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Dudley_DUright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:42 AM
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Molly Ivins: Manners and morons
Sheesh, all I knew about John Roberts was that everyone says he has lovely manners -- and already I was prepared to be against him. Knee-jerk liberal? No, congratulations to the White House, Sen. John Cornyn, Fred Thompson and everyone else involved in "managing" Roberts' confirmation process. Can't these people do anything without being devious about it?

My first reaction to Roberts was: "Sounds like that's about as good as we can get. Quick, affirm him before they nominate Bork, Bolton or Pinochet." A conservative with good manners and no known nutball decisions or statements on his record? Hey, take him. At least he's not (whew!) a member of the Federalist Society.

No such luck. Cornyn, who I would have sworn is not this stupid, apparently signed off on having the nominee "forget" he was a member of the Federalist Society, and Roberts obliged, which is strange considering his reputation for brilliance and a spectacular memory.

Turns out the guy is listed in the society's 1997-98 "Leadership Directory" as a member of its steering committee in Washington. How many steering committees have you been on that you've forgotten about?

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http://www.workingforchange.com/article.cfm?itemid=1940...
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Greeby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:43 AM
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1. hmm
"Can't these people do anything without being devious about it?"

You even have to ask, Molly?
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 10:30 AM
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3. Sorry, Molly ........................
but NO, THEY FUCKING CAN'T!!!!!!!!!!

:mad: :argh: :grr: :nuke: :banghead:
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etherealtruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:47 AM
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2. I love Molly's common sense ...
... down to earth observations and assessments.
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