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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

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To: Mike10542
Does anyone else on here ... see a problem with her age

This was my first reaction ... she might be the best thing to come along since sliced bread, but so might be a 45 or 50 year old. Yes ... a missed opportunity. BUT, we will learn much more in the confirmation hearings. I'll reserve judgment until then.

51 posted on 10/05/2005 3:41:52 PM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: Mike10542

This guy is 82 years old and still plugging perps, dead too.


http://www.kvvutv.com/Global/story.asp?S=3935198


52 posted on 10/05/2005 3:43:39 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: TSchmereL
No, really, you should follow my advice. It makes your life so much easier. I would always wonder, during the 90's how people I knew could believe things like "I never had sexual relations with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky" or "I never told a lie, not a single time." I realize now, I was just showing an appalling lack of trust in the President. If you just put your trust in President Bush, things like independent thought are no longer necessary. All you need is faith! Just believe that the education bill wasn't full of pork! Just believe that the borders are secure! Just believe that illegal immigrants are just guest workers!

In any case, I have it on very good authority (Harriet Mier's gardener's second cousin's veterinarian, that she has always planned to live to at least 90 and that, instead of watching Desparate Housewives, Harriet bones up on originalism. And she's even heard of Justice Scalia!!!!

53 posted on 10/05/2005 3:44:18 PM PDT by MarcusTulliusCicero
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To: Graybeard58
Will I see you there?

Send me a pony express map.

54 posted on 10/05/2005 3:48:17 PM PDT by Utah Binger (Modernist American Art in the West)
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To: Mike10542
Give me a break... what if she were a he.. 60 would not seem too old???

This is the usual slop about how old women are... I am about her age and I have never felt better, worked harder, been more productive, going to school to get a new SEC license, into my third career, have a terrific social life.. and by the way.. a very active sex life - thanks to my "old" spouse... the spouse is older but still chases me around the room... I occasionally let him catch me...

Mike, get a life and hope you can be as intelligent, visionary and productive as us old folks.. but then.. if you think life is over for anyone over 50.. you are destined to have a miserable old age.. so just go jump in front of a very fast moving train... ASAP
55 posted on 10/05/2005 3:48:51 PM PDT by Fritzy
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To: Mike10542

Women live longer. And SC justices tend to live a loing time, anyway.


56 posted on 10/05/2005 3:50:40 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Your FRiendly FReeper Patent Attorney)
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To: rhombus
pay our social security for the next 30 years do you?

Social Security? What is that? You mean all that dough we've been throwing away for thirty years? My lifestyle dictates ten times that amount. SS is my beer account.

57 posted on 10/05/2005 3:52:15 PM PDT by Utah Binger (Modernist American Art in the West)
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To: Mike10542

A lot of folks had trouble with Reagan's age too. Not a valid arguement. IMHO


58 posted on 10/05/2005 3:52:24 PM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: Graybeard58
Bingo!! I'll be 61 in a few days and I'm still working and don't plan on retiring for a long time.
59 posted on 10/05/2005 4:01:08 PM PDT by RightWingMama
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To: Graybeard58

I'm 41 and 60 doesn't look that old these days.

Whether Harriet Miers is conservative enough is a fair question (although I'm guessing that working as counsel for Dubya, both in Austin and Washington, and being a Molly Ivins clone would be kind of difficult to reconcile). I get that concern. But to think that she got to the places she got in her career without being a very bright and very capable lawyer is naive. The idea that serving a year or so as a judge made Clarence Thomas a seasoned, highly qualified candidate, and not having done it makes her a joke, is silly. And the age thing is just stupid.


60 posted on 10/05/2005 4:06:58 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: RightWingMama
My grandmother, bless her soul, went back to work at the age of 65 as a bookkeeper for a small heating and cooling company.

She "attempted" to retire several times, but darn it, if those "young things" they hired to try and replace her just couldn't catch on....and so she stayed. And computers? - they couldn't possibly remember 200+ names like SHE could! (this was in the late 70's early 80's) She ultimately retired at the age of 85 and went on to enjoy that retirement for another 5 years.

61 posted on 10/05/2005 4:12:48 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (This MESS is a PLACE!)
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To: dubyaismypresident
Sixty is not too old, unless you figure the GOP won't win again for 20 years.

We optimists at FR think the Democrats are a laughable moonbat-ridden finished force, and will not soon be electing any Presidents. Think again.

At Tradesports , a Democrat President winning in 2008 is trading at roughly 50%. Should a Democrat win, a Second Term is more likely than not. Should a Republican win in 2008, keeping the streak alive in 2012 would be increasingly difficult. Thus as it stands now, the odds are quite likely that a Democrat would be President for her retirement prone ages 64-72.

President Bush needs to lock in several decades of quality conservative originalist quality with this pick, not 10-15 years of mediocrity. Withdraw NOW!

62 posted on 10/05/2005 4:34:30 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: Plutarch

72 for a woman who has attained 60 is pretty likely.

SCOTUS nominees are a crapshoot. I wish Souter had been older, maybe he'd be gone by now.

I have not commented on the quality of the pick, only the age.

Heck, my choice Edith Jones is 56. My other favorites Posner and Eastabrook are Reagan appointees - older still.

They just got to outlive the Hillary! administration.


63 posted on 10/05/2005 4:39:04 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (trust but verify)
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To: Graybeard58; Ben Mugged

May 10 for me. June 25 for augirl. A fine vintage, indeed.


