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Aides: John Ensign to resign Friday
Politico ^ | 4-21-2011 | MANU RAJU & JOHN BRESNAHAN

Posted on 04/21/2011 3:59:24 PM PDT by Danae

Nevada Sen. John Ensign (R) plans to announce Friday he will resign his Senate seat, aides said Thursday.

Ensign has been under investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee over whether he violated Senate rules during his affair with Cindy Hampton, a former campaign aide. Hampton’s husband, Doug Hampton, was Ensign’s deputy chief of staff during most of the extramarital relationship.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0411/53557.html#ixzz1KCVouaTc

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: angle; cultureofcorruption; ensign; heller; krolicki; nevada; resign; rino; rinopurge
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1 posted on 04/21/2011 3:59:30 PM PDT by Danae
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To: Danae

I think there’s a lot more to this than meets the eye.

When Ensign inexplicably voted for the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in January and then exited the chamber with a frown and without comment, I knew the jig was up. Somebody’s got something on Ensign, and it’s more than just this “extramarital affair” that everybody already knew about anyway.


2 posted on 04/21/2011 4:00:27 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Danae

Good riddance to bad rubbish.


3 posted on 04/21/2011 4:00:41 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Hey Tea Party folks - what about Social Security reform?)
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To: KantianBurke

4 posted on 04/21/2011 4:02:45 PM PDT by Perdogg (What Would Aqua Buddha do?)
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To: Perdogg

Dude!

Your wife is way NOT Guilty compared to the Ensign chick! Thinking with your “little brain”, maybe?


5 posted on 04/21/2011 4:04:38 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: Danae

What’s his replacement going to be like?


6 posted on 04/21/2011 4:05:30 PM PDT by OldNewYork (social justice isn't justice; it's just socialism)
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To: Danae

If this guy was a Rat, he would dig in his heals and say: “Yea, I’m guilty as sin, so effin what?”

Our side just doesn’t know that in this culture war thingee, sometimes we have to grow a pair.

Not approving of his indiscretions in the least, that’s between him and his God, just saying that our enemies have more in the “fire in the belly” department.

If this guy was a Rat, Barney Fwank and Chucky the Schmucky Chumer would take his back and try make every one else out to be the bad guy.

Sigh.


7 posted on 04/21/2011 4:07:46 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (PS. The muzlim nations think my handle is a prime example of "hate speach." Oh Well.)
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To: OldNewYork

I don’t know. There is a GOP Governor in Nevada right now, so one can assume it will be a conservative at least.


8 posted on 04/21/2011 4:08:19 PM PDT by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: OldNewYork
What’s his replacement going to be like?

Some Republican will get a leg up on 2012.

9 posted on 04/21/2011 4:09:41 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (The heresy of heresies was common sense - Orwell)
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To: Lancey Howard

I think you have a point here. Most likely this is just the tip of the iceberg.


10 posted on 04/21/2011 4:10:15 PM PDT by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: Danae
This is the best news people of Nevada have had in a long time. His replacement will be the man now serving in the House, Heck, a doctor from Las Vegas and a real stand up Republican. This really is good news for Nevada and the rest of the country, we just canceled Harry Reids vote for two more years.
11 posted on 04/21/2011 4:13:16 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 (Never pass up an opportunity to " Shut Up")
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To: Danae

That is the important thing.


12 posted on 04/21/2011 4:14:03 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: Perdogg
OK. I'm confused. How many people in this picture has he had sex with? And in what combinations?

Of course I need this for purely research purposes.

13 posted on 04/21/2011 4:14:27 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Danae
Maybe Ensign is a toe tapper.


14 posted on 04/21/2011 4:14:33 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: BooBoo1000

:)

I don’t like corrupt politicians of either party, and I am glad to see them go.


15 posted on 04/21/2011 4:14:49 PM PDT by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: Lancey Howard

My first thought as well after the pro-sodomy vote. Now, we shall see if the GOP in Nevada can find a replacement who had balls enough to serve his/her country in uniform or if they’ll find another lawyer/politician, (i.e., a half asser).


