History Fridge / MrSmithGoesToWashington

13th Jan '15 1:20:43 AM CaptEquinox
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** Perhaps to make it look like an attempt at VillainWithGoodPublicity?

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** Perhaps to make it look like an attempt at VillainWithGoodPublicity?VillainWithGoodPublicity?
* Jeff is crazy about American history and civics. How come he doesn't know more about the workings of the Senate or how a bill is introduced?
8th Nov '14 1:59:06 PM maxwellsilver
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* If Smith was really a crook who owned the land around Willett Creek, as Taylor's character assassination alleged, then he would have had no good reason to oppose the bill put forward by the corrupt senators in favor of his own bill-- either way he would be the one to get the money!

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* If Smith was really a crook who owned the land around Willett Creek, as Taylor's character assassination alleged, then he would have had no good reason to oppose the bill put forward by the corrupt senators in favor of his own bill-- either way he would be the one to get the money!money!
** Perhaps to make it look like an attempt at VillainWithGoodPublicity?
24th Jul '14 9:57:53 PM Cally
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** Unlikely. The damn location was probably close by Smith's home since he expresses great familiarity with it and they are clearly getting along fine, with electricity for that matter. While The Boys Camp being in the same place as the dam was what got his attention in the first place, Smith opposes the damn because from his own research earlier he knew the area did not need the dam at all. That's why he was totally baffled that they would build one there in the first place since, "There are other areas in the state that really need the water!" Building the dam there would have deprived an actual needy location of the money needed for a dam.

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** Unlikely. The damn dam location was probably close by Smith's home since he expresses great familiarity with it and they are clearly getting along fine, with electricity for that matter. While The Boys Camp being in the same place as the dam was what got his attention in the first place, Smith opposes the damn dam because from his own research earlier he knew the area did not need the dam at all. That's why he was totally baffled that they would build one there in the first place since, "There are other areas in the state that really need the water!" Building the dam there would have deprived an actual needy location of the money needed for a dam.
1st Mar '14 3:12:03 PM Jeduthun
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** Unlikely. The damn location was probably close by Smith's home since he expresses great familiarity with it and they are clearly getting along fine, with electricity for that matter. While The Boys Camp being in the same place as the dam was what got his attention in the first place, Smith opposes the damn because from his own research earlier he knew the area did not need the damn at all. That's why he was totally baffled that they would build one there in the first place since, "There are other areas in the state that really need the water!" Building the dam there would have deprived an actual needy location of the money needed for a dam.

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** Unlikely. The damn location was probably close by Smith's home since he expresses great familiarity with it and they are clearly getting along fine, with electricity for that matter. While The Boys Camp being in the same place as the dam was what got his attention in the first place, Smith opposes the damn because from his own research earlier he knew the area did not need the damn dam at all. That's why he was totally baffled that they would build one there in the first place since, "There are other areas in the state that really need the water!" Building the dam there would have deprived an actual needy location of the money needed for a dam.




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** There would be an investigation into his death and as a result a lot of facts would come out about the dam. Recall that in the beginning, Taylor told Paine that he wanted the bill to go through without any fuss so that people would not ask probing questions about it-- those would be the exact same questions that would come up with a dramatic death hanging over the bill. Taylor's machine would probably try to spin it as Smith's crooked actions driving his honorable friend to suicide, but most likely Smith would be vindicated in the end, just after several months rather than immediately.



** He had the children who would benefit from the camp donate so he could buy the land outright. By Taylor giving Smith the land, it would make Smith look like a crook, since he wouldn't need to raise funds to buy it, and would thus be "pocketing the nickels of school children."

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** He had the children who would benefit from the camp donate so he could buy the land outright. By Taylor giving Smith the land, it would make Smith look like a crook, since he wouldn't need to raise funds to buy it, and would thus be "pocketing the nickels of school children.""
* If Smith was really a crook who owned the land around Willett Creek, as Taylor's character assassination alleged, then he would have had no good reason to oppose the bill put forward by the corrupt senators in favor of his own bill-- either way he would be the one to get the money!
26th Jun '13 6:32:06 PM 45xxx
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* So, at the end, when Smith collapses, Pain tries to commit suicide by shooting himself, only to have the gun wrestled away from him. In response, he announces that everything Smith said was right, vindicating him. Now, what would've happened if he was ''successful'' in his suicide attempt?
29th Apr '13 12:55:02 PM Parable
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* Unlikely. The damn location was probably close by Smith's home since he expresses great familiarity with it and they are clearly getting along fine, with electricity for that matter. While The Boys Camp being in the same place as the dam was what got his attention in the first place, Smith opposes the damn because from his own research earlier he knew the area did not need the damn at all. That's why he was totally baffled that they would build one there in the first place since, "There are other areas in the state that really need the water!" Building the dam there would have deprived an actual needy location of the money needed for a dam.

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* ** Unlikely. The damn location was probably close by Smith's home since he expresses great familiarity with it and they are clearly getting along fine, with electricity for that matter. While The Boys Camp being in the same place as the dam was what got his attention in the first place, Smith opposes the damn because from his own research earlier he knew the area did not need the damn at all. That's why he was totally baffled that they would build one there in the first place since, "There are other areas in the state that really need the water!" Building the dam there would have deprived an actual needy location of the money needed for a dam.
29th Apr '13 12:54:19 PM Parable
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* Unlikely. The damn location was probably close by Smith's home since he expresses great familiarity with it and they are clearly getting along fine, with electricity for that matter. While The Boys Camp being in the same place as the dam was what got his attention in the first place, Smith opposes the damn because from his own research earlier he knew the area did not need the damn at all. That's why he was totally baffled that they would build one there in the first place since, "There are other areas in the state that really need the water!" Building the dam there would have deprived an actual needy location of the money needed for a dam.
7th Feb '13 4:06:43 PM maxwellsilver
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The project itself was legitimate, and WOULD have created jobs, irrigation and given electricity to people who probably never had electricity in their lives.

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The project itself was legitimate, and WOULD have created jobs, irrigation and given electricity to people who probably never had electricity in their lives.
lives. So by stopping the bill, Smith denied his constituants a hydroelectric dam that would have improved their lives, and alienated them from the Senate.
7th Feb '13 3:00:28 PM maxwellsilver
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** Presumably he would have gotten some kind of large kickback for helping to build the dam.

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** Presumably he would have gotten some kind of large kickback for helping to build the dam.dam.
** He had the children who would benefit from the camp donate so he could buy the land outright. By Taylor giving Smith the land, it would make Smith look like a crook, since he wouldn't need to raise funds to buy it, and would thus be "pocketing the nickels of school children."
26th Dec '12 1:33:56 AM maxwellsilver
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This project WOULD have created jobs, irrigation and given electricity to people who probably never had electricity in their lives.

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This The project itself was legitimate, and WOULD have created jobs, irrigation and given electricity to people who probably never had electricity in their lives.
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