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80% of Potential SCOTUS Nominees on W's List Decline His Offer
Fox News | 10-11-05 | freedom4me

Posted on 10/11/2005 9:08:44 PM PDT by freedom4me

During the 11:00 p.m. (CST) newsbreak, Donna Fuducia reported that Karl Rove told James Dobson that 80% of the potential SCOTUS nominees on the President's list declined his offer because of they didn't want to undergo the grueling confirmation process. Perhaps this sheds new light on the reason why W chose Miers.


TOPICS: Government; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: bush43; judicialnominees; miers; nothanks; rove; scotus
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1 posted on 10/11/2005 9:08:46 PM PDT by freedom4me
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To: freedom4me; Pukin Dog

Pukin Dog had this info Monday.


2 posted on 10/11/2005 9:10:04 PM PDT by BlueNgold (Feed the Tree .....)
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To: freedom4me

I don't think this is true. As my husband says, if you've got a chance at the top job, you should take a swing at it.


3 posted on 10/11/2005 9:10:18 PM PDT by BamaGirl (The Framers Rule!)
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To: freedom4me; Howlin; onyx

FYI


4 posted on 10/11/2005 9:10:25 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: BlueNgold

I missed it. Do you have a link?


5 posted on 10/11/2005 9:10:51 PM PDT by freedom4me (...Error alone needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.--Thomas Jefferson)
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To: BamaGirl

It was told to Doctor Dobson two days before the nominee was annouced.

Would YOU go through this? I sure as hell wouldn't.


6 posted on 10/11/2005 9:11:11 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: BlueNgold; Pukin Dog
Pukin Dog: Great work in your last opus. Many knee jerk freepers owe you an apology for making fun of what you said.
7 posted on 10/11/2005 9:12:42 PM PDT by jveritas (The Axis of Defeatism: Left wing liberals, Buchananites, and third party voters.)
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To: freedom4me

Well, that leaves 20% who are unafraid hard as nails conservatives. Damn the RINOs, let the battle rage on!


8 posted on 10/11/2005 9:12:57 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: BamaGirl
Owen publicly came out and said to withdraw her name from the list
9 posted on 10/11/2005 9:13:02 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: Mo1

I knew about Priscilla Owen, and suspected as much regarding "some" others, like the recently seated Janice Rogers Brown on the DC circuit.

I recall reading where her name was off the table,,, as per the cabal and Janice herself. She had already been thru hell and creation.


10 posted on 10/11/2005 9:13:51 PM PDT by onyx ((Vicksburg, MS) North is a direction. South is a way of life.)
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To: freedom4me

4 out of 5 or 8 out of 10

So, will we see "Bush's fault". Someone will have the list. Curious.


11 posted on 10/11/2005 9:14:14 PM PDT by RTINSC (What, Me Worry?..My company offers French benefits...)
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To: freedom4me

80% would indicate to me that Myers was his 5th choice.


12 posted on 10/11/2005 9:14:37 PM PDT by Lokibob
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To: All

Dobson believed it lol.

The other nominees were Daffy Duck, Loosey Goosey, and Jed Clampette.

Anybody that belongs to Dobson's group should reconsider membership...notice that the list of people who were told this was short and stupid. Brooklyn Bridge for sale.


13 posted on 10/11/2005 9:14:45 PM PDT by rbmillerjr
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To: Jim Robinson

If they were 10 nominees this means only two were left to choose from. I wonder who was the other candidate beside Miers.


14 posted on 10/11/2005 9:15:07 PM PDT by jveritas (The Axis of Defeatism: Left wing liberals, Buchananites, and third party voters.)
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To: freedom4me
We also know that Bush only considered women for the slot. If he had five women in mind, four declined. That's believeable.

He should have broadened his criteria to include men instead of playing affirmative action quota games. He would have found qualified nominees willing to face the jackals on the Senate Judiciary Commitee.

15 posted on 10/11/2005 9:15:32 PM PDT by JCEccles
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To: Lokibob

Miers not Myers


16 posted on 10/11/2005 9:15:46 PM PDT by Lokibob
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To: jveritas

Good question


17 posted on 10/11/2005 9:16:01 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: jveritas


Alberto Gonzales.


18 posted on 10/11/2005 9:16:06 PM PDT by onyx ((Vicksburg, MS) North is a direction. South is a way of life.)
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To: BamaGirl

I don't think this is true. As my husband says, if you've got a chance at the top job, you should take a swing at it.

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It's not. If you read the transcript of Dobson, he was talking about when they narrowed it down to women only.


