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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:08 AM
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Just a thought -- are there any "rising stars" in the GOP?
We have Spitzer, Obama, Ford, Deval Patrick in Massachusetts, Villaraigosa in L.A. -- and surely more from an incoming Congressional class. Let's not debate the merits of these candidates, but name some others.

And can you think of any rising stars among Republicans?
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Monty_ Donating Member (162 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:09 AM
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1. I got one....
Joe Liberman?
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:32 AM
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9. LOL! Good one, Monty -- welcome to DU!!!
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:16 PM
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20. Hi Monty_!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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rep the dems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:06 PM
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46. Hahaha! I think you'll fit in well here, Monty.
:toast:
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:19 PM
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58. Welcome Monty!
way to go! You rock! (& You're right) :yourock:
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-03-06 07:21 PM
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66. joe LIEberman..yes, I bet they
think he's promising. He's certainly done enough in the initiation period.
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-04-06 06:40 PM
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76. Welcome to DU. Good one.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:12 AM
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2. Cyborg technology may be their only hope
Seriously, they don't have anyone except maybe Arnie. Boener? Yea, right. Further proof the GOP is a dying party.
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:33 AM
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10. That was my thought. If the leaders of the future are Dems...
what does that say about the GOP?
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:13 AM
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3. Heather Wilson (R-COW)
unfondly known as "Halliburton Heather" here in NM.

I sincerely hope we're going to throw her bony ass out of Congress this time. Her last few elections were either squeakers or (in 2004) brazenly stolen.

She's been on the neocon fast track since she got into office on the coattails of a truly moderate pubbie, Steve Schiff.

I've finally seen a few yard signs for the weaselette, but they seem to be outnumbered by at least 50 to 1. I do hope we'll be able to do the country a favor and get her out and packed off to some K Street pimpery representing the military industrial complex.
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:34 AM
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11. Seems reports I've read are that she may be on her way out --
we hope so!
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skipos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:13 AM
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4. Foley... Delay... Abramoff... Ney...
they all seem to be doing what the GOP does best.
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:15 AM
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5. I heard about one described in this YOUTUBE video!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ4DyPTEJ6A

Rising star sleeping with Charlie Crist!
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:16 AM
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6. I've heard Thune's name mentioned occasionally though
not recently.
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hijinx87 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:26 AM
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7. anytime you beat your opposition's senate leader

your star will be considered to be on the rise. but let's face it, (and not
to denigrate the place) we are talking about south dakota. and he lost before
he managed to beat daschle. and he waged the most expensive campaign in SD history
to do it. and, as I recall, there were shenanigans with the vote counting.

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Red Zelda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:27 AM
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8. are there any fat, white men with 5 chins in the U.S.?
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American Jesus Donating Member (288 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-04-06 07:12 PM
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79. How about Lee Raymond, former CEO of Exxon/Mobil?
He's got at least 4.....

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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:34 AM
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12. More like collapsing black holes... nt
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:35 AM
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13. Chickenhawk young republicans from coast to coast
Abramoffs in training, who most likely have a taste for little boys. There are currently no stars in the gop and there won't be for a very long time.
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hijinx87 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:46 AM
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14. rethugs don't have rising stars, as such.

they seem to work differently than we do. they don't have "up and comers" like
bill clinton (was) or john edwards and barack obama. they tend to give their
nomination to whoever came in second last time. I'm not sure that is a successful
strategy over the long haul (just look at what a horrible candidate bob dole turned
out to be), but it is what they seem to do. also, their party apparatus seems to
much more influence than ours, and you will never see them nominate a grass roots
candidate. it just wouldn't ever happen. they tend to anoint their candidate.

so, they should nominate john mccain in 08.


