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Oct 05, 2008

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Mal

I'm glad you picked up on the Eschaton thread, and thanks for the good summary.

John  Emerson

One would guess that the large number of GOP Senators not elected in2006 would be reluctant to support her.

David Terrenoire

Six years ago, I wanted someone to ask, "Mrs. Dole, if, by cance you should lose, where in Salisbury will you be living?"

Of course, no one asked, but maybe people are paying attention now.

V for Virginia

Still, becoming the first Dem to win a Senate seat in a presidential year since Sam Ervin in 1968 would be a big damn deal.

Also, a damn big deal.

Good luck NC/Ms. Hagan/America/The World!

Rick

Thanks, excellent summary for those of us outside NC.

Hugh

If this holds to be true, the upside for Liddy will be no more pesky US Senate business getting in the way of getting her nails done, beauty salon coiffs, shopping, luncheons and no more boring trips to North Carolina a few times a year.

Bill

No member on the finance or banking committees should be reelected. They all let us down. Too busy playing partisan politics. It's disgraceful.

Loki Smith

My fav Dole line from 2002 was that she knew Rumsfeld and he was the Best Sec of Defense.

Tried to find out if She was the Sec of Trans who delayed air bags but I could not find out and the bowles camp didn't care.

af

I remember calling and writing Dole to tell her that I was against Bush's Social Security plan. She had the nerve to send me a letter telling me that because I liked Social Security the way it was, I must not care about my children.

She had some Young Republican flake of a man call me at home and argue with me about how great life was in Chile without Social Security.

She's for immigrants in the state, then she's against them. She's against offshore drilling, then she's for it.

She's never around.

No wonder she's toast in this state.

Dan

The first thing I remember about Sen. Dole was how, right after her election, she withdrew all Senate support for a light rail system for Raleigh/Durham. Now that we're reading about greater-than-expected ridership of Charlotte's light rail system, and about $4 gasoline, this lack of support looks like it really was a lack of leadership.

The second thing I remember about her is how she refused to stand up for North Carolinians during the OLF debate, until after the question was effectively settled. Again, a lack of leadership.

The third thing I remember is...well, actually nothing. I can't think of a single piece of legislation that she drove that was passed, or a single thing she's done for the state. No leadership whatsoever.

Hell, it's a news story if she just visits.

I'm glad to see that my fellow Tar Heels are about to tell Sen. Dole: thanks for nothing.

Rickey

As a Norfolk native who's been in Seattle for a decade, good to hear news from ground level there.

Beelzebubba

Dole sent me a letter stating that Teri Shaivo should have her day in court. I knew she was a cruel, ruthless skank when she wanted to compel a cadver to testify on its own behalf.

Eric

Beelzebubba, FTW!

annatopia

i caught on to kay hagan back when she gave her speech at the yearly NC fundraiser. donated to her immediately, then found out she was lawton's neice. lawton was my hero back when i was a young floridian. he was a fantastic guy, and here's hoping we can send his neice to the senate!

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