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Owen is Out (Priscilla Owen has withdrawn her name from the process)
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Posted on 09/30/2005 12:31:02 PM PDT by slowhand520

Owen is out Sep 30 2005 12:42 PM

By TimChapman

According to a very reliable source close to the White House vetting process for the next nominee, Priscilla Owen has withdrawn her name from the process.

With Owen out, conservatives have lost one of the better women on the short list.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: judicialnominees; priscillaowen; scotus
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1 posted on 09/30/2005 12:31:07 PM PDT by slowhand520
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To: slowhand520

S&*t!


2 posted on 09/30/2005 12:33:59 PM PDT by RockinRight (What part of ILLEGAL immigration do they not understand?)
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To: slowhand520

The short list better begin and end with known originalists.


3 posted on 09/30/2005 12:34:03 PM PDT by Ol' Sparky
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To: Ol' Sparky

I'm getting more nervous about it being a "moderate" crapolafest.


4 posted on 09/30/2005 12:34:35 PM PDT by RockinRight (What part of ILLEGAL immigration do they not understand?)
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To: slowhand520

I can't say I blame her.

The Dems dragged her through the ringer before she finally got confirmed.

No one in their right mind would want to go through that again.


5 posted on 09/30/2005 12:34:56 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: slowhand520

give us Edith Jones.


6 posted on 09/30/2005 12:35:23 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: slowhand520

Luttig is going to be the pick.


7 posted on 09/30/2005 12:35:35 PM PDT by Rutles4Ever (Stuck on Genius)
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To: slowhand520
The buzz according to www.confirmthem.com
is Alito. He is a "minority". He is Italian. Maybe that's what Bush meant by "all walks of life"
8 posted on 09/30/2005 12:36:15 PM PDT by slowhand520
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To: slowhand520

Dang, that hurts. More proof if any was needed the process has gone crazy.


9 posted on 09/30/2005 12:37:36 PM PDT by Steelerfan
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To: MplsSteve

Probably for the best even though she would make a great SCJ. The President needs to appoint someone who is willing to slug it out toe-to-toe with the Dems, and that's just what it's going to be, a huge slugfest. They will need the "fire in the belly" to pull it off.


10 posted on 09/30/2005 12:38:30 PM PDT by ladtx ("It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it." -- -- General Douglas MacArthur)
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To: slowhand520

Alito is often called "Scalito" which suggests he'd be more than OK.


11 posted on 09/30/2005 12:38:33 PM PDT by RockinRight (What part of ILLEGAL immigration do they not understand?)
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To: slowhand520

More room for Diane Sykes.


12 posted on 09/30/2005 12:39:21 PM PDT by WIladyconservative (Save us from future Freepathons - set up a monthly donation!)
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To: slowhand520

Earlier in the week the name Raoul Cantero was being thrown about. He met with Gonzoles last week in Florida. He is a very conservative Cuban-American on the Florida Supreme Court appointed by Jeb. He is only 45.

I still like Luttig, Brown and Jones but as an outside the box candidate this guy is interesting.

http://www.sptimes.com/2002/07/11/State/Selection_a_swipe_at_.shtml


13 posted on 09/30/2005 12:39:54 PM PDT by Republican Red (''Van der Sloot" is Dutch for ''Kennedy.")
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To: slowhand520

"Reliable anonymous source" is leaking something. Maybe accurate information, maybe disinformation, maybe nothing ;-)


14 posted on 09/30/2005 12:40:52 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: slowhand520

Maybe if they hired that hot lady with the heavy bronx accent instead of Maria San Salvador Ecuador Maguire Phillipina Undocumented worker they could go ahead with their careers.


15 posted on 09/30/2005 12:41:00 PM PDT by kinghorse
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To: RockinRight

The latest buzz (after a day of "moderate" trial ballons) are too real conservatives Sam "Scalito" Alito and Maura Corrigan from the Michigan Supreme Court.


16 posted on 09/30/2005 12:41:33 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (Go Mike Pence, Operation Offset, and the Cleveland Indians)
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To: Republican Red

A conservative cuber would be great


17 posted on 09/30/2005 12:42:06 PM PDT by fooman (Get real with Kim Jung Mentally Ill about proliferation)
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To: Republican Red

Interesting! Very photogenic family, too. Hard for the dems to cast him as a tyrant.


18 posted on 09/30/2005 12:42:45 PM PDT by Rutles4Ever (Stuck on Genius)
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To: slowhand520

Uh-Oh!!Bad news.

