Skip to comments.Bush: Judge Samuel Alito is new choice for Supreme Court nominee
Posted on 10/31/2005 3:12:28 AM PST by kcvl
Per Fox News...
They're probably going after them right now at DU.
Like Roberts, he just spoke without notes. I think a new bar has been set.
Music to my ears....now if he'd just pass out.....indefinitely. : )
Very nice ceremony. I think now's the time for us to pray for this nomination to be confirmed. :-)
Well, Justice Rehnquist WAS almost carried out. Ginsburg made noises about her health BEFORE the elections, so it wouldn't come as a total shock to me, although I agree she will try to hang on until another Dem presidency.
I dunno. I just have a feeling that there is some other change afoot at SCOTUS. Maybe not RBG, but some change. If Stevens steps down or vacates a seat, it would still be a great opportunity for President Bush to appoint JRB, AND would break the "quota" idea as well.
There is no mystery. When you try to placate the RINOS, you get a stealth candidate like Miers. Since that didn't work, President Bush is going with someone who is very up front with his philosophy and has a paper trail. The RINOS will now have no cover.
One of my all time favorite movie lines.
As long as the democrats are not coming out and saying: "I like this nominee, I think it is a good choice", then the President made a very good choice.
Something about the far NE...
too close to canada
Just turned the news on a few minutes ago. I've heard some about him, but not a lot. Is the concensus of people who know about him that he is considered to be a strict constructionist consevative Judge?
They've been a little cocky the last couple of weeks. They needed to get smacked around a bit.
I think being the kid of a federal judge must be like being a preacher's kid. Bush didn't even get a titter with the librarian joke did he. They better stop calling him Scalito because it's going to cause massive confusion if they don't.
Now. My point of posting is, he made his remarks off the cuff, it looked like to me, from the oval office, next to the president, and sounded better than the president did. I would say butter wouldn't melt in Judge Alito's mouth. I like that.
I agree. I would prefer someone with "real world" experience but I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
He's been nicknamed "Scalito", if that helps ya.
Thank God the President nominated someone whose qualifications he didn't have to stretch. No "woman lawyer" this or "first member" of that.
By the way, Rush should be fun today. I never miss his show. :)
>>we can implement our Master Plan
The "Master's" plan is getting implemented, no matter what we mere mortals do... ;)
He's for the money, he's for the show
Alito's waitin' for the go
He said one more job ought to get it
One last shot 'fore we quit it
One more for the road
I'm looking forward to reading Howie's book on the brothers in crime.
No, you are wrong. After Rehnquist died Roberts was shifted to his seat. The successor to O'Connor's seat again became open. Alito has now been chosen to fill it. O'Connor will step down from the court as soon as he has been confirmed. Alito is replacing O'Connor.
That's reality, and it has nothing to do with either conservatives, liberals or the moonpeople.
Laura should be fun as well.
We Catholics have been fighting along side the Evangelicals since the late 80's in the pro-life movement. We need to stay strong and united. It's time to give one of our Evangelical friends the nod. Let's hope Ginsburg or Stevens retires soon and President Bush can nominate a real Fundamental, Bible Believing Christian.
Looking forward to the 'Rats' filibustering and the GOP's "nuclear option!"
LETS GET READY TO RUMBLE! LOL
LOL! what a wonderful world it would be!
"I think I just hear Chuckie fall over!"
Well, I think Alito is solidly pro-life and pro-gun, those two issues would cause Chuckie to buckle.
Well, I'll start (even though I'm not "Left," only "Loony").
His kids aren't nearly as cute as those of the Chief Justice's. Note that neither of them was dancing at the announcement. Of course, maybe the fact that they're 15 years or so older has something to do with that.
Alito seemd 100% genuine and sincere. CONFIRM HIM NOW!!!!
Hey Chuck, ya get yer "Consensus" candidate now! Oh yeah, it's the Republican's Consensus candidate, y'know, the folks who won last years election!
Wow, Dianne Sawyer just said that (your statement) was at the top the the dim talking points for today. Just thought you might like to know.
I have to admit, that is a relief.
That's usually the way they go out lately. Very few resignations or retirements.
dunno. I just have a feeling that there is some other change afoot at SCOTUS. Maybe not RBG, but some change. If Stevens steps down or vacates a seat, it would still be a great opportunity for President Bush to appoint JRB, AND would break the "quota" idea as well.
Feelings are usually not a good basis to base an opinion. If anyone goes during the next three years, it will be Stevens, but he looks pretty spry for a guy in his mid-80s, 85 to be exact.
Bush's pick of Alito is strictly due to true conservatives showing their outrage at Bush's lame pick.
Miss Marple, do you really want to "credit Bush" with this pick?
If Bush were to due something really conservative on his own and surprise us, then indeed we could credit him. Perhaps if he were to get on national TV and ask Congress for an across the board 10% cut in the budget to help pay for the New Orleans freebie giveaways or to set a goal to quadruple the nation's nuclear power output to cut oil dependency with hard , concrete dates and timelines, I would givce him all the credit in the world.
You are asking me to give Bush credit for the Alito Pick? When that pick really should be credited to true conservatives through their backlash of a lame pick? Really? No way, Miss Marple. Bush needs to stand on his own and give us some REAL conservative direction on his own.
When is his press conference?
Maybe he'll burst his last brain cell during the Senate Confirmation hearings on Alita. : )
be careful or the some nutcase frenchman will write a book saying 9/11 was the created by a vast network of librarians bent on taking over the world.
....and the BBC will believe it.
....and CNN will report it.
....and PBS will make endless documentaries.
....and the ACLU will demand a waiting period for library cards.
Howie's the best. I love his "Where's Whitey Watch".
ooops Alita = Alito
More info with links from law blogs re: Alito:
I just paid a visit to DU....I see heads exploding over there..........wooohooooo
(What a mess)
>>>"I STRONGLY suggest we start emailing all seven of those 'stinkin... sniveling... RINO's who always 'sh_t-their-pants' in the Senate.
Tell them you'll donate to ANY candidate who runs against them if they fail again to find their spines!"<<<<
Hell with email, Call them, Write them every day!
What was Gingburg confirmation vote? Like 97-2! Republicans never fight... I loved how Schumer said Bush needs to pick someone in the mainstream who represents all of America. Like Gingsburg is mainstream--
Since Rove didn't get indicted and now this it's been a rough few days for them.
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