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SCOTUS Nominee to be announced

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Timco, Jul 19, 2005.

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  1. Jul 20, 2005 #41 of 128
    James Long

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    Aaron Brown (CNN) had a good comment about the kids. They showed a shot of dad arriving home with his kids and going into their house. Aaron wondered aloud about how you could attack a guy with such cute kids. :D

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  2. Jul 20, 2005 #42 of 128
    Geronimo

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    I don't blame the right wingers for every crazy post on a right wing blog---unless they post it here. I doubt that the Democrats in the Senate or anyone else wants credit for that. As for the child. Yeah he is cute and you would have to expect that kind of behavior from a child of that age.

    Thi is apropos of nothing but did anyone notice that the anchor for the CBS coverage was a reporter named---John Roberts?
     
  3. Jul 20, 2005 #43 of 128
    Danny R

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    I don't blame the right wingers for every crazy post on a right wing blog---unless they post it here.

    Very true. I would guess that an opinion for almost any extreme can be found on some blog somewhere. That doesn't make them mainstream.

    As for investigating the kids, you can bet that reporters will be digging as hard as they can about EVERY aspect of this poor guy's life. He's about to be put through the wringer. If this is appropriate or not depends on your point of view. On one hand, he should have a private life. On the other, he's up for a lifetime appointment to one of the most powerful bodies of government.
     
  4. Jul 20, 2005 #44 of 128
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    It looks like he's telling the world that he leans to the right on issues.
     
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    I don't see how anyone could dig anything up about kids that young. Did he pick his nose or something?

    But you can bet they will dig up if they have attended any private schools, etc.
     
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    I guess having your son dance is better then having your photo taken this way.(Roger Clinton)
     
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    The kid is a freak. Someone said he goes to church. He plays baseball and he reads instead of playing video games. Oh no. We can't have that.
     
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    I'm not sure if this is one of his children or not
     
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    Here is a real nice one of Al Gore's Son.
    Albert A. Gore, III, the former vice president's 21-year-old son, was nabbed Friday in Bethesda, Maryland on a marijuana possession charge after cops executed a traffic stop
     
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    anybody can play that game; what's the point?
     

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    Maybe he was trying to show how mean spirited and pointless it is to attack a public figure because of a family member. If so he did a good job. Hopefully we can all stop it now.
     
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    But the media is not fair on this issue. They go after the Bush twins or the daughter of Jeb Bush over days or weeks but report the arrest of Al Gore one day or they don't report it at all and move on. You can't have it both ways.
    They really went after the daughter of Jeb Bush. I can see reporting it one day but weeks or months? They put her photo on the front page and drag out the story for days. But they bury the Al Gore story on page 8,,,maybe.
    And you may see attacks on the children not because of breaking the law but because of what church they go to or what religion they are.
    Sad but true.
     
  13. Jul 20, 2005 #53 of 128
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    It looks to me like he is inventing a new dance for the latest rap "song". :lol:
     
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    Barbera Boxer just said she is disappointed that the President didn't pick a woman or a minority . Did she want him to pick a democrat? They are the minority.
    Here come the talking point memos.
     
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    Geronimo

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    Yes there are definitely people in this world that sound like they are repeating the party line.
     
  16. Jul 20, 2005 #56 of 128
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    Leave Barbara Boxer out of this. Laura Bush also expressed her hope George would nominate a woman. It's only natural. I wish he'd nominated a German/Norwegian who grew up in the upper midwest.:shrug:

    This guy's pretty much a blank slate without enough judicial opinions under his belt to firmly establish his idealogical leanings. About the only thing to go by are the cases he represented as an attorney. That's jaded because as an attorney, he is paid to be an advocate for a particular view. A judge is paid to judge without regard to the position of the litigants.

    Wait for the hearings. I'm sure everything he's done since the third grade crayon picture his mother taped to the refrigerator will be scrutinized. But unless some truely outrageous smoking gun is uncovered, I predict relatively smooth sailing to a confirmation.

    I'm sure he's been throughly vetted by the White House to confirm his conservative credentials. But a "blank slate" can be a bit of a gamble. Judges thought to be "conservative" before have turned out not to be so conservative once they get to SCOTUS.
     
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    I heard one Senator today saying that Roberts didn't have enough judicial experience. Wasn't Harry Reid recommending a non-judge perhaps be given a chance, even a Senator?
     
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    He could even be the next Earl Warren.
     
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    I think that this was a bold pick. The media and most people expected him to pick a minority, maybe Alberto Gonzales, or a woman, Edith Brown Clement. It appears that President Bush went with quality over appeasment and made the boldest "safe" pick that he can. I salute him for this pick.

    With this pick, he can get Judge Roberts approved without having to use the nuclear option and then when we replace Chief Justice Rhenquist, we can find another Scalia and really go to war.
     
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    Not sure that I heard that. But unless that Senator was Harry Reid it just shows you that everyone can't have their firdt choice so we need to compromise.


    Here is a link that shows What you are talking about Reid and Spector suggested going outside the federal courts. Others think it isa bad idea.

    http://p134.news.scd.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050713/ap_on_go_su_co/scotus_nonjudges_2
     
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