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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:41 PM
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Mystery Justice: 6 women likely to become the next SCOTUS Justice (graphic w age, profession)
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SamCooke Donating Member (406 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:47 PM
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1. No way is Wardlow passing for a latina and Sotomayor I'm told is a diabetic
Kagan and Karlan look perfectly healthy and young. And Liberal, so does Sullivan. The hispanics might be unhappy, but I'd go with one of them. A judge will be Obama's legacy for a very long time, he should pick the best person for the job, not try to appease a certain group.
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quiller4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:59 PM
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3. So what if she is a diabetic? n/t
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:01 PM
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5. I suspect the poster is gesturing towards life expectancy, or something like that.
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quiller4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-04-09 12:59 PM
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62. She was diagnosed with diabetes at age 8 but has experienced
none of the health complications often associated with juvenile diabetes.
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SamCooke Donating Member (406 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:06 PM
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7. I prefer a Vegan in great health that can outlive all of Bush's appointments.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:24 PM
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18. "Vegan" might be the most idiotic litmus test I've ever heard of.
I'm with you on young, however.
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SamCooke Donating Member (406 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:35 PM
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23. I was joking, but it should be someone that cares about their health.
I would hate for them to have to quit 15yrs from now for some kind of health reason.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:38 PM
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24. Oh - ok - perfectly reasonable.
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Sensitivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 09:52 AM
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53. "Not to Please as CERTAIN GROUP" -- then why the hell are we focusing on WOMEN
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BluegrassDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:57 PM
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2. No African-American women?
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:01 PM
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6. Clearly Obama hates black women.
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:21 PM
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13. I've heard Leah Ward mentioned
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Swede Atlanta Donating Member (906 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:20 PM
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17. Go Justice Sears!!!
As a graduate of a Georgia state law school I had the opportunity to meet with Justice Sears and let me tell you I was humbled by her. She was clearly not only intelligent but her entire demeanor exhibited respect for the law but also respect for humanity. I would love to see her seriously in the running. What a double-whammy, a woman and another African-American (to balance that hateful Clarence "Coke" Thomas. I've read his opinions and he is a class A nut.
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:00 PM
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14. I was about to post that none have been mentioned but the GA chief justice WAS mentioned.
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:01 PM
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15. Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears, 53, Chiefs Justice of GA
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Number23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 05:25 AM
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48. Oh my God. I just Googled Judge Sears and if she becomes the next justice
I'm moving alll the way back to DC just so I can work for her. That woman is FIRE!!

GO JUSTICE SEARS!!! Work it out, girl! :applause: :applause:
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-04-09 10:10 AM
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61. I have mentioned Allyson Duncan from the Fourth Circuit several times.
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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:59 PM
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4. Kathleen Sullivan will never get it
I'll buy a round of beers if she does.
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:16 PM
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11. Doubt it
Edited on Sat May-02-09 07:18 PM by Thrill
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:28 PM
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19. Why?
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:30 PM
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20. Because she is gay no doubt, I say nominate her and let them show how hateful they are
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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:52 PM
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30. This president doesn't take political risks like that
there were fifteen cabinet slots. None went to an openly gay person.

He's got a ways to go on these issues - as do many people. He's a very smart guy and he listens. So I hope he evolves.
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democrattotheend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 08:26 AM
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50. I don't believe anyone was passed over because they were gay
True, he did not go out of his way to pick a gay person for the sake of having a gay person in the cabinet, as he did for some other minority groups, but I don't think there was anyone who was considered and not picked because he or she was gay. I know Mary Beth Maxwell was considered for Secretary of Labor, but I think the reason she was not chosen was because labor leaders were concerned she was not well-connected enough to have the necessary clout within the Administration, not because she's gay.
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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 10:58 AM
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56. Why do you think William White was passed over for Sec'y of the Navy?
(a sub-cab job) He was the leading contender, backed by retired military brass and by many members of Congress.

There was a lot of high profile media chatter about this.

The position ultimately went to Bush's appointee, who was asked to stay in the job by Robert Gates, the same Robert Gates who recently publicly backtracked on Obama's commitment to end DADT, unrebuked by the President.

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namahage Donating Member (678 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:55 PM
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31. Not just that.
She failed the California Bar Exam after leaving Stanford Law School, where she was dean:

http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB11337461925851372...
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goodgd_yall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:09 PM
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8. I like what I've read about Wardlaw
She seems to fit what Obama is looking for---someone with empathy.
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SamCooke Donating Member (406 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:10 PM
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9. She has a conservative look about her, maybe I'm wrong
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:15 PM
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10. Must be Liberal. Must be Younger than Roberts
Thats all I have to say.
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SamCooke Donating Member (406 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:17 PM
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12. How is the youngest guy the Chief Justice?
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:03 PM
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16. Bush
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SamCooke Donating Member (406 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:33 PM
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22. So can Obama appoint a chief justice?
U would think the other justices would get to vote for the chief justice.
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:42 PM
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26. No, Chief Justice is a lifetime appointment
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:43 PM
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27. When Roberts steps down, if he is still President
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SamCooke Donating Member (406 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:20 PM
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35. Oh that wont happen. That was just luck on the part of Bush then?
If the Chief Justice wouldn't have stepped down, he couldn't replace him? I still think it should be something reserved for a senior member of the court.
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:23 PM
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37. Rehnquist likely timed it so a conservative could appoint a successor

