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Pirro won't commit to supporting Alito
The New York Post ^ | 11.16.05 | Dicker

Posted on 11/16/2005 11:46:35 AM PST by nycfree

November 16, 2005 -- ALBANY — Republican Senate hopeful Jeanine Pirro refused yesterday to back President Bush's selection of Samuel Alito for the Supreme Court, in part because of Alito's past anti-abortion views. The refusal by Pirro, who backs abortion rights, drew a quick condemnation from state Conservative Party leader Mike Long, whose support Pirro has been aggressively seeking. "I'm assuming Jeanine supported Bush for president and, therefore, she should be out front supporting the president's nominee for the Supreme Court — because we know Hillary Clinton is going to vote 'no,' " Long said. Pirro, the outgoing Westchester district attorney, wants to "wait and see the Senate confirmation hearings" before making up her mind on Alito, said spokeswoman Andrea Tantaros. "She wants to hear the tough questions, and she wants to hear the answers on a wide spectrum of issues," Tantaros said.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: alito; clinton; cokeheadhusband; facelift; mafiaprincess; pirro; rino; spencer
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NARAL Poster girl Jeanine Pirro was at it again yesterday, refusing to take a position on Alito until she finds out if he is pro choice enough for her. She has said in the past that she wouldn't confirm a justice that would upset the 5-4 pro-abortion lean of the court.
1 posted on 11/16/2005 11:46:37 AM PST by nycfree
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To: nycfree

Good thing she's not on the Senate yet. Nor will she ever
be.


2 posted on 11/16/2005 11:49:20 AM PST by AbeKrieger (Islam is the virus that causes al-Qaeda.)
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To: nycfree
Like, um, she gets a vote?

I don't think so.

3 posted on 11/16/2005 11:49:31 AM PST by xcamel (Operation Spread The Truth resource page http://lrllamas.com/OSTT)
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To: nycfree
She's as likely now to get in the Senate as I am.

Give the voters a choice between a liberal-lite like Pirro and the real deal like Hillary and real lib wins every time.

4 posted on 11/16/2005 11:50:52 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: xcamel

Well, IMHO she just lost the vote.


5 posted on 11/16/2005 11:51:16 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Liberal Talking Point - Bush = Hitler ... Republican Talking Point - Let the Liberals Talk)
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To: Semper Paratus

Is Pirro on Hillary's payroll?


6 posted on 11/16/2005 11:51:47 AM PST by Patrick1
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To: nycfree
Jeanine Pirro = RINO!
7 posted on 11/16/2005 11:51:54 AM PST by jdm
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To: nycfree

A Republican in New York = a Democrat.


8 posted on 11/16/2005 11:52:08 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Yup:

Hitlery's now a shoo-in... The country loses a RINO and gains a true blue lib.

Great deal!


9 posted on 11/16/2005 11:53:08 AM PST by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: EagleUSA

Left leaning moderate in NY = Genuine DeMoonBat.


10 posted on 11/16/2005 11:53:40 AM PST by xcamel (Operation Spread The Truth resource page http://lrllamas.com/OSTT)
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To: nycfree

Didn't she just watch anti-life Forrester go down in flames across the river and still she doesn't get it?


11 posted on 11/16/2005 11:55:56 AM PST by frogjerk (LIBERALISM - Being miserable for no good reason)
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To: AFPhys
The country loses a RINO and gains a true blue lib.

Not much of a difference there...

12 posted on 11/16/2005 11:56:35 AM PST by frogjerk (LIBERALISM - Being miserable for no good reason)
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To: nycfree
The new Pirro Campaign logo:

The same logo used by McCain '08.

13 posted on 11/16/2005 11:56:43 AM PST by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: Semper Paratus

Yes, we saw that type of choice played out in the NJ Governor's race just last week.


14 posted on 11/16/2005 11:57:25 AM PST by MarcusTulliusCicero
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To: nycfree
She has said in the past that she wouldn't confirm a justice that would upset the 5-4 pro-abortion lean of the court.

What is normally a deal-breaker does not apply when a candidate is running against the Beast. I would vote for the Devil himself before I pulled the lever for Hillary!

15 posted on 11/16/2005 11:57:27 AM PST by gridlock (ELIMINATE PERVERSE INCENTIVES)
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To: nycfree

The correct answer: "Stupid question. The decision on Judge Alito will be made by the current members of the Senate, of which I am not one. Yet. Ask me a question that will be relevent when I take office in 2007."


16 posted on 11/16/2005 11:57:29 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: new yorker 77; wideawake; areafiftyone; Mia T

District Attorney Facelift alert!


17 posted on 11/16/2005 11:57:43 AM PST by Clemenza (Ticking Away the Moments that Make up the Dog Day)
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To: gridlock

Well, you live in New Jersey, so you won't have to worry about pulling the lever for either.


