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Barbour Picks Wicker
The Daily Journal ^ | December 31, 2007 | Daily Journal Staff

Posted on 12/31/2007 9:45:34 AM PST by RKB-AFG

BARBOUR PICKS WICKER

12/31/2007 11:16:36 AM

Daily Journal

JACKSON – It’s official: U.S. Rep. Roger Wicker, R-Tupelo, is Mississippi’s 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 Mississippi’s 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.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: 110th; barbour; lott; senate; wicker

1 posted on 12/31/2007 9:45:37 AM PST by RKB-AFG
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To: RKB-AFG

“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.


2 posted on 12/31/2007 9:49:55 AM PST by ansel12 (Washington:I cannot tell a lie,Clinton:I cannot tell the truth,Romney:I cannot tell the difference.)
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To: RKB-AFG

At least there is one Republican that you can count on acting like a Republican.


3 posted on 12/31/2007 9:51:58 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: ansel12

Wicker is mine and he is a good one.


4 posted on 12/31/2007 9:52:55 AM PST by Sybeck1 (I endorse Fred Thompson and cheer the Redskins!)
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To: RKB-AFG

I thought this was some kind of lawn furniture announcement.


5 posted on 12/31/2007 9:53:12 AM PST by Cinnamon Girl (OMGIIHIHOIIC ping list)
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To: RKB-AFG

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.


6 posted on 12/31/2007 9:55:36 AM PST by RKB-AFG (1133)
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To: Cinnamon Girl
I thought this was some kind of lawn furniture announcement.

Not after Labor Day.

7 posted on 12/31/2007 10:00:02 AM PST by rogue yam
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To: Sybeck1

“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.


8 posted on 12/31/2007 10:04:15 AM PST by ansel12 (Washington:I cannot tell a lie,Clinton:I cannot tell the truth,Romney:I cannot tell the difference.)
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To: ansel12

Wicker isn’t a good choice, unfortunately, and it doesn’t have to do with his voting record per se. He has some... problems.


9 posted on 12/31/2007 11:18:17 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: Cinnamon Girl
Lulz.

You probably weren't the only one.

;0)

10 posted on 12/31/2007 11:22:26 AM PST by Reaganite1984
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To: fieldmarshaldj

What are the problems?


11 posted on 12/31/2007 11:29:20 AM PST by ansel12 (Washington:I cannot tell a lie,Clinton:I cannot tell the truth,Romney:I cannot tell the difference.)
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To: ansel12

Namely this...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1946337/posts?page=16#16


12 posted on 12/31/2007 11:36:14 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: RKB-AFG

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.


13 posted on 12/31/2007 11:58:30 AM PST by alloysteel (The enormity of the truth is incredible. You could not make this stuff up.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

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.


14 posted on 12/31/2007 8:19:44 PM PST by WillRain ("Might have been the losing side, still not convinced it was the wrong one.")
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To: fieldmarshaldj

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?


15 posted on 12/31/2007 8:38:21 PM PST by WillRain ("Might have been the losing side, still not convinced it was the wrong one.")
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To: WillRain

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.


16 posted on 01/01/2008 5:04:52 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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