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Austin Debate Thread #2


Debate in a nutshell, via LS:

HRC invoking Barbara Jordon and Ann Richards and what they both taught her when she was in TX in her first political job, registering voters.

Talking about health insurance…stop discriminating against sick people.

Take care of the Veterans.

I offer a lifetime of experience and proven results.

I think Obama has a cold or the flu…very nasal.

We are all feeling the brunt of the failing economy….predatory loan problem…people can’t pay medical expenses and mortgage…citing different examples…and jobs shipped overseas…to China…devastating job losses….I’m meeting veterans and families of veterans..injured because of a war that should not have been waged. Senator Clinton and I have been talking about these issues for the last 13 months…some the same, some different, we both recognize that we have an administration that has made them worse. Washington has become a place where “good ideas” go to die, because of lobbyists who have a strangle hold on Washington. The central premise of this campaign is that we can push back on those people, lobbyists, who have come to dominate the government.

And somewhere, John McCain just thought, "Oh hell, they are talking about lobbyists.  Think I’ll get any questions about them tomorrow?"

(CHS notes:  And I’m thinking about how much I miss Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan and Molly Ivins.  Texas sure does grow some amazing women, doesn’t it?)

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Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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