64 posted on 10/05/2005 4:43:39 PM PDT by auboy ("Don't get stuck on whiny")
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To: Graybeard58

60 year olds belong in nursing homes to prevent them from hurting themselves and others. These people are there for life regardles of mentai or physical condition


65 posted on 10/05/2005 4:55:44 PM PDT by grin (When Bush called the Minutemen vigilantes he was acknowledging that he was not doing his job)
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To: Mike10542

To what purpose then require the co-operation of the Senate? I answer, that the necessity of their concurrence would have a powerful, though, in general, a silent operation. It would be an excellent check upon a spirit of favoritism in the President, and would tend greatly to prevent the appointment of unfit characters from State prejudice, from family connection, from personal attachment, or from a view to popularity. In addition to this, it would be an efficacious source of stability in the administration.

Federalist #76


66 posted on 10/05/2005 5:14:17 PM PDT by Huck ("Sometimes you're better off not knowing how much you've been had." --Bob Dylan)
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To: Borges
To what purpose then require the co-operation of the Senate? I answer, that the necessity of their concurrence would have a powerful, though, in general, a silent operation. It would be an excellent check upon a spirit of favoritism in the President, and would tend greatly to prevent the appointment of unfit characters from State prejudice, from family connection, from personal attachment, or from a view to popularity. In addition to this, it would be an efficacious source of stability in the administration.

...The possibility of rejection would be a strong motive to care in proposing. The danger to his own reputation, and, in the case of an elective magistrate, to his political existence, from betraying a spirit of favoritism, or an unbecoming pursuit of popularity, to the observation of a body whose opinion would have great weight in forming that of the public, could not fail to operate as a barrier to the one and to the other. He would be both ashamed and afraid to bring forward, for the most distinguished or lucrative stations, candidates who had no other merit than that of coming from the same State to which he particularly belonged, or of being in some way or other personally allied to him, or of possessing the necessary insignificance and pliancy to render them the obsequious instruments of his pleasure.

Federalist 76

67 posted on 10/05/2005 5:16:11 PM PDT by Huck ("Sometimes you're better off not knowing how much you've been had." --Bob Dylan)
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To: TSchmereL; CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC; All
The fact is that 60 is old.

The fact is, that's not a fact at all! It all depends on the person in question.

IMHO, 60 is quite young. I'm quite younger than that myself, but my parents are quite older than that, not to mention my Aunt, all of whom are currently enjoying the latest of their "world travels" (an excursion that would make me quite tired out, but doesn't phase them in the least...and my Uncle is home working, LOL!)

Just so you know that, "whippersnapper"!! ;)

68 posted on 10/05/2005 5:23:21 PM PDT by 88keys
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To: teawithmisswilliams

Ginsberg was treated for cancer, wasn't she? Maybe she or John Paul Stevens will croak and Bush will get another chance.


69 posted on 10/05/2005 6:10:20 PM PDT by WestSylvanian
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To: grin
60 year olds belong in nursing homes to prevent them from hurting themselves and others

You may be right but don't let my 85 year old mama hear you say that. Unless you want a whuppin' from her.

70 posted on 10/05/2005 6:29:07 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Sgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: Mike10542
Does anyone else on here, besides all the other reasons against her, see a problem with her age

Bush is very comfortable with old people. Look at his cabinet -- they are older than Brezhnev's Politburo.

71 posted on 10/05/2005 7:26:11 PM PDT by Lessismore
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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.


Weren't there just a lot of people complaining about lifetime appointments, about people serving on the Supreme court TOO long??? Which is it, too long or too little?


72 posted on 10/05/2005 8:28:45 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: grin

60 year olds belong in nursing homes to prevent them from hurting themselves and others.


As someone said earlier, 60 is the new 30. Do you have a clue??????? 60 year olds in nursing homes? we're just hitting our strides.


73 posted on 10/05/2005 8:34:05 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: dubyaismypresident
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.


1860 Lincoln (R)
1864 Lincoln (R)
1868 Grant (R)
1872 Grant (R)
1876 Hayes (R)
1880 Garfield (R)
74 posted on 10/05/2005 9:32:26 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Give Them Liberty Or Give Them Death! - IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide
I knew when I posted that comment that I should have said since 1900. Clearly reconstruction was an extraordinary circumstance. More extraordinary than the great depression.

Thank you for keeping me honest and correcting me. I believe my point still stands when it comes to modern politics.

75 posted on 10/05/2005 9:38:19 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (trust but verify)
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To: teawithmisswilliams
Here are two excerpts from medical articles.

Colon Cancer Screening
About the author:
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Colon cancer
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By Debbie Carvalko

Publicity from recent high-profile cases — including the colon cancer of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsberg, and the death of Peanuts comic strip creator Charles Schultz — have brought wide public attention to the disease.
76 posted on 10/05/2005 10:10:34 PM PDT by roylene
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To: roylene
"People really need to get over their bigoted feelings about age"

I don't know if I'd say bigoted but I go along with the "get over" advice. Little children die. A teenager dies of a heart attach while playing basketball. A woman smokes all her life and dies at 87. Two others I knew, smokers, lived past ninety. My brother was diagnosed with lymphomic leukemia at age 61. Our dad died three wks. before his 81st birthday, and mother at 87. Youngest brother began treatment for lymphoma at age 55. Someone else dies at 61...didn't smoke or drink.

I'm not arguing with statistics, yet to speculate on how long Harriet Miers (or anyone) will live is just that, pure guess-work. We do not know when any of us will die.

If Harriet Miers is appointed to the SCOTUS and votes according to our views, we will want her there for a long time. If not, we will want her to retire and be replaced by someone conservative.

77 posted on 10/20/2005 9:47:50 PM PDT by IIntense
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