Looks like Bush is setting up a liberal for O'Connor's seat and we have all been betrayed by the "compassionate" conservative.


19 posted on 09/30/2005 12:42:47 PM PDT by ZULU (Fear the government which fears your guns. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: slowhand520

According to a very reliable source close to the White House vetting process for the next nominee, Priscilla Owen has withdrawn her name from the process.



How often was Roberts name mentioned as a top contender for the nomination before it was announced?. This insider crap from a source close to the vetting process is baloney imo. Unless they want this info out which I don't think they do. Let the dems stew about whomever so they can't concentrate on any single nominee until its announced.


20 posted on 09/30/2005 12:43:17 PM PDT by deport
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To: RockinRight

His decision on Casey (yes that Casey) was overturned by SCOTUS. He's that good.

Yet for some strange reason Specter likes him.

And since the Circuit is out of Philly, this could be helpful to Santorum. A few weeks ago traitor Chaffee was quoted as saying "the caucus would do anything for Santorum"


21 posted on 09/30/2005 12:44:49 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (Go Mike Pence, Operation Offset, and the Cleveland Indians)
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To: slowhand520

Janice Rogers Brown is still out there.


22 posted on 09/30/2005 12:45:45 PM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (11, 175, 77, 93 - In Memory Always)
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To: ZULU

I love your sense of optimism and trust.


23 posted on 09/30/2005 12:45:45 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: slowhand520
Whoever the nominee is had better want it really bad, and have incredibly thick skin and loads of patience. The Dems and MSM will try to take them apart hammer and tongs, making the Bork hearings look like a lovefest.
24 posted on 09/30/2005 12:46:00 PM PDT by colorado tanker (The People Have Spoken)
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To: slowhand520

Liberals are very angry at the prospects for the next Bush nominee.


25 posted on 09/30/2005 12:46:20 PM PDT by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: RockinRight

Here is an article about "Scalito"



http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/articles/050719/19alito.htm


26 posted on 09/30/2005 12:46:46 PM PDT by msnimje (Hurricane KATRINA - An Example of Nature's Enforcement of Eminent Domain)
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To: slowhand520

Bring on Brown then. Let's get it on!


27 posted on 09/30/2005 12:47:10 PM PDT by Republic of Texas
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To: colorado tanker

She's not out - she's working for the US in the lower courts which is just as important for those cases that come before her!


28 posted on 09/30/2005 12:47:19 PM PDT by princess leah (\)
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To: new yorker 77

Liberals hate the new nominee, they've hated him or her for weeks.

Who is the new nominee?

Hasn't been named yet.

But they hate him/her?

Oh ya.


29 posted on 09/30/2005 12:47:31 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (Go Mike Pence, Operation Offset, and the Cleveland Indians)
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To: Rutles4Ever

Oh my I forgot an important part of Cantero's resume.

He is the grandson of overthrown Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista.

Heads would explode in mass at the DNC


30 posted on 09/30/2005 12:47:35 PM PDT by Republican Red (''Van der Sloot" is Dutch for ''Kennedy.")
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To: deport
I am with you, deport. I don't think any of the names are true. It IS possible that Owen withdrew her name; she probably doesn't want to go through the confirmation again, plus I think she has just settled in with her current judgeship.

The rest of the names supposedly being leaked are the smokescreen just like the last appointment. I doubt we hear before next week, as they do not want to lose control of the news cycle. And I will bet cash money it is someone that hasn't really been discussed. And I dont think it will be Gonzalez, either.

31 posted on 09/30/2005 12:48:09 PM PDT by Miss Marple (Lord, please look after Mozart Lover's son and keep him strong.)
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To: Republican Red

Cantero would certainly raise the ire of the Dem nutcases. He's the grandson of former Cuban dictator, Battista. You know how they love guilt by association.


32 posted on 09/30/2005 12:49:28 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: ZULU
Looks like Bush is setting up a liberal for O'Connor's seat and we have all been betrayed by the "compassionate" conservative.

How do you get that from the fact that Judge Owen doesn't want another hearing so soon?

33 posted on 09/30/2005 12:49:43 PM PDT by HoustonCurmudgeon (Houston - Showing New Orleans how it's done.)
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To: deport

ye of little faith.


34 posted on 09/30/2005 12:49:49 PM PDT by TTRR
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To: Republican Red
Heads would explode in mass at the DNC


35 posted on 09/30/2005 12:50:43 PM PDT by dfwgator (Flower Mound, TX)
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To: Republican Red

Batista's grandson? I love it.

