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Two US Representatives Push GOP's Leach As Envoy To UN
Associated Press (excerpt) ^ | November 14, 2006

Posted on 11/14/2006 2:34:06 PM PST by HAL9000

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WASHINGTON (AP)--A House Republican and Democrat, in the new spirit of bipartisanship, are urging President George W. Bush to name defeated Republican Rep. Jim Leach to be the next U.S. ambassador to the U.N.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: bolton; jimleach; johnbolton; leach; rino; statedepartment; un; unambassador; unitednations
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1 posted on 11/14/2006 2:34:11 PM PST by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000

A job for the spineless Leach. Sure!!


2 posted on 11/14/2006 2:35:50 PM PST by hubbubhubbub
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To: HAL9000

NO!


3 posted on 11/14/2006 2:36:52 PM PST by jennyjenny
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To: HAL9000

Leach makes a saltine seem bold and spicy. He's as zesty and dynamic as milquetoast.


4 posted on 11/14/2006 2:36:59 PM PST by Petronski (BRABANTIO: Thou art a villain. IAGO: You are--a senator. ---Othello I.i.)
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To: HAL9000

I think Rick Santorum would be a better choice. Just watching his old democrat collegues diss him would blow the democrats "bipartisanship" out of the water.


5 posted on 11/14/2006 2:37:03 PM PST by Dane ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" Ronald Reagan, 1987)
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To: HAL9000

Yes if it were the Jim Leach who went after Billary for the Whitewater scandal... NO if it is the Jim Leach who has been Uber RINO the past several years.


6 posted on 11/14/2006 2:38:43 PM PST by Omega Man II
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To: HAL9000
One of the saddest thing the "show them a lesson" Repubs who stayed home did was torpedo Bolton.

A real shame.

7 posted on 11/14/2006 2:39:00 PM PST by what's up
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To: HAL9000

After the way the dems have crapped on Mr. Bush,screw this bipartisanship b.s.


8 posted on 11/14/2006 2:39:49 PM PST by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: HAL9000

Wow! Might as well send a small patch of brown liquid..


9 posted on 11/14/2006 2:39:55 PM PST by zarf
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To: Dane
I think Rick Santorum would be a better choice.

GOOD IDEA!

But I still think an even better idea is to just give Bolton a second recess appointment. Repeat until the Dims allow him an up or down vote.

10 posted on 11/14/2006 2:40:05 PM PST by Stultis
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To: Dane

About Santorum - I think it is a mistake to name someone so high profile. Why are we dignifying the United Nations by sending our best people to be Ambassador there?

Make Santorum our Ambassador to the Vatican.


11 posted on 11/14/2006 2:42:42 PM PST by Omega Man II
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To: what's up

Yeah, if Dubya names Leach to the UN, Gov. Thomas Vilsack (D)
gets to name is his replacement. Now there's a good idea....


12 posted on 11/14/2006 2:43:58 PM PST by theblur
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To: HAL9000

That can't be good.


13 posted on 11/14/2006 2:44:45 PM PST by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: All

Forget the fact that he is a RINO, his speaking pattern will put everyone to sleep.


14 posted on 11/14/2006 2:45:10 PM PST by SoCalPol (We Need A Border Fence Now)
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To: Dane

That would be fine. Just keep him away from the weather bureau.


15 posted on 11/14/2006 2:46:03 PM PST by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: HAL9000

Hmmmm.... How about Michael Steele?


16 posted on 11/14/2006 2:46:20 PM PST by Buck W. (If you push something hard enough, it will fall over.)
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To: theblur
Yeah, if Dubya names Leach to the UN, Gov. Thomas Vilsack (D) gets to name is his replacement.

Leach lost his election, and governors don't appoint congressmen.

17 posted on 11/14/2006 2:47:22 PM PST by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: HAL9000
If the Democrats are fer it I am agin' it.
18 posted on 11/14/2006 2:48:44 PM PST by msnimje (You simply cannot be Christian and Pro-Abortion.)
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To: theblur

Leach lost.


