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Sen. Begich Brags: I'm a Thorn in Obama's Side!
« on: July 17, 2014, 05:00:25 PM »
Sen. Begich Brags: I'm a Thorn in Obama's Side!


 
"I'm a total thorn"


Senator Mark Begich (D-AK) is campaigning in Alaska based on the promise he will continue to be a thorn in President Obama's side.

“I’ll be a thorn in his [posterior],” Begich (D-Alaska) said in an interview. “There’s times when I’m a total thorn, you know, and he doesn’t appreciate it.”

That metaphor is at the heart of Begich’s political self-image — and, now, his reelection campaign. Begich is running in an age of congressional weakness. Earmarks are dead. The Hill is gridlocked. So Begich has little hope of doing what Alaska always expects its politicians to do: bring home boatloads of money through legislation.

Instead, Begich is running on his power to nag.

You can add his name to the list of candidates who are ditching (and dissing!) Obama on the campaign trail.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/senate-democrats-reelection-pitch-to-alaskans-im-a-thorn-in-obamas-side/2014/07/13/a6a7c60e-083a-11e4-a0dd-f2b22a257353_story.html
 



 Posted: July 14, 2014
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There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law.
--January 27, 1838 Lyceum Address

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--July 10, 1858 Speech at Chicago


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