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Caramel1  (Level: 136.5 - Posts: 21602)
Sun, 11th Jan '09 4:00 PM


Think if I were a Democrat living in Illinois, Jesse White would get my vote for almost anything. He seems to be the only one who has not back-peddled on his position including Burris and the President-Elect. Know changing your mind "gracefully" is an integral part of "good" politics- the graceful aspect Harry Reid failed miserably. White is the only one who has stuck to his original position because he said he had given his word since the first charges against the Governor were brought to light-must say that guy has hutzpa-Jewish folks feel free to correct my spelling. Paperman, am not bashing Chicago nor Illinois. I am a bit worried about you as you have not posted for quite some time-Linda

Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1312)
Sun, 11th Jan '09 6:36 PM

I'm trying to figure how a player with 2 Billion points would care about 5,000 on a word puzzle. BTW, Jesse White is a good guy but part of the republican junk that used to rule Illinois.

Diva305  (Level: 153.7 - Posts: 1657)
Sun, 11th Jan '09 7:57 PM

chutzpah [hhoots-pa]
Informal unashamed self-confidence; impudence; Utter nerve; effrontery

1. chutzpah - (Yiddish) unbelievable gall; insolence; audacity
chutzpa, hutzpah
cheekiness, insolence, impertinence, impudence, crust, freshness, gall - the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties

Caramel1  (Level: 136.5 - Posts: 21602)
Sun, 11th Jan '09 8:28 PM

Thanks, Diva. I chose the correct word although spelled it incorrectly to describe Blago on TV. TSK's classy word 'hubris" would also fit well as it does so many politicians. It is a shame that someone can get to my age and be so oblivious to how much part money, people you know, your fund-raising abilities , etc. pretty much controls who has power. There is a story -Biblical maybe-where someone somewhere went in search of an "honest" man. Watching today's if that person was found cannot imagine where- Linda

Pennwoman  (Level: 163.1 - Posts: 2475)
Sun, 11th Jan '09 8:32 PM

I can't wait until the election is over and we can stop talking about politics.

Caramel1  (Level: 136.5 - Posts: 21602)
Sun, 11th Jan '09 8:45 PM

Don't believe I'll ever live long enough for you not to have a sarcastic comment for everything I say-but will live long enough to learn to IGNORE you - Linda

Winddancer41  (Level: 63.3 - Posts: 1113)
Sun, 11th Jan '09 9:23 PM

Hey old dog you may not be Jewish but the word chutzpah fits you to a tee. You go girl. charlotte

Tresgatos  (Level: 217.7 - Posts: 4465)
Sun, 11th Jan '09 9:32 PM

It was Diogenes of Sinope who, with a lantern during the daylight, supposedly went wandering around the streets of Athens looking for an honest man. I hope that helps!
-- Geri

Kaufman  (Level: 270.3 - Posts: 3942)
Sun, 11th Jan '09 9:42 PM

I believe the proper definition of chutzpah is the defining characteristic of one who axe-murders his parents, then throws himself at the mercy of the court on account of the fact that he's an orphan.

Caramel1  (Level: 136.5 - Posts: 21602)
Mon, 12th Jan '09 4:22 AM

Thanks, Geri. Kaufman, don't believe the politicians have reached that level quite yet but they are getting very close! Linda

Caramel1  (Level: 136.5 - Posts: 21602)
Mon, 12th Jan '09 4:26 AM

BTW, Geri, did Diogones ever find the man and if so where? Linda

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