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Lets take a look at some of those chosen to lead us out of this crisis.

Jon Kyl

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Jon Kyl earned a law degree from the University of Arizona's James E Rogers College of Law. A second generation politician, Kyl was a lobbyist before being elected to the house in 1986. He served in congress until 1995 when he won election to the US Senate. He is ranked as the 4th most conservative senator by the National Journal and has signed the no tax pledge (which makes you wonder how he will compromise with six democrats.) Kyl's  staunch pro life views landed him in the news recently when he went on the house floor and claimed that performing abortions is "well over 90 percent of what Planned Parenthood does." In fact, only 3 percent of Planned Parenthood's undertakings are abortion related with 90 percent going towards providing contraceptives, STD and cancer testing and treatment.

Patty Murray

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Patty Murray is a Democrat appointed to the important super committee. The self proclaimed mom in tennis shoes, Murray has a BA in phys ed and was a preschool teacher and an environmental lobbyist before entering politics.  Murray has never sat on the financial committee and is not generally recognized to have an expertise in the area. The fact that she is chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has raised some eyebrows and no doubt,  the appointment has raised her standing on K Street.
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1 Comments
  1. August 13, 2011 -

    I wish they'd come up with something, but I admit I don't have much faith in any of them.