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119. I'd love to see it start with Patrick Leahy, telling the White House
"we'll move on ted olsen when YOU cough up all the papers, emails, staffers, and FORMER staffers who you're willfully withholding. You don't give us these things? Then you can forget about nominating ANYBODY for Attorney General. Make him do a recess appointment. Just gives us yet another talking point.

I SO ARDENTLY BELIEVE that if the Dems started showing some real BACKBONE, it would woo wavering everybodies. It would remove all naysayers' doubts about the Dems having any spine. They have VERY good reason to keep thinking that, though, because so far the Dems have not shown any. And it's a worthy question to ask: if the Dems can't stand up to bush and the republi-CONS, how do we know they can stand up to bin Laden? I think that's all they'd have to do to start moving the numbers toward our side, in droves. Just. Show. Some. GUTS.
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  -Sen. Harry Reid: "Ted Olson Will Not Be Confirmed" L. Coyote  Sep-12-07 03:16 PM   #0 
  - K&R  spanone   Sep-12-07 03:16 PM   #1 
  - This is going to be interesting. We shall see how many Dem  Disturbed   Sep-12-07 03:19 PM   #6 
     - they'll present olsen as a martyr since his wife died in 911...they are shameless  spanone   Sep-12-07 03:49 PM   #30 
     - Anyone else remember that picture of Olson holding hands with .....  Jack from Charlotte   Sep-12-07 04:41 PM   #48 
     - Lots of other spouses did too. I bet those widows and widowers  Ilsa   Sep-13-07 11:51 AM   #105 
     - He won't make it through Committee  cali   Sep-12-07 03:55 PM   #34 
     - You nailed it. Is this just another BIG distraction to divert discussion from Gonzo's crimes?  L. Coyote   Sep-12-07 04:05 PM   #36 
        - If it is, it's a piss poor one  cali   Sep-12-07 04:18 PM   #42 
     - I'm sure we can predict at least some of them now.  CTD   Sep-12-07 04:48 PM   #53 
        - CLINTON? SHE WAS THE ONLY "NO" vote when they all confirmed him for  The Count   Sep-12-07 07:01 PM   #65 
           - What the heck are you talking about??? WRONG  cali   Sep-12-07 08:35 PM   #78 
           - do you mean this vote?  cosmicdot   Sep-12-07 09:30 PM   #80 
  - Thank god!  Quakerfriend   Sep-12-07 03:17 PM   #2 
  - Thank you Harry.  mmonk   Sep-12-07 03:17 PM   #3 
  - UPDATE: Sen. Reid bows to White House pressure and says will allow vote.  burythehatchet   Sep-12-07 03:18 PM   #4 
  - Now you're just messing with my mind.  sfexpat2000   Sep-12-07 03:21 PM   #10 
  - I only write posts that come true two months into the future  burythehatchet   Sep-12-07 03:22 PM   #11 
     - I hear that!  sfexpat2000   Sep-12-07 03:25 PM   #15 
     - lol  Jacobin   Sep-12-07 06:29 PM   #60 
     - I hope you're wrong.  impeachdubya   Sep-12-07 08:22 PM   #77 
  - i HATE you.  BlooInBloo   Sep-12-07 04:42 PM   #49 
  - Bastard  jobycom   Sep-13-07 10:42 AM   #101 
  - Right, Harry  peaches2003   Sep-12-07 03:18 PM   #5 
  - quote please  sandnsea   Sep-12-07 03:20 PM   #9 
     - Scam?  mmonk   Sep-12-07 03:23 PM   #13 
     - What?  peaches2003   Sep-12-07 04:25 PM   #44 
        - Not by abandoning troops in the field  sandnsea   Sep-12-07 04:35 PM   #46 
  - Ok, we'll see.  Nutmegger   Sep-12-07 03:19 PM   #7 
  - I'll believe it when I see it. n/t  Akoto   Sep-12-07 03:20 PM   #8 
  - Sounds like Olson is in to me...  BeyondThePale   Sep-12-07 03:22 PM   #12 
  - We'll see... I know why I don't like  zidzi   Sep-12-07 03:25 PM   #14 
  - Olson was Solicitor General, also AAG in charge of OLC at DoJ, ALSO ran the Arkansas Project  L. Coyote   Sep-12-07 03:28 PM   #16 
     - Thank You! Oh, those pesky  zidzi   Sep-12-07 03:43 PM   #27 
     - And ofcourse, let no one EVER FORGET Ted Olsen's role in Bush v. Gore  Pachamama   Sep-12-07 04:09 PM   #38 
  - Olson has been married 4 times n/t  splat   Sep-12-07 03:29 PM   #17 
  - yes, another one of those wonderful republican serial adulterers.  KG   Sep-12-07 03:37 PM   #24 
