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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:53 AM
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Bush Wants Roberts in Place by Next Term
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-515419...

Bush Wants Roberts in Place by Next Term

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush on Wednesday pressured lawmakers to get Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts in place by the start of the high court's next term as the Senate began a confirmation battle that both sides expect to center on abortion.

``I urge the Senate to rise to the occasion, provide a fair and civil process and to have Judge Roberts in place before the next court sessions begins on October the third,'' Bush said during a visit to the port of Baltimore to tout his homeland security efforts.

Before he took a helicopter ride to Maryland, Bush and his nominee had breakfast at the White House. Then Roberts headed to Capitol Hill for meetings with leaders in the Senate, which will decide whether he will replace retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

``We will push the process forward,'' Bush said earlier, appearing with Roberts at his side on steps outside the Oval Office.

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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:55 AM
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1. He's said that all along, and I'm sure O'Connor wants that too.
I think there's enough time for Senate hearings to be held and a vote to confirm or deny by Oct. 1st.
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Cassandra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:57 AM
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2. However, O'Connor said...
she would stay on until there is a replacement, so there is no "open seat" pressure on the Democrats.
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:33 AM
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10. Of course, but if you believe the reason she retired, she doesn't
want to leave her husband and come back to Wash. in Oct. either.
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:57 AM
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3. Request denied.
Filibuster will continue through November of 2006 where Roberts is unceremoinously dumped by Republicans because they can't break the cloture as it's increased one by one, and they suddenly lost a huge majority, and find themselve in a very serious minority where they don't have the votes to sustain a filibuster.

Hawkeye-X
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:58 AM
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4. how about, just once in your miserable
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 10:58 AM by xxqqqzme
narcissistic life, you focus on something larger and more important that ME! ME! ME! rat bastard. Have I mentioned lately how much.......
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:59 AM
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5. There's people in hell who want ice water, too....
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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:01 AM
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6. The world wants Bush in prison by Next Term
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:09 AM
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7. Typical entitlement mentality of the rich kid
Ever notice how this guy acts like an overindulged little child whenever he doesn't get what he wants.

He should shut his mouth. He can appoint whoever he wants, but now it is in the hands of the Senate.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:12 AM
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9. I believe "petulant" is the word you were looking for?
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:11 AM
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8. And I want * out of the WH on October the third ...
if not sooner.
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alkaline9 Donating Member (586 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:40 AM
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11. MY reply to shrubs request...
"I urge the Senate to rise to the occasion, provide a fair and civil process and to have President Bush impeached before the next court sessions begins on October the third"
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youspeakmylanguage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:46 AM
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12. Gonzo doesn't look so bad now, does he? (n/t)
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