Senator Jerry Moran Removes Himself As A PROTECT IP Co-Sponsor

from the good-for-him dept

As the march to pass PROTECT IP has continued, Senator Patrick Leahy has been able to bring on board some additional Senators as "sponsors" of the bill. However, at least one may be having second thoughts. SD points us to the news that Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas came on as a sponsor on June 23rd... but then withdrew his sponsorship four days later on the 27th. I have no idea if this was an error or if Senator Moran realized that this bill had serious problems. I have a request in to the Senator's office for more info and will update this post once we know more.


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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 6th, 2011 @ 1:00pm

    Mike, have you put in for a comment with tha flithy crook we call our senator here in VT? I'd like to hear his reasoning on this, I'm betting it has something to do with his massive campaign contributions from the RIAA and MPAA.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 6th, 2011 @ 1:25pm

    I know I emailed Moran asking him to oppose the bill, and got an actual non form letter back thanking me for my input and saying he'd heard from a number of his other constituents on the subject of this bill recently too, so it may be a senator actually listening to the voters who elected him.

     

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    Dan (profile), Jul 6th, 2011 @ 1:28pm

    Just mailed Durbin...

    I just sent an e-mail off to Dick Durbin (D-IL) announcing my displeasure with his name being on the co-sponsor list.

     

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    btrussell (profile), Jul 6th, 2011 @ 1:48pm

    Re: Just mailed Durbin...

    If only we could get all the dicks removed from the list.

     

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    Kaden (profile), Jul 6th, 2011 @ 1:58pm

    I guess the cheque didn't clear.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 6th, 2011 @ 2:02pm

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    Did he say he was going to vote against it?

     

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    Dark Helmet (profile), Jul 6th, 2011 @ 2:21pm

    Re: Re: Just mailed Durbin...

    For purely non-selfish reasons, let's start w/all the IL politicians and work our way outward....

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 6th, 2011 @ 2:22pm

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    it may be a senator actually listening to the voters who elected him

    That's a shoe in for the funniest comment this week.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 6th, 2011 @ 2:49pm

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    Amen to a fellow Vermonter! (there really are not that many of us :). )

    satisfying to know that i'm not the only one up here sickened by our senior senator devoting so much energy to defending the major hollywood studios based over in burlington!

    keep up the good fight!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 6th, 2011 @ 4:06pm

    He got a brain!

     

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    Greevar (profile), Jul 6th, 2011 @ 5:14pm

    He might be smarter than the average senator.

    Maybe he's not such a moran after all?

     

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    Jay (profile), Jul 6th, 2011 @ 7:29pm

    Re: He might be smarter than the average senator.

    *groans and facepalms*

     

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