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Old 10-11-2001, 10:17 PM
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This popular politician has been in his current office for the last eight years. Comparing him to any other counterpart would be like comparing apples to oranges.
(The question was posted 10/01/2001)

Another clue ... HE wears glasses.
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Old 10-11-2001, 10:41 PM
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Alan Greenspan?
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Old 10-11-2001, 10:55 PM
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It's not Greenspan. He was appointed to his current position by Reagan in 1987. It's not really a political post, either.

The politican's names is obviously a play on words - something fruit-related. I'd guess Mac Thornberry (R-TX), congressman for the 13th district of Texas. He was first elected in 1992. He doesn't wear glasses in his official picture, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything.
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Old 10-11-2001, 10:58 PM
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You do know that cross-posting is frowned upon?
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Old 10-11-2001, 11:03 PM
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I do now

Some slack for the rookie? I thought I may have posted in the wrong board ... I saw someone else get a wrist slap for that.
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Old 10-11-2001, 11:23 PM
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Barney Frank?
He's a fruit.....
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Old 10-11-2001, 11:37 PM
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schplebordnik, you're a jerk. Did you miss the sign at the door about fighting ignorance? Insulting gay people is pretty damn ignorant.
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Old 10-12-2001, 12:13 AM
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Based on the question, I'd guess the answer is a fictional politician, not a real one.

How long has "Spin City" been on the air? Maybe it's Barry Bostwick, who's been "mayor" of New York City the whole time.
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Old 10-12-2001, 12:43 PM
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Barney Frank?
He's a fruit.....
Your comment is not appropriate to this forum. Don't make that mistake again.

rustymaize: Cross-posting is against the rules. I have closed your Cafe Society thread.

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Old 10-12-2001, 12:53 PM
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Well, this thread is off to a good start...

Anyway, could you re-phrase the riddle? Is there more you are not telling us?
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Old 10-12-2001, 03:56 PM
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Yes, rustymaize. In your Cafe Society thread you mentioned a photo of part of the man's face. Could you provide the link to the question and the image?
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Old 10-12-2001, 04:29 PM
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One other name comes to mind. "Apples and oranges" could refer to the Big Apple, New York. It might be Rudy Giuliani.
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Old 10-12-2001, 04:33 PM
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Damn astorian. It's so obvious! Nice work.
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Old 10-12-2001, 05:05 PM
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One other name comes to mind. "Apples and oranges" could refer to the Big Apple, New York. It might be Rudy Giuliani.
Don't think I've ever seen Giuliani wear glasses.
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Old 10-12-2001, 07:52 PM
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Don't think I've ever seen Giuliani wear glasses.
He absolutely does.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/om/html/2001a/adoption.html
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Old 10-12-2001, 08:25 PM
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That's absolutely it

That is most definitely the ear. Lobal attachment matches perfectly. Thin, dark frame on the glasses.

I would post the link to the picture here, but then you might all submit your answers and steal my prize. Then again, the competition for a free hearing aid is probably pretty light.

I'm from NY ... can't believe I didn't think of that one. I was stuck on the names. Any proof that he's been in office over 8 years? I've done a little bit of searching, but not much. It seems like a lifetime, and it must be the max for mayor since he's about to be replaced ... so I definitely wouldn't doubt it.

Thanks astorian
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Old 10-12-2001, 10:30 PM
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Rusty- now that I think of it, Rudy Giuliani has been in office almost exactly 8 years. In fact, that's why he has to leave office. New York City has a term limits law that restricts a mayor to 2 terms in office.

He was elected in 1993, replacing David Dinkins.
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