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Carson extends medical leave (Julia Carson-IN)
WTHR ^ | 11/1/07

Posted on 11/01/2007 10:20:58 AM PDT by Kimmers

Indianapolis - Indiana congresswoman Julia Carson says she needs more rehabilitation from a serious leg infection and won't go back to Capitol Hill until mid-December.

She hoped to return to Washington Thursday. But in a statement, the 69-year-old says she's frustrated, but unfortunately healing takes longer than expected.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: 110th; carson; juliacarson; sickandtired; tooold
To quote from another article. "The 69-year-old Democratic incumbent has missed 71 percent of 77 floor votes since Labor Day. Washington media are reporting Rep. Carson is using a wheelchair to get around while in Washington. She has battled a number of ailments over her career including heart bypass surgery, high blood pressure, asthma and diabetes."

She is so ineffective, yet she keeps getting re-elected....I feel sorry for the people in her district that do not support her.

1 posted on 11/01/2007 10:20:59 AM PDT by Kimmers
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To: Kimmers
71 percent of 77 floor votes

71% of 77 votes is 54.67 votes. I assume you mean 71 out of 77 floor votes.

2 posted on 11/01/2007 10:24:56 AM PDT by ladtx ( "Never miss a good chance to shut up." - - Will Rogers)
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To: Kimmers

“The 69-year-old Democratic incumbent has missed 71 percent of 77 floor votes...”

Somewhat academic since the Congress has not done a blessed thing since they were sworn in back in January anyway.


3 posted on 11/01/2007 10:28:42 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Kimmers
"The 69-year-old Democratic incumbent has missed 71 percent of 77 floor votes since Labor Day"

This has been pretty consistent her entire career whether she was healthy or not.

4 posted on 11/01/2007 10:29:26 AM PDT by joebuck
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To: Kimmers

The district was gerrymandered to elect a rodent, but we’ve contested it with Black Republicans since the ‘90s (it’s not a Black district, though).


5 posted on 11/01/2007 10:29:55 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: joebuck

Actually, she’s what I’d call a good Democrat — one that DOESN’T vote after getting elected. I wish they all were the same way !


6 posted on 11/01/2007 10:30:58 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: Kimmers

Ditch the #itch


7 posted on 11/01/2007 10:33:37 AM PDT by The Louiswu (Never Forget!)
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To: Kimmers

The local media LITERALLY would not show a picture or sound-bite from her before the last election, AT ALL, to protect her image....

The Black Republican that ran against her was a good man, but couldn’t compete against the free box lunches for votes campaign...


8 posted on 11/01/2007 10:34:36 AM PDT by tcrlaf (You can lead a Liberal to LOGIC, but you can't make it THINK)
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To: Kimmers

This turd just won’t flush, and now another generation of Carson criminals is taking hold in Indianapolis.

Good riddence to all of them.

Indiana’s version of the TN’s Ford family.


9 posted on 11/01/2007 10:39:48 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: tcrlaf

Someone should video tape her and put it on You Tube. Though I suppose the screams of right wing racism would be deafening.

Sounds like the people of her district are being represented about as well as the people of CT, where Sen Dodd has essentially abandoned the state in his impossible quest to be president. Rep Carson should move in with Mrs Dodd to their new home in Iowa.


10 posted on 11/01/2007 10:50:13 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: Kimmers

While it is a shame that the good folks of Indiana are being cheated out of a voice in Washington, she’s what I would consider to be a docile democrat. She ain’t voting! One less check under the leftist D column as far as I’m concerned.


11 posted on 11/01/2007 10:50:18 AM PDT by dit_xi
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To: dit_xi

Somebody in Indiana should throw her in the hyperbaric chamber to get those wounds healing.


12 posted on 11/01/2007 10:51:24 AM PDT by dit_xi
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To: Kimmers

Sounds like she’s got a bad staph infection that isn’t responding to meds - could loose her leg


13 posted on 11/01/2007 10:52:37 AM PDT by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time" LINCOLN)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
but we’ve contested it with Black Republicans since the ‘90s

Well, not to quibble, but I hope you don't mean "we" as in the Marion County GOP. It's done absolutely nothing to contest her seat since she was elected.

And really, only two black republicans have run for her seat since she's been elected: Eric Dickerson and Marvin Scott. The problem is that other than Blankenbaker, the Marion county GOP has not supported a single candidate running for her seat. They gave Eric Dickerson a desk and a phone. They wouldn't even give Andy Horning that. It is a winnable district, and the stupid GOP won't help any of the candidates because they aren't "insiders." It's the same thing that is killing--absolutely killing--Ballard in his run for mayor. At least the party has finally stepped up with some money for him to run TV ads, but it might be too little, too late.

