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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by cbbr, Oct 3, 2005.
Story here to get it started.
I've only just skimmed articles so far so I don't know her full credentials, but I think it's a really stupid political move on Bush's part no matter how good of a justice she will make.
Dems and GOP said she'd be a good pick. He's looking for the path of least resistance, and I don't blame him.
SERIOUSLY!?!?!?! Wow, I figured they would have jumped him for pickin an appointee that had never been a judge.
I kinda wish that W would have nominated janice rogers - brown... that would have made ted kennedy poop himself.. In a pefect world, the dems would threaten to filibuster her, then the senate republicans would force an up or down vote, then she would be confirmed, thus making america safe from the leftists.
But Rush made a great point today on his show.. counting on the senate republicans to smack the dems down is stupid. they can't be trusted to do the right thing. better to get a stealth nominee in there without the big fight.
I remember watching the robert bork and clarence thomas conformation hearings, and I think Bush's way is much more effective.
Did hear also that a former colleague of the nominee said that she " is an originalist when it comes to the bible, and she looks at the constitution the same way."
So, there's hope for us hardcore right wing conservatives yet.
Me too! Did a double take when I read that one...
Apparently that fountain of senate idiocy from Nevada (Harry Reid) actually recommended her, on top of working with Bush for the last few years. Path of least resistance, probably pretty much...................
I was shocked to learn that william rhenquist, the just deceased chief justice, was never a judge, and neither were 35 other justices that have been on the court. I guess that's a precedent, huh?
Wow, I need to research more and type less.
Yeah, I think Bush's method of choosing Court justices is great, look for somebody who you know will do what you want, but also have worked hard to either keep their record clean and unblemished, as in Roberts case, or go the stealth route like he's doing with O'Connor's replacement. He took his time to find somebody who it'd be easy to sucker the Democrats into voting for, and also made sure it was a woman so the diversity crowd's satisfied. I actually like his choice in Harriet.
Nominating Janice Rogers-Brown would've been much more fun.
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