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Old 12-09-2008, 04:34 PM
 
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Question;

This is my first time bidding on a senatorial position and I was wondering if anyone out there knows how much I should start my offer at. I definitely don't want to wind-up overpaying because I'd like to have a little something left over so as to buy two congressional positions and maybe even a judgeship or two.

Should I start low and keep raising or go directly for the maximum I can afford?



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Old 12-09-2008, 04:45 PM
 
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Someone's seat is up for grabs? Male or female?
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Old 12-09-2008, 04:55 PM
 
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It's unbelievable how corrupt the politicians in Illinois are. Especially Democrats and the politicians in Chicago. Why do people in the State keep electing these crooks election after election for decades?
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:03 PM
 
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It's unbelievable how corrupt the politicians in Illinois are. Especially Democrats and the politicians in Chicago. Why do people in the State keep electing these crooks election after election for decades?
Because they're hoping for change?

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Old 12-09-2008, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Maybe they should just hold an auction. If you're going to be corrupt then at least be honest and let it out in the open. How many Il governors gone to jail does this make? Please Il, keep up the good work. Your governors' actions are helping some to forget Louisiana's former governor Edwin Edwards, also a Democrat.
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:20 PM
 
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Here is another one who's seat should be for sale:

Court denies Sen. Craig's effort to withdraw sex-sting plea - CNN.com

He now claims his "wide stance" had been misinterpreted by the arresting officer and that he had pleaded guilty simply to get the matter over with..

What a piece of work..
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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To paraphrase something liberals said during the Clinton administration. That was his private life, it was just harmless sex and so it's no body's business.

Difference between Craig and the above case is one was an invitation to having gay sex in a public restroom,...not at all connected to the office he holds. The Il governor was charged in crimes DIRECTLY related to the office he holds. One's an embarassment and the other is a potential prison sentence.
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Midessa, Texas Home Yangzhou, Jiangsu temporarily
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Man I don't know the going rate for a senate seat is, so I would probably start low to leave room to negotiate. You might also consider some quid pro quo to sweeten the deal. Don't offer any quid pro quo to Larry Craig though, unless you're into that kind of thing. Could be awkward.
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:41 PM
 
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To paraphrase something liberals said during the Clinton administration. That was his private life, it was just harmless sex and so it's no body's business.

Difference between Craig and the above case is one was an invitation to having gay sex in a public restroom,...not at all connected to the office he holds. The Il governor was charged in crimes DIRECTLY related to the office he holds. One's an embarassment and the other is a potential prison sentence.
I'm not debating one or the other.. I'm saying both incidents are grotesque.. I have no respect for either the governor or the senator from idaho.. it seems both let power get to their heads and think they are beyond the law...
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:59 PM
 
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Alex, I'll take, "Who is Ted Stevens for $100."
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