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    Default Conyers retires

    ...and then endorses his son, to replace him.

    Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-MI) “retired Tuesday after facing multiple allegations that he had sexually harassed female aides,” the Washington Post reports.

    From a hospital in Detroit, the 88-year-old congressman said he was “retiring today” and endorsing his son to replace him in Congress.
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    endorses his son..... politics at it's finest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanMc View Post
    endorses his son..... politics at it's finest.
    My thought too. I hope that his son gets bounced out of the primaries, easily. There's no reason why any of our representative democracies should automatically devolve into hereditary aristocracies. Whichever party a member belongs to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    My thought too. I hope that his son gets bounced out of the primaries, easily. There's no reason why any of our representative democracies should automatically devolve into hereditary aristocracies. Whichever party a member belongs to.

    remember when george wallace couldn't run for another term and he ran his wife for governor(and won)? awful.

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    Adams, Roosevelt, Kennedy, Bush, Clinton....

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    Yeah. And if the members of the family have the goods to be superior to other contenders in addition to having a recognizable name, good. If not ...

    Part of electability really is name recognition. But it should be like the recommendation that helps you get an interview for a job which you are already qualified to hold, which sets your resume apart from the 50 others that look similar. What comes next is how well you perform in the role - or not.
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    He is 88? Isn’t it time we put in a mandatory retirement age for members of Congress? Like 65 maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    Like 65 maybe?
    Ouch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    He is 88? Isn’t it time we put in a mandatory retirement age for members of Congress? Like 65 maybe?
    Might note that the charges against him include having two mistresses, and propositioning his office manager, while being married to a woman 30 years his junior. These improprieties allegedly took place when he was 87.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    He is 88? Isn’t it time we put in a mandatory retirement age for members of Congress? Like 65 maybe?
    With the benefits congressmen get, including slush fund payoff's when you're caught groping your aids, who the hell would want to retire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodpile View Post
    With the benefits congressmen get, including slush fund payoff's when you're caught groping your aids, who the hell would want to retire.
    He wasn't actually caught groping his aid. She received $27,000 for not saying he was groping her, then she took the money from the slush fund, and told anyway.
    Last edited by Dan McCosh; 12-05-2017 at 01:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    He is 88? Isn’t it time we put in a mandatory retirement age for members of Congress? Like 65 maybe?
    If nominated I will not run,
    if elected I will not serve.

    (Wait a minute, what's the salary?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan McCosh View Post
    Adams, Roosevelt, Kennedy, Bush, Clinton....
    Harrison, if you skip a generation.

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    Dan, don't forget Ma Ferguson, of Texas, who succeeded her husband as Governor

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    My thought too. I hope that his son gets bounced out of the primaries, easily. There's no reason why any of our representative democracies should automatically devolve into hereditary aristocracies. Whichever party a member belongs to.
    Ayup.
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    Being a politician becoming the family business, and having nothing to do with politics per se.

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