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Senator Kirk

deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
edited September 2009 in Debate and/or Discourse
Paul Kirk has apparently been chosen to replace Ted Kennedy in the Senate until a special election can be held.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ivEDvT9bYPFIxmY4gvlBgeXDHUmwD9ATQ7580

He used to be head of the DNC and now he runs the Kennedy library. Well, I guess ran the Kennedy library, because now he's a senator. It was a pretty smart move to pick someone connected to the Kennedy family, because maybe he'll have more voice than another temporary senator would.

Also, he's not running for the permanent seat, which is pretty cool of him to do.

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  • KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    aweso.....



    wait Paul kirk?

    not Jim Kirk?

    Never mind I don't care anymore

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  • _J__J_ Pedant Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2009
    So we shall have poorly choreographed fights on the senate floor? And sex with green women in the cloak rooms?

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  • Brian888Brian888 Registered User
    edited September 2009
    If this doesn't lead to a Star Trek joke by Colbert, I'll be disappointed forever.

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  • JustinSane07JustinSane07 __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2009
    The Republicans are gonna be pissed about that one.

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  • _J__J_ Pedant Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2009
    The Republicans are gonna be pissed about that one.

    "My god...the Democrats have a librarian on their side!'

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  • monikermoniker Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Makes as much sense as anyone. Still, it being a purposefully temporary appointment that is guaranteed to be replaced in a couple months it would have been interesting if he appointed someone with extreme bona fides in health care policy or something.

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  • monikermoniker Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    _J_ wrote: »
    The Republicans are gonna be pissed about that one.

    "My god...the Democrats have a librarian on their side!'

    Hey, don't fuck with us. We know where all the blue laws are cataloged.

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  • HachfaceHachface Not the Minister Farrakhan you're thinking of Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    The Huffington Post ran some rampant speculation that Elizabeth Warren could be running for the seat in January. This is probably just HuffPo's irrational exuberance but that would be pretty cool. I think Elizabeth Warren might be one of the objectively best people on the planet.

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  • chamberlainchamberlain Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    _J_ wrote: »
    The Republicans are gonna be pissed about that one.

    "My god...the Democrats have a librarian on their side!'

    captain-james-t-kirk-awesome1.jpg

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  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I have a feeling he's really going to shake things up in CONNNNNNNNNNgress.

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  • RiusRius Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Man, a topic title like that does nothing but get my hopes up

    And then they are dashed

    I am sad.

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  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    _J_ wrote: »
    The Republicans are gonna be pissed about that one.

    "My god...the Democrats have a librarian on their side!'
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  • ZimmydoomZimmydoom Registered User
    edited September 2009
    Have the Pubs sent out a press release saying they are planning to run Denny Crane in the upcoming special election?

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  • Panda4YouPanda4You Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Raiden333 wrote: »
    I have a feeling he's really going to shake things up in CONNNNNNNNNNgress.
    Ugh... :^:

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  • emnmnmeemnmnme Heard about this on conservative radio:Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Raiden333 wrote: »
    I have a feeling he's really going to shake things up in CONNNNNNNNNNgress.

    Boooo!

    *throws rotten fruit at Raiden*

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  • chrono_travellerchrono_traveller Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    emnmnme wrote: »
    Raiden333 wrote: »
    I have a feeling he's really going to shake things up in CONNNNNNNNNNgress.

    Boooo!

    *throws rotten fruit at Raiden*

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Way up inside your butthole, Morty. WAAAAY up inside there.Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Panda4You wrote: »
    Raiden333 wrote: »
    I have a feeling he's really going to shake things up in CONNNNNNNNNNgress.
    Ugh... :^:

    It made me groan and giggle at the same time.

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
  • override367override367 ALL minions Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    So what? none of the proposed healthcare legislation does anything to pharma beyond giving it a blowjob

    They're all up in arms about insurance (which I agree with) but ignoring the stupidity of our drugs patent system making people pay $Prostitute for pills that should cost $Steak Dinner

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  • chamberlainchamberlain Registered User regular
    edited September 2009

    at least he is not under the thumb of the dreaded quadro-triticale special interests.

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    He's also on the board of a major insurance provider.

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    So Kennedy was Ensign Ricky?

    ...

    Too soon?

    :(

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  • deowolfdeowolf Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Too soon.

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  • JustinSane07JustinSane07 __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2009
    Which provider, DOTS?

    Don't say BCBS.
    Don't say BCBS.
    Don't say BCBS.

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    He's also on the board of a major insurance provider.

    Man what the fuck? Is it too much to ask that we get someone who isn't beholden to the medical industry? We may as well count him as a vote against reform. It's almost an insult that he's taking Kennedy's seat.

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