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Affleck leaves door open to Senate run
Boston Herald ^ | December 23, 2012 | Laurel J. Sweet

Posted on 12/23/2012 8:15:57 AM PST by ConservativeStatement

Oscar-winning Cambridge native Ben Affleck -- who played a congressman in the 2009 political thriller “State of Play” -- isn't ruling out a real-life run for office in the pending Massachusetts race to fill Sen. John Kerry's seat but downplayed the idea in an interview aired today.

In a segment airing today on CBS News’ “Face the Nation,” a coy Affleck, 40, tells host Bob Schieffer with a nervous laugh, “Well, for one thing, the state of Massachusetts currently has two extraordinary senators, so there is no vacancy,” when pressed by Schieffer on whether he’ll run for fellow Democrat Kerry’s U.S. Senate seat should Kerry be confirmed as secretary of state, as expected.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: affleck; benaffleck; kerry; massachusetts
Another So-called enlightened entertainer. He should put on a clown's costume and juggle.
1 posted on 12/23/2012 8:16:05 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

It would probably work. This is the state that elected Warren.


2 posted on 12/23/2012 8:19:38 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: ConservativeStatement
Well, for one thing, the state of Massachusetts currently has two extraordinary senators, so there is no vacancy..

First of all,you dimwitted,worthless,empty suit Hollywood punk,it's the COMMONWEALTH of Massachusetts.If you had the first clue what this state was about you'd know that!

3 posted on 12/23/2012 8:20:34 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I hear that Barney Frank may consider running.Would make an “interesting”debate.


4 posted on 12/23/2012 8:21:35 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: ConservativeStatement

No thanks Ben; you are a good actor, but you’re not needed as a politician. There are enough a-holes in Congress who lie for a living just like you do.

Enjoy the fruits of your labor in Bora Bora or Tahiti please.


5 posted on 12/23/2012 8:23:28 AM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: ConservativeStatement

“leaves door open” “Isn’t ruling out”

Mealy mouthed phrases meant to disguise the fact that Affleck hopes somebody cares.


6 posted on 12/23/2012 8:25:57 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Incitatus was unavailable for comment.


7 posted on 12/23/2012 8:32:03 AM PST by Argus
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To: jospehm20
It would probably work. This is the state that elected Warren.

It would be his for the taking in this age of celebrity-trumps-all.

8 posted on 12/23/2012 8:32:53 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

It is the next logical step in our demise. Celeberties are worshiped by a large percentage of the population. Most people don’t know who their congressman is but they know all about American Idol, Snooki and the Kardashians.


9 posted on 12/23/2012 8:36:27 AM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: jospehm20

Fauxchahontas was elected thru targeted voter fraud in 5 cities, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Salem and Worcester.

Guess which cities have the largest concentrations of illegals and public workers?
(not to mention college students!!)

I am not even mentioning Boston, it’s a banana Republic unto itself.


10 posted on 12/23/2012 8:42:06 AM PST by acapesket
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To: oldbrowser
I hear ya FRiend. I have been tooting that horn for a while. Also, the horrible vocabulary of the misguided yoots. Recently, I heard a babe say that she planned on going to “like medical school.” “Like” medical school? Do they diagnose “like a fractured hip’?
11 posted on 12/23/2012 8:42:58 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Having an abortion is "progressive"?)
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“Recently, I heard a babe say that she planned on going to “like medical school.” “Like” medical school? Do they diagnose “like a fractured hip’?”

Being an opportunistic entrepreneur, these are my favorite types to take money from. If you are an idiot, you deserve to get taken for a ride.


12 posted on 12/23/2012 8:50:58 AM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: ConservativeStatement

When you go to “like Medical School” you wind up being a Doctor on a show like Grey’s Anatomy, which takes place in a, like, Hospital.You don’t really have to practice medicine on a show like that, you just have to fake it well. What they’re really good at is sex, the medicine is way down on the list of priorities, as it is, I’m sure, for that “babe”.


13 posted on 12/23/2012 8:52:03 AM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: ConservativeStatement

Massachusetts gets what it deserves? A carpet-bagging Kennedy?

http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_politics/2012/12/brother_confirms_ted_jr_considering_run_senate


14 posted on 12/23/2012 8:52:31 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: ConservativeStatement
After "Gigli" you'd think the little twirp would never have shown his face in public again.
15 posted on 12/23/2012 9:33:12 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Democracy is indispensable to socialism. The goal of socialism is communism." --Vladimir Lenin)
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like [lahyk]

conjunction
21.
Informal. (used especially after forms of be to introduce reported speech or thought): She’s like, “I don’t believe it,” and I’m like, “No, it’s true!”

interjection
25.
Informal. (used especially in speech, often nonvolitionally or habitually, to preface a sentence, to fill a pause, to express uncertainty, or to intensify or neutralize a following adjective): Like, why didn’t you write to me? The music was, like, really great, you know?


16 posted on 12/23/2012 9:34:39 AM PST by procrustes (You make Free Republic look bad!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I was going to say I needed a laugh today, but after reflecting that Massachusetts gave us Barney Frank repeatedly, and Elizabeth Warren recently, not to mention Ted Kennedy for forty years, he’d probably win.


17 posted on 12/23/2012 9:45:59 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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More crap candidates for the “low information” voter...

They are a true voting bloc now, the truly ignorant and un-intersted voters.


18 posted on 12/23/2012 9:55:36 AM PST by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: txnativegop

He’s not even a good actor.


19 posted on 12/23/2012 9:55:59 AM PST by GnL
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To: ConservativeStatement

This is a man who was cruel to a very beautiful dog. Returned it to the breeder with 3 legs, filthy and emaciated. Told the breeder if she told anyone; people would believe him not her. No thanks.


20 posted on 12/23/2012 10:59:47 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I like his wife.


21 posted on 12/23/2012 11:21:25 AM PST by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: ConservativeStatement

Yeah, let’s just turn the running of America over to Hollywood.

Any circuses around that might want to join in is also welcome.

We’re in a sh**h*** as it is.


22 posted on 12/23/2012 11:40:54 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Scott Brown might also run. I don’t know if any republicans are considering running yet.


23 posted on 12/23/2012 3:29:18 PM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks ConservativeStatement.
Oscar-winning Cambridge native Ben Affleck -- who played a congressman in the 2009 political thriller “State of Play”
should expect a Nobel Peace Prize right after he's sworn in as Senator from Taxachusetts.
“Well, for one thing, the state of Massachusetts currently has two extraordinary senators, so there is no vacancy,”...
He's half right -- Scott Brown remains one of the two Senators from Massachusetts.


24 posted on 12/24/2012 7:56:05 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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