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And you were right. But at least Hillary won an election, and wasn't appointed to high political office without ever having run a single election campaign. Are we now past the point of even providing the illusion that we live in a democracy?
I don't like the thought of appointment but SOMEBODY is going to be appointed without election. And an election will be held in two years. It is no different than when someone dies while in office.

I suppose the alternative would be to appoint one of the NY Congressmen and then appoint one of the state elected officials to the congressional office and then a noob to the state office. That would address the novice issue, albeit in a somewhat cumbersome way.

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I just spotted the sign about raising money for charities and the arts. It reminded me of a conversation we had on BWOT a while back on the quality of politicians. Most everyone was bitching that we have a class of professional politician, whose entire worklife is set up to do just that. We complained that a system that supported that did not allow for many of the better quality people in the business and public life to enter with new and fresh ideas because they didn't have a base and were not prepared to deal with the professional politician.

Now it seems that someone from the outside that wants to enter that fray is rejected because they aren't a professional politician and have only spent their life work engaged in high bandwidth charities and fundraising for the arts and education.

By the way, knowing a few folks who "just" do charity fundraising pretty well, I would put their management skillset up against most anyone if they are showing $45Million numbers. It is not trivial work, anyone who thinks it is would be sadly misinformed.

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I don't like the thought of appointment but SOMEBODY is going to be appointed without election. And an election will be held in two years. It is no different than when someone dies while in office.

I suppose the alternative would be to appoint one of the NY Congressmen and then appoint one of the state elected officials to the congressional office and then a noob to the state office. That would address the novice issue, albeit in a somewhat cumbersome way.
It would address the issue in a more appropriate manner, rather than handing the position over to the Dem Royal Family as if it had been earned. But don't get me wrong, I don't hold the woman's name against her. Were she a New Yorker and had she entered politics at some point in a more typical manner (see Roland Burris, IL), I might think she was a fine choice, depending on her record.

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More and more I find you setting up shop inside my thoughts.
Paymenow is depositing the rent money properly, yes?

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It would address the issue in a more appropriate manner, rather than handing the position over to the Dem Royal Family as if it had been earned. But don't get me wrong, I don't hold the woman's name against her. Were she a New Yorker and had she entered politics at some point in a more typical manner (see Roland Burris, IL), I might think she was a fine choice, depending on her record.
Why don't we let Katie Couric and Charles Gibson settle it with one interview each.

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Why don't we let Katie Couric and Charles Gibson settle it with one interview each.
Hey, they proved who was/wasn't able to make the cut a couple of months ago. Maybe not a bad idea.

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