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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:03 AM
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Poll question: What Are The Chances Of Bush* Withdrawing The Gonzales Nomination?
I see lots of folks recommending that Democrats filibuster the Gonzales nomination..


I empathize with you but would like to know the rationale behind your recommendation...


Filibusters are usually used to stop laws from being enacted and less frequently to force the president to withdraw nominations

Why would Bush withdraw the nomination?

Because Gonzales counseled circumventing the Geneva Convention


Bush* is the one he gave the counsel too!!!



Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:04 AM
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1. Snowball in hell.
n/t
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:04 AM
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2. Zero. No way.
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:07 AM
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4. Bush* Has A Paternalistic Interest In Bush And Rice...
I'm watching him now....


He's beaming like a new daddy as Condi Rice is speaking...
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:06 AM
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3. Absolutely zero
because that would be acknowledging a mistake. As we all know, the Chimperor never makes mistakes. A filibuster would be purely symbolic.
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semillama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:08 AM
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5. zero
Gonzales only has this torture and DUI thing. If he had a mistress, then maybe. or took bribes.

but torture is considered a moral value now by republicans, so he's in.
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aden_nak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:09 AM
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6. Jes. . . uh, sorry. George Bush does not make mistakes.
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:19 AM
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7. Permanent stain on * administration
Bush has, in effect, already said the winning the election means never having to say you're sorry. Therefore, the torture memo and the statements on the Geneva Convention were ratified by the election. I think Bush will pull this nomination only if he feels that pulling it (probably for some fake reason) will cost him much less than going forward.

I think he might pull it only if the Democrats (and possibly some Republicans) choose to really filibuster the nomination. If the media would decide that this issue is at least as important as Scot Peterson, his nomination would be dead almost instantly. I haven't seen any polls, but I doubt there is a majority of people for torture.
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:29 AM
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8. You Make Good Points...
"I think Bush will pull this nomination only if he feels that pulling it (probably for some fake reason) will cost him much less than going forward. "


Unfortunately we are not there that....


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WoodrowFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:32 AM
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9. I voted 100%
misread the question, meant to vote 0%. sorry
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signmike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:47 AM
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10. about the same as firing Rice. What Lola wants, Lola gets.
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captainslack Donating Member (66 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:50 AM
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11. Bush never admits making a mistake
Why start now?
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cenflrd Donating Member (16 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:22 AM
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12. never happen
I don't think we'll filibuster either. Dems will go on the record with 30 some "NO's" but Gonzalez will ultimately be confirmed.
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Poppyseedman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:59 AM
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13. About the same chance as DU turning into a pro Bush website
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