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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:25 PM
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Away from the board awhile -- what happened to Dreier?
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 06:31 PM by DeepModem Mom
Did I miss something? Last I checked, Dreier was taking DeLay's place as majority leader, with a last minute hint he might share duties with Roy Blunt of Missouri. Now it's just Blunt?


ON EDIT: LOL at some of your very clever answers!
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:26 PM
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1. He got the shaft. LOL.
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 06:26 PM by elehhhhna
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TheDebbieDee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:27 PM
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3. Well........he's used to it!
Not that there's anything wrong with it!
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Hardrada Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:26 PM
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2. They hung him out
to get drier.
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TheDebbieDee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:28 PM
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5. That's a good one, Hardrada!
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Sub Atomic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:27 PM
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4. The guess is
that the internets came alive with the thought of a gay Republican Leader and Rove shit his pants.
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flowomo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:29 PM
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6. Raw Story says:
After earlier reporting that Rep. David Dreier (R-CA) was expected to succeed House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) as majority leader, the decision has been reversed. House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO) will instead take up DeLay's post.

Sources tell RAW STORY that Dreier -- who was a shoo-in for the position -- was nixed for various reasons, in part because his sexuality would raise ire within the party ranks. He is also out of favor because he is pro-choice.

A second reason cited is that it would have meant that Doc Hastings (R-WA) would have become Rules Chairman in Dreier's place, meaning the Ethics Committee would change hands midstream. This was seen by leadership as a bad move, sources say.

http://rawstory.com/news/2005/Gay_Republican_eyed_to_be...
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:37 PM
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7. Wow! Thanks, flowomo! nt
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:58 PM
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10. Looks Like RS Did the Repukes a Favor
If Dreyer was withdrawn because of this story, seems to me it could have been a lot more fun if they'd waited til it was confirmed and went through.
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flowomo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:00 PM
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11. not withdrawn because of it....
they knew all this... the story ius just a report of why they dumped him.
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:51 PM
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8. The Freepers freaked out over the Rawstory Gay Dreier report
and the GOP realized that a whole lot of Americans know that he's gay. It was all over in just an hour or so.
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:55 PM
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9. That quick, huh? Amazing. nt
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:10 PM
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12. I was wondering if James Dobson called someone and
threw a self-righteous hissy fit.
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