They Don't Call Him 'Dingell' For Nothing

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. pspr


    We need far fewer of these types of career politicians.

    Rep. John Dingell (D., Mich.) became the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history Friday, and in an interview reflected on major legislative achievements and the changes in Washington over his nearly six decades in the House.

    Mr. Dingell, 86 years old, has held his position for 57 years, five months and 26 days. He broke the record held by the late Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia.

    Mr. Dingell first ran for Congress in 1955 at the age of 29, to fill the seat of his father.
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  4. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    He's obviously doing well for Michigan, because that state is prospering. Er..oh wait.
  5. pspr


    It looks like he is mostly a 'go along' kind of guy since I didn't see much in legislation he sponsored.
  6. Back in the '70's he ran the same committee that Issa runs now and used it to harrass republicnas. Otherwise, he has basically been the auto industry's man in DC. His trophy wife Debbie, a well-known gal about town in Washington, works for GM or the GM Foundation. No conflict there. Kind of like Tom Daschle's wife Linda, who is a big time lobbyist too.

    You guys are lucky to have an insider to feed you all this stuff. Most of you didn't know that TV talking head Cokie Roberts is the daughter of former House Speaker Hale Boggs, whose wife Lindy took over his seat when he was killed in a plane crash in Alaska. Or that her brother is the biggest and most notorious lobbbyist in Washington, Tommy Boggs, head of the Patton Boggs law and lobbying firm.
  7. lol . . . this is what you can call free ice-cream.