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Laura Bush glad Obama picked woman for high court
AP via Yahoo ^ | June 8, 2009

Posted on 06/08/2009 5:50:37 AM PDT by maggief

WASHINGTON – Former first lady Laura Bush says she's pleased that President Barack Obama nominated a woman for the Supreme Court.

"I think she sounds like a winner and a good nominee," Bush said of Sonia Sotomayor, the federal appeals judge Obama picked.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhojudicialnominees; bush; derangement; laurabush; rino; sotomayor; syndrome; women
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1 posted on 06/08/2009 5:50:37 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=7779432&page=1

Laura Bush: W. ‘Owes’ Obama Silence
Exclusive: Former First Lady: Sotomayor ‘Interesting’ Choice, Michelle Obama ‘Doing Terrific’
By LEE FERRAN
June 8, 2009


2 posted on 06/08/2009 5:51:43 AM PDT by maggief (I)
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To: maggief

Oh, for God’s sake. I am so sick of these elites who couldn’t think their way out of a paper bag.


3 posted on 06/08/2009 5:51:44 AM PDT by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: maggief

Good grief! No doubt she was behind the Harriet Myers fiasco.


4 posted on 06/08/2009 5:52:05 AM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: raybbr

Laura’s just being a class act.
I don’t think that’s an official endorsement.


5 posted on 06/08/2009 5:52:19 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: maggief

My low esteem for pro-abort Laura just went lower.


6 posted on 06/08/2009 5:52:19 AM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: maggief

Laura, dear, Obama has plenty of cheerleaders in Big Media. He really doesn’t need you too.


7 posted on 06/08/2009 5:53:30 AM PDT by DManA
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To: maggief

I generally like Laura: she’s a classy lady and I’m very much missing that in today’s White House. However, it is time for the Bush’s to go away. They made some good solid contributions, but they also helped diminish the GOP. Just go and enjoy a quiet retirement — let Cheney do the talking now, OK?


8 posted on 06/08/2009 5:54:22 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (We are a ruled people, serfs to the Federal Oligarchy -- and the Tree of Liberty thirsts)
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To: SJSAMPLE

I don’t associate class with sexist platitudes.


9 posted on 06/08/2009 5:54:47 AM PDT by DManA
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To: raybbr

What did you expect? That she slit the neck of a rooster, drink his blood, and curse Sotomayor on national TV?


10 posted on 06/08/2009 5:55:01 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: FreepShop1

Don’t forget that the “Wanted Dead or Alive” talk for Osama was too tough for sensitive Laura. She did her part all along to bring us to the Obamanation. She ought to keep her big fat stupid mouth shut.


11 posted on 06/08/2009 5:55:01 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 ( ...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: DManA

Laura missing the spotlight?


12 posted on 06/08/2009 5:55:27 AM PDT by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: maggief

George Bush was never a conservative, and I doubt his wife is/was either ...


13 posted on 06/08/2009 5:55:50 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: maggief

The more she opens her mouth the more she should keep it closed.


14 posted on 06/08/2009 5:55:52 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: newfreep

FLASHBACK:

http://www.captainsquartersblog.com/mt/archives/005597.php

Joining her husband in defense of Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers, Laura Bush today called her a “role model for young women around the country” and suggested that sexism was a “possible” reason for the heavy criticism of the nomination.

“I know Harriet well,” the first lady said. “I know how accomplished she is. I know how many times she’s broken the glass ceiling. . . . She’s very deliberate and thoughtful and will bring dignity to wherever she goes, certainly the Supreme Court.” ...

Asked by host Matt Lauer if sexism might be playing a role in the Miers controversy, she said, “It’s possible. I think that’s possible. . . . I think people are not looking at her accomplishments.”


15 posted on 06/08/2009 5:56:47 AM PDT by maggief (I)
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To: maggief

And George was a screw also.


16 posted on 06/08/2009 5:57:06 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Obama is an illegal alien)
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To: maggief

She is just being gracious.


17 posted on 06/08/2009 5:57:08 AM PDT by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

How are REPUBLICANS ever going to distinguish themselves if they agree with everything Obama is doing??


18 posted on 06/08/2009 5:57:13 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: maggief

Laura is being polite, as she always has been.

Not a big deal imo.


19 posted on 06/08/2009 5:57:29 AM PDT by earlJam
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To: SJSAMPLE

Yes. Obviously. But watch all the knee-jerk hysteria here.

Mrs. Bush was asked a gotcha question and she replied graciously, thereby defusing the situation.


20 posted on 06/08/2009 5:57:30 AM PDT by Jedidah ("Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana)
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To: SJSAMPLE
Laura’s just being a class act.

Agreed. The last thing she wants is to become embroiled in a ginned-up controversy with the Obama's. The press is eager for any diversion from just how bad the O administration sux and Laura would get the Cheny/Palin treatment ad infinitum. This is a smart, albeit unrewarding way to handle it.

21 posted on 06/08/2009 5:57:59 AM PDT by ProfoundMan (RightyPics.com)
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To: maggief

Every time a Bush says or does something stupid, it’s a sign of class.


22 posted on 06/08/2009 5:59:44 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Confirm thy soul in self-control, thy liberty in law.)
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To: maggief

“I think she sounds like a winner and a good nominee...”

“...we need a racist on the Supreme Court as well as in the White House. It’s only fair. George! I said two olives in my martini damn it!”


23 posted on 06/08/2009 6:01:09 AM PDT by pke
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To: Jedidah


24 posted on 06/08/2009 6:01:09 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: SJSAMPLE

I think it would have been “classier” to keep her mouth shut.