18 posted on 11/16/2005 11:58:27 AM PST by Clemenza (Ticking Away the Moments that Make up the Dog Day)
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To: Clemenza
True, true. I no longer live in the state that sent Hillary! to the Senate...
19 posted on 11/16/2005 11:59:47 AM PST by gridlock (ELIMINATE PERVERSE INCENTIVES)
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To: cotton1706
The correct answer: "Stupid question. The decision on Judge Alito will be made by the current members of the Senate, of which I am not one. Yet. Ask me a question that will be relevent when I take office in 2007."

My suggesstion: "He is the President's choice so If I were casting a vote I'd say that I would be predisposed to supporting him and I am also looking forward to learning more about him when the hearings begin."

20 posted on 11/16/2005 12:01:02 PM PST by 1Old Pro (Confirm Alito before year end!)
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To: nycfree
How does she think she's even going to get the Republican nomination when she run a completely inept campaign so far and then makes a remark like this. I initially thought she was a good pick because she'd give Hillary a good run. I'm quickly changing my mind. She's already committed herself to running a "positive" campaign, not a truthful campaign, meaning she's preemptively surrendered on the ethics and national security issues. What else is there??
21 posted on 11/16/2005 12:05:00 PM PST by libstripper
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To: gridlock

Out of curiosity, why do people put an exclamation point after Hillary's name? Who started this trend?


22 posted on 11/16/2005 12:06:09 PM PST by Clemenza (Ticking Away the Moments that Make up the Dog Day)
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To: cotton1706

She ain't very bright, is she?


23 posted on 11/16/2005 12:06:29 PM PST by libstripper
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To: nycfree

Pirro cerainly has distinguished herself...

...as an idiot married to a criminal.


24 posted on 11/16/2005 12:07:33 PM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Doesn't matter as she will never be in the Senate anyway. Just as well I guess.


25 posted on 11/16/2005 12:09:53 PM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: nycfree

What a decisive leader. /sarcasm


26 posted on 11/16/2005 12:11:04 PM PST by Preachin' (Enoch's testimony was that he pleased God: Why are we still here?)
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To: EagleUSA
"A Republican in New York = a Democrat."

Even Jimmuh Carter and Max Cleland are more conservative than NY GOPers.
27 posted on 11/16/2005 12:13:10 PM PST by Preachin' (Enoch's testimony was that he pleased God: Why are we still here?)
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To: nycfree
Does anyone actually think she has ever stood a chance.
The best we could hope for would be to land a few punches.
28 posted on 11/16/2005 12:13:53 PM PST by carlr
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To: AFPhys
It's not a loss, though. Just maintaining the status quo in NY. It sucks eggs but I wouldn't waste the effort voting for either one of them.
29 posted on 11/16/2005 12:15:01 PM PST by isrul
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To: nycfree

And I don't know if I can commit to showing up to vote in Nov 06.


30 posted on 11/16/2005 12:15:29 PM PST by joonbug
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To: nycfree

Pirro = 1919 Black Sox


31 posted on 11/16/2005 12:17:08 PM PST by doug from upland ("Susan Estrich...get off your kneepads" - Juanita Broaddrick)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
Pirro cerainly has distinguished herself...

...as an idiot married to a criminal.

So she's still not distinguishing herself from Hillary?

32 posted on 11/16/2005 12:22:23 PM PST by TBarnett34 (Hillary Clinton IS the Great Satan.)
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To: frogjerk; isrul

If you don't think there is a HUGE difference between a RINO like Snowe and Collins versus Hitlery and Shoomie, you've never lived in a state like NY. You've never looked at the difference in the record/ ratings that various "scorecard" organizations have put out. You must have lived your whole life in TX or NB, etc.

If we could somehow manage to replace about 8 Blue State Demodogs with RINOs who might vote somewhat conservative even a third of the time, the whole country would be far better off, and far better, more conservative, legislation would be passed.


33 posted on 11/16/2005 12:22:35 PM PST by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: gridlock

Really? I wouldn't.

I guess this brings a new meaning to demonizing Hillary.


34 posted on 11/16/2005 12:31:09 PM PST by mhx
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To: Semper Paratus
Give the voters a choice between a liberal-lite like Pirro and the real deal like Hillary and real lib wins every time.

My sentiments exactly! When will RINOs ever learn? You can't out lib a lib.

35 posted on 11/16/2005 12:35:10 PM PST by appleharvey
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To: nycfree
Its all irrelevant anyway. This is NY, so Hillary! is going to win re-election by 30 points or so. The only question is who the Reps will put up to take the ritualistic beating. Who they support or oppose for the USSC doesn't matter since they will never have the chance to cast a vote.
36 posted on 11/16/2005 12:40:31 PM PST by chimera
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To: AFPhys

If you think republicans in NY have any intention of running a serious candidate against Clinton, you're mistaken. Pirro is a joke.


