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What about her age?
October 5, 2005 | Michael Katz

Posted on 10/05/2005 3:01:45 PM PDT by Mike10542

Okay, lets say for a moment that Miers winds up voting with Scalia and Thomas. Let's also say that she is qualified. Let's also forget about the fact that cronyism played a part here. She could wind up being a great justice. The one thing I still cannot get around is why Bush and his people would be willing to risk this all on someone who is already 60 years old!!! Does anyone else on here, besides all the other reasons against her, see a problem with her age (then again if she winds up being a bad justice, we'll be lucky she wasn't 45-50 when Bush put her on)?


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1 posted on 10/05/2005 3:01:45 PM PDT by Mike10542
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To: Mike10542

Hey there were some people clamoring for giving Robert Bork another go.


2 posted on 10/05/2005 3:03:10 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Mike10542

As someone else posted earlier today, that would allow President Hillary to appoint her replacement in 10 years or so.


lol.


3 posted on 10/05/2005 3:04:14 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Mike10542

Sixty is not too old, unless you figure the GOP won't win again for 20 years.


4 posted on 10/05/2005 3:04:14 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (trust but verify)
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To: Mike10542

The one good thing about this appointment is that she probably won't last that long.


5 posted on 10/05/2005 3:04:40 PM PDT by putupjob
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To: Mike10542

I have trouble with her age, too. However, remember she's a woman, I assume a non-smoker, and not fat. Odds are, she'll be around for quite a while.


6 posted on 10/05/2005 3:04:45 PM PDT by southernnorthcarolina (“You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something." -- Winston Churchill)
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To: Mike10542

So she maybe only goes ten or twenty years instead of thirty. Excuse me if I don't see that as the end of the world.


7 posted on 10/05/2005 3:04:47 PM PDT by RichInOC ("The coffee is strong at Cafe du Monde, the doughnuts are too hot to touch..." Save the Big Greasy!)
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To: dubyaismypresident

She could serve for 30 years or more.


8 posted on 10/05/2005 3:05:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: dubyaismypresident
Sixty is not too old, unless you figure the GOP won't win again for 20 years.

They are working on that.

9 posted on 10/05/2005 3:05:57 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: dubyaismypresident

If they keep spending and enacting socialist policies, while barely concealing obvious (if not Democrat-level) corruption, it might not be so far-fetched a scenario.


10 posted on 10/05/2005 3:07:04 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Aren't the "reality-based community" folks the same ones who insist there is no objective reality?)
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To: Mike10542

No problem. Ever heard of Ronald Reagan?

Her starting age just means that she more than likely will not serve on the court for 30 years. Which might not be a bad thing. But, if she remains healthy and retains an interest in the job, she might be around for 15-20 years. There are plenty of people who are vital and active through their seventies.


11 posted on 10/05/2005 3:07:09 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican
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To: Mike10542

Women live longer than men.

She will likely still be there in 20 years.


12 posted on 10/05/2005 3:07:48 PM PDT by rwfromkansas (http://www.xanga.com/home.aspx?user=rwfromkansas)
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To: southernnorthcarolina

Hasn't worked that well for O'Connor.


13 posted on 10/05/2005 3:07:54 PM PDT by Spirited
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To: All

Stop insulting us old bastards! I've still got thirty years left to work.


14 posted on 10/05/2005 3:08:38 PM PDT by Utah Binger (Modernist American Art in the West)
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To: RichInOC
So she maybe only goes ten or twenty years instead of thirty. Excuse me if I don't see that as the end of the world.

I'm 60 years old. 60 is only old to someone who isn't there yet.

15 posted on 10/05/2005 3:08:38 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Sgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: cripplecreek

possibly. SCOTUS justices of late have not been kicking the bucket very early.

I think she almost certainly will still be alive and serving at age 80.


16 posted on 10/05/2005 3:09:13 PM PDT by rwfromkansas (http://www.xanga.com/home.aspx?user=rwfromkansas)
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To: Always Right
They are working on that.

