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OnyxCollie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-01-09 08:01 PM
Response to Reply #34
40. I didn't say that.
Edited on Fri May-01-09 08:04 PM by OnyxCollie
I explained why she was appointed, not why she was rejected.

Being a lawyer made the appointment a little less ridiculous than say, deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz being named president of the World Bank.
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  -What about Dennis Kucinich for the SCOTUS position? Kansas Wyatt  May-01-09 07:12 PM   #0 
  - He's not homosexual.  bigwillq   May-01-09 07:13 PM   #1 
  - In all fairness...  Kansas Wyatt   May-01-09 07:30 PM   #10 
     - My post was supposed to be sort of comical  bigwillq   May-01-09 07:32 PM   #11 
  - One teeny tiny problem  Pierre.Suave   May-01-09 07:13 PM   #2 
  - During the last eight years...  Kansas Wyatt   May-01-09 07:17 PM   #4 
  - Knowing that labor laws are unfair is not remotely the same  Occam Bandage   May-01-09 07:42 PM   #18 
     - See post #22  Kansas Wyatt   May-01-09 07:48 PM   #26 
        - It's kind of sad you think that's worth linking to. nt  Occam Bandage   May-01-09 07:50 PM   #29 
           - Yes it's true. Dennis does not have the superior knowledge, experience, or skill....  Kansas Wyatt   May-01-09 07:57 PM   #37 
              - Yes.  Occam Bandage   May-01-09 08:06 PM   #43 
                 - My ultimate point was...  Kansas Wyatt   May-01-09 08:14 PM   #48 
                    - Sure. But we can get a progressive who actually has a con law background. nt  Occam Bandage   May-02-09 12:07 AM   #58 
                       - One that will stand up and beat back the conservative oppression?  Kansas Wyatt   May-02-09 07:54 AM   #64 
  - "Because the Constitution does not set any qualifications for service as a Justice, the President"  Hissyspit   May-01-09 07:18 PM   #5 
  - Did you think the Harriet Miers appointment was smart? That she was qualified?  Occam Bandage   May-01-09 07:40 PM   #14 
     - I was just pointing out a fact about the Constitution.  Hissyspit   May-01-09 07:45 PM   #21 
     - It's true the Constitution doesn't demand it, but that's not why it's important.  Occam Bandage   May-01-09 07:47 PM   #24 
     - I concur.  Hissyspit   May-01-09 07:49 PM   #28 
     - The Constitution doesn't state a lot of things specifically, but these are implicitly understood and  ProSense   May-01-09 07:57 PM   #36 
     - She was appointed as a fail-safe CYA for bushco.  OnyxCollie   May-01-09 07:51 PM   #30 
        - And her appointment became a joke because it became obvious  Occam Bandage   May-01-09 07:54 PM   #34 
           - I didn't say that.  OnyxCollie   May-01-09 08:01 PM   #40 
              - OK. So we can agree that she was rejected  Occam Bandage   May-01-09 08:08 PM   #47 
                 - Yup.  OnyxCollie   May-01-09 08:19 PM   #52 
  - You don't have to be a lawyer to become a judge  sabrina 1   May-01-09 07:20 PM   #8 
  - Indeed. Some of the absolute worst have been lawyers.  TahitiNut   May-01-09 07:43 PM   #19 
  - that's not a requirement for the job  Stinky The Clown   May-01-09 07:41 PM   #17 
  - A high-school education is not technically a requirement to be President.  Occam Bandage   May-01-09 07:46 PM   #23 
     - Actually no schooling is required - just a natural born citizen and a certain age  stray cat   May-01-09 07:53 PM   #33 
        - Yep. You don't need to go to school to be President.  Occam Bandage   May-01-09 07:57 PM   #35 
  - "One teeny tiny problem"  -..__...   May-01-09 07:48 PM   #25 
     - I sure hope you are joking...  Pierre.Suave   May-01-09 08:43 PM   #56 
  - We'd have to get him a booster seat for the bench.  Arkana   May-01-09 07:13 PM   #3 
  - He'd never do it.  Danger Mouse   May-01-09 07:19 PM   #6 
  - no, we need a Department of Peace  G_j   May-01-09 08:15 PM   #49 
  - Will. Not. Happen.  WeDidIt   May-01-09 07:19 PM   #7 
  - I'd be happy with that.  flvegan   May-01-09 07:20 PM   #9 
  - Eeek!! Too liberal!! Too liberal!!  Tierra_y_Libertad   May-01-09 07:38 PM   #12 
  - As if there was such a thing in Congress, huh?  TahitiNut   May-01-09 07:40 PM   #15 
     - Much to the dismay of the apologists for the "liberals" of political convenience.  Tierra_y_Libertad   May-01-09 08:17 PM   #50 
  - Other than his complete lack of knowledge, training, or experience with con law, great idea!  Occam Bandage   May-01-09 07:39 PM   #13 
  - That's what law clerks are for.  TahitiNut   May-01-09 07:41 PM   #16 
  - "Who cares if he doesn't know how to fly a 747? That's what the manual is for."  Occam Bandage   May-01-09 07:43 PM   #20 
  - Who was it that got the Patriot Act right?  Kansas Wyatt   May-01-09 07:45 PM   #22 
     - Completely unrelated.  Occam Bandage   May-01-09 07:49 PM   #27 
     - Well it is so nice to know that Progressives have the bar set higher...  Kansas Wyatt   May-01-09 07:53 PM   #32 
        - Two things are important about anyone in Washington:  Occam Bandage   May-01-09 08:00 PM   #38 
           - How many questions does Clarence ask?  Kansas Wyatt   May-01-09 08:05 PM   #42 
              - Yep. He's a pretty bad justice, all right. No vision.  Occam Bandage   May-01-09 08:07 PM   #46 
                 - A true progressive on the SCOTUS.  Kansas Wyatt   May-01-09 08:22 PM   #53 
                    - I'd rather have a "true progressive" who also knew what he was doing when it came to con law.  Occam Bandage   May-02-09 12:08 AM   #59 
     - Russ Feingold of course - along with a few others  stray cat   May-01-09 07:52 PM   #31 
        - If Russ wasn't so valuable in the Senate, I would definitely agree  Hippo_Tron   May-02-09 04:03 AM   #62 
  - He is too old, 63 this year. Someone in their 40's or early 50's tops  jbnow   May-01-09 08:00 PM   #39 
  - That's a reason I can concede on.  Kansas Wyatt   May-01-09 08:07 PM   #45 
  - I would prefer a woman since there is only one currently on the court.  WI_DEM   May-01-09 08:02 PM   #41 
  - Not qualified for the job...  MazeRat7   May-01-09 08:06 PM   #44 
  - the hearings would Rock !! nt  G_j   May-01-09 08:18 PM   #51 
  - Yes, they would. But not for the reason you think they would. nt  Occam Bandage   May-02-09 12:10 AM   #60 
  - dumbest idea i have ever heard...sorry...  dionysus   May-01-09 08:34 PM   #54 
  - What about Ralph Nader? Don't make me laugh.  Alexander   May-01-09 08:35 PM   #55 
  - Dennis Knows....He knows that the politicians are raping the USA..  lib2DaBone   May-01-09 08:51 PM   #57 
  - oh god no  Joe the Revelator   May-02-09 12:20 AM   #61 
  - So the supreme court can remain 8 males and 1 female?  Liberal_in_LA   May-02-09 04:07 AM   #63 
  - One less vote for the right things in the House.  mmonk   May-02-09 08:01 AM   #65 
  - He's honest and has a good sense of fairness.  rucky   May-02-09 08:03 AM   #66 

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