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SueEllen's political party

Discussion in 'DALLAS ON TNT DISCUSSION FORUM' started by kristin_shepard, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. kristin_shepard

    kristin_shepard Well-Known Member

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    Without political discourse and insults flying, does anyone know if SE will be running for governor on the (R), (D) or (I) ticket. I wonder if this is addressed. I think the Ewing's would tend to be more conservative and possibly SE may be that way. Then again, SE may be a (D). What do you think?
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    I'd like to think of Sue Ellen as a Republican. The Ewings have a history of voting Republican, backing Republican candidates, supporting Republican causes (ex. big business). Also, I think Texas will be portrayed as a Republican strong hold.
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    Was it stated which party Bobby and Donna (and Dave Culver) represented? I recently rewatched those episodes but I can't remember it being made clear.
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    Personally she seems more like a Democrat, but because she is supporting John Ross with big buisiness/Ewing Oil that would tend to be Republican.
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    My friend and I were discussing this after I posted this. I think the Ewings were definately conservatives but I am tending to think SE may be on a conservative ticket as well. At first I thought....(D). But then you mentioned the point that she is an ally to John Ross and this made me tend to think she may be running on the R ticket. But then again she may be (I).
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    Sorry the little yellow symbol was supposed to be an "I" for independent
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    I thought Donna and her stepson Dave leaned more on the Democratic side (another thing J.R. didn't like about her lol). Donna was very progressive in her politics.
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    I HOPE she's a Democrat, but it's unlikely!
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    you would think they would make Sue Ellen a Democrat to be more liked by the audience. JR.,Jock etc..were always republicans.
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    In the early seasons, Donna said that her late husband Sam Culver rejected liberal/conservative labels. But, yes, Donna seemed like a progressive.

    Dave Culver was a Democrat, because I think Sue Ellen once made a comment about Ewing money not usually flowing in that direction.

    Later, in Donna's last season, there's an exchange between Bobby and Donna that also imples they're Republicans.

    I could see Sue Ellen running as a Democrat just to irk ol' JR.
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    And have her run against a 'Ewing-backed' (as in J.R., maybe Bobby) Republican candiate. It could be a bloodbath. lol
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    Always saw The Ewings as being Republicans and Donna a Democrat along with dull Senator Dowling.
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    Just because J.R. was a GOP doesnt mean Sue Ellen is. I always felt Jock was a GOP and Ellie was a Liberal based on the Takapa situation and her love of the land and preservation.
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    and it is ironice that IRL Larry Hagman is a Democrat and Susan Howard is a republican
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    Republican.
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    See..I dont think so..They will want to make Sue Ellen as sympathetic as possible to balance J.R.
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    In season 1 - Runaway, Sue Ellen said she voted opposite her husband, and she did support Dave Culver for a while. So she could be Democrat.

    IRL, Larry Hagman is/was a member of the Peace and Freedom Party since the 1960s, but votes Democrat.
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    Dont think he was a Bush fan! lol theres a very long thread on that a few years back!!

    Always wondered where BBG stood on politics

    Perhaps had left wing tendencies in the 50s - Elia Kazan and all that and being blacklisted for political beliefs but nothing was ever documented and he didnt name her in his testimony, but her group of NY friends were leaning to the left

    Always saw BBG as being Green - like Miss Ellie didnt like Building / devts and a bit of an environmentalist/conservationist and animal lover

    Howard Keel once said in a interview on radio 2 that BBG was a NY actress who was very into things and causes!
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    If they are going to follow the Sue Ellen politician angle it would be a great way to bring Donna back into the show.
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    Yeah, I'm pretty sure BBG was a leftist. If she got named in the '50s, Kazan doesn't appear to be the one who named her (and they worked together on CAT a couple of years later).

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