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O'Connor disappointed she wasn't replaced by a woman
Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | Apr 8, 2006 | Andrew Petkofsky

Posted on 04/08/2006 2:25:02 PM PDT by skandalon

WILLIAMSBURG - Sandra Day O'Connor said yesterday that she was sad that a woman was not chosen to fill the U.S. Supreme Court seat opened by her retirement.

"I was disappointed to see the women on the Supreme Court drop by 50 percent," O'Connor told an audience of more than 700 students at the College of William and Mary.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesdispatch.com ...


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I'm glad she is disappointed, there are no designated spots on the Supreme Court.
1 posted on 04/08/2006 2:25:05 PM PDT by skandalon
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To: skandalon
She was an appointee, not an appointer.

That's a different pay grade.

2 posted on 04/08/2006 2:26:11 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam Factoid:After forcing young girls to watch his men execute their fathers, Muhammad raped them.)
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To: skandalon
I'm glad she is disappointed

Me too, and I am ecstatic that she is gone from the court.

3 posted on 04/08/2006 2:26:36 PM PDT by Bahbah (Harry Reid is a Liar;Ted Kennedy is a BIG FAT Liar: edited by tiredoflaundry)
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To: skandalon
One wishes she could be even more disappointed.

Now, speaking of shameful episodes, one of America's oldest universities has hired on this dangerous individual as Chancellor.

4 posted on 04/08/2006 2:27:28 PM PDT by muawiyah (-)
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To: skandalon

Thats OK, I'm disappointed she didn't leave 4 years earlier.


5 posted on 04/08/2006 2:28:03 PM PDT by The Republic is Lost
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To: skandalon

I'm glad she's gone.


6 posted on 04/08/2006 2:28:14 PM PDT by SIDENET (Gonna shake it, gonna break it, let's forget it better still)
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To: skandalon

Equal opportunity's a bitch, ain't it?


7 posted on 04/08/2006 2:31:20 PM PDT by Third Order
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To: skandalon

So she would have been happy to see Janice Rodgers Brown
appointed?


8 posted on 04/08/2006 2:33:08 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: skandalon
What's this. Quotas?

Sheesh, some Chancellor she's going to be.

What could the College be thinking having someone with that mindset in charge.

9 posted on 04/08/2006 2:33:29 PM PDT by OldFriend (AMERICA WOULD NOT BE THE LAND OF THE FREE IF IT WERE NOT ALSO THE HOME OF THE BRAVE)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Yours is one of the best phrased comments I have ever read on FR.


10 posted on 04/08/2006 2:34:34 PM PDT by ops33 (Retired USAF Senior Master Sergeant)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

She was an appointee, not an appointer.
That's a different pay grade.
Well said, Who cares what she thinks
Pedrobud


11 posted on 04/08/2006 2:35:07 PM PDT by Pedrobud (Wake up you liberal morons. Bush is not the enemy !!)
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To: skandalon
O'Connor was a mediocre judge and Justice. Had she been a male, she would never have been considered for the Supreme Court.
12 posted on 04/08/2006 2:38:47 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (A Liberal by any other name is still a Hypocrite)
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To: skandalon

There are a number of women President Bush would be happy to appoint.


13 posted on 04/08/2006 2:40:42 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: skandalon

To quote Ann Coulter:

"It would be a much better country if women did not vote. That is simply a fact. In fact, in every presidential election since 1950 - except Goldwater in '64 - the Republican would have won, if only the men had voted."


14 posted on 04/08/2006 2:41:35 PM PDT by Screamname (Pray for me, Hillary is my Senator.)
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To: skandalon

To O'Connor: Well boo-friggin'-hoo! This is not the first time you've overstepped your pay grade.


15 posted on 04/08/2006 2:41:45 PM PDT by Bernard Marx (Fools and fanatics are always certain of themselves, but the wise are full of doubts.)
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To: skandalon

I hope that most of the decisions rendered from her old chair disappoint her even further!!!

