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    Re: Saira Blair Becomes Youngest Elected Politician in US

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I could never vote for an 18 year old to represent me. She has no life experience, and her opinions will undoubtedly change as she matures. She is also in college, so she has to balance being a college Freshman with learning the ropes of the House of Delegates.

    She doesn't know what it's like to buy a house, pay bills, try raising a family in the current economy, etc.



    I read her campaign page, and I was unimpressed.

    West Virginia has a part-time legislature and most legislators have full-time jobs. If elected, I will attend WVU during the Fall Semester, defer the Spring Semester and attend summer classes. I already know the ropes and I can multitask too.

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    That reminds me of my nieces begging for a puppy, saying they clean up and completely take care of it. It's easy to say, but it's hard to do. She is starting college and major role in her community at the same time. I would have been hesitate to vote for her.

    Then she sites her work experience:

    Student Teller for Eastern Panhandle Federal Credit Union
    Apple Crest Orchard
    Sunset Water Services


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    I just don't understand why the people in her district voted for her...
    Looking at how unsatisfied everyone is with our current crop of politicians how can she be any worse? We need to change things up, this is one example of how.

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    Re: Saira Blair Becomes Youngest Elected Politician in US

    I think it's great that one so young is willing to take the time and effort to get involved in politics. She could just learn more than she will in college. Meanwhile, youth and enthusiasm just might accomplish more than experience, cynicism, and having sold out to the highest bidder.

    (yes, that last was cynicism. What can I say? My youth and enthusiasm are long gone.)
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    Re: Saira Blair Becomes Youngest Elected Politician in US

    Very cool! What an ambitious young lady she is. I like this.

    Damn, she looks like a baby!

    Love her stance on guns & WV being a right to work state, don't care for her opposition to SSM, don't care for her belief about religion and its impact on running the country. She'll be one to watch though.
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    Re: Saira Blair Becomes Youngest Elected Politician in US

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    First year she can legally vote and she wins a seat in the West Virginia House of Delegates. Wow!

    Not particularly a fan, especially when it comes to her social issues, but I wish her the best of luck. We could use more young people in office!

    College student is now youngest elected politician in US | MSNBC
    I was more than a little dubious until I heard Saira's interview on "Fox and Friends" the other morning. I was putting on my makeup and just listening but was so startled/impressed by what I was hearing that I left the bathroom to stand in front of the TV.

    In addition to growing up in politics because her father was a state senator, Saira talked about participating in her state's "Youth in Government" program and the experience of helping writing a bill, shepherding it through committees, and experiencing the full parliamentary procedure.

    I've just Googled for the vid clip so that others can hear what she has to say for themselves. I was pretty impressed with her maturity. She is definitely not your ordinary college freshman, a demographic I have considerable expertise with. 18-Year-Old Republican Saira Blair Is America's Youngest Lawmaker | Fox News Insider

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    Re: Saira Blair Becomes Youngest Elected Politician in US

    I can't wait to see her make her head go all the way around. Oh wait. That was Linda. Linda Blair.

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    Re: Saira Blair Becomes Youngest Elected Politician in US

    I am all for young people in politics, but 18 is a bit too young. I think you need to be out of the house and in the real world working, paying taxes, paying rent or house payments, and so on before you enter into politics. Otherwise you have no idea what its like to be some average Joe trying to make it in the real world - which is exactly the problem with some old gray haired career politician.
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    Re: Saira Blair Becomes Youngest Elected Politician in US

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    First year she can legally vote and she wins a seat in the West Virginia House of Delegates. Wow!

    Not particularly a fan, especially when it comes to her social issues, but I wish her the best of luck. We could use more young people in office!

    College student is now youngest elected politician in US | MSNBC
    "We could use more young people"

    We can use more competent people, I can give a **** if they're young, old, middle-aged, black, blah blah.

    I want someone who is qualified, I can give a crap about how they look or what age they are.
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    Re: Saira Blair Becomes Youngest Elected Politician in US

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Very cool! What an ambitious young lady she is. I like this.

    Damn, she looks like a baby!

    Love her stance on guns & WV being a right to work state, don't care for her opposition to SSM, don't care for her belief about religion and its impact on running the country. She'll be one to watch though.
    "don't care for her opposition to SSM"

    Then why exactly are you a libertarian? One who advocates for the liberty of all?
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    Re: Saira Blair Becomes Youngest Elected Politician in US

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    "don't care for her opposition to SSM"

    Then why exactly are you a libertarian? One who advocates for the liberty of all?
    What on Earth are you babbling about?
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    Re: Saira Blair Becomes Youngest Elected Politician in US

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    What on Earth are you babbling about?
    Your lean says libertarian and yet you don't care that this woman doesn't want to give gays their rights...
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