Skip to comments.Specter hopes for nominee similar to O'Connor
Posted on 07/18/2005 5:13:43 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
The chairman of the Senate panel that will oversee hearings on President Bush's Supreme Court nominee said yesterday that he would like to see someone in the tradition of retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and perhaps someone with experience in politics.
Sen. Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania Republican, said he didn't want to recommend a specific candidate because of his role as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
But he said he would like to see a nominee who has experience outside the judiciary, which would rule out many of the candidates that Mr. Bush is said to be considering.
The candidates mentioned most often are federal appeals court judges: Samuel Alito, Emilio Garza, J. Michael Juttig, John Roberts Jr., Michael McConnell and J. Harvie Wilkinson III.
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Not a chance for him to get the nomination.
He can wish in one hand and crap in the other..........
... and I wanted a pony when I was little...
More mangling of the English language.
Specter doesn't seem to understand that he doesn't represent anything outside of PA.
The fact is, the man is a prize goose. He's not on this planet!
"Specter doesn't seem to understand that he doesn't represent anything outside of PA."
Bro, I'm IN PA, and he doesn't represent a whole lot of us.
ARLEN ....THE DUD
He is full of himself, isn't he.
He has a larger opinion of himself than an honest encounter with a good mirror would warrant.
In good old Aussie terms, he's "up himself"!
and some of us hope for Specter's retirement
Good luck RINO (Specter)...after you stabbed him in the back? Yeah, right.
Spector has as good of a chance of getting a SCOTUS position as Nancy Pelosi.
What on earth can we do to get this guy to STFU.
He is a total idiot.
The only "swing vote" I'd go for involves a tree, a rope, and a certain .................
Now, Lindsey Graham might actually believe he has a chance.
Now both hands have equal chances of being winners.
Capeche? Now STFU!
Yes, yes, we know. You're a legend in your own mind. Yes, it is obvious, you drooling Nincompoop!
Bush will make this one concession in that direction: he will pick someone who is of a mild, non-confrontational demeanor and not much of a paper trail. But this person will be considerably more conservative than O'Conner.
I heard some sound bites of him on Laura Ingraham today. What a sorry excuse for a Republican. The President is paying in spades for his support of Sphincter. A bad miscalculation if ever there was one. Oh, to have Orrin Hatch back in that chair.
Specter & Schumer. Sigh. Neither man can keep his mouth shut. Our Senators are dufusses.
Also, Pa. has a Dem governor who would appoint his successor which would mean Dubya would waste all that capital he spent getting the SOB elected.
Further, he's in ill health and would not be expected to have a long term.
Then nominate Ashcroft.
"But he said he would like to see a nominee who has experience outside the judiciary"
Dick Cheney will do just fine.
Oh - he is becoming a republican. Has anyone taken a close look at him? Since he has lost his hair his ears have gotten bigger and I thought maybe he was growing a trunk then I realized it was just his nose.
Spector's thinking is so mudddled, he is beyond help.
The appointment would only be until the next election be it primary or general. A special election would be held at that time for someone to fill out his term.
It would be entertaining.
A liberal hopes for a liberal? Wow! An 8.4 on the Richter scale!
Ourlong Sphincter is about to become republicly redundant.
One wonders what the Doctors have done to him, perhaps they have installed a liberal shunt somewhere that
has removed his ability to think. The last thing we need is a compromiser on what is now a liberal court, on balance. Another Anthony Scalia would be great, especially if he/she was from a swing state(wouldn't hurt) !
The one thing that fascinates me about this Sphincter chap is how he still lays claim to being a Republican.
Doesn't everybody know that Scottish Law dictates that one moderate must be replaced with another?
"... and I wanted a pony when I was little..."
I wanted the Mach 9.
And I'd like to be able to turn lead into gold...........
Scottish Law requires that all incompetant politicians be transported to the United States. Australia got the better ones over the last 2 centuries? ( LOL)
Spector is from an electoral district which has a very closely balanced Democrat/Republican constituancy. He has been masterful at pandering to both over the years but now refuses to change his ways in the face of the American publics evolution away from the Democratic party. Instead of meeting democratic opposition in his constituency
head on, he soft peddles his political positions so much that he has become an icon of disrespect to all of his constituents. Thus he falls outside the definition of a Bush Republican. Now that is OK, but sooner or later, just as Jeffords of Vermont did, he will pay the price of loosing his seat in the Senate. Sphincter knows this of course, now he is grandstanding for history, in a last gasp, megalomanic, posturing that will vindicate his own personal ideas he has of himself as a statesman. He actually thinks he is a modern day Benjamin Franklin, when in fact he has become a limp-dicked democrat who stands for little or nothing, during times of war that require political men and women to stand up and be counted.
He has sucessfully traded his ideological positions for pork barrel projects in his constituency, by being bought off by the Republican party so he would join the Republican majority position on most issues. Now Bush is powerful enough in leadership that he rarely needs
Sphincter, who like any rectum which is self abused,
grows hemorrhoids in such quantity as to be constipatory.
He has become a blivit, a wing nut, and a joke of his own exaggerated importance, caused by his seniority rather than his now exhausted political talent, which allows him a continued seat on the Judiciary Committee of the US Senate.
<< ... and I wanted a pony when I was little... >>
So did Clancy I.
But he got one only after he became big.
And Spectre's but a tiny nematode.
And a cravenly corrupt one, at that.
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