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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:28 PM
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This just seems strange to me.
On December 16, 2007, Congresswoman Mary Bono(R-CA)



Married Congressman Connie Mack(R-FL)



Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution requires it's members to be citizens of the State they represent on the day of the election.

So legally, these two married people don't even live in the same State!



Am I crazy or is this just weird?
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But.... Donating Member (656 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:31 PM
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1. Man...
those long distance relationships are tough, I wonder if they ever get the chance to see each other :sarcasm:
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amdezurik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:35 PM
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2. they probbly visit the K Street repuke Glory-Hole...
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zipplewrath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:41 PM
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3. Yeah, you're crazy.
They were elected before they "met". They are residents of their states, but spend alot of time in the same place. You don't have to be a citizen of a state necesssarily in order to get married in that state. Congress critters can get their way around alot of these issues because they happen to know alot of lawyers.

Now, since they are both in the SEVERE minority within their parties, one can imagine that one or the other is planning on quitting at some time in the future and taking up residence in the others state.
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:39 PM
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7. Maybe not so crazy
With all of the Prop8 talk lately I stumbled onto the circumstances of this "strange" marriage today.

Can you imagine how complicated their tax preparation is?

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zipplewrath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:46 PM
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11. Yes
That's the first thing I thought of. She'd probably like to claim Florida residency because there is no state income tax. I'm curious if you can file a federal return as "married filing jointly" if you aren't residence of the same state. I also wonder if his income becomes taxible on her California income tax.
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GoneOffShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:44 PM
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4. They only do it when they're in DC?
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:43 PM
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8. That's a switch. Usually they're fucking the working class when they're in D.C.
:hide:
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:49 PM
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5. To derail the conversation one bit, this is another good example of why domestic partnerships are
no substitute for legal marriage. Yes, they can be married while maintaining legal residences in separate states, and why not? My parents lived in separate states (and countries, sometimes) for business reasons for very many years, and they had a successful marriage. Even if these are repubs, they can manage it too.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:25 PM
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6. No weirder than having a president and vice president from the same state...
...for the past eight years.

U.S. Constitution, 12th Amendment
"The Electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves;"
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:31 PM
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15. What pisses me off about that little fact
is how the media, at the time, announced that Cheney was "moving" back to Wyoming in order to get around the Constitution.
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TK421 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:44 PM
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9. Mary Mack? That DOES seem strange!
and I thought Marcy Darcy was bad...
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:46 PM
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10. lol
:rofl:
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TK421 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:47 PM
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12. Hey....at least it wasn't Connie Bono?
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:49 PM
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13. And at least she didn't marry John Boehner
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 03:49 PM by prodn2000
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:51 PM
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14. Ah, but they're rethuglicans.



Which means they can do anything they want to do until they get caught.

And when they get caught all they have to do is say it was someone else's fault.

They never change.


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