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Harriet Miers the pick AP

Posted on 10/03/2005 4:06:25 AM PDT by johnmecainrino

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To: ohioWfan

you call yourself a conservative or just a republican party booster?? ?
I call myself a conservative because I AM a conservative.......and have been for a whole lot of years.

And I call you a newbie, who could just might be a DU troll....

Well put, ignore the questions on policy supported by
BUSH and attack me as a troll..please just respond to the questions on policy and we will find out how conservative you are? immigration, gov spending, gov socialism (drug program), what do you say on these??


851 posted on 10/03/2005 6:17:56 AM PDT by ConsentofGoverned (A sucker is born every minute..what are the voters?)
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To: Petronski

I think I'll wait for the hearings to make my decision about her.


852 posted on 10/03/2005 6:18:05 AM PDT by ShandaLear (Announcing you plans is a good way to hear God laugh. Al Swearengen, 1877óDeadwood)
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To: writmeister
This nomination is enough to make even a usual Bush-bot (like me) really question the decision-making process going on in the White House.

Agree. Miers just doesn't sound like the most qualified nominee regardless of political leanings. This cronyism ala Michael Brown doesn't reflect well on the process. I guess Laura must have had her way--a woman from SMU.

853 posted on 10/03/2005 6:18:16 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Biblebelter
If one Republican jumps ship, she will not be confirmed. This is now about politics not principle.

If only that were true.... I'd email my senator (Coburn) and ask him to be the one.

854 posted on 10/03/2005 6:18:25 AM PDT by kjam22
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To: beckysueb
The reason we're unhappy (to put it mildly) is because he RENEGGED ON HIS WORD and did not pick a justice "in the mold of Scalia and Thomas".

How about posting some FACTS to prove that assertion.

We can all wait.

855 posted on 10/03/2005 6:18:37 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: Finalapproach29er

Yep, same Sarah Hughes


856 posted on 10/03/2005 6:18:49 AM PDT by pangaea6
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To: TheRobb7
He can then withdraw her, and then send Janice Rogers Brown and be percieved as taking the high ground.

Lol... yeah right.

857 posted on 10/03/2005 6:19:15 AM PDT by kjam22
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To: 8mmMauser; amdgmary

The Supreme Court is revisiting Assisted Suicide in Oregon TODAY. I wonder if Harriet Miers is for assisted suicide. I think she'll go along with Ruth Buzzy Ginsberg, Souter and the rest.


858 posted on 10/03/2005 6:19:25 AM PDT by floriduh voter (www.conservative-spirit.org Daily Newsfeeds & Weekly Update)
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To: Petronski

She a mystery date to YOU, not to Bush. Give him a little credit for HAVING KNOWN HER FOR YEARS.


859 posted on 10/03/2005 6:19:44 AM PDT by RightthinkinAmerican (Is the Republican attack machine an assault weapon?)
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To: Blogger

DU hates her. Perfect!


860 posted on 10/03/2005 6:19:59 AM PDT by bella1
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To: section9
This is SOOOO DEPRESSING!!!!!!

When historians review our era they will conclude that today was the day on which Reaganism died. It's over everybody, as over as the Anticommunist movement was over when McCarthy's Army hearings collapsed in infamy. We will now have to endure Hillary as the clone of JFK, an Edwards instead of LBJ. Who will be our Nixon in 2020? Indeed, Marx was right: history repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce. What depressing thoughts.
861 posted on 10/03/2005 6:19:59 AM PDT by irish_links
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To: Blogger

in 1987 & 1988. And Reagan used to vote Democrat too. What does this have to do with the price of tea in China. She's been straight Rep ever since.

I agree. So was Laura Bush at one time. Some on here are lou lous.


862 posted on 10/03/2005 6:20:05 AM PDT by TTRR
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To: RightthinkinAmerican
Some weak-kneed Freepers are getting their morning excercise with all their jumping to conclusions.

More like bouncing off rubber room walls, IMO.

