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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:59 AM
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Poll question: How many Republicans are going to resign next week?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:01 AM
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1. Hastert
He can't resist the pressure much longer.
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:49 AM
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9. Hastert has no morals. He let a pedophile stalk Congressional pages.
You really expect him to resign, ha ha ha..
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:04 AM
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2. None - they're the most ignorant fuckers on the planet...
...who RARELY do the right thing. :thumbsdown:
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:15 AM
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3. I agree...none at least no Congress rats. There is no upside...
BUt doing the "right" thing has little to do with it.

Resigning from a leadership position:

--surely doesn't help the individual resigning. Sacrifice is what R's ask _others_ to do. However, they may figure out how to "out" and dispatch more staffers and current pages, hopefully a Democrat.

--will keep the story alive and looking serious. Ignoring it they hope it'll go away.



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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:49 AM
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11. Hubris - they'll have to be taken down. n/t
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:15 AM
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4. A few scapegoted aides.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:18 AM
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5. You're probably right
The party of personal responsibility loves to blame low level staffers for everything... if they can't blame Democrats.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:26 AM
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6. None
But keep on dreaming.
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Wilber_Stool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:40 AM
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7. And here I thought we would
have to put them all in jail.
I could live with them all quitting.
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:43 AM
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8. Like Bert, My Favorite Number is 6
no other reason. Hey, a girl can dream, can't she? Imagine 6 gloriously (or rather ingloriously) open seats less than 1 month before the elections.....
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:48 AM
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10. Why does the poll have no choice for "0"? None.
I don't believe any Republicans will resign their seats. Hastert may resign his leadership position, but not his seat.
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genie_weenie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:49 AM
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12. Zero. The airwaves will be thick with lies
and none of them will resign... Maybe post election.
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:38 AM
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13. One, and it won't be Hastert.
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 11:39 AM by mcscajun
There'll be some other lowlife (an aide or something) sacrificed at the Republican Altar of Unity and Obfuscation, and the Senior Leadership will declare the house clean and the matter closed.

The wagons are circling around Hastert, the ranks are closing, and the circular firing squad has been given orders to disperse.

This all works for us, IMHO.
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:39 AM
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14. One. Hastert. The rest will hold on until they are thrown out by
the people.


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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:00 PM
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15. Probably none this week but a few could go down before the elections. nt
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:05 PM
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16. None - unless the rumour mill about a second Foleyesque rep about
to be uncovered is true... then I would guess we would see that person go and a bunch of staffers of Hastert's - but not Hastert.
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:07 PM
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17. none
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 12:08 PM by onenote
If we're referring to elected officials.

If we're referring to staff, maybe one.
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CrownPrinceBandar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:11 PM
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18. None....
personal accountability is not these guy's bag. They'll hang on until they're thrown under the train by their own party - which to some degree is happening now, but not with the ferocity that the situation demands. If there was truly any justice dozens of these crooks would be out on their asses by this point.

But, one upside is that we get to watch the GOP version of a phenomenon which I used to think was strictly Dem: the circular firing squad.
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