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Old 04-07-2009, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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The MN senate race has gone on long enough. During these hard economic times MN needs representation in DC!

I visited Tim Walzes office in DC last month and they said all of MN reps are swamped filling the void of one less senator.

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Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat, has complained that her staff is overworked dealing with constituent issues.
Franken widens lead in Minnesota Senate recount - Los Angeles Times

Al Franken has won the election. Our vote has spoken. Our state is suffering from this loss of representation. Gov. Pawlenty will not certify Franken due to political party games.

Please write Gov. Pawlenty and tell him, "enough is enough. We want full representation for MN."

E-mail Pawenty at: tim.pawlenty@state.mn.us <tim.pawlenty@state.mn.us>
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Mahtomedi, MN
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My understanding is this is not executive mater, but judicial. The Gov is not empowered to choose a winner. Amy should shut her pie hole if all she can do is whine. That won't help sort it out either. Better to get it right, than hand the seat to Al or Norm. Bummer that it takes so long though.
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Old 04-08-2009, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Couldn't there have been ANY better choice between Coleman and Franken? Coleman couldn't beat Jesse Ventura in the Gov Race and now couldn't beat Al Franken for a Senate seat. Enough already. How hard is it to count? Didn't anyone learn how in school???
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Old 04-08-2009, 06:13 PM
 
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My understanding is this is not executive mater, but judicial. The Gov is not empowered to choose a winner. Amy should shut her pie hole if all she can do is whine. That won't help sort it out either. Better to get it right, than hand the seat to Al or Norm. Bummer that it takes so long though.

First, donít you think that was a highly disparaging remark about a Senator who is doing everything she can for her constituents here in MN?

Second, Pawlenty can certify Frankin as Senator anytime. Failure to do so will probably cost him his career as Governor this next election.


This Week With Barack Obama: Governor Tim Pawlenty needs to certify Al Franken as Minnesota's next senator
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Old 04-08-2009, 06:24 PM
 
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My understanding is this is not executive mater, but judicial. The Gov is not empowered to choose a winner. Amy should shut her pie hole if all she can do is whine. That won't help sort it out either. Better to get it right, than hand the seat to Al or Norm. Bummer that it takes so long though.
you forget old jebby bush ended the same question in 2000

YOU SHOULD CONSIDER SHUTTING YOUR OWN PIEHOLE

Old norm sealed his fate when he backed bush and then backed palenty when old timmy decided that the people facing foreclosures were on their own.

old timmy is the next kick out

repubs caused this same real estate bubble in 81-88

because trickle down DOES NOT WORK

this time we did not believe their lies like happend in 88 when daddy bush lied .. READ HIS LIPS NO NEW TAXES
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Old 04-08-2009, 06:29 PM
 
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Couldn't there have been ANY better choice between Coleman and Franken? Coleman couldn't beat Jesse Ventura in the Gov Race and now couldn't beat Al Franken for a Senate seat. Enough already. How hard is it to count? Didn't anyone learn how in school???
ITs not about counting

Its about coleman is going to waste as much taxpayer money as he can because he is pissed he got beat by a COMEDIAN..JUST like he got beat by a Wrestler.

Plus when seated frankin gives us that magic filibuster proof senate AND THE REPUBS ARE not willing to let that happen.

REMEMBER THIS WHEN YOU VOTE TO KICK TIMMY OUT IN 2 YEARS
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Old 04-09-2009, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Mahtomedi, MN
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First, donít you think that was a highly disparaging remark about a Senator who is doing everything she can for her constituents here in MN?

Second, Pawlenty can certify Frankin as Senator anytime. Failure to do so will probably cost him his career as Governor this next election.


This Week With Barack Obama: Governor Tim Pawlenty needs to certify Al Franken as Minnesota's next senator
All I am saying is there is a clearly defined protocol. Mr. Coleman is not likely to come out on top, but the law clearly states that the appeal process is to be completed before a winner is certified. It matters not what Mr. President or the other senator has to say about it. Ironic that they say Pawlenty is being partisan when they are clearly pushing for circumvention. I would feel the same way if the totals were swapped. Let it play itself out, and then fix the problems with counting the votes so it does not happen again.

A change in political climate is likely to cost Pawlenty the next election.
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Old 04-09-2009, 02:40 PM
 
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I think Richard Dean Anderson (TV's "MacGyver") should be appointed.
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Old 04-09-2009, 03:02 PM
 
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ITs not about counting

Its about coleman is going to waste as much taxpayer money as he can because he is pissed he got beat by a COMEDIAN..JUST like he got beat by a Wrestler.

Plus when seated frankin gives us that magic filibuster proof senate AND THE REPUBS ARE not willing to let that happen.

REMEMBER THIS WHEN YOU VOTE TO KICK TIMMY OUT IN 2 YEARS
Don't worry TPaw, you will still have my vote!
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Old 04-09-2009, 08:14 PM
 
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Don't worry TPaw, you will still have my vote!
What has "TPaw" done to better MN since he has been govenor?
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