LLS


16 posted on 04/08/2006 2:46:29 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Preserve America... kill terrorists... destroy dims!)
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To: skandalon
Well why did she go softie and quit on us if she were so concerned that a woman should be on the SCOTUS?
17 posted on 04/08/2006 2:47:31 PM PDT by manwiththehands (I will remember in November.)
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To: skandalon

Boo-hoo!


18 posted on 04/08/2006 2:48:22 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne
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To: skandalon

Most of the rest of us are pretty happy about it Sandy.


19 posted on 04/08/2006 2:49:13 PM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: skandalon
Somebody should ask Miss Sandra if men would be justified in being "disappointed" when her appointment cut our representation on the Supreme Court by 11%.

Gender bias is alive and well...and on full display in a former Supreme Court justice.

20 posted on 04/08/2006 2:53:00 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: skandalon

Agreed.


21 posted on 04/08/2006 2:54:23 PM PDT by TAdams8591
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To: skandalon

She, like much of the left, thinks she owns the seat.

Wasn't it Schumer who referred to "our" seat, when GWB had appointed Alioto? Anyway, they didn't think GWB was appointing liberal enough justices. They implied that they had gone along with one - Roberts - but they weren't going to stand for any more messing with the O'Connor seat - theirs.


22 posted on 04/08/2006 3:00:24 PM PDT by Let's Roll ( "Congressmen who ... undermine the military ... should be arrested, exiled or hanged" - A. Lincoln)
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To: skandalon

Think of how much better off the country will be when the other one is gone.


23 posted on 04/08/2006 3:01:54 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: Bahbah

You are not the only one. She should have retired years ago.


24 posted on 04/08/2006 3:03:13 PM PDT by MamaB (mom to an Angel)
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To: skandalon
I am dissapointed the old hag never bothered to read this.


25 posted on 04/08/2006 3:34:55 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: skandalon
Well there's still Ginsberg and Souter ...
26 posted on 04/08/2006 3:36:15 PM PDT by PackerBronco
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To: skandalon

Too bad...So Sad....Bye Bye!!


27 posted on 04/08/2006 3:37:06 PM PDT by Sprite518
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To: skandalon

Justice O'Connor: You've had your "Day" in court.


28 posted on 04/08/2006 3:47:35 PM PDT by nhoward14
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To: skandalon
This old broad was/is a total left wing moonbat.
29 posted on 04/08/2006 3:49:54 PM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis
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To: muawiyah

After her saying she retired to have more time with her husband on the ranch. Looks like she retired to go a double dipping.


30 posted on 04/08/2006 3:51:50 PM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis
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To: skandalon
Give the lady a hanky. Life can be so cruel.
31 posted on 04/08/2006 3:52:41 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: skandalon

To hell with gynocracy.


32 posted on 04/08/2006 3:53:22 PM PDT by LibKill (Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: skandalon

Her speaking fees just increased by 500%.

33 posted on 04/08/2006 3:54:05 PM PDT by Fintan (Did you really think I could post such insightful replies if I actually read the article???)
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To: skandalon
AMERICA IS NOT DISAPPOINTED THAT THIS INFANTICIDE BUTCHER FINALLY RETIRED! IT'S TOO BAD SHE DIDN'T RETIRE THE YEAR AFTER HER ANNOINTMENT!
34 posted on 04/08/2006 3:59:50 PM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: Third Order
Equal opportunity's a bitch, ain't it?

see tagline...

35 posted on 04/08/2006 4:01:38 PM PDT by Migraine (...diversity is great (until it happens to you)...)
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Yeah, well, it wasn't up to you Sandra!


36 posted on 04/08/2006 4:03:01 PM PDT by Shimmer128
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To: tet68
So she would have been happy to see Janice Rodgers Brown appointed?

Just what I was thinking. Since we're bean-counting, we could've had two beans for the price of one in JRB. But, nooooooooooooooooo...

37 posted on 04/08/2006 4:03:12 PM PDT by Migraine (...diversity is great (until it happens to you)...)
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I am dissapointed the old hag never bothered to read this.

