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Yeah but she was always an also-ran next to Ben Nelson and Schmo.

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Well, y'know, we could always try, uh, say, looking at what the majority of the caucus votes for.

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Me & the Queen of Hearts would settle for Manchintop removal.

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If it's so pretty, why are the locals in such a hurry to blind themselves with moonshine?

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You know, that was almost sixty years ago. Byrd changed. The world has changed (a little).

Re baconz original question: no, 'cause WVA is pretty conservative for a Dem state.

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Ooh, maybe he'll flee. Every bondman in the universe would be on this one. Big publicity.

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Okay, I hate to appear to be on Zim's side, but the concept of bail is based on the idea that you are, in fact, innocent until proven guilty, and so it's kind of unfair to keep you in lockup until your guilt or lack of guilt is determined. The bond is supposed to be set at a level that will discourage you from failing to show up to court (also, if you default, a bunch of well-armed bounty hunters will be after your ass).

Bail is actually a pretty progressive idea. If you've ever been arrested on a bogus charge, you will understand this immediately. In this case, since Zimmie has only been charged with murder 2, the $150K is low but not completely unreasonable. If I were the judge, I'd have gone more $400K, to make the bounty more attractive. But that probably wouldn't have been judicial impartiality.

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The alternative would have been a very, very rabid Republican.

Sometimes you have to work with what you got.

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The Founders left us a few things they might have handled differently if they were perfectly prescient. For instance. two Senators for every randomly constructed state, of whatever size or population, might not have seemed like such a great idea if they had any clue about what the North American continent looked like.

WVA isn't really an example of the population distortion effect, but it is an example of the Founders' affection for locality. From an outsider's perspective, it's impossible to understand why West Virginians aren't all pitchfork-wielding radical unionists; but the fact is, they aren't. Joe Manchin may be pandering, or he may be authentically shit-for-brains, but in either case he's still better than the Republican alternative.

Just ignore West Virginia (except, of course, for WVA Wonkers). Joe Manchin isn't the worst thing that could happen.

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The Dixiecrats will rise again!

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George Zimmerman to be released on $150,000 bail.

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“I am just waiting for it to play out."

Sounds like a Romney man through and through. (In other words, a spineless dick.)

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