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Old 09-21-2005, 02:36 PM   #1
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The Official "Pick the Next SCOTUS Nominee" FYM Thread

Please insert your educated guesses, wild speculations, and deepest, darkest fantasies about the next SCOTUS nominee here. Want someone who will suspend habeas corpus and personally erect a stone tablet with the 10 Commandments on it in your front yard? Or do you fancy someone who counts pro-choice rallies and secretly performing gay marriages among their hobbies? Come on down!

Seriously...who will get the call next?

EDUCATED GUESS: Alberto Gonzales (if Bush decides not to swing hard right) or Priscilla Owen (if he does).

WILD SPECULATION: Edith Brown Clement (she deserves it after being the "bait" for the Roberts nomination, and looking a bit more likely after Laura Bush and Sandra Day O'Connor have both called for a female nominee)

DEEPEST, DARKEST FANTASY: 9th Circuit Judge Lawrence Karlton
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It'll be a hardcore conservative who doesn't like to answer questions.

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Alan Shore-now that would be an interesting and wildly sexy Supreme Court judge

I don't know much about any of the possibilities.. I just want someone who is fair, reasonable, humble, and moderate, and just there to do their job - not to carry out their own moral/political agenda. I would love to see a woman get the nod.
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I'd like to see a woman also.
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Alan Shore-now that would be an interesting and wildly sexy Supreme Court judge

Ah, good. A pragmatist. Pull a rabbit out of a hat. Besides he looks very good in black and can you imagine the opinions?
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Besides he looks very good in black and can you imagine the opinions?
Can you imagine what he would wear or not wear under the robe? He would hit on Ruth Ginsburg too
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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.
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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.
The next appointment will be more centrist than Roberts. That would further deflate the Dem's political ammo against the GOP in the next election.

Just like a hurricane grows strength over warm water, Rove knows the Dems will gain strength hovering over a "far-right" appointment.

The game will be how to paint any proposed nominee as "far right". We will get the "out of touch with the mainstream" message again.
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The next appointment will be more centrist than Roberts. That would further deflate the Dem's political ammo against the GOP in the next election.

Just like a hurricane grows strength over warm water, Rove knows the Dems will gain strength hovering over a "far-right" appointment.

The game will be how to paint any proposed nominee as "far right". We will get the "out of touch with the mainstream" message again.


interesting analysis.

am most curious to see which political strategy is employed.

however, how much longer can Bush afford to keep alienating both sides of the Republican base -- the social conservatives (roe v wade) and the fiscal conservatives ($200b on Katrina)?
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Bush Near End of O'Connor Successor Search

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President Bush, nearing the end of his search for a successor to retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, has whittled his list to a handful of candidates and could announce his decision by week's end.

"We have been listening to the views and ideas of members of the Senate, and the president will take those into account as he makes a decision about who should fill that vacancy," White House press secretary Scott McClellan said Tuesday.

Bush is expected to announce his nominee quickly after Thursday's anticipated confirmation and swearing in of John Roberts as chief justice, the president's first pick for the nation's top court.

Bush advisers have consulted with nearly 70 senators, including 17 members of the 18-member Judiciary Committee, McClellan said. He declined to list people the president has interviewed or discuss his list of favorites.

Legal analysts monitoring the selection process, however, say the list has been narrowed to about five or six candidates, mostly federal appellate judges and a few individuals who have never worn a judicial robe.

Often mentioned are federal appellate judges Alice Batchelder, J. Michael Luttig, Edith Jones, J. Harvie Wilkinson, Priscilla Owen, Samuel Alito, Karen Williams and Michael McConnell.

Also said to be under consideration are corporate attorney Larry Thompson, White House counsel Harriet Miers, Michigan Supreme Court Justice Maura Corrigan and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
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This is the first time I've heard Corrigan mentioned as anything but a long shot. Interesting.
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i predict Edith Jones or Priscilla Owen.
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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.
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