And which one of the 530+ hacks in Washington has again (except for perhaps Justice Thomas and Rep. Paul)? Although I wouldn't call her an 'old hag'. I may have disagreed with her political views but I imagine she was personably a nice person.

38 posted on 04/08/2006 4:07:12 PM PDT by billbears (Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. --Santayana)
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To: skandalon

Me too Mrs. O'Connor.
I can't wait till the Ann Coulter nomination. ;o)


39 posted on 04/08/2006 4:07:32 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Happy 150th Birthday Kerrville!)
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To: tet68
So she would have been happy to see Janice Rodgers Brown appointed?

Like anyone from the party of big government would have nominated a conservative..

40 posted on 04/08/2006 4:08:12 PM PDT by billbears (Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. --Santayana)
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To: skandalon

I agree. Man or Woman doesn't matter, the judge that fills the chair does.


41 posted on 04/08/2006 4:14:35 PM PDT by JOE43270 (JOE43270, God Bless America and All Who Have and Will Defend Her.)
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To: skandalon

I am just plain glad she is no longer on the court. We don't need people such as she who do not use the constitution as a guideline; only as a stepping stone for their own personal agendas. That we sure don't need.


42 posted on 04/08/2006 4:16:12 PM PDT by freekitty
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To: skandalon

Bush tried his best to give her her wish.


43 posted on 04/08/2006 4:20:17 PM PDT by Modok
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To: skandalon

Sandra,
You drag it around like a ball and chain
You wallow in the guilt; you wallow in the pain
You wave it like a flag, you wear it like a crown
Got your mind in the gutter, bringin' everybody down
Complain about the present and blame it on the past
I'd like to find your inner child and kick its little ass

Get over it
Get over it
All this bitchin' and moanin' and pitchin' a fit
Get over it, get over it


44 posted on 04/08/2006 4:24:37 PM PDT by Highway55
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To: skandalon

Hey Sandy, how would your speech have changed if Janice Rogers Brown had been confirmed to take your place?


45 posted on 04/08/2006 4:27:21 PM PDT by upchuck (Wikipedia.com - the most unbelievable web site in the world.)
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To: skandalon
O'Connor seemed feckless, if not completely unqualified for the supremes.

In her favor, she sided with the 5-4 majority that agreed that Dubya won the 2000 election. (I think the issue was whether the Florida legislature or left wing Fla state supremes had jurisdiction over the certification, and the leg clearly had it.)

With this vote, and considering what happened in 2001, she had a positive impact on the country that I believe counteracts at least some of her many incompetent and left-leaning votes. (I understand, however, that this is a highly debatable point.)

Her legacy? "Undistinguished" comes to mind.

.

46 posted on 04/08/2006 4:29:36 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: skandalon

That's certainly a sexist comment. She must want that quota system for the SCOTUS: the Jew seat, the black seat, the woman's seat, the inevitable Mexican seat, etc. I'm sure in the future someone will get the bright idea for a Muslim seat. I hope I'm dead by then.


47 posted on 04/08/2006 4:33:22 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: skandalon
"Sandra Day O'Connor said yesterday that she was sad that a woman was not chosen to fill the U.S. Supreme Court seat opened by her retirement."

Gee, Granny O'Connor, and I'm sad that you didn't retire about two weeks after you were sworn in.

48 posted on 04/08/2006 4:37:24 PM PDT by Czar (StillFedUptotheTeeth@Washington)
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To: skandalon

As a woman I am disappointed that she is disappointed. I could care less what the gender of the USSC justice is. I want to know what they think about the Constitution not what chromosomes they are made up of. She needs to move on she is so behind the times. This is the time of post feminism. At least it is for me.


49 posted on 04/08/2006 5:01:45 PM PDT by therut
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To: billbears

Ms. Brown is a Libertarian, not a Conservative.


50 posted on 04/08/2006 5:11:45 PM PDT by muawiyah (-)
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