Too bad we can't find the son of a Contra leader :)


36 posted on 09/30/2005 12:50:59 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (Go Mike Pence, Operation Offset, and the Cleveland Indians)
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To: HoustonCurmudgeon

The fear factors are out in full force.


37 posted on 09/30/2005 12:51:16 PM PDT by TTRR
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To: Dog Gone

We have heard the assembly line of good conservative nominees that could fill O'Conner's seat.

I hear about ten names constantly.

Is it so hard to believe that in a country of 300 MILLION that there are more than 10 people reader to make Chuck Schumer miserable.

Ever hear of bait and switch.

Have the libs fixate on a few people, then send them someone of exactly the same mold kept under the radar.

The kind of conservative judge who would have been blasted had their name been broadcast for three or four years.

I'm a conservative.

Does my name need to be in the paper for four years to be the next Clarence Thomas?

Have more faith in Dubya.

Roberts is solid.

I look forward to the next nominee.


38 posted on 09/30/2005 12:51:36 PM PDT by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: slowhand520

Name your source or go to jail! Sorry, wrong story.


39 posted on 09/30/2005 12:52:22 PM PDT by Republic of Texas
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To: TTRR

Sounds like a Rovian disinformation strategy to me.


40 posted on 09/30/2005 12:52:44 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Many Democrats are not weak Americans. But nearly all weak Americans are Democrats.)
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To: RockinRight
Stratfor had an interesting newsletter his morning about Presidents failing when they lose their base.

This may help the explain the extreme pressure from the Left for a "moderate", since they know that would alienate the President's core supporters and pretty much invalidate his presidency for the next 2.5 years.

I don't think he'll take the bait. The press will have a field day with another conservative and paint the Prez like he's Genghis Khan. I can hardly wait.../sar.
41 posted on 09/30/2005 12:53:17 PM PDT by Wiseghy (Discontent is the want of self-reliance: it is infirmity of will. Ralph Waldo Emerson)
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To: HoustonCurmudgeon

IF this story is true, she didn't "take herself of consideration". She would have done that long ago.

She was ASKED to take herself out of consideration.

And the only reason she would have been ASKEd would have been to deflect conservative ire for having another person, who could only be moe liberal, named.

But we shall wait and see.


42 posted on 09/30/2005 12:54:18 PM PDT by ZULU (Fear the government which fears your guns. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: Dog Gone

McCain-Feingold, Alberto Gonzales, illegal aliens, assault rifle ban, all reasons to make me very nervous about Bush.


43 posted on 09/30/2005 12:55:50 PM PDT by ZULU (Fear the government which fears your guns. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: ZULU

In polite society, people are not fired. They get the hint they are no longer welcome, and submit resignations. People are not turned down for jobs. They decline to be considered for the position.


44 posted on 09/30/2005 12:56:33 PM PDT by Uncle Joe Cannon
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To: princess leah
I agree, Princess. And I wouldn't blame her one bit if she said being dragged once through the freak show of the Senate Judiciary Committee was quite enough. Owen sits on a distinguished court and can enjoy her judicial career.
45 posted on 09/30/2005 12:58:08 PM PDT by colorado tanker (The People Have Spoken)
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To: slowhand520

Number One-

The President has already chosen his candidate. I sincerely doubt his chosen candidate is one that would withdraw right before the announcement.

Number Two-

Owens was never among the list of people I would be excited to see on the Court, nor do I ever believe she was legitimately in the running. Oh, I'm sure she is a good Judge, but thre are better.

Number Three-

I look forward to the President's announcement as soon as possible to spare the lame predictable attacks made time and time again in circles prior to the nomination. I am also looking forward to the National Enquirer "conservative" outlets being disproven again.


46 posted on 09/30/2005 12:58:34 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (Barbour/Honore in '08)
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To: ladtx

Agreed. If you aren't willing to walk through fire, best to get out now.


47 posted on 09/30/2005 12:59:02 PM PDT by zendari
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To: slowhand520

Will GW try to push Alberto G. through?


48 posted on 09/30/2005 12:59:04 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon

Exactly


49 posted on 09/30/2005 12:59:29 PM PDT by ZULU (Fear the government which fears your guns. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: dubyaismypresident

JOHN ROBERTS' INNER THOUGHTS:

"Hello liberals. I'm John Roberts. Excuse me. I'm Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. I'm 50 years old. President George W. Bush nominated me, the 'practicing Catholic' who likes the Constitution, not international law. Look at this face. Get used to it"

50 posted on 09/30/2005 1:01:59 PM PDT by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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