Thursday, January 25, 2007
The Cafferty File: Seniors in the Senate?
On "The Situation Room" today, we asked viewers the following questions, and here are some of our favorite responses that we didn't get to read on air:

Is the Senate too old?

Yes, of course. The U.S. Senate is too old, too white, too rich, and too male to fairly represent the people of the United States. One look at the primary sources of their campaign contributions tells you who they truly represent.
Michael, Santa Clarita, California

The positive about an aging Congress is that with age comes wisdom. Do we really want a bunch of 30 and 40 somethings running the country? Not the ones that I know. As long as Congress learns from its mistakes and doesn't become too set in its ways, I'll stick with the old guys.
B.

The U.S. Senate is not only too old to be relevant to many young voters, but they are too wealthy and too stupid to identify with the majority of America.
W., Rio Rancho, New Mexico

They are "stale," not "old."
M.H.

Jack, Not only are they too old, they are too ugly.
Forrest, El Paso, Texas

How many Senate resolutions on Iraq are enough?


Congressional resolutions are about as important as my New Year's resolutions: one is too many!
Jerry, Austin, Texas

One, or at least it ought to be. The people speak through the Senate, and the people have spoken on Iraq. We're sick of sending an endless supply of treasure and blood to a fight that's not ours. It's time our representatives on Capitol Hill and our president start listening.
Darrin, Indiana

One is enough, because they don't actually produce any results. Senators don't want the resolutions to produce results. They are simply covering their back just in case the president's new plan falls flat on its face. Yes, Jack it does make my teeth hurt.
Ryan, Sacramento, California

A nonbinding resolution is to Congress what a cocktail is to an alcoholic. One is too many; a hundred is never enough.
Randall, Tehachapi, California

What are President Bush's intentions when it comes to Iran and Syria?

What makes you think they've made any kind of intelligent plans for Iran and Syria when we've all seen the colossal blunder that is Iraq?
Evan, Tulsa, Oklahoma

After hearing President Bush say that he is a "war president" with "war on his mind," I believe that the only "intentions" that he is capable of is "war." I have never heard him mention the desire to sit down with any leaders of any countries and discuss peace with them, so I don't think he will make any exceptions when it comes to Syria or Iran.
Nancy, Houlton, Maine

My guess is that Pres. Bush's plan for Iran and Syria goes like this:
1. Claim mission accomplished
2. Attack
3. Overthrow
4. Blame Clinton
5. Exit strategy still pending
Dave, Los Angeles, California
Posted By Jack Cafferty, CNN Commentator: 1/25/2007 05:47:00 PM ET | Permalink
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