19 posted on 11/14/2006 2:56:20 PM PST by carola
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To: hubbubhubbub

Jim Leach is my congressman here in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Bush would be CRAZY to put him in the UN.

With friends like Leach, Bush wouldn't need enemies. He'd be fighting Bush's policies, not supporting them.


20 posted on 11/14/2006 2:59:41 PM PST by motife
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To: Joe Boucher
Rewind to 1995. Pull a Bill Clinton on the demorats.

If Bolton's nomination does not make it to the Senate floor I hope President Bush just leaves the post vacant. Let the rats explain why we do not have an ambassador at the UN.
21 posted on 11/14/2006 2:59:58 PM PST by Jacquerie (All Muslims are suspect.)
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To: HAL9000

PUKE


22 posted on 11/14/2006 3:01:17 PM PST by OldFriend (WEAKNESS IS A PROVOCATION, AN INVITATION TO OUR FOES TO CONFRONT US)
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To: Jacquerie

The U.N.?
What a waste.


23 posted on 11/14/2006 3:02:22 PM PST by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: HAL9000
in the new spirit of bipartisanship

Geez.

24 posted on 11/14/2006 3:03:59 PM PST by Crawdad (Is this thing on?)
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To: HAL9000

Forget it!


25 posted on 11/14/2006 3:15:00 PM PST by San Jacinto
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To: Crawdad

Can we say Linguini?


26 posted on 11/14/2006 3:15:38 PM PST by tom paine 2
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To: motife

The guy wasn't smart or observant enough to realize that his seat was in jeopardy (despite warnings from the national party apparatus). In no way is he smart enough to represent this country's interests at the UN.


27 posted on 11/14/2006 3:15:56 PM PST by Steve_Stifler
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To: Jacquerie

And add to your brilliant idea (I actually mean that!) that GW could issue an executive order to stop ALL funding to the UN and ALL UN activities until Bolton gets his vote.


28 posted on 11/14/2006 3:38:53 PM PST by TheBattman (I've got TWO QUESTIONS for you....)
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To: Buck W.

Is Jesse Helms still around? lol


29 posted on 11/14/2006 3:39:44 PM PST by Constantine XIII
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To: TheBattman

We're already withholding funding. Their receiving funds is tied to their effort to clean up the un.


30 posted on 11/14/2006 3:45:33 PM PST by monkeywrench (Deut. 27:17 Cursed be he that removeth his neighbor's landmark)
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To: hubbubhubbub

I'm not a big fan of this new trend among us to enforce "ideological purity" on the Republican Party, but Jim Leach really was a disaster. He was truly wrong on a host of really important issues. He was a spineless moderate when he should have been a Conservative, and he was an Authoritarian quasi-fascist when he should have taken more moderate positions. This guy was just flat out wrong about nearly everything.


31 posted on 11/14/2006 4:01:04 PM PST by MarkDel
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To: TheBattman
Yeah, stop funding until the demorats give an up or down vote. We forget that Reagan went over the heads of the old media to sell his ideas. It can be done again, President Bush can do it and conservatives in Congress, talk radio, etc can support him. It is only a matter of will.
32 posted on 11/14/2006 4:04:47 PM PST by Jacquerie (All Muslims are suspect.)
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To: Omega Man II

Leach has never been the same since the Whitewater hearings.....if memory serves, people were going through his garbage, and leaving him threats on the phone, etc. (ala Kathleen Willey's dead cat). The real Jim Leach then disappeared, never to be heard from again.


33 posted on 11/14/2006 4:05:12 PM PST by MamaLucci (God Bless Our Troops)
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To: MamaLucci
Leach has never been the same since the Whitewater hearings.....

Hillary's FBI files just keep on giving.

34 posted on 11/14/2006 4:06:56 PM PST by Jacquerie (All Muslims are suspect.)
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To: HAL9000

It'd make more sense to have him head up the DNC, frankly.


