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originally posted by: kosmicjack
a reply to: Krazysh0t
Retirement is a universal, mundane thing not as often associated with power as it is maybe simply productivity or responsibility.
But in the context of this thread, we're talking of politicians which are almost always associated with power. In fact, very often, politicians cede one powerful position only to seek another. Like Governors or Senators seeking the Presidency.
Aside from George Washington, not many examples of U.S. politicians in their prime just walking away altogether from powerful positions. Some sure, but one could argue just how actually powerful they were or not. The Speaker of the House is very powerful.
But I know you love to argue so...I'll wait for it.
originally posted by: EternalSolace
Being as how I'm from Kentucky, the local news was covering some comments from McConnell. They're all so saddened by the resignation. My only sentiment is good riddance along with a request to take Mcconell along as well.
originally posted by: zazzafrazz
a reply to: IAMTAT
The Republican war on women's health has gone from trench-warfare to full scale nuclear attack it seems.
I think he waited to for the pope moment yesterday as he is a catholic and now has bowed out.
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
Whenever I see someone resign unexpectedly I automatically think, 'scandal'.
Not saying this is the case one way or the other but it has happened far too many times in the past.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: NihilistSantaI said Kosmicjack's explanation that politicians rarely cede power willingly appeared to be based off of anecdote and not data. There IS data out there to answer that question.
Why bow out right after the Pope shows up? Why bow out at all? Pressure? ...maybe. Is it something more important that we could be missing and aren't being told? ...also, maybe.
originally posted by: IAMTAT
Perhaps conservatives are finally finding their testicles.