Skip to comments.TIME TO TAKE GRAMA'S KEYS (CONGRESSWOMAN LOUISE SLAUGHTER)
Posted on 10/08/2012 10:18:11 AM PDT by RochesterNYconservative
We all love Grama.
But its time to take away the keys.
Its not about how many years shes been driving. Its not about all the great things shes done. Its not about how much you appreciate and respect her.
Its not about yesterday, its about today.
Its about common sense and realizing that this cant go on. She cant do today what she did yesterday, and the passage of time has done what the passage of time does.
She wont want to give them up. She will be certain that shes still capable. She might even fight you over it. And it might lead to some temporary hard feelings.
But its the right thing to do.
Its time to take away Gramas keys.
For most middle-aged people across Monroe County, Louise Slaughter has been in Congress all of their adult lives. There are grandparents today who were newlyweds when she was first elected. There are local men who have been born, grown, fought in war and died, all since Louise Slaughter went to Washington. For a generation, this regions voice and face in Washington have been Louise Slaughter.
Different people will see the effectiveness of those years differently. Those who view insider status and being a spokesperson for partisan cause as important will note success. Those who think legislative accomplishment and local benefit are important will find less success.
She has been a champion of Americas liberal and feminist causes, and earned praise or criticism as a result.
She has had a long and interesting career.
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83 is old, but corrine brown, my rep, behaves as if oxygen supply is cut off for a reasonable thought.
You could say my sister is a cougar, she’s 80 and her boyfriend is 69......LOL
“You could say my sister is a cougar, shes 80 and her boyfriend is 69......LOL”
Being old and thinking/acting old are two different things. Your sister is living her life, not sitting knitting all the time and giving up. Good for her.
She is in better health than her boyfriend....He’s a nice guy, a legal Tex Mex...plays drums in a band, sells stuff at flea markets....yep, they haven’t slowed down...sister also had bi-lateral hip replacements. Kept her down for a couple of months in healing of the second hip replacement, breezed through the 1st one...
I was born and raised in Rochester, but haven’t lived there since 1972. I spent the summer of 2011 there because my sister was in hospice care, and it was then that I first discovered Bob Lonsberry’s radio show. I was delighted to find out that his program is replayed on a Syracuse station in the afternoon, so when I’m out and about, I get to listen to him. He’s excellent.
There are a lot of good representatives and senators though who haved served more than two terms:
Paul Ryan, Michele Bachmann, Jeff Sessions, Jim DeMint, John Barasso, Joe Wilson, Mike Pence, and Marsh Blackburn, to name a few.
We’d lose those stalwarts. And non-elected staffers would have far more power than they do today.
Representatives (because they have such short terms) could probably have more - it would have to be four (eight years) in order to keep the staggered effect.
But then they should simply go on to something else. Run for governor, for Senator, or just go back to whatever they did before becoming politicians.
Pretty funny nickname. Where did it come from?
For a relatively young woman (she is 46), she dresses like a dowdy old lday.