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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:17 PM
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Check Out This AP Stenographer's Version of the Roberts Pick >
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 12:36 PM by Stephanie


I don't think she even bothered to edit the WH press release. Do you believe any of this? Love how she can even quote what Bush said at dinner!


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http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050720/ap...

Bush Took Dinner Break to Offer Nomination
By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer 42 minutes ago
WASHINGTON -

President Bush had just sat down for lunch with Australia's prime minister when he had to step away to make the telephone call that would end his search for a Supreme Court justice.

Returning to the table, Bush told John Howard, "I just offered the job to a great, smart 50-year-old lawyer who has agreed to serve on the bench." Thus it was that the prime minister, his wife, Janette, and Laura Bush were the first beyond a small circle of White House advisers to learn the president had decided on his candidate appeals court judge John G. Roberts.

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"He likes to size people up himself, make his own judgment," Bartlett said. "And what he wanted to do is make sure the person matched the resume."

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From his original list of 11 names, Bush chose five people he didn't know very well for private meetings at the White House last Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Roberts' hour-long 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 him about his professional experience and personal questions, too, about his family and upbringing, then gave him a tour of his private quarters in the White House.

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After extensive consultation with White House Chief of Staff Andy Card and other advisers over the weekend, Bush decided Monday night that Roberts was his choice.

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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:20 PM
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1. Just sat down to lunch and HAD to step away to make the call?
How rude! He couldn't have done that before or after the lunch? Well, I guess this WH is rude to everyone...even white leaders of countries we like.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:22 PM
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3. It's all phony as hell
It's like that "Let freedom reign!" BS - pure crap.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:21 PM
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2. See, I'm quite sure Bush doesn't decide anything
Except what beverage he'd like.
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jean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:23 PM
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4. blech - how reassuring ' he likes to size people up, make his own
judgment.' He probably looked deep into Robert's eye, like he did with Putin, to make his assessment.

The resume was probably a page long, triple spaced, since he will not read. Way to go, making a lifetime appointment, with diminished capacity.
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:27 PM
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5. Can you imagine being interviewed for a job by Chimpy?
How could you keep a straight face while he's trying to be "boss-like?"

I wouldn't even hire the kid to walk a dog or dig out a car after a snowstorm, and he's interviewing people for the Supreme Court??? :wow:
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SeattleRob Donating Member (893 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:28 PM
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6. All Hail the Pickle!
She is the ultimate Bush stenographer.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:36 PM
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7. She's better than Gannon!
Well, her name is better.
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