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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:56 AM
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Repug given leave from Army (Gitmo) to cast deciding Gun Vote Missouri
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/ar...

The U.S. military will investigate whether regulations were violated when a Missouri state senator was granted leave from duty in Cuba so he could return home to cast the deciding vote to override a veto of concealed guns legislation.

State Sen. Jon Dolan, a Republican and a major in the Army National Guard, had been serving at Guantanamo Bay for only two weeks, and military regulations say a newly deployed soldier must be on duty at least two months before getting a leave.

Lt. Cmdr. Barbara Burfeind, a Pentagon spokeswoman, said Friday that the matter will be investigated by the U.S. Southern Command in Florida, which oversees Guantanamo Bay, where Dolan is stationed as a public affairs officer.

U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-Mo., sent a letter Friday to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld seeking an investigation into why Dolan was granted a six-day leave to cast his vote Thursday. The override of Democratic Gov. Bob Holden's veto gave most Missourians the right to carry concealed guns.
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PinkTiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:10 AM
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1. Why was Clay surprised?
When you own the Army, you can do as you damn well please. I wonder how Dolan voted on HB 156, regading abortion?
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graphixtech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:20 AM
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2. huge (federal law) implications
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wuushew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:22 AM
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3. I predict this will make top 10 conservative idiots within 2 weeks
When you break the law, you go to jail. Isn't that how it is supposed to work?

Can a vote be taken back for circumstances where the voter should not even been present?
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