Jefferson out

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  1. bobbyd

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    I'm still kind of surprised, but kudos to the folks in the New Orleans area that gave William "Frozen Assets" Jefferson (Democrat-Louisiana) the boot. Considering the long history of corrupt politics in that part of the state, i really assumed Jefferson would have a position as long as he chose to.
     
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    I don't get it, it was still a contest. What is with people. First Ted Stevens now this joker almost makes it back in office. Have we no standards?

    I am happy to see the first Vietnamese-American Congressman. This was truly an historic election... :thumbs:
     
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    In a state with an Indian governor. So much for them racist repubs.....
     
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    Not to mention racist southerners.

    Unfortunately it is an anomaly. Like Begich in Alaska, the incumbent was so bad that the electoral went against their history and tradition. A viable opponent will unseat either of these the next time around.
     
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    I think Jindal's approval ratings were 77% last year.....not to argue....
     
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    Perhaps the next to go will be Senator? Dodd for taking illegal loan from mortgage banker, Rep. McDermott [Wash} for illegal wire tapping [ten years ago wasn't it? of course the wheels of justice turn slowly where dems are concerned] and Barney F. Franks on general principles.
     
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    Not sure what that means..


    There was someone up north just found guilty of DUI. I believe in leading by example.
     
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    Yep, I like him a lot. He was a strong leader during the last hurricane. He's young and very smart. I think he has a good future in politics ahead of him.
     
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    He is out of office! Republicans punish their crooks and perverts. democrats honor theirs; wasn't there a stand ing ovation for Gary Studs? Jefferson was reelected after the frozen $90,000 was found.
     
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    Don't know but Ted Stevens sure got one...
     
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    He's not out of office yet. His term doesn't end until 1/3/2009 and he chose not to run for reelection so he wasn't booted. He also fathered a kid out of wedlock.

     
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    Ted Stevens got kicked out. Wonder why it takes so long to prosecute democrat crooks?
     
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    It is that culture of corruption in the Democratic Party.
     
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    So! He is out while the democrat perverts and crooks remain in office. As far as I know Jefferson was the only one voted out. The former Speaker of the House Wright of Texas is out but I don't recall the particular means just now.
     
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    Then same as Ted was voted out after conviction, Jefferson was voted out after conviction. What's the difference? They were both allowed to stay until found guilty.
     
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    Former Senator Stevens was indicted, tried, convicted and voted out in a matter of months. As far as I know Jefferson has not been tried yet; he was reelected after they found the frozen graft, so the case has dragged on for more than two years. McDermott is still unpunished after ~10 years. Barney F. Franks is still there. Foley got canned immediately.
     
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    So the Dem's did better, they voted Jefferson out before he was found guilty.

    Remember that clause about innocent until proven guilty? He isn't a felon until he is found guilty of the felony but again, the Dem's voted him out based on suspicion so you should give them credit. Ted Stevens was found to be a 7x felon and just about won which means he still had a large conservative following.
     
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    LeBuick.

    It is really heart warming to see someone who is so concerned about his fellow man.:thumbs: I can rest much easier tonight:sleeping_2: realizing that our country will soon be in the hands of people like you who can see the good in every man,:saint: regardless of whether that one is a terrorist, one who uses his office to extort money, one who is a misogynist, one who pals around with Marxists and America hating racist pastors, people with just any number of unnamed misdeeds. :1_grouphug:
     
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    Isn't America a great place to live, you can be all of those and American also. :thumbs:

    What other nation would let you burn the flag in protest then run for the highest office of the land... :laugh:

    Seriously, I do think there is good and bad in everyone. The trick is to accentuate the good so the bad is less noticeable.
     
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    I was still living in south LA during Katrina and Rita, and while Blanco, Landrieu, Vitter and "Candy Man" Nagin were hiding in their hotels waiting for their next news conference Bobby Jindal was usually knee deep in water some where actually trying to help people out. In fact i remember hearing on WAFB more than once, something along the lines of "If we can get Rep. Jindal in the studio or on the phone we will interview him..." and at times they had to interview him in his Cajun Reeboks and soaking wet.

    Bobby Jindal is one of the people to watch in the next few years.
     

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