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Obama's Ill. Senate seat eyed as artifact
The Sioux City Journal ^ | November 11, 2008

Posted on 11/11/2008 10:13:33 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The chair once used by President-elect Barack Obama when he served in the Illinois Senate could be destined for a museum.

The swiveling, high-backed leather chair is among items from Obama’s Springfield days that are being inventoried with an eye on saving them for the sake of history.

The Chicago Democrat served in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004 before heading to the U.S. Senate.

During his time in Springfield, the Senate chambers underwent a massive restoration, which resulted in the destruction of all the desks on the floor — including Obama’s. The chairs from that period, however, were saved, and the one used by Obama has been in storage with others.

Cindy Davidsmeyer, a spokesman for Senate President Emil Jones, D-Chicago, said the assessment is in the early stages.

Also involved in the review is the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, which oversees state historical treasures, including the Old State Capitol, which Obama twice used as a backdrop during his historic campaign for the presidency.

As one guide, officials are investigating what California did after Ronald Reagan became president. He had served as governor of the state.

“We will be looking at what other states did,” Davidsmeyer said.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 2008; bho2008; election; electionpresident; elections; obama; presidentelectobama
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Did he ever actually sit in it? Is this where he voted "present" hundreds of times? Are they planning on saving the manger he was born in, too?

This man hasn't done ANYTHING yet! Isn't it a little early to be planning a holiday, putting his "artifacts" in museums, planning his library, etc.?

1 posted on 11/11/2008 10:13:33 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I cannot any more of this caca...


2 posted on 11/11/2008 10:15:24 AM PST by madison10
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good Lord! This is just too much!!

Why not just name him King and give him the ability to have sex with all virgins while we are at it.


3 posted on 11/11/2008 10:15:37 AM PST by SoftwareEngineer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You think that’s bad? Just wait until they start making statues all across the country for people to worship the “messiah.”


4 posted on 11/11/2008 10:15:53 AM PST by wk4bush2004 (Let the sound of intercession meet Your ears......)
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To: madison10
I cannot take any more of this caca... See, I'm already fumbling.
5 posted on 11/11/2008 10:16:14 AM PST by madison10
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Artifact...Um, you must mean HOLY RELIC!!


6 posted on 11/11/2008 10:17:33 AM PST by Seven Minute Maniac
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When does the work at Mount Rushmore begin?


7 posted on 11/11/2008 10:18:21 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Someone better get over to the Rent-All place and grab those styrofoam Greek columns Barry used in his acceptance speech.

Otherwise some frat boy might spill beer on them at the next toga party. Wouldn’t want to damage an artifact.


8 posted on 11/11/2008 10:18:28 AM PST by BigBobber
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They should just retire the senate seat like a sports team would a jersey number, and never fill it again.

/snicker


9 posted on 11/11/2008 10:18:38 AM PST by KoRn
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To: madison10

“Look at what other states did”? May I suggest Georgia circa 1980.


10 posted on 11/11/2008 10:18:50 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

...well, there’s little I can add to your comments.


11 posted on 11/11/2008 10:19:49 AM PST by americanophile
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

For sale: Obama’s used IL State Senate chair. Used only twice! Make an offer. 555-3210.


12 posted on 11/11/2008 10:19:49 AM PST by Free Vulcan (No prisoners. No mercy. 2010 awaits.....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well it should be in great shape since it wasn’t used a lot...


13 posted on 11/11/2008 10:20:01 AM PST by BlueNgold (... Feed the tree!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
FOR SALE OR DONATION:

ONE HIGH BACK LEATHER CHAIR, SELDOM USED.

RUMORED TO BE RELIGIOUS ARTIFACT ONCE OCCUPIED BY A HOLY MAN.

CALL 1-800-I AM DMAN
14 posted on 11/11/2008 10:20:32 AM PST by FrankR (Operation Tightbelt...let's see how the economy runs when Conservatives spend less...)
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To: Cementjungle

Don’t laugh. I guarantee you this will be suggested before he is even inaugurated.


