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quaoar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 07:01 PM
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Bush Replaces Outspoken Civil Rights Chair
http://www.newsday.com/news/politics/wire/sns-ap-bush-c...

By TERENCE HUNT
AP White House Correspondent

December 6, 2004, 7:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON -- President Bush on Monday moved to replace Mary Frances Berry, the outspoken chairwoman of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission who has argued with every president since Jimmy Carter appointed her to the panel a quarter century ago.

But Berry balked at leaving now, arguing through a spokesman that she and vice chairman Cruz Reynoso, who also is being replaced, have terms that run until midnight Jan. 21, 2005. The White House maintained that their six-year terms expired Sunday and that Berry and Reynoso had been replaced.

The eight-member panel investigates civil rights complaints and publicizes its findings. It has no enforcement power. Four years ago, Berry and the commission were heavily critical of Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for his administration's handling of the disputed presidential election won by his brother.

The newly named commissioners are Gerald A. Reynolds, former assistant secretary for the office of civil rights in the Education Department, and attorney Ashley L. Taylor of Richmond, Va. Bush intends to designate Reynolds the commission chairman, succeeding Berry, and to name Abigail Thernstrom, already a commission member, as vice chairperson.
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 07:07 PM
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1. The Bush Crime Family doesn't care about the civil rights of
anyone, so it's a bit much to think they would protect those of minorities. :puke:
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beanball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 08:26 PM
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2. The chairmans
chair is empty,Mr.Pretzeldent thats just the chair for Alan"Unka Thom"Keys.
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RedCheckShirt Donating Member (52 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 09:11 PM
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4. "Alan"Unka Thom"Keys"
The civa rights sitiation is mighty fine, suh!
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eleonora Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 09:09 PM
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3. What nazi officer is replacing her?
:puke:

One less dissent voice around...
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 02:43 AM
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5. kick
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proudbluestater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 03:56 AM
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6. Gotta love Shrub
"The newly named commissioners are Gerald A. Reynolds, former assistant secretary for the office of civil rights in the Education Department, and attorney Ashley L. Taylor of Richmond, Va. Bush intends to designate Reynolds the commission chairman."

Not every time, but most times, he manages to let go of somebody halfway decent and replace them with someone much wores. In this case, that is true.

Reynolds is cut from the same cloth as Clarence Thomas. Has no use for affirmative action.
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