  - His wife, the RW media personality, was killed on 9/11 onboard one of the jets.  L. Coyote   Sep-12-07 03:50 PM   #31 
  - Maybe.  tridim   Sep-12-07 03:52 PM   #32 
     - Her phone call is the subject of lots of conspiracy theory banter.  L. Coyote   Sep-12-07 04:00 PM   #35 
     - Was her phone call ever proven?  Pastiche423   Sep-12-07 04:24 PM   #43 
     - Is that the plane that  disndat   Sep-13-07 11:52 AM   #106 
  - So was my mom. Why does that matter? n/t  wlucinda   Sep-12-07 04:12 PM   #39 
     - Does she want to stop gays from marrying  redqueen   Sep-13-07 10:16 AM   #93 
  - i want to believe  MrCoffee   Sep-12-07 03:30 PM   #18 
  - the truth is out there  CatWoman   Sep-12-07 03:38 PM   #25 
  - I have to believe.  redqueen   Sep-13-07 10:18 AM   #94 
  - Didn't Harry say something about opposing the war a few months back?  jgraz   Sep-12-07 03:30 PM   #19 
  - Another moment when we dare to hope. I will believe it when I see it.  tom_paine   Sep-12-07 03:31 PM   #20 
  - Exactly what I was thinking!  Totally Committed   Sep-12-07 03:33 PM   #22 
     - I SO totally agree with your assessment, Totally Committed (n/t)!  Maat   Sep-13-07 10:19 AM   #95 
  - Chimpy loves a challenge from a Democrate.  bahrbearian   Sep-12-07 03:32 PM   #21 
  - If only Reid and Pelosi were able to back up their tough talk with action  BlueStater   Sep-12-07 03:34 PM   #23 
  - Harry is taunting the bully.  jean   Sep-12-07 03:38 PM   #26 
  - I've been away from the news all day. Was he nominated, or  JerseygirlCT   Sep-12-07 03:44 PM   #28 
  - He is just the balloon that never returns to earth! BEWARE distractions from IRAQ!  L. Coyote   Sep-12-07 03:47 PM   #29 
     - LOL, and thanks. nt  JerseygirlCT   Sep-12-07 03:53 PM   #33 
     - A regular Harriet Meiers  Felinity   Sep-13-07 09:06 AM   #86 
  - Mister Mouse never follows through on any of his little bee stings.  partylessinOhio   Sep-12-07 04:08 PM   #37 
  - they got to give olsen SOMETHING for killing his wife on 9-11  soothsayer   Sep-12-07 04:16 PM   #40 
  - they got to give olsen SOMETHING for killing his wife on 9-11  soothsayer   Sep-12-07 04:16 PM   #41 
  - Tacky and tasteless.  Bucky   Sep-12-07 04:37 PM   #47 
  - Hell yes! Finally stand up and stop this crap. Go Harry! nt  kansasblue   Sep-12-07 04:32 PM   #45 
  - I just hope this doesn't go the way of Nancy "who cares about subpoena power" Pelosi.  BlooInBloo   Sep-12-07 04:43 PM   #50 
  - That clinches it...  warren pease   Sep-12-07 04:46 PM   #51 
  - Either Olson is in or Worse.........  KoKo01   Sep-12-07 04:47 PM   #52 
  - Saying this before Busholini names the next AG  Disturbed   Sep-12-07 04:58 PM   #54 
  - Pretty much. I expect Reid will cave when they start waving Barbara Olson around.  Marr   Sep-12-07 04:58 PM   #55 
     - I hate to say this...but Reid does have tendancy to Speak Out forcefull & then cave in.  KoKo01   Sep-12-07 05:00 PM   #56 
        - He doesn't really need votes on this one, the judiciary committee can block  Hippo_Tron   Sep-12-07 05:03 PM   #57 
  - Harry always says stuff like this right before  BareNakedLiberal   Sep-12-07 06:14 PM   #58 
  - It's not up to Harry. It's up to Pat and  cali   Sep-12-07 06:27 PM   #59 
     - Absolutely correct. That's why it seems a distraction at best.  L. Coyote   Sep-12-07 06:32 PM   #61 
        - Leahey said there will be no AG until the DOJ matter has been  Disturbed   Sep-12-07 06:39 PM   #63 
           - I suspect there will not be another AG under Bush. Either Bush resigns, is impeached,  L. Coyote   Sep-13-07 08:55 AM   #84 
  - Good. But be on guard for recess appointments!  mvd   Sep-12-07 06:39 PM   #62 
  - My thoughts exactly.  EOO   Sep-12-07 06:45 PM   #64 
  - Except that he did not when the opportunity was just there.  L. Coyote   Sep-12-07 07:21 PM   #66 
     - Reid and the psycho made a deal. If Reid agreed to confirm some of the Judicial nominees after the  in_cog_ni_to   Sep-12-07 08:06 PM   #72 
