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What political figure comes next on this list?

Postby A Wray » Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:08 pm

I have no idea how hard this is, so please let me know if you need a hint. (Looking up the names you don't know will definitely make it easier.)

Mark Kirk
Greg Abbott
Asa Hutchinson
John Brennan
Jerry Brown
Nathan Deal
Justin Amash
Barbara Boxer
John Cornyn
Elizabeth Warren
Philip Breedlove
Claire McCaskill
Andrew Cuomo
Penny Pritzker
Charlie Baker
Rob Portman
?
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Re: What political figure comes next on this list?

Postby Bill » Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:18 pm

Cool question.

If I understand your system, I believe Chris Christie would be next.

Are we considering Joe Biden ineligible for the list?

And I'm wondering if Justin Amash should be replaced by Dan Kildee, or even Nancy Pelosi!
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Re: What political figure comes next on this list?

Postby A Wray » Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:22 pm

Chris Christie is correct!

Yes, I made a tweak to the "rules" to ensure that Joe Biden wouldn't appear. (Not that I have anything against Biden.)

As for Amash/Kildee,
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The current 5th district has nothing in common with the old one except a number, and I was more interested in the "lineage" aspect of the puzzle than the "title" aspect. I did consider putting Pelosi there, but decided that if I were counting party-leadership positions, then why not committee chairmanships, etc.? Better to keep it simple.
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Re: What political figure comes next on this list?

Postby Bill » Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:19 pm

I'd probably still have gone with Pelosi, but I have to admit that your logic is sound.

I agree that the list is more interesting without Biden, and how many things can you say that about?

However, you might be able to get his boss on the list, like so...

Chris Christie
Chuck Hagel
Andrew Cuomo
John Kasich
Barack Obama

What say you, OP?
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Re: What political figure comes next on this list?

Postby A Wray » Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:40 pm

Ha! I approve. That actually never occurred to me, even though I did try to extend the list all the way (which sadly is not all that interesting, because there are several slots for which no one really qualifies).
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