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  •  Bob, that's an overstatement (5+ / 0-)
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    She's not an idiot.  This is not a choice between Excellent and Awful.  This is a choice between Excellent and Far Enough Behind Excellent That It Doesn't Matter Exactly How Far.  We have no need to slag Hahn here.

    Unplug the Koch machine! It's swallowing people's money!

    by Seneca Doane on Sun May 08, 2011 at 02:50:54 PM PDT

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    •  No, she really is dumb (0+ / 0-)

      With her pedigree, she'd be governor by now if she had an IQ greater than my shoe, but instead she can barely handle being a council person.

      She would be a disgrace as a member of congress. She'd be somebody to primary. Unacceptable.

      •  Then I suppose we must disagree (6+ / 0-)

        In my conversations with her, I have not fund her dumb, let alone dumb enough to be laced up and walked with.  I was happy to support her for Lt. Gov, even though I feel no inclination at all to support her here.  She hasn't had an outstanding political career largely because she lacks her father's legendary charisma.  (She'd be Lieutenant Governor right now if she did.)  She'd be a step up from Jane Harman -- but not a gigantic Superman-style leap up, as Bowen would.

        Unplug the Koch machine! It's swallowing people's money!

        by Seneca Doane on Sun May 08, 2011 at 03:05:15 PM PDT

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        •  her political career has been a joke (1+ / 0-)
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          If she had any other last name, she wouldn't have been elected to a condo board. She has no skills, she didn't inherit those with the name. Hell, she was the dumber candidate in a campaign against Hairboy.

          Yes, she wouldn't be as damaging as Harman as it is pretty much impossible to be as re-electing George Bush can't happen again. But Hahn wouldn't be anything more than a waste of a good seat. By pinning down a good seat with an idiot, Hahn would actually accelerate things getting worse instead of being of any value in turning things around. Her net value is less than zero.

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