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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-27-07 09:59 AM
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Senior admin. officials: Chertoff likely to get nod
Source: CNN

Chertoff is likely to be nominated to succeed Gonzales.

WASHINGTON (CNN) President Bush will likely nominate Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to replace Alberto Gonzales as Attorney General, senior administration officials told CNN Monday.

Chertoff, 53, previously sat on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which handles appeals from New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania and the Virgin Islands.

Before becoming a judge, he was assistant attorney general in the Department of Justice's criminal division from 2001 to 2003.

Chertoff received his law degree from Harvard University and was a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice William H. Brennan Jr. in 1979 and 1980. He first stepped into a prosecutorial role as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York from 1983 to 1987.

Read more: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2007/08/27/senior-... /
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-27-07 10:03 AM
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1. and he's certainly done so WELL with homeland security
Once a HACK, always a HACK.

The Senate had better stop ass kissing and find someone NOT in the White House's hip pocket. F*CK CHERTOFF.
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natrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-27-07 10:08 AM
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3. figures they use the creepiest of the thugs
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-27-07 10:09 AM
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5. Amen!
:argh:
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-27-07 10:08 AM
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2. If so, I doubt seriously that he will be confirmed! nt
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natrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-27-07 10:09 AM
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6. please after alioto and roberts this congress will confirm yosemete sam
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-27-07 11:26 AM
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16. ....
:rofl:
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-27-07 12:44 PM
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21. while complaining that they really wanted to confirm
betty boop or the road runner.

I have || that much trust in the integrity and backbone of our congressional leaders at this time. and even that is too large to show my true feelings.
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-27-07 02:11 PM
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25. No, they stopped just short of confirming Yosemite Sam. It was close, though.
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PianoBlack Donating Member (104 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-27-07 10:08 AM
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4. I knew I had a bad feeling about this....
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ecdab Donating Member (834 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-27-07 10:14 AM
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7. Chertoff is unacceptable.
Chertoff was special counsel for the Senate Whitewater Committee studying allegations against the Clintons. he was the co-author of the USA PATRIOT Act. He did a very poor job with New Orleans after and before Katrina. He is a political insider for the Bush administration.

I hope people here at DU will call their Senators and let them know that Chertoff is not acceptable as the next AG.

His name is being floated out their to take the temperature of the nation and the Senate. Let's let them know that we are cold to such an idea - very cold.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-27-07 10:26 AM
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8. I can't even believe they have the gall to mention his name for anything..
Let along Gonzo's replacement for AG. Unbelievable. :eyes:
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-27-07 10:28 AM
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9. Just curious here...
What reason should Senators give for not confirming Chertoff? (besides the fact that he's a Bush toady and we all hate him?)

I mean really, when you look at it, he's already the head of the second largest cabinet-level agency in the U.S., and he actually has more experience than the Dungeonmaster when he started.

Don't get me wrong, I think he should be shot out of the water during confirmation hearings, but Senators voting against him need to have a reason besides 'partisan politics', because that's how a no vote is going to be painted.
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ecdab Donating Member (834 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-27-07 10:41 AM
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11. Easy,
they paint him as an incompetent because of Katrina and paint him as a Bush insider that can not bring credibility to the politicized justice department. He gives them a platform to talk about how the DoJ has become a political arm of the RNC and how no Bush insider can change that. The GOP will stand up and talk about him as a non-partisan but that is just fiction. Plus it is easy to take some of the more unconstitutional sections of the US PATRIOT Act and throw them at his feet and ask how the co-author of that document could be allowed to be the next AG.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-27-07 12:20 PM
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19. Yes, thanks.
I'd forgotten about this memo

http://www.realcities.com/multimedia/nationalchannel/ne...

which expresses Chertoff's confidence in "heck'uva job" Brownie's leadership as Katrina was making landfall.
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BushLiesDaily Donating Member (40 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-27-07 11:32 AM
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18. I feel uncomfortable with
Edited on Mon Aug-27-07 11:32 AM by BushLiesDaily
a person who holds dual-citizenship with another country.

Ok, more than uncomfortable. It stinks and this appointment should not be allowed.

(on edit - spelling).

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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-27-07 12:23 PM
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20. He does not hold dual-citizenship.
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redirish28 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-27-07 10:38 AM
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10. I feel a recess appointment happening.
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ecdab Donating Member (834 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-27-07 10:43 AM
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12. Gonzo is there until the 17th of September,
from what I understand, so if Bush wants to recess appoint somebody, he will need to wait for a bit.
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-27-07 10:49 AM
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13. So then Justice Dept is now under DHS. (Includes SS). nt
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-27-07 11:30 AM
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17. Was it supposed to be any other way? nt
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-27-07 10:49 AM
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14. Swell, Bush's ratings will remain in the toilet.
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-27-07 11:10 AM
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15. One thing that can be said for Chertoff
He has guts. His guts talk to him. They give him information about coming terrorist attacks.

My guts talk to me, too. They usually scold me for eating too much spice. But they don't tell me about Osama's plans.
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happygoluckytoyou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-27-07 12:45 PM
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22. woohoo.... back to the fields for AG.... new house slave reporting for duty
There are many good things to say about Chertoff.... BUT ONLY NEOCONS WILL SAY THEM !!!

To the remaining population he sux
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Tempest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-27-07 01:49 PM
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23. And Reid takes it up the ass from Bush once again
Chertoff is going to be a recess appointment, breaking an agreement Reid made with Bush.

I think I'm going to take a powder in 2008 and sit it out. I can't support any Democrat at this point.
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-27-07 01:56 PM
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24. WHAT senior administration officials?
Are there any left? The source must have been Cheney himself!

:crazy:
rocknation
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