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  •  I keep reading that Schweitzer (1+ / 0-)
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    Heart of the Rockies

    doesn't like Washington and doesn't want to live there.  If this is true, then how can it also be true that he wants to run for president or be V.P?  

    Is he being coy?  

    It's the Supreme Court, stupid!

    by Radiowalla on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 09:11:42 AM PDT

    •  You don't have to live in DC. Several Senators... (3+ / 0-)
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      orlbucfan, Aquarius40, smartalek

      ... don't. They have crash pads there, of course, but their families are back home. And the airline will make it very easy to travel.

      A lot of business is back home and/or can be done from Wherever. You have a sizable professional staff in DC who knows the territory better than you do and a lot of help back home. Not an easy life, true, but it's well paid for a strange but not horribly rigorous work schedule. As Walter Mondale famously said, it beats heavy lifting.

      Get elected the first time to a six year term and be sensible in your early years. Do that, and being a Senator is as close as a person can ever get to being a prince of [whole] realm, and Someone to be attended to.

      It's great work if you can get it!

      2014 IS COMING. Build up the Senate. Win back the House : 17 seats. Plus!

      by TRPChicago on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 09:39:05 AM PDT

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