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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:18 PM
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Would there have been anything wrong with Roberts reading from a copy of the Constitution?
At that kind of event I'm not sure I could even remember my own name.

I wouldn't have had a problem with it. I mean if it was more important that Roberts get it right under all circumstances (by reading from a copy) than have people think he didn't trust his memory --which is worse?

Better safe than sorry if you ask me. And there is no shame in reading in that case.
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:20 PM
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1. I agree!!
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LakeSamish706 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:20 PM
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2. He certainly either should have done that, or had it written out on a hand card. n/t
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Graybeard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:23 PM
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7. And then sell the card on E-bay.
Why do we have to think for these maroons?
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trueblue2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:00 PM
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13. Roberts is a MORON. He should resign for Incompetence.
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Uzybone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:21 PM
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3. Roberts had to show off by being the smartest guy on stage.
Maybe he was intimidated by Obama. He really should have brought notes.
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sohndrsmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:21 PM
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4. No. It would have saved a lot of histrionic panic... n/t
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:22 PM
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5. I thought Bush had all copies banned from Washington? n/t
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:25 PM
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8. I thought Cheney shredded them?
Can't imagine he would have left that around for someone else to find.
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:23 PM
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6. even a mere copy would have burned his fingers ...
he didn't want to take that chance ...

actually reading a true excerpt from the Constitution would have caused him to melt like the Nazi in the climax of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" ...
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LibDemAlways Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:44 PM
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9. Just proves he's not familiar with it, but then we already knew that. n/t
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enough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:48 PM
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10. Absolutely, that is what he should have done. I think reading it straight from the Constitutiou
would have made it more powerful.

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PurityOfEssence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:50 PM
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11. Robert Byrd carries one in his jacket pocket
It's not like it would have been hard to find.
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:03 PM
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15. So does Dennis Kucinich
Not that Opie Roberts would ever call him.
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:59 PM
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12. I would have preferred that it have been read exactly as it is written
Like many people, I have my pet theory on why he felt compelled to add the "so help me god" bit-

But that didn't make it less tawdry.
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foxfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:02 PM
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14. It's against the by-laws of the Federalist Society. n/t
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nyc 4 Biden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:11 PM
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16. He should have read from a script.
Justice Stevens read off a paper for Biden's oath and it went perfectly.
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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:22 PM
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17. Aw, why would a Supreme Court Chief Justice appointed by B**h


want anything to do with such a meaningless document?

He prefers trying to quote the Bobble instead. Being as that's the "law of the land" he swore to the Neocons to uphold (when politically expedient.)
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