25 posted on 06/08/2009 6:01:11 AM PDT by maggief (I)
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To: maggief

Laura is no doubt in negotiations for a book deal, and this is an attempt to increase the size of the advance...a hint, a whiff, that she’ll come out against some of W’s actions and policies...the long suffering spouse can finally break her silence..


26 posted on 06/08/2009 6:01:17 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: maggief

You can bet CNN, MSDNC, Chuckie Schumer, et alwill be using this soundbite to marginalize those that opppose her.

I respect W and Laura but they are squishy get-alongers. They are the antithesis to the Cheneys.


27 posted on 06/08/2009 6:01:27 AM PDT by nhwingut ( Don't Blame Me. I Voted For Palin.)
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To: ProfoundMan

Going on Good Morning America isn’t classy. It’s idiotic.


28 posted on 06/08/2009 6:02:11 AM PDT by DManA
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To: maggief

Sounds like the “Meghan McCain Wing” of the GOP is growing.


29 posted on 06/08/2009 6:03:00 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: ClearCase_guy

To tell you the truth, I never related much to Laura. I think she is “nice”, attractive, and a good mother. That said, I dont think she is a deep thinker or spends much time on current events, philosophy, or political thought. So her opinions have little weight on me. I’ve often wondered though why Condi and her were so close and what did Condi see that I didn’t.


30 posted on 06/08/2009 6:03:07 AM PDT by crymeariver (Good news...in a way)
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To: Jedidah

Of course they asked her a gotcha question. That’s what they do. Laura doesn’t know this? What did she expect? Obama treatment?


31 posted on 06/08/2009 6:03:44 AM PDT by DManA
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To: maggief
I think you stopped reading after "glad" (which doesn't appear in the article, btw).

It would be nice to find out what she actually said.

32 posted on 06/08/2009 6:03:53 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

I’d find it hard to support any candidate who said the following:

“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion [as a judge] than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.”

Throw in that she’s been a member of La Raza, and well, I don’t know how you make a positive statement about the woman—neutral at best.


33 posted on 06/08/2009 6:04:12 AM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: maggief

sometimes ppl here forget why we hate bush and mccain. These folks NEVER fight BACK and always say nice thing about their political enemies just as they backstab them


34 posted on 06/08/2009 6:04:41 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Jedidah

They’ve already started.
Disgraceful.


35 posted on 06/08/2009 6:05:11 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: maggief
Two words: HARRIET MIERS

Laura Bush is a great lady. She needs to stay away from opining on SCOTUS appointments though.

36 posted on 06/08/2009 6:05:11 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: SJSAMPLE

Sorry, being a class act here would be saying that like her husband she is not going to speak out on the new President’s choices and decisions.

That way she would not be speaking against Sotomayor despite herself apparently being a supportive liberal—but she wouldn’t be speaking against the interests of the party that put her husband in power either.


37 posted on 06/08/2009 6:05:41 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: maggief

The Bush Dynasty needs to take its place on the ash heap of history.


38 posted on 06/08/2009 6:07:25 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: maggief

My plethora of rich cultural experiences as a middle class white guy say otherwise.


39 posted on 06/08/2009 6:08:32 AM PDT by Puddleglum
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To: 4rcane

“...always say nice thing about their political enemies...”

And these enemies are not just the Dems. Bush was the “Religion of Peace” spokesman and increased Mohammedan immigration AFTER 9/11.

Thank you Prez Bush for turning Shelbyville, Tennessee into a Muzzie Hell Hole.


40 posted on 06/08/2009 6:08:51 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 ( ...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: CaspersGh0sts
Just like you should find it hard to support a candidate who associates with terrorists and attended a racist church. Problem is, if you stated as much on national TV nothing would come of it . . . whereas if Laura Bush states it, it would set off a never-ending round of lib daydrama that would end up reinforcing the opponent.

She's Laura Bush, not Michael Savage.

41 posted on 06/08/2009 6:09:32 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy
I think you stopped reading after "glad"

I don't understand your post.

42 posted on 06/08/2009 6:09:35 AM PDT by maggief (I)
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To: maggief

NEVER give the enemy ammunition to use against you!


43 posted on 06/08/2009 6:10:03 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Give me LIBERTY or give me an M-24A2!)
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To: maggief

Question for Mrs, Bush, from a fellow female: What the heck difference does the gender of the justice make?!


44 posted on 06/08/2009 6:11:36 AM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: maggief

You are reacting to the first three words of the headline, and your subsequent comments leave the impression that you didn’t read the article.


45 posted on 06/08/2009 6:12:16 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: maggief

And nobody comments about her qualifications and past rulings. The only comments are about .......................


46 posted on 06/08/2009 6:13:07 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( Seeking the truth here folks.)
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To: maggief
Was this the big anticipated "announcement"?

sw

47 posted on 06/08/2009 6:13:28 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife ) (No more Czars!)
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To: maggief

She is a woman of much grace and decency. I wouldn’t expect her to say anything less, truthfully.


48 posted on 06/08/2009 6:15:39 AM PDT by Daisyjane69
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To: 1rudeboy

“You are reacting to the first three words of the headline, and your subsequent comments leave the impression that you didn’t read the article.”

I posted two articles and left one comment saying it would have been best to keep her mouth shut, ... like her husband.


49 posted on 06/08/2009 6:15:42 AM PDT by maggief (I)
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To: 1rudeboy

Correction: I also posted the comment on Harriet Miers.


50 posted on 06/08/2009 6:16:48 AM PDT by maggief (I)
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