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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:56 AM
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16. I think you make a good point. nt
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hijinx87 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:48 AM
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15. all of them not indicted, in rehab, or incarcerated.
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 10:56 AM by hijinx87
beggars, after all, can't be choosers.
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Rosemary2205 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:59 AM
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17. Now Now, lets not forget Kathy Harris and Jean Schmidt!
Granted they are both insane but neither has been indicted or in rehab yet.
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BuelahWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:29 AM
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18. What about Mitt Romney?
Isn't he running in 2008?
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:41 AM
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19. I think you might have hit on one! nt
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BuelahWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:17 PM
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33. His only drawback, that I see, is being Mormon
Alot of Fundies think the LDS church is a cult. I don't know that he'll get over that hurdle the way Kennedy did with Catholicism. The Pope is in Rome, Gordon B. Hinckly (the LDS Prophet) is in Salt Lake.
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rep the dems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:11 PM
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47. But he's also a flaming idiot, so his chances aren't that bad.
:D
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PaDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:18 PM
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21. You might add Schweitzer to your list......
Governor of Montana I believe.
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:29 PM
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22. Schweitzer is a Democrat
I believe ;)
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PaDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:50 PM
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24. exactly.............her list of rising Dems (eom)
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 12:50 PM by PaDem
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:56 PM
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27. Oops, OK
:thumbsup:
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:52 PM
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25. Absolutely! Great article on him in a recent NYT Magazine. nt
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:39 PM
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23. Isn't George P. Bush supposed to carry on the family name?
Or some such shit?
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:53 PM
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26. You're right -- I haven't heard anything about him recently. nt
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joeygirl Donating Member (34 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:21 PM
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31. I hope not. I guess Jeb married some Columbian lady, so
George P. is supposed to be the dream candidate because he's a Bush/he's hispanic. :banghead:

They also have these wacky ideas about putting Jeb out there to run for Pres.

Either way, I have a dream...where we elect someone other than a Clinton or a Bush. I'm just sick of the whole lot of them.
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No Exit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:12 PM
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40. Her name is Columba and she was born in Mexico.
Her sister is married to a republican party official-type guy named John Schmitz. And this John Schmitz is the brother of... Mary Kay LeTourneau. (Don't ask!)

Columba distinguished herself by getting in trouble at Customs when she tried to sneak stuff in duty-free--stuff that wasn't, er, duty-free.

And who could forget Jeb and Columba's daughter Noelle, the one who has the serious drug abuse problem? Or their handsome son, George P. Bush, who stalked his ex-girlfriend?

A distinguished family, to be sure.
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-03-06 03:47 PM
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62. George P beat his girlfriend senseless. Typical GOP candidate!
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No Exit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:19 PM
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42. Er, I think there was a slight snarl in that plan...
... especially considering that Prince George P. Bush was arrested for burglary and criminal mischief in 1994...

Oh, well, OTOH, why not? "President Creep". I guess it's as good as "President Moron".

"On January 29, the eve of the State of the Union address by George W. Bush, a girl was arrested for fraud. In this particular instance, she impersonated a physician to prescribe herself narcotics. This "girl" was twenty-four year old Noelle Bush, one of three children of Governor Jeb Bush of Florida. We thought that it might have been an isolated incident, but it would appear that the Florida Bushes have a number of issues with law enforcement.

It would seem that Noelle was also arrested in Flagstaff, Arizona for shoplifting in 1995. Her brother, George P. Bush, was busted for burglary and criminal mischief in 1994, and her other brother, Jeb Jr., was cited for sexual misconduct on October 2, 2000, in a shopping center parking lot. Knowing that the apples don't fall far from the tree, we must look to the parents of these wayward children.

Their mother, Columba Gallo Bush, was fined for smuggling clothing and jewelry into the United States after a $19,000 Parisian shopping spree. A cursory search on Jeb Bush showed that marital fidelity was not his strong suit. Seems that he really really liked a lady named Cynthia Henderson. They were the talk of the town after several of Florida's major newspapers broke the story.

A lack of "family values" is not, however, limited to the Bush clan in Florida. Last year, there were twin troubles in Texas. Jenna Bush had her day in court on May 16 for underage possession of alcohol. Experimentation with alcohol netted her eight hours of community service and 6 hours of anti-drinking lectures. Being lightly tapped on the shoulder did not appear to deter Jenna. On May 29 (a mere eight days later), Jenna and her twin sister, Barbara, were arrested for attempting to purchase alcohol and possession of fraudulent identification."

(snip)

http://www.americaheldhostile.com/ed020102.shtml
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patrick t. cakes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:05 PM
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28. what about
"awhnold" isnt he on the up and up?
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Nederland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:27 PM
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29. Arnold can't go any higher
I mean, unless you think a Senator is "higher up" than a governor.
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:48 PM
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30. Here's one:
http://browardpalmbeach.com/Issues/2006-10-19/news/norm...

Jason Wetherington, a young rising star in the Republican Party, has boasted to witnesses of his sexual relationship with Charlie Crist
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:28 PM
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32. Duncan Hunter thinks he is.
:rofl:
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Pyrzqxgl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:31 PM
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36. Don't be to sure about the death of the GOP
scum has a habit of rising to the top
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speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:25 PM
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34. Why, George Felix Allen, of course!!
:sarcasm:
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POAS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:26 PM
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35. Gannon/Guckert
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TheDonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-03-06 07:25 PM
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67. Gannon/Haggard 08
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No Exit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:00 PM
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37. I think their 2008 presidential candidate will be McCain.
:puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:

He's at least 70--even older than Reagan was--and it's "his turn".

