Re: help my political naivete
Mon, 9 Nov 1998 10:35:06 EST

In a message dated 98-11-09 09:10:16 EST, you write:

<< > 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?
> --
> John Klassa / Alcatel / Raleigh, NC, USA / $perl_monger{Raleigh}[0] / <><
> >>
Maybe aliens threatened to disrupt his daughter's wedding but he (unlike
others) is smart enough not to tell the press his real reason for quitting.

Anything's possible. Don't tell me Lott's of this world.