863 posted on 10/03/2005 6:20:06 AM PDT by Dane ( anyone who believes hillary would do something to stop illegal immigration is believing gibberish)
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To: slowhand520
This is just unacceptable! How can you pass up Luttig, Brown, Jones or even Owen for Hariet F%*#'n Miers

Incredible isn't it?

We give the GOP control of the Executive and Legislative branches of government, yet the Democrats are still in charge.

To all you Miers-lets-wait-and-see apologists: Why should we settle for unknowns when there is greatness to choose from?

864 posted on 10/03/2005 6:20:09 AM PDT by kidd
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To: dubyaismypresident; nicmarlo

She states that she is a strict Constitutionalist. President Bush has steadfastly maintained that is what he is looking for in his nominees.

That seems to be more than those who don't believe she is seem to be hanging their hat on.


865 posted on 10/03/2005 6:20:34 AM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: txrangerette
There is nothing automatically suspect about a lawyer clerking for a Democrat judge. We are talking the law, not politics, when we talk about such matters.

There's certainly nothing positive, though. One of Roberts' strengths was that he clerked for Rehnquist; clearly the same principle applies.

Further, some post that she donated to Gore. But that was in 1988 when he was avowedly pro-life. As for donating to Lloyd Bentsen, that is a Texan donating to an old-style Texas Democrat, and I have no knowledge of where Bentsen stood then on life issues, so can't speak to that.

Gore and Bentsen were Democrats. 'Nuff said.

BTW, how old was Reagan when he became a Republican? You know who convinced him to do it? I read where it was his daughter Maureen. Of course, he was prime and ripe to do it, it was just a hard thing for him to finally do.

Reagan supported Eisenhower in 1952, so he had a nearly 40 year track record of GOP support prior to running for the Presidency. He would've been 41 at the time.

But like I said, there is Ralph Hall who in Congress switched to the GOP after he was 80 yrs. old. He had the most conservative voting record in the House.

Is he the exception or the rule?

866 posted on 10/03/2005 6:20:34 AM PDT by NittanyLion
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To: floriduh voter
I think she'll go along with Ruth Buzzy Ginsberg, Souter and the rest.

Got some proof, or you just babbling on your one issue agenda?

867 posted on 10/03/2005 6:20:38 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: Christian Soldier

The first President Bush was lied to about Souter, by people he should not have trusted. That does not speak well of his trust on that nomination. But it is incontrovertible that he was misled. He really knew nothing for himself about Souter at all. But then, that's an easy thing to know and you just love to Bush bash. That much is so clear from your rhetoric.


868 posted on 10/03/2005 6:21:17 AM PDT by txrangerette
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To: alessandrofiaschi

WTF is this?

Roberts I think will turn out OK, but who's this yahoo?


869 posted on 10/03/2005 6:21:17 AM PDT by RockinRight (What part of ILLEGAL immigration do they not understand?)
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To: TTRR

This is another case of friends of Bush getting plum jobs.
I am sick of it.


870 posted on 10/03/2005 6:21:18 AM PDT by JRochelle
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To: MARTIAL MONK
It is. I'm gone.

I think I'll stay. My chldren and grandchildren are worth it.

871 posted on 10/03/2005 6:21:21 AM PDT by beckysueb (God bless America and President Bush.)
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To: bella1

"Bush knows her personally, all of us here don't. Why on earth do we think we know more than he?"

It comes down to trust. GWB has a pretty poor track record on things that conservatives care about. Many, however, understanding the importance of judicial nominees, soldiered on, knowing that this was a huge opportunity to do something really important for the country and something for the many conservatives who supported GWB ONLY b/c of judicial nominees. He promised Scalia/Thomas....yet he give us something which we can hardly verify as being in the Scalia/Thomas tradition. The Bush supporters are simply left with this argument: Trust Bush.

That's just not going to get a lot of traction here.

A lot of conservatives simply don't trust him, and they have good reason not to.


872 posted on 10/03/2005 6:21:34 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: kjam22

I am sure that some Republican Senators will be tempted to break away, but the costs to the party and Bush would be severe. Although this nomination may bring out the under the surface split which is already taking place in the party.


