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The Company You Keep

by: DavidNYC

Mon Mar 10, 2008 at 4:00 PM EDT

Match the following statements...

1) George Bush is "the right man at the right time."

2) "Let's put the United States first again, and John McCain is the man as president who will help us do that."

3) "There is not a better Congressman in Washington than Chris Shays."

4) "I can't say enough good things about Ileana Ros-Lehtinen; she has been my friend since I was first elected to office."

... to the list of politicians below:

A) Zell Miller

B) Joe Lieberman

C) Harold Ford

D) Debbie Wasserman Schultz

I doubt anyone needs an answer key to know who said what. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a member of the DCCC's leadership, sure keeps good company.

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So what?
Now Democrats can't keep company and friendships with Republicans, are they untouchables now or what. I don't see the point. Wasserman is one of the most liberal members of the house, and head of the "Red to Blue" Program. In the capitol building there's a certain degree of respect and amnity expected and kept between members, which is why so many Republicans started jeering at Rep. Schmidt was well when she made her statements about Murtha. It's considered kind of unprofessional to campaign against Representatives from your own state delegation directly, attnending fundraisers and whatnot these days is perfectly fine. But we barely have a race against Ros-Lehtenin, it's a Republican district, so no real damage done, and it's not like her statements are that importany anyway, unless we give them importance. People should be allowed to say nice things about their friends, period, as politics should not come in between friendship and family.  

Call no man happy until he is dead-Aeschylus

It's called "Red to Blue" for a reason
She's in the leadership of the "Red to Blue" program. I sure hope they're going after Republican districts, so we can get enough seats to get things done.

And for being so liberal, I wonder what this quote is all about.

She worked last year, Ros-Lehtinen says, ''like a tiger'' to help quash a push to ease travel and trade restrictions, delivering pro-travel advocates a big loss.

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This isn't a tea party.
We've got a war to end, an economy to salvage, a health care disaster that needs to be fixed, and here you are wistfully longing for more pols to indulge each other in bipartisan backslapping?

Give me a break.

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Now, I'm not going to say this rude, as you did, but what I want is more bipartisanship, and less virulent partisanship which has become so widespread. That, and I'm upholding my personal, over opinion and policy; politics doesn't come between family and personal friendships. I'm a raging liberal, but because I've always lived in obnoxiously conservative areas I've never had liberal friends, and my family is mostly very conservative, so I have a personal belief of ambability between parties, upholding certain boundries, (which infuriates because the Republicans on't uphold them), and that most of all, people shouldn't let politics come between family and friendship.

Call no man happy until he is dead-Aeschylus

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