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Who here cannot name his/her Senators and the governer? (And why not?)

Asked by gailcalled (54644points) November 8th, 2008

How tuned in to your state’s politics are you?

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Snoopy's avatar

no fair googling before answering

fireside's avatar

I can get those three.
You would stump me if you asked abut the state senate, though.
gail, i’m shocked!

Snoopy's avatar

@fireside the horror!

tinyfaery's avatar

Arnold Schwarzenegger—Boo
Dianne Feinstein—eh
Barbara Boxer—so-so

Very much so. In spite of the last week’s events, I am so glad I live in California. I follow our state politics so I can try to be positive about the place I live, and so that I feel okay about paying taxes in my state. Eck. I’m ambivalent about CA at the moment. I’m in a post election funk.

gailcalled's avatar

@fireside and snoopy; ya got me, good and fair. Oops!

gailcalled's avatar

@all; I am now flagellating myself with leafy branches of the ginko tree.

aidje's avatar

@gail: *ginkgo

SoapChef's avatar

Gail, I am not sure how many takers you are going to get on this one. Who willingly, is going to offer themselves up for ridicule? My answer is the same as firesides.

aidje's avatar

Okay, SoapChef; I’ll bite.


SoapChef's avatar

@ aidje Remember though, the question is, “Who here CANNOT name his/her Senators and the governer? (And why not?)”.

SuperMouse's avatar

Governor Dave Heineman, Senators Chuck Hagel and Ben Nelson. I’ll come clean and say I did not know the governor, but I did know the senators. When I was in California I did know my governor, senators and congress-people, I’m just kind of new herein The Cornfield.

A_Beaverhausen's avatar

ted strickland. hick. but serves well for ohio.

he supports the arts, thats why i like him.

idk about my senators.

i know one, Voinovich, only cause guest conducted a choir of mine once. and hes an ex governer. lol.

the other i had to google :( he must not be important…

aidje's avatar

True. Gail also asked, “How tuned in to your state‚Äôs politics are you?”, so I figured she might want to know of cases were people were informed, as well.

Galicia's avatar

I just moved to NY from PA. I knew my governor to be Lou Barletta. Otherwise, I don’t know any others because I really hate politics. They infuriate me.

Chastize me as you will.

fireside's avatar

Governor Patterson
Senator Schumer
Senator Clinton

Now you know. and knowing is half the battle

AlaskaTundrea's avatar

Sarah “You Betcha” Palin
Ted “the convicted felon” Stevens
Lisa “Got my job from my dad” Murkowski

cdwccrn's avatar

bayh, lugar, daniels.

EmpressPixie's avatar

One of my senators needs to be replaced and I don’t think we’ve heard who is going to replace him yet. Not long from now, he’ll be the president. (I totally just answered to brag.) Other than that, Gov Oh-Shit-How-Do-I-Spell-His-Name (Okay, I googled “Blogovich” to get the spelling, does that count as cheating?) aka Blagojevich. I also just voted on Dick Durbin so if I didn’t know him I’d be… really not paying attention.

Snoopy's avatar

yes, that is cheating EP, but I think it can slide

gailcalled's avatar

I will cancel out Snoopy’s answer by saying that it is fair.

The governor of NYS was elected (Eliot Spitzer) but got into a little trouble (whoremongering) and had to step down. He was going to be our knight in shining armor, but fell off the horse. Now Dave Patterson has the job.

aidje's avatar

Hey, I spelled it without looking it up. :-)

EmpressPixie's avatar

I’m impressed. I was about to type it and went “Holy Hannah, I have no idea how to spell that.”

Snoopy's avatar

@gailcalled Please show credentials that authorize you to cancel me….?

I would have put this in the microtext, as it is an “aside”, but I know you don’t like it…..and since it was directed at you….

gailcalled's avatar

I’m older (and bossier)? I couldn’t have spelled it either, like Denis Dennis Kunicivich Kucinich.

Snoopy's avatar

Oh. Ok then.

reijinni's avatar


Rep. Gordon for a bonus

fireside's avatar

Aww, man. Now you got me.
I forgot the name of the new Senator who took over for Hillary.

gailcalled's avatar

@fireside: Kirsten Gillebrand; the election for her replacement at the state level is Tues next, the 31st. Consider voting for Scott Murphy, in spite of the scurrilous media ads from both sides.

fireside's avatar

Thanks, Gail.

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