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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:51 AM
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In Defense of Career politicians
And there's a lot to defend. Deciding that you want to spend your life in elected politics does not, de facto, make one a self-serving, greedy, corrupt person. I think the best defense though, is an example of some career politicians who are not self-serving, greedy and corrupt.

Dennis Kucinich
Bernie Sanders
Pat Leahy
Russ Feingold
Teddy Kennedy
Sherrod Brown


Here's an example of someone who is not a career politician:

Nancy Pelosi.
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:54 AM
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1. Yup, they are not to blame Plenty of newer politicans are more corrupt and bigger idiots.
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 09:54 AM by Jennicut
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margotb822 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:16 PM
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2. I think the interesting thing is that
there is far more corruption and scandal in teh Republican ranks. It would appear that they are the most self-serving among us. Ah, the sweet smell of hypocrisy.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:53 PM
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3. This ended up being a short thread.
But I agree.

Kennedy is reason alone to be against term limits (which I feel are inherently undemocratic anyways). I have no real issues with career politicians...if they're good. And the ones you listed are just that.
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