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NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:31 AM
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SUPREME COURT VACANCY: President defends Gonzales
WASHINGTON -- President Bush on Wednesday defended potential Supreme Court nominee Alberto Gonzales, under attack from conservatives, as White House officials reached out to Democrats. The party's top senator said the attorney general was qualified but would not necessarily get "an easy way through" confirmation.

Even before Justice Sandra Day O'Connor announced her plans to retire, some conservatives had begun warning Bush about selecting Gonzales, the former White House counsel. They objected to his record on abortion and affirmative action.

Liberals have expressed reservations about Gonzales' decisions on treatment of detainees, death penalty cases and executive privilege. At a news conference during his European trip, Bush defended Gonzales, a friend since the president's time as Texas governor.

"I don't like it when a friend gets criticized. I'm loyal to my friends," Bush told reporters in Copenhagen, Denmark. "All of a sudden this fellow, who is a good public servant and a really fine person, is under fire. And so, do I like it? No, I don't like it, at all."

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pansypoo53219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:05 AM
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1. would he like some cheese
for his whine?
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Voltaire99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:05 PM
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2. The torture justice!
Perhaps if he's appointed, Gonzales will pull a Rehnquist and design his own robe.

Something like this, perhaps?

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