Skip to comments.The Haynes Disgrace (More RINO droppings from Lindsey Graham)
Posted on 01/11/2007 7:37:48 AM PST by eartotheground
Republican officials said yesterday that four controversial appeals-court nominees have asked the White House to withdraw their names from Senate consideration. Among them is William "Jim" Haynes II, whom President Bush first nominated to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, on September 29, 2003. -snip- Mr. Haynes is a victim of elite Washington's fickle support for anti-terror measures and South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham's desire for the media spotlight. -snip- Mr. Graham joined Democrats in blocking him to settle a political score. Mr. Haynes is general counsel of the Pentagon, where his transgression in the days following the 9/11 attacks was to do his job with too much determination to protect the country. That meant offering legal analysis to Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on the treatment of detainees -- advice that critics later distorted as condoning "torture."
Mr. Graham has basked in media attention for opposing President Bush on detainees, and he has every right to disagree on policy. But for reasons of ego or retribution or something, he has also insisted on embarrassing the White House by blocking Mr. Haynes's nomination. Mr. Haynes has many supporters in the Palmetto State, where he has ancestral ties that go back before the Revolution. Mr. Graham's treatment of a favorite son is a disgraceful episode, and one that South Carolina Republicans will want to consider if the Senator faces a primary challenge in 2008.
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Lindsey Graham needs to be retired big time. Governor Mark Sanford would be the ideal replacement. This is a conservative, well-run state. It doesn't need to be represented by a Nancy Boy RINO which, sadly, is probably the best we can do in Pennsylvania.
Lidsey Graham - who was b-slapped by SCOTUS for being a sitting senator making military laws while being a sitting USAF judge interpreting the laws.
not much point in posting a article where we can't read anything but the first paragraphs
click on the link at the end of the excerpt. You would think WSJ would let FR post the entire article, but what do I know
I am so sorry to have committed the heinous crime of "repeat posting". I plead guilty. I understand that I have a choice of punishment
2. Listening to LG speak for more than 90 seconds
And you have been her since 98?? :(
Yes, it heinous!! LG for 90 seconds! Be gone!!
(Next week I get to be hall monitor.)
LOL! At least you're a good sport for a hall monitor
So who is being lined up to run against this pansy?
Sorry, you can’t be a hall monitor without paying the hall monitor’s user fee.
Just make out the check to me.
Last I heard, nobody. South Carolina left their balls in the voting booth when they rubberstamped McCain and ignored Fred Thompson.
Well, even then he got what? A third of the vote? This isn’t like Reagan was in 1980 racking up 80-90% of the vote around this time back then.
Thank you for the post, I missed it yesterday.... here is a link that accurately describes what John McCain’s Gang of 14 did..
For awhile, we were thinking of retirement in SC.
FYI, Buddy Witherspoon is running against Pandsey. But he has his own problems. Google his name.
"Republican by day, Democrat by night."
Four years ago I spent six months researching where to retire. I finally settled on the Aiken, SC area. Moved here from Louisville, KY and have never been happier.
Friendly people, nice weather, plenty of amenities. This place is great!
Yup, that's a problem. Too many folks retire and move down here and immediately try to turn us into the high-tax, liberal hell-hole they just left.
You should hear how surprised some new arrivals are that (outside of city limits) we have wells and septic tanks, we haul off our own garbage or pay a private company to do it and we have volunteer fire departments. I always smile at them and ask "Didn't you wonder why your annual property taxes are less then $200?"
Pandsey is an embarrassment. He changed his stripes once he got to DC and now he has a huge war-chest of cash and the backing of the left and middle. The dems aren't even going to field a challenger, if we don't take him out in the primary he skates back into office.
McCain...he carried the retirees big-time and has the GOP establishment in his pocket, he has been down here courting them for the last three years. Splitting the vote 4 ways didn't help matters. (5 ways, if you count the RonPaulers.)
I voted for Thompson and attended one of his "Meet Fred" events during his bus tour of SC. He ran a lousy campaign.
I’m glad this thread came back to life but I posted it more than a year ago!