Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Sen. Craig Thomas passes away

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
 
EV_Ares Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-04-07 11:44 PM
Original message
Sen. Craig Thomas passes away
Sen. Craig Thomas (R-Wy.) died Monday night of leukemia, his office announced.

Thomas was a three-term senator who previously served five years in the House. He had been battling leukemia since November 2006, and returned to the hospital late last month for a second round of chemotherapy. His office announced earlier today that his cancer was resisting the treatment.

Full statement from his office after the jump.

Dem Gov pledges to appoint a republican to fill his seat.

The Associated Press reported earlier today that Gov. Dave Freudenthal, a Democrat, would appoint a successor from one of three finalists chosen by the state Republican party.


http://www.politico.com/blogs/thecrypt/0607/Sen_Craig_T...


Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-04-07 11:46 PM
Response to Original message
1. Positive thoughts for his family n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NoodleBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-04-07 11:47 PM
Response to Original message
2. I don't care what other people think-- I don't like to see anyone die.
and Freudenthal is doing the right thing by appointing a Republican. go him.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
RL3AO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-04-07 11:48 PM
Response to Reply #2
3. He has to by law.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NoodleBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-04-07 11:51 PM
Response to Reply #3
6. that law should be national-- that's what we have in AZ.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-05-07 12:12 AM
Response to Reply #2
8. no one gets outta here alive.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-04-07 11:49 PM
Response to Original message
4. Thoughts and prayers for his family.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-04-07 11:49 PM
Response to Original message
5. RIP and condolences to his family
Battling leukemia is a lousy way to go. I wish his family all the best.


Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-05-07 12:10 AM
Response to Original message
7. My condolensces to his family
I'm not from Wyoming so he never represented me.

When he annpunced he had leukemia, I sent an e-mail wishing him a speedy recovery.
I got back a thank you response.
It was not a personal response of course.
But, most U.S. Senators only send those responses to constituents and I did identify myself as NOT being one.
I thought it showed a lot of class.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-05-07 12:15 AM
Response to Original message
9. Man, you can be certain a Repig wouldn't return the favor of replacing a Dem with a Dem
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-05-07 12:21 AM
Response to Reply #9
10. In Wyoming they have no choice
Apparantly the law requires the replacement to come from the same party.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-05-07 12:25 AM
Response to Reply #10
11. Well, you could appoint a Repig who "changes" his party affiliation
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NoodleBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-05-07 12:49 AM
Response to Reply #11
12. would you like to see Barbara Boxer, Russ Feingold, Harry Reid, Tim Johnson, or any other Dem
replaced by a Democratic who just happens to switch parties immediately after being appointed to fill their unexpired terms?

This is a matter of principle. The people of Wyoming elected a Republican to represent them in 2006-- to overturn that mandate by exploiting the death of their favorite candidate would be a craven act of exploiting peoples' misfortune.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-05-07 12:54 AM
Response to Reply #12
13. I wouldn't like to see it happen, but I expect it. And, like I said, I know that's what they'd do
I was not saying that the Dem should have done this. I am saying that Repigs would have, put in a "Dem" who switched from Repig moments earlier.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NoodleBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-05-07 01:09 AM
Response to Reply #13
14. And you know this because you are every Republican governor of every US State?
Sure buddy.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-05-07 01:12 AM
Response to Reply #14
15. no, I know this because they are all so god damed hoest and trustworthy
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NoodleBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-05-07 01:20 AM
Response to Reply #15
16. yes, every republican is out to get YOU, mister, and you better watch your back
because there isn't a decent one out there, at all.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-05-07 05:03 PM
Response to Reply #12
18. As an outsider, I agree that's the fairest
Here, a by-election would be arranged almost immediately; but if that is not the system, I think it seems fairest to take the previous wishes of the voters into account.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-05-07 01:59 AM
Response to Reply #11
17. That's true
Except the Party submits 3 names and the Gov picks one of the 3
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-05-07 05:04 PM
Response to Original message
19. I'm sorry to hear that
Leukemia is a horrible disease, especially in older people.

RIP Mr. Thomas; and hoping for a cure for all forms of cancer.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Thu Jul 31st 2014, 10:53 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC