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TacticalPeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-15-10 02:44 PM
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Obama nominates Senator Roger Wicker R-MS to monitor U.N.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi is picking up some additional duties for the next few months.

President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that he has appointed Wicker as one of three people to represent the United States at the 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Obama also appointed an alternate.

Wicker's staff says he will keep his job as senator and will have largely ceremonial duties to monitor activities of the U.N.

http://www2.wjtv.com/jtv/ap_exchange/mississippi_news/a... /

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Fuck. This. Shit.

:grr:

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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-15-10 02:46 PM
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1. I don't think "ceremonial duties" warrants anybody getting their knickers in a twist. nt
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Inuca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-15-10 03:03 PM
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7. Especially not when
teh other Senator is a D. I assume that;s how it has been for a long time.
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-15-10 03:06 PM
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8. Yep, much ado about nothing. Thanks for posting the info below. Cheers. nt
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Cognitive_Resonance Donating Member (733 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-15-10 02:46 PM
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2. Keeps occupied and out of trouble. nt
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Kdillard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-15-10 02:46 PM
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3. Exactly.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-15-10 02:51 PM
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4. Hopefully that will cause him to miss several roll call votes in the Senate
nt
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-15-10 02:52 PM
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5. And who are the other 2?
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Inuca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-15-10 03:02 PM
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6. Here you go
Carol Fulp, Representative of the United States of America to the Sixty-fifth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations
Greg Nickels, Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Sixty-fifth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations
Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Representative of the United States of America to the Sixty-fifth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations (U.S. Senator from the State of New Hampshire)
Senator Roger Wicker, Representative of the United States of America to the Sixty-fifth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations (U.S. Senator from the State of Mississippi)
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2010/09/15/p...

Meaningless formality, nothing more.
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-15-10 03:22 PM
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10. Both Wicker and Shaheen are on the SFRC
I think both are also pretty junior, which makes sense as Senators - in either party, but especially the Democrats, would likely be too busy to have this responsibility. I wonder if it is to be the eyes of the committee - which has oversight - on what is happening there.
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KingFlorez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-15-10 03:17 PM
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9. Not sure why this is a problem
It's ceremonial.
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lamp_shade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-15-10 03:35 PM
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11. And your problem is?????
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-15-10 03:46 PM
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12. If the other Senator was a D I don't have a problem.
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PopSixSquish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-15-10 03:51 PM
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13. Congratulations on Your First Place Finish in the "Jump to Conclusions" Event Today
Now pose for a picture...

Two minutes with the Google would have told you exactly what this appointment was and who else was appointed.
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Inuca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-15-10 04:06 PM
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15. But that would have spoiled
all the funnnnn!
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-15-10 03:52 PM
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14. I haven't been so appalled since Greek Columns.
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