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MH1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 08:08 AM
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[OT] OMG. Mega "awwwww...."
I don't recall that Gil Spencer was overly favorable to Joe Sestak during the campaign (I don't remember him being unfair, either). But he's been doing a series of columns recently that just get more and more positive. I just had to share this excerpt from today's with you all.

http://www.delcotimes.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=17594750...

(and yes, it's more than 4 paragraph breaks, but it's dialog, so how does one count paragraphs? It's a pretty long column so I think I'm meeting the spirit of fair use here.)

I ask him to name the last movie he saw. He cant.

"I took my daughter," he says. "It was the one with the penguin in it."

"Happy Feet?" I guess.

"Yeah," he says, seemingly amazed. "How did you know that?"

He knows fiber optics, satellites and global tracking capabilities. I know movies.

I ask him a pop culture question: "Do you know who Borat is?"

He has no idea. Good.

I ask him how he met his wife. That, he knows.

They met in St. Petersburg (Russia, not Florida). He was on a military exchange program. She was there to study "ethnicity" for the Institute of Defense Analysis.

"It was a beautiful night," he recalled. "I met her and I knew she was it."

He proposed after just two days. She turned him down. She was seeing someone else at the time.

"She didnt accept until eight years later," Sestak says.

How did he convince her?

"Just like this campaign," he replies. "I was persistent."


Awww. Just... :loveya:

And, oh yeah, I got an invitation to his Congressional swearing-in ceremony and reception on Jan. 4. I'll be there. :patriot:

(Can I be really silly and put a Kerry/Sestak '08 graphic in my sig? Who wants to make one for me?)
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 08:17 AM
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1. Your representative is cool
Those comments are really really sweet and great. It should be great being at the swearing in.
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beachmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 08:24 AM
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2. You're so lucky to have such a wonderful Rep.!
I am envious. Fedup and I are represented by one of the most notorious rubber stamp Repubs in the Congress. Put it to you this way -- she calls Dick Cheney a friend.
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TayTay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 08:28 AM
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3. What a great guy!
This is a wonderful and touching story. (Your new Congressman is a wonk. I like him already.)

I am very happy that you can go to the Capitol on 1/4/07 and see our new Democratic Congress begin their work. That makes all the effort of the last 2 years worth it. Congratulations on electing such a wonderful, hard-working and knowledgeable guy. (I also love his 'meeting my wife' story. What a sweetheart!)
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 08:44 AM
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4. Cute story!
Joe Sestak is very cool!
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whometense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 08:59 AM
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5. That is sweet.
Tay just called him a wonk - I was about to call him a nerd! Same difference. All the best people are wonks and nerds. He sounds like a real sweetheart.
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MH1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:32 PM
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6. Thank you all for enjoying the story - now watch Joe on ABC This Week on Sunday!
Guest lineup for Sunday TV news shows

By The Associated Press | December 15, 2006

Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows:

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ABC's "This Week" -- Incoming Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.; retired Army Gen. Jack Keane; Rep.-elect Joe Sestak, D-Pa.; actor and activist Isaiah Washington.

:woohoo:

:bounce:

:-)

(Oh and yes, he is a sweet, intelligent, wonky and obviously caring kind of guy. Just like someone else we know. No wonder they hit it off so well.)
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