37 posted on 11/16/2005 12:43:56 PM PST by isrul
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To: nycfree

Another non-starter.


38 posted on 11/16/2005 12:50:46 PM PST by claudiustg (Go Bush! Go Sharon!)
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To: isrul

If you think any candidate who is not at least "moderate" like Pirro will ever win statewide in NY, you're mistaken.

If you believe that anyone even moderately conservative will ever win in NY State for the forseeable future, you're completely bonkers.

It won't happen. The best that can be done is to challenge the far left Demodogs with some "moderate" - thus Bloomberg, Gulianni, Pataki, etc... They may be very frustrating to those of us who would like someone with more committment to conservative values, but they are far less destructive to our nation and the state than the Demodogs.


39 posted on 11/16/2005 1:00:15 PM PST by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: Clemenza
Out of curiosity, why do people put an exclamation point after Hillary's name?

During the 2000 NY Senate race, Hillary! plastered the state with signs that said "Hillary!", and nothing else. With the breathless coverage she got in the media at the time, the boldface/exclamation point treatment was not far from what you could see in any media outlet. Thus, Hillary!.

40 posted on 11/16/2005 1:15:55 PM PST by gridlock (ELIMINATE PERVERSE INCENTIVES)
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To: AFPhys
I never even addressed the issue of a conservative candidate in NY. Last Conservative that won was Buckley. Pirro is a serious candidate only in her own mind. No money is coming in. She's just a nothing the party put up just so as to have candidate, a body, a name. She's no different than the Republican "candidate" for the mayor of NY's capital city who got about 6% of the vote. Just a body and a name.
41 posted on 11/16/2005 1:16:50 PM PST by isrul
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To: nycfree

Stick a fork in her. She's done.


42 posted on 11/16/2005 1:16:52 PM PST by dc-zoo
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To: nycfree

Lincoln Chaffee in Drag


43 posted on 11/16/2005 1:19:12 PM PST by stocksthatgoup (Polls = Proof that when the MSM want your opinion it will give it to you.)
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To: nycfree

What does it matter what she thinks? His confirmation vote will be WAY before she would ever have any chance of setting foot in the Senate.


44 posted on 11/16/2005 1:22:17 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: isrul

Which "serious candidate" would you suggest that the Republicans run in NY against Hitlery?

Suggest a winning strategy for me, please! I'll be happy to listen, and work to follow through when you give your winning plan!


45 posted on 11/16/2005 1:29:23 PM PST by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: nycfree
I disagree with Conservative Party leader Mike Long. There is no downside for Hillary Rodham Rodham voting for Alito. I haven't seen any polls from New York, but I would guess that her approval rating is in the 60-70% range. Pirro ain't got a snowballs chance in Rio of beating her. The left will be voting for Hillary. The middle will split their vote between Hillary and Pirro. The right will vote for neither. Hillary wins. Besides Hillary is running for President and a vote for Alito will help her with moderate Democrats and squishy Republicans.
46 posted on 11/16/2005 1:43:20 PM PST by Long Distance Rider
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To: AFPhys
You must have lived your whole life in TX or NB, etc.

I'm from NJ. Whitman (RINO) wasn't much of a difference from Florio or what will be Gov Corzine.

47 posted on 11/16/2005 1:45:47 PM PST by frogjerk (LIBERALISM - Being miserable for no good reason)
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To: frogjerk

RINOs are very annoying, but they are far less destructive to the republic than the socialist Demodogs are.

I didn't like Whitman much at all, but she managed to keep NJ under some control for a period of time. Nevertheless, NJ was a little better off when she was governor - yet I know that's not a great claim.

I thought it was an error in judgement that she was put on the Cabinet. The EPA was somewhat better of under her than the 'Toon Sec, at least, but she was dangerous there overall. The best part of her being on the Cabinet is that her relative failure there virtually removed her from influence on the national scene, and as a former "R woman governor", she was pretty dangerous for a while. Now I think she's relatively neutered.


48 posted on 11/16/2005 2:02:09 PM PST by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: 1Old Pro; cotton1706
My suggesstion: "He is the President's choice so If I were casting a vote I'd say that I would be predisposed to supporting him and I am also looking forward to learning more about him when the hearings begin."

Or how about:

"I'm a damn stinkin' commie liberal and I worship abortion and I hate conservatives so I would never back an evil white man like Alito." Or is that pretty much what she actually said?

Say it loud and proud Jeanine! You're a left-wing wacko, embrace your destiny!

49 posted on 11/16/2005 5:06:51 PM PST by JohnnyZ (Veterans' Day. Enough said.)
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To: nycfree

Paging Mr. Spencer.


50 posted on 11/16/2005 5:09:55 PM PST by RGSpincich
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