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Alberto Gonzales Says He's Not A Candidate For U.S. Supreme Court
Lifenews ^ | July 7, 2005 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 07/12/2005 7:32:33 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

Swinging through Denver to inspect a Justice Department office there, Gonzales told the Denver Post he's not seeking an appointment to replace outgoing pro-abortion Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

(Excerpt) Read more at lifenews.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: abortionismurder; denial; gonzales; judicialnominees; predictions; scotus

1 posted on 07/12/2005 7:32:33 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: Clintonfatigued

Mean it ?


2 posted on 07/12/2005 7:34:44 PM PDT by stylin19a (Suicide bomber ??? "I came to the wrong jihad")
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To: Clintonfatigued
he's not seeking an appointment to replace outgoing pro-abortion Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

OMG, he's seeking Rehnquist's slot. /sarcasm

3 posted on 07/12/2005 7:36:28 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Mesocons for Rice '08)
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To: Clintonfatigued
'I'm not a candidate for the Supreme Court' -- and that remains true today," Gonzales said.

"I love being attorney general. My job, currently, is to help the president make this decision," he added.

I'm not much of a pessimist, but there seems to be some wiggle room in there.

4 posted on 07/12/2005 7:37:40 PM PDT by NautiNurse ("I'd rather see someone go to work for a Republican campaign than sit on their butt."--Howard Dean)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Buh Bye to "Souter II --The Sequel."

Thank goodness.

5 posted on 07/12/2005 7:38:53 PM PDT by SkyPilot (Eliminate, eradicate, and stamp out redundancy!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Thank God. I hope he's sincere.


6 posted on 07/12/2005 7:39:23 PM PDT by demkicker (A skunk sat on a stump; the stump thunk the skunk stunk; the skunk thunk the stump stunk.)
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To: NautiNurse

How's he doing as AG, anyway? And why all the travelling and photo ops with the President? Inquiring minds. . .


7 posted on 07/12/2005 7:39:27 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Remembering our Heroes today and every day.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
This photo says it all:


8 posted on 07/12/2005 7:40:14 PM PDT by NautiNurse ("I'd rather see someone go to work for a Republican campaign than sit on their butt."--Howard Dean)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Good. Let's forget about him then and move on.


9 posted on 07/12/2005 7:40:15 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (I'm sick and tired of being sicked and tired!)
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To: Mike Darancette; Clintonfatigued

That was my first thought, he wants Rehnquist's seat.


10 posted on 07/12/2005 7:40:23 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Pure and simple, Gonzales got the word from on high that he wasn't going to get the nod this time around.

Ergo, the "I don't want the spot" routine.

I will now treat myself to a Dove Ice Cream bar in celebration. Maybe even slip over to DU for a few moments to observe a wake up close and personal.

Le

11 posted on 07/12/2005 7:41:35 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Why is she called "Mrs. Clinton"? Hillary is a WINO.....Wife in Name Only)
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To: La Enchiladita
why all the travelling and photo ops with the President? Inquiring minds. .

Probably posturing for a Senate race down the road.

12 posted on 07/12/2005 7:41:38 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (I'm sick and tired of being sicked and tired!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Albert, fibbing is good training for a lawyer to become a justice. You fit the mold of another loser.


13 posted on 07/12/2005 7:43:05 PM PDT by cynicom
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To: Clintonfatigued

of course that wont be enough for some here.


14 posted on 07/12/2005 7:43:25 PM PDT by atlanta67
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To: NautiNurse
Gonzales is an incredibly intelligent guy. You found a goofy picture.

I don't think he'll be nominated, but I will point out that he personally vetted and approved all the judges that Bush has nominated so far.

Unless you can name the ones you oppose, then perhaps you might temper your criticism of Gonzales.

15 posted on 07/12/2005 7:44:22 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Clintonfatigued

I think this is a telegraphing to the base.

The WH could not say it so Gonzalez said it.

OK so who IS acceptable?


16 posted on 07/12/2005 7:44:32 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: Dog Gone

That photo came from the source article.


17 posted on 07/12/2005 7:46:43 PM PDT by NautiNurse ("I'd rather see someone go to work for a Republican campaign than sit on their butt."--Howard Dean)
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To: Clintonfatigued
"Gonzales told the Denver Post he's not seeking an appointment......."

Key word. He is not seeking, but that does not mean he won't accept if President Bush asks him.

18 posted on 07/12/2005 7:47:22 PM PDT by Spunky ("Everyone has a freedom of choice, but not of consequences.")
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To: NautiNurse
This photo says it all:

He looks to be a bit light in the loafers if you know what I mean.

19 posted on 07/12/2005 7:49:43 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1 (Lock-n-load!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Why do I get the feeling the hard, hard right is going to keep insisting that Gonzales is in line for SCOTUS the way the left/MSM is insisting Rove outed a CIA agent?


20 posted on 07/12/2005 7:50:01 PM PDT by nhoward14
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To: Clintonfatigued

Is anyone really surprised? Conservatives need to stop jumping everytime a liberal farts.








21 posted on 07/12/2005 7:53:20 PM PDT by Ma3lst0rm (How many liberals does it take to screw in a lightbulb?None silly,liberals don't screw in lightbulbs)
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To: NautiNurse
Fair enough, but the source article hates Gonzales.

He's gotten a bum rap here and among many conservative organizations for a terrible mischaracterization of one Texas Supreme Court case he sat on. I'm not going to rehash it here again for at least the eighth time, but he's not the bad guy social conservatives think he is.

Bush won't pick him, and I'm headed to bed, so anyone who wants to argue with me will be talking to the hand. I'm done.

22 posted on 07/12/2005 8:09:30 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Spunky

"Key word. He is not seeking, ..."

You are exactly right. I don't think people usually campaign or seek a Supreme Court position. They normally accept an appointment, but they don't campaign for it. If someone were campaigning for it, they would be moved to the top of the Do Not Nominate list.


23 posted on 07/12/2005 8:13:01 PM PDT by Austin1
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To: stylin19a

Maybe Pres. Bush did hear from his base.....? Hopefully we will know soon who the nominee is.....I still have faith that the base will be happy with the pick.


24 posted on 07/12/2005 8:15:57 PM PDT by yellowdoghunter (Liberals should be seen and not heard.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Gee. Who would've thunk?


25 posted on 07/12/2005 8:18:16 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup (http://www.busateripens.com)
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To: Dog Gone
Yes, any source that publishes such an unflattering photo clearly illustrates their bias.

I don't doubt for a moment he is very intelligent. I just don't believe Gonzales is the best choice for SCOTUS, for a number of reasons.

26 posted on 07/12/2005 8:21:02 PM PDT by NautiNurse ("I'd rather see someone go to work for a Republican campaign than sit on their butt."--Howard Dean)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I take him at his word. Let's move on.


27 posted on 07/12/2005 8:34:32 PM PDT by savedbygrace ("No Monday morning quarterback has ever led a team to victory" GW Bush)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I am still for nominating Ann coulter


28 posted on 07/12/2005 8:37:41 PM PDT by TheRedSoxWinThePennant
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To: NautiNurse
'I'm not a candidate for the Supreme Court Vice-Presidency' -- and that remains true today," Gonzales Cheney said.

"I love being attorney general a campaign advisor. My job, currently, is to help the president make this decision," he added.

I'm not much of a pessimist, but there seems to be some wiggle room in there.

What would give you that idea?


29 posted on 07/12/2005 8:54:14 PM PDT by streetpreacher (If at the end of the day, 100% of both sides are not angry with me, I've failed.)
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