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honey
05-12-2003, 11:09 AM
"LONDON -- A senior minister who called Prime Minister Tony Blair's(search) policy on Iraq 'reckless', but clung to office through the war, resigned from the Cabinet on Monday, her office said.

Clare Short's decision to step down as secretary for International Development followed a fresh controversy over her missing a critical House of Commons(search) vote last week on the government's new hospitals policy..."

more (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,86603,00.html)

Now, I haven't been here long enough to know what any of you guys' political views are, but I am glad she quit! :up:

PhinPhan1227
05-12-2003, 12:34 PM
I'd be willing to bet that "quit" in this situation was one of those circumstances where the constituency said, you can quit, or we can fire you.

honey
05-12-2003, 12:49 PM
Well, kind of like a bunch of those Hollywood types who said they'd move out of the country if President Bush were elected (and they didn't), or that Jenine Garafalo or however she spells her name, said she'd bring roses to President Bush if the war ended quickly with few casualties. :( What a bunch of pansies. :D

PhinPhan1227
05-12-2003, 01:50 PM
Lol...I know some people who were willing to buy Alec Baldwin a plane ticket.

honey
05-12-2003, 01:57 PM
:rofl: I'll gladly chip in, too! :D

WharfRat
05-12-2003, 09:43 PM
:lol: ... and we should have made Sean Penn STAY there....

WharfRat
05-12-2003, 09:44 PM
BTW ...welcome to FinHeaven Honey! Glad to see another BFZer here!

baccarat
05-12-2003, 10:56 PM
Originally posted by WharfRat
BTW ...welcome to FinHeaven Honey! Glad to see another BFZer here!

BFZ? :confused: Que?

WharfRat
05-13-2003, 10:03 PM
BFZ = Bills Fan Zone.... Honey is a regular there...

honey
05-13-2003, 10:16 PM
Hey, wharfie! Good to see you, too! :)