No matter what we do, no matter who we run, WE MUST NOT LET HIM WIN!!!
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No Exit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:07 PM
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38. Well, there's some guy in Virginia named George Al--------
--oh. Wait.

Never mind!

Um... hey, as you know, people are tired of lawyers in public office, and lately, doctors have been more in vogue. I mean, hey, who's more admired than a guy who can do surgery, right? Hey, they've got that guy who's their majority leader, what's his name, oh yeah, Bill Fr------

Oh. Wait.

Never mind!

Um... they have a guy down in Florida who, like, seems to mint money when it comes to raising funds for the party. Now, what was his name.. .Mark something... oh. Wait.

Never mind!

Gosh, you know, that is a REALLY good question! :)

Wait! I know! I know!....... Newt Gingrich? Tom D--- (never mind). Dennis Has--- nah...

Damn! You know, that is a REALLY good question! :)
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No Exit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:08 PM
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39. Wait! Wait! I know! Dan Quayle!!
No?
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bluedogyellowdog Donating Member (338 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:15 PM
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41. Yeah - and they're all about to lose!
:rofl:

Bob Corker, George Felix Allen...
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:59 PM
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43. Republic Party Rising Star: Patrick McHenry


Here's his Wiki entry

He's a fresh faced Young Republican/College Republican type ..... you know ..... big cock-sure mouth and no balls. He's from the Abramoff/Reed/Delay School

And he even looks like two of them. Father, son, and grandson?



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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:02 PM
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44. I think you've found one! nt
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:04 PM
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45. Democratic Rising Star: Martin O'Malley
The next governor of Maryland, with his wife, Catherine (who is the daughter of our retiring state AG).



His Wiki entry is here.
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:17 PM
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48. NICE!!! nt
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rep the dems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:17 PM
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49. How about Tom "the fence" Tancredo?
:think: You know, the one who suggested that we not only build a fence along the border, but also restrict LEGAL immigration for a while, thus guaranteeing more illegal immigrants? You know, the guy who thinks we should bomb Mecca if they keep fighting in the middle east? Shouldn't he be the GOP's wet dream?

:rofl: :spray:
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jbane Donating Member (668 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:33 PM
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50. How about Sadam?
He knows wire tapping, torture and big oil.
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:42 PM
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51. Mike Huckabee ?
He's the only one I can stand...more info:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Huckabee
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:56 PM
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53. Huckabee could be. nt
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Chomskyite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:16 PM
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57. Two words
Wayne Dumond.
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-04-06 05:53 PM
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75. Who is Wayne Dumond ?
:shrug:
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Infinite Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-03-06 08:13 PM
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69. That's who I was about to name...
There really aren't many. All those who were up through 2004 are now on the fast track to jail.

I wouldn't call Harold Ford a rising star in the Democratic party. I think he's going to meet his ceiling fairly quickly. I'm not saying he won't win the Senate race, but I think that's as far as he'll go. He plays the political game and his words are scripted. I like him, but I can tell you those are the comments from especially the Midwest. Many don't trust him.

Obama is more popular in the Midwest and is probably a rising star, though I personally think he's a lot of talk and a political game player along the lines of Kerry. (I know, I'll get shot for this one, but I won't lie).

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WestSeattle2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:43 PM
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52. Washington state will be offering
http://www.reagandunn.com/bio.htm

Jennifer Dunn's son in the not too distant future. And yes, he was named after Ronnie. He was raised in Republican party politics, so he has it in his blood. His mother was a congresswoman for the 8th district, (eastside of Lake Washington, Seattle suburbs), for years and years, and had a reputation for being a "platinum" fundraiser.
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:57 PM
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54. He looks good! nt
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:02 PM
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55. I hate to think about Republicans at all, but they do have a few
names worth watching.

Rob Portman, from Ohio, is a potent and electable potential candidate. He could make it onto the GOP ticket as veep choice as early as 2008.

Duncan Hunter of California just announced that he's interested in the nation's top job today. Evidently he's a good fundraiser and might be a factor.

I think Kay Bailey Hutchison wants to be president. I pray to the entire pantheon of gods and goddesses that she not be.

I think Rick Santorum was interested in the job but it appears he's coming down with the "I got my ass kicked but good" blues.

And I'm sure there are other GOP up-and-comers, but their field isn't much compared with ours. We have the all-stars, one after the other.

