Skip to comments.John Dingell (D-MI), longest-serving lawmaker in Congress, will seek re-election (at 84!!)
Posted on 02/20/2010 11:52:32 AM PST by Justaham
The longest-serving member of Congress said Saturday he seeks to stay in Congress.
Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) said he intends to seek reelection this fall, when he'll be 84 years old.
Dingell made the announcement on Saturday during an appearance before University of Michigan Democrats in Ann Arbor, reported the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News.
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He should be required to pass a mental acuity and physical ability test!
If there is a minimum age limit (35) for POTUS - then there should be a maximum age limit for Congress.
It would be the fair and right thing to do;)
I guess he’s too old to learn how to cook fries or flip burgers. People with college degrees have snatched up all the Walmart greeter jobs.
Well now gee! Why not?
Just look at what he has done for Michigan over his entire congressional career. More hard proof of the inane stupidity among regular Michigan voters.
Like so many others in Congress, the only goal for Dingle-Berry is to die on “active duty”. We have an ongoing contest among Congress Critters to see who can live the longest and be the biggest pimple on the ass of progress while accomplishing absolutely nothing.
” For every thing there is a season” Tis the time for Dingle to go to pasture .
Rep. John Dingell being sworn in by Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn in 1955.
THIS is bad news for Barry! The Muslims of Dearborn will run an Independent Candidate, split the Democrats and get a Republican elected.
>>He should be required to pass a mental acuity and physical ability test!<<
The test should be a general requirement for EVERY politician.
The only good news is that it is for a 2 year term and not 6 years like in the Senate.
We can only hope and pray the coming November Tsunami will be strong enough to sweep him away too.
Although, after my son was stricken with cancer 2 years ago I don't wish that awful disease on anyone, not even a far-left Democrat Senator.
You’re thinking of Conyers.
You're absolutely right! It's weird, I do that all the time........I read Dingell but my mind sees Conyers.
Well anyway, my comment about Conyers still stands .....LOL!
They’re all the same! LOL
I got the wrong guy.......I was thinking of Conyers......LOL!
Wasn’t this guy’s wife up to something too?
Dingell wants to hang on until redistricting in 2011 so he can pass on his seat to his wife or his son.
They tried to pass some kind of rule like that in the Senate once but Grand Wizard Byrd slobbered and drooled all over it so much that the bill couldn’t be read and voted on.
My husband is fond of telling me that it is much more likely for a politician to die in office than to be voted out. Let's hope 2010 is an exception.
Another “shovel ready” dem.
I don't think so.......I believe Dingell is nothing more than a lifetime hard core liberal from downriver Detroit but not the type of liberal as Conyers and the current party is......
I look at Dingell as the congressional counterpart of Joe Lieberman. Don't forget, Dingell was recently ousted from some committee because he didn't toe the line on global warming and he did so to help protect the Detroit auto industry.........
So he does have some redeeming factors.........
I think you better do your homework over!! Robert Byrd is 92 and the OLDEST AND LONGEST SERVING MEMBER OF CONGRESS!!That decrepid old bassard has been there since 1952!!! And uninterrupted for 50 years in the senate!!
Liberal democrats don’t know how to quit...(unless the polls say they will lose) They don’t have any blood in their body’s, just politics. Its what keeps them alive..
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