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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:30 PM
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I liked Leahy's confidence that Kagen "Will Be Confirmed"
Spoken during the break at today's confirmation hearings.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:33 PM
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1. He's got no reason to believe otherwise.
We have a fairly decent majority in the Senate (and I don't care where you are on the D scale, you vote to confirm a President's SCOTUS nominee unless you want the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse to rip off your head and shit down your neck), and there were at least 8 or 9 Republicans that voted to confirm Sotomayor.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:42 PM
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2. I think that's been the general sense since Obama submitted her. I've been
pretty impressed with the few clips I've seen. It's good seeing her come back toe to toe with Sessions and the like.

And it seems she's pretty much charmed Lindsey - like they're now bff's or something. :7

Go Kagen!
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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:44 PM
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3. didn't sessions say that this morning?
or was it Hatch?

one of them said the same thing
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:51 PM
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5. Probably Hatch...
Not sure. He is much more reasonable than Sessions, that's for sure.


I saw Leahy say this at the lunch break.
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Pab Sungenis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:47 PM
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4. I don't.
It makes me worry more.

So who is Obama going to appoint to replace Scalia if he gets the chance? He seems to only want appointees who are more right-wing than their predecessors.
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Frances Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:00 PM
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6. Obama was, is, and will be a centrist
I hope he has a chance to replace Scalia; if he does, he will nominate someone bright, hard working, accomplished, and thoughtful. The Repubs will demand a right winger, but Obama will offer a moderate.
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Cal33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:49 PM
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8. Scalia is 74 years old. He could probably be active for another
10 years or longer. Unfortunately, the five conservative justices on the Supreme Court will probably
be there for a long time to come. Sure hope I am wrong.
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:01 PM
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7. Of course she'll be confirmed
McCain has given his approval.
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