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Old December 16 2008, 05:03 AM   #1
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Slightly OT: DeCandido for Senate!

So, there's been a lot of talk about Caroline Kennedy getting Hillary Clinton's US Senate seat once she leaves to become US Secretary of State. Amongst her qualifications are her status as a member of the New York bar, the fact that she's served on some boards, the fact that she wrote a book about privacy, and the fact that she gave her support to Barack Obama.

But I have a better idea.

Keith R.A. DeCandido for US Senator from New York! Seriously. He's written way more books than Kennedy has, and he supported Barack Obama, too! He's a resident of the State of New York who is over the age of 30, and a hell of a lot of his Star Trek books have been political!

Just think of it! Once in office, Senator DeCandido can mobilize the resources of the United States Senate to support the Transporter Improvement Act, or to re-dedicate resources to controlling the environmental threat represented by tribbles! And he'll be able to provide the Senate Intelligence Committee with all sorts of information on the activities on the Cardassian Obsidian Order within America's borders!

So who's with me?

DECANDIDO FOR SENATE '09!
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Old December 16 2008, 05:21 AM   #2
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Re: Slightly OT: DeCandido for Senate!

"Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Obsidian Order?"

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Old December 16 2008, 05:27 AM   #3
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Re: Slightly OT: DeCandido for Senate!

I dunno. Senator is a pretty demanding job, and he'd probably have to cut back to writing only 3 or 4 books a year.
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Old December 16 2008, 05:37 AM   #4
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I dunno. Senator is a pretty demanding job, and he'd probably have to cut back to writing only 3 or 4 books a year.
Yeah, but imagine how much more legislation he'll be able to write than most Senators!
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Old December 16 2008, 05:38 AM   #5
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Re: Slightly OT: DeCandido for Senate!

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I dunno. Senator is a pretty demanding job, and he'd probably have to cut back to writing only 3 or 4 books a year.
Yeah, but imagine how much more legislation he'll be able to write than most Senators!
Ok, ok. You got me.
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Old December 16 2008, 07:32 AM   #6
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No, I got nothin'.........
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Old December 16 2008, 09:59 AM   #7
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Re: Slightly OT: DeCandido for Senate!

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No, I got nothin'.........
Don't worry, folks. He says that every time someone asks him to write a book.
I'm sure he'll do fine once he gets over the shockof having to cut his hair.
Especially since living right there in DC will make it a lot easier for him to get to Shore Leave and Farpoint.
Somebody let the folks in Ne York know they can relax. KRAD's got this.
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Old December 16 2008, 10:06 AM   #8
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No, I got nothin'.........
Exactly! He's got nothin' to say to that corrupt good ol' boys network in Washington! Hear that?
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Old December 16 2008, 10:18 AM   #9
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No, I got nothin'.........
Well, it's no "Change We Can Believe In", or "Kinder, Gentler Nation", but I've seen worse campaign slogans. It beats "Vote For Me- I'm Not A Criminal" or "I'm Not The Other Guy".
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Old December 16 2008, 04:40 PM   #10
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No, I got nothin'.........
Well, it's no "Change We Can Believe In", or "Kinder, Gentler Nation", but I've seen worse campaign slogans. It beats "Vote For Me- I'm Not A Criminal" or "I'm Not The Other Guy".
Oh, you wanted a slogan?

"DeCandido: You've Got Nothing To Lose But Your Cookies"

"DeCandido: And You Thought the Sixties Were Over..."

"DeCandido: No, We Really Can't"
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Old December 16 2008, 04:52 PM   #11
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I think we should nominate Marco for the Senate seat instead. After all, he's in the market for a new job. And he's really good at making smart decisions.
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Old December 16 2008, 05:55 PM   #12
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With his dojo skills, I could see Keith literally destroying the opposition.
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Old December 16 2008, 05:58 PM   #13
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Re: Slightly OT: DeCandido for Senate!

I blogged about Keith's candidacy this morning.

Complete with a mocked-up campaign poster.
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Old December 16 2008, 06:03 PM   #14
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Re: Slightly OT: DeCandido for Senate!

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No, I got nothin'.........
Don't worry, folks. He says that every time someone asks him to write a book.
I'm sure he'll do fine once he gets over the shockof having to cut his hair.
Especially since living right there in DC will make it a lot easier for him to get to Shore Leave and Farpoint.
Somebody let the folks in Ne York know they can relax. KRAD's got this.
Mm, yeah. I was gonna ask about the hair. If he cuts it, will he lose his super-powers?
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Old December 16 2008, 06:32 PM   #15
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