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Bennett: Send Moseley Braun to Senate, Not Burris
The Hill ^

Posted on 01/06/2009 2:25:44 PM PST by Sub-Driver

Bennett: Send Moseley Braun to Senate, Not Burris @ 5:02 pm by Hill Staff

Sen. Robert Bennett (Utah), the top Republican on the Senate Rules and Administration Committee, suggested Tuesday that Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) should instead appoint former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun (D) to the upper chamber instead of Roland Burris.

"She's non-controversial, she has been here, she's an African-American, she clearly has not been picked by the governor, and she would be appointed by virtue of her past history," said Bennett, whose committee may soon consider Burris's Senate appointment.

"Everyone would accept her," Bennett said. "If she wanted to compete in the special election, she could. If Burris wanted to compete in the special election, he could."

But the Republican added, "No one will listen to the idea and I don't expect anything to come of it."

Bennett may be overestimating Moseley Braun's ability to avoid controversy. Republicans, during her past elections and during her 1999 confirmation hearing to become ambassador to New Zealand, criticized her 1996 meeting with Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha and noted that her 1992 campaign faced accusations of sloppy bookkeeping.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: 111th; americafinished; blagojevich; bleepgate; burris; circus; goodlord; il2008; moseleybraun; obama; obamatransitionfile
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What a circus........
1 posted on 01/06/2009 2:25:44 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Why do so many Republicans say stupid things? I think they should just hush and let people think they’re wise.


2 posted on 01/06/2009 2:27:57 PM PST by brytlea (You can fool enough of the people enough of the time.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Three ring.circus at that.......

WH, Senate and House


3 posted on 01/06/2009 2:29:52 PM PST by Popman (Dont worry Barney Frank has your ass-ets covered!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
This is satire - Right?
4 posted on 01/06/2009 2:29:59 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Sub-Driver

FGETABTHER


5 posted on 01/06/2009 2:29:59 PM PST by golfisnr1 (Democrats are like roaches - hard to get rid of.)
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To: brytlea
That's my amnesty-supporting, bailout-voting Senator.

No idea why the GOP has received a butt kicking...it's a mystery. </sarcasm>

6 posted on 01/06/2009 2:30:14 PM PST by batter (Wolverines!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Shut up, Bennett. Let the Dems screw it up further . . .


7 posted on 01/06/2009 2:31:10 PM PST by BAW (Enjoying every minute of Illinois political theater)
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To: Sub-Driver

just too much drivel on race.

Let the Dems confront their racial problems in the mirror, not the GOP do it for them.


8 posted on 01/06/2009 2:31:46 PM PST by bestintxas (It's great in Texas)
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To: batter

Ah, I have one of those too. I try to put my fingers in my ears and go “Lalalalala” when he talks.


9 posted on 01/06/2009 2:32:44 PM PST by brytlea (You can fool enough of the people enough of the time.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What is Bennett smoking??????

FGS


10 posted on 01/06/2009 2:33:29 PM PST by Carley
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To: Sub-Driver

When she was our Senator, prior to Peter Fitzgerald beating her, we called her Carol Mostly Fraud. She has quite the (un)distinguished record.


11 posted on 01/06/2009 2:34:18 PM PST by neocon1984
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To: brytlea
They "say stupid things" because they are stupid - stupid is as stupid does.
12 posted on 01/06/2009 2:35:18 PM PST by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: neocon1984

Wasn’t she turfed out of office for (among other things) taking her boyfriend on an African vacation at taxpayer’s expense? Illinois politics just get dirtier and dirtier.


13 posted on 01/06/2009 2:36:59 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: neocon1984
She has quite the (un)distinguished record

Which is exactly why she might be a good choice.

She's a stupid woman who will not be a danger in the Senate insofar as steering bad legislation, etc.

No one takes her seriously.

14 posted on 01/06/2009 2:37:24 PM PST by what's up
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To: Sub-Driver

Any thought I had, that we were going to avoid a Great Depression — and worse — is dashed.

America is run by ass-hats.


15 posted on 01/06/2009 2:37:30 PM PST by Lazamataz (Illegal Zombies: Just Eating the Brains that Ordinary Americans Won't Eat)
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To: Sub-Driver
Mosley Braun. She was an embarrassment, a female street thug. She is walking proof of the mistakes of the 17th & 19th Amendments.
16 posted on 01/06/2009 2:37:50 PM PST by Jacquerie (Want to die wallowing in your own filth? Support Obamacare.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“She’s non-controversial, she has been here, she’s an African-American, she clearly has not been picked by the governor, and she would be appointed by virtue of her past history,”


Giiieeekkk! non-controversial? lol

No race is guaranteed a seat in the Senate, thru happenstance or otherwise.


