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PRUDEN: The tall talker and the old geezers
The Washington Times ^ | 8 March 2013 | Wes Pruden

Posted on 03/08/2013 5:57:50 AM PST by COBOL2Java

Talking is the national sport in Washington. For the old geezers in Congress, it’s more fun than watching baseball, complaining about the weather or remembering sex.

Nobody drones on like a U.S. senator and nobody loves the sound of his raspy voice like a U.S. senator. Rand Paul, the freshman from Kentucky who stars in the bad dreams of every Republican geezer in town, talked for almost 13 hours on the Senate floor this week to delay a confirmation vote on John O. Brennan as director of the CIA, and earned only the scorn of the geezers.

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


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: pruden

1 posted on 03/08/2013 5:57:50 AM PST by COBOL2Java
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To: COBOL2Java
Even though I live in Arizona, I can proudly say I have NEVER cast a vote for John McCain. I am almost ashamed to say I did vote for Jeff Flake last time around.

On the same note, when I lived in Mississippi, I never cast a vote for Trent Lott or Thad Cochran.

When I lived in Colorado, I proudly cast votes for Hank Brown, Wayne Allard, Ben Campbell, Bill Armstrong and several others.

2 posted on 03/08/2013 6:42:25 AM PST by Tupelo (Old, Bald, Ugly, Fat and Broke in Arizona)
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To: COBOL2Java
MeCain & Graham

Grump Old Goats

3 posted on 03/08/2013 6:52:32 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: COBOL2Java
Good article. Pruden always has sound observations and perspective. From the article ...

It’s not the sharks who trouble the waters in Washington, but the minnows who nibble good men to death.

The geezers know better, but it’s easier, quieter, and more refined to do nothing. When Mr. Paul, over the top or not, stood up to demand answers to some of the questions the geezers themselves raised, he was ridiculed and told, like an irritable child, to calm down. Geezers think their role is to pour oil over troubled waters, when they should be striking a match.

4 posted on 03/08/2013 6:55:56 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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Rand Paul, the freshman from Kentucky who stars in the bad dreams of every Republican geezer in town,

Lol, what a great line. I like the fact that this isn't some sudden thing for Rand Paul.

For a long time now, he's been riding Revere on obama's "riding dirty" with the American peeeple and Rand Paul has been one of the few in government and the republican party to do so.

5 posted on 03/08/2013 9:32:31 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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