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My Senator And Me : A Dog's Eye View Of Washington, D.C.: Books: Edward Kennedy
Sunday, January 15, 2006
Does anyone other than the Snipet wonder about Senator Ted Kennedy's children's book about a dog named "SPLASH"? My Senator And Me : A Dog's Eye View Of Washington, D.C.: Books: Edward Kennedy
posted by Jack Mercer @ 1/15/2006 11:13:00 PM  
  • At 1/17/2006 12:23:00 AM, Blogger SheaNC said…

    Say, Jack, since it appears that Ted Kennedy is nowhere near the top of your Christmas Card list... are there any folks in congress who you do like?

  • At 1/17/2006 07:44:00 AM, Blogger Jack Mercer said…

    Hi Shea!

    Hmm...George Allen seems like a decent guy--but thats as far as I know. South Carolina's Jim Demint is in his first term--so he's ok so far. Give him time though...

    You bring up a good point though, Shea, who is there to like in Congress?


  • At 1/17/2006 01:52:00 PM, Blogger chickenhawk said…

    I know, seriously. I wish there could be more than like 5 people in congress that I admire. What a tragedy- these are the people our children should be looking up to- but in reality they are the people we should avoid becoming.

    Whats next, is John Kerry going to write a book about a cat called "Golddigging Manwhore?" Tom DeLay going to write a fictional narrative about a laundromat?

  • At 1/17/2006 03:04:00 PM, Blogger Jack Mercer said…

    CH, I don't think I have laughed this hard in a looong time!


  • At 1/18/2006 12:21:00 AM, Blogger SheaNC said…

    To be honest, most congressmen and -women are pretty much unknown to me. I have a suspicion most Americans are just as unfamiliar with them, even with their own representatives. We mostly notice the ones that become notable for some reason, which means they are picked by the media. Yikes.

  • At 1/18/2006 05:28:00 PM, Blogger chickenhawk said…

    I like to go on here and there. It has profiles and bios of all elected officials in congress, their voting record, how their voting positions align with certain interest groups. Some of them (all of them should) have also replied to a personal questionnaire that goes through all different political issues from economic to social beliefs and how they feel they are working, what should be done, etc. Great website.

  • At 1/18/2006 05:29:00 PM, Blogger chickenhawk said…

    Jack, Im always one who enjoys a great laugh, glad I could partake in that haha.

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