17 posted on 01/06/2009 2:38:15 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: Sub-Driver

That’s my Senator!.......sheesh.


18 posted on 01/06/2009 2:38:58 PM PST by colorcountry (To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What a Maroon... this is a Dim battle. Don’t get in the way of a circular firing squad.


19 posted on 01/06/2009 2:39:04 PM PST by Chet 99
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To: Sub-Driver
She's non-controversial

Say WHAT??!!

20 posted on 01/06/2009 2:39:32 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (What's Obama's Secret?)
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To: brytlea

They are stupid, that’s why.


21 posted on 01/06/2009 2:39:38 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Chet 99

This is just throwing gasoline on a bonfire, it makes me laugh!


22 posted on 01/06/2009 2:40:30 PM PST by hunter112 (We seem to be on an excrement river in a Native American watercraft without a propulsion device.)
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To: Sub-Driver

???

Racist, but that has become the norm. Horrible idea. Bennett has zero role in this. And how about that pesky Constitution?

Other than that makes perfect sense.


23 posted on 01/06/2009 2:41:55 PM PST by Williams (It's The Policies, Stupid.)
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To: Sub-Driver

How many years does she have, and will she be beatable after that length of time?

I can not imagin her not getting herself in deep doo doo.

This guy may be crazy like a fox.


24 posted on 01/06/2009 2:43:16 PM PST by Colvin (Harry Reid is a sap sucking idiot.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"the top Republican on the Senate Rules and Administration Committee, suggested Tuesday that Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) should instead appoint former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun (D) to the upper chamber instead of Roland Burris. "She's non-controversial....

Sigh....why do I even bother voting Republican. I wish there was a viable conservative party.

25 posted on 01/06/2009 2:44:28 PM PST by icwhatudo
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To: Sub-Driver

Republicans should consistently raise the message that a special election would be the only fair and sensible way to choose a successor, given that the whole appointment process has been tainted.


26 posted on 01/06/2009 2:46:16 PM PST by CaptainMorgantown
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To: originalbuckeye

I don’t think Illinois politics are any dirtier than they have been for 50 years. A national audience is just more aware of how the Democratic Machine is operating.

When Little Richie’s (socially conservative) father was Da Mare, you used to hear the MSM talk about “Machine politics”. The term seems to be banished from their lexicon because it reflects poorly on the liberal Democrats who populate the current version of the Machine.


27 posted on 01/06/2009 2:46:28 PM PST by neocon1984
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To: Sub-Driver; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; Impy
>> Sen. Robert Bennett (Utah), the top Republican on the Senate Rules and Administration Committee, suggested Tuesday that Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) should instead appoint former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun (D) to the upper chamber instead of Roland Burris. "She's non-controversial... and she would be appointed by virtue of her past history," said Bennett, whose committee may soon consider Burris's Senate appointment."Everyone would accept her," Bennett said <<

Carol Mostly Fraud? NON-controversial??? I seriously hope Bob Bennett is being sarcastic here and mocking the Democrats, otherwise it's safe to assume he's lost his mind. The two served in the Senate at the time, he more than anyone else should know what a joke she was as Senator. How else does he think she lost re-election after 1 term in a RAT dominated state?

28 posted on 01/06/2009 2:46:36 PM PST by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: icwhatudo

The Republican Party is dead. RIP


29 posted on 01/06/2009 2:51:27 PM PST by Herodes
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To: brytlea
Why do so many Republicans say stupid things?

Especially considering that Mostly-Fraud was voted out of the senate for corruption and gaffes.

30 posted on 01/06/2009 2:52:44 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Sub-Driver

Are all Utah Senators idiots, or only Bennett and Hatch?


31 posted on 01/06/2009 2:54:12 PM PST by Don Carlos (You can touch a nun once or twice, but don't get in the habit.)
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To: Carley
What is Bennett smoking??????

Being Mormon, I think we should blame his consumption of Postum instead.

32 posted on 01/06/2009 2:54:19 PM PST by Clemenza (Red is the Color of Virility, Blue is the Color of Impotence)
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To: Sub-Driver

What on earth is wrong with Bennett? Does he have no memory of her corrupt history, along with her boyfriend and what a mess in which she was involved? Do they think none of us remember any of that? I am dumbfounded by the idiocy of these so-called republicans.


33 posted on 01/06/2009 2:56:02 PM PST by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: CaptainMorgantown

Carol Mostly Brawn! LOL. Dumber than bad fruit and 10X more corrupt.