They are doing a great job at it, but the longest GOP drought is 20 years, from 1932 to 1952.

17 posted on 10/05/2005 3:09:39 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (trust but verify)
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To: Graybeard58

I'm 55. As far as I'm concerned, 60 is the new 30.


18 posted on 10/05/2005 3:10:25 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Spirited

Actually - O'Connor is retiring to care for her ailing HUSBAND.


19 posted on 10/05/2005 3:10:28 PM PDT by clawrence3
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To: Utah Binger
Stop insulting us old bastards! I've still got thirty years left to work.

I'll be there! Will I see you there?

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20 posted on 10/05/2005 3:11:07 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Sgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: dubyaismypresident

Sure - but most of that was ONE President!


21 posted on 10/05/2005 3:11:12 PM PDT by clawrence3
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To: Utah Binger
Stop insulting us old bastards! I've still got thirty years left to work.

Damn straight. You don't think any of these young 30-somethings are gonna want to pay our social security for the next 30 years do you?

22 posted on 10/05/2005 3:11:57 PM PDT by rhombus
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To: Mike10542
No.

I think the same people who are saying that she is too old were saying that Roberts was too young.

23 posted on 10/05/2005 3:12:08 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Machina improba! Vel mihi ede potum vel mihi redde nummos meos!)
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To: Graybeard58

1945 was a very good year.


24 posted on 10/05/2005 3:12:42 PM PDT by auboy ("Don't get stuck on whiny")
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To: Mike10542

Maybe her age made her the person she is today.


25 posted on 10/05/2005 3:12:43 PM PDT by MikeHu
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To: rwfromkansas
I think she almost certainly will still be alive and serving at age 80. I'm not so sure acctuary (sp?) tables support that assertion.
26 posted on 10/05/2005 3:12:44 PM PDT by clawrence3
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To: Mike10542
Let's also forget about the fact that cronyism played a part here.

Yes, let's forget it because it's baseless. Bush has selected hundreds of people, perhaps thousands, for positions in the government so far. Almost none were people he knew well before their selection.

Yet if he picks just one person that he knows well, that's cronyism? Gimme a break.

27 posted on 10/05/2005 3:13:07 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: putupjob

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 72. How much longer do you think we'll have to endure her?


28 posted on 10/05/2005 3:13:36 PM PDT by teawithmisswilliams (Question Diversity)
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To: Mike10542

"I want you to know that also I will not make age an issue of this campaign." President Ronald Reagan


29 posted on 10/05/2005 3:13:58 PM PDT by FreeRep
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To: Mike10542

Her mother is 93.


30 posted on 10/05/2005 3:14:02 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: auboy
1945 was a very good year.

I was born on June 29th of that fine year.

31 posted on 10/05/2005 3:15:25 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Sgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: clawrence3

According to National Vital Statistics tables, a 60 year old white woman will live, on average, another 24 years. About the same as a 55 year old white man.


32 posted on 10/05/2005 3:15:27 PM PDT by southernnorthcarolina (“You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something." -- Winston Churchill)
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To: clawrence3
Sure - but most of that was ONE President!

And that took a Great Depression.

It is very hard for an American political party to win 3 presidential elections in a row. It's almost impossible to win 4, and it is impossible to win 5.

33 posted on 10/05/2005 3:17:06 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (trust but verify)
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To: auboy

1945 Is an excellent vintage.


34 posted on 10/05/2005 3:18:02 PM PDT by Ben Mugged
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To: Dog Gone

Cronyism? Yes, I remember who JFK picked to be his Attorney General.


35 posted on 10/05/2005 3:18:11 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Sgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: teawithmisswilliams
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 72. How much longer do you think we'll have to endure her?

With her past problems it could be anyday. If I had to make book on it, I'd put the over/under at 4 years.

36 posted on 10/05/2005 3:18:18 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (trust but verify)
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To: Mike10542

I was thinking the same thing!!


37 posted on 10/05/2005 3:19:28 PM PDT by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion has already been born. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Graybeard58
I'm 60 years old. 60 is only old to someone who isn't there yet.

