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Old 10-13-2005, 10:13 AM   #46
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but regarding a SCOTUS nominee!?!?!!?!?

he's positing that, because he "knows her heart," that she will therefore make a good nominee, as if it's a resume credential.

either way, it's stupid, and i'd say the same thing if Clinton were to say it about a SCOTUS nominee.
Oh, true. Clinton would spout a bit of lovey-dovey babble - but he would also give the finer details of why he thought Ms X was the right candidate.
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for a laugh, and a cry, and perhaps a bit of vomiting, i present the Harriet/George letters:

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/1012055miers1.html


meritocracy? what meritocracy?

this is a oligarchy, dammit!

dynastic politics!

(you've got to wonder -- just how are we going to explaing to kids 30 years from now about the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton presidency from 1988 to 2016?)
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for a laugh, and a cry, and perhaps a bit of vomiting, i present the Harriet/George letters:

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/1012055miers1.html


meritocracy? what meritocracy?

this is a oligarchy, dammit!

dynastic politics!

(you've got to wonder -- just how are we going to explaing to kids 30 years from now about the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton presidency from 1988 to 2016?)
Yep, the Bush Dynasty. The US equivalent of the Bourbon Restoration. I recommend you read Kevin Phillip's 'American Dynasty' if you haven't already done so, he spells it all out!

But no wonder he gets on well with Putin. Putin operates on more or less the same basis. The Czarist Restoration as it were. Yeltsin and Gorby were limp-wristed social democrats, time to restore good sound Russian principles.
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but regarding a SCOTUS nominee!?!?!!?!?

he's positing that, because he "knows her heart," that she will therefore make a good nominee, as if it's a resume credential.

either way, it's stupid, and i'd say the same thing if Clinton were to say it about a SCOTUS nominee.
Oh, so now its not what he said, it is who he said it to.

The only consistent thing is the inconsistency.
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Oh, so now its not what he said, it is who he said it to.

The only consistent thing is the inconsistency.


you are really grasping at straws.

firstly, if you read, you'll see that i would have criticized Clinton if he would have made a similarly brainless, emotionalist comment like "i know her heart."

secondly, yes, i do think it's a difference when you're dealing with the fucking Supreme Court to list knowing someone's heart as a qualification, as opposed to, say, knowing the heart of the potential ambassador to Bermuda.
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Grasping at straws?

You are changing the argument again. Now, it is knowing someone's heart as a qualification.
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"Sen. Dianne Feinstein said she remained open to voting to confirm Miers, citing in part the conservative criticism."

"The way she's being beaten up by the far right is very sexist. People should hold their fire, and give people an opportunity to come before a hearing," said Feinstein, D-Calif."
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"Sen. Dianne Feinstein said she remained open to voting to confirm Miers, citing in part the conservative criticism."

"The way she's being beaten up by the far right is very sexist. People should hold their fire, and give people an opportunity to come before a hearing," said Feinstein, D-Calif."
Well, I guess she and Mrs. Bush have found common ground....

I think the common ground is a pile of crap....so they both stink.
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"Sen. Dianne Feinstein said she remained open to voting to confirm Miers, citing in part the conservative criticism."

"The way she's being beaten up by the far right is very sexist. People should hold their fire, and give people an opportunity to come before a hearing," said Feinstein, D-Calif."
Is this a possible strategy (strategery) to keep the Dems off balance ahead of the hearings?
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Is this a possible strategy (strategery) to keep the Dems off balance ahead of the hearings?


or, perhaps Bush is preparing for a Rove-free future.

one thing Miers is not, is a Rove pick. his strategy has always been the 51% strategy -- play to the base and the base alone, screw the middle, and win that 51%, and then consolidate your power and extend the powers of the executive branch over the legislature and the judiciary as much as possible.
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