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NorthCarolina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:50 PM
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Gore's Recount Lawyer, David Boies, Slams Obama On Gay Marriage
Lawyer David Boies, perhaps best known for his work on behalf of Al Gore during the 2000 presidential recount battle, sharply criticized Presdident Barack Obama for his stance on gay marriage in an interview in The New York Times on Sunday.



Boies has teamed up with Ted Olson, his arch-rival in the Bush v. Gore case, in the fight to challenge California's Proposition 8, a ballot initiative passed in Nov. 2008 that denied gay couples the right to marry.

In an interview, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd asked Boies said if he was disappointed with President Obama's stance that marriage should only be between a man and a woman:

"Damned right," Boies told Dowd. "I hope my Democratic president will catch up to my conservative Republican co-counsel."

Read more here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/17/david-boies-al...
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DURHAM D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:54 PM
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1. ouch. double ouch
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NorthCarolina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:00 PM
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2. Yes, sometimes the truth hurts. eom
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DonkeyHoTay Donating Member (81 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:00 PM
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3. Does anyone even remember Boies? He is a footnote of history
Let him slam;
No one gives a dam*!

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NorthCarolina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:04 PM
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4. Actually he is quite well known in the LGBT community as he is a leading atty
in the Prop 8 Trial going on in CA Federal Court right now, the outcome of which could determine the fate of Gay Marriage Rights for the entire country. He is hardly a "footnote".
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keepCAblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-19-10 04:04 PM
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13. +1. Slam dunk. LOL
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flyarm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:37 PM
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5. he is an incredibly accomplished attorney in this country..just in case you didn't know! eom
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DURHAM D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:43 PM
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7. Look here everyone -IGNORANCE ON DISPLAY ! nt
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:20 PM
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:01 PM
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10. LOL... for all the reasons you don't want!
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Smashcut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 03:22 AM
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11. Seems to me he's trying to MAKE history, while Obama's position is on the wrong side of it.
So, in conclusion...FAIL
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racaulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 09:15 AM
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12. Your declaration that Boies is a "footnote of history" is a tad premature.
He's an accomplished attorney that is still alive and doing good work with Perry v. Schwarzenegger. He still has the ability to effect great change in our country (while our President, since taking office, has greatly failed at being the "fierce advocate" that he declared himself to be). Whether or not Boies becomes a "footnote of history" is for history itself to decide, not short-sighted fools like you.

Please take your ignorance elsewhere.
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keepCAblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-19-10 04:06 PM
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14. Looks like Donkey made an Ass of him/herself. n/t
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:39 PM
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6. Recommend
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HillWilliam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:05 PM
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8. If that weren't enough
h/t Pam Spaulding for this link: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2010/01/15/margaret-hoov... /

which I won't make live. I just can't bring myself to link directly to a network that shall not be named. But a brief from the article:
Why Im Joining the Fight for Marriage Equality

By Margaret Hoover

- FOXNews.com

If you are uncomfortable with gay marriage, I encourage you to pay attention to the landmark civil rights trial which began this week in California.

...snip..
You may think, San Francisco liberals at it again! Hijacking the courts, inventing new constitutional rights! Stop there. The lead counsel in the case is George W. Bushs Solicitor General, who successfully argued Bush v. Gore before the Supreme Court in one of his fifty-five performances before the nations highest judicial body. He is Theodore Ted Olsen, a founder of the Federalist Society, constitutional law expert, and one of the most respected conservatives in America.

Mr. Olsen thinks constitutionally guaranteed rights ought to transcend left vs. right, Democrat vs. Republican divides (he even recruited legal opponent David Boies as co-counsel). I agree with him. And as a proud Republican representing a younger generation of conservatives that cherish individual freedom, I am honored to join the American Equal Rights Foundations Advisory Board.

I encourage everyone, but especially Republicans, to consider Mr. Olsens arguments on the merits, both in his opening statement and throughout the trials ensuing three weeks. The plaintiffs counsel seeks to convince Judge Vaughn R. Walker that the Supreme Court has already decided in Loving v. Virginia, Turner v. Safely, and in Lawrence v. Texas among others, that the right to marry is a fundamental right currently denied to an entire class of American citizens. This is unconstitutional.

We Republicans have often found ourselves on the wrong side of civil rights struggles since the 1960s, but there was a reason that Martin Luther King, Jr.'s father is said to have supported Republicans.


...more at the link...

All I can say to that is the perhaps -- just for the moment, and quite warily -- the enemy of my enemy is my friend. But just for the moment.
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