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December 16th, 2008
03:13 PM ET

Internet better than sex?

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FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

There's no denying that the internet has changed our lives. Information is just a click away and people get less sleep because they are logged on.

In fact, the internet is so popular that a lot of people prefer it to sex. Say what?

More than 2,000 adults were questioned in a survey by Harris Interactive. 46 percent of women said they'd rather give up sex for two weeks than give up internet access. Men, apparently, prefer sex a little more, only 30 percent were willing to practice abstinence versus losing their internet access.

But it's not just about sex - although without that hook we probably wouldn't have done this story. TV is loosing ground too... respondents said they'd be willing to give up two weeks of TV over one week of Internet use.

The survey was commissioned by microchip maker Intel to gauge America's reliance on the Internet. 87 percent of those questioned said the Internet saves them money - which could make the world wide web even more popular since we're in the midst of a recession and everyone is looking to save money any way they can.

Here’s my question to you: Which would you be willing to give up for two weeks: sex or the Internet?

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Filed under: Internet
December 16th, 2008
02:15 PM ET

Caroline Kennedy qualifications for Senate?

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

Caroline Kennedy says she wants Hillary Clinton's Senate seat. Her resume is long on politics and short on public office. She hasn't had a full time job in years and has never held an elected office.

Last week New York Representative Gary Ackerman, a Democrat, said Kennedy's only qualification was name recognition. In a radio interview he said she is no more qualified than Jennifer Lopez to be a Senator.

According to the New York Times, Kennedy worked 3 days a week as director of strategic partnerships for the New York City schools for just under two years.

Other than that, most of her time has been spent on boards for various non-profits, which has included raising millions of dollars for some causes.

But the usually private 51-year-old daughter of the late President Kennedy feels this has prepared her for the job and she has asked New York's Governor David Paterson to appoint her.

Critics have been quick to note her lack of experience but friends and family are coming out too saying her behind the scenes work over the years is exactly what has prepared her for this job.

Here’s my question to you: What qualifies Caroline Kennedy to suddenly become a member of the U.S. Senate?

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Filed under: Democrats • Government
December 16th, 2008
01:00 PM ET

Blagojevich scandal: Illinois moving quick enough?

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

We're now entering the second week since Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was arrested by FBI agents who arrived at his home to take him into custody. Released on $4,500 bail, Blagojevich is charged with practicing pay for play politics including trying to sell President-elect Obama's vacant Senate seat. The evidence against him includes numerous federal wiretaps of his home and office.

Everyone from local leaders to the President-elect have called for Blagojevich to resign but he hasn't done so or given any indication he intends to. On the contrary, with an arrogance that is breathtaking, he goes to work each day as though nothing has happened. And pretty much nothing has happened.

An Illinois House panel met today to decide whether or not to impeach the Governor. But they adjourned almost as quickly as they convened and said they'll meet again on Wednesday when the Governor's lawyer can attend.

Even if impeachment goes forward, it could take weeks or months.

Yesterday the Illinois House of Representatives delayed revoking Blagojevich's power to name a replacement for Barack Obama's Senate seat. No explanation - they just didn't do it.

Here’s my question to you: Is Illinois moving quickly enough to deal with the Gov. Blagojevich scandal?

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