16 posted on 04/21/2011 4:15:14 PM PDT by MSF BU (YR'S Please Support our troops: JOIN THEM!)
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To: Danae

This is the EXACT Scenario that endeared SF Mayor Gavin Newsome to the liberal elite. He wasn’t driven from office ...he moved up to Lt. Governor.


17 posted on 04/21/2011 4:15:49 PM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: Perdogg
Also, please don't send to Laz for we know the answer.

:-)

18 posted on 04/21/2011 4:18:16 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Danae

Would love to see Sharron Angle get the gig.....


19 posted on 04/21/2011 4:24:16 PM PDT by Niteranger68 (Jared Lee Loughner - Disciple of Michael Moore)
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To: Danae; B4Ranch; Pete-R-Bilt; glock rocks; SouthTexas; Grampa Dave

Bump...


20 posted on 04/21/2011 4:25:51 PM PDT by tubebender (Now hiring Tag Line writers. Full time low pay)
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To: Danae
I do not assume that having a GOP Governor means a conservative will be appointed.
GOP does not equate to Conservative.
Teaparty does equate to Conservative.
I am ashamed to say I do not know if the Nevada Governor is a Conservative or a Republican party hack.
21 posted on 04/21/2011 4:35:44 PM PDT by Tupelo (The Boudicca from Wasilla supporter)
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To: Niteranger68

That would be great. Back atcha.


22 posted on 04/21/2011 4:36:59 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: Danae

do democrats with their zippers down,

resign?


23 posted on 04/21/2011 4:49:48 PM PDT by ken21 (dem taxes + regs + unions = jobs overseas.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Maybe it’s to do with MR Hampton. hmmmm?


24 posted on 04/21/2011 5:01:38 PM PDT by LUV W (GOP? You need to fight like a GIRL!!~~Sarah Palin)
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To: Danae

Glory be and on Good Friday no less. Good to see this sleaze gone. Nothing worse than a hypocrite no matter the party. Family values????? Huh! Nothing worse than cheaters in my book and then paying her off was the worst of all. Donors basically paid for him to have sex.....how gross. Anyway now who on Earth could take his place. Hopefully a true family person with real values and complete conservative as well. Yes very difficult to find these days.....Another one who needs to leave is that dastardly Vitter who was just reelected. Sad that Republicans are as bad as Democrats in this area.


25 posted on 04/21/2011 5:03:30 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Danae

Importantly, the governor of Nevada is Republican, as is the State senate. However, is Brian Sandoval, the governor, a conservative?


26 posted on 04/21/2011 5:05:30 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Niteranger68

Yes.


27 posted on 04/21/2011 5:16:04 PM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: OldNewYork

Probably shorter......


28 posted on 04/21/2011 5:19:13 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Danae

It is all for the better he step down now as the scandal would make him vulnerable in 2012. Now at least the Republican governor can give the Republicans a leg up in the race by appointing a Republican that will not have the liability of a scandal to answer to in 2012.


29 posted on 04/21/2011 5:23:44 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: Danae

“Sharon Angle, call for you on line one”.


30 posted on 04/21/2011 5:24:53 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Danae

Don’t count on it.


31 posted on 04/21/2011 5:33:53 PM PDT by greatgranny (It's not our job to judge terrorists, It's our job to set up the meeting.)
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To: PhiloBedo

Sandoval is a broken glass Republican, no doubt about his bonifides.


32 posted on 04/21/2011 5:38:05 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 (Never pass up an opportunity to " Shut Up")
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To: BooBoo1000

Who?


33 posted on 04/21/2011 5:38:22 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: Danae

The jacka** Knows he is toast for a lot of reasons, most of which we will never know about. A few years ago I was an ardent supporter his, but when he turned out to be just another Damn RINO with 0 morals I disowned him as fast as I could.


34 posted on 04/21/2011 5:48:15 PM PDT by mongo141
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To: Danae; All
Lord, please let the REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR APPOINT SHARON ANGLE TO TAKE HIS PLACE!!!
35 posted on 04/21/2011 5:51:00 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Niteranger68

That would be great! I can see her on her first day in the Senate. “Hi, Harry!”