35 posted on 11/14/2006 4:07:52 PM PST by elhombrelibre (Bush underestimated the Democrats ability to rewrite their history with MSM help.)
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To: Dane
Santorum for Supreme Court. Why waste him in a job that's essentially a side show for freaks and weirdos?
36 posted on 11/14/2006 4:09:01 PM PST by elhombrelibre (Bush underestimated the Democrats ability to rewrite their history with MSM help.)
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To: HAL9000

Not

Gonna

Happen


37 posted on 11/14/2006 4:12:27 PM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!!)
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To: HAL9000

What a joke! We're going to replace the testosterone endowed Mr. Bolton with this soggy piece of limp toast? Jim Leach is a spineless, ball-less limp wristed girly man. God help us!


38 posted on 11/14/2006 4:15:44 PM PST by pgkdan
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To: Constantine XIII
Is Jesse Helms still around? lol

Don't I wish! Little did we know that Jesse Helms owned the only set of balls in the GOP Senate Caucus.

39 posted on 11/14/2006 4:17:36 PM PST by pgkdan
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To: pgkdan

That speech where he went and told the UN how much they suck was priceless. XD


40 posted on 11/14/2006 4:37:23 PM PST by Constantine XIII
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To: Jacquerie
"If Bolton's nomination does not make it to the Senate floor I hope President Bush just leaves the post vacant. Let the rats explain why we do not have an ambassador at the UN.

BRAVO.

I've been thinking this all along (even before the Dims took control).

41 posted on 11/14/2006 4:41:48 PM PST by daler (The best things in life...aren't "things.")
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To: daler

BTW, I still favor Ann Coulter as the perfect choice.


42 posted on 11/14/2006 4:42:52 PM PST by daler (The best things in life...aren't "things.")
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To: monkeywrench

Are you certain we have paid ZERO to the UN--check again.


43 posted on 11/14/2006 4:48:34 PM PST by TheBattman (I've got TWO QUESTIONS for you....)
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To: HAL9000

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Say it ain't so, George!!!!!!!!!

Get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US.


44 posted on 11/14/2006 4:53:50 PM PST by Memphis Moe
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To: HAL9000

Leach has been my congressman for nearly all of the 30 years he's been in the House.

The one thing I'll ALWAYS remember him for is when, after the 2000 election debacle, he—along with the Hildabeast—called for the ELIMINATION OF THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE.

That's right, folks. A congressman FROM IOWA said there should be no Electoral College.

It was then that I knew any additional talk of his alleged superior intellect would be utterly ridiculous.


45 posted on 11/14/2006 6:45:32 PM PST by newgeezer (Just my opinion, of course. Your mileage may vary.)
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To: newgeezer
The one thing I'll ALWAYS remember him for is when, after the 2000 election debacle, he—along with the Hildabeast—called for the ELIMINATION OF THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE.

Any sensible person would want to eliminate the Electoral College. It makes Presidential votes, like mine in MD, worthless. It's a wretched backwards and archaic system and I will vote for anyone advocating getting rid of it and letting the American people actually live in a democracy.

46 posted on 11/14/2006 7:04:40 PM PST by youthgonewild
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To: Jacquerie

You bring up an interesting point. We know FBI is still loaded with CLintonistas, what about IRS? Wonder if they keep sending her info as she asks for it?


47 posted on 11/14/2006 7:09:12 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: youthgonewild

LOL.

I used to think there was a time when I was young and arrogant and knew everything. Now, I know I was wrong to think so.

Thanks for setting me straight.


48 posted on 11/14/2006 9:44:02 PM PST by newgeezer (Just my opinion, of course. Your mileage may vary.)
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To: youthgonewild

Furthermore, it's a real shame you weren't around for the founding fathers to benefit from your wisdom. What were they thinking?!

/sarc


49 posted on 11/15/2006 9:02:36 AM PST by newgeezer (Just my opinion, of course. Your mileage may vary. You have the right to be wrong.)
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To: newgeezer

Nice to see you learned to debate from the Al Sharpton Ad Hominem Attack School. Were you a graduate or did you learn to dodge arguments by close observation and emulation?


50 posted on 11/15/2006 9:54:34 AM PST by youthgonewild
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