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Posted on 12/31/2007 9:45:34 AM PST by RKB-AFG
BARBOUR PICKS WICKER
12/31/2007 11:16:36 AM
JACKSON Its official: U.S. Rep. Roger Wicker, R-Tupelo, is Mississippis new junior senator. Gov. Haley Barbour announced his choice today at an 11 a.m. news conference in Jackson. The governor is authorized to appoint an interim senator until a special statewide election to fill the remaining five years on the term.
Wicker, a Pontotoc native, has represented Mississippis 1st Congressional District since 1994. Before that, he was a two-term state senator. Barbour will introduce South Mississippians to Wicker at an afternoon news conference.
“WICKER EARNS MOST CONSERVATIVE RATING IN HOUSE DELEGATION
National Journal survey gives Congressman 88.5 percent score for 2006”
My first impression is good, looking forward to the locals telling us about him.
At least there is one Republican that you can count on acting like a Republican.
Wicker is mine and he is a good one.
I thought this was some kind of lawn furniture announcement.
11 a.m. ANNOUNCEMENT Gov. Haley Barbour to announce appointment to the U.S. Senate in Jackson.
1:30 p.m. ANNOUNCEMENT Gov. Haley Barbour to announce appointment to the U.S. Senate in Gulfport.
Not after Labor Day.
“Wicker is mine and he is a good one.”
Haley Barbour getting to anoint a senator sounds more like one of my fantasies rather than a reality.
I imagine that the democrat leadership didn’t have any illusions as to where this was going, you can almost feel sorry for the helplessness they must have felt when they looked at this set-up.
Wicker isn’t a good choice, unfortunately, and it doesn’t have to do with his voting record per se. He has some... problems.
You probably weren't the only one.
What are the problems?
Just building a little seniority before the next election for this post....
It gets tougher and tougher to dislodge an incumbent that does not want to vacate the seat.
Which apparently was the problem before.
He’s been re-elected six times in the first district...I kind of doubt such “problems” stay buried that long. I also doubt as savvy a politician as Barbour lets “problems” go undiscovered.
Overall, I like him...but I was disturbed to find out he voted against ALL of Jeff Flake’s anti-earmark attempts. That’s the first time I’ve been disappointed in him.
I certainly hope that you don’t think that particular issue - even if everything you say is true - is going to get 5 minutes traction in Mississippi politics...do you?
We shall see. But it demonstrates extraordinarily poor judgment. How long would any Republican deserve to stay in office cutting endorsement ads for crooked leftist rodents ? I would hope another Republican would challenge Wicker in the primary. This is the kind of antics we don’t need, especially following up after Lott.