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Should Congressman Trey Radel resign?

  1. Yes, now.
  2. No, it’s a personal issue.
  3. Maybe, give him some time to resolve his situation.
  4. He never should have been elected in the first place.
  5. Other.
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Nov-22-13 8:58 AM

If it is part of his alcohol problem he deserves a second chance, Everybody deserves a second chance.

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Nov-22-13 10:05 AM

Rep Radel was not roaming the streets looking for alcohol. Playing the alcohol card will appeal to the countless who have an alcohol problem as alcohol addiction is far more in vogue/accepted than cocaine addiction. Upon being busted for cocaine (after surely weighing the downside of bringing embarrassment to his wife, son, father, friends, and the 63% of SW FL but hitting the streets to buy cocaine anyway) goes to his lying, deceit, and worst of all denial of a COCAINE ADDICTION. If you have heart attack symptoms, do you check into the ER and ask for your colon to be examined? Second chance? Exercising this poor judgement and sitting down to vote on bombing Iran or sending Our Troops to Syria? Radel is not playing major league baseball. The man arrested makes decisions for us regarding OUR national security. With all due respect, he had his chance and thought himself to be above the law. RESIGN!

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Nov-22-13 12:55 PM

This man jumped to fast into the game of politics. Instead of running for a small office first he went to play with the big dogs I did not vote for him because of no experience and yes I vote conservative most of the time but Mr. Radel was not the choice we should of made and if he has a problem with drugs then he must fix it and drive on

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Nov-22-13 3:48 PM

I have a wondddderful idea to solve this nasty situation.

Since we the voters of Southwest Florida are such good problem solvers. All that needs to be done is change politicians to make the problem disappear.

First we ask politely of Congressman Trey Radel to come home (As he has.)and become the stand in for the Lee County Commissioner post. (Which he can't) Then we take Brian Bigelow who is also a financial backer of the illicit drug trade and send him to represent us in the House of Representatives for District 19. What is the the difference? THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE!

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Nov-23-13 7:13 PM

His big mistake......GETTING CAUGHT! Why not admit the truth?

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Nov-24-13 7:13 PM


I think you should run for office and then show "them"how to do it the right way. Game on.

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Nov-26-13 9:46 AM

First it is not a game. Second your are more than correct.

But alas, while not having the frailties of drugs or alcohol. I don't have the temperament to not use logic in solving problems as we have witnessed.

But since I know what you are striving to do and that is to shut me up. It is not going to happen.

It seems I have more than 50% who contacted for instance the GOP and pointed out their failure to ask for Radel's resignation. I'd say logic is telling them it makes all their representatives appear flawed. Lolita make a clear decision this Thanksgiving serve Turkey not Crow!

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Nov-26-13 5:35 PM

Switch: Your state your ability and expertise to use logic and reach decisions, is exactly what this area needs. Unfortunately for all of us, politics is a arena where by some come to really make a difference and others, well, they often stray, etc. Drugs and alcohol are serious addictions. Alcohol is a disease. They can be overcome, but with dedication and hard work. Some make it others do not, unfortunately. As for my decisions, they are always well thought out clear. Crow is much too difficult to digest for anyone. Use your talents...make them work here.

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