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Old 09-28-2005, 01:09 PM   #16
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Corrigan seems well qualified, but unfortunately, that no longer counts for much.

I think the broach will gain more attention than her qualifications.


yes, Christians have such a tough time expressing their beliefs in the US.
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Old 09-28-2005, 01:37 PM   #17
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I REALLY hope it's not Priscilla Owen. I'd prefer Corrigan or Gonzales out of the current crop of names being floated around.

Harriet Miers is another name that until now looked like a major long shot.
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Me.

Yes, yes, there you go.


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Harriet Miers

seems like a poor choice.
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Old 10-01-2005, 07:38 PM   #20
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JUDGE CONSUELO CALLAHAN
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, appointed by G.W. Bush, 55 years old
Sort of an out-of-nowhere pick, this would be! Though the New York Times mentioned her on 9/20. A judge since 1992, serving on California Superior and Appeals courts until her elevation to the federal bench in 2003.
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we'll get a far-right, minority judicial activist.

the country is finally united again -- against the gross incompetence of the Bush administration (really, what's going on? seems like no one's minding the store ... we're seeing Bush Raw, sans handlers and scripters and lighting technicians), and against government at all levels.

time to whip out the "moral values" card and stir up the base and re-polarize the country.
Funny, I always thought handlers were only necessary for drug-addled celebrities.
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Harriet Miers is getting the call.

Details to follow.

I'm cautiously optimistic.
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She swings both ways...having contributed money to both parties.

But is she too close to the White House?
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In an Oval Office ceremony with Miers at his side, Bush credited her with breaking down barriers to women in the Texas legal profession, becoming the first woman to head her Dallas law firm, the first woman president of the Dallas Bar Association and the first woman elected president of the state bar of Texas.

"I believe that senators of both parties will find that Harriet Miers' talent, experience and judicial philosophy make her a superb choice to safeguard the constitutional liberties and quality of all Americans," Bush said.

He called on the Senate to conduct her confirmation hearings with "the same respect and civility" granted his nominee for U.S. chief justice, John Roberts, who was confirmed last week in time for the opening of the Supreme Court's new term on Monday.
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A senior administration official said the name of Miers came up in consultations with both Republican and Democratic senators as someone who could win bipartisan support.

The official also said some senators from both parties thought it was important for Bush to pick someone who was not a judge and could offer a different perspective on the job.
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how exciting! and unpredictable! another Bush crony! another indentured servant! and no paper trail!

i'm sure she'll do a heckuva job!

(seriously, does Bush know more than 6 people? a brief perusing of conservative blogs this morning has left me with the distinct impression that the conservatives are at best underwhelmed, which might be a good thing ...)
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Since he didn't pick a hard line conservative could this be a sign of Bush's and the Republican party's current weakening? I think so.
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another Bush crony! another indentured servant! and no paper trail!

Riiiiggghhtt, cuz Bush is the only politician or president to do such a thing. Look at FDR's picks for the Supreme Court for example. No president is going to pick someone who has an approach totally different from their's. For example, I suppose that you would pick a hardcore conservative if you were Pres, right? So that way no one could accuse you of what you are accusing Bush?
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Riiiiggghhtt, cuz Bush is the only politician or president to do such a thing. Look at FDR's picks for the Supreme Court for example. No president is going to pick someone who has an approach totally different from their's. For example, I suppose that you would pick a hardcore conservative if you were Pres, right? So that way no one could accuse you of what you are accusing Bush?

you're missing my point.

it has NOTHING to do with an ideology in line with the president. of course, you're right, ALL presidents do that.

the difference, here, is that she has been in Bush's back pocket for over a decade. she's a loyalist, every bit as much as Gonzales is. and there's really no evidence that she'd be a good SC Justice other than that Bush says she would be.
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it has NOTHING to do with an ideology in line with the president. of course, you're right, ALL presidents do that.

the difference, here, is that she has been in Bush's back pocket for over a decade. she's a loyalist, every bit as much as Gonzales is. and there's really no evidence that she'd be a good SC Justice other than that Bush says she would be.
Cause her qualifications don't matter at this point.
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