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Roberts Helped Counsel Jeb Bush
washingtonpost. ^ | July 21, 2005 | BRENT KALLESTAD

Posted on 07/21/2005 5:45:24 PM PDT by bayourod

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- During the tumultuous presidential recount in 2000, John Roberts flew to Florida and volunteered advice to Gov. Jeb Bush, whose brother was trying to clinch the election.

Some Democrats are now saying the trip should disqualify Roberts from the Supreme Court.

Roberts, who was in private practice at the time, accepted Jeb Bush's invitation to come to Florida at his own expense to offer advice to the governor. He spent only about a half hour with Bush and never played a major role at a time when scores of attorneys swarmed into the state.

"He came down and met with the governor briefly and shared with him some of his thoughts on what he believed the governor's responsibilities were after a presidential election, a presidential election in dispute," Bush spokesman Jacob DiPietre said. "There were several experts, including professors, scholars, constitutional experts who came down to Florida at that time and Judge Roberts was one of them."

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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: floridarecount; johnroberts; scotus
I'm beginning to like this man. An half hour with an authority who can decisively answer just one legal question could make all the difference in the world.
1 posted on 07/21/2005 5:45:25 PM PDT by bayourod
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To: bayourod

Bingo!


2 posted on 07/21/2005 5:47:24 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: bayourod

Oh boy, the hate will be flowing out of the nooks and crannies and flooding the media now, assisted by all the venomous moonbats who are terrified of this man. They think they've found a vulnerable spot and they'll probe it and poke it 24/7.


3 posted on 07/21/2005 5:51:20 PM PDT by JustaCowgirl
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To: bayourod
Translation: Lawyer advised a client.

This charge doesn't pass the laugh test. The Post must be getting desperate.

4 posted on 07/21/2005 5:55:18 PM PDT by You Dirty Rats (Tommy Tancredo is Deeply Saddened)
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To: bayourod

Oh my gawd, he offered Jeb Bush advice. That is just awful, what a scandal. Are they kidding? Even Democrats cant be that stupid.


5 posted on 07/21/2005 6:07:35 PM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: bayourod

Dear Washpost: Big flip.


6 posted on 07/21/2005 6:09:41 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: sgtbono2002

Okay. So an election was too big to steal. They're hoping for better luck with a judicial appointment.


7 posted on 07/21/2005 6:12:10 PM PDT by papertyger (Power concedes nothing without a demand. Frederick Douglass)
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To: anniegetyourgun

Well, I just think he not only shouldn't get the job, but he should be shot....don't ya'll?


8 posted on 07/21/2005 6:26:24 PM PDT by Txsleuth (John O'Neill for Supreme Court Justice!)
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To: Txsleuth

Just wait 'til the Dems reveal that he once took candy from a baby.


9 posted on 07/21/2005 6:31:53 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun

Oh, I thought that info was "classifed"!!!


10 posted on 07/21/2005 6:41:39 PM PDT by Txsleuth (John O'Neill for Supreme Court Justice!)
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To: sgtbono2002
Oh my gawd, he offered Jeb Bush advice.

On the top of it, he ate hamburger at Wendy's, how horrible!!! Fry him!!!

11 posted on 07/21/2005 6:42:42 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (FReeeePeee!)
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To: anniegetyourgun
The Senate should reject him on the basis of this alone," said Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Fla.

A man with a job provides a service to a client.

On this basis, he should be rejected, according to Robert Wexler (RAT-FL).

Typical Democrat nut. No wonder we have $1 trillion per year going toward domestic social welfare programs. In RAT-speak, it is evil to work. It is evil to have a job and provide a service. Why is our nation disintegrating into 3rd world status? Because roughly 50% of the nation blindly follow the RATs into their gutter.

12 posted on 07/21/2005 7:00:12 PM PDT by Dont_Tread_On_Me_888 (John Kerry: 3 fake Purple Hearts. George Bush: one REAL heart of gold.)
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To: bayourod
Gasp!

Roberts illegally supported the criminal Bush Gang when they stole the 2000 Election!!?? He isn't fit to be dogcatcher and should probably even be in jail!

(This should be fun to watch)

13 posted on 07/21/2005 7:04:09 PM PDT by Gritty ("Democrats are the party of abortion, sodomy, and athiesm" - Ann Coulter)
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