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Tue Oct 23, 2012, 02:12 AM

Sandra Day O'Connor courts S.F. audience

Source: sf chron

Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, smiled as she told the story of her first job as an attorney to a San Francisco audience Monday.

It was just down the road in San Mateo, where she started her career finagling an unpaid position as a San Mateo County public attorney - a job she landed after 40 all-male Bay Area law firms rejected her despite her top-of-the-class Stanford University law degree.

All the county attorney offices and desks were taken.

"So I put my desk in with the secretary," she said. "And you know what? I loved my job."

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Sandra-Day-O-Connor-courts-S-F-audience-3972678.php



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Ms O'Connor: Could it be that some of those non-voters, whom you feel qualified to lecture, felt disenfranchised by your court's conspiracy to commit a Presidential Coup? You must admit that the nullification of one's sacred vote, by a politically biased court, could possibly contribute to voter apathy. Thank you for your service to Mr. Bush.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 02:17 AM

1. Stomach.turning.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 02:29 AM

2. Sorry I don't have respect for felonious five.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 03:03 AM

3. Sandra O'Connor's personal story is compelling.

Her politics are ghastly.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 05:55 AM

4. "Bush, Gore?" she said with a chuckle. "Does that ring a bell?"

she acts like it's a joke - does she KNOW how many people DIED because of that decision? SHE CAN ROT IN HELL.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 09:34 AM

11. Amen!

She should burn in hell for her part.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 03:59 PM

12. Her legacy is permanently tainted by the twisted logic in the Bush v. Gore decision

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 06:00 AM

5. Ms O'Connor is nothing more than a stupid RepubliCON tool.

She betrayed the Constitution of the United States, she betrayed her oath of office, she betrayed her country and she betrayed every man, woman and child in the US. Her vote to select the bushes for President in 2000 was an irrational, unfounded by law or precedent political decision. As a justice she should be ashamed of herself. As a woman she is stupid.

I have no more respect for her than I have for the justices who started the Civil War with their Dred Scott decision.

They deserve ridicule and scorn not a speaking tour.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 06:13 AM

6. Words of wisdom . . . from Mrs 5-4.

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While she declined to predict the outcome of the presidential election, she decried the lack of participation in the political process by those who can vote but don't.

"Somehow they persuade themselves it doesn't matter," she said. "I hope every young person here will participate the minute they're eligible."


Well, isn't that special, Mrs. 5-4? Maybe . . . Mrs. 5-4 . . . that they would not be so apathetic if the 2000 election, which had a clear winner but that clear winner was ultimately reversed by power players in Florida and a little help from YOUR Supreme Court, turned out differently. An outcome like a highly partisan SCOTUS NOT interfering in the recount of a STATE run election, perhaps . . . Mrs. 5-4?

Oh well, all water under the bridge, right, Mrs. 5-4? What's a couple of recessions, millions of job losses, 1 million dead world citizens, the destruction of sovereign nations that never did anything to America, a shot American image, an America divided worse than any time in 150 years, the almost complete halting of American progress, the acceleration of wealth transferral from the middle/working/poor to the extraordinarily wealthy, the wholesale killing of the environment and the handing of the nation's keys to Corporate America between friends, RIGHT?

Here's some Brillo pads, scrub the blood off your hands. Hope you can sleep well at night . . . Mrs. 5-4.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 06:23 AM

7. Sandra Day O

 

She'll always be the fifth vote to approve the Bush Crime Family theft of the country leading to the While Bush Slept attacks on the United States, two entirely unnecessary wars one of them a clear criminal act, massive death and plunder by the oligarcshs, etc. Sandra "Oh, if Gore won I can't retire" is damned by history already. I hope she realizes that nothing will erase the bad name she made for herself before she dies.

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Response to Anthony McCarthy (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 04:03 PM

13. She did it so she could RETIRE??

She shoved the entire country down the trash chute so she could RETIRE??!!



I hope she enjoys a quiet, fulfilling retirement.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:28 AM

15. Hey, small price to pay for HER happiness . . . right?

On December 12, 2000, The Wall Street Journal reported that O'Connor was reluctant to retire with a Democrat in the presidency:

At an Election Night party at the Washington, D.C. home of Mary Ann Stoessel, widow of former Ambassador Walter Stoessel, the justice's husband, John O'Connor, mentioned to others her desire to step down, according to three witnesses. But Mr. O'Connor said his wife would be reluctant to retire if a Democrat were in the White House and would choose her replacement. Justice O'Connor declined to comment.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 07:09 AM

8. Key 2000 players like her should not be able to leave their homes without being hounded. nt

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 08:17 AM

9. she can rot in hell.

she cast the deciding vote in Gore v bush and violated 200+ years of constitutional law by ruling moron* was president.

There is nothing good I could ever say about her and I hope only hardship haunts her to her last dying breath.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 08:32 AM

10. O'Connor had more allegience to the RepubliKKKan Party than to the Constitution

 

of the USA. That's her effing legacy.

Stanford can turn 'em out! O'Connor and Rehnquist, prize grads.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 05:35 PM

14. Well, that's a relief. I clicked on here expecting sycophantic genuflection.

Although Jeffrey Toobin (if memory serves) of CNN wrote a fascinating recent history of the Court and tracked her rulings as they swung further and further to the left, concluding that she developed a loathing for the Bushes during that time motivating the trajectory.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:48 AM

16. I remember what the nasty old thing said in 2000 when she handed america to a gang of thugs

any legacy she had was fully tarnished by her willing participation in the coup.

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