Skip to comments.80% of Potential SCOTUS Nominees on W's List Decline His Offer
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.
Perhaps you're right. I simply posted what I heard reported because I thought it shed light on the debate. Thanks.
Now we see that potential nominees want out because of the lynching. Sad. This is NOT what was intended with the confirmation process.
But people on the Left and Right agree -- IT'S ALL BUSH'S FAULT!! We don't even know what his options were, but so many here have viciously attacked him. That's OK; he still has loyal supporters. He's fought for good judges so far and he hasn't stopped now.
YEP....old news....FR had it first thanks to Pukin...
BUT, I did hear this today....that Miers was NOT a part of the choosing of other judicial candidates because she's only been the Gen'l Counsel to the Pres since February....anyone else hear this?
"...that leaves 20% who are unafraid hard as nails conservatives. Damn the RINOs, let the battle rage on!"
Well said, Jim. I strongly second that!
Liars? In politics? I'm shocked! Shocked, I tell you!
I can't compete with the "Marianas Trench" of Free Republic, lady. No one can.
In your hypothetical situation, what would your legal or Constitutional background be??????????? What kind of resume would you need to make it to the president's short list??????
And remember the MSM is part of that lynch mob.
Damn the RINOs is right. If Bush was the leader we should have, he would have come right out and explained the situation, named the offending Senators, and then declared total war against them. Instead of most of the conservative movement in the nation turning against Bush, he would have had them as footsoldiers in his war against the RINOs and the evil Dems who are destroying our nation.
I see your point, but is the Hispanic a Catholic? You see, I seriously doubted that he would nominate another Catholic, because that would make five.
I have been told about another name, but I just can't reveal it. She wasn't nominated, so it really doesn;t matter... until next time.
I agree with you. The Miss Cleo in me thinks he's getting at least one more, if not two
Oh for God's sake! It's a judicial position, and all these people already have judicial positions. They just don't want to put themselves or their families through the media exercise of digging through their garbage.
Nobody's being elected Pope here. And, in the last conclave, even cardinals took their names out of consideration.
I would not want my kids to hear all of the contrived sh*t they would dredge up. Nor any of the real sh*t they would put on international airwaves. I think it is believable. Once Meirs is confirmed, this debate needs to take on a life of its own. In fact, President Bush should come out and tell this without naming names who refused . It would expose the vileness of the left and reamalgamate the base. He absolutely should do it.
I doubt it's true, but even assuming it is, it makes Miers more courageous than 80% of the potential nominees.
All those principled conservatives would run away like scared chickens from a nomination to the Supreme Court, is that what we're being asked to believe? It's BS.
Yeah....this has been out there for days.
So, you think Bush would appoint another "moderate" if Miers fails? Sometimes, "moderate" seems to be little more than a code word for "person who supports the murder of babies". Seriously - I don't care if he puts someone on the court who thinks that businesses are the source of all the world's evil and global warming is a proven fact - I just can't stand to think that our president would put someone like that on the court.
*sigh*... I guess it's out of our hands. I suppose all we can really do is pray.
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.
Yeah yeah. Based on that argument we never would had Reagan as governor, then president since he was "only" an actor.
I'm not so sure, especially with what happened to Miguel Estrada, and then his wife, during his grueling nomination process.
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