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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-07-06 03:36 PM
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19. The 25th Amendment does not specify a time delay or a process that could promote one
And as such the Speaker of the House was actually the President at that moment in time. Haig was not only incorrect, but a total idiot at the time. You are not correct to infer that practically no one understands the 25th Amendment - I find its stipulations quite clear and I am no mental giant. But even if you were right it would not excuse Haig for having been so ignorant of the stipulations of the Constitution and of the Presidential Succession Act of 1947. I can forgive the folks down at the local bar if they do not have an immediate grasp of these distinctions but none of them has so far accepted a position as Secretary of State.

By his behavior Haig showed that he is a total jackass, just like his hero Saint Ronnie of Reagan and all the rest of his cronies and their followers.
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  -Who will be the President pro-tem of the Senate? CTyankee  Dec-07-06 07:42 AM   #0 
  - I imagine Robert Byrd.  terrya   Dec-07-06 07:43 AM   #1 
  - That is the 'custom'. Wikipedia:  trof   Dec-07-06 07:46 AM   #3 
  - Robert Byrd.  longship   Dec-07-06 07:43 AM   #2 
  - Leaders and Committee Chair List  Laura PackYourBags   Dec-07-06 07:51 AM   #4 
  - Your spouse is correct, Byrd will be third in the presidential line of succession  Lasher   Dec-07-06 09:42 AM   #5 
  - Actually.......  suston96   Dec-07-06 10:44 AM   #8 
  - I think in the scenario you speak of, the Chief of Staff would be in charge  Hippo_Tron   Dec-07-06 11:03 AM   #9 
  - The ranking cabinet member......  suston96   Dec-07-06 02:04 PM   #13 
     - Yea, I realize you were talking about chain of command  Hippo_Tron   Dec-07-06 03:50 PM   #20 
        - See my other reply....  suston96   Dec-07-06 04:23 PM   #22 
           - I'm fully aware of the situation  Hippo_Tron   Dec-07-06 05:42 PM   #23 
  - But he DIDN'T leave out "constitutionally" so it's a moot point.  Kingshakabobo   Dec-07-06 11:14 AM   #11 
  - Close but no cigar  Lasher   Dec-07-06 02:01 PM   #12 
     - As I said, Constitutionally.....  suston96   Dec-07-06 02:49 PM   #14 
        - The 25th Amendment does not specify a time delay or a process that could promote one  Lasher   Dec-07-06 03:36 PM   #19 
           - Uh, there is a problem....  suston96   Dec-07-06 04:13 PM   #21 
              - There's nothing legally that says the Secretary of State was the ranking officer in the White House  Hippo_Tron   Dec-07-06 05:49 PM   #25 
                 - Ranking member in the Executive present....  suston96   Dec-07-06 06:31 PM   #26 
  - Excellent information. You know your stuff and I thank you  CTyankee   Dec-07-06 03:03 PM   #15 
     - Aw shucks, wadn't nothin'  Lasher   Dec-07-06 03:15 PM   #17 
        - Yep. I read Hip. Great stuff.  CTyankee   Dec-07-06 03:31 PM   #18 
           - That rumor's been going around in one form or another for awhile now  Lasher   Dec-08-06 12:47 AM   #30 
  - Oh, brother  HamdenRice   Dec-07-06 09:45 AM   #6 
  - Good thread over there.  Lasher   Dec-07-06 10:16 AM   #7 
  - She would be first in line but she would not assume the office of the Vice Presidency  Hippo_Tron   Dec-07-06 11:06 AM   #10 
     - Absolutely correct Hippo, thanks for the correction  Lasher   Dec-07-06 03:10 PM   #16 
  - I'm Not Sure Why You Are Acting So Smug When You're Not In The Right.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Dec-07-06 08:40 PM   #29 
     - Thank you for your support  CTyankee   Dec-08-06 07:29 AM   #31 
     - It would take a catastrophe for this to be relevant  HamdenRice   Dec-08-06 07:43 AM   #32 
        - Please Directly Answer This Question:  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Dec-08-06 04:26 PM   #33 
  - Your spuse correct about the line of succession  Jack Rabbit   Dec-07-06 05:48 PM   #24 
     - Well, this seems to be a problem. Why have it if we have a  CTyankee   Dec-07-06 07:32 PM   #27 
        - The Speaker of the House has never succeeded to the presidency (yet)  Jack Rabbit   Dec-07-06 08:34 PM   #28 
 

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