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Old 04-02-2007, 07:37 AM   #1
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Post Will Money Buy The Presidents Job?

Two Democratic presidential candidates broke previous fundraising records during the first three months of the year, with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton setting a high bar of $26 million in new contributions for the quarter.
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Old 04-02-2007, 08:02 AM   #2
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This is scary, to answer you question.....YES, unfortuately.
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Old 04-02-2007, 04:45 PM   #3
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If politics isn't about money, what is it about?

I would like to think it is about public service. However looking at wanna-be-gov-nuh John Breaux's multi-million dollar mansion in Maryland sorta makes me doubt that.
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Old 04-02-2007, 10:02 PM   #4
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Who wants a leader that's not smart/talented/driven enough to be financially successful?
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Old 04-02-2007, 10:44 PM   #5
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Thats just fine...but what if that "leader" inherited the money?
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Old 04-03-2007, 06:27 AM   #6
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Thats just fine...but what if that "leader" inherited the money?
Then their credentials will speak for themselves. Bush has degrees from Harvard and Yale, and served as Governor of Texas before being elected President twice.

You think Paris Hilton will have a similar life story just because of her inheritance?
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Old 04-03-2007, 09:30 AM   #7
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>Thats just fine...but what if that "leader" inherited the money?

Then their wealth wouldn't be an indicator of their abilities. So what?
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Old 04-03-2007, 06:57 PM   #8
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>Thats just fine...but what if that "leader" inherited the money?

Then their wealth wouldn't be an indicator of their abilities. So what?
So what? So the wealthy have an alarming way of gettin involved in politics and becoming our "leaders". Lemme break that down into managable pieces for ya...alot of dumbasses with fat bank accounts and too much time on their hands end up "leading" our city/state/country! And yeah, that bothers me somewhat...how bout you?
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Old 04-03-2007, 07:01 PM   #9
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I say the golden rule here Al

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So what? So the wealthy have an alarming way of gettin involved in politics and becoming our "leaders". Lemme break that down into managable pieces for ya...alot of dumbasses with fat bank accounts and too much time on their hands end up "leading" our city/state/country! And yeah, that bothers me somewhat...how bout you?
The man with the gold rules There are many people that come from money and start way up the ladder and will never be able to see the plight of the working man. Their daddy or sugar daddy has made them into kept people in many cases with not much on the ball other than easy money.
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Old 04-03-2007, 08:20 PM   #10
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So what? So the wealthy have an alarming way of gettin involved in politics and becoming our "leaders". Lemme break that down into managable pieces for ya...alot of dumbasses with fat bank accounts and too much time on their hands end up "leading" our city/state/country! And yeah, that bothers me somewhat...how bout you?



Amen to that. Would suit me just fine, if we could take the money out of politics. as it is now.. the corporations with Ungodly amounts of money, have so much influence

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>.alot of dumbasses with fat bank accounts and too much time on their hands end up "leading" our city/state/country!

Like who?
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Old 04-03-2007, 11:00 PM   #12
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>.alot of dumbasses with fat bank accounts and too much time on their hands end up "leading" our city/state/country!

Like who?
Good God, man, where shall I start? Which branch? Executive? Legislative? Judicial? I dont have that much time, I'm afraid. Just turn the TV to the news, or the radio, or open the newspaper...or look at your welcome screen online.
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So that's an "I don't know?"
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>.alot of dumbasses with fat bank accounts and too much time on their hands end up "leading" our city/state/country!

Like who?
John Breaux? (duck)
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Old 04-04-2007, 05:53 PM   #15
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>.alot of dumbasses with fat bank accounts and too much time on their hands end up "leading" our city/state/country!

Like who?
Ted Kennedy...Al Gore...Dan Quayle...Nelson Rockefeller...Mary Landreiu... Would ANYBODY in their right mind argue that these people's main qualifications for the job are that they had alot of time on their rather leisurely hands and came from privileged, monied families with political agendas and legacies?
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