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Bidenís seat kept warm
thehill.com ^ | November 24, 2008 | Aaron Blake

Posted on 11/24/2008 7:18:30 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

A loyal family friend was appointed to Vice President-elect Joe Biden’s vacant Senate seat Monday as an apparent placeholder until Beau Biden can inherit it upon his return from active duty in Iraq.

In one of her final acts in office, Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner (D) selected Ted Kaufman, a longtime adviser and former chief of staff to the elder Biden, to be the state’s next senator.

Biden (D) won election as Barack Obama’s vice presidential running mate but was simultaneously reelected to the Senate on Nov. 4. As he cannot take both jobs, there has been intense speculation since Election Day about whether Beau, the incumbent’s eldest son, would be his political heir.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: 111th; beaubiden; bho2008; biden; de2008; electionussenate; kaufman; ussenate

1 posted on 11/24/2008 7:18:30 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Reminds me of the seat warming done to get Ted Kennedy into Jack’s old Senate seat.


2 posted on 11/24/2008 7:20:14 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: buccaneer81

Benjamin A. Smith II. Covered the Kennedy seat from 12-27-1960 to 11-7-1962.


3 posted on 11/24/2008 7:23:17 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wasn’t aware that one could *inherit* an elected office....


4 posted on 11/24/2008 7:24:39 PM PST by brytlea (You can fool enough of the people enough of the time.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, they have to keep his seat warm or he gets brain freeze.


5 posted on 11/24/2008 7:26:19 PM PST by RichInOC (Obama/Biden '08: "We Are Not Ruled By Murderers, But Only--By Their Friends."--Rudyard Kipling)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How nice. Lordships handed down from father to son. Reminds me of the good ole days... oh!


6 posted on 11/24/2008 7:28:36 PM PST by autumnraine (Churchill: " we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall never surrender")
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To: brytlea
I wasn’t aware that one could *inherit* an elected office....

BWAHAHA! You've obviously never been to Massachusetts or Chicago!

7 posted on 11/24/2008 7:28:36 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: brytlea
I wasn’t aware that one could *inherit* an elected office....

It's part of our new American aristocracy. Aren't you glad we fought a revolution against England?

8 posted on 11/24/2008 7:28:41 PM PST by conservative cat ("So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: brytlea
I wasn’t aware that one could *inherit* an elected office....

These are pseudo-elections... with about as much reality as the elections held in the Soviet Union. Biden runs the DE Democrat Party, which will dutifully nominate his son, and the Democrats are the only show in town in DE. Nomination = election.

9 posted on 11/24/2008 7:29:45 PM PST by Chet 99
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To: brytlea

Yes, Lord Biden can easily manage to pass to pass his Title and Peerage under the Oligarchy of Incumbency Statutes.


10 posted on 11/24/2008 7:31:30 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: buccaneer81

Reminds me of Fitzsimmons keeping Jimmy Hoffa’s seat warm.
Fitz started liking it too much and oops “Where’s Jimmy ?”


11 posted on 11/24/2008 7:36:24 PM PST by stylin19a ( Real Men don't declare unplayable lies)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Isn't that illegal? What ever happen to the Constitution.
12 posted on 11/24/2008 7:38:07 PM PST by Orange1998
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To: Emmett McCarthy; Chet 99; conservative cat; buccaneer81

How stupid Americans have become!


13 posted on 11/24/2008 7:38:48 PM PST by brytlea (You can fool enough of the people enough of the time.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bawney Fwank keeps sniffing it.


14 posted on 11/24/2008 7:41:37 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: brytlea

Well, they’ve had a lot of help doing it - and they’re getting more all the time.


15 posted on 11/24/2008 7:42:09 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: brytlea
How stupid Americans have become!

It's not a recent phenomena. This has been going on in Mass since the 1920s.

Sad, infuriating and un-American.

16 posted on 11/24/2008 7:43:07 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: Emmett McCarthy

True, but I’m beginning to think that the default setting on people is stupid.


17 posted on 11/24/2008 7:43:14 PM PST by brytlea (You can fool enough of the people enough of the time.)
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To: brytlea

Yeah, but just axe ‘em. They’ll tell you it’s not “dey fault”


18 posted on 11/24/2008 7:47:16 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: brytlea
I wasn’t aware that one could *inherit* an elected office....

It seems the Dems do it frequently.

19 posted on 11/24/2008 7:56:16 PM PST by lonestar
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Beau is guaranteed to win the seat. The Bidens are a family dynasty in Delaware. No - the GOP has no chance.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

20 posted on 11/24/2008 8:14:12 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: buccaneer81
You've obviously never been to Massachusetts or Chicago!
Cook County (IL) politics is a cottage business for the Stroger extended family.
21 posted on 11/24/2008 8:15:47 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“He has a proven record of putting the interests of Delaware first. He shares Delaware’s values. His political views are close to Sen. Biden’s, and he doesn’t need any on-the-job training. He’ll be an effective senator for Delaware from day one.”

Isn't part of Beau's record a well-orchestrated move to have Larry Sinclair arrested in DC following a news conference, extradition to Delaware on bogus charges, use of contrived evidence, incarceration with alleged denial of prescription medication, and sudden release from jail timed for Barry's announcement of Poppa-Slow-Joe as Veep candidate?

I'm sure this was a demonstration of "Delaware's values".

22 posted on 11/24/2008 8:23:12 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Nice to know some democrats believe in “nobility” when it comes to a senate seat... would be nice if they apply that standard to estate taxes... nixing them all together (but that would be installing a de facto noble class... isn’t that your thinking democrats?).


23 posted on 11/24/2008 8:34:51 PM PST by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I think it's awful that you can run for Vice President or President and simultaneously run for Senate.

1988: Lloyd Bentsen wins his Senate seat, but loses the VP election, and fails to carry Texas for the Democratic ticket.

Now Biden won both Senate and VP slots.

Seriously, if you are going to run for VP or Pres, you shouldn't be able to simultaneously run for Senate or the House or Governor or anything else.

24 posted on 11/24/2008 10:06:17 PM PST by Koblenz (The Dem Platform, condensed: 1. Tax and Spend. 2. Cut and Run. 3. Man on Man)
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To: lonestar

It reminds me of the Old Testament. The people were adamant that they wanted a King.


25 posted on 11/25/2008 6:23:10 AM PST by brytlea (You can fool enough of the people enough of the time.)
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