Re: help my political naivete

Gregory Alan Bolcer (
Mon, 09 Nov 1998 06:03:52 -0800

What's the matter with you? Don't you believe the polls
and pundits? CNN says that 79% of America thinks he did
the right thing. Maybe it's an east coast thing, following
in the footsteps of Molinari and Paxon.


> I'm a bit slow on the uptake when it comes to politics, I admit.
> Nonetheless, perhaps somebody can explain ol' Newtie to me. The people
> of Georgia reelected the man last week. He's since decided that he
> doesn't have the support he needs to be the Speaker of the House. As
> a result, he *quits*. I'm not sure I understand this. If you were a
> voter, in Georgia, and had just elected somebody to Congress, wouldn't
> you be a little pissed that (a) your guy just quit on you, and (b)
> you're going to have to foot the bill for another election, to replace
> him? Now, having him in Congress may have been a bit disruptive,
> initially, for the new guy. After some initial upheaval, that would
> have gone away.
> What am I missing?
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