15 posted on 11/11/2008 10:20:42 AM PST by capydick ("History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama ought to sell his used toilet paper on E-Bay.

He would make a fortune.

16 posted on 11/11/2008 10:23:44 AM PST by Gritty (Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual - Michelle Obama)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I predict that in 4 years (if we last that long), even the people that voted for him, will despise him for what he’s done to this country.


17 posted on 11/11/2008 10:24:48 AM PST by Sig Sauer P220 (Thanks to the robber barons in D.C. and on Wall St. I've been forced to become a minimalist.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Damn! Must have been missed when the rest of the evidence of his state senate career hit the tree-chipper.
18 posted on 11/11/2008 10:24:54 AM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dibs on the gum under the chair. Maybe it has Obama’s teeth marks, EBay here I come.


19 posted on 11/11/2008 10:24:56 AM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State for business, Red State at heart..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe he can pull a Clinton, too, and sell his used underwear?


20 posted on 11/11/2008 10:25:28 AM PST by traditional1 ("The American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Look for bronzed turds from “ the one” to show up on Ebay.


21 posted on 11/11/2008 10:26:16 AM PST by AirForceMom (God Bless the USA)
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To: KoRn
"They should just retire the senate seat like a sports team would a jersey number, and never fill it again."

They couldn't hang it from the rafters, or they'd be charged with a hate crime, though.

22 posted on 11/11/2008 10:26:42 AM PST by traditional1 ("The American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shouldn’t they just march the chair through town so that we can all gaze in amazement, perhaps touch the chair itself for it’s healing powers?!


23 posted on 11/11/2008 10:26:53 AM PST by Made In The USA (Liberalism is a sign of stupidity.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
*I* have a lock of his hair...
24 posted on 11/11/2008 10:26:56 AM PST by Rebel_Ace (Tags?!? Tags?!? We don' neeeed no stinkin' Tags!)
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To: Cementjungle
When does the work at Mount Rushmore begin?

Mount Rushmore is in the Black Hills, too, for what it's worth.

-PJ

25 posted on 11/11/2008 10:27:55 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (You can never overestimate the Democrats' ability to overplay their hand.)
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To: Cementjungle

After the finish chipping off the faces of the men already on there.


26 posted on 11/11/2008 10:28:38 AM PST by Niuhuru (Fine, I'm A Racist and Proud Of It!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fewmets


27 posted on 11/11/2008 10:29:12 AM PST by listenhillary (No representation without taxation! ~~ Mark Steyn)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ya know how they know which chair was his? It’s the one that smells! People will line up for miles just to take a whiff of his old farts embedded in the leather.


28 posted on 11/11/2008 10:29:50 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: Sig Sauer P220
I predict that in 4 years (if we last that long), even the people that voted for him, will despise him for what he’s done to this country.

Will he get The Bush Treatment? I'm not holding my breath, but anything is possible.

There's some talk on another thread that some voters are already having buyer's remorse.

The higher they exalt him, the worse the crash will be when he falls (fails).

29 posted on 11/11/2008 10:31:27 AM PST by pray4liberty (Always vote for life!)
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To: SoftwareEngineer

Give the guy some time ~ will ya?

I think he is eyeballing the GM Bailout, then Fairness Doctrine and FOCA legislation first.

Then we move onto Obama Deification and The QVA, Quantum Virgin Access Bill.

Gosh,..even Chamelot wasn’t built in a day!!


30 posted on 11/11/2008 10:33:05 AM PST by incredulous joe ("We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately. ")
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To: Sig Sauer P220

“I predict that in 4 years (if we last that long), even the people that voted for him, will despise him for what he’s done to this country.”

I wish it so but I am concerned with the entire mainstream media salivating over his every sniff. The media will decide who to blame and it sure has heck won’t be him, IMHO.


31 posted on 11/11/2008 10:35:21 AM PST by austinaero
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is just getting childishly silly.