And we're going to win the White Houe in 2008.
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Chomskyite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:16 PM
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56. Unfortunately . . .
. . . I think the racist Tom Tancredo has a BIG future.
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loyalsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:25 PM
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59. Matt Blunt hopes to be
He isn't popular because of medicaid cuts right now, but he is trying to rehabilitate himself. I think it may be about more than re-election in 2008. He's in his mid 30s and comes from another political dynasty.
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CanonRay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 08:41 AM
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60. Nobody in Colorado
The R's are dead from the neck up...totally devoid of any ideas.
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 09:10 AM
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61. In MInnesota, our current GOP Governor has White House aspirations.
I hope we will defeat him on Tuesday, but we shouldn't overlook Tim Pawlenty. He has the look of a man-child and for some reason, he is able to disguise his horrible policies as "moderate" even through they are far from that.

I have a feeling that Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin is being groomed for bigger things. I see his floor speeches on the Lehrer News Hour all the time. I don't know if they are rising stars, per se, but we should defiantly keep our eyes on them.
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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-03-06 05:45 PM
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63. Well, Little Ricky Santorum was considered to be a rising star
but I hear he's leaving to spend more time with his family.
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IHaveADream Donating Member (188 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-03-06 06:58 PM
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64. When Foley and Haggard take Viagra . . .
They are rising stars!

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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-03-06 07:12 PM
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65. Satan?
Satan has been making inroads lately. Quite popular with Republicans.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-03-06 07:55 PM
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68. Chuck Hagel, maybe?
He might actually have a chance, since the Iraq war is unpopular even with a lot of Republicans now, and he has been critical of the war for awhile. Like most Republicans he has other problems (like his relationship with a voting machine company), but he has military creds and doesn't seem as spectacularly stupid as some of the others. He might be a tougher opponent than, say, Allen or Frist.
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FernBell Donating Member (233 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-03-06 08:22 PM
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70. McCain is, mainly cuz he's the only one who's not a crook
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-04-06 07:40 PM
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80. McCain is 70 years old
I don't think he has too much time left to rise.
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-03-06 08:25 PM
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71. There will be, of course
We'll see who survives Tuesday night's massacre.
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election_2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-04-06 03:21 PM
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72. Lindsey Graham, Tom McClintock, Steve King
Graham has already begun grooming himself in the U.S. Senate.

McClintock is a possibility only if he wins CA Lt.Gov. on Tuesday, giving him a stepping-stone to run for Governor in 2010.

Watch for Congressman Steve King to run for the Harkin or Grassley seats, when either of them retire.

Look for Mark Kirk or Tim Johnson to run for Governor in Illinois in 2010, especially if Blagojevich's approval ratings disintegrate.

Saxton could be going places, if he defeats Kulongoski.

Watch out for Terri Lynn Land and Candice Miller in Michigan. The Dems will need a strong open-seat candidate is Levin retires in '08, or when Granholm is term-limited out of gubernatorial reelection in '10.

Dino Rossi will probably give Gregoire rematch headaches again in Washington state.

John Sununu could be a dark horse sometime down the road.

In Tennessee, Lamar Alexander could become a "senator for life" if Rosalind Kurita doesn't defeat him in '08.
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-04-06 05:47 PM
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74. Is there a possibility Bredesen will take on Alexander?
No offense to Kurita, who I'm sure would make a great Senator, but from the Governor's mansion he'd have a much better shot at launching a challenge to Alexander.

Besides is Kurita even planning on running?
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election_2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-04-06 11:41 PM
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82. I'm sure Kurita is considering it
Bredesen is going to have his hands full with his second term. Besides, it might be better to keep Bredesen as an option in the wings for 2012, in the event that Corker beats Ford.
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-05-06 03:42 AM
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84. Good point
Bredesen would destroy Corker.
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Ninja Jordan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-05-06 12:12 AM
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83. Ford (if he loses on Tues.) should run against Alexander in '08
Kurita won't win.
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election_2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-05-06 11:11 AM
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85. Why do you say that?
I think Kurita would be a much cleaner candidate than Ford, and that's what the Dems will need in '08 (especially if the prez nomination process goes the way I think it will).
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-04-06 05:45 PM
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73. J Kenneth Blackwell
Oh wait, nevermind
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trashcanistanista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-04-06 06:50 PM
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77. no
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American Jesus Donating Member (288 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-04-06 07:09 PM
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78. A certain Senator Macacawitz WAS their rising star
Key word here: WAS ;)
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-04-06 07:43 PM
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81. Mike Steele, he's hip-hoppin his way to the United States Senate
Or at least that's what his facebook profile says.
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