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    Re: N.J. Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dead at 89

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    Lautbenberg, Last WWII Vet in Senate, Dead at 89 - ABC News

    The oldest senator and the only WWII Veteran dies due to respiratory issues

    Governor Christie will pick a successor
    Perhaps he should have taken the advice last year not to seek the nomination for reelection. May he rest in peace and comfort and enjoy whatever afterlife he believed in.
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    Re: N.J. Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dead at 89

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    Wouldn't it blow your mind if he picked a democrat...

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    Actually, Christie is a man of principle and it wouldn't surprise me at all if he honored the voters of NJ and appointed a Democrat since that's who they voted for - it would also make Christie's reelection a shoe-in.
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    Re: N.J. Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dead at 89

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Actually, Christie is a man of principle and it wouldn't surprise me at all if he honored the voters of NJ and appointed a Democrat since that's who they voted for - it would also make Christie's reelection a shoe-in.
    As governor perhaps, but he can kiss a presidential bid goodbye if he chose that route, IMO.

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    Re: N.J. Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dead at 89

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    As governor perhaps, but he can kiss a presidential bid goodbye if he chose that route, IMO.

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    Maybe so, but I would hope that wouldn't stop him from doing what he feels is right - America could use a President who doesn't govern by polls or ideology.
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    Re: N.J. Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dead at 89

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Actually, Christie is a man of principle and it wouldn't surprise me at all if he honored the voters of NJ and appointed a Democrat since that's who they voted for - it would also make Christie's reelection a shoe-in.
    At this point Christie would have to be caught tweaking on meth, with a cleaver in his hand, covered in blood, in a room full of dead 14-year-old Eastern European sex slaves to not get reelected.

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    Re: N.J. Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dead at 89

    Quote Originally Posted by soot View Post
    At this point Christie would have to be caught tweaking on meth, with a cleaver in his hand, covered in blood, in a room full of dead 14-year-old Eastern European sex slaves to not get reelected.
    Considering he's now raking in contributions from Dem donors, it's a given...
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    Re: N.J. Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dead at 89

    It wouldn't surprise me if Christie chose a Democrat. It's only a short term appointment, and it would help sustain the bipartisan popularity that already has him 30 points ahead. It would make it harder for him to ever become a national Republican candidate though, so I could see it going the other way as well.

    In general I usually prefer governors to appoint candidates who are most similar to the senator the people voted in, so it wouldn't bother me much if he appointed a Democrat.
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    Re: N.J. Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dead at 89

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    It'll be a Christie pick, which means they'll be an Obama buttlicker.
    So, you mean, politically acceptable for New Jersey? They do it for Jersey, not for the rest of us.
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    Re: N.J. Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dead at 89

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    Wouldn't it blow your mind if he picked a democrat...

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    He might as well, cause whoever he picks probably won't help the Republicans.
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    Re: N.J. Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dead at 89

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    So, you mean, politically acceptable for New Jersey? They do it for Jersey, not for the rest of us.
    Yeah, he'll give Bam and handjob under the podium.
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