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Rob Jensen

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Nov 5, 2008, 12:59:27 AM11/5/08
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Now that Palin has had to slink back to Alaska, where they're all
pretty much embarrassed by her, Tina Fey can go back to her regular
work hours. And not [Tina Fey imitating Alec Baldwin] leave Earth
[/Tina Fey imitating Alec Baldiwn] like she was originally
threatening.

-- Rob
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It never works. I spend the day obsessing over why it didn't work
and what I could've done differently. I'm analyzing all my shortcomings
when all I really need to be doing is vowing to never, ever make a plan
ever again, which I'm doing now, having once again been the innocent
victim of my own stupid plans. God, I need some coffee.

Michael Black

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Nov 5, 2008, 1:08:18 AM11/5/08
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On Tue, 4 Nov 2008, Rob Jensen wrote:

> Now that Palin has had to slink back to Alaska, where they're all
> pretty much embarrassed by her, Tina Fey can go back to her regular
> work hours. And not [Tina Fey imitating Alec Baldwin] leave Earth
> [/Tina Fey imitating Alec Baldiwn] like she was originally
> threatening.
>

I like that Sarah Palin character. She should keep it, just put
it into various situations (not unlike that shopping channel skit).
They could even make a movie out of the skit, just like so many
SNL skits before it.

Michael

Tony Calguire

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Nov 5, 2008, 3:03:50 AM11/5/08
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Rob Jensen <Shut...@aol.com> wrote in
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> Now that Palin has had to slink back to Alaska, where they're all
> pretty much embarrassed by her,

I'm not sure Alaskans are capable of feeling embarrassment... they just
re-elected convicted felon Ted Stevens.

Rob Jensen

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Nov 5, 2008, 3:30:56 AM11/5/08
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30 Rock would go to an altogether sur-surreal level (even for
post-modernism) if Fey started playing *both* Liz Lemon and Sarah
Palin on the show. I don't think that there's ever going to be anyone
in television besides Tina Fey herself who'll ever be in the position
to even possibly *consider* doing that, much less do what Fey has
already done with her Palin impersonation and with 30 Rock
separately.[1] Maybe Sasha Baron Cohen, but he doesn't bear any
resemblance to any national-level US politician anyway.

-- Rob

[1] And OMG, just think about it -- with her Emmy wins this season for
writing, starring and showrunning 30 Rock *alone* Tina Fey is already
one of the legends of television history. (Knock on Formica[a], to
make sure that I don't jinx her.)

[a] Yes, as opposed to wood.[i]

[i] And I'm only indifferent to wood, not opposed to it But I was
talking about "as opposed to" in the sense of "rather than."

Zombie Elvis

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Nov 5, 2008, 3:31:06 AM11/5/08
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On Wed, 5 Nov 2008 01:08:18 -0500, Michael Black <et...@ncf.ca> wrote:

And if Palin does turn into a white Oprah, she just might have to do
so.
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tomcervo

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Nov 5, 2008, 6:14:55 AM11/5/08
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On Nov 5, 3:03�am, Tony Calguire <calgu...@tcfreenet.invalid> wrote:
> Rob Jensen <ShutUp...@aol.com> wrote innews:ecd2h4d3auel3cltq...@4ax.com:

>
> > Now that Palin has had to slink back to Alaska, where they're all
> > pretty much embarrassed by her,
>
> I'm not sure Alaskans are capable of feeling embarrassment... they just
> re-elected convicted felon Ted Stevens.

Like someone said, by Alaskan standards, Palin IS a reformer.

Rob Jensen

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Nov 5, 2008, 9:20:22 AM11/5/08
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And apparently, it'll go to a special election to replace him.

Remysun

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Nov 5, 2008, 10:21:54 AM11/5/08
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On Nov 5, 3:30 am, Rob Jensen <ShutUp...@aol.com> wrote:
> Maybe Sasha Baron Cohen, but he doesn't bear any
> resemblance to any national-level US politician anyway.

Sasha could do a great Obama, but he'd probably need Blackface.

Tony Calguire

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Nov 5, 2008, 6:21:44 PM11/5/08
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Rob Jensen <Shut...@aol.com> wrote in
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>>
>>I'm not sure Alaskans are capable of feeling embarrassment... they just
>>re-elected convicted felon Ted Stevens.
>
> And apparently, it'll go to a special election to replace him.
>


Senate vacancies are filled by the appointment of the Governor... guess who
that is?

Adam H. Kerman

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Nov 5, 2008, 6:54:20 PM11/5/08
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Tony Calguire <calg...@tcfreenet.invalid> wrote:
>Rob Jensen <Shut...@aol.com> wrote:

>>>I'm not sure Alaskans are capable of feeling embarrassment... they just
>>>re-elected convicted felon Ted Stevens.

>>And apparently, it'll go to a special election to replace him.

>Senate vacancies are filled by the appointment of the Governor... guess who
>that is?

The Governor fills the vacancy. If there's one or two federal elections
intervening, the unexpired term is filled by special election at the
next federal election. That person takes over immediately from the
person the governor appointed.

Both of your answers read together get us to the truth.

Vacancies in the House, on the other hand, are filled by special
election that would not take place at a federal election, not by
appointment.

Tom

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Nov 5, 2008, 7:41:22 PM11/5/08
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On Nov 5, 5:54 pm, "Adam H. Kerman" <a...@chinet.com> wrote:
> Tony Calguire <calgu...@tcfreenet.invalid> wrote:

I bet she appoints Todd... or Joe, the non-plumber. YIKES!

Tom

just bob

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Nov 6, 2008, 5:49:43 PM11/6/08
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Everytime I watched her I was sure we had seen her do a Palin-like character
previously but I cannot put my finger on it.

"Michael Black" <et...@ncf.ca> wrote in message
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Rob Jensen

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Nov 6, 2008, 7:13:04 PM11/6/08
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WRONG. In the case of expulsion from the US Senate, which is what
will happen to Stevens, it goes to a special election. You might be
mistaking Alaskan state legislature politics with actual federal
politics.

Rob Jensen

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Nov 6, 2008, 7:13:04 PM11/6/08
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WRONG. In the case of expulsion from the US Senate, it goes to a


special election. You might be mistaking Alaskan state legislature
politics with actual federal politics.

-- Rob

Adam H. Kerman

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Nov 6, 2008, 11:05:44 PM11/6/08
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Rob Jensen <Shut...@aol.com> wrote:
>"Adam H. Kerman" <a...@chinet.com> wrote:
>>Tony Calguire <calg...@tcfreenet.invalid> wrote:
>>>Rob Jensen <Shut...@aol.com> wrote:

>>>>>I'm not sure Alaskans are capable of feeling embarrassment... they just
>>>>>re-elected convicted felon Ted Stevens.

>>>>And apparently, it'll go to a special election to replace him.

>>>Senate vacancies are filled by the appointment of the Governor... guess who
>>>that is?

>>The Governor fills the vacancy. If there's one or two federal elections
>>intervening, the unexpired term is filled by special election at the
>>next federal election. That person takes over immediately from the
>>person the governor appointed.

>>Both of your answers read together get us to the truth.

>>Vacancies in the House, on the other hand, are filled by special
>>election that would not take place at a federal election, not by
>>appointment.

>WRONG. In the case of expulsion from the US Senate, which is what

>will happen to Stevens, it goes to a special election. . . .

The governor wouldn't fill the vacancy till the special election as he
would for a resignation or death? Could you provide a citation for that,
since we've not had an expulsion in my lifetime?

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