19 posted on 10/11/2005 9:16:17 PM PDT by jdhljc169
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To: Lokibob

bump


20 posted on 10/11/2005 9:16:20 PM PDT by rwfromkansas (http://www.xanga.com/home.aspx?user=rwfromkansas)
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To: freedom4me

Maybe they didn't want to be trashed on FR.


21 posted on 10/11/2005 9:16:22 PM PDT by dc-zoo
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To: freedom4me

After the savage beating his other nominees have taken, I can't say I'm suprised.


22 posted on 10/11/2005 9:16:25 PM PDT by Alien Gunfighter (Socialist liberals never imagine themselves as peasants under their 'perfect' socialist regime)
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To: Jim Robinson

Not necessarily...maybe the other 20% lean left of Miers.


23 posted on 10/11/2005 9:16:48 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Howlin

It's a fight I wouldn't personally want unless I was replacing Stevens or Ginsberg. That shift would be worth the trouble.


24 posted on 10/11/2005 9:16:56 PM PDT by KingKongCobra (The "Donner Party" can just go eat themselves)
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To: Lokibob

And you are assuming that there were 25 nominees on the list!!! I doubt that they were that many. I will say five or six, maximum 10.


25 posted on 10/11/2005 9:17:02 PM PDT by jveritas (The Axis of Defeatism: Left wing liberals, Buchananites, and third party voters.)
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To: jdhljc169

THAT makes sense. Of the women, POTUS decided Miers was the reliable vote.


26 posted on 10/11/2005 9:18:11 PM PDT by onyx ((Vicksburg, MS) North is a direction. South is a way of life.)
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To: freedom4me

Even if this is true, the remaining 20% still would have been a better choice than Miers.


27 posted on 10/11/2005 9:18:16 PM PDT by counterpunch (Save the GOP - withdraw Miers now)
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To: onyx
I think you may be 95% right on this one. Can you imagine what would have happened if Alberto Gonzales was chosen!
28 posted on 10/11/2005 9:18:22 PM PDT by jveritas (The Axis of Defeatism: Left wing liberals, Buchananites, and third party voters.)
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To: onyx

I don't think he is on the list


29 posted on 10/11/2005 9:18:41 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: Howlin
Would YOU go through this? I sure as hell wouldn't.

This is the demoncrats reason for being. Like what Saddam Hussein did to Kuwait, theirs is a scorched earth policy.

They know they have no ideas and are corrupt and anyone with a sane choice should not vote for them.

But they figure, if they can "persuade" the other side to give up, they can occupy the vacuum.

30 posted on 10/11/2005 9:19:13 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: Siena Dreaming

Well, it'll be intesting to see, assuming we ever do get to see the names.


31 posted on 10/11/2005 9:19:21 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: freedom4me

Just for that figure to exist, they must have asked 4 other people before Miers accepted: 4/5 = 80%.

Or were it 8 out of 10 who declined.......(?)


32 posted on 10/11/2005 9:19:30 PM PDT by SteveMcKing ("I was born a Democrat. I expect I'll be a Democrat the day I leave this earth." -Zell Miller '04)
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To: freedom4me
Donna Fuducia reported that Karl Rove told James Dobson that 80% of the potential SCOTUS nominees on the President's list declined his offer because of they didn't want to undergo the grueling confirmation process. Perhaps this sheds new light on the reason why W chose Miers.

I'm starting to get a whiff of steer manure. This looks like more WH spin on why this sorry pick "has to be confirmed."

33 posted on 10/11/2005 9:19:45 PM PDT by Map Kernow ("I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing" ---Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Howlin

It was told to Doctor Dobson two days before the nominee was annouced.

Would YOU go through this? I sure as hell wouldn't.
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Yes I would and I would relish the "challenge". I think Judge Roberts had fun running circles with the Democrat senators and I would too.

That seems really stupid to let that out by the way. Makes the Democrats think they are successful at scaring potential justices.


34 posted on 10/11/2005 9:19:53 PM PDT by BamaGirl (The Framers Rule!)
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To: counterpunch
Even if this is true, the remaining 20% still would have been a better choice than Miers

You don't even know who they remaining names were

35 posted on 10/11/2005 9:19:55 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: BlueNgold

I think this could be the basis for the buzz in the blog tonight that Miers was a last minute pick because the first or second picks nixed Bush.

I think this information is consistent with the information in this story, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/1500781/posts?page=69 which states that part of the Miers pick seems to be a confused process and a rush job, which adds credibility to the rumor of a last minute back out.


36 posted on 10/11/2005 9:21:00 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: jveritas

I'm wrong, if the list had narrowed to women only and I think that makes sense.

