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November 15, 2006

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Claire, come home.

political moderate

Could she be with SAM GRAVES? We haven't see or heard from him since before the election.

LivesInTheSixth

Heck, I never saw or heard from him before the election either.

political moderate

Heck, I never saw or heard from him before the election either.

Wonder if he was on one of those famous taxpayer paid junkets...checking out Claire's vacation spot.

It won't take Claire as much time to catch up as it would the rest if they had taken time off.

craig

AH PM, very sneaky.
Trying to divert attention from our AWOL Senator Elect by shifting the conversation to an established Congressman. Very good, if you get much better at it we might let you into the GOP. But remember, we invented the slight of hand political tricks so we see them when you try to use them against us. How about this hypothosis? Part of my job is to hire people, if I hired someone and they called in sick on their first scheduled day of employment, I would probably withdraw my offer of employment. Can we do that now? I did read somewhere on here that she is having knee surgury, must be from too many knee jerk reactions that the Dems are famous for (couldn't help myself).

political moderate

craig---
"Chuckle" on part one...
"Groan" on your finale.
I'll score you about 8.0 on this post...

(You got extra credit for introducing humor back into these blogs. Jeez, it is so refreshing)

craig

8.0, I can live with that.
YW for the humor. Too many people that post on both sides of the fence take themselves too seriously. I wonder if they actually read what they post and think that it is reasonable. And I am just talking about all the personal insults that have been directed at me during my short time posting here. I will admit that a few of the wingnuts on both sides have made we want to reach through the screen and choke them (hey you think we could get a hold of Bill Gates and get him to add that feature?)

political moderate

Steve Jobs with Apple might be a better choice. Gates is trying to get Vista launched and it isn't going well.

You state it well by saying folks take themselves, and their opinions too seriously. One of the things I've enjoyed about your posts is the humor...sometimes very, very dry...but humor nevertheless.

craig

OK, enough being nice (I am a Republican after all). I am willing to give Claire a free pass on her pre-emptive use of sick time. For two main reasons; 1. What the hell am I going to do about it? And 2. She is a government employee, and probably union, so not much more should be expected of her (sarcasm intended). I am however curious who she will align herself with once she actually makes it to DC. If she hooks up with the right people she could go far. If she hooks up with the wrong people, she could end up indicted. And her history says she is not the best judge of character, so I am betting on indictment.

thurston

"Part of my job is to hire people, if I hired someone and they called in sick on their first scheduled day of employment, I would probably withdraw my offer of employment."

Claire McCaskill's official title is Senator-elect, meaning her "first scheduled day of employment" is mid-January 2007 when she takes the oath of office.

As it stands she missed the voting for Democratic Senate leaders (a foregone conclusion), meeting her new colleagues, and learning where the bathrooms are.
Not earth-shattering stuff.

Of course, if Sen. Talent would like to vacate his seat during the lame-duck session, I wouldn't object.

craig

BTW PM,
The only time the Huskers played West Virginia, your player of the game was your punter. Just wanted to throw that out there.

political moderate

OK, enough being nice---craig

You know, adult attention problems can be treated.

Sorry-Couldn't pass this one up.

craig

thurston,
First of all, I didn't hire her. Second, there are plenty of jobs out there that one of the conditions of employment is to attend an orientation. Third "As it stands she missed the voting for Democratic Senate leaders (a foregone conclusion)," sounds a lot like the Charlie Wheeler school of voting, only the important ones.

craig

"You know, adult attention problems can be treated."

Thanks for the info, but since we all know I am perfect, I won't be needing any treatment.

Keep up trying to not be nice, we will bring you over to the dark side yet.

tsquare

PM / Craig:

Are you two registered someplace?


Feel the love...

craig

tsqare,
No, just a mutual respect for someone who you may disagree with. Try it sometime, you may like it.

political moderate

Square,
It's somewhat reassuring to have different views without personalization. It means "consensus" is still possible in America.
Of course, this doesn't mean we're going to get to agreement regarding the Huskers. Go Mountaineers!!!
I can't wait for the Rutgers game. Should be terrific.

brainiac

"First of all, I didn't hire her."

Of course, it's just sour grapes on your part. If Jim Talent had won, I'd probably be in your shoes.

"Second, there are plenty of jobs out there that one of the conditions of employment is to attend an orientation."

One typically becomes an employee before orientation. As it stands, the Senate hasn't even asked her to fill out the W-2 forms yet, so to speak.

And the fact remains, she would only be voting on Democratic Party business. It's not like Missouri is being shorted here.

Dickeylee

She takes the oath on January 9th, 2007. Jim Talent is still our Senator until then. Has anybody asked him where he's at? Or do we even care? Claire's a big girl, bet she can find her way around DC all on her own. 2012 is a long long way off folks...

southerngirl

voting on democratic business is still important and I think the point is not that she can find her way around, but that she was the only one who did not show...it just looks bad, but you are right dickey, she is not sworn in yet, so who cares if it looks bad. Even national media picked up on it though, she could have attended this week and gone on vacation next week. Oh well, she doesn't have to worry about the voters for 5-1/2 years, her call as senator-elect...

bigdemocrat

Just a note about not voting on senate leadership positions, she did. Before she went on vacation, she ok'd it with Harry Reid and he asked her about who she wanted to vote for for senate leadership and she told him, and her votes were cast on her behalf.

southerngirl

It still stands to reason that she should have been there, and she gave her proxy, big deal, the national press ate her on it and she made Missouri look stupid. But we will just get need to get used to it.

The bottom line is she should have been there, vacation or not, it was her responsiblity to do this, not pass the buck to someone else.

She may just mess up her Harry Truman comparisons if she is not careful.

southerngirl, do you have anyting to offer other than the Claire hate. Its really kinda old. You are not a positive person at all.

Pat

Yes, people elected and in office should not take vacations at inappropriate times.

Otherwise, you might fall into the trap of thinking you're entitled to take month long "working" vacations every August. While you're busy clearing brush, you might end up not preparing with FEMA for Hurricanes and Katrina suprises you. Or even worse, you don't pay close attention to the PDBs before 9/11 that state al Qaeda is preparing to use aircraft in terrorist attacks inside the U.S. and agencies aren't warned of the threat.

Yes Claire did a bad thing and Republicans would never do that.

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