"W will go down in history, all right."

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    Oct 27, 2008 4:58 PM GMT
    "But his failures were unimaginable. ...

    He will leave office with the lowest approval ratings of any president in modern times and will be judged as a catastrophic failure who destroyed his party, left his successor with two unpopular, unfinished wars and left the country in the worst economic condition in nearly eight decades. That's not even counting the Bush administration's inadequate response to Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath."

    --and this is a republican speaking!

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/26/rollins.historic/index.html

  • GQjock

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    Oct 27, 2008 9:37 PM GMT
    You know what though?

    This self-serving backdoor realization pisses me off
    NOW republicans are coming to realize what damage this man has done?
    After they put him into office and rigged the system to do it in the first place?

    This party deserves to be shown what it really is
    a gaggle of corrupt thieving men and women who give a rats ass about this country over their pocketbook and their so-called allegiance to God

    Oh BTW Ted Stevens was found guilty on all seven corruption charges
    each one carries a 5 year sentence
    Betcha he doesn't spend a day in jail

    The next time YOU are brought up on those charges icon_wink.gif
    ...just see how much time YOU'D get


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    Oct 27, 2008 9:46 PM GMT
    GQjock said
    Oh BTW Ted Stevens was found guilty on all seven corruption charges
    each one carries a 5 year sentence
    Betcha he doesn't spend a day in jail

    The next time YOU are brought up on those charges icon_wink.gif
    ...just see how much time YOU'D get

    To be fair, the man's about 85 and has no priors, which is pretty squeaky clean when determining sentencing. I mean, really, what kind of benefit would be reaped from throwing him in jail? It's too late in his game for him to start those shenanigans all over again, and I would think that this mess has shot his career all to hell (though after Palin, I'm not sure how Alaska works), so throwing him in jail just seems kinda unnecessary. Not that I'd have a problem if they did, mind you, but I can see why they wouldn't.
  • GQjock

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    Oct 27, 2008 9:54 PM GMT
    So, You think then if your 85 year old grandfather perpetrated the same things he'd be thrown in jail or no?
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    Oct 27, 2008 9:57 PM GMT
    GQjock saidOh BTW Ted Stevens was found guilty on all seven corruption charges
    each one carries a 5 year sentence
    Betcha he doesn't spend a day in jail


    He'll appeal forever like they all do, and even if his appeals fail, he might get lucky and not outlive them. Yeah, no jail time for Stevens.

    But, can Stevens still be elected, since he won't be sentenced before Nov 4? Naturally the Senate could refuse to seat him in January, but that would leave the seat vacant. Allowing the Governor to appoint his replacement?

    OMG, could that really happen? Maybe Palin would appoint her husband.
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    Oct 27, 2008 10:39 PM GMT
    GQjock saidSo, You think then if your 85 year old grandfather perpetrated the same things he'd be thrown in jail or no?

    Since he's not a politician or any other powerful public figure he'd be more likely to, but I'd still say the odds are slim. Like I said, I'm not saying they shouldn't, I just would understand if they didn't.