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snowbird42 Donating Member (240 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:35 PM
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Freepers on SCOTUS very interesting!!!!
"Shell shocked," "confused," "stumbling," "full of doubt." These are all words I have heard used to describe the current White House effort to find Sandra Day O'Connor's replacement. Batchelder, Williams, and Owen have all been interviewed, but the process continues to sputter along. Several have told me not to buy into the Miers trial balloon. It is, I'm told, just that -- a trial balloon. Another tells me, "The President wants Gonzales. That's what is dragging this thing out. They're sending out people to say he is conservative as if by telling us that enough we will say, 'sure, he really is one of us.' That is not going to happen."

The process is still moving. Those I have talked to in the past twenty-four hours tell me we should expect a minority or woman. The odds are that it will be a woman. Sykes's name has gotten little play in the past twenty-four hours and Luttig's name has gotten none. Larry Thompson's name continues to surface. One person disputes all my sources and tells me that Thompson, not Clement, was the almost pick last time.

The jury is still out on the nominee. Says one from a phone call this morning, "The White House has gone into second guess mode. They want another Roberts, an enigma who will slip through and turn out to be a conservative. They are second guessing their picks. That, I would think, increases the chances of a Thompson or a Gonzales -- someone the President's gut tells him is conservative. My gut tells me we have to keep the pressure on or we're ."

Just as I was finishing, a friend close to the White House called to say that we may hear an announcement soon. My own suspicion is that we may see the White House attempt to take attention away from Judith Miller's testimony by making an announcement. If it is rushed, I think we will wind up with a Gonzales, a Miers, or a Thompson.

The situation is fluid, very fluid. The White House source does say that Batchelder and Williams are in play.
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mattclearing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:37 PM
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1. This strikes me as crap.
They've had five years to figure this out. You'd think they would know by now.
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rkc3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:40 PM
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3. Five years. They've been waiting for this opportunity
since bush I left office.

Their confusion comes from the fact that the conservatives are crazier now and they're deciding whether they want an old school conservative or a RW nutter to fill the vacancy.
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rusty charly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:38 PM
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2. funny how
the Pub leadership listens to their base, huh?
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mattclearing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:46 PM
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6. Gotta give them credit for that.
Rove is always right on target with the freeper masses.

I guess we can give Dean, Obama, and Kucinich that same credit on our side, but not many others.
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snowbird42 Donating Member (240 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:41 PM
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4. Here is the link to the comments
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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:45 PM
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5. One of my professors said that O'Connor was so furious that
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 02:46 PM by deadparrot
Bush originally picked Roberts to replace her (apparently she'd wanted a woman) that there's a good she'll rescind her retirement if he doesn't pick a woman this time around.

Who knows? It's gonna be interesting.
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comsymp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:55 PM
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7. Yeah, no doubt she thought
that it was terrible.

Eff'er.
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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:58 PM
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8. Still, I'd rather have her on the bench than the fucknut
that Bush will eventually pick.
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comsymp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:53 PM
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11. Yeah, me too
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 04:53 PM by comsymp
A traitor or extremist nutjob... sad, isn't it?
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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:59 PM
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12. Yep...it's truly a sad state of affairs.
:(
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:12 PM
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9. Can she do that
if she doesn't like his choice? Can she 'unretire"? That would be pretty funny, having to go back to work at 80 because they guy you helped hire picks a crappy replacement for you. Oh the irony.

Mz Pip
:dem:
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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:21 PM
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10. Yep.
Her letter of resignation said that she would serve until the new justice was appointed.

If she rescinds her retirement, Bush never gets to appoint a new justice...and, well... :shrug:

But wouldn't it be FUN to see Bush stymied by a 70+ year old woman?
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dkofos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:19 PM
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13. Indeed!!
That would be fun to watch
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:14 PM
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14. Question about Freeper-Speak:
what does "PING" mean? Is that like "ditto"?
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 10:33 AM
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15. I think it's like Kick
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