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Pat Roberts races to renew ties,
if not make a home, in Kansas

New York Times, by Jonathon Martin

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Posted By:wildcat1, 2/9/2014 10:04:52 AM

Dodge City — It is hard to find anyone who has seen Sen. Pat Roberts here at the red-brick house on a golf course that his voter registration lists as his home. Across town at the Inn Pancake House on Wyatt Earp Boulevard, breakfast regulars say the Republican senator is a virtual stranger. “He calls it home,” said Jerald Miller, a retiree. “But I’ve been here since ’77, and I’ve only seen him twice.” Roberts, 77, went to Congress in 1981 and became a fixture: a member of the elite Alfalfa Club and chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which made him a regular on the Sunday talk shows. His wife became a real estate broker

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A similar article was posted earlier, but this one is on the front of the Wichita Sunday Eagle. To be fair, Roberts does come back to Kansas quite often, but he is way past his "sell by" date. Dr. Milton Wolf is looking better every day.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: lakerman1, 2/9/2014 10:30:42 AM     (No. 9725495)

The NY Times is shocked by this??
Who are they kidding?
When JFK ran for a House seat in 1946 or thereabouts, he rented an efficiency walk up apartment in the district, and may not have ever set foot in it! And everyone knew it!When Robert Kennedy ran for the U.S. senate from NY, he said that he, along with the other Kennedys, really resided in NY City, and went to Massachusetts for vacations.
The NY Times is becoming more of a joke every day.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: civilservant, 2/9/2014 10:38:59 AM     (No. 9725505)

Corey Booker as well, currently.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kanphil, 2/9/2014 10:41:54 AM     (No. 9725509)

I am beginning to think Senator Roberts should opt out. He has served well, but when it´s time to quit, it´s time to quit. He could throw his support behind Dr Wolf which would keep the seat safely in the Republican camp, He could then spend the rest of his time watching the Shockers, the Wildcats and the Jayhawks--three great sports programs.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: GomerShabazz, 2/9/2014 10:50:33 AM     (No. 9725526)

ANY! US Senator that servers more than two terms is a traitor.....period!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 2/9/2014 11:29:55 AM     (No. 9725572)

All this proves is for the most part, voters don´t pay attention.

Hence, the mess we´re in....

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 2/9/2014 11:58:01 AM     (No. 9725597)

I wonder how many of the Establishment Republican senators are racing home to re-introduce themselves to their constituents as conservative, or more conservative than they actually are.

One of the best concession speeches I have ever heard was Tom Daschle blubbering away when he was unseated. He was the most surprised person on the planet that day. Conservative at home and liberal in DC. It´s story of so many.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/9/2014 12:07:35 PM     (No. 9725607)

I think voters in every state would insist their senators at least reside among their constituents.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: banditsdad, 2/9/2014 12:20:30 PM     (No. 9725622)

Kinda reminds us of Bob Doyle. Ah, Kansas, the land of the three suns. Sunflowers, sunshine and sobs.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 2/9/2014 1:31:28 PM     (No. 9725694)

Why are they complaining? They kept voting for the moron time and time again. Nobody should serve more than two terms in congress. They shouldn´t get paid either, then you can call it "serve".

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Reply 10 - Posted by: TulsaTowner, 2/9/2014 2:48:17 PM     (No. 9725766)

Their salary, #9, is insignificant compared to the "fringe benefits" that turn virtually all of them into near super-wealthy.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Starlady, 2/9/2014 7:22:28 PM     (No. 9725969)

He has been in DC since 1967, that´s long enough. He is part of the problem, not the solution.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 2/9/2014 9:15:21 PM     (No. 9726022)

Of course one problem is that DC has become so ridiculously prosperous that the cost of living there is sky high. In fairness, can a middle-class citizen afford to live in two places at once - if one of those places is ´´Boomtown USA´´?

That said, it might be a shame to lose Roberts given his NumbersUSA A+ rating - meaning he strongly opposes amnesty. Barry´s cousin is probably equally good on the issue but I don´t know that for sure.

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