Thursday, January 24, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #60-The Kucinich One


Thirteen Things about Dennis Kucinich


I had to scrap the 13 things about Fred Thompson, because well, he is now trying to see if he can get back into his chair at Law & Order, since the running for President thing did not work out so well. So, our my next choice was Dennis Kucinich.


1. The official theme for the Kucinich run this time is Strength Through Peace.

2. Kucinich is a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 10th District in Ohio.

3. Kucinich was the Mayor of Cleveland in the late 70s, where at the age of 31, he was one of the youngest Mayors in the country

4.He won election for his seat in the House in 1996 and has been reelected 5 times since.

5.Kucinich calls himself a Wellstone Democrat, following in the footsteps of the late Paul Wellstone of Minnesota, meaning he skews towards the liberal side.

6.Kucinich voted against the Patriot Act and he also voted to investigate whether there were sufficient grounds to impeach Bill Clinton.

7.He also voted to not count the 31 delegates from Ohio that were going to G.W. Bush in 2004 because of the involvement of Diebold Voting Machines and there lack of a paper trail.

8.He also voted against the war in Iraq

9.His best showing in the 2004 Democratic Primary was 31% in Hawaii.

10.for his 2008 run, Kucinich has had a fundraiser thrown for him by Larry Flynt and also has been endorsed by Viggo Morgensen

11.He has also confirmed the story in a Shirley McClaine autobiography, Shirley is a relative by the way, in which Kucinich claimed to have seen a UFO.

12.His wife is Hot, especially for a candidates wife.



13.He has again not found too much traction in the few early primaries this year, though many people find him to be a nice draw in debates, due to his desire to tell the truth.





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17 comments:

Desert Songbird said...

You and Matt-Man are quite obsessed with Mrs. Kucinich. Thanks for posting a photo of her. I think what does it for you men must be the long, red hair.

Darla said...

My son is a huge Kucinich fan, so I've heard all this and more. :) He's quite distressed that while he'll be able to vote in November, he's not old enough yet to vote in the primaries.

Starrlight said...

Talk about Operation Shock and Awe...Telling the truth! Oh My!

I like him, he has always seemed to vote along the lines of what is right rather than what is right versus what is left.

Bonnie K said...

No idea who he is, but his wife IS hot!

Neen said...

Very interesting read.

Bond said...

Can I have a caucus with his wife?

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I wish the media covered candidates the way you do, Sparky. You're way better at spreading useful information!

the108 said...

Truth plus hot wife... he's got my vote!

Amy Ruttan said...

LOL! Your last comment "His wife is hot", well to be honest you're right, just thinking of Canadian political leaders wives, your absolutely right.

DrillerAA said...

If he's skewed, he's screwed.

DrillerAA said...

If he's skewed, he's screwed.

Wylie Kinson said...

Thanks for that Sparky. The news is so full of Obama and Clinton that it's hard to get to know the others.
I think I like this guy!

Lisa Andel said...

Where are you?

Valtool said...

Number 14, his wife (who is British as I am told) has a pierced tongue. How many presidential candidates can claim THAT about their spouses? Well, maybe Hillary could say that...

Nicholas said...

The hot wife is hot, but that's irrelevant. I know he doesn't have a chance but he'd be the one I'd pick for President.

Bond said...

what are you... the touch of death... hear he withdrew today since you put his hot wife on your blog...

Maven said...

Seems I haven't participated in T13 in sooo long! I need to get back on the stick! I go for long periods of time where nothing is blogworthy, let alone a list of 13-worthy.

Still here.

Still reading!