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Warren Rudman, maverick
deficit hawk, dies

Politico, by David Rogers

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Posted By:JoniTx, 11/20/2012 1:33:32 PM

Warren Rudman, who died overnight Tuesday, was a “sledgehammer” senator who packed a lot into just two terms in the Capitol. Swept in by the Reagan landslide in 1980, the New Hampshire Republican stole a step on his classmates by taking office weeks before the new Congress had convened and never seemed to stop in the ensuing 12 years. He was lawyer smart with a mix of bombast and moxie that ingratiated him with older Senate colleagues, while also making headlines with his famous deficit-reduction schemes and leadership of the Iran-Contra and Keating Five investigations.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bla Bla, 11/20/2012 2:04:56 PM     (No. 9025951)

RIP, Senator Rudman. You showed us how much can be done, & how well, when a representative believes he has term limits.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: frenesi1, 11/20/2012 2:13:29 PM     (No. 9025961)

He gave us David Souter which cancels out any good that he did. Souter is the one who decided private property was no longer protected under the Constitution.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: rubberneck, 11/20/2012 3:32:05 PM     (No. 9026110)

Ah, how I long for the good old days when New Hampshire was the "live free or die" state... back before they went blue, and the face fell off the rock.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ratslayer, 11/20/2012 3:50:18 PM     (No. 9026145)

Rudman and Sununu were a hinge of history. Dole beat Bush in Iowa 1988. These two delivered NH to Bush, which led to the WH. Then they went to the NH woods and found Souter.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: penelopewaits, 11/20/2012 4:10:46 PM     (No. 9026171)

Warren was one of the first RINO Republicans to sell out the pro-lifers. Joe Biden tells the story of running into Rudman at Union Station after their boy Souter voted pro-choice on some crucial decision and how Biden and Rudman hugged each other. Thanks a lot, Warren.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: caljeepgirl, 11/20/2012 4:36:44 PM     (No. 9026226)

Well, I believe a man should be judged for the whole of his achievements. This was a good and capable man who possessed lots of guts and integrity. We could sorely use many more like him....definitely a loss!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: kanphil, 11/20/2012 7:04:50 PM     (No. 9026468)

A good man he may have been, but he was not conservative enough for me. Too much like Dick Lugar.

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