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Senator is captured but not his mind.
New York Times ^ | Feb, 25th,1988 | IRVIN MOLOTSKY

Posted on 03/03/2011 1:04:06 PM PST by factmart

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 — ''One arrest, no conviction,'' Senator Bob Packwood said today, summing up his brush with the law in the early morning.

His crime: absence from a quorum call. His punishment: being dragged onto the floor of the Senate by police officers to be recorded as present.

While he did not enter a charge of police brutality, a recent bone injury on Senator Packwood's ring finger was aggravated in the encounter.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dishonestpost; madison; oldarticle; packwood; palin; precedence; smooch; walker; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 — ''One arrest, no conviction,'' Senator Bob Packwood said today, summing up his brush with the law in the early morning.

His crime: absence from a quorum call. His punishment: being dragged onto the floor of the Senate by police officers to be recorded as present.

While he did not enter a charge of police brutality, a recent bone injury on Senator Packwood's ring finger was aggravated in the encounter.

1 posted on 03/03/2011 1:04:14 PM PST by factmart
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To: factmart

Only 13 more to go! Scofflaws


2 posted on 03/03/2011 1:07:00 PM PST by funfan
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To: funfan

Wrong state.

This is Oregon.


3 posted on 03/03/2011 1:08:45 PM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: factmart

Hi-lar-ious.


4 posted on 03/03/2011 1:08:55 PM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: funfan

One more for a quorum?


5 posted on 03/03/2011 1:08:59 PM PST by Netizen
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To: Bigh4u2

I thought the name Packwood sounded familiar, but not from WI.


6 posted on 03/03/2011 1:09:58 PM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: factmart

I’m sure that he wasn’t literally “dragged”. If they had to use assertive measures to get him to comply, then he should be charged with something.

His ring finger was aggravated? It’s not just my ring finger that is aggravated by his actions. Hey, Packwood! This finger is for you. Put on the big boy pants and start acting like a senator. Get your butt down there and serve the citizens as you swore to do!


7 posted on 03/03/2011 1:10:09 PM PST by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: factmart

This was the US Senate too! And Packwood was a Republican who was carried into the chamber so as to make a quorum for a vote on campaign finance reform...

http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/minute/Compulsory_Attendance.htm

One of the good things you can say about Packwood was that he was key in killing Bill Clintons Health Care plans.


8 posted on 03/03/2011 1:13:27 PM PST by dirtman
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To: factmart

The NYT is scraping the bottom of the barrel to take the heat off the WI MIA legislators.


9 posted on 03/03/2011 1:14:13 PM PST by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: oneamericanvoice

This story is 23 years old. And Packwood was a Repub.


10 posted on 03/03/2011 1:14:45 PM PST by chickadee
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To: dirtman

>And Packwood was a Republican who was carried into the chamber so as to make a quorum for a vote on campaign finance reform...<

Republican.

Thanks. That’s what I thought. Some animals are more equal than others.


11 posted on 03/03/2011 1:15:37 PM PST by Califreak (Soros is the root of all evil)
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To: factmart

You might have noted that this is an article from 1988.

Any special reason you’re posting it today?


12 posted on 03/03/2011 1:15:50 PM PST by bigbob
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To: factmart

so the US Senate with a Democrat majority felt compelled to arrest and drag in against his will a fellow US Senator back in 1988 but it will somehow be vile, inhuman, undemocratic, etc, ad nauseum for the Wisconsin Senate to do the same with Senators purposely absent from a quorum call?


13 posted on 03/03/2011 1:18:15 PM PST by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: bigbob
"Any special reason you're posting it today?"

Geez, turn on the news, dude...WI Senate has declared war on the 14 no-shows.

And the article, from the NY Times, depicts similar treatment for a Pubbie in similar circumstances.

Seems pretty damned relevant to me.

14 posted on 03/03/2011 1:22:25 PM PST by diogenes ghost
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To: factmart
A Senator Is Captured, but Not His Mind

You can’t capture what’s not there in the first place.

15 posted on 03/03/2011 1:23:52 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: mlocher

This is from 1988, Shows us we can do this!


16 posted on 03/03/2011 1:35:12 PM PST by factmart
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To: bigbob

Ya tit for tat


17 posted on 03/03/2011 1:36:06 PM PST by factmart
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To: factmart

I missed the date! Thanks for the correction. Of course, you are correct.


18 posted on 03/03/2011 1:43:24 PM PST by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: thefactor

Packwood, a RINO among RINOs, is probably best known now for resigning in disgrace from the Senate after having groped and otherwise molested female staffers. Gloria Steinem had initially defended him because of his pro-feminist, pro-abortion record.


19 posted on 03/03/2011 1:45:17 PM PST by Hunton Peck (The second rule of leftism: When caught lying, lie louder.)
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To: dirtman

Oregon Republican


20 posted on 03/03/2011 1:46:07 PM PST by factmart
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To: factmart

Convictions? Bob... You have none.


21 posted on 03/03/2011 1:48:29 PM PST by Dead Corpse (III%. The last line in the sand)
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To: diogenes ghost
The dems didn't wait that long before they pulled the trigger.
22 posted on 03/03/2011 1:48:47 PM PST by factmart
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To: funfan

1988, we only need one


23 posted on 03/03/2011 1:50:02 PM PST by factmart
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To: factmart

rules is rules


24 posted on 03/03/2011 1:55:25 PM PST by 30Moves
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To: factmart

Nice find, factmart. Thanks!


25 posted on 03/03/2011 2:35:13 PM PST by gloryblaze (Don't forget to donate and keep FR going strong!)
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