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Could McCain VP Be Among Memorial Day Guest List?

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by Hostile, May 21, 2008.

  1. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    McCain to host possible veeps at Ariz. home
    By LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer 4 minutes ago



    CLEVELAND - The Memorial Day guest list at Sen. John McCain's Arizona home runs to at least three Republicans mentioned as vice presidential running mates, but a top aide said Wednesday that vetting possible veeps is not on the agenda.

    "It's purely social," said Mark Salter, a senior adviser to McCain.

    Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney were all invited to a Memorial Day gathering at the senator's home in Sedona, Ariz. Romney ran for the Republican presidential nomination in last winter's primaries, but dropped out months ago and has endorsed McCain.

    Ten couples in all were invited. McCain often hosts friends and political acquaintances at his compound.

    McCain said more than a month ago that he was in the "embryonic stages" of selecting a running mate for the fall campaign, but neither he nor aides have disclosed additional information in the weeks since.

    It will be the first visit to Sedona, Ariz., for all three.

    Romney dropped out of the race in February after it became apparent it would be near impossible to topple McCain in the convention delegate race. He endorsed the Arizona senator a week later and pledged to help him win the nomination.

    Since then, McCain has praised Romney repeatedly as someone who is certain to continue playing a large role in the GOP. Romney, for his part, has suggested that he'd accept a vice presidential slot, though some Republicans privately speculate that he's looking ahead to a possible repeat run in 2012.

    Neither man appeared especially fond of the other during the campaign.

    Romney cast McCain as outside of the GOP's conservative mainstream and a Washington insider who contributed to the problems there. McCain, in turn, argued that Romney's equivocations and reversals on issues indicated a willingness to change his positions to fit his political goals.

    Crist, 51, provided a major boost to McCain prior to Florida's Jan. 29 primary with a well-timed endorsement.

    Elected governor in 2006, Crist has been seen as a moderate Republican. He has championed efforts to curb climate change, and was praised by former President Clinton for his efforts to restore voting rights of felons who have completed their sentences.

    He also pushed for a law that requires a paper trail in state elections, a measure that bans the electronic voting machines his predecessor, Gov. Jeb Bush, sought after the 2000 presidential election. That election ended in a hotly contested recount, which President Bush won by 537 votes.

    Jindal, 36, son of Indian immigrants, was elected governor of Louisiana in October 2007. He had served as secretary of the state health department.
    Among other guests expected were Sens. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., close confidantes of McCain.
  2. PosterChild

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    Earlier, maybe last wk, I predicted possibly Huck. And now my best guess is Lieberman. He popped on Hannity's radio show today and I assume will be on the TV show tonight. I'm guessing there's a reason he is availing himself suddenly. The two certainly have a history. This would enhance McCain's attraction to Independents, imo
  3. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    It would be kind of funny that he was a Dem VP candidate and possibly now a Rep VP candidate.
  4. BrAinPaiNt

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    Well has been going around with him recently and helping with his sunni/shiite gaffs.
  5. PosterChild

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    The only drawback- seems to me- is Joe's age. Everybody presumes McCain will select a "youngster" to balance out the cumulative age of the ticket but I guess he has to weigh his other assets. Should have mentioned above that moderate Dems (Hillary voters?)might also like Lieberman on the ticket in addition to Independents.
  6. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    OMG, I would love to see him pick Jindal.

    The Dems would go absolutely berserk.

    Oh God that would be a great pick!
  7. iceberg

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    i'd be more interested in listening.
  8. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Bobby Jindal needs to clean up Louisiana before he leaves office there... that is if he makes it out alive...

    The polis there are already trying to make him look unethical for every little thing as he is going after their crooked ways...
  9. Bach

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    How so? I don't know anything about him.
  10. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    That makes 2 of us.
  11. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Three...
  12. Bach

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    I would google him but I don't care that much about the VP's to bother with it.
  13. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    He's the Republican governor of Louisiana... and he is a rising star...

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    From Wikipedia:

    Piyush "Bobby" Jindal (born June 10, 1971) is a Republican politician, and the current governor of the U.S. state of Louisiana. Before his election as governor, he was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Louisiana's 1st congressional district, where he was elected in 2004 to succeed current U.S. Senator David Vitter. Jindal was re-elected to Congress in the 2006 election with 88 percent of the vote. Jindal was the second Indian-American to serve in Congress.

    On October 20, 2007, Jindal was elected governor of Louisiana, winning a four-way race with 54% of the vote. At age 36, Jindal became the youngest current governor in the United States. He also became the first non-white governor of Louisiana since Reconstruction, the first elected Indian-American governor in U.S. history, as well as the second Asian-American governor to serve in the continental United States after Gary Locke of Washington.

    He was chosen by Scholastic Update magazine as "one of America's top 10 extraordinary young people for the next millennium."He was India Abroad Person of the Year in 2005. Conservative radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh has described Jindal as "the next Ronald Reagan."

    Personal life

    Jindal (pronounced /ˈdʒɪndəl/) was born in Baton Rouge to recently arrived Punjabi Indian immigrants Amar and Raj Jindal, who were attending graduate school. His family is of Punjabi ancestry; his father left India and his ancestral family village of Khanpura in the 1970s. Raj Jindal is a retiring information technology director for the Louisiana Department of Labor. According to family lore, Jindal adopted the name "Bobby" after watching The Brady Bunch television program at age four. He has been known by that name ever since—as a civil servant, politician, student, and writer—though legally his name remains Piyush Jindal.

    Jindal was a Hindu but converted to Catholicism in high school. He has also offered testimony[clarify] before Baptist and Pentecostal congregations since the beginning of the 2007 campaign season. He attended high school at Baton Rouge Magnet High School and graduated at sixteen. In 1991, he graduated from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, with honors in biology and public policy. Afterwards, he received a master's degree in political science from New College, Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar. While at Oxford, he wrote an article for the New Oxford Review in which he described witnessing a friend being possessed by a demon. After Oxford, he joined McKinsey & Company, a consulting firm, where he advised Fortune 500 companies.

    In 1997, Jindal married Supriya Jolly (born 1972). The couple has three children: Selia Elizabeth, Shaan Robert, and Slade Ryan. Contrary to Indian tradition, their names do not carry the father's ethnic title 'Jindal'. On August 15, 2006, he assisted in delivering his third child when his wife awoke from sleep in labor.
  14. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    Jindal would be freakin awesome.

    He'd also bring the average age of the ticket way down! :D
  15. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    Interesting. Thank you.
  16. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Imagine a VP of Indian decent who once was hindu and now a Christian and is a republican.

    Although some may say he's not really of Indian decent since he has conservative values.

    :laugh2:
  17. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Louisiana government has been crooked forever. Jindal is now trying to clean up the mess and yes, you are right. We need to pray he makes it out alive or we could see a Huey P. Long all over again. Not that Jindal is anything like Long. Jindal has some moral fiber to his being.

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