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« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2009, 08:36:15 am »
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Obama will probably do what they all do; make millions on a lecture tour and write a bad book or two.

Hasn't he already done that?

Was going to say that. He has nothing else to do, nowhere to go.

I think he would be interested to serve at the Supreme Court. He was after all a constitutional law proffesor.
Wouldn't he become the first one to serve at the highest level of all three branches of government?
(President, U.S. Senator, Supreme Court Justice)

He would be, and he would be an interesting counterpoint to Justice Thomas.  One Justice who could speak eloquently from the bench, and another who doesn't speak.
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« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2009, 09:08:02 pm »
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I'm sure Obama would do the teach/lecture/write thing for several years after his presidency. Then he would likely get involved in humanitarian and development work, like Clinton and Carter.

I suppose Supreme Court Justice would be plausible, but I don't know that he'd be willing to become a junior associate Justice.

Maybe he could go back to Chicago and run for Mayor of Chicago to succeed Daley. He'd basically have it as a lifetime job, although going from leader of the free world to dealing with sewage plants and roads might not be that enticing to him.

Given his global profile, some high-profile leadership of a major international institution might be plausible - but I can't quite think of what - NATO? Don't they usually go for a non-American?

I couldn't imagine him going back to the Senate - he left partly because he was frustrated with its pace.
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« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2009, 09:14:18 pm »
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He would be, and he would be an interesting counterpoint to Justice Thomas.  One Justice who could speak eloquently from the bench, and another who doesn't speak.

He's also a fair deal smarter than Justice Thomas.
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« Reply #28 on: May 20, 2009, 06:25:51 pm »
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If Mrs. Clinton had won, then Bush and Cheaney should have resigned before the end of their term as to make Pelosi the firs female President, just to annoy the Democrats.
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« Reply #29 on: May 20, 2009, 08:18:17 pm »
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If Mrs. Clinton had won, then Bush and Cheaney should have resigned before the end of their term as to make Pelosi the firs female President, just to annoy the Democrats.

Since she'd have to give up her seat in the House, I can't see Pelosi accepting the Presidency for just a few weeks.  If that had happened, we'd have ended up with either President Byrd or President Rice.
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« Reply #30 on: May 27, 2009, 01:46:55 am »
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At the end of their term... why the hell not?

In a midterm though... now that would be fun!

Well, if they lost, they'd just stay on as President of course. Yeah, it'd be amusing having the guy who just beat the President in the Senate race trying to defeat his economic program.

Come to think of it, would be an interesting list....Presidents who lost Congressional races to a member of Congress who was still in office while they were President. Bush 41 was President while Bentsen was in the Senate. That's the only one I can think of off the top of my head.
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« Reply #31 on: June 05, 2009, 02:19:52 pm »
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If Mrs. Clinton had won, then Bush and Cheaney should have resigned before the end of their term as to make Pelosi the firs female President, just to annoy the Democrats.

Since she'd have to give up her seat in the House, I can't see Pelosi accepting the Presidency for just a few weeks.  If that had happened, we'd have ended up with either President Byrd or President Rice.
If Bush and Cheney had resigned before Jan 3, she could simply have waited to take her oath of office for her new term after January 20.  Or if after January 3, she could have run in the special election.
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« Reply #32 on: June 05, 2009, 05:29:55 pm »
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If Mrs. Clinton had won, then Bush and Cheaney should have resigned before the end of their term as to make Pelosi the firs female President, just to annoy the Democrats.

Since she'd have to give up her seat in the House, I can't see Pelosi accepting the Presidency for just a few weeks.  If that had happened, we'd have ended up with either President Byrd or President Rice.
If Bush and Cheney had resigned before Jan 3, she could simply have waited to take her oath of office for her new term after January 20.  Or if after January 3, she could have run in the special election.

While Pelosi would likely be able to get her House seat back, I'd be less sanguine about her getting the Speakership back.  She might have done so if Bush and Cheney had left office legitimately, but not under what would be a political stunt.
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« Reply #33 on: June 17, 2009, 01:46:50 am »
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If Mrs. Clinton had won, then Bush and Cheaney should have resigned before the end of their term as to make Pelosi the firs female President, just to annoy the Democrats.

I repeat this.
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« Reply #34 on: July 04, 2009, 01:34:13 pm »
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Assume that in 2000 Bill Clinton run for Congress while being President. Had he won, should he resigned the Presidency while new Congress convenced (January 3, 2001), or can he wait until end of his term (January 20)?

As I remember Jay Rockefeller, elected to the Senate in 1985, took his seat later than other freshmen.

He would have to resign by Jan. 3 of before.  It is illegal for anyone to work in two branches of governemnt at the same time.
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« Reply #35 on: July 05, 2009, 08:54:01 pm »
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Yes I know. Thats, for example, why Speaker of the House or Senate pro tem would need to resign in order to become Acting President.

But Clinton can postpone his inuguration as Senator?
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« Reply #36 on: July 07, 2009, 02:02:43 pm »
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Yes I know. Thats, for example, why Speaker of the House or Senate pro tem would need to resign in order to become Acting President.

But Clinton can postpone his inuguration as Senator?

Yes.
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« Reply #37 on: July 11, 2009, 07:51:23 pm »
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Yes, there were regulary elected Senators inaugurated later, for example Mark Hatfield, David B. Hill or mentioned Jay Rockefeller
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