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To: rodguy911
I find it interesting the demonization of Gonzales by both the right and the left. The right apparently is under the impression he is not very conservative, while the left thinks he is.

I am beginning to wonder if there isn't a group of stealth Rats fomenting the idea that Gonzalez isn't conservative. Seems to me that anyone who worked as closely with the President on the issues of theWOT would not be a leftist.

Also, there is a fair amount of anti-Hispanic feeling on both sides, whicih is contributing to this controversy, IMHO.

I don't think Gonzalez will be the nominee, however. If he were, he would be called to recuse himself from any decisions in which he had participated as Counsel or AG. In addition, I don't think the President wants to face both a fight for the Supreme Court AND a fight for a new AG. If he were considering putting Gonzalez in the SC, I don't think the President would have nominated him to the AG position.

37 posted on 07/03/2005 5:21:05 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: Miss Marple

I agree it will not be Gonzales - I suspect O'Connor's replacement to be a virtual unknown to the population - certainly not on the currnt list of the "usual suspects" ; )


49 posted on 07/03/2005 5:24:45 AM PDT by clawrence3
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To: Miss Marple
Wow, interesting stuff MimssMarple are the rats trying to Triangulate the Gonzalez nomination before it even happens? Great question.

I like you don't think GW will put him forward. I would not hesitate a guess as to who he will put forward at this point, although he has had to have been thinking about "two" nominees for some time now.
54 posted on 07/03/2005 5:28:07 AM PDT by rodguy911 (Time to get rid of the UN and the ACLU)
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To: Miss Marple

I think you nailed it on Gonzales. He would have to recuse himself on virtually every issue of paramount interest today: partial birth abortions, war on terror/detentions, tort reform, etc. All of those were issues before the president when Gonzales was WH counsel.

I can't see any way around it, unfortunately. I really like Gonzales. Regardless of his view of Roe, he seems to be a solid constitutionalist---something sorely missing on today's court.


82 posted on 07/03/2005 5:37:39 AM PDT by Timeout
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To: Miss Marple

"... I don't think the President wants to face both a fight for the Supreme Court AND a fight for a new AG."


This has been my argument too. I just don't see the logic of putting an AG in place for a few months and then moving him to a new job when he hasn't even settled into the last one. Bush is so organized .. this just doesn't fly with his mode of operation.


561 posted on 07/03/2005 3:15:45 PM PDT by The Final Harvest (President Bush: "America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth")
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To: Miss Marple

You seem to suffer under the notion that liberalism is nothing more than conservativism, and conservativism is nothing nore than anti-liberalism. It is quite possible for someone to hold opinions which are quite repugnant to both conservatives and liberals.


593 posted on 07/03/2005 6:10:43 PM PDT by dangus
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To: Miss Marple

You seem to suffer under the notion that liberalism is nothing more than ANTI-conservativism, and conservativism is nothing nore than anti-liberalism. It is quite possible for someone to hold opinions which are quite repugnant to both conservatives and liberals.

Oops: that should correct my previous error.


594 posted on 07/03/2005 6:11:18 PM PDT by dangus
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