        - oh god--if that's true--sell us out again harry so you can look good  orleans   Sep-13-07 04:18 AM   #82 
        - See post #114  in_cog_ni_to   Sep-13-07 03:38 PM   #115 
        - Easy to spit out. Back that up if you can.  L. Coyote   Sep-13-07 10:11 AM   #90 
           - ya go...spit, spit, spit:  in_cog_ni_to   Sep-13-07 03:37 PM   #114 
              - Hearsay, not? = according to Roll Call's Erin P. Billings, not Reid  L. Coyote   Sep-13-07 07:11 PM   #117 
                 - now news reports are hearsay? Since when? Do you know for a FACT a deal wasn't made? n/t  in_cog_ni_to   Sep-13-07 08:52 PM   #120 
  - Maybe Reid will hold his quickie pro forma sessions like he planned to do over the August break?  in_cog_ni_to   Sep-12-07 08:03 PM   #71 
     - I remembered that  mvd   Sep-12-07 09:18 PM   #79 
  - Sounds like it's a done deal, then. nt  rateyes   Sep-12-07 07:30 PM   #67 
  - How many times has he actually followed through  Prisoner_Number_Six   Sep-12-07 07:32 PM   #68 
  - Hey now.  sofa king   Sep-12-07 08:03 PM   #70 
     - *YAWN*  Prisoner_Number_Six   Sep-12-07 10:26 PM   #81 
        - How was that accidentally?  redqueen   Sep-13-07 10:22 AM   #96 
  - FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!  in_cog_ni_to   Sep-12-07 07:59 PM   #69 
  - Yeah - Right. . .  Bullwinkle925   Sep-12-07 08:19 PM   #73 
  - Ted Olsen's "Hell to Pay" Wife and His Vote Stealing at the Supreme Court.  David Zephyr   Sep-12-07 08:19 PM   #74 
  - You mean "Toad" Olson?  impeachdubya   Sep-12-07 08:21 PM   #75 
  - good move  bigtree   Sep-12-07 08:21 PM   #76 
  - Are the blue dogs on a leash this time?  Vidar   Sep-13-07 05:17 AM   #83 
  - It doesn't matter. This isn't up to them.  cali   Sep-13-07 10:00 AM   #88 
     - Hearings are an opportunity ...  BearSquirrel2   Sep-13-07 11:49 AM   #104 
     - Hope you're right.  Vidar   Sep-14-07 04:40 AM   #121 
  - Why not just send Bush a list of acceptable candidates.  Sentinel Chicken   Sep-13-07 08:59 AM   #85 
  - Send him the short list...  niceypoo   Sep-13-07 09:55 AM   #87 
  - they'll cave once the '911 widower' card has been drawn..  frylock   Sep-13-07 10:09 AM   #89 
  - No they won't . It. Will. Never. Get. To. The. Floor.  cali   Sep-13-07 10:24 AM   #98 
  - Sure, they can celebrate her with some of her quotes...  niceypoo   Sep-13-07 10:27 AM   #99 
  - Right on! I'm gonna call and thank him!  redqueen   Sep-13-07 10:13 AM   #91 
  - I hope that Harry means it.  Maat   Sep-13-07 10:15 AM   #92 
  - "...unless we have a vacation coming and in that case, we'll make a deal."  jackstraw45   Sep-13-07 10:23 AM   #97 
  - oh, they can't be serious!  tigereye   Sep-13-07 10:33 AM   #100 
  - That's practically ordering Bush to nominate Olson  jobycom   Sep-13-07 10:46 AM   #102 
  - if Ted Olsen gets in with Democrats help it only shows  lovuian   Sep-13-07 10:49 AM   #103 
  - If you think Olsen's going to get in  cali   Sep-13-07 01:13 PM   #108 
  - WHAT??? Ted "My wife called collect from a phone on the plane" Olson??? WTF?? n/t  Mzztakable   Sep-13-07 01:10 PM   #107 
  - What is he gonna do about it?  shaniqua6392   Sep-13-07 01:25 PM   #109 
  - I'll believe it when I see it  MsMagnificent   Sep-13-07 01:39 PM   #110 
  - sure he won't!!!  Mrspeeker   Sep-13-07 03:24 PM   #111 
  - He'd be worse than Gonzo.  Hubert Flottz   Sep-13-07 03:27 PM   #112 
  - Go Harry!!!!! We will not forget this pledge - better deliver. . . . . . n/t  DrDan   Sep-13-07 03:28 PM   #113 
  - If by chance Olson does get confirmed  depakid   Sep-13-07 03:43 PM   #116 
  - It really has nothing to do with Harry  cali   Sep-13-07 07:16 PM   #118 
  - I'd love to see it start with Patrick Leahy, telling the White House  calimary   Sep-13-07 07:55 PM   #119 
     - He's said it repeatedly  cali   Sep-14-07 05:02 AM   #122 
     - "We'll start investigating Olson's USA firings and Arkansas Project crimes after...."  L. Coyote   Sep-15-07 12:41 PM   #123 

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