandem, although Collins voted yes on the recent vote that killing a fetus is prosecutable of manslaughter, thereby giving the fetus an already born status.

Both have been voting pro-choice, which probably contributes to their being known as "moderates"
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BringEmOn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:30 AM
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12. How about a Democratic unification ticket?
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ithacan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:35 AM
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14. she and other moderate NE repubs should form their own party...
they should bolt the national GOP, form a regional, NE moderate conservative party, joining Jeffords.

They would be the second party in the NE, so they wouldn't be a third party in the NE>

They would win seats, they would hold the balance of power in the Senate and in the House, and make it impossible for the crazy extremists who dominate the GOP now to run the show unhindered.

A moderate conservative party in the NE is the best bet. Not getting conservatives, even those who are moderate, to join the Democratic party.

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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 06:09 PM
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17. How About ANY (Real) Dem Before ANY Repuke?
("Real" Dem meaning no-Zell types.)
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 06:15 PM
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19. there ya go, showing them pesky naderites how wrong they are
about there not being a dimes worth of difference between the parties!

jeez, is the dem party so lame that some think they need to put a repook on the ticket to win. i mean, dam, it's not like the dems haven't outpolled the repooks in the last 3 gen elections. :eyes:
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Padraig18 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 06:15 PM
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20. Jusy say 'No'
As in NO GODDAMNED REPUBLICANS ON OUR TICKET!
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 06:43 PM
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21. NO! She can be ok as a Senator one day, and make me tear my hair out the
next.

Plus, she isn't a charismatic speaker, so I don't think she would leap at the chance.
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OKNancy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:00 PM
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22. She is 100% behind Bush
There was a DU thread here where she and Collins were at a Bush rally and they were wearing some stupid Bush t-shirt. She is a Republican with only a slightly better voting record than McCain.
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LittleApple81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:00 PM
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23. No repugs, please. n/t
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