873 posted on 10/03/2005 6:21:38 AM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: Flint
"Someone" named Harriet Miers contributed to Algore 17 years ago. So far it hasn't been proved it was this HM.

Unless there was another Harriet Miers working for the same law firm, at the same time, it's the same one.

874 posted on 10/03/2005 6:21:42 AM PDT by NittanyLion
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To: floriduh voter

So you're psychic? How long have you known her?


875 posted on 10/03/2005 6:21:49 AM PDT by RightthinkinAmerican (Is the Republican attack machine an assault weapon?)
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To: Petronski

There is one fact, Miers clerked for a pro-abort fed judge that helped get Roe decided.


876 posted on 10/03/2005 6:22:00 AM PDT by pangaea6
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To: TTRR

Except Laura is pro-choice.

Now, I was more concerned that she be a strict constructionist. You can personally believe in something, without believing the constitution supports it. She will follow the constitution (hopefully).


877 posted on 10/03/2005 6:22:21 AM PDT by Blogger
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To: jdhljc169

That's it your disappointed and now you'll cut and run.


878 posted on 10/03/2005 6:22:41 AM PDT by Patriotic Bostonian
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To: pangaea6

In the 70s?


879 posted on 10/03/2005 6:22:44 AM PDT by Blogger
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To: Howlin

What a bunch of uninformed whiners. Already this AM Bill Kristol expressed doubts about her - boosting her in my opinion.

When you all get some facts come back and we'll discuss but until then I'm going with my President!


880 posted on 10/03/2005 6:22:46 AM PDT by PaForBush
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To: jennyjenny
I would hardly call the complete trashing of the president and this nominee in less than an hour by many on this board, as being "patient".

Sorry, some of us have been here a lot longer than you.

Some of us have been voting, donating, supporting Republicans for a long, long time - all with the hope that they will finally deliver what they promise. The fact is, their excuses of "not being a majority" and hence the lack of conservative results - is now officially debunked.

By "patience" I did not mean in the teen-age, "I waited for a whole hour for you to pick me up" vein. I meant patient since Goldwater. How long have you been at it?
881 posted on 10/03/2005 6:22:46 AM PDT by safisoft (Give me Torah!)
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To: johnmecainrino
Maybe they both know she's a sacrificial lamb and if she's shot down the Prez will come back with a real hot conservative next time.....and double dare the Dems to shoot down a second nominee in a row.

Think about it.

Leni

882 posted on 10/03/2005 6:23:06 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Re: The Anti-War Sheehan-ites - They want to live in the garden but not tend the garden)
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To: Jim Verdolini
This is not a legal resume, but a PR release. I just do not know enough about the woman to know if this is a good choice.

Same here...we better catch up on our homework!

(I have seen a more flattering picture of her, though...LOL! I should get extra credit for that, at least.)
883 posted on 10/03/2005 6:23:17 AM PDT by hummingbird (21st Century Newsreporting - "Don't get me started!")
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To: PaForBush

I hope you're not addressing that to me. :-)


884 posted on 10/03/2005 6:23:17 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: AD from SpringBay

You know what would be "funny"? Not funny ha ha but funny - sigh of relief - what if the President knows he has another nominee coming up in a month or so? I'm completely guessing so take this with a bag of rock salt (but then again a lot of others are guessing today as well).


885 posted on 10/03/2005 6:23:19 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: Romish_Papist
Bush promised a Scalia/Thomas. If he had said that he would appoint someone "that Harry Reid likes" he would have lost the election.

How can they not know, that this choice was going to P-off "their" base?

886 posted on 10/03/2005 6:23:33 AM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: Gipper08

Has BUSH HIMSELF actually said this or is it still media buzz??

Not that I'd put it past him but I want to know whether to be mad or not.


887 posted on 10/03/2005 6:23:41 AM PDT by RockinRight (What part of ILLEGAL immigration do they not understand?)
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To: NittanyLion

And Al Gore was pro-life at the time.