36 posted on 04/21/2011 6:14:37 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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I don’t really care what party he is from...

He should be stripped of all retirement benefits..

guys that want to play house on the side, need to remove them selves from office, there is NO Pride, Class, Dignity, Respect or Honor in our elected officials any more...look at what we have in the White House!!!


37 posted on 04/21/2011 6:24:13 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: Clintonfatigued

Good news. Is Heck getting the interim appointment?


38 posted on 04/21/2011 6:33:33 PM PDT by randita
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To: OldNewYork

HARRY REID CLONE........


39 posted on 04/21/2011 6:46:50 PM PDT by Red Badger (Mitt Romney: The Harold Stassen of the 21st century........)
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To: Niteranger68
Would love to see Sharron Angle get the gig.....
SOL
nononononononononononononononooooo!!!!!!!
40 posted on 04/21/2011 6:48:58 PM PDT by Fred (Suspend All Immigration Until Unemployment is Reduced to 5%)
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To: Red Badger

I sure hope it’s not a Harry Reid clone. One is more than enough.


41 posted on 04/21/2011 6:49:36 PM PDT by OldNewYork (social justice isn't justice; it's just socialism)
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To: randita; All
Dean Heller (R), congressman from No. Nevada, announced a couple of months ago..He will get the appointment. This will leave his seat open for a special election.
Angle has announced for the congressional seat...absolutely the worst candidate on earth....DO NOT ENCOURAGE this run...she is not liked in the district...
42 posted on 04/21/2011 6:53:11 PM PDT by Fred (Suspend All Immigration Until Unemployment is Reduced to 5%)
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To: Perdogg

Good bye pretty boy!


43 posted on 04/21/2011 7:05:56 PM PDT by kempster
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To: randita; LdSentinal; justiceseeker93; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; Norman Bates; BillyBoy

My guess would be that Dean Heller gets the appointment. He would be the logical choice.


44 posted on 04/21/2011 7:37:05 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of love, peace, and goodwill, and if you say that they aren't, they'll kill you)
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To: randita; LdSentinal; justiceseeker93; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; Norman Bates; BillyBoy; ...

Update: Dean Heller is likely to get appointment.

http://www.rollcall.com/news/John-Ensign-Resign-205087-1.html?pos=adp


45 posted on 04/21/2011 7:40:57 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of love, peace, and goodwill, and if you say that they aren't, they'll kill you)
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To: Fred; randita; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; Clintonfatigued; Coop; GOPsterinMA; Clemenza; Crichton; ...

Dead on, Gov. Sandoval will appoint Congressman (and former Secretary of State) Dean Heller, who has proven to be far more conservative in Congress than I thought he’d be when he barely beat out Sharron Angle (whom I supported) in the 2006 primary.

As for Heller’s House seat, you’re correct that nominating Sharron Angle would unnecessarily jeopardize our hold on the seat, especially since the special election will be held under the current lines, which include large swaths of Clark County within the district. I hope that former state Senator Maurice Washington, who represented Washoe County until he was term-limited out in January and who is at least as conservative as Angle (he’s a minister with a pro-business, small-government mindset), runs for the seat and wins the GOP nomination—he’d be unbeatable in the general. And, as a bonus, he’d join Congressmen Tim Scott and Allen West as a third black conservative Republican in Congress who would help erode the ignorant mindset of so many black voters nationwide that blacks can only be limited Democrats.


46 posted on 04/21/2011 7:57:54 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

can only be limited Democrats = can only be liberal Democrats


47 posted on 04/21/2011 8:00:50 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Maurice Washington would be a great choice if wants to run. So far, I’ve seen no evidence that he’s interested in the job.


48 posted on 04/21/2011 8:03:42 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of love, peace, and goodwill, and if you say that they aren't, they'll kill you)
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To: Niteranger68

No more so than the Democrats would.


49 posted on 04/21/2011 8:06:38 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Damn, you’re on fire tonight!


50 posted on 04/21/2011 8:09:26 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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