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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 do like seeing young people in office. But man. Her social stances are that of an 80 year old.
    http://www.blairforwv.com/issues

    Reading through her "uncompromising principles" made me sick to my stomach.
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    Re: Saira Blair Becomes Youngest Elected Politician in US

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    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.
    So students in universities should not have someone like them as a representative? I'm not sure I agree with that. Should everyone in legislatures be this young? Hell no. But should we have some more diversity in age? I think that would do some good.
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    Re: Saira Blair Becomes Youngest Elected Politician in US

    Let's Go Mountaineers.

    Hope it works out for her.

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    Re: Saira Blair Becomes Youngest Elected Politician in US

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakryte View Post
    I do like seeing young people in office. But man. Her social stances are that of an 80 year old.
    Issues - dev

    Reading through her "uncompromising principles" made me sick to my stomach.
    Sometimes peppermint settles a queasy stomach. In the meantime, would you prefer that this just-turned 18-year old be as craven and "compromising" as so many older politicians are?

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    Yeah, no. 18 is way too young to hold any kind of public office. It has been scientifically proven that the human brain doesn't reach full maturity until age 25. I could never vote for anyone that young. What life experience does she even have? Isn't she still living with mommy and daddy?
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    Re: Saira Blair Becomes Youngest Elected Politician in US

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Sometimes peppermint settles a queasy stomach. In the meantime, would you prefer that this just-turned 18-year old be as craven and "compromising" as so many older politicians are?
    No. I would prefer she be "uncompromising" about the right principles.
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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


    Great news, another glass ceiling shattered.

    We should all pray they don't eviscerate her.....
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    Re: Saira Blair Becomes Youngest Elected Politician in US

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Great news, another glass ceiling shattered.
    You really believe a single individual does that? Like there are never exceptions?

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    Re: Saira Blair Becomes Youngest Elected Politician in US

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    pro gun is good. the opposition to same sex marriage is silly. No one is hurt in the least by state law recognizing gay marriage
    She's sooooo young and still in college. I bet as she starts seeing the world for herself and not from the colored lenses that her family has provided for her thus far, I bet her views will change quite a bit.
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    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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    Re: Saira Blair Becomes Youngest Elected Politician in US

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    I can't wait to see her make her head go all the way around. Oh wait. That was Linda. Linda Blair.
    I just met Linda Blair two weeks ago. OT I know... She was at the Santa Fe Comic convention raising money for some dog charity of some kind.
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    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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