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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:57 AM
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Question: Roberts & Recount
I keep seeing people say Roberts was "part of the Bush recount team" or that he helped get Bush in the recount effort - but I can't find anything but that he donated some $$ to the recount campaign.

Help me out here - anyone have a source for this information?

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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:06 PM
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1. Judges dont make campaign contributions.. they Take Bribes.. from the
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 12:08 PM by sam sarrha
politicians... what trunip truck did you fall off of..
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realFedUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:53 PM
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5. He's only been a judge for two years
He's been a partisan hack for the Bushes for 20 years.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:11 PM
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2. I saw a post that said he gave $1000 for hte recount but I don't recall
if there was a source.
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:29 PM
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8. that's all I saw was
the contribution......

NOTHING about his being a lawyer for the recount or on the recount team or anything - other than people saying he was. No link. No story. Nothing.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:17 PM
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3. Jeffrey Toobin, "Too Close to Call"
I don't recall specifically what Roberts' part in the theft of Florida in 2000 was, but Toobin mentions him by name in his book about the debacle, "Too Close to Call." One of Bush's first federal court appellate appointments was to put Roberts on the DC Court of Appeals.

Some further digging is probably warranted, and I hope one or two Senators think to ask some rather pointed questions about Roberts, what his role in stealing the Florida vote might have been, and his current attitude is toward thwarting the will of the people under color of law.
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:50 PM
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4. Is Roberts In This Picture?
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:58 PM
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6. Don't know
I think Roberts' role would have been as an attorney, assisting James Baker in stealing Florida's electoral votes for Chimpy. The payback was clearly Roberts' appointment to the DC Circuit and now his nomination to the Supreme Court.
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maryallen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:22 PM
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7. "You scratch my back; I'll scratch yours?"
Payback -- for services rendered?

BIG TIME!
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:40 PM
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10. ahhhh....
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 01:47 PM by mzteris
thanks. Page 184. Says he was one of the "conservative cabal" of law clerks that was saying "Trust us - the justices will want this case."

" on Page 184:
"... Kelley (Scalia), Glen Summers (Scalia), Shawn Fagan (Rehnquist), Sean Gallagher (O'Connor), Matt Stowe (O'Connor), Andrew McBride (O'Connor ), John G. Roberts, Jr. (Rehnquist), Miguel Estrada (Kennedy), and Tom Hungar (Kennedy). There was nothing improper about this kind of networking; liberal clerks ..."


It doesn't look as if he played a very big role...... if so - it's pretty well under-wraps.

** on edit**

Just found what the next poster said about Roberts being "rewarded" with the District Court position on page 273 - also Miguel Estrada... so maybe he DID do something important.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:51 PM
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11. Thanks for checking up
I don't know if Roberts played a small role or a big role in stealing Florida, but it's a line of questioning that I hope some of the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee decide to pursue.
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meppie-meppie not Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:36 PM
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9. In Toobin's "Too Close to Call"
Roberts is mentioned on page 185 as one of the networking team of former SC clerks working to push the case up to the Supremes because they knew the SC would then hand the election to baby turd. Following the election Roberts was appointed his juicy Appeals role owing to his "important behind-the-scenes role(s) in the Florida litigation" pg 273.
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