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Former US Sen. Warren Rudman dies at 82
AP via St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | November 20, 2012

Posted on 11/20/2012 10:38:19 AM PST by EveningStar

Former Sen. Warren B. Rudman, who co-authored a ground-breaking budget balancing law, championed ethics and led a commission that predicted the danger of homeland terrorist attacks before 9/11, has died. He was 82.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: congress; grammrudman; newhampshire; obituary; rudman; senate; senator; warrenrudman
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1 posted on 11/20/2012 10:38:22 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: US Navy Vet

I can’t believe you said that. :(


3 posted on 11/20/2012 10:45:09 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Thank you, dear senator, for giving us David Souter.


4 posted on 11/20/2012 10:47:31 AM PST by Salvey
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To: EveningStar

“a ground-breaking budget-balancing law...”

THAT was a huge success!


5 posted on 11/20/2012 10:49:05 AM PST by Doctor 2Brains
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To: EveningStar

The Act with his name was written by a freshman, unknown fellow name Dan Quayle. Graham and Rudman sponsored it to add name recognition.


6 posted on 11/20/2012 11:05:59 AM PST by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: EveningStar

Another worthless moderate gone! Good riddance!


7 posted on 11/20/2012 11:06:37 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: EveningStar

Remember Gramm-Rudman, a good idea that everyone ignored?


8 posted on 11/20/2012 11:12:40 AM PST by lurk
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To: EveningStar

May he RIP......but as a politician, Sen. Rudman was a classic RINO>


9 posted on 11/20/2012 11:17:37 AM PST by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: EveningStar
Rudman rarely hesitated to criticize conservatives, including Reagan. He will not be missed.
10 posted on 11/20/2012 11:54:37 AM PST by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: Major Matt Mason
Rudman rarely hesitated to criticize conservatives, including Reagan.

When Rudman saw something he thought should be criticized -- high deficits, Iran-Contra, the Keating five -- he spoke up. That's exactly what one would hope a Senator would do. That's doing his job.

When Rudman left the Senate he took the opportunity to attack the Christian Right, and that created a lot of acrimony, but I don't see much evidence that Rudman went out of his way during his 12 years in the Senate to attack or undermine Reagan or conservatives in general.

He will not be missed.

Rudman could be a pain and a prima donna sometimes, but on the whole he did make a positive contribution to the country. Warren Rudman is largely forgotten by now, but he and his family don't deserve cheap put-downs on the day he died.

11 posted on 11/20/2012 1:26:03 PM PST by x
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To: Major Matt Mason; EveningStar
He will not be missed.

I miss him. He always struck me as an honest man.

12 posted on 11/20/2012 1:28:41 PM PST by wideminded
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To: x

Rudman correctly understood that it was the spending and not necessarily the taxes that were the root of the problem.


13 posted on 11/20/2012 1:30:09 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: x

I am privy to the whole story of how Rudman set up old man Sununu & Bush 41 on the Souter pick. It was a vile fraud & done on purpose by Rudman. It’s a long, ugly story that Sununu took much of the fall for when in reality it was very much Rudman’s doing.


14 posted on 11/20/2012 1:33:40 PM PST by LongWayHome
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To: LongWayHome

I hope you choose to share it at some point


15 posted on 11/20/2012 3:16:15 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Our president ... makes big speeches packed full of little ideas" Charles C. W. Cooke)
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To: LongWayHome

Did he know the mid-night jogger was a disaster or was he of his same judical ilk...


16 posted on 11/20/2012 3:19:49 PM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: taildragger

Make No mistake. Ruddman knew exacty what he was doing
With the Souter Nomination.

I hope he enjoys checkers with Snarling Arlen!


17 posted on 11/20/2012 3:33:53 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: taildragger

Make No mistake. Ruddman knew exacty what he was doing
With the Souter Nomination.

I hope he enjoys checkers with Snarling Arlen!


18 posted on 11/20/2012 3:34:13 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: NonValueAdded

I think I wrote about it out here some time back, but Rudman & Souter both lied to governor Sununu & Bush 41 about Souter’s real liberal philosophy. Rudman wanted to make sure the court stayed pro-choice so he sold Souter as a pro-life conservative and convinced Sununu to sell this fiction to Bush 41.

Bush & Sununu should have done more homework, but they trusted Rudman. In private Rudman often mocked how Bush & Sununu fell for this situation. This ruined the friendship between Rudman & Sununu, but Sununu felt so guilty about this perosnal betrayal that his ego would not allow him to address this situation in public hence people think Sununu was the cause of Souter getting on the court.

In the last year or two Sununu has been more open about this, but it’s a sore point he really just tries to avoid. There’s a lot more crap Rudman pulled, but he was a bully and a thug who’s not worth writing anything more about.


19 posted on 11/20/2012 4:46:58 PM PST by LongWayHome
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To: taildragger

Rudman was a pro-choice RINO.


20 posted on 11/20/2012 4:48:40 PM PST by LongWayHome
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To: LongWayHome
I guess Washington went to his head. Some politicians find over time that they really relish the political streetfighting, and the tricks behind the scenes are more exciting for them than what's happening on stage.

So many people pile on the RINOs -- the kind of Republican politicians a lot of us grew up with -- that it's easy to assume that the condemnations are exaggerated, but for all I know, you could be right about him.

21 posted on 11/20/2012 5:25:05 PM PST by x
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To: EveningStar

RIP.


22 posted on 11/20/2012 8:26:46 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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BUSH41-RUDMAN-SOUTER-SOTOMAYOR. HOPE SHE LIVES THRU BAMBI’S 2ND TERM.


23 posted on 11/20/2012 9:40:41 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (campaigned for local conservatives only)
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