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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-05 10:48 AM
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Bush predicts Supreme Court confirmation for Miers("She'll be confirmed.")
Edited on Fri Oct-07-05 10:52 AM by sabra

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/judicial/2005-1...

Bush predicts Supreme Court confirmation for Miers

WASHINGTON (AP) President Bush predicted Friday that Harriet Miers will be confirmed to the Supreme Court despite grumbling from conservatives that has led a few to call for the president to withdraw her nomination.

Asked he if would rule out ever seeing Miers' name withdrawn, Bush did not answer directly substituting instead words of confidence about her confirmation process. "She is going to be on the bench," he said. "She'll be confirmed."

Miers and her supporters are working the phones and knocking on doors to rally conservatives who argue that Bush has reneged on his promise to name justices with proven records as strong conservative.

Because the 60-year-old Miers spent her career in private practice and as a member of Bush's White House staff, conservatives outside the nation's capital have little to hang their hopes on except the president's word that she would be a justice in the mold of Antonin Scalia or Clarence Thomas.

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ewagner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-05 10:49 AM
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1. It's called
whistling past the graveyard!
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serryjw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-05 10:52 AM
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2. Are there NOT 5 thugs
with balls?
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-05 10:52 AM
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3. So do I
all this Repub BS is just that BS.
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sybylla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-05 10:54 AM
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4. So he thinks the BS he whispered in Dobson's ears will change things?
He must be drinking if he thinks she is any more popular with conservatives now than she was a week ago.
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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-05 10:59 AM
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6. here's what the "conservatives" are saying:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

excerpt:

"Let me make this clear: I didn't want a fight," wrote conservative columnist and activist Maggie Gallagher. "What I wanted from President Bush was a nominee about whom, win or lose, we could all be proud. Instead, turning to His Girl Harriet, President Bush for once thought small. And that means, on this one President Bush is already a loser."

And with reliable conservatives openly rebelling against the nomination of Miers to the U.S. Supreme Court, it's becoming clear that the president has lost much of that political capital that was so handy one year ago. Conservative columnist George Will wrote in The Washington Post that "it is not important that she be confirmed. Second, it might be very important that she not be."

Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.), the former majority leader, said Wednesday: "I don't just automatically salute or take a deep bow anytime a nominee is sent up, I have to find out who these people are, and right now, I'm not satisfied with what I know."

...more...
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-05 12:27 PM
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17. A republican doesn't automatically salute? BS...they have zero courage
about stepping out of line.
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calico1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-05 10:57 AM
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5. God spoke to him and told him
Miers would be confirmed! :rofl:
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Richard D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-05 11:08 AM
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8. ya beat me too it!
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Dhalgren Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-05 11:02 AM
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7. The only one who can save the Republicans from themselves
Edited on Fri Oct-07-05 11:03 AM by Dhalgren
now is Arlen Specter. If he kills her nomination in committee, the other Repugs can duck the issue. If it goes to the Senate for a vote, then the Thugs have to either prove, once and for all, that they have no will of their own or likewise prove that they no longer trust Bush's judgment. So, it all hangs (I think) around Specter's neck...
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sybylla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-05 12:03 PM
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15. I hadn't even considered that possibility
My impression of Specter is that he's just the guy to do it.

Definitely time to get out the :popcorn:
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-05 11:12 AM
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9. Well shoot! Why do we even HAVE a Senate?
Bush knows all, governs all. Let's just abolish all these other messy impediments to his wise and benevolent rule, and submit to his kind and loving ministrations.

Because you know that nobody in the Fourth Estate is going to make a stink about this.
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-05 11:27 AM
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14. okay
you're making me laugh and get a squeezy feeling in my stomach at the same time. I'm gonna have to move on. LOL!
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-05 01:00 PM
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19. I'm hoping that if we can get past all of this madness...
we hold the Fourth Estate ACCOUNTABLE for selling out the American people!

Peace.
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-05 11:15 AM
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10. Ummm George, better check with your own party on this one
Because they're heading for the lifeboats.
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nickgutierrez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-05 12:26 PM
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16. Between this and *'s veto on the anti-torture legislation...
...the cracks in the foundation of the GOP are beginning to come to the surface.
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-05 11:18 AM
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11. Well all right then! Move on. Nothing to see here. Good thing we have
such a decisive person in the WH who leads instead of waiting to see which way the wind is blowing!
:sarcasm:
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BurgherHoldtheLies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-05 11:19 AM
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12. Arlen Specter may stop her, but not for the fundie reasons...
Specter, despite some opinions of him on DU, would be appalled if Miers proves to be sub par during the hearings and will proceed to eviscerate her publicly as head of the judiciary committee.

He may provide a safe out for the efungelical wingnut Senators to vote 'no' but that would not be Specter's motive.
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-05 11:25 AM
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13. Now he's doing psychic predictions?
How well rounded of him.

Isn't it time these madmen are stopped from perpetuating more madness?

Miers on the Bench. Ya, right. I won't be surprised if she does get confirmed. We live in crazy times. But it won't be purty.
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-05 12:28 PM
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18. So what contracts has he issued to kneecap which legislators
and have they been warned yet?
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