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Show Of Hands September 22nd, 2012 12:00am

Are you a personal friend or a relative of anyone who holds a public elected office?

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captain12345 Tennessee
09/26/12 12:32 am

I wish if I could know anyone in politics it would be Obama he truly cares about this country

09/25/12 11:06 pm

Is she as dumb as she looks on tv?

calloveca California
09/25/12 7:34 pm

I'm friends with many state lawmakers.

09/24/12 2:44 pm

KytOal, Don't like Obama. Mitts the one for me. I don't watch his campaign. I know the man and what he can do. Remember The Olympics? He fixed it.

09/24/12 1:45 pm

I said no but I grew up in Northern Virginia and went to school with a lot of congresspeople's kids. We were good friends of the Quayles, even though my parents are Democrats!

bstokosa Connecticut
09/23/12 10:39 pm

I am friends with a state representative. I do not live in his district to vote for him, but I would.

09/23/12 8:39 pm

My dad is the city attorney.

Hawkn Texas
09/23/12 1:16 pm

My old teacher is on our town's Board of Ed

rgum Texas
09/23/12 7:30 am

Nope, the 1% mingle amongst themselves!

09/23/12 3:30 am

@mar45alex. So I assume you believe Barack Obama isn't a good person? If you were friends with him, would you want him to be President? I have no problem with the idea that Mitt Romney is a decent person. He's just wrong about nearly everything. Plus, he can't manage a campaign, much less a nation.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
09/22/12 11:43 pm

Not now but the mayor of Seattle came to my wedding. I taught his children in Sunday school.

AnnieM The Island
09/22/12 10:49 pm

Other than that I've met the mayor of this city a few times and I'm told I took a shine to Bill Clinton back when he was running for governor. I was a baby/toddler and my dad had a cushy enough job at the time to run in the same circles as Little Rock's most elite, powerful and wealthy.

AnnieM The Island
09/22/12 10:47 pm

My husband's co-worker's wife is the mayor of a small nearby town, and I've met her a few times, but I don't count that as a close enough relationship to say yes in this poll.

09/22/12 8:28 pm

@Danno9. I'm starting to think you're a bit off your rocker. =[:^{)>

09/22/12 6:11 pm

Nope but my neighbor is running for commisioner.

09/22/12 5:58 pm

I'm proud to say we have no criminal freeloaders in our family.

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
09/22/12 5:44 pm

My accent has fit to my new area now.

09/22/12 5:26 pm

So if she wasn't fibbing I guess her father was a republican senator from Texas - she had the right drawl to be Texan.

09/22/12 5:25 pm

@Lmurder ;)
"of " is the operative word.
As for me : None I know - I had a seat neighbor on a flight to Dallas once who claimed she's the daughter of a senator. I didn't pry we just talked about immigrants which she thought more of a problem than an asset.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
09/22/12 3:52 pm

@Lmurder I assume that's slight different though than rambling off the names of people in public office you know. Barack Obama. Joe Biden. Hillary Clinton, etc. Am I correct?

lmurder MDK
09/22/12 3:45 pm

Wow surprised. I know of 18 personally.

09/22/12 3:07 pm

...not to say I don't know any politicians, but I'm not "friends" with them, not are they my family.

09/22/12 3:05 pm

Nope. All of my friends have integrity and character.

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
09/22/12 2:47 pm

I'm sure he's a great guy around all his rich friends. We saw that already, they're so rich they actually joke about poor folk.

09/22/12 2:36 pm

@kytoa-- mitt is very generous but very quiet about it,which the media won't investigate. He's a kind wonderful man and I refuse to watch the lies about him. He IS as squeaky clean as he acts-family man-very compassionate. Don't believe the lies. He can fix this country!

clvrgrl777 California
09/22/12 2:06 pm

Now this map is very interesting and for myriad reasons....hmmmm.

09/22/12 1:42 pm

My uncle was the Chair of the Republican party of the State of CT. We haven't spoken in over a decade

09/22/12 1:28 pm

@mar45alex. Do tell! What insight do you have on the man, the myth?

09/22/12 1:18 pm

No, but my uncle is running for district judge

09/22/12 1:10 pm

I know two of the Mayor's sons.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
09/22/12 1:09 pm

I know a mayor and am friendly, but not really friends, with a city councilman. You get much deeper into politics than that and we're unlikely to have much in common.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
09/22/12 1:05 pm

Doesn't really count as him being a friend of mine. ;)

If you're wondering, I bothered to post because of how slow the thread has been accumulating comments.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
09/22/12 1:05 pm

which one of these guys is him?) Then we chatted for a total of 20 minutes about his interests and my possibility of pursuing those also about 3 months after my knowledge of his existence (no I am no longer pursuing that career field). So, that is my extent of knowing someone I public office…

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
09/22/12 1:05 pm

I just checked the city website… I didn't realize he is a deacon at that church. Lol Says how little I knew about him. First mention of his name, "Well at least we've got the mayor at our church, so we shouldn't have to worry too much." (What was the subject again? Oh, and while we're at it…

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
09/22/12 12:54 pm

So… I still say that I am not friends with anyone in public office.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
09/22/12 12:53 pm

Oh yeah! I forgot! I also know through a local church the mayor of that city. Are we friends? No. Do we know each other? Yep.

suppressedID That is my secret Cap
09/22/12 12:26 pm

No connections. It guarantees that I'll always be poor.

09/22/12 11:51 am

The income filter made me chuckle.

Quinnipiac Here
09/22/12 11:51 am

If you think that politician is your "friend," I have a bridge in London to sell you.

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
09/22/12 11:44 am

Louise Slaughter came to my mom's church a couple times.. She seemed kinda phoney..

09/22/12 11:24 am

My aunt almost got a seat in NY congress but no.

09/22/12 11:12 am

My family's known mitt for over 20 years. Good man. The media is so lying about him.

EarlyBird Portland
09/22/12 10:58 am

MasterMatt - that's cool and heck yeah it counts!

MasterMatt Oregon
09/22/12 10:55 am

I'm a city councilman. Does that count.