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Old 11-26-2007, 12:33 PM
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Default Sen. Lott reportedly set to resign

"While the exactly reason Lott is stepping down before he finishes his term is unknown, the general speculation is that a quick departure immunizes Lott against tougher restrictions in a new lobbying law that takes effect at the end of the year. That law would require Senators to wait two-years before entering the lucrative world of lobbying Congress."

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Old 11-26-2007, 03:40 PM
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This is the great disgusting secret of American politics. Michael Oxley, the Republican sponsor of Sarbanes-Oxley, for example is now consulting for companies to help them avoid the very law he drafted. I think it's starting to be widely recognized by entrants that Washington public service can be very lucrative after the fact.
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:46 PM
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Hastert is resigning within the next month as well. I was unaware of this possible lobbying angle as a reason.
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:49 PM
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Hastert is resigning within the next month as well

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Unfortunately, the chances of electing a dem out here are pretty slim...
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:50 PM
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Hastert is resigning within the next month as well

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Unfortunately, the chances of electing a dem out here are pretty slim...

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You dont like Denny the Walrus? Shame on you elwood!!

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Old 11-26-2007, 03:54 PM
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Default Re: Sen. Lott reportedly set to resign

The article says Kyl is poised to be the next minority whip. Do you think this could be problematic for the legalization of online poker, since Kyl is one of our biggest enemies?
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Old 11-26-2007, 04:07 PM
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Hastert is resigning within the next month as well

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Unfortunately, the chances of electing a dem out here are pretty slim...

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Yeah, the turn dupage blue movement probably won't pick up any steam. Hastert's district, of which I am a resident, will stay with the republicans till the end of time.
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Old 11-26-2007, 04:10 PM
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The article says Kyl is poised to be the next minority whip. Do you think this could be problematic for the legalization of online poker, since Kyl is one of our biggest enemies?

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Absolutely. If the GOP ever wins back the Senate, the anti-gambling forces will be able to get whatever legislation they want passed.
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Old 11-26-2007, 04:10 PM
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Hastert is resigning within the next month as well

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Unfortunately, the chances of electing a dem out here are pretty slim...

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Yeah, the turn dupage blue movement probably won't pick up any steam. Hastert's district, of which I am a resident, will stay with the republicans till the end of time.

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I'm in Hastert's district as well...I can't see any change any time soon either, unfortunately.
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Old 11-26-2007, 04:16 PM
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PS How are the twins doing? [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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They're doing great. Thanks for asking. 2 months old yesterday. (non-politics pics below)





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