34 posted on 01/06/2009 3:01:03 PM PST by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice.)
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To: originalbuckeye

she was terrible...entitled...and worthless!

saltnlemons


35 posted on 01/06/2009 3:03:10 PM PST by tajgirvan (Please Pray for FReeper, alpha 8-25-02 to be healed. Thank you.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Asking Blago to appoint her to the Senate is a tacit admission that he retains the right to fill that vacancy. If he has the authority why not Burris? He is well qualified (as far as that term can be used when discussing any politician) and forcing him to appoint anyone else and having the Senate seat them would be a slap in the face to Burris and negate the Govenors constitutional power to select the appointee.


36 posted on 01/06/2009 3:15:40 PM PST by saganite
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Is there a single candidate being considered in Illinois that isn’t an ignorant black liberal? Seems to me Burris is the best of the worst - least offensive of the bunch. Moseley-Braun? My God man, what are you thinking?


37 posted on 01/06/2009 3:25:40 PM PST by AbeKrieger (Clomppity clomp.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is why the RNC is so impotent. Basically, there are no honest dems in Illinois; I should know, I live here not Bennett. Does he not remember the past controversy swirling around her regarding campaign spending???!!!!

More importantly (tho not to anyone in media or Washington) Burris is LEGALLY entitled to the spot. So difficult when tedious things LIKE THE LAW get in the way of politics!!!


38 posted on 01/06/2009 3:30:31 PM PST by bushwon
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To: AbeKrieger; cardinal4

I wonder if the Kiwis will ever forgive us for foisting that skank off on them as the U.S. Ambassador to Wellington?


39 posted on 01/06/2009 3:33:15 PM PST by Ax
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To: neocon1984

I was living in Chicago when the Old Man died. I was driving up the outer drive listening to WLS when the DJ said that Mayor Daley had died and I thought, ‘wow, he is so going to get fired for that’. Of all the big cities, though, Chicago was the friendliest. I don’t know if it’s that way now.


40 posted on 01/06/2009 3:38:08 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: Sub-Driver

All they would have to do is get Burris to resign the seat that is already his.


41 posted on 01/06/2009 4:15:35 PM PST by Defiant (I for one welcome our new Obama Overlords.)
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To: BillyBoy

I seriously hope that Bob Bennett retires.


42 posted on 01/06/2009 4:39:24 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (If greed is a virtue, than corporate socialism is conservative)
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To: Vigilanteman

Clearly corruption is no big deal.


43 posted on 01/06/2009 4:58:59 PM PST by brytlea (You can fool enough of the people enough of the time.)
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To: Sub-Driver
The fricking Republican Party is a joke! Why in the Hell can't these clowns STFU and stand back and watch these stupid Rats implode on their own? Why do they have to come out with these idiotic statements giving the Dems cover? It just never ends with the GOP they are truly a bunch of F morons.
44 posted on 01/06/2009 5:22:09 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

More importantly, why can’t we have elected officials who actually respect the constitution? Vacancies are not filled by the Senate but by the executive authority of the state.


45 posted on 01/06/2009 5:37:46 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: originalbuckeye

I was moving into a new apartment when I heard church bells tolling throughout the city. Turned out that Da Mare had died. One of the moments (like JFK’s assassination) that I will never forget. He was quite a character for good and ill.

I don’t know what it’s like living in the city now because I have been in the burbs for almost 20 years. City traffic is horrendous, and we have little tolerance for libbie yuppies, so we stay away.

Chicago was always a friendly town, even with the crime and the corruption. As a Midwesterner, I am biased in that regard. I rarely enjoyed my experiences in the South or the two Coasts. The more time I spent in those areas, the more I dislked them. No offense intended to other Freepers.


46 posted on 01/06/2009 6:59:35 PM PST by neocon1984
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OMG... I can’t believe this isn’t satire. Bennett can’t be for real.

I FReeped her once in Richmond. Had a big sign listing some of her highlights in office. The only one I remember right now is her escapade with the Nigerian Toy Boy.

The Dims were peering at the sign through the curtains throughout their meeting with her. Most gratifying.


47 posted on 01/06/2009 10:42:00 PM PST by Flora McDonald (Stand the storm!)
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To: Sub-Driver
But the Republican added, "No one will listen to the idea and I don't expect anything to come of it."

Is this guy getting senile?!

48 posted on 01/06/2009 10:49:07 PM PST by maggief
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To: BillyBoy; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj

It can’t a be joke. It would be too funny of one for Bennett to think of.

Yes. Retire old man.

And I hope Matheson takes a losing run for his eat.


49 posted on 01/07/2009 12:47:51 AM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: brytlea

I’d be tempted if I was a GOP Senator to savage Burris. But we want him to run for reelection.

They should be quiet and let the ruling party deal with their little mess.


50 posted on 01/07/2009 12:50:08 AM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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