Priscilla Owen had dropped. I posted the link to that article here a day or two ago.


37 posted on 10/11/2005 9:21:12 PM PDT by onyx ((Vicksburg, MS) North is a direction. South is a way of life.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Yes, it would be very interesting; unfortunately, I don't think the WH would release them for privacy reasons.


38 posted on 10/11/2005 9:21:21 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: freedom4me
I take no pleasure in the fact that this is 100% true.

The NY Times going after Roberts adoption records proved that the liberals will stop at nothing to destroy a nominee. These women have families, and I don't fault anyone for not wanting to put their families through that crap. Especially those who had already been through it to a lesser degree.
39 posted on 10/11/2005 9:21:22 PM PDT by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: jdhljc169

It's not. If you read the transcript of Dobson, he was talking about when they narrowed it down to women only.

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Ah, now that makes sense. Most women are not raised to embrace confrontation.


40 posted on 10/11/2005 9:21:51 PM PDT by BamaGirl (The Framers Rule!)
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To: Howlin
Would YOU go through this? I sure as hell wouldn't

Oh, Howlin, the stuff the Democrats would dig up on you....

: D

41 posted on 10/11/2005 9:21:52 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: jveritas
I don't expect any apologies. How could they know?
42 posted on 10/11/2005 9:22:05 PM PDT by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: onyx
I recall reading where her name was off the table,,, as per the cabal and Janice herself.

I had a personal conversation with Janice after the confirmation that leads me to believe otherwise. It was the nervous nellies who took her name off. She's a fighter and she knows what's at stake.

43 posted on 10/11/2005 9:22:13 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (California bashers will be called out)
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To: onyx

The other day Rush said he met Janice Rogers Brown. She told of detesting her regrettable confirmation ordeal. As the old saying goes, "Even a dumb dog doesn't kiss a hot stove twice." Look at what Miguel Estrada went through. What a shame.


44 posted on 10/11/2005 9:22:28 PM PDT by freedom4me (...Error alone needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.--Thomas Jefferson)
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To: freedom4me

So, if 80% of the candidates lacked the cajones (I know, I know) to face the proceedings, what does that say about Miers?


45 posted on 10/11/2005 9:22:29 PM PDT by RTINSC (What, Me Worry?..My company offers French benefits...)
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To: BamaGirl
Yes I would and I would relish the "challenge". I think Judge Roberts had fun running circles with the Democrat senators and I would too.

Sorry you are automatically disqualified since you haven't gone through the correct career path as stated by some posting on FR they say is in the US Constitution.

46 posted on 10/11/2005 9:22:35 PM PDT by Dane ( anyone who believes hillary would do something to stop illegal immigration is believing gibberish)
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To: dc-zoo

LOL - I'm sure that's what the leading jurists in this country worry about... "Oh no - what are the Freepers saying about me today - hope they aren't mean to me!"

Somehow - I don't think so.


47 posted on 10/11/2005 9:22:54 PM PDT by al_again
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To: onyx
Rush said on his show last Friday that he had met JRB at the Buckley bash and she told him he had no idea what it was like for a nominee to be filibustered for four years as she was.

I think the female who came in second was the CA judge from San Jose-a Hispanic. I think W wants the first Hispanic to be Gonsalez so she got passed over. I also think W "knows" that he will have one more slot to fill very soon and that is one reason he was anxious to pick someone that he deemed an easy confirmation and save the battle for the next one (or maybe even two).

48 posted on 10/11/2005 9:23:08 PM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: freedom4me

Wrong!

Here's the quote, from another post now on FR: Dr. Dobson to Set the Record Straight on Miers Flap, which has the transcript of this interview:
JCD: Well, it’s true. The Democrats have so politicized that process that it’s become an ordeal and many people just don’t want to go through that. And I’m not sure I blame them. So, Karl Rove shared some of that with me. He also made it clear that the President was looking for a certain kind of candidate, namely a woman to replace Justice O’Connor. And you can imagine what that did to the short list. That cut it…I haven’t looked at who I think might have been on that short list, because Karl didn’t tell me who was not willing to be considered.

But that many have cut it by 80 percent right there.

Maybe I need reading lessons, but that reads to me like the 80% number refers to dropping the men, not dropping the decliners.
49 posted on 10/11/2005 9:23:14 PM PDT by ThePythonicCow (To err is human; to moo is bovine.)
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To: counterpunch
Even if this is true, the remaining 20% still would have been a better choice than Miers.

ROFLMAO...........please don't stop posting! You lose what little credibility you have left with EVER post.

50 posted on 10/11/2005 9:23:39 PM PDT by Howlin
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