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(Chet)Edwards says hes not interested in Obama cabinet post
The Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | 11/16/08 | Associated Press

Posted on 11/16/2008 2:11:58 PM PST by LA Woman3

Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Waco, said today he’s staying in Congress despite speculation he was being considered for Veteran Affairs secretary.

The Waco Democrat said Sunday he told President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team that he’ll continue representing his Texas district where voters this month re-elected him to a 10th term.

Edwards, who is chairman of the House Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, said he believed he could be more effective in Congress than the Cabinet.

Edwards defeated Republican Rob Curnock to win a 10th term on Nov. 4.

He was also reported to be on Obama’s short list of potential running mates during the presidential campaign this summer.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; bho2008; chetedwards; nothanks; tx2008

1 posted on 11/16/2008 2:11:58 PM PST by LA Woman3
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To: LA Woman3

A cabinet post in BO administration = political death


2 posted on 11/16/2008 2:13:51 PM PST by JaneNC (I)
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To: JaneNC

I think he realized it too. Especially how he lost some votes after endorsing BHO early in the race.


3 posted on 11/16/2008 2:16:55 PM PST by LA Woman3
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To: JaneNC

...especially if it involves a Dem from a Red State and involves a military role.


4 posted on 11/16/2008 2:16:55 PM PST by quesney
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To: LA Woman3

He has to offer these VP short list guys something, that’s how the game is played. The one who will get a major role will be Gov. Kaine, who can’t run again. Supreme Court? Something big for Kaine.


5 posted on 11/16/2008 2:19:43 PM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State for business, Red State at heart..)
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To: LA Woman3

That is, TX is one bastion of conservatism which is vibrant and growing. Edwards may sense that the conservatives which surround him in TX don’t show signs of keeling over and dying. He may sense that the Hussein administration’s honeymoon days are numbered and doesn’t want to be involved in the Titantic.


6 posted on 11/16/2008 2:26:10 PM PST by what's up
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To: what's up
That is, TX is one bastion of conservatism which is vibrant and growing.


I hope that is true as to being vibrant and growing but this last election gives pause to what maybe happening.....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2132826/posts?page=6#6

7 posted on 11/16/2008 2:32:07 PM PST by deport ( ----Cue Spooky Music---)
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To: LA Woman3
he's a rino POS. Runs as a "conservative" but is a Pelosi backing b#tt kisser.

He always runs by "saving the VA hospital in Waco." As if the Republican will throw them under the overpass of I-35.

He is toad.

8 posted on 11/16/2008 2:33:36 PM PST by erman
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To: LA Woman3; Norman Bates; Impy

Edwards had a closer-than-expected race this year.


9 posted on 11/16/2008 2:36:01 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Yes, he did! And I think it took him by surprise.


10 posted on 11/16/2008 2:43:58 PM PST by LA Woman3
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To: LA Woman3
I had hoped the sleazy Edwards would remain out of sight. But here he is. Like the Clintons, he has no sense of shame.
11 posted on 11/16/2008 2:46:47 PM PST by Dante3
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj

Ah this escaped my notice. Against what looks like a weak challenger.

How about former President George W. Bush pulling a John Quincy Adams?

Kidding!


12 posted on 11/16/2008 3:10:17 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: JaneNC

I doubt he’s being seriously considered anyway. They’d lose the seat to the Republicans and they know it.

Chet seems to love to announce he’s not interested in positions he hasn’t been offered.


13 posted on 11/16/2008 3:14:08 PM PST by SlapHappyPappy
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To: erman
So is Tim Pawlenty....I'm watching that. Its all about *Shoulda Coulda Woulda* He makes me ashamed!!!
14 posted on 11/16/2008 3:30:08 PM PST by katiekins1
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To: LA Woman3

Just our luck. We are stuck with him until he either retires or dies. I’ll never understand why the GOP can’t field an attractive candidate in this district. You want to run???


15 posted on 11/16/2008 4:29:14 PM PST by McLynnan
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To: McLynnan

LOL! NO, I’ll pass this time around. Maybe Margaret Mills will run? (After her current stint is through!)


16 posted on 11/16/2008 4:36:19 PM PST by LA Woman3
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To: Impy

RINO squish.


17 posted on 11/16/2008 5:05:19 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: LA Woman3

Eenie meenie, Margaret or Chet? This really isn’t a normal place to live, lol.


18 posted on 11/16/2008 5:48:33 PM PST by McLynnan
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Lol.

I bet you’re dying to unload on Bush.


19 posted on 11/17/2008 7:39:25 AM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

Let’s just say he has let me down profoundly. I don’t take much delight in ripping into him, truth be told.


20 posted on 11/17/2008 5:21:12 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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