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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:48 PM
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Bush nominates judges who donated to his campaign
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Bush nominates judges who donated to his campaign.

On Thursday, President Bush nominated two judges for high-level positions who gave him campaign contributions while under consideration for positions, a practice ethics experts and many federal judges deem inappropriate. The Center for Investigative Reporting notes:

Bush nominated Judge Gene Pratter, of Pennsylvania, to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a level just below the U.S. Supreme Court. Pratter, who was featured in the CIR report, Money Trails to the Federal Bench, gave $2,000 to Bush in 2003, after interviewing with the White House for her judgeship.

Bush also picked Judge Mark Filip, of Illinois, to be deputy attorney general, the No. 2 spot in the Justice Department. Filip gave Bush $2,000 in 2003, after the president nominated him for his judgeship, as earlier reported by CIR.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:52 PM
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1. For a crummy couple grand these cheap ass dudes get promoted to positions paying $180,000 +....? WTF
No wonder those contributing 50,000 plus gets excellent results....

Guess what level of their "rewards"??? Damn....
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:55 PM
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3. Ahhh...but were they BUNDLERS????? Bundling is where it is at.
You can PERSONALLY give a candidate a lousy hundred bucks, and not even make it onto the 'required disclosure' list. But if you hold a few nice dinner parties, and con your ten, twenty, fifty, a hundred, maybe two hundred guests into writing two thousand dollar checks, well, you're a GREAT GUY!!!!!!

It ain't what YOU give, it's what you con your BUDDIES into giving. You show up with all those checks, and you are a HERO!
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 06:00 PM
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7. Did those judges bundle or not, that seems to be the question...?
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:56 PM
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5. Nice ROI
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:52 PM
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2. Well....hell, yeah. That's how it works with the GOP. Quid Pro Quo, after all.
His daddy made that the "Phrase of the Month" during his term. Anything else, to their mind "wouldn't be prudent....not gonna do it!"
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VP505 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:56 PM
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4. OH NO,
say it isn't true, how could great leader stoop so low, he is acting like one of them pinko commie DemOcrats? Shocking news, just shocking! :sarcasm:
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:57 PM
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6. I'm shocked!
Shocked, I say!
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