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Montauk6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:20 AM
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Poll question: No matter what, Sens. Biden and Leahy will end up supporting Roberts

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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kevsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:34 AM
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1. Maybe yes, maybe no.
If they do, can we get rid of them once and for all? How many senators lost their jobs after voting for Clarence Thomas? I can make a case that Alan Dixon was arguably at least one.
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seriousstan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:44 AM
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2. So you are claiming one?
I bet they will take their chances. One? The evidence against doing it is underwhelming.
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kevsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:56 AM
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3. At least one.
I'm asking how many. As in, who else? I'm sure there were more, but this is the one I know about, because it was here in Illinois.
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Montauk6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:08 AM
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4. Dixon or Simpson?
I remember Alan Simpson being one of the Judys at that time, also wasn't he an (R)?
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kevsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:04 PM
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6. Simpson was an R,
although perhaps occasionally moderate, and Dixon was a D, although occasionally conservative. Dixon was Illinois, and the largest vote getter in the history of the state at the time. He'd never lost an election, but after the Thomas vote, he lost a three way primary to Carol Mosely Braun. Was Simpson Wyoming?
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OrangeCountyDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:11 AM
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5. Investigation & Hearings Are Key
If they can dig anything up on him, or his prior involvements, and then somehow damage his credibility during the hearings, then there might be a chance. If they find out little more than they know at this point, and he comes out looking like a wonderful guy in September, then it's trouble.

The rove machine will try to put this guy in a great light for the next few weeks, talking about how much he's done, etc., while avoiding the negatives.

It's up to the press corps to keep the questions on the Treason that was committed in '03, and not give the administration to opportunity to change the subject to how "perfect" this Roberts candidate is.
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eauclaireliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:08 PM
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7. RE: "No matter what, Sens. Biden and Leahy will end up supporting Roberts"
Too bad dem polis don't read these boards: They might actually get a line on what their "constituents" are angry about.

Dumbasses. They are as accountable as the repub "lawmakers."
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