The Marion County GOP sucks. There is no other way to describe it.

14 posted on 11/01/2007 11:00:06 AM PDT by Publius Valerius
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To: Publius Valerius
"We" just meant who got the nomination. I was referring to Mr. Dickerson and Professor Scott. IIRC, it was Scott's close shave against Andy Jacobs that hastened the latter's retirement from Congress in '96. That's unfortunate to hear the Marion County GOP hasn't lifted a finger to help these fine gentlemen. It seems something not exclusive to the Indianapolis GOP, but an epidemic nationwide. It's as though they don't even want to win.
15 posted on 11/01/2007 11:05:48 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Well, Scott used to be a Democrat, so of course the party can't help him, right?

Part of the issue is that Scott was an upset in the primary. Horning was an upset in the primary. Dickerson was basically the only one that wanted to run. So if the Marion County GOP candidate doesn't win the primary, it takes its ball and goes home as a way of punishing those people that don't work from within the party. The end result is a candidate that doesn't have any money or a trained campaign staff. It's remarkable that the elections are as close as they are, and a sign of how much Carson is disliked within my district.

16 posted on 11/01/2007 11:15:48 AM PDT by Publius Valerius
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To: fieldmarshaldj

And by the way, the finger pointing just doesn’t end at the GOP. Where are the quality candidates willing to step up and run?

Why didn’t Merritt run for Mayor? Brizzi? They were too scared to take on Peterson. Murray Clark would have been a great candidate, but he’s getting out of (elected) politics. People who are too scared to run kill me—not unlike how Coats retired rather than run against Bayh.


17 posted on 11/01/2007 11:18:45 AM PDT by Publius Valerius
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To: tcrlaf

“The Black Republican that ran against her was a good man”......Eric Dickerson (not the football player)....he was great, I heard him on Greg Garrisons show. If I had the extra money I would have contributed to his campaign and I do not even live in his district....


18 posted on 11/01/2007 11:21:08 AM PDT by Kimmers
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To: Publius Valerius

It’s ridiculous. The rodents don’t seem to have the problem we do with getting people to step up to the plate. The Coats thing was really despicable. If he had put up a fight to hold the seat against Bayh and won, he’d have been a giant-killer. If he had lost narrowly, he would’ve still been well regarded and quite likely drafted to run for Governor (instead of the disappointing Mitch Daniels). Instead, they put up the embarrassing RINO ex-Mayor from Fort Wayne. What a joke.


19 posted on 11/01/2007 11:23:57 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: Kimmers

Much like Tim Johnson’s (RAT-SD) voting record. But some places just don’t mind it if they are not represented.


20 posted on 11/01/2007 12:09:27 PM PDT by rod1
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To: fieldmarshaldj
It’s ridiculous. The rodents don’t seem to have the problem we do with getting people to step up to the plate. The Coats thing was really despicable. If he had put up a fight to hold the seat against Bayh and won, he’d have been a giant-killer. If he had lost narrowly, he would’ve still been well regarded and quite likely drafted to run for Governor (instead of the disappointing Mitch Daniels). Instead, they put up the embarrassing RINO ex-Mayor from Fort Wayne. What a joke.

If you're going out, why not go out with a bang? Coats hasn't run for office since then, a loss apparently wouldn't have hurt him. For that matter, Dan Quayle could have come back and run for his old seat. Paul Trible in VA also took a pass when Chuck Robb announced he was running. They ought to take a page from Jesse Helms, he didn't back down when Jim Hunt challenged him, and Helms won.

At least with Mark Warner we're running a former governor against him.
21 posted on 11/01/2007 7:21:16 PM PDT by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief (Groundchuck Hagel and Lindsey Grahamcracker are undesirable menu items in 2008. Make new choices!)
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To: Galactic Overlord-In-Chief

Dan Quayle made the biggest mistake of his life following the advice of President Nixon that didn’t apply to him. Nixon urged him NOT to run for Indiana Governor before running for President (as we well remember Nixon’s 1962 fiasco when he ran for CA Governor) and suggested he move to the Southwest to build a new political base of support. Quayle, after moving to Arizona, spent about 5 minutes running for President in ‘96 before he dropped out, and hasn’t done anything since. Had he remained in IN, he would’ve handily beaten the late Frank O’Bannon in ‘96 (in fact, even if he hadn’t run, Marilyn Quayle could’ve run for the job — she was just as capable and even more intelligent). Dan could’ve faced off against Bayh for the open seat that Coats ran away from... and that one single seat would be the difference between Dingy Reid running the Senate and the GOP.


22 posted on 11/02/2007 8:33:42 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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