Isn't it time to update your screen name?

It seems old to me, and I've only got a couple of years to go.

38 posted on 10/05/2005 3:22:07 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really needed?)
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To: Mike10542
60 is not old ....
her life expectancy is at least another 20 years.
Besides that, no one knows when they are going to die.
Roberts is only fifty but could get hit by a car tomorrow.
People really need to get over their bigoted feelings about age.
39 posted on 10/05/2005 3:22:58 PM PDT by roylene
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To: Mike10542

The answer is obvious....she assured the President that she would live until she was 90. All we have to do is trust him and all will be well!


40 posted on 10/05/2005 3:23:31 PM PDT by MarcusTulliusCicero
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To: diamond6

I am wondering if anyone concerned about "her" age would believe that "his" age at 60 would be a matter of concern. Men tend to think any woman over the age of 21 is ready for the grave yard, in my experience.

As I am nearly the same age as Miss Meier, I am not at all concerned about her toppling into the graveyard any time soon -- particularly since she has never been married and has no children. Spinsterhood is powerful.


41 posted on 10/05/2005 3:24:18 PM PDT by KateatRFM
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To: dubyaismypresident

RBG is in very ill health. She will be off the court within the next six months.


42 posted on 10/05/2005 3:26:14 PM PDT by roylene
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To: teawithmisswilliams

Ginsburg has been nothing but misery and my worst nightmare. A former attorney for the ACLU, she is in effect a Marxist.

Let's hope she "retires" before W is out so he can replace her. ANYONE appointed by any Republican President would be an incredible improvement over her.


43 posted on 10/05/2005 3:26:41 PM PDT by putupjob
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To: Mike10542
I was thinking the same thing.

At 60 years old, Harriet Miers, won't be long at the court, so if she turns out to be another Ginsberg, hopefully, the damage is not as severe.

I think that GWBush should nominate Ann Coulter to the bench.

44 posted on 10/05/2005 3:31:55 PM PDT by Frohickey
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To: roylene
RBG is in very ill health. She will be off the court within the next six months.

Do you have a source for that?

45 posted on 10/05/2005 3:32:24 PM PDT by teawithmisswilliams (Question Diversity)
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To: Mike10542
Hey, she is younger than me, and I have no intention of assuming ambient temperature for a couple more decades.
46 posted on 10/05/2005 3:35:53 PM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis ("It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" Emiliano Zapata 1879-1919)
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To: Frohickey

Does that mean you have to post Ann's picture now?


47 posted on 10/05/2005 3:36:35 PM PDT by clawrence3
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To: southernnorthcarolina

Thanks for the info - I hope she lives to 100!


48 posted on 10/05/2005 3:37:30 PM PDT by clawrence3
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To: MarcusTulliusCicero

"she assured the President that she would live until she was 90. All we have to do is trust him and all will be well!"

LOL.

The fact is that 60 is old. It is a strike against her. If Bush were really trying to use his nomination wisely, he would pick the youngest "Scalia or Thomas" he could find.

Bush did not pick the youngest "Scalia or Thomas" he could find.

Bush did not use his pick wisely.

No one even knows if Bush picked a "Scalia or Thomas" like he promised.

Even if he did, she is still a crony and he should have picked someone else.

This pick is just lame. A total waste.


49 posted on 10/05/2005 3:38:31 PM PDT by TSchmereL (words.)
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To: MarcusTulliusCicero

"she assured the President that she would live until she was 90. All we have to do is trust him and all will be well!"

LOL.

The fact is that 60 is old. It is a strike against her. If Bush were really trying to use his nomination wisely, he would pick the youngest "Scalia or Thomas" he could find.

Bush did not pick the youngest "Scalia or Thomas" he could find.

Bush did not use his pick wisely.

No one even knows if Bush picked a "Scalia or Thomas" like he promised.

Even if he did, she is still a crony and he should have picked someone else.

This pick is just lame. A total waste.


50 posted on 10/05/2005 3:39:12 PM PDT by TSchmereL (words.)
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