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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:25 AM
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Barney & Miss Beazely "helped" pick Roberts
Wednesday, 07/20/05
http://tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/200507...

Roberts' stories about upbringing impressed Bush

By NEDRA PICKLER
Associated Press


WASHINGTON President Bush's search for a Supreme Court nominee began with a list of 11 names. It ended after John G. Roberts sat down with Bush and the first family's two dogs and impressed the president with the story of his rise to prominence from small-town Indiana.

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In the end he chose Roberts, a federal appeals court judge who grew up in Long Beach, Ind., working summers in the same steel mill where his father was an electrical engineer and serving as high school class president and captain of the football team. After graduating with honors from Harvard both in undergraduate and law school he clerked for William Rehnquist when he was an associate justice on the Supreme Court and later worked as a prominent lawyer and judge in Washington.

"I reviewed the credentials of many well-qualified men and women. I met personally with a number of potential nominees," Bush said as he announced his choice last night. "In my meetings with Judge Roberts, I have been deeply impressed. He's a man of extraordinary accomplishment and ability. He has a good heart."

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White House insiders referred to it as the "evergreen list" because names were added and removed as Bush consulted with more than 70 members of the Senate and others. Bush chose five people he didn't know very well for private meetings at the White House last Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Roberts' hourlong interview was Friday in the sitting area of the executive residence, with Bush's two Scottish terriers, Barney and Miss Beazley, at their feet. Bush asked questions about his professional experience, his family and his upbringing.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:28 AM
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1. I lived a few miles away from him..Long Beach is a pricey area
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 02:33 AM by SoCalDem





www.elook.org/city/ cities/LongBeach_Indiana.html




http://www.city-data.com/city/Long-Beach-Indiana.html


Long Beach compared to Indiana state average:
Median household income above state average.
Median house value significantly above state average.
Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
Median age significantly above state average.
Renting percentage significantly below state average.
Length of stay since moving in above state average.
Number of rooms per house above state average.
House age above state average.
Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:33 AM
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2. I read somewhere tonight that his net worth is somewhere north of . . .
$3.5 million . . . a true representative of the common folk, no? . . . :sarcasm:
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vard28 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:46 AM
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3. Gee, Barney and...
...Miss Beazely? :wtf: Well, shit! If two dogs who sound like they were named after a hollowed-out dinosaur and the little old lady doll of Buffy from the show "Family Affair" approve, how COULD anyone argue?

With THAT endorsement, he should be rushed right over to the special SCOTUS store for a new robe fitting. Hey! We should demand that he get a new leather chair too!



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