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    there are about 2,500 people in Massachusetts who meet that test. What makes him "best" of them? Heading the staff in the Governor's office has little to do with the U.S. Senate. It's not even the same "government."

    Having a black Democratic senator is great, except for the fact that there were more experienced options at a critical time in our nation's history. Having just lost a very senior Senator, and lost Ted Kennedy only a few years ago, the last thing we need is to have another rookie during these crucial few months.

    There is no racial component here at all, hard as you might try to create one. If John Conyers retired from the House and a white Democratic governor picked his white chief of staff over Conyers for a five-month stint in the Senate, I'd have the exact same view of it.

    Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

    by fenway49 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 02:30:56 PM PST

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