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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-01-07 09:16 AM
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"General Gonzales"?? Why does Orrin Hatch keep calling him "General Gonzales"?
On Meet The Press...
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lisa58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-01-07 09:16 AM
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1. because he is the Attorney "General"
It's an official title.
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-01-07 09:17 AM
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2. Right, but I honestly don't recall anyone dropping the "Attorney" portion
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lisa58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-01-07 09:18 AM
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5. When Bobby Kennedy was running for the Senate
I remember (I'm now dating myself) him saying that he wasn't in it for the title because he could be called "general" for the rest of his life.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-01-07 11:24 AM
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21. republiCons did the same thing with Asscroft.
They always called him General Asscroft.
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truth2power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-01-07 09:28 AM
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13. No. I just heard him say that and
I was making breakfast, not sitting in front of the tv. So, even with my attention not focused, it stood out for me. I said to myself, "What's he talking about?" It was quite dissonant, IMO.

That being said, I think Hatch is nervous and is tap-dancing as fast as he can. heh heh.. :evilgrin:
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-01-07 09:17 AM
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3. And why "Tempest in a coffee cup?"
:rofl:

Because he's an idiot. :think:
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-01-07 09:17 AM
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4. Geez, Orrin Hatch will LIE for any republican.
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-01-07 09:18 AM
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6. Hatch just tried painting Carol Lam as an incompetent Clinton politico
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-01-07 09:19 AM
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7. Sounds like a cartoon character....
...it'd be funny if this hack really were one, instead of supposedly the nation's lawyer.
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liam_laddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-01-07 09:22 AM
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8. 'Cuz Whorin' Orrin
is an effing repuglcan; 'nuff said. They're ALL a-holes, every last one!
He's squirming like the worm he is...
:puke:
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Mika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-01-07 09:22 AM
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9. CLINTON DID IT!!!!!!!
:rofl:

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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-01-07 09:22 AM
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10. "not a shred of evidence of any impropriety" - Sen. Hatch
Uh, YES there has!

Plus, that's also the point of HAVING investigations!

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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-01-07 09:26 AM
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12. "shred of evidence"
What he meant was, "We're Shredding the Evidence"
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-01-07 09:25 AM
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11. It is a NEW FUCKING thing, frankly--post-Nixon.
It used to be, no one EVER used the GENERAL without the damned ATTORNEY in front of it.

It still grates on my old ear. The baaastid doesn't wear a UNIFORM, and I regard the term as in General: Overall, overseeing a bunch of subordinate attorneys...not General: Military Rank.

Years ago, you never heard the attorney general called anything but the attorney general.
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The Cleaner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-01-07 09:29 AM
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14. Watching now...he is shilling for Gonzo, boy does he have a man crush
on the man!

"He's a good man...honest...did nothing wrong...a good Hispanic attorney general...things can be interpreted in a number of ways"

EVEN THOUGH Kyle Sampson's testimony basically proved Gonzo WAS at those meetings and WAS aware of what was going on when Gonzo said he didn't know!
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-01-07 09:54 AM
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15. Because a Junta really has taken over
Hatch just admitted it by calling him "General". I'm waiting to see if he calls Cheney "Fieldmarshall"
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pretzel4gore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-01-07 09:56 AM
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16. remember ken starr?
the bushevik legal weasel? fat guy with body odor? old, grey in the head? goofy dorkie type? pinhead in pinstripes?
yes. that ken starr.
i head him referred to as 'judge starr', as 'mr secretary' starr, as 'mr prosecutor' starr, as 'chief' starr, as 'doctor starr'(?) and as 'colonel' starr...i can't recall 'general starr' but almost certainly...someone might have heard(?)
that was during the height of the clinton bashing period before geeb (that's 'jeb' or john ellis bush's, brother) came along....it was maddening cuz all 'dog' starr needed to be called was a whistle and a 'hey you'
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-01-07 09:56 AM
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17. And why does he work with Gonzo almost every day? Odd isn't it? eom
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cooolandrew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-01-07 09:59 AM
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18. You have to admire they are the masters of spin, Clearly using trigger words 2 get the right excited
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-01-07 11:02 AM
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19. I guess it's better than Speedy Gonzalez n/t
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Aviation Pro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-01-07 11:04 AM
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20. Because Hatch is a senile man....
...who's fried one two many brain cells.
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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-01-07 11:39 AM
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22. Plural of AG is Attorneys General if that indicates anything.
I don't think "General" in this sense is a rank and I suspect RFK, in the quote posted earlier, was making a joke.
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