32 posted on 11/11/2008 10:35:49 AM PST by SumProVita ("Cogito ergo sum pro vita." .....updated Descartes)
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To: pray4liberty

It’s an interesting cunudrum, as I explained to my son, we can’t really hope for our President to fail; if he does our nation fails.

On the other hand, if he gets his way with immigration, taxes, judges and our military, we won’t have much of a nation left at the end of 4 years.


33 posted on 11/11/2008 10:36:03 AM PST by incredulous joe ("We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately. ")
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To: wk4bush2004

It cannot be very well worn-—
He wasn’t there very often!!!!


34 posted on 11/11/2008 10:39:04 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


If they sell it, at least they won't have to clean it.
35 posted on 11/11/2008 10:39:18 AM PST by Sopater (I'm so sick of atheists shoving their religion in my face.)
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To: KoRn

Not just the chair but the entire space he occupied while there. This should be turned into a shrine. Admission charged and all other members of the senate will be charged a daily rate to come into the chambers!

Shhhhheeeeeeeeeeeiiiiiiitt!


36 posted on 11/11/2008 10:39:32 AM PST by dbacks (God help the USA.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The chair should be sent to that half-brother who is living in the hut, in Kenya I believe. At least he’ll have something comfortable to sit on instead of a rock.


37 posted on 11/11/2008 10:40:14 AM PST by jla (Sarah - True heir of Reagan conservatism)
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To: FrankR

Does it have the word “PRESENT” stamped on the back?


38 posted on 11/11/2008 10:41:10 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I haven't been to catecism class in 44 years, but the very first thought that popped into my mind was: Third Degree Relic.
39 posted on 11/11/2008 10:42:29 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans.)
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To: Gritty

“Slightly soiled US Constitutions. More available soon.”


40 posted on 11/11/2008 10:45:55 AM PST by Rastus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Are they saving his bowel movements too. What about his spittle as he speaks are they collecting that. Maybe Michelle should be swabbed after they “do the deed” so we can have that on display. I am sick of this man and his ego.
41 posted on 11/11/2008 10:47:30 AM PST by Pilated
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To: incredulous joe
On the other hand, if he gets his way with immigration, taxes, judges and our military, we won’t have much of a nation left at the end of 4 years.

Or his Hamas buddies decide to double-cross him and attack us.

42 posted on 11/11/2008 10:54:50 AM PST by pray4liberty (Always vote for life!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think I need to pull out a big ole booger, claim it’s Obama’s and sell it on Ebay.


43 posted on 11/11/2008 10:56:15 AM PST by autumnraine (Churchill: " we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall never surrender")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ENOUGH! Canonize him while still alive and tell him to ascend, already. This has gotten out of hand!

Would these zombaloids respond to our laughing in their collective faces?


44 posted on 11/11/2008 11:09:05 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners.)
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To: autumnraine

Before sending the chair off to the museum, shouldn’t we allow Chris Matthews and Keith Olbersturmbahnfuhrerman to sniff it awhile?


45 posted on 11/11/2008 11:09:24 AM PST by DPMD (~)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pray the Secret Service does their job well, else we’ll have to put up with generations of deification that will make JFK pale by comparison.


46 posted on 11/11/2008 11:14:30 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Politicians, like diapers, should be changed often. And for the same reason.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One interesting fact about the chair: the voting button for “present” has been worn down to about one third the size of either the “yes” or “no” buttons.


47 posted on 11/11/2008 11:17:06 AM PST by VRWCmember
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To: pray4liberty

My thoughts, exactly ~ change could be measured on a richter scale.


48 posted on 11/11/2008 11:38:33 AM PST by incredulous joe ("We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately. ")
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To: Pilated

EWWWWWWWWW!


49 posted on 11/11/2008 11:52:44 AM PST by Indian_Fighter_Kite (No we can't Obama .)
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To: wk4bush2004

Toast with the likeness of Obama should catch a nice price on Ebay.


50 posted on 11/11/2008 12:06:33 PM PST by MaxMax (I'll welcome death when God calls me. Until then, the fight is on)
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