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Old 07-19-2005, 03:08 PM   #16
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I'm hearing it won't be Clement....it will be someone much more on the right...Edith Jones, not Edith Clement.
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I'm hearing it won't be Clement....it will be someone much more on the right...Edith Jones, not Edith Clement.
I hope you're right, but I have fears...
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I doubt it. The sources coming out for Clement are pretty reliable, right down to her clerk refusing to comment on her whereabouts or her activities.
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I'm hearing it won't be Clement....it will be someone much more on the right...Edith Jones, not Edith Clement.
well it's all speculation for now...speaking of which, is it true he'll be announcing it tonight?
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CNN says their "informed sources" have told them it won't be Edith Clement. They haven't commented on who else it might be.

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Drudge says that Republicans have said it won't be Clement.
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I just saw that myself, actually.

It seems, though, that Bush would be politically foolish not to pick her. Insiders have predicted a quick, easy confirmation for Clement, which would probably be good for his popularity and smooth over some of the Rove rockiness.

So why pick a firebrand, if the intent is to get him back in good standing?
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Bush will get hassled whatever the decision is.
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I just saw that myself, actually.

It seems, though, that Bush would be politically foolish not to pick her. Insiders have predicted a quick, easy confirmation for Clement, which would probably be good for his popularity and smooth over some of the Rove rockiness.
Bear in mind that a right winger will lead to complaints from the Dems, a protracted hearing process (like with Clarence Thomas) and hence distract attention from the Rove rockiness!
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Bush expected to pick Edith Clement

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If he chooses a prochoicer this time, I would say that a large part, if not majority, of his base will no longer be "his base".
I wouldn't say majority, but yes a lot.

I know it's all speculation right now, but if he did choose someone that isn't a hard line pro-lifer, then it just confirms the suspicions I've had all along which is that Bush really has no intention of doing anything about abortion never really did, but used it to gain votes.
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I just saw that myself, actually.

It seems, though, that Bush would be politically foolish not to pick her. Insiders have predicted a quick, easy confirmation for Clement, which would probably be good for his popularity and smooth over some of the Rove rockiness.

So why pick a firebrand, if the intent is to get him back in good standing?
I think it would be politically foolish to pick someone that the majority of the people who voted you into office would not want.

Like fg said, he can't win. Either way, he's going to get it from a large group of people.
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how uncommon is it for a president to make a primetime press conference announcement? anybody know? it feels so weird to me somehow, so political and unpresidential, but I don't know why...
I'm feeling like there's no way he'd go with a moderate conservative...he's not running for re-election, I don't see why he'd piss off his right-wingers and thusly take away from their willingness to keep him in their good graces once he's done with his current office. Hope I'm wrong...

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I think it would be politically foolish to pick someone that the majority of the people who voted you into office would not want.
He doesn't really need them anymore...
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This choice might not be so bad. Clements seems to be something of a moderate rather than the hard-core right winger I've been expecting.
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