888 posted on 10/03/2005 6:23:42 AM PDT by Blogger
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To: Blogger

Not sure when she clerked but regardless it was for pro-abort Sarah Hughes whenever it was.


889 posted on 10/03/2005 6:23:54 AM PDT by pangaea6
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To: chgomac
If a past contribution to a dem candidate or the DNC means you are forever "liberal".....then does it follow that we should ban & denigrate the hundreds of freepers who voted once for Jimmy Carter even though they now see what a mistake it was?

Please calm down and read my posts. I said none of the things you say above. I simply posted the item and asked if this was the same person. See posts 517 and 678.

If it is the same person, then yes it does bother me. But is does not bother me near as much as the fact Bush passed over Luttig. There were far better candidates in my opinion - which is worth less than $.02.

Will I leave the Pubs? NO. Do I still support the President? YES. Will I vote for Hillary? HELL NO. Am I disappointed? Yes.

890 posted on 10/03/2005 6:23:56 AM PDT by handy (Forgive me this day, my daily typos...The Truth is not a Smear!)
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To: ishabibble
It's so easy to judge when you don't have a dog in the fight...

I know and if they succeed in handing the 06 and 08 elections to the democrats, whats going to happen to our sons? It frightens me.

891 posted on 10/03/2005 6:24:04 AM PDT by beckysueb (God bless America and President Bush.)
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To: Dane

seems like trolls are amung us.


892 posted on 10/03/2005 6:24:09 AM PDT by TTRR
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To: RockinRight

Bush announced her. And when she voted for Gore he was pro-life.


893 posted on 10/03/2005 6:24:16 AM PDT by Blogger
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To: safisoft

Being here longer doesn't make your position any more correct.


894 posted on 10/03/2005 6:24:23 AM PDT by PaForBush
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To: beckysueb

She's pro-abort. I'll be surprised if the Dems don't throw rose petals at her feet when she walks into her confirmation hearings. Scalia/Thomas mold my a$$...


895 posted on 10/03/2005 6:24:27 AM PDT by Romish_Papist (Scalia/Thomas mold? Pfffft... just nice words to get Bush elected... he didn't mean it.)
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To: AFPhys
She states that she is a strict Constitutionalist. President Bush has steadfastly maintained that is what he is looking for in his nominees.

Justice Warren claimed all hid life to be a strict constructionist. I am underwhelmed.

Look, she could be Alan Keyes, Pat Buchanan, Jack Kemp, Phyllis Schlafley, Steve Forbes and Don Rumsfeld all wrapped into one but that doesn't matter.

She isn't anywhere as qualified as many people who were passed over and actually have paper trails. When it was time for a fight, brave sir Robin ran away, quote Monty Python.

896 posted on 10/03/2005 6:24:33 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Sometimes the cat barks at the dog)
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To: cantfindagoodscreenname
W just mentioned her work with Exodus International

I'm pretty sure W said "Exodus Ministries", not "Exodus International". Big difference.

897 posted on 10/03/2005 6:24:42 AM PDT by LikeLight
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To: Blogger

Good point, Blogger.


898 posted on 10/03/2005 6:24:42 AM PDT by hummingbird (21st Century Newsreporting - "Don't get me started!")
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To: JCEccles
Assisted suicide is on the docket this week. If she's for assisted suicide anywhere in the U.S. for that matter, that's all you need to know.

State's rights should not trump Civil Rights under the U.S. Constitution.

By the way, in Riviera Beach, Florida, there is an eminent domain test going on. People are being pushed out of their homes.

FV says: Disabled rights and eminent domain inalienable rights are hot button issues of the day. just my opinion

899 posted on 10/03/2005 6:24:46 AM PDT by floriduh voter (www.conservative-spirit.org Daily Newsfeeds & Weekly Update)
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To: Romish_Papist

How do you know this?????? I've also heard it said she is pro-life. What is your source?


900 posted on 10/03/2005 6:25:11 AM PDT by Blogger
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