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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

John Deeth Blog: Grassley quitting? NOT

Excerpted from this post at John Deeth Blog

In the aftermath of George Voinovich's Monday retirement announcement,
Senate Guru thinks Chuck Grassley will be the next senior Republican
to bail: "With such a sizable Democratic majority in the Senate,
Grassley must know that he'll never be Finance Committee Chairman
again. ... I would imagine that spending your day playing with your
grandchildren is a lot more enjoyable than spending your day waking up
at 5 am to catch a shuttle from Des Moines to Washington in order to
take votes you know your caucus will lose" ... What Senate Guru misses
is that one of those grandchildren is exactly why Grassley will NOT
retire in 2010. As the Legislature convenes today, Rep. Pat Grassley
starts his second term at age 25. He's too young to take over for
Grandpa next year... but in 2016, assuming all goes according to plan,
Pat's got a decade of legislative experience under his belt at age 33.


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