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liberalitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:04 AM
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Soooo.... Did anyone NOT think that * would nominate a RW ideologue?
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:12 AM
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1. No and we shouldn't be surprised.
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 10:13 AM by zanne
I said goodbye to the constitution when Bush was re-"elected".
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bunny planet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:18 AM
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2. This is his version of a moderate justice, just wait and see what kind of
fundaholic he nominates to fill Renquists position. That will be the one to filibuster, or the one we can more realistically filibuster. I predict this Edith Jones (is that her first name) will be the next nominee. Saving the wingiest of wingnuts for the really BIG distraction from Treasongate, just in case Roberts isn't enough distraction right now. Really wingy, wingnut waiting in the wings.
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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:20 AM
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3. Wascally Wabbit!!
"Wingy wingnut waiting in the wings" --I agwee.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:30 AM
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4. Agreed
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:34 AM
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5. My thoughts exactly.
Not sure why so many people are running around having fits. We knew he'd come up with a wingnut; we just didn't know which one. Yes; his record should be reviewed closely, and his feet held to the fire during the hearings -- but this nomination shouldn't shock or surpose anyone. I'd have been shocked if he'd nominated a moderate.
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MoonRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:43 AM
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6. I always figured he would.
From what I'm hearing and reading, Roberts is far from the worst choice * could have made.
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longship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:48 AM
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7. Nope,
I figured he'd be a male caucasion wing-nut. I thought it would be Ted Olson, but this Roberts guy is about the same, a rapture right lunatic if I ever saw one.
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liberalitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:46 PM
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8. What 's ABA rating?
does anyone know?
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:25 PM
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11. As I understand, the WH no longer relies on ABA for ratings...
They now only get their info from the Federalist Society
<<snip>>
At the urging of the White House Counsel's office (staffed with at least 4 members of the society and others affiliated with it), inauguration-fresh George W. Bush announced that the White House would no longer continue the practice of submitting names to the ABA Committee for review. The man who delivered the bad news to the ABA? Alberto Gonzales, White House Counsel with ties to the Federalist Society.
<<snip>>
http://nerofiddled.blogspot.com/2005/07/madison-was-oka...

<<snip>>
Bush announces he is ending the American Bar Association's (ABA) half-century role in vetting nominees for federal judgeships. White House Counsel Al Gonzales notified ABA president Martha Barnett in writing, saying, "In our view, granting any single group such a preferential, quasi-official role in the nomination process would be unfair to the other groups that also have strong interests in judicial selection. It would be particularly inappropriate, in our view, to grant preferential, quasi-official role to a group, such as the ABA, that takes public positions on divisive political, legal and social issues that come before the courts." Shortly thereafter, the Administration grants that preferential, quasi-official role to the fringe right wing Federalist Society, headed by Ed Meese.
<<snip>>
http://www.politicalstrategy.org/ammokeyword/ammokeywor...

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longship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:33 PM
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12. So, no ABA rating, CC rating instead!
:puke:
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Marnieworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:50 PM
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9. I just assumed that he would nominate Mario Cuomo
Big shocker. :sarcasm:
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realFedUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:00 PM
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10. Of course not, but the point is that if we roll over for this one
who clearly wants to erode the right to decide
one's own health and financial future, who
is a lawyer who doesn't believe in the legal
process due prisoners of the U.S., who sees
religion and state mixed as an ok thing etc.

who could be worse on most issues Americans
care about? Someone uglier, blacker, browner,
female?

Just because this guy has the Stepford package,
look behind the facade...he is the worst and
they only get uglier after Rehnquist dies.
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WMliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:23 PM
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13. and the followup, did anyone expect the pink tutus in the senate
would do anything but roll over?
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