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Stingo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:38 AM
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Bushs Incompetence Already Lasting Longer than his Term
Was Chief Justice John G. Roberts fumbling of the oath of office the first Republican sabotage of the Obama Administration? Im sure the tin foil hats will read it that way, but I read it as symbolic of the continuing incompetence of Bush appointees. It means little in fact, but far more in symbol. Roberts isnt leaving office, after all.

http://allspinzone.com/wp/2009/01/21/bushs-incompetence...
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MrModerate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:39 AM
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1. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar . . .
Roberts went up on his lines, throwing Obama's cadence off. No biggee. Roberts is odious, but he's not incompetent.
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Stingo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:44 AM
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2. Correct that it is no big deal
except that symbolically Roberts shows that the Brownie-like Bush Appointments are going to haunt the USA for a long, long time.
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MrModerate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:51 AM
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4. It's not the Brownies I'm worried about . . .
It's the smart guys (like Roberts). Talk about your sleeper cells!
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Brazenly Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:50 AM
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3. I agree
Flubbing your lines at the big moment is something everyone worries about for a reason - it can happen to anyone. It's not a sign of intelligence or ability. Even great actors, who memorize and deliver lines for a living, blow it here and there. That's why there are so many "blooper reels."

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Stingo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:55 AM
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5. Roberts blooped on Obama
Seems disrespectful when put that way.
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Brazenly Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:17 AM
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7. Roberts blew his lines at his big moment
So you're now switching your argument from incompetence to deliberate disrespect? It's no longer a matter of lingering incompetence but rather one of malicious sabotage? Please. I am no admirer of Roberts, but this flailing about for justification to condemn seems rather, well, Bushian.

He was swearing in the President of the United States. The whole world was watching. It had to be a nerve-wracking moment. Roberts is obviously not too stupid to say 35 words in the proper order. Nor is he stupid enough to think deliberately getting it wrong as a sign of disrespect would look worse for President Obama than it did for him.

Look, I don't mind complaining about trivial things from time to time. I do it myself and so do most people who say they do mind it. But even trivial complaints should be about something real.
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:04 AM
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6. I Wouldn't Put Money on Roberts' Staying
He may retire sooner than he thinks. And maybe not even voluntarily!

I think he knows the jig is up, and that's why he bobbled the oath-taking.
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grannie4peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:20 AM
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8. how can we be rid of him? i thought his appointment was for life
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:23 AM
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10. Impeachment and Conviction
Get Congress to do its job.
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OnyxCollie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:02 AM
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11. That's funny! nt
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Stingo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:29 AM
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9. Roberts will not resign
unless he has money troubles, and there's little indication of that.
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:54 AM
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12. Some legal scholar (Turley?) is already suggesting that Obama might not even be President yet!!!!
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 10:55 AM by butlerd
technically, anyway.

:wtf:
He actually suggested that the oath should be re-administered. Um........ok. :eyes:

Maybe this will be the "birthers'" next great cause? :crazy:
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Stingo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:00 PM
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14. Guaranteed
They will probably wrap it in a conspiracy, too. Not sure how that would work, but I'd predict it.
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:54 AM
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13. We all make mistakes
and I'm willing to give Roberts the benefit of the doubt.

After all, his mistake doesn't change things. Obama is still the president.

I'd have been nervous enough to actually throw up, never mind administer the Oath...

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paparush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:02 PM
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15. Heckuva job, Roberts...
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Stingo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:18 PM
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16. There you go.
Someone was bound to come up with that line.
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