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DRoseDARs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:09 PM
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40. I seriously hope that's just an off-color joke. Rehnquist didn't time his retirement ... he died.
In office. First to do so in the USSC since 1954 (first Chief Justice to die in office since 1953). Roberts was one of the pallbearers carrying his casket.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Rehnquist
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 12:01 AM
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46. I stand corrected.
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DRoseDARs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 08:42 AM
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51. You're forgiven. It's hard to care when conservative fuckwits die.
I don't blame you for not making a mental note of his passing. In case you missed this too: Jerry "The Teletubbies are a bunch of faggots" Falwell also died. Burning in Hell since 2007. :) :thumbsup:
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Aloha Spirit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:32 PM
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21. I'm a fan of Elizabeth Warren but don't think she has enough experience for the job...
yet.
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:42 PM
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25. Any idea how old she is?
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Aloha Spirit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:49 PM
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28. I think she's like 60
What made me think of her is Obama's statement that he wants a nominee who has real world experience and empathy.
Plus she gives really awesome testimony and seems very persuasive and well-tempered.
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:56 PM
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32. She doesn't look it but no one seems to know
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:51 PM
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29. Barack might get 3 appointments in his first term and might possibly get 1 in his second
I'd love it if all of them were women. A Supreme Court with 4-5 women would be incredible.
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:14 PM
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34. That would be sweet
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 10:09 AM
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54. Especially if one of those replacements steps in for scalia.
That would be my dream of dreams.

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Phoonzang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:57 PM
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33. There any 30 year old, marathon-running judges out there? nt
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davidpdx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:22 PM
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36. Just a slight suggestion, if you are going to post something like this
(and it is nice by the way) you might want to post links to profiles of each person. I've seen resent info on a few of them floating around, but most of them are unknown to me.

Personally I would like to see a minority women (unless I'm misstaken and missing something in terms of their backgrounds) it seems like none of these six would be quite enough.
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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:25 PM
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38. Sotomayor is latina
n/t
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davidpdx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:30 PM
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39. Ok, kind of wondered about her
but without any links to info I didn't know.
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namahage Donating Member (678 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:34 PM
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41. Here...try these
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:55 PM
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45. Thanks, we are getting new information all the time on each of them = popcorn
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marimour Donating Member (696 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:43 PM
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42. Kim Wardlaw is half mexican
Edited on Sat May-02-09 10:43 PM by marimour
even though she basically looks white, not sure if she is actually involved in the Mexican community or if she is just another Camron Diaz type.
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:55 PM
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43. Profiles
Edited on Sat May-02-09 11:00 PM by demwing
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 12:03 AM
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47. Not at all, I think it would be neat to develop, after our research, a conscience DU recommendation
on who the nominee should be.
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:53 PM
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44. Working on that very thing and thank you for reading and commenting
I just watched "recount" about the 2000 election. I am so grateful to even be typing in this thread in this day and time.
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SamCooke Donating Member (406 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 05:33 AM
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49. Good Movie, I watched it a lot right before the 08 results.
Lieberman is a dumbazz. What was Gore thinking?
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JayMusgrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 09:43 AM
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52. Thanks for the very neat graphics/pictures!
Edited on Sun May-03-09 09:44 AM by JayMusgrove
I would be happy with whoever Obama names.
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Sensitivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 10:20 AM
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55. 2 Most likely to give Scalia EARLY RETIREMENT


PAMELA KARLAN --- Excessively brilliant and super articulate






KATHLEEN SULLIVAN --- Excessively brilliant and super lesbian
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Politicub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 11:41 AM
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58. And Sullivan looks like Dana Scully! A +++ in my book
:)

Seriously though - aside from that, she's amazingly qualified.
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namahage Donating Member (678 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 11:48 AM
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59. Agreed. She's eminently qualified.
And the SCOTUS would be a better place with her on board (even leaving right-wing reaction completely out of the calculation).

That said, she won't get it. There is the little issue of her failing the CA Bar exam, even though she was dean at Stanford Law. She'd be Miersed right out of consideration.
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 03:15 PM
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60. I agree, they would be excellent choices
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Politicub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 11:40 AM
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57. So hold old was Thomas when nominated? 42?
Christ. Were the dems that stupid to have let a rubber stamper that young make his way to the court wihtout a scorched earth filibuster?

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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-04-09 01:08 PM
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63. My money's on Granholm, Sullivan or Wood. nt
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stevenleser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-04-09 02:16 PM
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64. Based on this thread, I like Sotomayor and Sullivan
I like the idea of a gay woman and a hispanic woman. I have to research more, of course, but those are my initial thoughts.
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