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Is Brownback really shooting for veep role?

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¢ Allan Cigler, a KU political science professor, says Sen. Sam Brownback's bid for the White House - to be announced Saturday - may be more about setting himself up to be a pick for vice president, the [New York Times][1] reports today. "He hasn't really been able to bring his own party together within the state," said Cigler, who compared him with state Republican leaders he believes had widespread support -including former Sens. Bob Dole, the 1996 Republican presidential nominee and longtime occupant of the seat Brownback now holds, and Nancy Landon Kassebaum._"He doesn't have that personal charisma to make people like him in any deep way. If he can't do it here, you wonder whether he can do it externally," said Cigler.¢ A KU graduate is featured in a [CNN.com][2] story about the emotional changes of retirement. Sally Jennings, the third woman to earn a chemical engineering degree from the university, retired in 1989 after a long career with Texaco Chemical._The transition from the work force to retirement is often measured in financial and career-centric terms: When is the time right? How big is the nest egg? How to spend it? [1]: http://www.nytimes.com/cq/2007/01/18/cq_2142.html [2]: http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/01/09/law.emotional/

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KEITHMILES05 8 years, 7 months ago

Brownback has done nothing for the state of Kansas. He is only looking to make a name for himself nationwide. It is obvious why many state people abhor him.

Nate Poell 8 years, 7 months ago

I'm pretty cheesed off that he didn't even vote on the ethics bill yesterday. (See here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070119/ap_on_go_co/senate_ethics.) It passed 96-2, but Sam couldn't even be bothered to vote. Really classy, leaving your constituents in the dark about your position on transparency in government.

bunnyhawk 8 years, 7 months ago

seems to me the only way Kansans can be in the dark about the magnitude of brownback's self-aggrandizement at the cost of all else is if they keep their eyes closed ALL the time! Which is the ONLY explanation I can think of for his continued presence in Washington!!!!

rhd99 8 years, 7 months ago

Brownie is shooting for something. Hope he's not on a hunting trip or he will get pinned down. Talk about shooting, here is a guy who knows all too well about shooting from the hip.

BigDog 8 years, 7 months ago

Wow! It took this political genius this long to figure that out. Hell not even his own party sees him as a major contender for the presidency.

toefungus 8 years, 7 months ago

Sounds like more people are figuring Sam out. I wonder if he is using the same people that helped Ryun with his campaign. "Hey, Sam, you're a shoe in!"

tlitwiller 8 years, 7 months ago

BROWNBACK FOR PRESIDENT! Phil Kline can be the next evil, cheney-esque Veep. Lesse... Jim Ryun - Secretary of State, Phred Phelps - Secretary of Defense BTK - Secretary of the interior...

C'mon on along, you dunderheads! Join the idiot train! choochoo!

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